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The best anti-Prime Big Deal Day deals

The best anti-Prime Big Deal Day deals


As it turns out, you don’t actually have to be an Amazon Prime member to save big this week.

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Microsoft’s convertible Surface Pro 9 is currently on sale for $200 off at Best Buy.
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Amazon’s fall Prime Day event is underway. For more deals we recommend across all categories, check out our full roundup here.

Despite what the name might suggest, Amazon’s fall Prime Day event isn’t just a day filled with deals for Prime members. Thanks to competing sales from retailers like Best Buy and Walmart, everybody can take advantage of steep discounts without needing to pay a monthly premium to join in on the fun.

In some cases, retailers are matching Amazon’s pricing, meaning you can score the same discounts available to Prime members on items like the Kindle Paperwhite and Echo Pop. There are also terrific deals available on other gadgets, including noise-canceling headphones, tablets, and smartwatches. To make the deal hunting easier for you, we’ve rounded up all the discounted all of the worthwhile anti-Prime Day deals below.

The best headphone and earbud deals

Sony WH-1000XM4

$35029% off

Sony’s over-ear XM4s can last up to 30 hours on a single charge and provide a comfortable listening experience thanks to their plush ear pads. Read our review.

A photo of Sony’s WF-1000XM5 earbuds.

Sony WF-1000XM5

$3007% off

Sony’s flagship WF-1000XM5 earbuds improve upon the previous model with richer sound quality, slightly more powerful ANC, and vastly improved comfort thanks to their reduced size and weight. Read our review.

Bose QuietComfort 45

$32930% off

Bose’s QuietComfort 45 headphones update the company’s popular, supremely comfortable design with USB-C, improved noise cancellation, and longer battery life. Read our review.

A photo of the Google Pixel Buds Pro on a clear stand with a purple background.

Google Pixel Buds Pro

$20030% off

Google’s Pixel Buds Pro are the company’s first earbuds to include active noise cancellation. They combine impressive sound, great battery life, and good comfort — all without the connection issues of earlier models. Read our review.

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro photographed on a reflective black surface.

The second-gen AirPods Pro improve upon Apple’s original pair with much better noise cancellation, improved sound quality, and onboard volume controls. The latest refresh also ships with a USB-C charging case, as opposed to Lightning.

The Bose QC Earbuds II pictured on top of a backpack at Moynihan Train Hall in New York City.

With dynamic, rich sound and the best noise cancellation available in true wireless earbuds, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are a terrific pick if you want to listen to your music in peace. Read our review.


The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 are the company’s best set of noise-canceling earbuds yet, with a more refined design, even better sound quality than before, and support for wireless charging. Read our review.

  • Sony’s LinkBuds normally retail for $179.99, but you can snag a pair for $129.99 at Best Buy right now. The wireless earbuds work great for making calls and offer a unique “open-style” donut-shaped design that keeps you aware of your environment. Read our review.
  • The Sony LinkBuds S are also on sale for $129.99 ($70 off) at Best Buy. Unlike the aforementioned LinkBuds, these offer active noise cancellation, support for the LDAC lossless audio codec, and a slightly more conventional design. Read our review.

Shokz OpenRun

$13031% off

Instead of covering your ears or resting within them, the Shokz OpenRun deliver sound via bone conduction, helping you to remain present during indoor and outdoor activities.

  • Sony’s WH-CH720N are down to $99.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy. The over-ear headphones may not offer all the bells and whistles you’d get with a pair of Sony’s premium noise-canceling headphones, but they offer decent ANC and up to 35 hours of battery life.

The best tablet and laptop deals

The iPad Air standing on a red table in front of a white background.

The latest iPad Air retains the iPad Pro-esque redesign of the 2020 model but does away with the A14 Bionic processor in favor of Apple’s fast M1 chip. It also comes in one of five colors and boasts a 12MP front-facing camera with support for Apple’s Center Stage feature. Read our review.

A Pixel Tablet mounted on its speaker dock showing a Weather Frog screensaver.

Google’s 11-inch Pixel Tablet uses the same Tensor G2 chip found in the Pixel 7 lineup. It also comes with a magnetic charging dock so you can use it as a de facto smart display. Read our review.

OnePlus Pad

$48017% off

OnePlus’ first tablet punches above its weight thanks to excellent performance, great build quality, and a terrific 11.6-inch LCD display that offers up to 144Hz refresh. Read our review.

