Prime Day is less than a week away with things hotting up fast. We’ve seen a steady stream of early deals already but there are now even more great early Prime Day deals for you to check out. If you simply can’t wait until July 12 and July 13 to see the full deals, check out what’s available right now below, along with insight into why each item is worth your money.
- Amazon Music Unlimited —
- Amazon Smart Plug —
- Amazon Fire TV Stick —
- Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) —
- Amazon Fire 7 Tablet —
- Amazon Echo show 5 —
- Halo View Fitness Tracker —
- Google Chromecast —
- Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker —
- Apple TV 4K —
- Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus —
- iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum —
- Apple AirPods Pro —
- Apple Watch SE —
- Apple iPad 10.2 —
- TCL 70-inch Class 4-Series 4K TV —
- Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 —
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 —
Amazon Music Unlimited — 3 Months Free
- It’s entirely free
- Plenty of music to listen to
- Always ad-free
- Unlimited skips
One of the best music streaming services, you really don’t have to think too hard about whether it’s worth signing up to Amazon Music Unlimited. That’s because if you’ve never used the service before, you can sign up to it entirely for free for the first three months. It doesn’t cost a cent and all you need to do to avoid paying after the first three months is to unsubscribe before the renewal date. Three months worth of Amazon Music Unlimited works out at a saving of $30 so it’s a great deal.
In exchange for signing up, you get access to a seemingly endless supply of music. Music is always provided ad-free and you have unlimited access to any song. It’s also possible to listen to Amazon Music Unlimited offline with unlimited skips at your disposal. Music is provided at a high-quality streaming rate with high definition audio effectively being CD quality, aka lossless. Double the bitrate of standard definition streaming services, it sounds great and preserves the detail of original recordings.
Alongside that, you also get the benefits of spatial audio which means that music feels truly immersive, capturing your attention and making you feel like you’re actually at a concert. It’s mixed in a way that provides you with great definition and depth, with thousands of songs available in Dolby Atmos and 360 reality audio. Besides listening to music, you can also use Amazon Music Unlimited to access all your favorite podcasts ensuring all your beloved audio picks are available in one place. It’s an ideal service for anyone who loves to listen to music regularly, such as while working, walking, or simply relaxing at home. All you need to do is remember to cancel it before your subscription ends to get Amazon Music Unlimited entirely for free.
Amazon Smart Plug — $13, was $25
- Inexpensive way to make all devices smart
- Can set up timers
- Compact design
- Saves energy
Prime Day smart home deals are sure to be popular this year with everyone looking to save on their energy bills. The Amazon Smart Plug is one of the best smart plugs around thanks to being incredibly cheap, easy to set up, while supporting routines, schedules, and even offering up energy saving tips. As you would expect from an Amazon product, the Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa so you can use your voice to set things up or check out the Alexa dashboard for some smart energy saving advice.
The Alexa energy dashboard is capable of estimating consumption before suggesting what could help. From there, you can schedule all manners of items from lights to fans and appliances, so you can turn them on and off automatically, or choose to control them remotely while you’re away. Such scheduling is useful for numerous reasons. You can make sure nothing is switched on unnecessarily, planning ahead with how you plan on using appliances. You can also set up lights to switch on even when you’re away, so that potential intruders are warded off. The beauty of the Amazon Smart Plug is that it takes no time at all to arrange, while making pretty much anything with a plug smarter than before.
The Amazon Smart Plug is easy to set up as all you need to do is plug it in and open the Alexa app. It doesn’t take up room either as it has a compact design that means the second outlet next to it is always free to use however you require. These are the kind of plugs that you’ll find yourself owning multiples of each as it means you can organize your home far more efficiently than through traditional means. A true money saver when set up correctly, you’ll soon reap the results as your home runs better than before.
Amazon Fire TV Stick — $17, was $40
- Makes your TV smarter
- Simple setup
- Extensive compatibility
- Alexa controls
One of the best streaming devices around for anyone who doesn’t need a 4K streaming device, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is a bargain if you have an older TV with no streaming support. Even if your TV does offer streaming app support, it’s unlikely to be as speedy or as easy to use as the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Having a dedicated device for streaming is generally more practical in terms of having continuing support for apps and services. In the case of the Amazon Fire TV Stick, it hardly feels like adding bulk either as you simply plug the stick into the back of your TV and you’re good to go.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is simple from start to finish in this way. It takes moments to set up with you soon able to use the stick’s Alexa voice remote to control the action. Whether you want to tap in commands or speak your directions, the Amazon Fire TV Stick knows what to do next. It’s 50% more powerful than the previous generation of Fire TV Stick with the ability to stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes from pretty much every streaming service you can think of. You can also watch live TV with it if you have a subscription to Sling TV or YouTube TV. There’s even free services such as popular ad-supported streaming apps like IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto TV, and more.
