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Prime Day brings discounts on all sorts of tech like true wireless earbuds, smart speakers with Alexa and the Google Assistant, vibrant TVs and countless other devices. With literally thousands of items on-sale, CNN Underscored is doing the handwork and highlighting the best tech deals to shop this Prime Day right here.
For a full list of notable Prime Day deals, check out our complete guide here.
Earbuds and headphones
Sony WH-1000XM4 with $25 Gift Card ($298, originally $373; amazon.com)
Our pick for best over-ear and noise cancellation headphone is seeing quite the deal. Sony’s WH-1000XM4 are down to just $298 from $348 and a $25 Amazon.com gift card is thrown into the mix. These headphones are not only comfortable with improved padding but delivered balanced robust sound, class-leading noise cancellation and long battery life.
AirPods Pro ($199, originally $249; amazon.com)
Apple’s AirPods Pro are our top pick for best true wireless earbuds and for good reason. They’re epic across the board with seriously impressive active noise cancellation, comfortable silicone tips that seal off the ear, fast pairing with Apple devices and nearly five hours of battery life with ANC engaged. And they’re $50 off right now.
Powerbeats Pro ($174.95, originally $249.95; amazon.com)
Our top pick for best earbuds for working out are down to their all-time-low on Amazon for Prime Day. Powerbeats Pro feature a comfortable and stable design with an ear-hook that wraps around your ear, deliver robust sound with ample bass and offer fast pairing for Apple devices.
AirPods with Wired Charging Case ($114.99, originally $159; amazon.com)
Apple’s entry-level AirPods still best most other true wireless earbuds out there. With the H1 chip inside you’ll get fast pairing across all Apple devices (and easy switching with iOS 14) as well as hands-free “Hey Siri” support. Better yet, you get five hours of playback and over 24 hours of playtime with charges from the carrying case.
Related: The best noise-canceling headphones of 2020
Beats Solo Pro ($179.95, originally $299.95; amazon.com)
These on-ear noise canceling headphones are our runner up pick in the category and are over $100 off. The Solo Pro feature a comfortable and modern design in fun colors with terrific hardware inside. These will fast pair with Apple devices thanks to the H1 cheap, feature active noise cancellation and even sport a transparency mode.
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ ($119.99, originally $149.99; amazon.com)
Looking for a pair of seriously long lasting true wireless earbuds? Those would be the Galaxy Buds_+which sport 11 hours of playback from the earbuds and up to 22 hours when you factor in the case. They also boast a wide soundstage and a sleek design that doesn’t stick out from the ear as much.
Echo Buds ($79.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)
If you’re a fan of good sound at a great price, the Echo Buds are for you. And having an affinity for Alexa doesn’t hurt either considering she’s built in. You can expect up to 20 hours of battery life with the included charging case.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II ($199, originally $349; amazon.com)
Noise cancelling, over-ear comfort, Alexa-enabled — what’s not to like about the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones? These quality wireless cans project satisfying sound at a tremendous value in Black, Silver and Triple Midnight.
Eero mesh Wi-Fi System ($174, originally $249; amazon.com)
With an eero mesh Wi-Fi system you can improve your whole home network and provide more room for many more devices. You’ll strategically place these eero nodes around your home to spread coverage further — up to 5,000 square feet. And eero will intelligently connect your device from node to node for the best coverage.
iRobot Roomba i6+ ($599.99, originally $799.99; amazon.com)
This Roomba smart vacuum won’t just intelligently map your home and intelligently create a schedule. The Roomba i6+ will empty itself into its base when it is full to continue to the cleaning job.
Echo Dot 3rd Gen ($18.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)
You can really never go wrong with an Echo Dot, especially at just $18.99. It’s the easiest way to add Alexa to a room, but you’re getting more than just a virtual assistant. Alexa can be your DJ from a variety of sources or even turn your Echo into a Bluetooth speaker. Better yet, you get to pick your color: Charcoal, Heather Gray, Plum or Sandstone. You can even bundle an Echo Dot with an Amazon Smart Plug for just $23.99, down from $74.98.
Echo Flex ($9.99, originally $24.99; amazon.com)
The most affordable Echo is even more affordable right now. The Echo Flex is down to just $9.99 and is the simplest way to add Alexa to a room, as you simply just plug it into an outlet. There are even attachments like a motion sensor, nightlight or LED clock that can clip into the bottom to give this some more utility.
Ring Video Doorbell 3 ($139.99, originally $199.99; amazon.com)
A smart doorbell makes a lot of sense. Not only does it add a sense of protection to your home, but it gives you a simple way to get a birds eye view of the front. At $139.99, down from $199.99, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 is especially affordable today. You get a 1080pHD view, the flexibility of two routes for power and motion detection in a stylish package.
