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The best Prime Day tech deals 2023: Save on Apple, Bose and more

We found Prime Day deals live on Amazon, and highlighted other notable deals from other retailers.
Amazon Prime Day is a good time to get deals on Amazon products as well as noteworthy brands like Apple and Bose.
Amazon Prime Day is a good time to get deals on Amazon products as well as noteworthy brands like Apple and Bose.Vivian Le / NBC

Amazon Prime Day is quickly coming to a close, and if you want to grab a new pair of headphones or build your smart home, the retailer is offering deals on tech products during the event. Prime Day is a 48-hour sale exclusive to Prime members, and you can also find deals on wellness, pet, home and kitchen products.

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To help you make the most of Prime Day 2023 and identify what’s actually worth buying, we compiled some of the best deals on tech products that we think you should know about. We’ll continue updating our list with new savings opportunities throughout the event. We also compiled a list of Prime Day bestsellers to learn more about what Select readers have been shopping for during the sale so far.

Best Prime Day tech deals

Below, we’re sharing the best tech Prime Day deals. All of our recommendations are based on our previous coverage and reporting. To ensure the quality of each deal, we’re running deals through price trackers like CamelCamelCamel — each product is either at its lowest price ever or its lowest price in at least three months.

Amazon Smart Plug

4.7-star average rating from 542,956 reviews on Amazon

Smart plugs like this one from Amazon plug into any standard outlet and allow you to automate gadgets like lamps, air purifiers, fans and more. Once you pair the smart plug with the Alexa app and plug in any electronics of your choosing, you can control the devices remotely or using voice commands. The compact size of Amazon’s smart plug also keeps your second outlet free.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

4.7-star average rating from 32,605 reviews on Amazon

AirPods Pro are some of the best wireless earbuds on the market. Multiple Select staff use AirPods Pro daily for commuting, calls and working out. In our experience, they have crisp sounds and excellent noise-canceling features. These second generation models come with multiple ear tips in the box, a lanyard loop on the charging case and touch-sensitive volume controls on the earbuds for easy adjusting.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8GB)

4.7-star average rating from 33,220 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best e-readers because of its outdoor-friendly screen. “You can read it outside in bright sunlight, and unlike a laptop, there’s no glare — you can see your pages clearly,” says Select editor Lindsay Schneider. You can also pair this device with Bluetooth earbuds and listen to audiobooks with an Audible subscription. The battery lasts up to 10 weeks, according to the brand.

Apple Watch Series 8

4.7-star average rating from 6,549 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

A Select 2023 Wellness Awards, this is the smartwatch for iPhone users. It tracks fitness, health and sleep data, and never felt overwhelming to use, says Shari Uyehara, manager of editorial operations at Select. The always-on screen is also swim-proof, according to the brand. It comes in two different sizes with dozens of watch bands available.

Kasa Full Color Smart Bulb

4.5-star average rating from 4,032 reviews on Amazon

This dimmable full-color bulb connects to your home Wi-Fi and lets you control its brightness via the companion smartphone app. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home systems and is responsive to voice commands too.

Beats Studio Buds

4.4-star average rating from 70,647 reviews on Amazon

The Beats Studio Buds offers noise cancellation and up to eight hours of listening time on a single charge, according to the brand. The earbuds are sweat- and water-resistant, so you can use them during your workout routine. They also have on-ear controls to help you so you can easily answer calls, play music, access a voice assistant and more.

Tile Mate

4.5-star average rating from 29,363 reviews on Amazon

The Tile Mate can track your most important items (like your wallet or keys) via Bluetooth. Once you pair the device with its companion app, you can ring your Tile to help you locate your missing items. If you’re not within a 250-foot-range, the app shows you the Tile’s most recent location on a map. The Tile Mate’s battery lasts up to three years, and it works with Amazon Alexa, Google and Siri, according to the brand.

Apple iPad 2021 (9th Generation)

4.8-star average rating from 121,782 reviews on Amazon

Apple’s 9th generation iPad is the cheapest of all its tablets, but is still fast and intuitive. I’ve used it for years to stream TV shows and movies, reference recipes while cooking, enjoy family video calls and play games. This iPad has the same 10-hour battery life as other, newer models and comes in two colors with 64GB and 256GB storage options.

iWalk Small Portable Lightning Charger

4.3-star average rating from 25,693 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This pocket-sized portable charger is specifically designed for Apple devices like iPhones, iPads and AirPods. The power bank has a built-in lightning connector so you can plug it into compatible tech without needing an extra cord. You can recharge the power bank as needed with the included USB-C cable.

Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera

4.4-star average rating from 250,407 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This small security camera from Blink is the most affordable of all of the brand’s smart cameras. Using the Blink app, you can check the live feed of this camera remotely from your smartphone. The camera can also send you mobile notifications when it detects motion or is unplugged, according to the brand. You can also use the two-way audio to speak or listen in through the built-in speakers. For smart home lovers: it syncs with Amazon Alexa.

JBL Charge 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

4.8-star average rating from 18,284 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This is one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers. The Charge 5 gets its name from the fact that you can use it like a power bank, charging devices like your phone or tablet through the built-in USB-A port. It’s dust and water-resistant, and has a battery life of about 20 hours, according to the brand.

MyQ Chamberlain Smart Wireless Garage Control

4.4-star average rating from 89,662 reviews on Amazon

Once paired with a companion app and connected to Wi-Fi, this device lets you open and close your garage door from anywhere using your phone. You can schedule the door to close at specific times, as well as get notifications anytime it opens, closes or is left open. Up to three people can control the door once you give them app access, and if you enroll in Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery after setting up the device, you can get Amazon packages and groceries delivered inside your garage.

Epicka Universal Travel Adapter

4.7-star average rating from 10,488 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

I have used this universal travel adapter for over a year to charge my devices while traveling in the U.S., U.K., France and Italy. This adapter has both USB-A and USB-C ports, which means it can charge my smartphone, earbuds and smartwatch at the same time. It has EU, U.K. and U.S. adapters built-in that slide out using buttons on the side of the device.

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen 2022) with clock

4.7-star average rating from 29,793 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

One of our favorite products from Amazon’s Echo lineup, the Echo Dot with a clock is the brand’s flagship smart speaker and favorite of Select associate updates editor Zoe Malin. An avid baker, Malin has used it for over a year in her kitchen, where she uses Alexa to set timers and check countdowns on the front-facing clock.

Anker 523 Power Bank

4.6-star average rating from 7,922 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

Anker’s portable chargers are a go-to travel accessory for the Select team. This pocketable charger has both a USB-A and USB-C port, meaning it can charge many devices at the same time. It weighs a little under half a pound, and comes with a USB-A and USB-C cable in the box.

GE Cync Smart LED Light Bulbs

4.2-star average rating from 1,044 reviews on Amazon

These energy-efficient smart bulbs connect to Wi-Fi, allowing you to control them via a companion app, Google Home or Alexa voice commands. Like other smart bulbs, you can set schedules so the lights turn on and off or dim whenever you want them to, even if you’re not home. These bulbs emit a soft, white light that is dimmable.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

4.6-star average rating from 16,762 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

In our guide to the best over-ear headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 45 stood out with its excellent audio quality and lightweight fit (240 grams). The headphones have physical buttons on the ear cups to control noise-canceling, volume, media playback and more. It also comes with a wired audio cable, meaning you can plug the headphones into non-Bluetooth devices like airplane seatback TVs.

Amazon Echo Show 8

4.7-star average rating from 69,929 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

The Echo Show 8 is a smart speaker and tablet in one. It can control your smart devices, stream shows and movies, play music, make video calls and more. Like other Amazon Echo products, this has Amazon Alexa voice assistant built-in so you can ask it questions and give commands. In terms of price, the Show 8 falls in the middle of the Echo Show lineup.

Ring Video Doorbell

4.7-star average rating from 162,615 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This smart home gadget is a doorbell and security camera with two-way audio, allowing you to talk and listen to visitors remotely through the Amazon Alexa smartphone app. You install it into existing doorbell wiring or wire-free with the built-in rechargeable battery. Through the Alexa app, you can set up notifications for the doorbell, including options for motion detection and night vision.

Sony WH-CH720N Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

4.4-star average rating from 542 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

These lightweight (186 grams) headphones are more affordable than Sony’s other over-ear options but still have noise-canceling, multi-day battery life, quick charging and Bluetooth multipoint connectivity. Physical controls for volume, playback and noise-canceling are all on the lower half of the earcups.

Blink Outdoor (3rd Generation) Wireless Security Camera

4.4-star average rating from 152,474 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

Blink’s wireless, battery-powered outdoor camera is built to withstand rain, wind and extreme temperatures, according to the brand. It has infrared night vision so you can monitor your home at all hours. The camera pairs with a companion app, which you can use to livestream footage and listen and /or speak to visitors. The Outdoor runs for up to two years on two AA lithium batteries, according to the brand.

Apple iPad Mini (6th Generation)

4.8-star average rating from 7,285 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This iPad Mini (8.3 inches) is slightly smaller than Apple’s latest iPad (10.9 inches), but is just as capable. It weighs almost half as much at 0.65 pounds. Despite its smaller size, it still has both front and rear cameras, a 10-hours battery life, stereo speakers and a high-resolution display, according to the brand. It is compatible with most Apple accessories, excluding the Magic Keyboard.

