Live: Prime Day deals end at midnight – our experts pick the best deals still available
We’re into the second and final day of the Prime Big Deal Days sale so time is running out if you want to pick up an early bargain ahead of the Black Friday season. Amazon’s second Prime Day sale of the year has been surprisingly good for offers, so I’m here with a hand-picked selection of the very best deals that have been chosen by myself and the TechRadar team
• Browse the full Prime Big Deal Days sale at Amazon
I’ve combined a decade of experience hunting for deals and covering big sales events, as well as the vast tech expertise of the full TechRadar team, to bring you only the best offers on the top-rated and most popular products. That way you can shop with ease, find those big bargains and maybe find a few hidden gems.
And while you need to be an Amazon Prime member to get access to the majority of the deals (you can sign up for a 30-day free trial if you need one) there are also dozens of offers that are available to all as well. Stick with us and we’ll be sure to bring you all the best Prime Day deals still available.
Prime Big Deal Days – quick links
- Air fryers: from $39
- Amazon Devices: Echo, Fire TV Stick from $17.99
- Apple: AirPods from $89
- Clothing: 40% off Adidas, UGG & Levi’s
- Gaming: 50% off PS5 games
- Gift cards: up to 20% off
- Headphones: Sony from $38
- Kitchen: 50% off coffee makers
- Laptops: devices from $159
- Phones: up to 25% off Samsung Galaxy
- Robot vacuums: up to 60% off Roomba
- Smartwatches: Apple Watch from $199
- Tablets: Samsung, Google & Lenovo from $74.99
- Toys: up to 44% off Lego
- TVs: from $69.99
- Vacuums: up to $425 off Dyson
Prime Big Deal Days – top 15 recommended deals
- Echo Show 5: was
$89.99now $39.99 at Amazon
- TCL 55-inch S4 4K LED TV: was
$319.99now $249.99 at Amazon
- Sony WH-1000MX4: was
$348now $248 at Amazon
- Apple iPad 10.2 (2021): was
$329.99now $249 at Amazon
- Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was
$159now $89 at Amazon
- Shark IZ362H Cordless Vacuum: was
$349.99now $199.99 at Amazon
- Fire TV Stick 4K: was
$49.99now $22.99 at Amazon
- Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm): was
$249now $199 at Amazon
- Sony WF-C700N: was
$119now $88 at Amazon
- Ninja DZ201 Air Fryer: was
$199.99now $179.95 at Amazon
- Ring Video Doorbell: was
$99.95now $54.99 at Amazon
- LG C2 55-Inch 4K OLED TV: was
$1,499.99now $1,096.99 at Amazon
- GoPro Hero10 Black Bundle: was
$344.37now $279.99 at Amazon
- Blink Mini: was
$34.99now $19.99 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: was
$1,199.99now $949.99 at Amazon
Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the second and final day of the Prime Big Deal Days sale at Amazon!
Now that we’re in the closing stages and have had over 24 hours to scour the Amazon site we’ve got a fairly complete idea of all the best deals that are available. So, we’re going to spend the last day of the sale sharing all those recommendations with you right here, along with expert insights and buying advice from the full TechRadar team.
Wondering if a product has even been cheaper before? Whether it’s worth buying now or waiting for Black Friday? If one air fryer is better than another? We’ll answer all those questions and more throughout the rest of the day so stick with us for all the top deals you can still shop from your sofa.
Of course, this is on sale for Prime Day
No surprises here that Amazon Devices are some of the best-sellers and have the biggest discounts for Prime Big Deal Days. It’s always this way. So, if you want to pick up one of Amazon’s popular streaming devices, then the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is slashed to its cheapest price ever.
I recommend this as a simple and affordable way to stream video in ultra-high definition 4K resolution on any TV with an HDMI port.
In our Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review, we felt this version pushed the streaming stick to its limits with excellent performance for the price and did everything you need for watching shows and films in 4K. The accessibility features were handy, too, including voice controls to make navigation easier and connect with other smart home devices.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: was
$49.99 now $22.99 at Amazon
These Sony earbuds have no business being this good for this cheap
Look, these outstanding earbuds are now ridiculously cheap for the quality you’re getting. Becky Scarrott, our Senior Audio Staff Writer, raved about how good the sound was for $119 in her full-length five-star Sony WF-C700N review. Now, at 27% off, they’re cheaper than they’ve ever been by $10 and a stonking deal at under $90.
