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Amazon Prime Day 2023

Amazon's October Prime Day event, aka Prime Big Deal Days, is nearly here. The two-day shopping blitz runs from Tuesday, October 10th, through October 11th, bringing with it a deluge of deals that are only available to active Prime subscribers. You may not find everything you want during the sale, but the fall shopping event is a great opportunity to stock up on a range of great tech ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amazon has already dropped Prime Day discounts on a variety of its own devices, including Echo speakers and Fire tablets, though, we also expect steep savings on 4K TVs, laptops, wireless earbuds, robot vacuums, and other tech in the days to come. To help you sort through it all, we'll be hand-picking only the best deals throughout the 48-hour event, as well as rounding up competing sales from retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy

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

Prime Day wasn’t all about the big stuff. Luckily, there are still a few small items you can grab that go a long way toward savings.

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?
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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.

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Your next Star Wars fix is on sale for a little less.

Nintendo’s recent blockbuster arguably overshadowed the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which is a shame because Respawn’s spacefaring sequel to Fallen Order is still a great way to tide your over until the Ahsoka series lands on August 23rd.

Thankfully, Prime members can grab the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions for $43.99 ($28 off) using the on-page coupon.

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Sorry, but some of us are happy to be carry-on queens.

I get really nervous about losing luggage, and so something as handy as this carry-on backpack, which was recommended by our own Kaitlin Hatton, will definitely catch my attention. (Unless, of course, you’re willing to trust the airlines and check in your stuff.) It is now part of Amazon’s Prime Day sale, priced at $42.89, about $12 lower than its usual price.

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A $1100 Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the cheapest way to participate in Hot Foldable Summer.

Look, the Pixel Fold is the new hotness and we know the Z Fold 5 is coming in just a couple weeks, but both of those are going to cost you close to $2,000. Last year’s Z Fold 4, meanwhile, is still an excellent device and with today’s $700 discount, much more attainable than those other folding phones.

Google’s Pixel Buds Pro have gotten way better since their release — and are under $140 for Prime Day.

Since launching its first pair of noise-canceling earbuds a year ago, Google has added useful new features to the Pixel Buds Pro like customizable EQ and immersive spatial audio with head tracking.

I’m biased because these are some of my favorite review photos, but if you’ve got a Pixel phone and somehow haven’t tried the Buds Pro, now’s a great opportunity: they’re only $133.

A photo of the Google Pixel Buds Pro on a clear stand with a purple background.
Google has gradually kept adding new features to its premium earbuds.
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Be still, my charging heart.

Amazon Prime members can get a multicolored four-pack of Case-Mate’s adorable 30W USB-C GaN II chargers that look like classic iMacs for just $39.99 ($10 off).

Just look at these little charging bros! For $10 a piece you get orange, green, frost, and bondi blue. I highly recommend this deal to anyone who needs a good charger that’s also fun, or fellow connoisseurs of see-through tech,

All four of Case-Mate’s colorful see-through USB-C chargers that are reminiscent of classic iMac computers, lined up in a row.
Tech stuff you can see inside is like kryptonite for my wallet.
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A lightning sale for the Chom Chom pet hair remover.

Part of Amazon’s Prime Day sale, the Chom Chom Pet Hair Remover rolls over your carpet, furniture, and even clothing to remove what your cat or dog has left behind. The tool is currently on a lightning sale for $19.99, about $12 off its regular price, and is one of our favorite pet gadgets.

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If you’ve been putting off buying a Zephyrus G14, now’s your chance.

Asus’s 14-inch powerhouse is currently our top pick for best gaming laptop, and all kinds of different of models are currently on sale for Prime Day.

Here’s an all-AMD configuration (with a Radeon RX 6800S) currently listed at $1,199.99, $700 down from its original price of $1,899.99. This RTX 3060 SKU is down to $799.

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The Breville you know.

Breville’s super-popular Barista Express is $550 for Prime Day, down from $750. I’ve used this machine every day, multiple times a day for the past three years. I’m drinking a latte I made with it as I type this, as a matter of fact. If you’re interested in home espresso but don’t want to invest a small fortune, it’s the way to go.

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Sweaty sales on Verge Merch.

Even The Verge Merch Store is having a sale today and you can get 20 percent off anything in it, including these sweet joggers. (Or sweatpants, if you’re an old like me.) The discount applies automatically at checkout.

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Nomad’s latest magnetic chargers are a much better value at 30 percent off.

Nomad makes some stylish products, but it charges a fair premium for it. However, the current 30 percent discount on Nomad’s site also includes its new, cheaper Stand and Base MagSafe-compatible chargers.

They’re limited to 7.5W iPhone charging, but they look sick. And for Prime Day the Stand is now $56 ($24 off) and the Base is $49 ($21 off).

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Get those damn insects out of your house.

I have to admit that I get an instinctively panicky reaction to large insects — especially waterbugs — and so this Amazon Prime sale on the Bugzooka bug catcher vacuum (as recommended in our roundup of our favorite summer gear) is especially tempting: it’s currently $36.99 down from its usual price of $44.

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The fanciest sub-$300 phone around.

The Google Pixel 6A is just $249 today, down from its newly reduced price of $349. A 6.1-inch 1080p OLED, IP67 rating, and security updates for the next four years? Try and find that on any other phone under $300.

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This is the whey.

A two-pound jug of my favorite protein powder (shoutouts to Casey) is $28.99, down from a typical $37 to $45. I have consumed probably 80 pounds of this stuff in the past six years. This is a good price for Amazon, but it might be cheaper locally.

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If your home is covered in pet hair, the Chom Chom is what you need.

Part of Amazon’s Prime Day sale, the Chom Chom Pet Hair Remover rolls over your carpet, furniture, and even clothing to remove what your cat or dog has left behind. The tool is currently on sale for $24.99, about $7 off its regular price, and is one of our favorite pet gadgets.