Amazon’s Prime Day for 2021 may happen on June 21st and 22nd, according to Bloomberg. Last year’s Prime member-exclusive shopping holiday was delayed until October due to the pandemic. In years prior, Amazon had hosted Prime Day in the summer. But with June upon us, this could mean one of the best times to buy tech, games, movies, and more could be just around the corner.
We’ll have that covered end-to-end with all of the best deals. But here are the tech deals you need to know about today.
A couple of Beats headphone models with noise cancellation are seeing big discounts today. Firstly, the Beats Solo Pro at Amazon are down to $150 (originally $300), and notably, this sale price is for the black, gray, and ivory colorways that aren’t frequently looped into big price cuts. These are on-ear headphones with Apple’s H1 wireless chip that allows hands-free “Hey Siri” commands. The black model is currently backordered until June 10th at Amazon, but other colors are in stock.
Beats Solo Pro
The Beats Solo Pro are ideal if you need a durable pair of headphones while you work out.
If you want all-encompassing sound, the Beats Studio 3 might be a better choice because of their over-ear design. Originally $350, Best Buy and Amazon are selling the shadow gray and matte black colorways for $220. Like the newer Solo Pro, these offer noise cancellation, and its ear cups can fold inward to make them easier to stow in a bag. The Studio 3 are older than the Solo Pro (they were released in 2017), and they have Apple’s older W1 wireless chip. They’ll still quickly pair with Apple devices, but these don’t offer hands-free Siri commands.
Beats Studio 3
The Beats Studio 3 wireless over-ear headphones feature Apple’s W1 wireless chip to quickly connect and switch between Apple devices you might own. These connect via Bluetooth, and they also support 3.5mm for a wired connection.
Sony is hosting a Days of Play sale that includes some of the first big price cuts on digital PS5 games as well as many PS4 titles that will see visual upgrades when running on PS5. If you’d rather have discs instead of downloading games, you can find discounts on many of these games at other retailers.
Before I get into calling out some favorites, I want to note that digital storefront Eneba is offering a deal on $50 PlayStation gift cards that you can use to purchase games, DLC, and more from the PS Store. Once you add this gift card to your cart, enter the code DAYSOF50PROMO at checkout to see the price drop down to $43.49 (or lower).
Now, for a few games that are on sale:
Demon’s Souls (2020)
A remake of the 2009 game Demon’s Souls by FromSoftware, rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games.
Ghost of Tsushima
Set in late 13th century Japan, Ghost of Tsushima has players controlling a samurai who is tasked with protecting Tsushima Island during the first Mongol invasion.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
The latest Mortal Kombat game for PS4 (recently updated with visual upgrades for PS5) features a well-received single-player campaign. The Ultimate edition includes more fighters and a campaign expansion.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)
The second Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac Games. Instead of focusing on Peter Parker, this installment lets you control Miles Morales. This version also includes a remastered version of the PS4 game Spider-Man from 2018 that’s optimized for PS5.
If you’re making plans to head outdoors for a camping trip, BioLite’s CampStove 2 Plus seems like a smart purchase for both staying warm and keeping your phone charged. It’s a portable stove that can provide 3W of electricity to its built-in 3,200mAh battery when a fire is going. Usually $150, it’s down to $113 until May 31st, 2021.
BioLite CampStove 2 Plus
The CampStove 2 Plus features a 3,200mAh battery that can recharge your phone and power its included LED light. You can use the battery whether a fire is on or not, but the fire can provide up to 3W of power to recharge the battery.
Lastly, you can get $50 off the usual going price for Google’s 10-inch Nest Hub Max that has a built-in camera for video calls via Zoom or Google Meet. Adorama is offering this deal, and you can get it yourself by adding the smart display to your cart, then use the offer code EXTRA50OFF to bring the price down to $180.
Google Nest Hub Max
The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen and integrated camera for video calls. It is Google’s largest and most complete Assistant smart display.