Yes, there’s active noise cancellation, but where Becky found these buds really shine is when playing Tidal tracks, because this opens the door to Sony 360 Reality Audio – aka 24 object-based channels arranged in a 360-degree soundstage, which Sony launched back in 2019.
You’ll have to take photos of your ear to set it up, but it is emphatically worth it. She wants to wax lyrical on the sound-per-pound value for hours, but this is a short-format thing, so just know that you’re getting way above what this money usually buys.
Sony WF-C700N: was
$119 now $88 at Amazon
You want TVs? I’ve got TVs from $69.99
Amazon Fire TVs include everything from cheap and budget-friendly displays to more premium sets with the latest technology and features. Whichever you’re after, they remain affordable options – even more so with these deals that drop many Fire TVs to their lowest-ever prices.
• See all TVs at Amazon from $69.99
Some super-cheap invite-only ones have sold out already, but there are still many out there worth considering if you want to upgrade your display. These are strong offers on many TVs that haven’t been as low as this before, so we recommend any if you’re ready to buy today.
What if it’s got to be AirPods but you’re working with a sub-$100 budget?
It’s OK, it’s Prime Day. The AirPods 2 are Apple’s cheapest earbuds, and Amazon has seen fit to put the 2nd-generation AirPods on sale for just $89.
How good is that? Well, it’s just $10 more than the record-low and we think it’s fantastic value for a pair of Apple’s premium earbuds. True, they may fall further during Black Friday, so you could hold off until then if you really want to snap up the lowest-ever price. But this is still a good offer in our eyes if you want iPhone friendliness but don’t need noise-cancelling.
Apple AirPods (2nd Gen): was
$159 now $89 at Amazon
Tale as old as time: Matt Hanson tells you to buy the MacBook Air M1
He’s at it again. Another sales event is on us and Matt Hanson is barking at us all to buy the MacBook Air M1 again. Our managing editor of computing can’t be bargained with. Can’t be reasoned with. Doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And absolutely will not stop, ever, until more people have the MacBook Air M1.
“Although it was first released three years ago, it’s still a brilliant laptop, offering excellent performance in a thin and light body,” he says. “And, with this discount, it’s now better value than ever.”
I’m asking you, please, if you do pickup the MacBook Air to let him know. That way, he may finally rest.
Admittedly, this is the record low price for a fantastic and powerful all-around laptop and – oh no it’s happening to me too…
Apple MacBook Air M1: was
$999.99 now $749.99 at Amazon
What’s in a name?
A point of much discussion here at TechRadar is Amazon’s decision to go with the name Prime Big Deal Days for this week’s sale. Since it’s announcement various team members have called it a variety of names that feature all of those words but not necessarily in the right order. Amazon’s Big Prime Deals Days was my favourite.
It’s only a small thing, sure, but let’s be real Amazon…it rolls off the tongue so awkwardly it may as well be a Kingdom Hearts subtitle. And, hey, Amazon Prime Day is right there folks. You know, the name you’ve used for your Prime exclusive 48-hour sales for the last, oh, ten years. I get that you might want to differentiate it a little, but were Amazon Prime Day 2 or Prime Day October really off the table?
At least last year it was called Prime Early Access Deals, which made more sense as it served as a preview to the Amazon Black Friday sale. Prime Big Deal Days just seems like cumbersome word soup in comparison.
Anyway, I’m rambling. What do you think of the name? Does it even matter? Does anyone even care or just me?
It’s time for the lightning round
Let’s run through some quickfire deals on a handful of highly-rated products that we’ve reviewed at TechRadar. In all cases, these are record-low prices for our favorite tech.
This one sounds good to me
More Apple tech for you here, this time it’s the Apple AirPods Pro 2 for their cheapest price ever. We’ve settled on these as the best earbuds for Apple users due to their excellent sound quality, solid noise cancellation and seamless connectivity to a variety of Apple devices.
Apple AirPods Pro 2: was
$249 now $189 at Amazon
Ding-dong / Who’s there? / It’s a cheap Ring Doorbell
If you like to keep an eye on the comings and goings at your front door from the ease of your smartphone then this Ring Video Doorbell deal is a welcome guest. This one also came out as the top affordable option in our guide to the best video doorbell so definitely snap it up while it’s even cheaper.
Ring Doorbell (Wired): was
$64.99 now $34.99 at Amazon
Alexa, tell me this sale’s best smart speaker deal
Okay, I’ve found one result for the best smart speaker deal in the Prime Big Deal Days sale. It’s this Echo Dot (5th Gen) for $22.99. It’s a good deal because it drops the handy smart home device back down to its lowest price ever. Humans: who needs ’em?