However you plan on watching, the Amazon Fire TV Stick makes it easy to search for content. Preset buttons for apps like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Hulu mean you can quickly access them, while the Amazon Fire TV Stick has Dolby Atmos support so if your home audio system supports it, you can enjoy a far more immersive experience than before. It’s a great way of bringing your current TV up to date with the latest technology.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) — $20, was $50
- Great sound for the size
- Alexa controls
- Can control smart home with it
- Looks fun
Prime Day Amazon Echo deals are one of the biggest sellers during Prime Day with the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) sure to be hugely popular amongst anyone looking to make their home a bit smarter. The Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) is a great smart speaker for fitting into any part of your home. It’s small and sleek and will happily fit on your bookshelf as much as it will squeeze onto your kitchen countertop or your bedside table. While being so small and sleek, it offers a surprising amount of power with playback. It can deliver crisp vocals and balanced bass so you get full sounds despite the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) being so slight in size.
Of course, the key selling point to the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) is how it brings Alexa voice controls wherever it goes. By simply speaking to it, you can get Alexa to set timers, check the weather, answer all your questions, as well as pretty much anything else you can think of. It’s a great way of controlling more of your home from wherever you are in the house as you can connect all your smart home devices together and speak to Alexa, turning on lights, or tweaking the thermostat. You can also use the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) to stream songs via Bluetooth or from popular music streaming services including Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, and many others.
If you’re worried about safety needs, the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) has multiple layers of privacy controls. These include the ability to switch the mic off as well as in-app privacy controls. Instead of it being something to worry about, it’s a great way of enriching your home. The whole family can keep up to date with things without needing to dig out their phone or walk over to physical devices.
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet — $30, was $50
- Good tablet for kids
- Highly portable
- Reasonable battery life
If you’ve been eyeing up the best Android tablets, the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is a reasonable bet. It’s not as impressive as the Amazon Fire HD 10 but its more budget-friendly build means it’s easily one of the best tablets for kids if your needs are slight and you want to keep costs low. The tablet offers a 7-inch IPS display which is more than suitable enough for watching streaming content or playing games while on the move, without having to switch over to using a smaller smartphone.
The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet offers up 16GB of internal storage but you can easily increase that by up to 512GB with a microSD card. Such flexibility is great for kids. If your child mostly uses a tablet to browse the internet or stream music or TV shows, you can keep storage low but if you want to install games for them, you can increase the storage and let them do more with it. A 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of memory means that the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet isn’t speedy but it still plays simple games fairly well.
The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is also useful for when you need to work on the move. You can use apps like Zoom, Outlook, or OneNote to stay on top of things. As well as that, the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet has 2MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording. That’s sufficient for taking video calls although you probably don’t want to take photos with this tablet. There’s also Alexa support so you can speak to the device, as well as control other devices through it. While the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet isn’t an expert at any one thing, it’s a reasonable all-rounder for the price and it’s sure to entertain kids, or keep you productive throughout the day with up to 7 hours of battery life. It’s easily one of the best Prime Day tablet deals for anyone keeping costs down.
Amazon Echo show 5 — $35, was $85
- Screen is a useful addition
- Alexa support
- Can turn it into a digital frame
- Easy to manage your home
The Amazon Echo Show 5 is far more than a smart alarm clock, giving you a central hub to access all your smart home equipment, keep up with the latest news, as well as ask Alexa 101 questions and more. It’s the kind of device that’s ideal for placing in your kitchen or on your bedside cabinet, allowing you to start the day with it. If you’re comparing the Amazon Echo Show 5 (1st Gen) with the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), the differences may be less obvious but for anyone new to the concept, it’s a great addition.
As expected with Alexa controls, you can use the Amazon Echo Show 5 to set alarms and timers, check your calendar, catch up on the news, or stream music. Thanks to the addition of a 5.5-inch screen, you can also use it to make video calls with the 2MP camera so you can keep in touch with friends and family. All they need to do is have the Alexa app or another Echo device with a screen. It’s also possible to watch streaming content like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. On a smaller screen, it may seem less attractive but it’s useful if you’re in the kitchen and multi tasking.
