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In the past, Amazon Prime Day has been a bit of a moving target. Sometimes it occurred in the summer, sometimes in the fall, and sometimes it unofficially happened twice a year (moonlighting as Amazon’s “Prime Early Access Sale”). But for 2023, the hyped-up shopping event is now underway from July 11th through the 12th.

While there are many discounts — some great, some just okay — we’re rounding up the best Prime Day deals in the world of tech, including steep discounts on TVs, wireless earbuds, video games, Apple devices, smartwatches, phones, laptops, smart home accessories, and more. We’re even seeing some of the best prices to date on Amazon devices like the entry-level Kindle as well as the Roomba i3 Evo, see-through chargers, and Sony’s WH-1000XM5 headphones.

Below is your one-stop shop for all of our coverage, from expansive sale roundups and blink-and-you-miss-it Lightning Deals to tips on how to make the most of Amazon’s 48-hour deal blitz. We’re also covering competing sales at Best Buy, Walmart, and other retailers, many of which are likely to match Amazon’s prices during the event.

  • The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can still pick up for $25 or less

    Amazon’s last-gen Echo Dot is still sitting at $22.99 thanks to an ongoing Prime Day promo at Woot.
    Amazon’s last-gen Echo Dot is still sitting at $22.99 thanks to an ongoing Prime Day promo at Woot.
    Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

    Everybody wants to save big during major deals events like Amazon Prime Day, but the little purchases are often the ones we end up using all the time. Whether it’s a quality HDMI 2.1 or USB-C cable, a convenient charger for your phone, or a quirky little accessory you never knew you needed — nothing beats a great deal on something affordable that you get tons of use from.

    However, there’s a plethora of crap on sale at these prices, too, which is why we sifted through all the remaining dreck Amazon drummed up during Prime Day to find a handful of excellent deals you can still get. Sure, not all of the items here are discounted as low as they were during Prime Day, but if you’re looking to be extra frugal, there are still plenty of deals to be had on see-through chargers, smart speakers, and more.

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  • The Xbox Series X is on sale for $50 off — an all-time low (update: sold out)

    The upper part of the Xbox Series X placed against a black background.
    Now, if only Starfield could get here a little quicker.
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

    Update July 13th, 7:32PM ET: Dell’s discount on the Xbox Series X is no longer available, though, it’s unclear whether it’s temporarily sold out — as was the case during Prime Day — or if Dell is simply no longer offering it.

    It’s not often we see sold-out Amazon Prime Day deals suddenly resurrect from the dead less than a day after the event ended, never mind on a console like the Xbox Series X. That’s why it’s worth jumping on this rare deal while it’s still around. Right now, you can pick up Microsoft’s next-gen console on sale at Dell for $449.99 ($50 off).

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  • Here are a handful of Amazon Prime Day deals you can still get for under $50

    The Amazfit Band 7 resting on a table.
    The Amazfit Band 7, a fitness tracker that offers terrific value for the money, is still on sale for $37.99.
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

    Amazon Prime Day may now officially be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean all the deals have disappeared. In fact, not only are there still some deals kicking around, but some are just as budget-friendly as they were before. There are a variety of gadgets and gizmos on sale, too, from fitness trackers like the Amazfit Band 7 to streaming devices like Google’s 4K-ready Chromecast, all of which you can buy for under $50.

    Below, we’ve rounded up an assortment of cheap Prime Day deals you can still get. While some are only available to Amazon Prime members, in some cases, retailers are matching those prices, so there should be a deal available to everybody if you poke around.

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  • The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can still get

    An illustration of two people flying in a giant Amazon package, surrounded by a fleet of similar boxes carrying stylized tech gadgets.
    Illustration by Hugo Herrera for The Verge

    We’ve now endured two whole days of Amazon Prime Day, which had us poring over thousands of deals and covering hundreds of the best the tech world had to offer — and yet, we’re not quite done here.

    As usual, there are still a bunch of lingering discounts to sift through. So if you didn’t yet blow your entire budget on gadgets like wireless earbuds, tablets, e-readers, video games, or fancy smart home accessories, well, there’s still time to make that happen.

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  • The best Amazon Prime Day deals under $100

    A person using an Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro tablet.
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

    There are many, many deals going on during Amazon Prime Day, even now well into day two. But these sub-$100 deals right here are the Goldilocks of Prime Day deals — not too pricey and not too cheap. They’re that perfect balance of a good value that’s likely to still get you buzzing with anticipation for when the package arrives in the mail.

