You read that right – our pick for the best laptop is on sale at Best Buy this Prime Day, which goes to show how it’s not just Amazon Prime members who get the best deals on this summer sale.
In our review, we called the MacBook Air M1 “easily one of the most exciting Apple laptops in years” thanks to its superior speed, battery life, and quiet.
With the recently released MacBook Air M2 pre-orders, we’re not also surprised to see the MacBook Air M1 on offer, but it’s great that the deal is more inclusive than Amazon Prime Day proceedings. Even better, Very is running a similar offer with up to £104 off in the UK!
Ah, so many fond childhood memories revolve around Nintendo’s Wii Sports – from nearly breaking my TV multiple times to breaking my mom’s toilet with a particularly zealous bowling swing. Sorry mom.
When Nintendo announced the release of the Wii Sports successor, Nintendo Switch sports, I was thrilled but wasn’t able to purchase the game until approximately 10 minutes ago when I saw this deal.
It’s not very common to see discounted games right after launch, so a 25% discount is a nice surprise and a nice gift this Prime Day.
If that deal isn’t enough to make you guess at your home entertainment setup, I don’t know what is.
I myself have been getting by on the cheap screen I bought from Facebook Marketplace a few years ago, and that deal is quite attractive – in the UK, the 50-inch Samsung QN90A Neo QLED 4K HDR Smart TV (say five times faster) is in offer with a huge discount of 51%, reducing the price to just £589 while stocks last.
If you’re in the US, the deal isn’t so great – it’s just the 43 inches on offer and at a much lower $200 discount, raising the price to $797.99 – still a good deal, but nothing to write home about.
While there’s no support for Dolby Vision, our review scored the QN90A 4 out of 5 stars, so it’s certainly a worthwhile investment while the price is low.
Cleaning is the worst. I know it’s terribly teenage to say this, but I hate it. While vacuuming isn’t as painful for me as some of the more difficult chores around the house, it’s more of a waste of time that keeps me away from the things that matter to me, like sitting back and rewatching The Lord of the Rings. . again.
Conveniently, the next item on my business list is the iRobot Roomba 692, which is Amazon’s best-selling robot vacuum. While it’s not one of our best vacuums, it’s a lot more affordable than some of the competitors, and the iRobot Roombas are some of the top devices on the market.
I know I just talked about the Blink video doorbell just now, but if you’re anything like me then you’re going to want something with all the bells and whistles that ring video doorbells offer.
This Doorbell 3 features Full HD streaming, motion and privacy zones, the option to charge it via the rechargeable battery or with the doorbell… as well as offering Ring Protect Plan to record and view your videos (although this comes at an extra cost). irritating).
The unit dropped to just $159 in the USalthough you probably want the Ring Chime for another $50 so you can hear the ringer without your phone. It’s been cheaper – and I’m shocked it hasn’t dropped to $139 like previous sales – but it’s still a good amount.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones are a little older, but the sound hasn’t changed much in the two years since they were released. In fact, our review is clear: “It’s still worth buying true wireless headphones.”
The main thing that’s changed is the size with the newer WF-1000XM4 – the newer versions are a little sleeker – but for the non-princely sum of £75.99 these true wireless headphones are a wonderful deal and are climbing the charts for our most popular purchases.
Sadly, there’s no equivalent deal in the US – you can look at some revamped models (and you should always do this, there are some bargains), but otherwise Sony’s true wireless Prime Day deals are absent from US shores. .
I’ve never tried an Oculus (well, Meta) Quest 2 headset yet – but they look nice. I like VR a lot, as I’ve said on several occasions, and I’m not far from just pulling the lever and buying one.
That deal still wouldn’t tempt me – though it’s not bad – as it’s still a full-price headset with a gift card or a free UK carrying case. That being said, given that many people are doing their Christmas shopping now and making me feel really terrible about my own life, a cheeky bonus gift card is not to be overlooked.
I really need a video doorbell, and I’m torn between the Blink vs Ring debate. On the one hand, Blink is cheaper, lasts two years, and shows who’s at the door. It’s a good thing.
On the other hand, Ring video doorbells have people detection, motion zones, more recording options… they are a more tech-heavy device. And I like these.
But if you’re looking for a deal, you can get the new Blink video doorbell for a lot less today – an easy choice if you just want to upgrade your smart home.
I really need a new iPad, as the one we have at home is all broken – but then again, he’s only really used a movie theater machine in his car, so an older model might not be a bad thing when the little ones are around. around.
BUT – if I were to buy a new one, this would be it. At $299, we’re looking at a lower price situation, and now that it includes keyboard and Apple Pencil support, the 2021 iPad 10.2 is a good buy.
If you’re looking for a new iPad, I think this is ideal – I really like the iPad Air 2022, but it’s a little more power than most will need.
Today is going to be a tough day for my bank balance. I already bought dishwasher tablets – because we all need them, right? – and I have my eye on a new Henry Hoover, a laptop and now I really want these headphones.
Yes you could say they are a year old now and the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones are better – but at this price I completely disagree and am really tempted to pull the cord and buy them.
They have incredible sound quality, comfort and I see so many other tech journalists using them that I feel like you couldn’t get a better endorsement.
This isn’t the cheapest it’s ever been – it dropped to £202 last September – and could get cheaper on Black Friday sales… Sony headphones for £209.
OK, I’ll say one thing: this is a robust speaker. Technically portable, it’s quite heavy and we found it takes five hours to charge in our review.
BUT it’s a lot of fun with the lights that can change, and if you decide to invest in some of them, the great outdoors becomes a lot of fun. As we noticed:
“While the XBoom 360 is one of the most unique wireless party speakers we’ve seen, is it worth the asking price? Yes, but only if you plan on holding the party in your own backyard.”
Well I don’t know about you but I only party exclusively in my backyard so this speaker is an easy win – and dropped from £399 to £249 for today.
We saw many of the top products selling well yesterday, but the Apple Watch 7, with its lowest-ever price drop, has dropped to just $279 in the US, and that’s pretty impressive.
I’ve been using the Watch 7 for a few months now, and it’s definitely my go-to. While I bought my wife a Watch SE – which is also on sale for just $219 on Prime Day deals – the Watch 7 has the larger, always-on display that I prefer.
If you’re looking for a new laptop, this is a discount that just popped up – the Qualcomm-powered Surface Pro X is an interesting alternative to Intel chips, and it also has great cameras.
Please note that this does not come with the signature keyboard, so you will need to buy it separately (and dropped to £104 in Prime Day sales) – but this laptop/tablet is designed to charge a smartphone-like battery, and we found it manages around 9 hours in testing.
Let’s start with some UK deals that we think are worth checking out – the updated sales for Brits aren’t great, but there are are loads of popular sales that are still going to talk about too.
Good morning – I slept*, I feel good and refreshed** and I’m ready to take you through the heady world of Prime Day offers for Day 2.
More sales and discounts were released today, so if you didn’t find what you were looking for yesterday, there’s a chance you could get something new now – for example, we’re already seeing a new laptop business come out of Microsoft that’s pretty cool.
*It was a sleep like in which I was briefly unconscious
** This is not technically true, but I am awake and functioning normally. You’re welcome.