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Prime Early Access Sale 2022: Best tech deals you don't want to miss

Brands like Samsung, Sony and Bose are offering great discounts during Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale.
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Amazon is offering notable discounts on TVs, headphones, laptops, tech accessories and more during the Prime Early Access Sale.Vivian Le for NBC News ; Amazon

For the first time in Prime Day’s history, Amazon is hosting two Prime Day-like events in the same year. The second sale — dubbed the Prime Early Access Sale— runs through tonight (Oct. 12) and offers sitewide savings for Prime members on popular categories ranging from skin care and home goods to tech and fitness equipment. Since it’s so close to the holiday season, Amazon is also introducing a Top 100 list featuring deals on some of the most popular (and gift-worthy) products, the retailer says.

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Whether you’re shopping for cool products for your tech-loving friends or just looking for some great deals for yourself, you’ll find notable discounts on TVs, headphones, laptops, smartwatches, tech accessories and more during the Prime Early Access Sale ahead of Black Friday. To help you make the most of the fleeting shopping holiday, we compiled some of the best fall Prime Day deals and sales that are still live on Amazon, plus highlighted other notable deals from counter sales at other retailers.

The best Prime Early Access Sale tech deals

Below, we’re sharing the best deals from the Prime Early Access Sale on tech products based on our previous coverage and reporting. To ensure the quality of each deal, we’re running deals through price trackers like CamelCamelCamel and Honey— each product is at its lowest price in at least three months.

Best October Prime Day smart device deals

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Control

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.4-star average rating from 82,564 reviews on Amazon

Chamberlain’s Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled garage control hub comes with a sensor that allows you to control and monitor your garage door through a companion app. You can create schedules in the app to automatically open and close your garage and get real-time notifications when there’s any garage door activity.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen.)

  • 4.7-star average rating from 965,481 reviews on Amazon

Amazon’s most compact smart speaker is a deal at less than $20. WIth improved sound over its Gen 2 model, according to the brand, this Echo Dot lets you voice control your music, stream songs, control smart home devices, set timers, ask for the news and more. Pair it with another to enjoy stereo sound.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.7-star average rating from 17,182 reviews on Amazon

This water-resistant e-reader has a 6.8-inch glare-free display with an adjustable warm light — it's designed to feel as if you're reading from paper, according to Amazon. The Kindle offers up to 10 weeks of battery life on a single charge, the brand says, and you can pair it with Bluetooth headphones if you prefer to listen to audiobooks.

Apple Watch Series 8 Smart Watch

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.4-star average rating from 170 reviews on Amazon

With improved sensors and technology compared to its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 8 can give you a deeper insight into your health and fitness, according to the brand. The newest edition of the Apple Watch includes many features — including temperature sensing, crash detection and more — that are more powerful than editions before, Apple says. It’s easily customizable, too, with different sizes, band materials and colors to choose from.

Furbo 360° Dog Camera

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.5-star average rating from 1,173 reviews on Amazon

Furbo’s dog camera — one of Select associate reporter Mili Godio’s favorite products for her dog Bella — is designed with a wide-angle camera that rotates 360 degrees. The camera automatically follows your pet as they move, and once you connect the device to the companion app, you can get real-time activity notifications on your phone, watch or tablet. There’s also a compartment built into the device to fill with treats, which you can toss to pets through the app.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

  • 4.6-star average rating from 14,469 reviews on Amazon

This Samsung Galaxy watch works as a fitness tracker, providing readings on your metabolic rate and tracking workout activity. The watch has a running coach technology to give you personalized feedback and can assess your oxygen levels to help you manage endurance, according to the brand. It also works as an extension of your phone, connecting calls, receiving texts and more.

Aura Carver HD Smart Digital Picture Frame

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.8-star average rating from 6,283 reviews on Amazon

This Wi-Fi-enabled digital frame has a 10.1-inch screen that flips through pictures you upload to the device’s companion app — you can also invite friends and family to contribute to your frame. The frame has a built-in speaker so you can hear audio from videos, and it comes with unlimited cloud photo storage (without a subscription), according to the brand.

PETLIBRO Automatic Pet Food Dispenser

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.5 average stars of 15,014 ratings on Amazon

This automatic dry food pet feeder has a secure lid lock design to keep pets from getting at stored food, allows for up four meals per day for cats and small dogs and has a voice recorder to call your pet even when you’re not around, according to the brand.

