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Why do people love Amazon Prime? There are many reasons: super fast and convenient delivery options, huge libraries of music and movies, and all the groceries and household items you need. And then there’s Amazon Prime Day.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
The annual sale, which takes place from June 21-22 this year, offers Amazon Prime Members exclusive deals on everything from eBooks to gaming laptops to furniture.
A subscription would typically set you back $12.99 a month, but the e-commerce giant is now giving people a taste with a free 30-day trial subscription – just in time for the big blowout.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Amazon Prime Day happens from June 21-22. Besides sales and markdowns, Prime members can earn an extra $10 credit for every $10 spent on Amazon’s small business department – over 300,000 sellers are participating this year.
The best early-bird Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals
This Nintendo Switch bundle is now $50 off
With all the exciting announcements for the Switch revealed at E3’s Nintendo Direct last week, there’s no better time to get in on the hype. Luckily, you can now snag a Switch bundle – that is, the hybrid console and a bunch of sweet gaming accessories – for just $429 on Amazon. That’s a $50 discount.
The supremely portable Microsoft Surface Go 2 is just $450
Nothing quite beats a good tablet on the go, especially one that blends the convenience of a smartphone with the power of a laptop. Now going for just under $450 on Amazon, Microsoft’s supremely portable Surface Go 2 is a great tool to capitalise on those outdoor productivity bursts.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are going at nearly 20 per cent off
These wireless headphones provide 11 – yes, 11 – levels of active noise-cancelling, letting you enjoy your music, podcasts, and videos no matter where you are. You’ll be able to listen in comfort, too, with the 700’s lightweight stainless steel headband and carefully calibrated earcups that promise a perfect fit. And in an early-bird Prime Day deal, they’re only going for $329.
Save $200 on this 55-inch LG smart TV
Nothing beats kicking back and enjoying a good binge-watch on the big screen. If you’re moving into a brand new place (or just looking for an upgrade), this 55-inch LG 4K Smart OLED TV – now going at $200 off – is a great choice for a living room centrepiece.
Score a free subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited
For a limited time only, Amazon is offering three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. The deal is available at both US and UK stores – but customers from the latter region get four months free instead.
Snag a (product) RED Apple Watch at $70 off
The Apple Watch is probably the most advanced tool on the market when it comes to tracking your health – and the Series 6 model is now going for $70 off. Many get the Apple Watch to motivate them on their fitness journeys, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s got loads of features to help you keep tabs on your workouts in detail: whether it be your daily cycle or yoga routine, the Apple Watch tracks them all, allowing you to analyse your performance and progress easily. With its waterproof design, you can take it for laps in the pool, too. It even comes along with specialised workout programmes, which will keep you motivated on your fitness journey.
Become the boss of your life with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, now 40 per cent off
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which is now going at 40 per cent off and offers all the conveniences of cutting-edge tech without the time-suck of being glued to a screen.
Fitbit Versa 2 is now 20 per cent off
The Fitbit Versa 2 is an activity tracker that delivers a myriad of functionalities – and, together with its bigger sibling the Versa 3, is going for 20 per cent off on Amazon now.
With GPS linking capabilities and a built-in heart-rate monitor, the Versa 2 can track your pace, distance, and workout intensity to help you accomplish your fitness goals. Boasting a seven-day battery life, the smartwatch will be able to constantly track your resting heart rate and sleep cycle uninterrupted. The Fitbit also offers water resistance of up to 50 metres, so you can even go for a swim without any worries.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is 40 per cent off
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which is now going at 40 per cent off, offers all the conveniences of cutting-edge tech without the time-suck of being glued to a screen. Thanks to Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby, the Galaxy Watch 3 makes handling your day-to-day essentials a breeze – whether it be taking calls or answering texts, take care of everything with simple voice commands, eliminating any distracting screen time.
Rock a pair of AirPods Pro for just under $200
It’s hard to find a pair of wireless buds that have been more iconic than Apple’s AirPods. With this special early-bird Prime Day deal, you can get a pair of AirPods Pro for just $197.
What we like about these buds: their active noise-cancellation with Transparency mode, which keeps out the world around you; it’s sweat- and water-resistant, which makes them perfect for workouts; and it has adaptive EQ, which intelligently tweaks your music to the shape of your ear.
Its convenience factor makes things better, too. Thanks to its H1 chip, the AirPod Pro pairs lightning fast with your iPhone, while having Siri also enables you to both control your music and hear your text messages out loud. And with its wireless charging case, you can get more than 24 hours of battery life. Finally, let’s not kid ourselves: AirPods are just cool.
Save $100 on a 43-inch Smart TV
This Prime Day, Insignia’s 43-inch smart TV is going on sale for $100 off, which will allow you to watch and stream all you want from Disney+, Netflix, Hulu and more.
But it’s not just about what you’re watching – it’s how you watch it. Insignia’s graphics aren’t shabby at all, and with its whopping eight million pixels capable of outputting 4K Ultra HD video, you’ll be enjoying your movies with consistent clarity and deep contrast.
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It’s convenient as well: the remote comes with easy-to-access Prime Video and Netflix buttons, which will allow you to fire up your anime binges fast. You can also make the TV do your bidding with your voice thanks to Alexa. Going for just a little over $200, this is nothing short of a steal.
Make your life easier with the Echo smart home hub at just $79.99
Amazon’s 4th Gen Echo home hub is the premium option that’ll allow you to control your home through the power of your voice, thanks to Alexa. At just $79.99 thanks to this early-bird Prime Day discount, you’ll be able to listen to your favourite albums, radio stations, podcasts and Audible audiobooks on the Echo’s high-quality speaker – all with just a couple of words.
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The Echo promises premium sound, too, with its pristine clarity across all frequencies. From its cutting treble to its solid bass response, it makes for a robust, detailed listening experience.
Echo devices can also pair and synchronise with one another, which allows you to play music across multiple rooms or even create home theatre audio with your Fire TV device.
Stream over 500,000 movies and TV episodes for under $40
From The Boys to Demon Slayer, there’s never been so many great options available on demand – so much so that it’s getting difficult to keep track. However, with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, you get access to all streaming services in one powerful package. Simply plug it into your TV’s HDMI jack and enjoy the wide array of content from all your favourite streaming services. And it’s now going for under $40.
You’ll be able to easily access Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, HBO Max, and more without having to fumble about. With the Fire TV stick’s Alexa Voice Remote, you’ll be able to launch and control content with convenient voice controls. Plus, Amazon Prime members even get instant access to thousands of movies and TV episodes through Prime Video.