Did someone say Prime Day? In case you’ve been living off the grid, Prime Day is the Black Friday-esque annual bonanza on Amazon when Prime members can score great bargains on loads of fab items. Since Prime Day is traditionally a bit of a surprise, it’s best to be prepared now so that you know what to look for going in.
Since it’s (almost) impossible to know what’s going to be on deck this Prime Day, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you and created this handy guide to some of the best tech deals to expect this time around.
Amazon Goods and Services
Let’s begin with Amazon. Historically, many of the top Amazon goods and services (like Amazon Music) are discounted during Prime Day, so if you’ve been holding out on upgrading to services like Kindle Unlimited or getting some new Echo smart speakers, now is your time to shine. Here are some other great deals we are expecting to see on Amazon tech.
It’s the Kindle of your dreams, all in one handy waterproof package that reads like a dream even under the bright summer sun. Imagine reading your faves by the pool without the fear of errant splashes (or spilled margaritas) trashing your gear. And with double the storage of older models, you can easily keep your complete collection of James Patterson books in one place (we’re not judging!).
Siri is great and everything, but what happens when your phone isn’t nearby? Have no fear, Alexa is here! With the pint-sized Echo Dot speaker, you can have Alexa answer all your burning questions and do your bidding without needing to try and find your phone. The best part is that because of its size, you can keep one in every room without worrying about unnecessary clutter.
The stars may align this year if Prime Day falls after the release of the new Echo 8, which is set to be released in early June. Always wanted a little portable TV for your office, kitchen, or just to take with you when you don’t want to carry a laptop? Well, this definitely fits the bill. With a clear display that makes it easy to binge your fave shows, video chat with your BFF, and finally watch that tutorial about how to tie-dye at home, the Echo 8 is also compatible with Alexa and all her visual components. Pretty cool, huh?
Many people are looking to add a Fire TV stick to their arsenal because it easily complements (or replaces) their existing cable by giving them access to the best streaming services. And the good news is, if you already have a smart TV, this will upgrade it to like, Stephen Hawking-level intelligence. Now who doesn’t want that?
You know you want a Roomba, right? Well on Prime Day, you may be able to pick one up at a cool discounted price. Even better, these iRobot Roomba vacuums are Alexa-controlled and connect to your Wi-Fi to make cleaning a cinch.
These are just some of the amazing Amazon products and services you’ll most likely be able to find this Prime Day — and even if your aren’t interested in the newest tech available, you’ll probably still be able to find some killer deals on older goodies like the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart Speaker.
Let’s face it — Amazon Private-Label brands aren’t the only option around. However, during Prime Day, the online retail giant offers plenty of other top brands to add to your cart. Below are just some of the goodies we’ll be watching for:
Instant Pot Ultra Programmable Pressure Cooker
If you’ve been holding out on joining the pressure cooker club, Prime Day might be the prefect time to get on board. Instant Pot is the OG of pressure cookers, but this one is even better as it is multi-use (10-in-1!) and programmable for those days when you want to set it and forget it. Want to eliminate those unnecessary appliances gathering dust in your kitchen? Then be sure to add this little powerhouse to your Prime Day wishlist.
Historically, Prime Day is a great place to score deals on appliances like vacuums, and if you’re looking to replace (or upgrade) yours, then be sure to check deals on snazzy brands like Bissell. After all, who doesn’t want an appliance that’s both futuristic and functional?
If there’s any trend that can compete with pressure cookers, it’s definitely air fryers. Traditionally, Prime Day has offered fantastic deals on this hot kitchen commodity, and this Ultrean air fryer is no exception. Easy to use, non-stick, and sleek design combine in this handy kitchen tool that’s both versatile and fun to cook with. Fries, anyone?
For the Office
Laptops, tablets, and phones, oh my! Prime Day is known for having the best deals around on pretty much everything you’re looking for, whether it’s an Apple iPad Mini, a Razor Blade Stealth Gaming Laptop, or the newest Samsung Galaxy. But there are other goodies that may also pop up during this year’s event. Lucky for you, we have a time machine called the Internet that allows us to predict the following fab finds:
These are some of the most popular earbuds on the market right now, and during Prime Day, you may be able to snag them at a great price. Sleek and comfy, these AirPods easily connect to all your Apple devices. Plus, there are options for adding a wireless charging case for even more cord-free convenience.
For the traditionalists among us who would rather rock headphones than earbuds, have no fear — there will most likely be some eye-popping deals in that department, too — such as these cool ones from Bose. An added bonus is that these beauties are Alexa-enabled, allowing you access to everything you need while working (or playing).
Everyone has to have one of these for their home office. Wireless chargers are convenient, eliminate clutter, and best of all, they look super high-tech. Snag one on Prime Day like this Belkin Wireless 10W to start cleaning up some of those pesky cords.
These are just some of the incredible deals you may be able to find during Prime Day 2021, and the list is by no means exhaustive. For example, if you’re looking for a TV, Prime Day is a great time to snag one, as there are usually tons of deals available. For example, check out this Samsung 43-inch Q60T QLED, or this LG OLED CX, and dig those crystal clear pictures!
Whatever tech you need or want, Amazon will be sure to have it this year on Prime Day — and now that you’re prepared, you’ll have no problems getting the absolute best deals. So get excited, and get ready to fill your cart!