  • The 11-inch iPad Pro from 2022 is on sale for $749 ($50 off) at Best Buy with 128GB of storage and Wi-Fi. The latest version of the 11-inch iPad Pro offers a faster M2 processor than its predecessor, along with support for a new hover feature when used in conjunction with the second-gen Apple Pencil. Read our review of the latest generation of the iPad Pros.
  • The highest-end iPad in Apple’s current lineup, the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro, is on sale for $1,149 ($50 off) at Best Buy when you buy the Wi-Fi-enabled base model with 256GB of storage. It’s pretty similar to its 11-inch sibling overall but comes with a higher-quality Mini LED display. Read our review.
A 9th gen iPad on a wood table viewed from the top down

Apple’s entry-level iPad from 2021 has a 10.2-inch screen, an A13 Bionic chip, and a 12MP front camera that supports Apple’s Center Stage feature. It’s also compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard and is the only iPad that still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

  • The newer 10th-gen iPad is also on sale right now for $399.99 ($50 off) with 64GB of storage and Wi-Fi at Best Buy and Walmart. Unlike the last-gen model, the 2022 iPad sports a larger 10.9-inch screen, USB-C support, and a faster processor. Read our review.
Best Laptop 2023: A Starlight MacBook Air 15-inch open on a gray couch.

Apple’s latest MacBook Air sports a 15-inch display and is equipped with Apple’s M2 chip. It features a larger display and better speaker array than the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2022. Read our review.

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro on a table

The 16-inch MacBook Pro from 2021 is a creative powerhouse equipped with Apple’s last-gen silicon. Configurable with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max, the 16-inch screen can be lent out to up to three external displays and a 4K TV simultaneously thanks to its vast array of ports. Read our review.


The Razer Blade 14 is a heavy-duty gaming laptop in a light, portable chassis. It features a Ryzen and GeForce RTX GPUs, along with a vibrant RGB keyboard.

The Surface Pro 9 in laptop mode.

The convertible Surface Pro 9 offers a sharp screen with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate as well as a stylus garage. Read our review.

The best ebook reader deals

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader turned on resting on a bunch of analog books.

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature for nighttime reading. It also boasts a faster processor, additional battery life, IPX8 waterproofing, and a USB-C port. Read our review.

A hand holding the 2022 Kindle in front of red flowers.

Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle comes with a host of much-needed upgrades, including a better display, longer battery life, and USB-C charging. Read our review.


The Kindle Scribe is Amazon’s largest e-reader to date, with a crisp 10.2-inch display, terrific battery life, and a stylus for note-taking. Read our review.

  • The 2019 Kindle Oasis with 8GB of storage and ads is available for $199.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy. The 7-inch e-reader sports physical page-turning buttons and a waterproof 300ppi E Ink display but lacks the USB-C support found in newer Kindles. Read our review.

The best smart speaker deals

Echo Pop

$4055% off

The Echo Pop is Amazon’s newest Alexa-enabled smart speaker. It offers a unique semisphere form factor and can function as an Eero mesh Wi-Fi extender. Read our review.

An Echo Dot with Clock on a counter

The fifth-gen Echo Dot touts a temperature sensor, better sound, and faster response time than the prior model. It can also act as an extender for your Eero Wi-Fi system. Read our review.

  • The fourth-gen Echo is on sale for $54.99 ($45 off) at Best Buy. The smart speaker features a smart hub and more robust sound than the fifth-gen Echo Dot, allowing it to fill up a room more easily. It also offers some new features despite being one of Amazon’s older models, like the ability to serve as a Wi-Fi router for Eero mesh networksRead our review.
  • Amazon’s Echo Studio is down to $154.99 ($59.99 off) at Best Buy. Although it’s four years old at this point, it offers better sound quality than the fourth-gen Echo, along with Dolby Atmos support. It, too, comes with some newer capabilities thanks to a relatively recent software update, which should allow for more immersive sound. Read our review.

The best smart display deals

The third-gen Echo Show 5 turned on while on a desk in front of the window during a rainy day.

The new Echo Show 5 is just as small as its predecessor but features updated mics and a speaker system that delivers double the bass and clearer sound quality.


The second-gen Nest Hub is Google’s smallest smart display, with a seven-inch touchscreen that can automatically adjust itself to the lighting in your room. What’s new in the latest version is its ability to automatically track your sleep patterns with its Soli radar chip. Read our review.


The Echo Show 15 is a large wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also features the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers. Read our review.

  • The last-gen Amazon Echo Show 8 is also on sale for $59.99 ($70 off) at Best Buy. The 8-inch smart display isn’t as fast as the newer model and lacks spatial audio support, but it’s a good Alexa-enabled display with a 13MP camera and good sound quality. Read our review.
  • Amazon’s third-gen Echo Show 10 is on sale for $159.99 ($90 off) at Best Buy. The 10-inch, Alexa-enabled smart display is a lot like the other Show models but is capable of physically rotating, allowing you to stay centered in the frame while on video calls. Read our review.

