The Best Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals You Can Get Now
Amazon Prime Day used to take place in July, around the time of the company’s anniversary. This year, the 48-hour event is taking place a little earlier. Here are some of the best Amazon Prime Day tech deals that will save you at least 20% on new smart home devices and more.
What Is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual sale that Amazon hosts for Prime members only. An Amazon Prime membership costs $12.99 a month or $119 a year, but you can always sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime and cancel any time.
This year, Amazon Prime Day kicks off on June 21 and continues until the end of June 22. The event starts at midnight Pacific Standard Time (which is 3:00 AM on the east coast).
Best Early Prime Day Deals
4th-Generation Echo Dot 2-pack
Save 50% (was $100, now $50)
The 4th-generation Echo Dot is one of the best budget smart speakers you can get. With the Alexa digital assistant built-in, this 3.9-inch-tall speaker allows you to use voice commands to control your smart home devices, play music, make phone calls, and more.
Amazon’s newest smart speaker works with over 140,000 smart home devices, which is a lot more than smart speakers made by Google or Apple. You can also link several Echo Dot speakers to fill your home with music or use them as an intercom system.
To get the most out of this Prime Day deal, make sure to use the promo code PDDOT2PK at checkout.
A smart display gives you all the benefits of a smart speaker, but it also has a screen. The 5.5-inch touchscreen display on the Echo Show 5 allows you to make video calls or watch videos on YouTube, Netflix, and more.
With this Prime Day deal, you can also use the smart display to see a live view of your property with the Blink Mini Indoor smart camera. This wireless camera will also send alerts to your smartphone whenever it detects motion. Plus, it has night vision and two-way audio, so you can talk to tell the dog to get off the couch from your smartphone.
Once you get a smart speaker, make sure to check out our list of the best smart home devices to find ones you can control with Alexa.
A smart plug is one of the best smart home devices because it lets you turn almost any device into a smart one. All you have to do is plug a fan, lamp, or coffee maker into this smart plug, and you will be able to control it from anywhere in the world.
With the Amazon Smart Plug, you can ask Alexa to turn your devices on and off, or you can schedule all your lights to turn on when you wake up. Plus, with Away Lighting, you can schedule your lights to turn on randomly, so it looks like you’re at home when you’re really on vacation.
You can now get a pair of Amazon’s wireless earbuds for less than half the price of the AirPods Pro or Google Pixels Buds. These smart earbuds come with Alexa built-in, so you can make calls, add events to your calendar, and play music totally hands-free.
The new Echo Buds are smaller than the previous model, but they have a slightly longer 6.5-hour battery life and come with active noise cancellation and other upgraded features. Plus, the new model also comes with a wireless charging case, which gives you an additional two hours of play time after just 15 minutes of charging.
If you have an iPhone, the AirPods Pro are the best wireless earbuds you can get. Apple designed its premium earbuds to immediately connect to your iPhone every time. And, with the Find My feature, you can easily find these earbuds when they go missing.
The AirPods Pro also feature a noise-cancellation mode that reduces environmental sounds, as well as a transparency mode that lets you hear what’s going on around you. While Apple’s premium earbuds were slightly cheaper on Black Friday, this Prime Deal marks their best price on Amazon in months.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones deliver premium sound quality. With three levels of active noise cancellation and volume-optimized EQ, this pair of wireless headphones offers a truly immersive listening experience for iPhone and Android users alike.
These smart headphones also come with Alexa and the Google Assistant built-in, so you can use voice commands to play songs or make hands-free calls. These headphones will last for 20 hours before you have to charge them, and you only need to charge them for 15 minutes to get an additional 2.5 hours of listening time.
The Roku Ultra is a streaming device that lets you turn any TV into a smart one. All you have to do is plug this device into your TV’s HDMI port, and you will be able to watch thousands of movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and more.
This second-generation device has improved WiFi range and an Ethernet port that allows you to connect it directly to your router for the most reliable signal. It also comes with a lost remote finder, a voice remote, and support for Dolby Vision for the best picture quality and Dolby Atmos for surround-sound setups.