    So what can $100 get you in the world of tech? Quite a lot, actually. There’s smart home stuff like a very capable smart display, an excellent e-reader for diving into more books than you can read in a lifetime, a mobile game controller for your iPhone, a desktop mic that’s a favorite among podcasters and Twitch streamers, and a whole lot more.

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  • The best Prime Day deals that are still available

    Illustration by Hugo Herrera for The Verge

    As they say, it’s the final countdown. There are now just a couple of hours left of Prime Day 2023, everybody’s favorite midsummer shopping event hosted by Amazon. That means that, if you’ve been on the fence about a certain deal, it might be a good time to take the plunge before it (most likely) disappears tomorrow.

    Luckily, many of the best deals we saw yesterday and earlier today are still around, despite the fact we’re now at the tail end of the event. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and other retailers are even matching Amazon’s prices in many cases, which means there are still deals available even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership.

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  • Best laptop and computer deals during Amazon Prime Day 2023

    The new MacBook Air is fast
    Apple’s M1 MacBook Air certainly isn’t new, but for $749.99, it still has plenty to offer.
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

    Amazon Prime Day may be almost done, but you can still save on a bunch of gadgets spanning a range of categories. If you’re in the market for a good laptop deal, though, this is where you’ll find them all.

    Despite it being the waning hours of Prime Day, a bunch of different laptops of all shapes and sizes are still on sale at Amazon, from Apple devices and Windows PCs to even gaming laptops. But not all deals are created equal (and there are some truly bad ones out there), so we’ve picked out the best bargains right here.

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    Jennifer Pattison Tuohy and Nathan Edwards

    The best smart home deals still available for Amazon Prime Day 2023

    Three Nest Wifi Pro units on a countertop or table.
    The Google Nest Wifi Pro is on sale, if you want a pretty good mesh system that looks like it has a candy shell.
    Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

    Good evening. It’s still Prime Day. Maybe we’ll be stuck in Prime Day forever (jkjk, there are only a few hours left). Since we’re here, please enjoy these deals on smart home devices. They are for sale. Please. Amazon Prime Day 2023, day two.

    There are some pretty good deals on robot vacuums and smart bulbs and so forth. Got a couple of cameras in here, a video doorbell or two. Smart locks. The Google Nest Wifi Pro mesh router thing that looks like it has a candy coating, which I regret to inform you is just plastic. The new Nanoleaf Matter bulbs are on sale! They’re pretty. Other deals occur as well. But they’ll end, as all things eventually do.

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  • The best Prime Day 2023 phone deals that are still available

    Motorola Razr Plus propped open on a tabletop.
    Motorola’s latest flip smartphone is brand new, but already on sale.
    Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

    Because time is a flat circle, back-to-school season is creeping up on us just as we were getting settled into summer. Fall flagship phone launches are on the horizon, too. But before you trade in your SPF 30 for a pumpkin spice latte, there’s at least one more summer soiree on the calendar: Prime Day.

    The annual summer shopping holiday that was foisted upon us by our online retailer overlords is here once again — well, at least for the next few hours. And if you’ve managed to hold off on a new phone purchase until now, I have good news for you: there are still some darn good savings to be had on an unlocked Android phone. If you managed to put off a new phone purchase until this week, then give yourself a little pat on the back; your patience is about to be rewarded.

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  • The best Prime Day deals you can still get on Amazon devices

    A person holding an Amazon Kindle Scribe.
    The Kindle Scribe has hit a new all-time low, as have other Kindle models.
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

    It’s that time of year again. Amazon Prime Day kicked off in earnest yesterday and will last for several more hours. As an Amazon event, naturally, some of the best discounts you can still get are on Amazon’s own devices. As expected, the retailer is offering some steep discounts on some of its newest smart speakers and e-readers, as well as Amazon-branded TVs, streaming devices, smart displays, and various Fire tablets.

    We’ve rounded up some of the best deals available below, many of which are set to expire later this evening when Prime Day officially wraps. Thankfully, until then, there are plenty of great discounts to go around.

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  • The best anti-Prime Day deals you can still get at Walmart, Best Buy, and other retailers

    The Sony’s WH-1000XM5 (left) and last-gen WH-1000XM4 (right) hanging on a couch.
    Both the WH-1000XM5 (left) and last-gen WH-1000XM4 (right) headphones are on sale right now.
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

    If you felt left out of Amazon Prime Day this year because you’re not a Prime member, it’s understandable. Watching everyone else quickly grab deals you don’t have access to can inspire a major case of FOMO. The good news is, however, that other retailers are still offering their own competing sales even despite the fact Prime Day is nearly over. Many don’t require you to pony up for a premium subscription, either.