I’m sorry what was that last part, Alexa?
Echo Dot (5th Gen): was
$49.99 now $22.99 at Amazon
I spy with my little eye: a bargain Blink camera
Fellow deals editor Mackenzie Frazier snapped up one of these cheap Blink Mini security cameras quicklike during the previous Prime Day. And now you can add the compact smart security camera to your home at a bargain price.
OK, one small confession to make…this isn’t a record-low price. It has actually been $2 cheaper during the previous Prime Day. I do apologise, but what’s $2 between friends at the end of the day?
Blink Mini: was
$34.99 now $19.99 at Amazon
A 55-inch 4K TV for $249.99? Yes, please
Even though many TV deals have sold out you can still find some excellent value displays with a bit of searching around.
One of our favorite Prime Day deals is this TCL 55-inch 4K TV on sale for $249.99. A TV of this size for this much is an incredible price, and this TCL S4 Series set packs 4K Ultra HD Resolution, Dolby Vision, HDR10, DTS Virtual: X, and the Google TV Smart operating system. A solid option for your everyday viewing at an affordable price.
TCL 55-inch S4 4K LED TV: was
$319.99 now $249.99 at Amazon
Look out – the Apple Watch Series 9 is already reduced…
…by a whopping $10. Yeah, not quite as exciting as we’d hoped.
Still, it’s the first price cut on the new smartwatch, which came away with a solid four stars out of five in our Apple Watch 9 review.
Matt Evans, our fitness editor, was the one to sing its praises, stating that, “it’s clear that it’s largely more of the same again – but with a twist. Thanks to the upgraded S9 chip, for once when discussing an Apple flagship model, it seems like there’s at least one genuinely useful, game-changing new feature – Double Tap”
Apple Watch Series 9: was
$399.99 now $389.99 at Amazon
Bag one of the best OLED TVs for its cheapest ever price
We review a lot of televisions here at TechRadar, so when we see one of the best OLED TVs you can buy has tumbled to its cheapest-ever price for Prime Big Deal Days, then we have to bring it to your attention.
The LG C3 OLED TV, which we awarded a TechRadar Recommends Award, is a stunning display for movies, TV shows, sports, and gaming – and at this price, it’s one you won’t want to miss if it’s in your budget.
While it’s the fantastic image quality, superior contrast and rich colors that make the LG C3 such a top OLED TV, it also excels in so many other areas. There’s an overhauled smart TV interface for easy navigation through all the major streaming apps, an elegant slim design, and lots of gaming features to give you a smooth and responsive experience on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
LG C3 65-inch OLED TV: was
$2,499.99 now $1,696.99 at Amazon
Cheap iPad? Sign me up
You can get the 64GB version of the 2021 iPad 10.2-inch for $249 right now at Amazon – that’s a neat saving of $80 and the lowest price this iPad has ever dropped to.
The slight wrinkle here is that it’s an iPad from 2021, just before Apple refreshed the design of its cheapest tablets with the latest and larger 10.9 model. But don’t let that put you off, as the standard iPad is still a great entry-level tablet for all your everyday use – be that browsing, streaming or a bit of light gaming – thanks to the rich and well-supported iPadOS ecosystem.
Apple iPad 10.2 (2021): was
$329.99 now $249 at Amazon
Our deals editor, Mackenzie Frazier, has two little boys and a white couch, so it’s totally clear why she says the Bissell Little Green carpet cleaner is hands down her favorite appliance.
According to her, it works like magic on any stain, and it’s a fraction of the cost of professionally cleaning your carpets or upholstery. Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days sale has the portable carpet cleaner down to just $89 (was $123.34) – the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Bissell Little Green Portable Carpet Cleaner: was
$124 now $89 at Amazon
This discount Pops!
Mackenzie on our deals team already owns the 3rd-generation Echo Dot, and can’t imagine life without it. The smart speaker plays music, answers any question she throws at it, and tells her the weather forecast – all she has to do is ask Alexa.
The compact Echo Pop is Amazon’s latest smart speaker and shares all the same features she loves about the Echo Dot but in a more compact design. And now Amazon has dropped the smart speaker down to just $17.99 – the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Echo Pop: was
$39.99 now $17.99 at Amazon
“You got to go with your gut, that’s all you got”
Oh, Jim Greer, how I miss you…
Anyway, you can now bag the all-new Echo Show 5 for a song, at just $39.99 – that’s a massive 56% discount! And yes, it is a new record-low price.