The best gaming deals


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an excellent turn-based strategy game that pairs classic Mario characters with the chaotic Rabbids for an encore performance.

Sony InZone H9

$30018% off

The H9 is at the top end of Sony’s InZone gaming headsets. It features active noise cancellation, compatibility with both PCs and the PlayStation 5, and can simultaneously connect to two devices (one over 2.4GHz wireless and one over Bluetooth).

A Seagate 1TB Expansion Card plugged into the back of an Xbox Series X console.

Proprietary SSD expansion for the Xbox Series X / S consoles. The plug-and-play drives are designed to be as fast as the Xbox internal SSD and are sold in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations.

The best TV and streaming device deals

Samsung’s The Frame displaying artwork.

Samsung’s art-inspired 4K TV features a QLED display and an anti-glare matte display, which provides artwork and photos with qualities that resemble an actual canvas.


Amazon’s Fire TV Omni QLED features built-in microphones for Alexa commands, low input lag, and support for two-way video calling. It also provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and most major streaming services.


Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K maintains its simple interface that puts your apps front and center and adds support for Dolby Vision HDR. Read our review.

Roku Streambar

$13023% off

The Roku Streambar is a 14-inch soundbar that has a 4K / HDR streaming device inside of it, so you don’t need to purchase a separate set-top box. This provides audio as well as the content that you might want to watch via HDMI to your TV.

The best smartwatch and fitness tracker deals


Samsung’s last-gen smartwatch has EKG readings, body composition analysis, turn-by-turn navigation, and a body temperature sensor. Read our Galaxy Watch 5 review.

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is on sale at Best Buy starting at $149.99 ($50 off) in the Bluetooth-enabled, 40mm configuration. The older smartwatch includes health features like EKG, built-in GPS, and body composition measurements. Just note that its battery life isn’t great, and it lacks features Samsung’s newer Galaxy watches offer, like a body temperature sensor. Read our review.

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The best video doorbell deals

Nest Doorbell (wired)

$18017% off

With 24/7 recording, facial recognition, reliable smart alerts, and some free video recording. Google’s newest wired doorbell is the best option for most people.

A Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 mounted outside the front door of a house.

The flagship Ring doorbell has the best video quality, good connectivity, and excellent motion detection. It works smoothly with Amazon Alexa but is expensive, requires a subscription for most features, and doesn’t offer 24/7 recording. Read our review.

  • Blink’s Video Doorbell is half off at Best Buy right now, where you can grab it for just $29.99. The budget-friendly doorbell only features 1080p video, but it offers all the basics, including motion-activated recording and alerts, night vision, and two-way audio.

The best smart security camera deals


A Google Nest Cam attached to two bright, adjustable floodlights, this camera has free video recording, powerful lights, and on-device processing of smart alerts for people, vehicles, and animals. There’s no siren, but there is 24/7 recording and facial recognition. Read our review.


The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro delivers high-quality video with adjustable, accurate motion detection, 2,000 lumens of light, and a good digital zoom. It offers smart alerts for people or motion and works with Ring or Alexa apps but not any other smart home platform.

  • If you’re looking for an inexpensive indoor home security camera, the Blink Mini is on sale for $19.99 ($15 off) at Best Buy. The camera easily mounts to a wall, though note you’ll have to pay extra for cloud storage if you don’t have a Blink subscription. Read our review.
  • The new Blink Outdoor 4 security camera is on sale for $71.99 ($48 off) at Best Buy. The battery-powered 1080p camera offers new features like person detection, as well as a wider field of view.
  • Alternatively, you can buy the third-gen Blink Outdoor with a Sync Module 2 starting at $44.99 ($45 off) from Best Buy. The older camera doesn’t offer person detection, but it still can capture 1080p video and detect motion.
  • The battery-powered Ring Stick Up Cam, which you can use both indoors and outside, is on sale for $59.99 ($40 off) at Best Buy. The camera can capture 1080p video and features support for both motion detection and color night vision.

Mesh router deals

White Google Nest Wifi Pro router on a white table in front of a window.

Google Nest Wifi Pro

$20020% off

The Nest Wifi Pro is an upgraded version of the standard model that’s equipped with Matter and Thread support in addition to Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Read our review.


Eero’s Pro 6E mesh router is the Amazon-owned company’s last-gen model. It supports the 6GHz Wi-Fi band with speeds of up to 1.3Gbps and covers up to 2,000 square feet with one unit. Wired speeds can go up to 2.5Gbps.

Miscellaneous deals


Developed in partnership with Resideo, the Amazon Smart Thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home through Alexa voice controls and remotely via an app. Read our review.

Update October 11th, 12:40PM ET: Updated pricing and added several new deals, including those for the Google Pixel Buds Pro and Apple’s M1 Pro-powered MacBook Pro 16.