Prime Day is back, and it doesn’t totally suck. Below you’ll find all the best deals from the event, linked as they go live. You need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of the sales, so sign up for a free trial now if you haven’t already.
We’ll be covering all 24 hours of the event on this page and on Kinja Deals to the best of our ability, but we expect that many deals will sell out so quickly, that we’ll only have time to post them to our Twitter and Facebook account, so be sure to give us a follow, or just see our latest tweets below.
On any given day, it’s not uncommon to see deals on a few of Amazon’s first party gadgets, but the discounts are usually modest, and relegated to less popular products. Today’s not any given day though: It’s Prime Day, and the deals are bigger and broader than we’ve ever seen.
The star of the show here is the shockingly great—and rarely discounted—Amazon Echo for $50 off, one of the best deals we’ve seen. This thing was awesome when it first came out last year, and it gets better every week. I got one a few months ago, and don’t know how I’d live without it now. The less-beloved Amazon Tap is also $30 off.
The undisputed king of Black Friday 2015, the Amazon Fire tablet, is also down to an all-time low $33. Is it a great tablet? No. Is it still an amazing piece of technology for cost of a few lunches out? Absolutely. The 10" (and much faster) Fire HD 10 is also on sale for $150, an all-time low by $30.
You can also save $30 on the newly refurbished Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite, or $50 on the Kindle Voyage. We see $20 discounts on the lower end Kindles pretty often, but $30 is less common. The Voyage, while only marginally better than the Paperwhite, basically never gets discounts.
If you can stomach buying refurbs, Amazon’s offering some of the best SONOS deals we’ve ever seen today as part of their Prime Day Lightning deals.
On offer are the SONOS PLAY:3 for $224 (down from $299 new), and the PLAYBAR for $524 (down from $699 new). SONOS is of course the grandaddy of wireless home audio systems, and the PLAYBAR specifically won our Kinja Co-Op for best Sound Bar, so if either of these have been on your wishlist, I recommend hitting that buy button post haste.
If you’ve been meaning to try Audible, here’s the only excuse you need. For a limited time, Prime members can get a three month free trial (up from the usual one month), plus a $10 Amazon credit just for signing up. Note: This is only available for first-time Audible members.
During the trial, you’ll get one book credit per month to use on any of Audible’s 180,000 titles. Even if you cancel your trial later on, those books are yours to keep. And if you do stay a member, you’ll be charged $15 per month for a single book credit. But hey, even if you have zero intention of becoming a paying member, or even using your three book credits, this is basically $10 for free.
Here’s a straightforward deal for you: Give Amazon $48, and they’ll store all your crap in the cloud for a year. That’s 20% less than usual, and while this was as cheap as $5 on Black Friday, it’s still a bargain compared to Dropbox or Google Drive.
Update 2: Back in stock, with backorders.
Update: Sold out
Here’s something to light up your day. A 16-pack of lightbulbs (who needs 16 lightbulbs at once? You do, that’s who) is only $20 today. That’s basically a little over $1 per lightbulb. Just thought I’d shine some light on the subject. I’ll see myself out.
Note: Discount shown at checkout.
Sphero’s remote-controlled BB-8 droid was one of the coolest toys ever made when it first came out, and it’s still improving to this day! Today on Amazon, Prime members can buy one for for 97
portions dollars, or $53 less than usual, and an all-time low.
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You don’t buy this Marvel Phase Two box set for the six films, even if they do come on Blu-ray, digital, and even Blu-ray 3D. No, you buy it for the extras:
This set overflows with stunning Marvel Studios memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of the Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark tattoo from Iron Man 3 and much more!
Packed with over 2 1⁄2 hours of content on an exclusive bonus disc, including never-before-seen Deleted & Extended Scenes, the complete set of Marvel One-Shot films and Commentary, From Here to Infinity: Phases 2 and 3 of the M.C.U., Tag Scenes: A Making-Of, Screen Test with Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista and more, this ultimate collection is a Marvel fan’s dream!
If you’re a Prime member, this Lightning deal is an all-time low by over $30.
Phone case a little beat up? Amazon’s taking an extra 30% off hundreds of different cases, today only for Prime members. Tons of phones, tablets, and even laptops are covered by this sale, and you should see the extra 30% discount at checkout no matter what you choose, assuming it’s shipped and sold by Amazon.com.
One of the only downsides of cast iron pans is that they can be a nightmare to clean, but this 4.7 star-rated chainmail scrubber can scrape away caked-on food without hurting your seasoning, or resorting to soap. No wonder it’s one of the newest members of our bestsellers club. Today’s $12 deal also happens to be within $1 of an all-time low.
Numerous gaming and computing peripherals and bundles, including some of your favorites, are deeply discounted for Prime Day.
The Xbox 360 controller is arguably still the best PC gamepad.
The Razer DeathAdder has been one of your favorite gaming mice for three years running.
The Corsair Scimitar is the best-looking MMO gaming mouse, and might just be the best MMO gaming mouse in general.
The bundles from SteelSeries feature your favorite gaming mouse pad.
Corsair’s K-series mechanical keyboards are some of your favorites for gaming, and for general use as well, and the popular K70 is down to an all-time low $90 for Prime members today, with both red and brown switches.
Need an arcade stick? We don’t see deals on these often.
I don’t personally understand the appeal of trackball mice, but many people swear by them, and this model in particular. There simply aren’t that many products on Amazon with a 4.5 star average on over 8,000 reviews. It’s also never been cheaper.
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One of Amazon’s biggest Prime Day promotions is a slew of deals on popular SanDisk flash storage products.