As our Echo Show 5 review details, this second-gen. Show 5 features a compact 5.5-inch display but packs impressive sound with deeper bass and clearer vocals, so you can listen to podcasts and music, or watch movies and TV shows including the final season of Jack Ryan (again) – all with the help of Amazon Alexa.
And here’s the thing, the screen-toting Echo Show 5 is rarely discounted, even during Amazon’s own big sales events. Our advice? It’s a top deal on a beautifully bijou smart speaker. And it’s good that it’s small, because as James Greer also said: “Never move anything into an office you can’t carry out in one box.”
Echo Show 5 (2023): was
$89.99 now $39.99 at Amazon
Fry, Fry, and fry again
Air fryers don’t seem to be losing any of their popularity, and with all the things you can cook in them, that’s not surprising. But they can be a bit of an investment, meaning Prime Day is a good tie to get one for less. And the Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8-qt 6-in-1 air fryer can be had for $179 at Amazon.
That’s not a massive discount, as at full price the fryer costs nearly $200, but a neat little saving means more money to spend on ingredients. And you’ll want to do that, as once you start your air frying journey, you might get hooked on this healthy alternative to deep-fat frying.
Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8-qt 6-in-1 air fryer: was
$199.99 now $179.95 at Amazon
Listen up! These Sony headphones are a total bargain
Another great headphones deal from Amazon, which sees the excellent Sony WH-1000XM4 cans drop down to $248. While far from cheap, these wireless over-ear headphones have some of the best active noise cancellation around, nearly drowning out everything from noisy people to the roar of jet engines.
TechRadar still rates these as the best headphones for most people (check out our Sony WH-1000XM4 review for more details) even at their full price. So with a $100 cut off their ticket price, do your ears a good turn and grab these Sony headphones while they are still in stock.
Sony WH-1000MX4: was
$348 now $248 at Amazon
A breath of fresh (MacBook) Air
One of the best laptops you can buy, and a personal favorite of Managing Editor Roland Moore-Colyer, the MacBook Air M2 is on sale at Amazon.
You can get the 15-inch version with a $200 discount, which you should as in our MacBook Air 15-inch review, Matt Hanson heaped praise on the laptop. Just be aware that such a deal doesn’t remain live for long.
15-inch Apple MacBook Air (M2): was
$1,499 now $1,299 at Amazon
Go old school with your photography
In a world festooned with smartphones, instantly capturing a photo doesn’t feel as special as it once did. However, you can revive a bit of the point, click and print fun of old Polaroid cameras with the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6.
The well-built and easy-to-use SQ6 is now $89 at Amazon, having been cut from $129. At that price, it’s almost an impulse buy. It would also make a good gift for wannabe photographers or just as a fun treat for yourself.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6: was
$129.95 now $89.99 at Amazon
Get Amazon Music Unlimited free for 4 months
If you’re already a Prime member, you probably know that you get some music streaming included with your monthly fee. But it’s not quite the same as subscribing to Apple Music or Spotify – you get a smaller, and limited features, including no offline listening and no Dolby Atmos music. To get all the tracks and all the features, you have to pay extra for Amazon Music Unlimited.
But part of today’s Prime promotions is that you can get four months of Unlimited for free – or three months if you’re not a Prime member yet. That’ll take you through to the new year, with all you can eat music.
• See the free Amazon Music Unlimited offer at Amazon
Recommended by our Senior Editor for AV: the Samsung QN90C TV
TechRadar’s resident TV expert, Al Griffin, picked out the 65-inch Samsung QN90C Neo QLED TV as a great-looking deal today. The Samsung QN90C 65-inch is down to down to $1,698 at Amazon – a nice 40% saving compared to its launch price.
Al says: “In my Samsung QN90C review, I found plenty to like about its bright, refined picture, but also its great suite of gaming features, which include four HDMI 2.1 ports with 4K 120Hz support and Samsung’s Gaming Hub for cloud-based gaming. The QN90C also has an appealing NeoSlim design, but it delivers spacious sound for such a skinny TV via a 4.2.2-channel speaker system.”
As a mini-LED TV, the QN90C is ideal for sports or gaming during the day, in a bright room where reflections might be a problem for dimmer TVs – and it delivers excellent contrast for movies, still, thanks to localized dimming of its backlight.
