Amazon Prime Day is almost here: Shop the best early deals we could find from Apple, Bose, Samsung and more


Amazon Prime Day 2024 will be here in less than one week, bringing a deluge of discounts and deals on everything from household essentials to clothing to tech. Even though the shopping event is limited to 48 hours, Amazon typically has early Prime Day deals rolling out for weeks in advance.

This year is no different: we’re already starting to see early Prime Day deals trickle in that members can take advantage of. Plus, there are also a number of solid tech deals available on Amazon that aren’t explicitly tied to July Prime Day, but are likely to get lumped in with the rest of the discounts anyway. We’ve collected the best early Prime Day deals here so you don’t have to go searching for them. We’ll be updating this post regularly, so check back to see the latest discounts.

As a reminder (and for the uninitiated): Engadget treats tech deals with the same care as we would “regular” tech news. When we scour the web for deals, we’re looking not only for the best prices possible, but also the best products as well. Our goal with our deals coverage, especially surrounding events like Amazon Prime Day, is to surface only the best deals we can find on the gadgets we’ve tested and rated highly, or that we’ve used and know to be worth your money.

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    Shark AI Ultra Voice Control Robot Vacuum

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Prime Day hasn’t started, but the current AirPods Pro earbuds have just dipped down to their lowest price to date. Our choice for the best wireless earbuds for the iPhone work seamlessly with Apple’s full range of products and offer superlative noise-canceling quality, as well as a fantastic transparency mode when you don’t want to cut yourself off from the outside world.

$169 at Amazon

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Apple’s third-gen AirPods are on sale for a record low of $129. (The price was previously $140, but Amazon just lowered them to match a sale at Walmart.) These buds came out in 2021 and massively improved upon their predecessors with better sound quality, a more comfortable design and a six-hour battery life.

Also on sale are the second-gen AirPods for $69 — also a record-low price. These are arguably only best for those who are on a tight budget and want to spend as little as possible to get a pair of AirPods.

$129 at Amazon

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Apple’s over-ear headphones have dropped to a record low price. You can pick up a set of AirPods Max for $399, which is $150 off their list price. These headphones earned a score of 84 in our review for their excellent sound quality, reliable touch controls and solid battery life.

However, their sky-high price tag is what has kept them off of our list of the best wireless headphones you can get right now. But with this Prime Day deal, they’re a better buy.

$398 at Amazon

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The base 13-inch M2 MacBook Air has dropped to a record low of $799. This was already our favorite budget MacBook and now it’s an even better deal at this price.

While you can get the technically more powerful M3 MacBook Air now, most people won’t notice the performance differences between the two. If you’re coming from an older, Intel-based MacBook, any M-series machine will feel like a big upgrade. This M2 laptop excels thanks to its stellar performance, excellent screen and thin-and-light design.

$799 at Amazon

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Apple released the new iPad Air models with the M2 chip back in May and right now, the larger 13-inch model with 128GB of storage is available for a record-low price of $739, down from $799. The M2 iPad Air is our choice for 2024’s best overall iPad.

Apple’s new slate earned a 91 in our review because it’s powerful, capable and has a great-looking screen. It doesn’t have the top-of-the-line features and performance of the new iPad Pros — but the Air is nearly $500 cheaper.

$739 at Amazon

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Apple’s 9th-gen iPad is on sale for $249 right now, which is close to its record-low price. There’s a big caveat for this deal, though: Apple’s phasing this model out in favor of the 10th-gen iPad being its base tablet now. But if you’re comfortable snagging an older model, this is a good deal to consider. You’re getting a 10.2-inch display here, along with a physical Home Button with TouchID and an A13 Bionic chipset.

$249 at Amazon

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The latest stylus for iPads, the Apple Pencil Pro is currently on sale for $119 on Amazon. That’s just $10 lower than its original price, but does happen to be the first discount on the new accessory since it’s launch last month. The new Pencil Pro recognizes squeezes, which can trigger actions like bringing up app-specific tool palettes and shortcuts, and gives you haptic feedback as you use it. It can also detect rolling the barrel for more precision as you draw.

$119 at Amazon

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Amazon’s smallest smart speaker, the Echo Dot, has dropped to $25 for Prime Day. It’s one of the best smart speakers you can get right now thanks to its compact design, physical button controls that compliment voice commands and its solid sound quality for its size.

$25 at Amazon

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The Amazon Echo Show 5 is on sale for $50 right now. It’s one of our favorite smart displays thanks to its compact design, ambient light sensor and sunrise alarm feature, all of which make it an excellent smart alarm clock. Amazon improved the speaker quality on this latest model, which gives sound deeper bass and clearer vocals.

$50 at Amazon

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The revived Echo Spot is already on sale for Prime Day, down to just $45 for Prime members. The new model has improved audio quality and a sharper display, but notably absent is a built-in camera. That makes it better for more privacy-conscious folks; just not that you won’t be able to video chat with it like you can with other Amazon smart displays.

$45 at Amazon

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Amazon’s most powerful streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, has dropped to a record low of $35 for Prime Day. In addition to support for 4K HDR content, this streaming device also supports Dolby Vision and Atmos and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. It also has more memory than less expensive Fire TV sticks and it comes with an Alexa Voice Remote.

$35 at Amazon

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Similar to the Amazon Music Unlimited deal above, Prime members who’ve never subscribed to Audible Premium Plus can get three months of the audiobook service for free. A membership normally costs $14.95 per month after a one-month free trial, so this is a roughly $30 discount. As a refresher, Audible Premium Plus gives access to a big library of on-demand audiobooks, podcasts and other content, plus a monthly credit you can use to permanently buy a title in the Audible store.