The idea behind the Amazon Echo Show 5 is that you can add it to your daily routine. Thanks to smart home connectivity, you can ask Alexa to turn lights on gradually, wake you up with news or your favorite music, before doing something more productive. You can even use Amazon Photos or Facebook to turn the Amazon Echo Show 5 into digital photo frame too. It’s a great upgraded way of enjoying all the benefits of Alexa with the addition of attractive visuals and a bit more functionality.
Halo View Fitness Tracker — $45, was $80
- Inexpensive fitness tracker
- Extensive health metrics
- Includes Halo membership
- Alexa support
The best fitness trackers don’t have to cost a fortune, as the Halo View demonstrates. It offers all the key health metrics you could need. That includes being able to track your heart rate, blood-oxygen levels, as well as monitoring your sleep. Of course, it has all the essentials like counting steps, calorie intake, and the kind of activity you’re participating in. Focusing on a more all-encompassing method of health tracking, the Halo View comes with a year of Halo membership so you get access to workouts and programs.
At all times, you can get a movement assessment with the app, before being given a personalized exercise program to help you improve your movement health over time. The Halo View will also measure the quality and quantity of your sleep, so you can see how you’re doing there. It also has the ability to measure your body fat percentage using just your smartphone camera. Besides on-demand workouts, the Halo View also provides users with daily meditations as well as recipes from WW and Whole Foods Market, so you can make sure you’re taking care of your body in every way.
The Halo View is pretty smart, too. It gives you text notifications to your wrist as well as offers up move reminders to get you moving after a sitting for awhile. Working with Alexa, you can even speak to the Halo View and ask it for your health summary, activity score, sleep quality, and much more, saving you the need to check the Halo app on your phone. Looking suitably stylish on your wrist, the Halo View packs a lot into its budget-friendly price. If you listen to it, you’re sure to end up feeling more motivated in your daily activities.
Google Chromecast — $39, was $49
- Inexpensive streaming
- 4K HDR support
- Easy installation
- Can use other Google speakers to control it
If you’re wondering what is Chromecast, you’ll soon be intrigued. The small gadget plugs into the back of your TV via a HDMI port, and allows you to stream content extensively. While many TVs may have smart TV functionality, a dedicated device is a far better solution as it’s invariably much faster and more efficient. Buying a Chromecast means you get all these advantages without having to spend a fortune or even needing to find room for a separate box. It takes mere seconds to connect with the only real input from you being to enter your Wi-Fi password. From there, you can enjoy streaming content as well as live TV with up to 4K resolutions and brighter colors courtesy of HDR, where the show or movie supports it.
The Chromecast home screen displays movies and TV shows from all your services in one place so you can easily find what you’re looking for. As well as that, it provides you with personal recommendations based on your subscriptions, viewing habits, and any content you may own. Saving you the need to enter long searches, you can also use the Google Assistant button on the remote to speak to the Chromecast. From there, you can search by mood, genre, star, or simply control the volume or switch inputs.
As well as that, the Chromecast works with any other Google speakers you may own, allowing you to control your TV this way. You can even group them together to fill your home with sound as needed. If you’re having a party, this is a great way of extending the range of the Chromecast. You can even use it to watch the feed on your compatible Nest Cam, as well as control other connected devices like the lights or your thermostat. The Chromecast soon changes up how you live your life, making everything far more convenient than before.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker — $75, was $100
- Extensive cooking functionality
- One touch programs
- Easy to clean up
- Ideal size for up to six people
Prime Day Instant Pot deals are generally worth keeping an eye on. That’s certainly the case when you want to track down one of the best Instant Pots currently available. The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 is the kind of device that’s going to save you needing to dig out any other appliance, right down to not even needing to use the oven or stove any more. With a remarkable 7 features that covers pretty much every way you may wish to cook, the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 has it all. Thanks to its six quart size, it’s perfect for feeding up to six people at a time, while its many features are well designed for busy lifestyles when you still want to eat well.
Those features include pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice cooking, making yogurt, as well as steaming, sautéing, and simply warming up your food. The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 offers up 13 customizable Smart Programs so it’s capable of pressure cooking ribs, making soup, beans, rice, or even yogurt at the push of one button. If you want to get more hands-on, you can do so as well by using the clearly labelled buttons on the front of the pot.