Samsung QN90C 65-inch mini-LED TV (2023): was
$2,797.99 now $1,697.99 at Amazon
The Beat goes half-off
One of the most surprising deals of Prime Day 2 this year is the massive half-price discount on the Beats Studio Pro headphones. These were only released in July, but you can get Beats Studio Pro for $179 on Amazon today – that’s fully 49% off the $349 MSRP.
That’s an absolutely ridiculous price for some seriously well-featured headphones. In our Beats Studio Pro review, we were impressed with the sound quality and design even at full price, though we were disappointed that they lacked a few features. But for half the price? Forget about it, they’re a fantastic deal.
They’re not the only Beats to hit a record low price, though: Beats Studio Buds are now $89 at Amazon, which is the cheapest they’ve ever been. Amazon lists the price drop as being from $149, which is technically the MSRP, but no one has really paid that price for them for ages. Still, this is $10 lower than I’ve seen them before, and although they’re getting on a bit now, their features (for both iPhone and Android) are so good that they’re still a really good buy for this price. And I still really like the design, too.
Beats Studio Pro: was
$349 now $179 at Amazon
Beats Studio Buds: was
$149 now $89 at Amazon
4 juicy gaming laptop offers
There’s a pretty good range of gaming laptops for all budgets among the Prime Day deals today, so I’ve picked out four at different prices that jumped out to me.
Let’s go from cheapest to elitest, starting with this Acer Nitro 5 laptop for $699, reduced from $899. It’s a 15.6-inch laptop with Intel Core i5-12500H processor, Nvidia 3050 Ti graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and 1080p 144Hz screen. 16GB is the minimum amount of RAM we recommend for gaming laptops these days, so this is a great-value package.
Next, if you want something with a larger screen, maybe this Acer Nitro 17 laptop for $949, reduced from $1,199. The 17.3-inch 1080p 165Hz screen is backed up by an AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS eight-core processor, a current-gen Nvidia 4050 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It’s a lot of machine for the money, both in terms of value and physically (17-inch gaming laptops are… quite large).
Take another step up in specs with the MSI Katana 15 laptop for $1,199, down from $1,599. You’ve got a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 4070 graphics, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz screen.
Or push the boat out with the Razer Blade 15 laptop for $1,959, cut from an original price of $3,299. This isn’t the latest version of the Razer Blade – it comes with a 12th-gen Intel Core i9 processor, and Nvidia 3070 Ti graphics – but you’ll be hard pressed to find this kind of power in this kind of smaller chassis anywhere else. The CPU is still 14 cores, the graphics are still very powerful, there’s 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD, and the screen is a 15.6-inch 240Hz OLED with 1440p resolution – so this is the best-looking laptop here in more ways than one.
Acer Nitro 5 laptop: was
$899 for $699
Acer Nitro 17 laptop: was
$1,199 for $949
MSI Katana 15 laptop: was
$1,599 for $1,199
Razer Blade 15 laptop: was
$3,299 for $1,959
Is Amazon the best buy?
If you think you can only get Amazon devices at Amazon’s Prime Day sale – think again. Best Buy has price matched all of Amazon’s best-selling devices and we’ve listed all the best deals below which include record-low prices on the Echo Pop, Ring Doorbell, Blink security cameras, Fire tablets and the Echo show smart display.
- Amazon Smart Plug: was
$24.99now $12.99 at Best Buy
- All-new Echo Pop: was
$39.99now $17.99 at Best Buy
- Blink Mini security camera: was
$34.99now $19.99 at Best Buy
- Amazon Fire TV Stick: was
$39.99now $19.99 at Best Buy
- Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: was
$49.99now $22.99 at Best Buy
- Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: was
$149.99now $74.99 at Best Buy
- Kindle Paperwhite: was
$149.99now $94.99 at Best Buy
- Blink Outdoor Security Camera: was
$199.99now $99.99 at Best Buy
An excellent affordable phone for even less
Android fans on a budget should consider the Google Pixel 7a while it’s $100 off in this deal. This phone is the brand’s latest mid-range device and is essentially a slightly scaled-down version of the standard Pixel 7. In spite of that, it still manages to pack in the same chipset, an outstanding camera, and a 90Hz display, all while being a lot cheaper.
With a pair of very capable rear cameras (a main and ultrawide camera), paired with the smart processing of the Tenor G2 chip, the Pixel 7a puts in a good photography show and lands it on our list for the best camera phones.