Echo Studio ($149.99, originally $199.99; amazon.com)
The Echo Studio isn’t just the biggest Alexa smart speaker made by Amazon, but it’s the loudest with the most robust sound. In our testing, we found that it can really pump out the jams with strong bass. That’s thanks to five speakers inside and support for Dolby Atmos which mixes the music for your room.
Echo Show 5 ($44.99, originally $89.99; amazon.com)
Amazon’s entry level smart screen, the Echo Show 5, is down to just $44.99. With the 5.5-inch screen and single speaker you won’t only hear Alexa’s responses, but she’ll add some visuals into the mix. The addition of a screen also lets you take video calls, watch a movie and even learn to cook. You can even bundle it with a Blink Mini Indoor Smart Security Camera for just $49.99, down from $124.98.
Echo Show 8 ($64.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)
The Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s middle smart display — it’s larger than the Echo Show 5 with an 8-inch display and better speakers inside. It keeps all the functionality of an Alexa smart speaker but adds in visuals. You can watch a movie or a TV show, learn how to cook, stream music and even video call with friends or family. You can bundle it with an Amazon Smart Plug for $69.99, down from $158.98.
Ring Indoor Cam ($44.99, originally $59.99; amazon.com)
You can’t go wrong with the compact Ring Indoor Cam, capable of HD video that you can monitor live through the Ring app. Just plug it in, connect it to your WiFi and you’re good to go. And with the integrated mounting base, there are few places this camera can’t go.
Laptops and Chromebooks
Surface Pro X ($999.99, originally $1,299; amazon.com)
The Surface Pro X is Microsoft’s next-gen 2-in-1 with a custom ARM processor powering Windows 10 and both Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity out of the box. You get an expansive 13″ screen inside an incredibly portable build at just 7.3-millimeters thick and 1.7 pounds. You can bundle it with a TypeCover and a Surface Pen for $1,285, down from $1,569.98.
Sony A8H OLED 4K TV ($1,298, originally $1,498; amazon.com)
Our TV luxury pick is seeing a mighty fine discount this Prime Day. Yes, the Sony A8H OLED 4K TV is just $1,298 for the 55-inch and it provides one of the best pictures of any TV we tested. The A8H delivers superior contrast with pitch black darks, vibrant hues and even softer pastels. It’s the complete package and features an Android TV smart interface.
32″ 720p Fire TV Edition by Toshiba ($119.99, originally $179.99; amazon.com)
If you’re looking for extreme value, this 32-inch Fire TV Edition by Toshiba delivers just that. Yes, it’s only a 720pHD screen but at this size, that’s more than fine. The real surprise comes in the form of the Fire TV smart interface which gives you access to thousands of streaming services.
Fire TV Recast (starting at $179.99, originally $229.99; amazon.com)
Perhaps perfect for cord cutters, the Fire TV Recast lets you record, pause and rewind over-the-air programming. On the storage side, you can choose between 500GB or 1TB of storage, AKA 75 hours or 150 hours of HD programming, respectively.
Fire TV Cube ($79.99, originally $119.99; amazon.com)
The Fire TV Cube is the ultimate Fire TV streaming device with up to 4K resolution, and access to thousands of streaming services. And with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, you don’t have to sacrifice an ounce of quality. Plus, Alexa is built right in so you can navigate the interface with just your voice.
Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device ($29.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)
You really can’t go wrong with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K. It packs all the streaming power you could want into a dongle that just plugs into the back of your TV. Better yet, it packs support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and HDR. Even better, with the Alexa Voice Remote, you can use your voice to navigate the interface.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Starting at $1,049.99, originally $1,299.99; amazon.com)
The Note 20 Ultra might have just launched in August, but it’s seeing an epic $250 off discount. It’s currently the best android smartphone on the market in our eyes and features top of the line hardware across the board like a 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display, a triple camera array with 50x space zoom and a zippy processor.