However you plan on cooking, the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 makes it easy. Pressure cooking proves to be up to 70% faster than traditional methods, while slow cooking means meat falls off the bone effortlessly. Over 10 safety features keep you safe, including overheat protection and a safe-locking lid, while the whole thing is easy to clean. Its lid is dishwasher safe while the inner pot is made from food-grade stainless steel. If you’re limited on space and on time, the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 combines it all to ensure you can still enjoy delicious meals without having a large kitchen or endless amounts of free time.
Apple TV 4K — $150, was $180
- Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support
- Easily accessed Apple ecosystem
- Easy to use Siri remote
Prime Day Apple deals don’t always feature the Apple TV 4K so it’s good to see one of the best streaming devices around on sale. In the case of the Apple TV 4K, you get so much more than just a regular streaming device. That’s because it supports both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The former means that you get fluid and crisp video that’s further enhanced by being 4K and HDR (where available) while Dolby Atmos gives you room filling audio to back it up.
It’s the perfect combination for anyone looking for the best experience to pair up with their TV. As well as that, the Apple TV 4K easily gives you access to plenty of streaming apps and the Apple ecosystem itself. It’s possible to buy a wealth of movies via the Apple store, or opt to use any streaming service you can think of. As well as that, there’s access to Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music, so this is a one-stop streaming destination. A Siri remote means you can speak your instructions or use the touch-enabled clickpad to get where you need to go. There’s also great private listening support if you have two pairs of AirPods.
Other features include the ability to use AirPlay to easily share photos, videos, and more from your other Apple devices. You can also use the Apple TV 4K to get a live view of your HomeKit-enabled cameras so you can control your smart home accessories via it. So much more than just a streaming device, the Apple TV 4K is far more high-end than relying on your TV’s built-in streaming capabilities. It’s a particularly appealing proposition for anyone who already owns other Apple devices, thanks to how well it ties into everything.
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus — $150, was $200
- 1080p HD security camera
- Motion-activated LED floodlights
- Built-in color night vision
- Easy setup
The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is a great bet for anyone checking out the best floodlight cameras. Whether you’re simply looking to see if an animal is disturbing trash outside or you’re worrying about intruders, a floodlight cam is a great way to be more confident about your home’s surroundings outside. It’s a 1080p HD security camera that has motion-activated LED floodlights attached to it. As well as that, you also get the benefits of a 105dB security siren along with two-way talk, and customizable motion zones.
That means you’re in full control. At all times, you can enjoy motion-activated notifications on your phone, tablet or PC, ensuring you can check in at home no matter where you might be around the world. Besides that, you can also customize motion zones so that you can fine-tune and pick out certain areas of the outside of your home to focus on. That way, there won’t be any false alarms. Built-in color night vision ensures that you can always get a clear picture, while the two LED floodlights can light things up and potentially scare off any threats.
The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is easy to hardwire to the outside of your home, and simple to then connect it to your Wi-Fi. You can even pair it up with Alexa so you can speak instructions to it such as asking Alexa to show you a certain location. When someone does come along, you can also speak to them via the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus, which is great when dealing with delivery drivers. It’s a really simple way to be able to be more aware of what’s going on at home, especially if you travel frequently.
Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit — $150, was $250
- DIY home security solution
- Ideal for 1- to 2-bedroom home
- Intuitive to use
- Extensive notifications
The best home security systems might feel intimidating to set up and use, but the Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit is all about convenience and straightforward setup. While you’ll need to spend a little time getting it set up and placed in the relevant parts of your home, it’s still simple to do. Ideally suited for homes with one to two bedrooms, it includes one base station, one keypad, four contact sensors, one motion detector, and one range extender. It’s all you could need for an effective DIY alarm system.
Its more-intuitive keypad has emergency buttons that are easy to touch if you have to, while the general use of it is simple to teach the whole household. It also has smaller contact sensors so you can easily have the Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit blend into your home more conveniently. Once set up, you can receive mobile notifications from any location any time the system is triggered. Via the app, you can also change your alarm modes, monitor all your Ring devices, and adjust things as needed.
The Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit also has Alexa support, which proves useful for anyone that doesn’t want to pull out their phone. Simply speak via Alexa, and you can arm and disarm the Ring Alarm. You’ll also get alerts via Alexa Guard if it hears the sound of broken glass or smoke alarms going off. With the additional Ring Protect Pro plan, you can even call trained agents from your Echo at the sound of trouble. Dealing with every eventuality, the Ring Alarm 8-Piece Kit is simple to set up while instantly making you feel safer at home. It’s a great way to be more confident any time you head out for a while and worry about the risk of burglary.
iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum — $180, was $300
- Works well with pet hair
- 3-stage cleaning method
- Adaptive navigation system
- Works with carpets and hard floors
Prime Day Roomba deals are always numerous in nature, with the brand ideal for the best robot vacuums for pet hair. The iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum is one of the best Prime Day robot vacuum deals around thanks to its chunky discount while offering plenty of good features. It’s well designed so it can cope with both carpets and hard wood floors. It’s also adept at handling pet hair thanks to its extensive three stage leaning system. Able to loosen, lift, and suction up dirt and debris, the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum’s dual multi-surface brushes can grab dirt easily while an edge-sweeping brush takes care of any corner and edges.
The results are fantastic and better than if you did it yourself. Even better, as with all the best robot vacuums, you can schedule the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum to do its job as needed. Available either via the iRobot app or by using your voice assistant such as Alexa, the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum can start cleaning with just the sound of your voice or a tap of a button. It’s able to learn your cleaning habits too, so it vacuums when you need it to do so.
Alongside that, the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum offers up adaptive navigation. It is able to navigate under and around furniture, as well as along edges without missing a key area. It can even detect if it’s about to fall down some stairs, stopping before the worst happens. A dirt detect sensor also helps it figure out the dirtier areas of your home where traffic is at its highest, tackling those even more thoroughly. Smart in seemingly every way, the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum is a game changer for your cleaning schedule. It’s sure to keep your home cleaner than ever before.
Apple AirPods Pro — $200, was $249
- Great sound quality
- Excellent active noise cancellation
- Adaptive EQ
- Comfy fit
The Apple AirPods Pro are some of the best wireless earbuds that money can buy right now. Particularly appealing to owners of other Apple devices, they offer an extensive array of features that mean you get the best out of your listening experience, whether you’re watching a movie, listening to music, or taking in an interesting podcast. Comfortable to wear thanks to including three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit, as well as a smart design, you can wear these for a long time without running into any issues.
The Apple AirPods Pro also sound great. They include spatial audio with dynamic head tracking so that it feels like the music you’re listening to is surrounding you. Ever wanted to feel like you’re at a concert while you listen to a great track? Spatial audio makes that possible. As well as that, the Apple AirPods Pro have adaptive EQ which means that music is automatically tuned to the shape of your ear giving you a truly personal experience. That’s before we factor in the exceptional Active Noise Cancellation that means the Apple AirPods Pro can block outside noise, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the music. Any time you need to return to reality, you can switch over to a transparency mode so that you can interact once more without needing to remove your earphones.
Apple AirPods Pro feature heavily within the Prime Day AirPods deals for good reason — they’re simply excellent earphones. They offer effortless setup with your other Apple devices, along with in-ear detection, and automatic switching any time you switch from your iPhone to your MacBook or similar. With more than 24 hours of total listening time once you factor in the MagSafe Charging Case, the Apple AirPods Pro will soon find themselves being one of those essential items you have to take with you wherever you go.
Apple Watch SE — $230, was $279
- Extensive fitness tracking
- Faster than Apple Series 3
- Plenty of health sensors
- Highly durable
The Apple Watch SE is easily the best Apple Watch for most people. While it lacks the always-on display of the Apple Watch Series 6 and 7, it has mostly everything else you could want from a great Apple Watch. That’s why we’re always pleased to see it feature heavily within the Prime Day Apple Watch deals. It might seem best suited for anyone with an active lifestyle but it honestly works well for anyone simply vaguely interested in their heath or saving the need to grab their phone so often. It’s twice as fast as the Apple Watch Series 3 with a 30% larger display that looks fantastic. Easily customizable, you can add different watch bands or faces to get it just how you like it.
Once set up, the Apple Watch SE is built to be tough and it’s also swim proof. You can use it while hiking, hitting the gym, or simply doing about your daily business. If it detects you working out, it’ll easily measure what you’re doing so you can check back on your progress. At all times, the Apple Watch SE tracks your calorie burn, steps taken, along with insight into whether you’re walking faster than before. It is also able to detect any irregular heart rhythms and give you a heads up of a potential problem. Even when you’re asleep, the Apple Watch SE can track how you’re doing with fall detection providing peace of mind for the infirm.