Google Pixel 7a: was
$499 now $399 at Amazon
Big TVs, small(er) prices
Lots of people like to grab a home theater upgrade at this time of year, and Amazon has obliged with some big-screen bargains during Big Deals Days.
If you’re looking for as much size as you can get for your buck, the 75-inch TCL Q6 Fire TV delivers the colors of QLED and total HDR support for just $679 (down from $799).
Alternatively, there’s the 75-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED, which is now $899, down from $1,099. Again, as the name implies, this is a QLED TV, and it also has total HDR support. In our review of the 65-inch version, we were impressed by the surprisingly high levels of 4K detail it gets out of pictures, which is a great sign for the larger 75-inch model too.
But maybe 75 inches isn’t enough. So here’s an 85-inch Samsung CU8000 for $1,297, down from $1,597. We have the 75-inch version of this TV in our testing room right now, and while it’s too early to give a verdict, our experience with the Samsung BU8500 and Samsung AU9000 before it tells us that you should expect extremely strong detail with 4K images and an impressively even backlight with rich colors, despite the lack of QLED.
Of course, these are all pretty entry-level TVs in terms of quality. If you want something big and premium, but where the cost isn’t totally out of control, take a look at the 75-inch Samsung QN85C, now $1,997 (down from $2,697). It’s a Neo QLED model, which means it uses a mini-LED backlight for massive brightness, and excellent contrast thanks to have any local dimming zones. It’s also an excellent gaming TV, with 4K 120Hz and VRR support across all four HDMI ports.
- TCL Q6 4K TV 75-inch: was
$799now $679 at Amazon
- Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED 4K TV 75-inch: was
$1,099now $899 at Amazon
- Samsung CU8000 4K TV 85-inch: was
$1,597now $1,297 at Amazon
- Samsung QN85C 4K TV 75-inch: was
$2,697now $1,997 at Amazon
Don’t forget your “boring” essentials
Prime Day is a great time to top up on things you can’t bring yourself to order normally, but that you know you need at some point. That category includes a bunch of homeware stuff that’s a bit out of our remit as a tech website, but equally includes helpful products like these:
- Rechargeable AA batteries for $5.22
- A USB-C charging adapter and cable for $10.39
- An HDMI 2.0 cable for $4.33
Lighten up with these Philips Hue deals
Prime Day and Black Friday have always been the best time to buy into Philips Hue smart lighting, if that’s something you’re tempted by (I took the plunge last Black Friday and it was a gamechanger for my TV room). I have to say, having followed these deals for the last few years, the Hue deals haven’t been especially great more recently – but there are a couple of stand-out options right now, featuring record-low prices for some packs.
For those new to Hue, the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit for $85.49 (down from $129.99) is ideal. You get two full-color bulbs and the Hue Bridge, which enables all the smartest functions of Hue, including Apple HomeKit support. This is the cheapest this set has ever been.
But if you’re already in the Hue world, then the Triple pack of Hue White and Color Ambiance bulbs for $75.99 (down from $134.99) is probably more your style. It’s an easy, big expansion of your Hue setup, and this is the cheapest this pack has ever been.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit: was
$129.99 now $85.49
Hue White and Color Ambiance bulb 3-pack: was
$134.99 now $75.99
A powerful, cheap soundbar upgrade for your TV
If you want an inexpensive audio upgrade for your TV that will deliver much clearer dialog, broader sound and more dynamic range, and you don’t mind skipping Dolby Atmos support, then there’s a Sony soundbar deal you should check out.
You can get the Sony HT-S400 soundbar and subwoofer combo for $178 at Amazon, reduced from $299. It’s a 2.1-channel soundbar, meaning that it’s stereo with added bass for real impact, but that’s all a lot of people want. And with 330W of power, it’ll be a revelation in sound compared to the 10W to 40W of power you get from most TVs. It connects to your TV over HDMI ARC for super-easy installation and control from your TV’s remote (though it does have its own), and there’s Bluetooth for listening to music too, if you like. At 35 inches wide, it’s suitable for TVs between 42 inches and 65 inches.
Sony HT-S400 soundbar: was
$299 now $178 at Amazon
4 air fryers under $100
Air fryers continue to be the hot product of the moment. Oh, it seems that I’ve just been fired for that last sentence, but before I go, I wanted to pick out four air fryer deals that show that jumping on this bandwagon doesn’t have to cost you very much.
