Best Amazon Prime Day 2022 tech deals
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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best shopping events to score big deals on tech products. It’s a great time to shop for deeply discounted electronics, home audio, appliances and gadgets, but there’s an overwhelming amount to sort through. To help you find the deals that are actually worth your money, we’ve rounded up the best products that we’ve covered (and some that we’ve tested ourselves) and wholeheartedly recommend. We’ll be updating this post throughout the week with new deals, so bookmark this page – including our homepage and coverage of all the best Prime Day deals – and check back often.
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The XM4s let you connect to two devices at once, which is great for anyone who needs to switch between phone calls and computer audio. Former Strategist writer Jordan Bowman named them the best noise canceling headphones, noting the excellent audio quality and their comfort. “When I first took them out of the box I couldn’t believe how light they felt,” he wrote.
In our roundup of the best wireless earbuds, we picked the AirPods Pro as the best noise-canceling pair for iPhone users.
It’s the speaker that many Strategist editors take everywhere. “Of all the makes and models of portable speakers that highly obsessed buyers swear by, none is more trusted than the Wonderboom,” writes Associate Editor Louis Cheslaw.
These are the earbud version of the strategist-favorite Bose on-ear headphones that are superb for travel. The QuietComfort headphones block out outside noise in a slimmer, more portable package than the headphone version, and that price is the cheapest we’ve ever seen.
The Kindle will always be a great gift for voracious readers, but now is your chance to score one (for someone else or yourself) for half price. In 2018, Strategist editor Maxine Builder praised the Kindle Paperwhite for its simplicity: “At the end of the day, that’s all I really want from my technology: to be something that does exactly what it says and makes it a little easier to do the things I love, like getting sucked into a good novel no matter where I am.
For many people, the Roku Ultra is the best streaming device money can buy. “At less than half the cost of Apple TV, it offers most of the same features and supports mirroring technology for PCs and Apple devices,” wrote Strategist contributor Angela Lashbrook. It’s not as heavily discounted as the other deals on this list, but given the solid Wi-Fi connectivity and reliability of the Roku Ultra, we think this is a solid Prime Day deal worth the money. hard to exploit.
The framework matte screen keeps it from being another typical black rectangle eyesore in the living room. “I have family members and colleagues who all bought The Frame last year because of the way it disguises itself as a piece of art when not in use,” writes Chris Welcheditor and reviewer at The Verge.
This smart plug is ideal for users “who want to install outdoor security lighting that they can run from a smartphone app,” writes Strategist contributor Kyle Schurman, who named this Kasa plug the best. option to power things outside.
We’ve called the Amazon Echo the “brain of your entire smart home operation.” And we’ve never seen the Echo Dot so cheap.
Karen Iorio Adelson, former senior editor at Strategist, chose Ring Video Doorbells as the best, cheapest video doorbell. “It’s a natural fit for people who already use Amazon’s smart home products,” she writes, “because you can play doorbell footage on an Echo Show or interact with the doorbell (by talking to someone at your door, for example) via Alexa.” The Pro model was recommended by several experts that Adelson spoke to.
These smart bulbs can be controlled via Bluetooth or Alexa or Google Assistant. It’s a great option if you’re looking to dim the lights when it’s movie time. This is the lowest price we have seen for these bulbs.
Our friends at The Verge are fans of the Flex5, calling it one of the best mid-range Chromebooks you can buy. “If you’re married to the sub-$500 price tag, you’re unlikely to find better build quality, with better keyboard and port selection, than the Flex 5, in the Chromebook or Windows spheres,” writes senior writer Monica Chin.
Plug the Beacon into any wall outlet and extend the range of Wi-Fi connectivity in your home – up to 1,500 square feet. This nightlight-sized device is ideal for people who use the internet in multiple areas of the home (we see you, remote workers).
This sleek wireless keyboard can connect up to three different devices at once. Former strategist writer Jordan Bowman says the keys are responsive, but are “completely silent”. This is the lowest price ever for this keyboard.
It’s a great time to save over $100 on Apple’s most premium watch. The Series 7 comes with GPS and cellular connectivity, making it a handy fitness tracker and companion for people on the go. “The Apple Watch is in a class of its own right now,” writes former Verge editor Dieter Bohn in his review. “Nothing else is as good for iPhone users and nothing like it is available for Android users.”
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