    Right now, for example, retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are holding their own sales events and offering some good deals on noise-canceling headphones, robot vacuums, and other gadgets. In fact, in some cases, they’re actually matching Amazon’s day two prices. There are a lot of deals available, but we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the very best below.

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  • The best gaming deals of Amazon Prime Day

    A PlayStation 5 DualSense controller rests on a PlayStation 5 console.
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

    Between the ongoing Steam Summer Sale and now Amazon Prime Day, it’s a great time to save on a wide swath of video games for both consoles and PC alike. Whether you play games on Sony’s PlayStation 5, the Nintendo Switch, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X / S, or a Windows PC, gaming can be an expensive hobby — especially with more and more games launching at the higher $69.99 pricing tier. But, thankfully, there are still a number of worthwhile gaming deals available to snag before Prime Day officially comes to a close in just a few hours.

    Here, we’ll highlight and list out all the exceptional gaming deals we can find this Prime Day — on both the games themselves and the accessories that accompany them. From headsets and controllers to monitors and related tech for streaming on Twitch or YouTube, we got it all.

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  • The best Apple deals available for Amazon Prime Day 2023

    Photo of the 2021 iPad Mini with attached second-generation Apple Pencil on blue background
    Apple’s latest iPad Mini is just one of many Apple products on sale this year for Prime Day.
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

    Obviously, Amazon Prime Day offers an excellent opportunity to save a lot of money on Amazon’s devices — it’s kind of in the name. Luckily, it’s also a good time to save on gadgets from other popular brands. We’ve included some of the best deals on sales going on outside of the Amazon ecosystem in our main Prime Day roundup, but if you’re specifically interested in Apple products, here is where you’ll find the cream of the crop.

    Below, you’ll find deals on a wide range of Apple products, from the latest and greatest to the classics. They include everything from the Apple Watch Series 8 and the entry-level iPad to even the new Apple-owned Beats Studio Buds Plus. Like in previous years, we expect the bulk of the deals to expire at midnight, making the next few hours a good time to snag some savings before the holidays — or at least until Amazon’s next Prime Day event.

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  • Best headphone and earbud deals for Amazon Prime Day 2023

    A photo of Google’s Pixel Buds Pro in a woman’s ear.
    The deals are still running during day two.
    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

    We’ve firmly settled into summer, and the warmer months always make for a good time to upgrade whatever earbuds or headphones you’re wearing everywhere during the nice weather. If you’re due for something new, you might as well seize some of the best discounts that are on offer for Amazon’s Prime Day 2023 event.

    For day two, you’ll find many of the tempting deals that were available yesterday, and Amazon will undoubtedly add a few more impulse purchases throughout the day. Many of our favorite earbud and headphone picks are on sale at some of their lowest prices ever during the Prime Day event; however, many of the deals will expire in just a few hours, making this evening one of the best opportunities to snag a discounted pair before the holidays.

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  • Best smartwatch and fitness tracker deals for Amazon Prime Day 2023

    Man in yellow shirt with hand in pocket wearing second gen Apple Watch SE with a yellow watchface
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

    Whether you’re looking for an Apple Watch, an Android smartwatch, or maybe even a plain old fitness tracker, you’re in luck. Amazon Prime Day 2023 is a great time to snag discounts on smartwatches and fitness trackers alike. This is especially true if you’re a budget-savvy shopper looking to upgrade to nicer materials, like titanium cases and sapphire crystal displays.

    Sifting through Prime Day deals for wearables can be a bit of a headache, especially with only a few hours left on the clock. There are so many sizes, colors, and feature sets to choose from! Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best that are still available here so you don’t have to. Just keep in mind you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription to partake. And when you’re done here, you can always head back to our main guide to the best Prime Day deals for some more shopping inspiration.

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  • The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can get

    Illustration by Hugo Herrera for The Verge

    Prime Day is upon us once again. It’s Amazon’s big, pretend holiday drummed up to generate sales during the slow season, and it brings with it a bevy of deals and discounts on a massive range of tech and gadgets. We’re here to help you sort through all that Prime Day has to offer, separating the wheat from the chaff and helping you not just save money but also spend it wisely (well, as wisely as a borderline-superfluous tech purchase can be).

    While Prime Day may be designed to sell Prime memberships, its ripple effects mean there are many equivalent deals at other retailers available to all. Many are just the discounts you can generally find on wireless earbuds, tablets, e-readers, etc. But there’s always a chance of some new, all-time low prices that you might not otherwise see outside of Black Friday times.