First up is the super-cheap option from a known name, which is the Cosori Small Air Fryer Oven for $39.99, reduced from $59.99. Now, this lives up to its name, with a cooking space of just 2.1 quarts. But it’s also a small unit as a result, so if you’re in an apartment with limited space, or if you just want something to aid with cooking smaller meals, it could be ideal.
But for more space, and from the biggest name in air frying, take a look at the Ninja AF101 Air Fryer, which is now $89.95, reduced from $129.99. This has a 4-quart capacity, and a good temperature range and control options.
Or get even more space with the Cosori Air Fryer Pro LE 5-Qt for $84.99, reduced from $99.99. As the name implies, this has a five-quart drawer, and can hit higher temperatures than the Ninja above (450°f compared to 400°f). It comes with nine functions, and ‘Shake Reminders’ too…
Finally, you can get more cooking space than you might have expected for an affordable single-drawer air fryer from the PowerXL Air Fryer 7 QT Maxx Classic, which costs $82.49, (reduced from $125.99). And as you might expect, it promises a seven-quart capacity.
Cosori Small Air Fryer Oven: was
$59.99 for $39.99 at Amazon
Ninja AF101 Air Fryer: was
$129.99 now $89.95 at Amazon
Cosori Air Fryer Pro LE 5-Qt: was
$99.99 now $84.99 at Amazon
PowerXL Air Fryer 7 QT Maxx Classic: was
$125.99 now $82.49 at Amazon
Indulge us with another non-Prime deal, so we can bring you the cheapest Apple Watch deal you can buy – and possibly one of the best anti-Prime Day Apple deals overall. It’s the Apple Watch SE with a silver or gold case and sport band for just $149, a saving of $130 or 40% of the RRP price. Yes, it’s a little long in the tooth now, but it’s compatible with watchOS 10 (and, by extension, all the latest iPhones) and offers a great workout-tracking experience. Incredible.
Apple Watch SE (2020): was
$279 now $149 at Walmart
Great wireless earbuds for the price
Amazon refreshed its Echo Buds wireless earbuds this year, scaling back on features like active noise canceling in order to hit an affordable $49 price point. The new Echo Buds have a unique design where they fit in the outer ear while resting above the ear canal. That’s done so the buds don’t have to have an ambient or transparency mode – you can easily hear external sound while wearing them.
While they’re not the last word in audiophile-grade sound quality, as we found in our Amazon Echo Buds (2023) review, these affordable wireless earbuds perform well for the price and have adequate battery life, lasting up to 6 hours and 20 hours with the charging case. Right now Amazon has cut the price of its new Echo Buds to $34.99, making these already low-priced buds an even better deal.
Amazon Echo Buds (2023): was
$49.99 now $34.99 at Amazon
A deal that sucks in a good way
The Dyson V15 Detect is a great cordless vacuum cleaner, not least of all because it comes with a frickin’ laser. And with more than $200 sliced off its price by Amazon, it’s almost a bargain. It still comes with the premium kind of price you expect from Dyson, but that just makes the discount all the more welcome.
Dyson V15 Detect Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: was
$879.99 now $619.99 at Amazon
These robot vacuum deals really Roborock
If you’re looking for something a) cheaper, and b) much less effort than the Dyson deal I just mentioned, then how about 40% off Roborock’s robo vac offerings. In particular, the Q5 in two forms, one of which is even more hands-off than the other.
You can get the Roborock Q5 for $259 at Amazon instead of $429 right now, a saving of 43%. It uses LiDAR to map your home accurately for path-finding, and promises a three-hour runtime.
But you can also get the Roborock Q5+ for $399 at Amazon, down from $699. This is the same vacuum, but its charging cradle is upgraded with a waste removal and storage system that takes the dust from the Q5 robot. So instead of having to empty the small robo vac regularly, you only need to empty the storage system occasionally. One less thing to think about!
Roborock Q5: was
$429 now $259 at Amazon
Roborock Q5+: was
$699 now $399 at Amazon
Big Kindle savings for book lovers
I love reading, and for a long time I swore of ebooks, much preferring old-fashioned books. I love the feel of them, the weight of them – even, sometimes, the smell of them.
However, I recently went on holiday, and rather than filling my limited bag space with books, I slipped in the Kindle (2022) – and I fell in love with it. The screen looks great, so it was comfortable to read on, and it gave me access to thousands of books.
Perhaps best of all, there was a Kindle book sale that allowed me to grab a book I’d been eying up for just $0.99 – a huge saving over the physical edition.
