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Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale event can feel super overwhelming.
Also: How to find the best deals for business
There are over 80,000 items on sale this year. Some are legitimate, while others should be ignored. So, to help you get the most out of Prime Day, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, ZDNet is rounding up only the best deals. In this guide, we’ve selected items that professionals, remote workers, and commuters might find interesting.
We’ll regularly update this guide over Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 with deals as we find them. If you’d like to find more consumer-focused deals, as well as some tips and tricks, check out our Prime Day hub, where we’ll provide you with plenty of resources so that you can master Amazon’s 48-hour blowout sale. Hopefully, with our help, you won’t miss a deal.
Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 tech deals
Remember, you need a Prime membership to grab the deals below. You can get a 30-day free membership if you’re not already a Prime subscriber. Otherwise, a membership costs $119 a year (or $12. 99 a month. Read more about Amazon Prime here.
Apple’s AirPods Pro are rarely discounted, but right now, you can get them for $199, down $50 from the normal price of $250. AirPods Pro feature active noise cancellation, a customizable fit, sweat and water resistance, and a wireless charging case that gives the headphones 24 hours of life.
DJI Osmo Pocket is a handheld three-axis gimbal stabilizer with an integrated 12-megapixel 4K video sensor. You can get it bundled with a charging case for $299, down from $498. This is the perfect tool for those of you who do a bunch of video work, whether for your job or for fun.
These noise-canceling headphones from Sony offer 35 hours of battery life.
They’re now over 55% off, costing just $88, down from $200. Grab them now, because when you eventually return to the office, you’re not going to be used to the noise and will want to find some peace and quiet at your desk – and these will do that while providing well over a day of use constant use.
The Powerbeats Pro are great workout earbuds that are sweat-resistant and provide nine hours of battery life. Now you can save 30% off them. They are $174.95, down from their normal price of $249.99. These headphones aren’t usually this cheap — last time they hit this price was during the 2019 holidays.
Up to 43% off
Samsung’s phones aren’t the only smartphone deals happening right at kick-off time for Prime Day 2020. Google’s phones are also discounted. In addition to the 128GB Pixel 4 XL, which is 35% off or $650, you can get a 64GB Pixel 4XL or a 128GB Pixel 4 on sale for $550 each. There’s an even cheaper Pixel 4, too.
- Google Pixel 4 XL (Just Black, 128GB, Unlocked) – 35% off, now $650
- Google Pixel 4 XL (Clearly White, 64GB, Unlocked) – 38% off, now $550
- Google Pixel 4 (Just Black, 128GB, Unlocked) – 38% off, now $550
- Google Pixel 4 (Just Black, 64GB, Unlocked) – 43% off, now $450
The JBL Boombox is the perfect beach-day companion. This large, waterproof portable speaker has 24 hours of battery life that pumps sound through two bass radiators. It has a retro boombox, too, which should be a given considering it is called Boombox. You can save 30% on it for Prime Day. it was $400.
You can get Amazon’s Echo Show 5 with Alexa for $45 — half off its original price of $90. On top of that, Amazon is selling bundles that include either a $5 TP-Link smart plug (Amazon regularly sells two of these for $30) or a $5 Blink Mini indoor security camera (regularly $35 each).
If you just have to take Alexa with you everywhere, Echo Auto is here for you. Echo Auto is designed to give you hands-free access to Alexa in your car, by connecting to the Alexa app on your phone. It’s now been marked down to $20 for Prime members, $30 off it’s original $50 price.
Bose is known for making fantastic speakers and headphones. Now, thanks to Prime Day, you can save some money on the incredibly popular Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II wireless headphones. They are on sale in three different colors: Midnight, Black, and Silver. They’re 33% off, which means they cost just $199 each.
Amazon’s third-generation Echo Dot speaker comes with improved speakers and, of course, Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa. Prime members can also pick up a smart plug as part of this deal for $5.You of course get Amazon’s old design for the Echo Dot, but at $18, it’s still a fantastic deal.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 features improved motion detection over the previous model but still captures anyone coming to your front door in 1080p video. Toss in an Echo Show 5 and this is one of the best Prime Day bundles. Use it to safeguard your business, house, or home office.
23andMe Health and Ancestry service will unlock your genes to tell you your chances for developing different conditions or if you’re a carrier for certain hereditary conditions. The kit will also tell you about where your ancestors come from and different traits you can expect to share with them. Sure, this deal has little to do with work, but every professional deserves peace of mind regarding their genetic health, right?
This 43-inch TV from Toshiba (43LF621U21) comes with the FireTV interface and is ready to stream your favorite shows. It has 4K UHD with Dolby Vision and can be voice-controlled with Alexa through the remote. Every modern home office needs a smart TV, in our opinion.
More Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals
Here are a few other noteworthy deals worth checking out:
Best Prime Day 2020 deals by category
Here are even more business deals, broken down by category:
Early Prime Day 2020 deals
Check out all the early deals that kicked off last week — many are still available:
Best anti-Prime Day 2020 deals
Amazon isn’t the only retailer having a sale on Prime day!