Elsewhere, the Apple Watch SE works seamlessly with all your other Apple devices. It’s able to help you listen to music via your AirPods, unlock your Mac automatically, as well as find all your other devices. It even has Apple Pay support so you can pay with your watch. In addition, you can receive notifications, texts, and calls to your watch, saving the need to pull out your phone so often. Siri support also means you can ask it a wealth of questions with no bother.
Insignia F50 Series 4K QLED Fire TV — from $300, was $360
- The first Fire TV with a QLED display
- Bright and color-accurate picture
- Sleek narrow-bezeled design
- Alexa Voice Remote included
The days when you had to pay a lot to get a 4K TV are long over, and that’s even true of QLED TVs now. The Insignia F50 Fire TV is one such television that can be had for cheap. In fact, it’s the first Fire TV to feature a quantum dot panel, which delivers a brighter, more vibrant picture than standard LED TVs thanks to small light-amplifying particles built into the display. If you want an upgrade over standard 4K LED TVs but don’t want to pony up the cash for an OLED TV (we don’t blame you on that one), the Insignia F50 QLED Fire TV is a great compromise.
At 50 inches, this Insignia F50 Fire TV is a solid choice for a smaller common room, bedroom, or other space where something like 60 or 65 inches might overwhelm (although you can grab the 65-inch one for a bit more, if you want). It still delivers all of your content in crisp 4K Ultra HD, though, and, as we mentioned, its quantum dot LED panel looks great. The Fire TV software gives you easy access to all of your streaming apps, while the included Alexa Voice Remote gives you complete hands-free control and lets you connect your smart TV to other compatible devices.
The narrow bezels and sleek frame make this television an attractive addition to your home, as well. Dolby Vision and DTS Virtual-X Sound also provide an immersive experience, and if you want, you can easily hook up a soundbar with a single cable thanks to HDMI ARC support. For the price (which is about half of what it originally went for), this Insignia F50 Fire TV isn’t just one of the best early Prime Day offers — it’s one of the best Prime Day TV deals, period.
50-inch Insignia F50 Series 4K QLED Fire TV:
65-inch Insignia F50 Series 4K QLED Fire TV:
Apple iPad 10.2 — $309, was $329
- Ideal for the whole family
- Great Retina display
- Decent performance for price
- Excellent speakers
The Apple iPad 10.2 is one of the best tablets around thanks to being so keenly priced. It’s the cheapest iPad out there but it still offers a lot of useful features. That’s in part thanks to iPadOS being so well designed so that you always get a great experience. It’s perhaps best suited for family use with the Apple iPad 10.2 often being a good purchase to entertain the kids, without spending a fortune on a more powerful iPad.
The Apple iPad 10.2 uses an A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine for processing power. That’s no longer the fastest iPad processor around but it’s more than good enough to keep things ticking along. It can handle multitasking thanks to the wonders of iPadOS plus you can check out the many Apple Arcade games here too. The latter is further helped by the 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone support. It provides you with vibrant colors and an attractive experience whether you’re working on a presentation or playing a game on the move. 64GB of storage means you have plenty of room to install games and apps, especially as unlike smartphones, you’re unlikely to be taking many photos.
If you do take photos though, the Apple iPad 10.2 is fairly good at it for a tablet. It has a 8MP Wide back camera along with 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support. The former is good enough for a few snaps, but it’s the latter that proves most useful. Center Stage support is perfect for taking video calls as it means you’re always the center of attention when speaking, even if you’re moving around a lot. Strong stereo speakers and mics also mean you can hear as well as be heard well while you’re on a call. The Apple iPad 10.2 rounds off the extensive feature list with up to 10 hours of battery life, along with Touch ID support so you won’t have to enter so many passwords manually. It even works with the Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard if you want to be more productive. It’s easily one of the best value Prime Day iPad deals around.
Toshiba M550 Series 4K Fire TV — from $350, was $800
- Full Array Local Dimming for better contrast
- Buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate
- Alexa built-in
- Hands-free voice control
If you’re hunting around for a budget-friendly smart television among these early Prime Day deals, then Toshiba is another name that should be on your radar as this brand makes some solid Fire TVs for the money. The Toshiba M series Fire TV is the new flagship of the brand’s smart television line, boasting some nice upgrades over older models.