Meta Portal Go

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.5-star average rating from 16,246 reviews on Amazon

This Portal has a camera, speakers and a microphone, so you can use it for video calls and to listen to music instead of draining your phone's battery. Thanks to its rechargeable battery and built-in handle, the Portal can easily move around your home with you. It's also equipped with Amazon Alexa, so you can ask about the weather, control smart devices and more.

Garmin Vivoactive 4S GPS Smartwatch

  • 4.5-star average rating from 13,709 reviews on Amazon

This smaller-sized GPS smartwatch will not only help you reach your health and fitness goals but keep you connected via alerts for incoming calls, texts, email, calendar reminders and more. You can also download songs and connect it to your headphones. In addition, Garmin says it has integrated safety features, including tracking and incident detection when paired with a compatible device, so your real-time location can be sent to emergency contacts if assistance is needed.

Best October Prime Day headphone and speaker deals

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.5-star average rating from 28,503 reviews on Amazon

The Bose 700 over ear headphones are some of the best if you're looking for active noise cancellation — they offer 11 levels of ANC plus "good, balanced sound quality and a super comfortable fit," as tech expert Whitson Gordon previously noted. The headphones can last for up to 20 hours on a single charge, according to the brand.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

  • 4.4-star average rating from 24,739 reviews on Amazon

These water-resistant earbuds use Samsung’s Active Noise Cancellation technology to eliminate sounds around you, the brand says. They have an IPX7 water-resistance rating, which means they should be able to withstand intense workouts and walks in light rainstorms.

Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbud Headphones with Alexa Built-in

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.4-star average rating from 601 reviews on Amazon

These earbuds are Sony's best wireless headphones for making calls since they provide the right sound for your surroundings, the brand says. They feature touch-control settings so you can pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant and answer phone calls.

Pacrate 7.1 USB Stereo Gaming Headset

  • 4.4-star average rating from 28,657 reviews on Amazon

This gaming headset has a built-in noise-canceling microphone and, according to the brand, it provides surround sound when connected to a PC or laptop. It sports soft memory foam earmuffs and a flexible headband that adjusts to fit various head sizes for a more comfortable fit, Pacrate says.

Sony SRS-XG500 X-Series Wireless Portable Bluetooth Boombox Party-Speaker

  • 4.6-star average rating from 396 reviews on Amazon

This water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is lightweight (about 12 pounds) and has a carrying handle so you can easily take it on the go. The speaker also includes LED lighting effects to create a cool ambience when playing music in the dark and has up to 30 hours of battery life, according to Sony.

Jabra Speak 510 MS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.7-star average rating from 16,680 reviews on Amazon

This wireless portable speaker turns any room into a conference room — its circular design allows it to pick up sound from every angle, according to the brand, and all you have to do is connect it to Bluetooth or USB and dial in to calls. It's compatible with all leading unified communication platforms, and it's certified for Avaya, Cisco, Skype for business and more.

JBL Bar 5.1 Soundbar

  • 4.5-star average rating from 1,349 reviews on Amazon

The JBL Bar 5.1 delivers panoramic sound minus all the wires. It connects using an HDMI cable to deliver 550 watts of power and has a 10-inch wireless subwoofer to offer ground-shaking bass, the brand says. The built-in Wi-Fi integrates with Chromecast and Airplay 2 so you can stream your favorite music and movies. Everything you need to get that cinematic experience — a soundbar, subwoofer, remote, wall bracket and HDMI cable — comes in the box.

More October Prime Day tech deals: TVs, laptops and more

Apple MacBook Air (2020)

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.8-star average rating from 12,964 reviews on Amazon

With up to 18 hours of battery life and faster graphics and processing speeds thanks to Apple's M1 chip, according to the brand, this MacBook Air is a great option for those looking to upgrade their current laptop situation. This model has 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, which should be enough for most people.

Insignia 32-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD

  • 4.5-star average rating from 3,562 reviews on Amazon

This 32-inch HD smart TV with 720p resolution has a built-in Amazon Firestick, so you can stream over 1 million movies and TV shows and access thousands of channels and apps. Its Alexa voice assistant feature lets you verbally search titles, launch apps and more. The TV comes with three HDMI ports so you can hook up game consoles and other media devices.

Motorola Razr 5G

  • 4-star average rating from 83 reviews on Amazon

The Motorola Razr 5G is a modernized version of the old flip phone. Made of glass and stainless steel, its unique feature is its flexible OLED display module and special hinge system that prevents any crease in the screen. The Razr 5G fits comfortably in your palm or pocket and has 5G speed, according to the brand. It can run for up to 24 hours on a single charge, says Razr.