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G ($419.99, originally $599.99; amazon.com)
Just over $400 for a 5G enabled phone with a big 6.7-inch display? That’s the Galaxy A71 5G and at $419.99 it’s down to an all time low price. It boasts a sleek design and a three camera array on the back. You’ll find a selfie cam in a pinhole notch on the front.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ ($899.99, originally $1,199.99; amazon.com)
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 family of devices are going strong with triple camera arrays, Super AMOLED displays and sleek builds. You can currently score a Galaxy S20+ with 128GB of internal storage for $300 off at $899.99. This device features a 6.7″ display which will give you plenty of room for multitasking and to view 30x Space Zoom photos.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra ($1,049.99, originally $1,399.99; amazon.com)
We dubbed the Galaxy S20 Ultra the kitchen sink phone as Samsung threw every possible feature into this thing. It has a 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display, up to 100x Space Zoom on the main camera, five cameras in total, a zippy processor and 5G connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 ($549.99, originally $649.99; amazon.com)
We just declared the Galaxy Tab S7 the best android tablet and it’s now seeing a fresh discount on Amazon.com. You can score this 11-inch tablet for just $549.99 and that price includes the S Pen. Out of the box it’s running Android 10 with a Samsung One user interface on top. It will be zippy-fast thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor inside as well.
Apple 8th Gen iPad (Starting at $299, originally $329; amazon.com)
The 8th Gen iPad is just a month old and it truly delivers extreme value at full price. But for nearly $30 less, it goes into epic territory. This 10.2-inch iPad bests nearly any other tablet at this price point thanks to the A12 Bionic processor inside. With it, you can take full advantage of iPadOS 14 and any application from the App Store.
Apple iPad Mini ($349.99, originally $399.99; amazon.com)
With a thin and light design and a 7.9-inch Retina Display with True Tone, the iPad mini gives you the ultimate tablet experience while remaining portable and functional. It has a 10-hour battery life to get you through the day, and the A12 chip will deliver an incredibly fast performance.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ ($949.99, originally $999.99; amazon.com)
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro packs a powerhouse liquid Retina Display, A12Z bionic chip for incredibly fast performance and has a battery life of up to 10 hours. Or if you’re looking for a smaller screen with the same processing power and display, the 11-inch iPad Pro is also on sale for $749.99, down from $799.99.
Fire HD 8 Plus (Starting at $74.99, originally $109.99; amazon.com)
Our pick for best budget tablet is seeing a fresh discount right now. The Fire HD 8 Plus is $35 off at just $74.99 and for that price you’re getting a solid tablet. It’s running a customized version of Android called FireOS which integrates heavily with Amazon’s services. It’s faster over the standard Fire HD 8 with more RAM and features a 12 hour battery that you can recharge wirelessly through a Qi-enabled wireless charger.
Storage and accessories
SanDisk microSD cards (starting at $19.99, originally $24.49; amazon.com)
Whether you want to expand storage on your smartphone, tablet or even a Nintendo Switch, SanDisk is here to help. With 128GB ($19.99), 256GB ($23.49), 512GB ($79.99) and 1TB ($182.99) all discounted you can’t go wrong with any size.
Anker Nano 20W Fast Charger ($15.99, originally $19.99; amazon.com)
With Apple’s 2020 iPhone family likely being announced today and rumors saying no power plug in the box, it’s a good time to pick one up. And the Anker Nano not only is incredibly compact, but it can fast charge your iPhone (or really any smartphone) at 20-watts.
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SanDisk 128GB microSD card with 12-months of Nintendo Switch Online ($39.99, originally $69.98; amazon.com)
If you have a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, this deal is for you. You can score a 128GB microSD card (which equals more storage for games and save files) and a year of Nintendo Switch Online for just $39.99. These two together would normally cost just shy of $70. And that online subscription lets you play with friends across the globe and access over 70 classic Nintendo titles.
Kindle (starting at $59.99, originally $89.99; amazon.com)
The classic Kindle brings you access to millions of titles, with the storage to hold thousands of books and keep your favorite audiobooks on tap too. It also features a glare-free 6-inch display backed up by an adjustable front light for early risers and night owls alike.
Kindle Paperwhite (starting at $84.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)
Take reading anywhere you go to a new level with the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s both waterproof and glare-free, so not even the beach is off limits. Plus with 8GBs of internal storage you can store thousands of books and magazines and loads of audiobooks. Or pair it with an Amazon Leather Cover and Power Adapter for $119.97, down from $189.97.
Kindle Oasis (starting at $174.99, originally $249.99; amazon.com)
The flagship Kindle Oasis is a reader’s paradise, featuring their best 7-inch display with adjustable warm light that’s easy on the eyes — all in a waterproof package. It also throws in page turning buttons so you don’t even have to lift your other hand.
Adobe Creative Cloud, 12-month subscription with $10 Amazon gift card ($36.99, originally $62.99; amazon.com)
Creative Cloud is a collection of over 20 desktop and mobile apps and services for creative ventures ranging from photo and video editing to web and graphic design. This package gets you a 12-month subscription to Creative Cloud, plus a $10 Amazon gift card for future purchases.