As Kindle ereaders are Amazon products, it’s perhaps not surprising that they are getting big discounts during the retailer’s Big Deal Days sales. My top choice is:
- Kindle (2022 release):
was $99.99now $74.99
If you want a more high-end Kindle, then there’s also this great offer on the Kindle Paperwhite, which has a 6.8-inch display and 10 weeks of battery life:
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB):
was $139.99now $94.99
I test headphones for a living and if you want the best deal for sound, it’s here
Fancy dipping a toe into the warm waters of planar magnetic audio in the Amazon Prime Day deals fest? Excellent and I applaud you – but we’re well into day two, so don’t wait too long.
So let’s crack on then: right now, supremely detailed and agile audio from the superlative Edififer Stax Spirit S3 can be yours at a healthy discount, because they’re currently 20% off for Prime Day at Amazon in the US and the UK. Hurrah!
It’s tough to get too granular on the intricacies of planar magnetic designs in this bite-size format, but our glowing Edifier Stax Spirit S3 review has all the info you need…
Oh OK then: planar magnetic drivers differ from the more typically-used dynamic drivers in that they use a flat diaphragm, rather than a cone or dome shaped membrane you find in most headphones. This is sandwiched between an array of magnets to create an evenly-suspended diaphragm. Why is that good? Because planar magnetic drivers make the headphones that use them extremely resistant to various types of audio and electronic distortion – ie. clearer, more detailed, better music.
But again, all you really need to know is that Edifier’s Stax Spirit S3 headphones are some of the finest examples of the tech done right. Et maintenant, the deals!
(US) Edifier Stax Spirit S3:
was $399.99 now $319.99 at Amazon
(UK) Edifier Stax Spirit S3:
was £329.99 now £263.99 at Amazon
Finally, an Nvidia RTX 4080 worth buying
Yesterday, we found this excellent deal for the Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card, and it’s still going strong. The RTX 4080 is an excellent GPU – but it’s just too expensive. Nvidia launched it at a price that wasn’t much less expensive than the more powerful 4090 – and it was much more expensive than the 4070, which offered better value for money.
But, with this Prime Day deal, it’s now fallen below $1,000 for the first time – and to be honest, this is the price it should have launched at. Just make sure you are signed up for Prime to get the lower price.
Zotac RTX 4080 Trinity OC: was $1,299.99 now $989.99 at Amazon
Video doorbell for under $30?! Yes please!
Ooh, I’ve just spotted this excellent deal on the Blink Video Doorbell, which is now just $29.99 for Prime Day.
This is $5 cheaper than when it got a price cut during last year’s Black Friday. I’ve been waiting to upgrade my video doorbell (I have the now practically ancient first generation Ring doorbell), so for this to fall below $30 is very tempting.
Blink Video Doorbell: was $49.99 now $29.99 at Amazon
LG’s 2023 65-inch stonking-good C3 OLED is at its lowest ever price
The LG C3 OLED TV is one of the best TVs in the world and Amazon has the 65-inch model on sale for a record-low price of £1,689. Yes, record low, so we’ve never seen it cheaper in the UK!
(In the US? We have a ton of expertly-curated Prime Day 2 TV deals for you too, friend.)
Back to this top deal on a March 2023-release feature-packed OLED TV from LG though, because it features a brilliant picture with bright colors and powerful contrast thanks to LG’s latest Alpha9 Gen6 chip. You also get four HDMI 2.1 ports for next-gen consoles, a sleek, thin design, plus an updated webOS experience – all for well under £1,700 which is a fantastic value for a 2023 premium OLED display.
Need a little more info before you click ‘Buy’? Our full-length LG C3 OLED review is the place to go. But here’s a pocket review: it’s really good, this…
LG C3 65-inch OLED TV (2023):
was £2,899.99 now £1,689 at Amazon
Who’s that knocking at the door?
Still using an old-school doorbell? Shame on you! Both the Ring Video Doorbell Wired and the wireless Ring Video Doorbell are down to lowest-ever prices in the Prime Big Deal Days sale, so there’s no excuse not to change that.
The Ring Wired ($34.99) allows you to monitor your front door from anywhere, features two-way talk and advanced motion detection, and is hard-wired using your existing doorbell for constant power. The Ring Video Doorbell ($54.99) does the same but with a battery, and also has advanced motion detection. The only question is which one you choose…
Ring Video Doorbell Wired: was
$64.99 now $34.99 at Amazon
Ring Video Doorbell: was
$99.95 now $54.99 at Amazon