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  • If you own a Steam Deck, it should be (at least partially) see-through.

    Jsaux’s Transparent Backplate for the Steam Deck is $19.99 ($10 off) at Amazon for Prime Day.

    But the best part of this excellent deal isn’t even that the user-replaceable shell comes with a heatsink for better cooling, or that it also includes swappable rear buttons to choose your preferred feel. No, the best part is that these shells come in six fantastic colors, and one of them is atomic freakin’ purple!

    A lineup of Steam Deck handheld PC consoles outfitted in Jsaux’s colorful see-through backplates.
    Hmm, maybe I need a second Steam Deck?
    Image: Jsaux
  • This is the same SSD I use in my PlayStation 5 and hot damn is it cheap right now.

    Adata’s Gammix S70 Blade M.2 NVMe SSD is just $54.99 ($75 off) for 1TB, $89.99 ($120 off) for 2TB, or $229.99 ($90 off) for 4TB as part of a Prime Day Lightning Deal.

    Whoa, doctor! That’s a lot of cheap, fast storage. And each of them is PS5-ready, so you can fit more games on your PS5 without having to delete stuff.

  • Staff favorites that are on sale for Prime Day right now

    rice cooker with bowls of rice
    Photo:  Zojirushi

    Whenever the staff of The Verge is asked to describe their favorite pet toys, summer tech, desktop accessories or whatever, they are free to describe something that is recently bought, 10 years old, or that has been sitting around the house for decades. Inevitably, though, some of the items have popped up in Amazon’s Prime Day sale. We thought we’d offer a curated list of a few of them.

    Christopher Grant, group publisher, The Verge and Polygon

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  • Save on rad Vergecast merch while you listen to today’s episode

    The Verge merch store is having a site-wide 20% off sale to celebrate Prime Day. We’ve got some extremely rad gear for Vergecast fans including a hoodie, tee, sticker sheet, and yes a mousepad. So while you kick back and listen to today’s awesome episode previewing Apple’s upcoming software releases, check out some discounted Verge merch. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout too!

    Vergecast hoodie, t-shirt, mousepad, and sticker sheet also featuring Decoder
  • I don’t care if it’s just 50 cents off — you should play Love Letter.

    It’s day two of Prime Day, and maybe I’ve already had too much coffee, but do yourself a favor and buy Love Letter for just $8.49 on a Prime Day deal.

    I know it’s not huge savings, but this card game is such a joy for up to six players. It’s fast and simple, and it’s a great gateway into designer tabletop games for normies.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is on sale for Prime Day

    A worthwhile Zelda deal has dropped.
    A worthwhile Zelda deal has dropped.
    Image: Nintendo

    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been dominating the gaming zeitgeist since its release in May, but it’s finally time for a wave of patient deal hunters to descend on Hyrule. Amazon and Walmart are now discounting the Nintendo title that normally runs $69.99, selling it for $51.99. Full disclosure: both deals are through a third-party seller, but that doesn’t give me too much cause for concern given they carry mostly positive ratings and are fulfilled by the retailers.

    There has been a way to get the digital version of the game for cheaper this whole time, but if you prefer a physical cartridge for your Nintendo Switch games, this deal is the way to go. Though, if prior Zelda discounts are anything to go by (as few as there have been), these deals will not stick around long.

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  • Finally, a decent sale on Victrola’s Sonos-ready turntable.

    I’ve been eyeing the Victrola Stream Onyx ever since it made its debut at CES 2023. It’s basically the same turntable as the Victrola Stream Carbon we reviewed last year but with some cheaper components, though it can still play vinyl through your entire Sonos system without the need for extra equipment.

    Right now, it’s on sale for Prime members for a (slightly more) palatable $499.99 ($100 off). Time to break out Aja.

  • This MagSafe charger stomps all over Apple’s with its built-in kickstand (and it’s cheaper).

    The Belkin BoostCharge Pro with MagSafe, our overall top pick when it comes to magnetic iPhone chargers, is just $19.99 ($30 off) at Amazon. That’s a new low for the charging puck, which charges at 15W just like Apple’s pricier model.
    It’s even got a little kickstand for propping up your phone on a table to watch videos.

  • Here’s a deal for those who miss the good ol’ days.

    Prime members who miss the old-fashioned instant film experience can buy the Polaroid Now Plus with some colorful filter lenses thrown in for $93 ($57 off) at Amazon. Like the classic Polaroid 600, the camera produces retro-style photos that are more artistic than true-to-life with a few extra modern conveniences peppered in, like a companion app with various creative modes.