Fitbit Charge 5

4.2-star average rating from 24,121 reviews on Amazon

Track your heart rate, sleep cycle, steps and more with the Fitbit Charge 5. The fitness watch, which has up to seven hours of battery life, has a built-in GPS that tracks your pace and distance in real time. It'll also give you a daily stress management score to let you know if you should focus on recovery or exercise for the day, according to the brand.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2020)

4.7-star average rating from 2,686 reviews on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a mid-range tablet that weighs about a pound and has a full-HD screen, stereo speakers and front and rear cameras. This model has 64GB of internal storage space, but you can slot in a microSD card (sold separately) to increase that up to 1000GB. The rechargeable battery lets you stream for up to 12 hours on a single charge, according to the brand. It also comes with Samsung’s S pen stylus that magnetically attaches to the tablet.

Hypervolt Go 2 Massage Gun

4.6-star average rating from 505 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

Experts recommend the original Hypervolt Go in our guide to the best massage guns as a powerful yet travel-friendly option. The Go 2 weighs 1.5 pounds, has a three-hour battery life and easily accessible controls on the back panel of the device. An LED band wrapping around the bottom handle acts as a battery indicator.

Acer Aspire 3 15.6-Inch Slim Laptop

4.5-star average rating from 35,996 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

This 15.6-inch laptop has a 128GB hard drive with 8GB of RAM that can run multiple programs seamlessly, according to the brand. Since it has a front-facing camera with a built-in microphone that reduces background noise, it’s a good option for work video calls, according to the brand.

JBL Tune 230NC TWC Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds

4.3-star average rating from 11,960 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

These wireless earbuds from JBL are a more affordable alternative to AirPods or Beats, but still have noise-canceling, touch-controls and water-resistance. They have an eight-hour battery life on their own, but the charging case can boost the total battery life to over 24 hours, according to the brand.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max

4.7-star average rating from 130,954 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

The Amazon Fire Stick plugs directly into your TV's HDMI port and lets you watch live TV or stream shows, movies, music, video games and more. You can also launch apps and search for content using your voice thanks to the remote's built-in Amazon Alexa.

Google Nest Smart Thermostat

4.2-star average rating from 11,500 reviews on Amazon

This is one of our favorite smart thermostats if you are looking for a sleek design and a low price point. Using the touch controls or a connected smart home app, you can control the temperature, set schedules, receive energy use notifications and more. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings and Apple Homekit (via Matter). A C-wire adapter is sold separately, if needed.

Anker 737 Power Bank

4.6-star average rating from 4,204 reviews on Amazon

Lowest price ever

Anker makes some of our favorite portable chargers. This is one of their most powerful, able to charge larger laptops like a MacBook Pro as well as smaller accessories like earbuds fast. It has a small screen that tells you stats like remaining battery, recharge time and more. The 737 Power Bank can charge up to three devices at the same time.

Best Prime Day tech sales

Here are the best Amazon Prime Day tech sales that we think you should know about. Keep in mind, not every item from a brand is discounted as described below.

  1. Amazon: Up to 59% off Amazon devices, including Echo smart speakers, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Fire TV streaming devices, Blink smart home cameras, Ring smart home doorbells, eero Wi-Fi routers and systems and more
  2. Bose: Up to 40% off Bluetooth speakers, headphones and soundbars.
  3. Anker: Up to 40% off power banks and charging accessories.
  4. Therabody: Up to 42% off massage guns
  5. Samsung: Up to 57% off Samsung Galaxy watches, buds and accessories, as well as up to $400 off phones
  6. Hisense: Up to 33% off TVs and soundbars
  7. Marshall: Up to 50% off wireless headphones and Bluetooth speakers
  8. LG: Up to 20% off 4K OLED and other TVs
  9. Casetify: Up to 25% off phone cases and accessories
  10. HyperX: Up to 40% off gaming headsets and microphones
  11. Satechi: Up to 40% off charging accessories
  12. Wacom: Up to 50% off drawing tablets
  13. 1More Audio: Up to 60% off headphones and earbuds

Prime Day: Best tech sales at other retailers

  1. Walmart: Up to 50% off TVs, headphones and more during Walmart+ Week
  2. Best Buy: Up to 50% off tech and accessories during Best Buy Black Friday in July event
  3. Target: Up to 50% video games, accessories and more off during Target’s Circle Week
  4. Bose: Up to 22% headphones, soundbars and speakers during the Seek Your Sound sale
  5. Lenovo: Up to 75% off laptops and PCs during Lenovo’s Black Friday in July event

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Why trust Select?

Harry Rabinowitz is a Select writer who’s covered deals and sales for years. To round up the best Amazon Prime Day sales, he found discounted products either at their lowest price ever or their lowest prices in three months.

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