The service will be most worthwhile if you tend to burn through audiobooks quickly; if you’re on the fence, this extended trial should make it easier to see if you’d get any use out of it. Remember that your service will auto-renew at the standard price after the trial period ends until you cancel.

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If you’re an Amazon Prime member who has never subscribed to Amazon Music Unlimited, you can now get five months of the music streaming service for no cost as any early Prime Day deal. If you’re a new user who doesn’t have Prime, you can get a three-month free trial. The service normally gives a one-month free trial then costs $10 per month for those who subscribe to Prime and $11 per month for those who don’t.

Music Unlimited isn’t a formal recommendation in our guide to the best music streaming apps: Its interface isn’t as tidy or smartly curated as that of Apple Music, our top pick, and we’ve found it to be a bit aggressive about promoting podcasts you may not care about.

That said, it’s hard to beat free, and the service has more or less the same giant music library as its peers. It also supports lossless streaming, unlike Spotify, which is a nice plus for audiophiles with high-quality wired headphones. If you just want to save a bit of cash on your music streaming for a few months, it should do the job. Just remember to cancel when the free trial ends, as your subscription will be set to auto-renew by default.

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Amazon Prime members can get three months of Kindle Unlimited for free in this Prime Day deal. With this subscription, you get access to a library of millions of books, comics and magazines to read for free. There are also some audiobooks included as well; just make sure to cancel before the free trial is up if you don’t want to get charged full price on the fourth month.

$0 at Amazon

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Blink

You can get a two-pack of Blink Mini 2 security cameras for only $40 right now. They’re now better equipped to capture video outside, and they still support 1080p video, motion detection and two-way talk.

$40 at Amazon

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Blink

This Blink Outdoor 4 bundle that includes one Blink Mini 2 camera is on sale for Prime members for only $50. That’s 64 percent off its usual price, and it gives you a good way to keep an eye on your home, inside and out. It also comes with a sync module, so you’ll have everything you need to set up both cameras and add more in the future if you desire.

$50 at Amazon

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Amazon’s Fire TV Soundbar is $20 off and down to $100, which is the best price we’ve seen all year. It’s best paired with a Fire TV device or a standalone Fire TV, and it supports surround sound with DTS Virtual:X, and Dolby Audio.

$90 at Amazon

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The 43-inch and 55-inch Amazon Fire Omni QLED smart TVs are up to 25 percent off right now. The 43-inch model is the most affordable, down 20 percent with a final price of $360 for Prime members. These TVs support 4K HDR10+ content with Dolby Vision IQ, hands-free Alexa, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity and the Fire TV ambient experience.

$360 at Amazon

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Soundcore

The Anker Soundcore Space A40 earbuds have returned to a low of $59, that’s a savings of $21 over the full price. We named these our top pick for a budget-friendly set of buds because they provide features like EQ adjustment, splash-resistance, active noise cancellation and a decent transparency mode. Plus the sound itself is pleasant and warm. 

$59 at Amazon

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Shark

This Shark AI Ultra robot vacuum is half off and down to only $300 right now. A version of one of our top picks for the best robot vacuums, it supports cleaning schedules and home mapping, plus it comes with a self-emptying base that can hold up to 60 days worth of debris. The base is also bagless, so you don’t have to buy and replace proprietary garbage bags in it over time.

$295 at Amazon

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Breville

The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is $100 off right now and down to $300. It’s got a larger footprint than the other top picks on our best air fryers list, but for some that will be a perk. If you cook often, entertain frequently or have a big family to make meals for, this multi-purpose air fryer will come in handy.

In addition to being able to fit an entire, 14-pounds turkey, the Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro has space for a five-quart dutch oven and a 9×13-inch pan. It supports a number of other cooking modes other than air fry, like bake, broil, toast, dehydrate and more, and you can download its companion app to follow along with guided recipes.

$300 at Amazon

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SAMSUNG

The beige color of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ is down to a near record-low price of $799, or $200 off. We consider the entire S9 series of tablets to be some of the best you can buy right now thanks to their solid performance, IP68-rated design, excellent optional accessories and handy Dex mode for multitasking.

$799 at Amazon

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Bose

These Bose true wireless earbuds are down to $189 right now. That’s $90 off their usual price. The Bose QuietComfort Ultra earbuds are a bit newer, but these are still solid buds with excellent noise cancellation for the price.

$189 at Amazon

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Our top pick for a Wi-Fi 6E mesh system is TP-Link’s Deco XE75, and right now, it’s on sale for just $290 with a $60 coupon for a pack of three. That’s the lowest price we’ve tracked, taking $160 off the set’s list price. We like how it balances power and user-friendliness, bringing fast connections to places in your home that may have been spotty before.

$290 at Amazon

Amazon Prime Day 2024 lands on July 16 and 17 this year. The shopping event focuses on exclusive deals for Prime members, which means you’ll have to be a Prime subscriber on Prime Day to take advantage of most of the savings. Amazon still offers a 30-day free trial to new Prime subscribers, so you can start your free trial now to participate in the event.

No, but Prime Day usually happens during the summertime in the United States. In recent years, Amazon has held a second sale event in the fall as well, dubbed October Prime Day, which is similar to the summertime sale.

Amazon Prime Day focuses on exclusive deals available only to Prime members. However, if you don’t pay for Prime and have no intention of doing so, you should still check out Amazon on Prime Day for sales that are available to all shoppers — there are always a few of them.

Your Prime Day Shopping Guide: See all of our Prime Day coverage. Shop the best Prime Day deals on Yahoo Life. Follow Engadget for Prime Day tech deals. Hear from Autoblog’s experts on the best Amazon Prime Day deals for your car, garage, and home, and find Prime Day sales to shop on AOL, handpicked just for you.



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