Chief among these innovations, and what sets the Toshiba M550 Series Fire TV apart from the sea of other 4K televisions, is its 120Hz panel. Most TVs feature a refresh rate of just 60Hz, but the boosted refresh rate of the Toshiba M550 Fire TV delivers a smoother picture during fast-paced content (think action movies, sports, and video games). That translates to fewer annoyances like stuttering and motion blur.
Since it’s a Fire TV, you get all the smart streaming capabilities that come with Amazon’s smart television software. Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, YouTube, Disney+ — it’s all there. It has Alexa built right in as well, allowing you to control the TV and compatible smart devices using just your voice. Another neat feature is Full Array Local Dimming. This separates the TV panel into independently lit zones to provide better lighting and contrast without affecting the rest of the picture. The Toshiba M550 Series 4K Fire TV is available at 55, 65, and 75 inches as well, so you can pick the one that’s right for just about any room.
55-inch Toshiba M550 Series 4K Fire TV:
65-inch Toshiba M550 Series 4K Fire TV:
75-inch Toshiba M550 Series 4K Fire TV:
TCL 70-inch Class 4-Series 4K TV — $500, was $600
- Large 4K screen
- Google Assistant built-in
- Voice remote
- 120Hz refresh rate
Best Buy Prime Day deals are looking pretty promising for anyone looking for a new TV. In the case of the TCL 70-inch Class 4-Series 4K TV, you get to enjoy one of the best TV brands for anyone that wants to save big without missing out on quality. While this 70-inch beast may not be one of the best TVs overall, it’s hard to fault it at this price. The large 4K display offers up High Dynamic Range so you get more bright and accurate colors, but it also goes further than that. There’s Clear Motion Index 120 technology which means a superior refresh rate so that fast moving scenes look clearer and smoother than with regular TVs. It makes a huge difference if you love to watch movies or play games.
As well as that, the TCL 70-inch Class 4-Series 4K TV is pretty smart. It has a voice remote so you can use your voice to control or search for content. With thousands of streaming apps at your disposal, there’s no shortage of options here. It’s helpful to be able to search with your voice rather than type in a long command. The TCL 70-inch Class 4-Series 4K TV also has Google Assistant built-in so you can control your smart home devices through the TV and your voice, dimming the lights, or changing the temperature. Chromecast makes it simple to cast content across from your phone or tablet as well.
Including genuinely useful features means that the TCL 70-inch Class 4-Series 4K TV can be more than just a large TV. Offering surprisingly good picture quality for the price, along with features that mean it’s more like a smart home hub at times leads to a great experience for everyone. you can even stream music to your phone, headphones or soundbar via the TV, proving surprisingly useful.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 — $599, was $700
- Plenty of storage space
- Looks great
- Speedy performance
Offering many of the features of the best Chromebooks currently available, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a delightful Chromebook for anyone looking for a fairly high-end device for the type. It looks super stylish with its fiesta red exterior, while also packing in plenty of great hardware and ways in which to get the absolute most from ChromeOS. If you’re keen to enjoy the extra security of ChromeOS but you also want a system that looks and feels like a well-made laptop, Samsung with the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a reliable bet to pursue.
Under the hood, it has an Intel Core i3 processor along with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. Those specifications are the kind of thing we would see from regular Windows-based laptops so you can guarantee that the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is able to fly when it comes to working quickly. It also utilizes Wi-Fi 6 so you get a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi connection than with older protocols. The highlight here though is the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2’s display. It has a 13.3-inch full HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. With a QLED panel, you get a picture that offers 100% color volume and an image that truly pops. If you’re looking to stream lots of content on it or you simply want your work looking at its best, this is the way forward.
Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 uses Smart Amp audio to surround you in sound and provide you with up to 178% more powerful audio than normal amps. Despite all that power, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is super thin and still promises an all-day battery life no matter what you’re doing. Sleek and gorgeous looking, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 has power where it counts too. It’s the ideal work device that also doubles up as a highly effective streaming system too. It’s easily one of the most appealing Prime Day Chromebook deals so far.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 — $1,396, was $1,800
- Expansive and gorgeous screen
- Fast performance
- Good durability
- Reliable rear cameras
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a remarkably stylish phone. That’s because it’s unlike most of the other Prime Day phone deals you’ll see emerging, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a foldable phone and one that offers an awful lot to love about it. Unfolded, it offers up a 7.6-inch main screen that works out a little bigger than a Kindle Paperwhite. Folded up, it becomes a tall and narrow “candy bar” style phone that has a 6.2-inch cover screen. It’s like nothing else you’ll have used before and if you’re keen to have an unique phone, you owe it to yourself to invest in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Unfolded, you may see the fold a little but you soon get used to it being there. Mostly, you’ll just enjoy the fact that you have so much screen space. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is pretty durable too with IPX8 water resistance so it can stand up to complete immersion in water. That’s far better than many standard phones, let alone a foldable one. The screen itself offers a great resolution of 2208 x 1768 with a 120Hz refresh rate so that browsing using it is silky smooth. It’s an AMOLED display plus it supports HDR10+ so picture quality is great with rich colors that make you want to watch more shows on it.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage so it’s able to keep up with whatever you’re doing. Whether you’re using it as the productivity powerhouse it is, or opting to play some games, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is never a slouch. Camera wise, it offers an Under Display camera so you’re not disturbed by anything getting in the way. That camera offers three 12MP lenses with a mixture of a primary sensor, telephoto, and ultrawide, so it takes great photos. However you plan on using the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, it will delight you every step of the way.
What is Prime Day?
Prime Day is Amazon’s own version of Black Friday, exclusively for subscribers to its Amazon Prime membership. The event, which will last 48 hours, brings discounts on everything from household essentials like coffee beans and diapers to must-have tech like iPads and 4K TVs. These Prime deals are released hourly, in limited quantities. In other words: This is a first-come, first-served affair with some Amazon Prime deals going out of stock in minutes.
Nothing is really off the table during Prime Day, with Amazon and other retailers slashing prices on everything from clothing and furniture to home appliances and office essentials. Naturally, the biggest stars of the show (and the ones we’re most interested in) are the discounts on expensive electronics, which make up the bulk of the best Prime Day deals and are the ones for which you want to keep your eyes peeled.
If it runs on electricity, then it’s likely to feature heavily among the Prime Day deals. This isn’t to say every single item from every single brand will be on sale, but as far as product categories go, you can expect to see worthy Prime Day deals on whatever you’re looking for. That includes laptops, video games, game consoles, smart TVs, kitchen appliances, streaming devices, headphones, speakers, mobile devices — you name it. For techies like us, Prime Day is practically Christmas in July.
When is Prime Day 2022?
Amazon confirmed the Prime Day 2022 dates on June 16: The retailer’s big summer blowout sale will happen on July 12 and July 13, offering what are likely to be the lowest prices you’ll see all year (or at least until the end-of-year holiday sales) on pretty much every type of product that Amazon sells. Prime Day is an especially good time to score huge savings on name-brand tech, as well as on stuff that either doesn’t go on sale a lot or doesn’t get marked down that heavily when it does.
Last year, Prime Day took place on June 21 and June 22 instead of its normal July time slot. In 2020, the scheduling was thrown off even more because of the pandemic, with Amazon postponing its summer sale until October. That year was a weird one for a lot of us, and having Prime Day land in the month before Black Friday was hardly the only disruption. This year, we’ll be bringing you all the best 2022 Prime Day deals the minute the event goes live, as well as the best early Prime Day deals that pop up before the sale. So bookmark this page and stay tuned!
Do other retailers have Prime Day deals?
Yes and no. Officially, Prime Day is exclusive to Amazon, but many other retailers also run their own concurrent sales to steal some of Amazon’s thunder. Last year, Walmart ran a huge “Days of Deals” sale alongside Prime Day, to name just one example, and other tech-focused online retailers such as Best Buy and Newegg aren’t shy about getting in on the action, either. Target is another one worth mentioning, and it’s a good place to check out during Prime Day if you want to save on items like clothes and home essentials, although it sells plenty of electronics, too.
Really, though, if you’re only going to shop one site during Prime Day, then you can’t beat Amazon. The other retailers run sales pretty regularly year-round, including during Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well as holidays like Labor Day and Fourth of July — but Prime Day only comes once a year, and it only happens officially on Amazon. That, in our experience, is where you’ll always find the best Prime Day deals.
If you have the opportunity to take advantage of a free Prime trial, then Prime Day is the perfect time to do it. But even if you end up paying for a Prime membership, that in itself is not a bad deal considering that it gives you access not only to Prime Day deals but also to a huge catalog of music, shows, movies, e-books, free games each month, free two-day shipping, and more. Since you can cancel at any time, you can always just pay for one month of Prime in July and then end your membership after Prime Day if you end up deciding that you’re not getting enough value out of it.