Fire HD 8 Tablet Gaming Bundle

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.6-star average rating from 163,449 reviews on Amazon

This gaming bundle includes a 10th-generation Fire HD 8 tablet and a Luna Controller, compatible with the Amazon Luna cloud gaming service. According to Amazon, the tablet has up to 12 hours of battery life; it has an 8-inch HD display, 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The $10-a-month Luna subscription service — which includes hundreds of games — is not included in the bundle, but there is a seven-day free trial.

NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 System

  • 4.4-star average rating from 918 reviews on Amazon

One of our experts’ favorite Wi-Fi routers, this integrated cable modem and Wi-Fi 6 satellite system covers up to 5,000 square feet and 40-plus devices at one time so you can stream, game, and work without interruption. The built-in DOCSIS 3.1 modem supports internet plans up to 4Gbps and is compatible with most cable service providers, Netgear says.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Smartphone

  • 4.6-star average rating from 409 reviews on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with 128GB and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which the company says supports superior camera quality and faster processing speeds compared to its previous 5G platforms. It is the largest of all the phones in the S22 series with a 6.8-inch display and comes with a built-in S Pen. It has a 5,000mAh battery that, according to the brand, should last for more than a day on a single charge.

Anker NEBULA Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector

  • 4.4-star average rating from 5,451 reviews on Amazon

This Nebula Capsule projector has a 360-degree speaker that emits sound in every direction, according to the brand. Though it weighs just over 1 pound — the size of a soda can — this projector delivers clear images up to 100 inches, Anker says. It can be mounted on a tabletop or tripod (not included), and you can play content via two HDMI or USB ports or stream with Airplay, Miracast or Bluetooth.

Tile Mate (2-Pack)

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.6-star average rating from 2,610 reviews on Amazon

If you’re one to lose track of your things, the Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker can help. Simply attach aTile Mate to your keys, your purse or anything else you seem to misplace, download the Tile app and, when you need to find an item, press the logo on the Tile app to ring your Tile Mate. If your item is out of Bluetooth range, you can use the app to find its most recent location.

iWALK 4500mAh Portable Charger USB-C Battery Pack

  • Lowest price ever
  • 4.3-star average rating from 7,220 reviews on Amazon

This USB-C Battery Pack is lightweight at just 6.4 ounces and works with Samsung devices, Google devices and more, according to the brand. It attaches directly under the phone, so you can make calls while the phone is charging without any hassle, the brand says.

Prime Early Access Sale: Best tech sales on Amazon

Here are the best tech sales on Amazon right now during the Prime Early Access Sale that we think you’ll want to know about.

  1. Up to 59% off Amazon Echo devices, Fire tablets, and Fire TV streaming devices
  2. Up to 55% off Sennheiser wired and wireless headphones
  3. Up to 52% off Otterbox Lifeproof cases and accessories
  4. Up to 50% off Logitech accessories
  5. Up to 47% off Razer gaming accessories
  6. Up to 46% off Acer monitors, mice, gaming headsets and more
  7. Up to 43% off Polk Audio speakers and more
  8. Up to 42% off Sony headphones and earbuds
  9. Up to 38% off Samsung sound devices and TVs
  10. Up to 38% off select Soundcore and Ankerwork products
  11. Up to 35% off Apple TV devices
  12. Up to 35% off JBL Soundbars
  13. Up to 28% off HP printers
  14. Up to 20% off Panasonic Blu Ray players
  15. Up to $700 off select gaming laptops and desktops

Prime Early Access Sale: Best tech sales at other retailers

In addition to Amazon, the following retailers are offering tech sales we recommend.

  1. Best Buy: "Flash Sale" deals on products from Apple, Samsung, Sony and more
  2. Walmart: "Rollbacks" deals on headphones & speakers, TVs, smart home devices and more
  3. GameStop: Up to 60% off games, 50% off gaming accessories and more deals for members during the Pro Deals Event through Oct. 15
  4. Dell: Up to 52% off computers, monitors and accessories during the Cyber Deals Event through Oct. 12
  5. Target: Up to 50% off TVs and soundbars
  6. JBL: Up to 40% off speakers and more during the Halloween sale
  7. Ring: Up to 30% off select home security kits during the Halloween sale through Oct. 12

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