Of course, you’ll find great prices on your standard SSDs, flash drives, and SD cards, but there are also deals on more interesting items like a 200GB microSD card, Lightning-compatible flash drives, and a sleek portable SSD. A word of warning though: This is a Prime Day deal, which means the best stuff will probably sell out rather quickly.
Ready to experience meat in a whole new way? Amazon’s currently offering the Bluetooth model of Anova’s excellent Sous Vide immersion circulator for $143 for Prime Day. While that’s not an all-time low, it is a solid $36 discount from its usual price.
Lifehacker has a great explainer on Sous-Vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird, but trust me when I say that it works like magic.
Every time we post this, we get some snark about the Bluetooth, so just know that it’s optional. If you connect your phone, you can find a recipe via Anova’s app, and automatically program the cooker with one tap, but you certainly don’t need to use it.
Hisense isn’t the most well known TV company out there, but they’re generally well respected, and it’s tough to find much fault with a 43" 4K smart TV with HDR processing for $300. This is the entry level model of the company’s 2016 lineup, and its black levels are apparently a step or two behind its more expensive brethren, but it’s still a fantastic price if you’re in the market.
Update: Amazon finally posted this deal late in the evening, and it promptly sold out within about a minute. If you missed out, Best Buy still has it for $600, which is still about $250 less than elsewhere.
Samsung’s 2016 55" 4K TV will be on sale for just $550 on Prime Day, while supplies last. To give you some context, the smaller 50" model was selling for $100 more on Amazon today, which was the best price they’d ever listed. Considering you get a great upscaling engine, local dimming, smart apps, Samsung Smart View, and, HDR, I’d say this is one of the best TV deals we’ve ever seen. Just don’t expect it to last.
There’s something to be said about instant cameras coming back around again. Something, but I’m not sure what. If you don’t feel like reliving your childhood with a brick-like instant camera, try one of these Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printers and make your smartphone actually give you real, printed photos. It even comes in four colors.
For some reason, the Furby is a thing again. The Furby Connect takes this talking acid flashback from off the shelf and gets onto your smartphone. If someone in your life wants to relive the nightmares of this Lisa Frank gremlin, but also end up with a free $30 Amazon gift card, here’s your chance.
You probably looked at that image up there and laughed. But let me tell you, there’s nothing funny about using the bathroom in the middle of the night and having to turn on an overhead light to see where you’re going. Because as soon as you hit that switch, you know you’re not getting back to sleep for another hour.
GlowBowl fits on just about any toilet, is motion activated, and can even output seven different colors of light. Most importantly though, it won’t wreak havoc on your circadian rhythms.
Pairs well with this discounted Squatty Potty.
Did you know you’ve been pooping all wrong? It’s true! Luckily, the obscenely popular Squatty Potty is designed to lift your legs into an ideal bowel movement position, and you can get the 7" model for just $18 on Amazon today as part of a Prime Day promotion. These things almost never go on sale, so if you’ve had your eye on one, it’s officially time to poop or get off the pot.
Note: Discount shown at checkout for Prime members.
If you have any long-neglected home maintenance and upkeep tasks to check off your to-do list, Amazon’s offering a flat $40 cash back on any service priced $75 or more through Amazon Home Services as part of the Prime Day festivities.
Available services will vary depending on your location, but they can include lawn maintenance, cleaning, home improvement, computer help, and more. In fact, Shane recently used Amazon to install a TV wall mount.
Amazon promised Kindle Unlimited savings for Prime day, and here they are. Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s taking 25-40% off the list price, depending on the length of your subscription. Note: You won’t see the discounted price until checkout.
Even if this isn’t your thing, it’s a great gift idea for the reader in your life. Just mark it as a gift subscription at checkout, you can choose the date that it will be delivered, allowing you to automate some upcoming birthdays.
Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend up to $60 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.
Just like a WeMo Insight switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, track their energy usage, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.
Other than a very short-lived (and probably erroneous) $24 deal a few weeks ago, this is the best price we’ve seen on the energy monitoring version of this smart plug.
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Sunglasses for summer; groundbreaking, I know. But, with select Ray-Bans (including the ever-popular Wayfarer) dropped down to as low as $65 because of a sweet extra 30% off, it is pretty groundbreaking. You can stop buying cheap-o sunnies from Duane Reade now.
If you haven’t checked out the Luxury Beauty section on Amazon, you are missing out. If you spend $50 on any Luxury Beauty purchase and use the code PRIMEDAY25, you’ll get $25 back towards your next luxe beauty purchase. Some of it is an extra 35-50% off too.
If there’s ever a time to convince yourself that you will work out, it’s when there’s a discount on athletic shoes. Celebrate Prime Day with huge discounts on shoes from Adidas, New Balance, Mizuno, and ASICS. Maybe if you invest in a good pair of sneakers, you’ll go out for those Poké Walks you’ve been saying you’ll go on.
If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $70 for Prime Day, the best price Amazon’s ever listed, and about $50 less than usual.
If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, you can also use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and more.
Fitbit’s Alta is one of the first fitness trackers that actually looks nice on your wrist, owing largely to its fashionable interchangeable bands, and you can take full advantage with this Prime Day deal.
All you have to do is pick your favorite Alta color and size, bundle it with an extra band of a different color, and you’ll automatically save $30 at checkout. Alta deals have been basically nonexistent since it launched several months ago, so if it’s been sitting on your wish list, I’d run over to Amazon to take advantage.
iOttie makes your favorite suction cup-based smartphone dash mounts, and while they may have been supplanted by sub-$5 magnetic vent solutions, I’ve found iOttie’s snap-to-close phone cradles to be incredibly secure and convenient. Take off 25% at checkout on CD Slot, vent, and suction options in honor of Prime Day.