Amazon Prime Day may not start until July 11, but the first offers are already arriving. We expect to see great discounts on wireless headphones, noise canceling headphones, tablets, TVs, smart home tech, games and other gadgets on real days, with early deals working as a kind of little temperature check .
As the ghosts of Prime Days past can tell us, early bird deals are almost always for Amazon-owned devices and brands. There’s sure to be more deals to come online in the coming days – especially as Amazon has promised discounts from brands like Sony and Bose – but early buyers already have some decent discounts they can take advantage of.
Usually these early deals last for the duration of Prime Day, although there is always a chance they end up dropping more during the actual event. If this happens, your only action may be to repurchase the item for less and return the one you paid for previously. It’s not ideal, but it’s the harsh reality that Amazon doesn’t offer a price matching or price protection policy.
Amazon sells its Echo Buds with noise cancellation with a wired charging case for just $64.99 ($55 off) or with a wireless charging case for $84.99 (also $55 off). Both of these deals are Prime exclusives, and either can be had on the black or white models. The 2021 Echo Buds might not be the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, given that their ANC is only average, but they offer good value for money, especially at these prices. However, be aware that they have already dropped all the way to $49.99.
The recently released, non-ANC Echo Buds (2023) which are supposed to be the new entry-level model are also on sale for $34.99 ($15 off) for Prime members. They look simple enough, but they feature Alexa voice commands like the more expensive models and opt for a semi-open design that won’t block out ambient sounds around you.
Read our Echo Buds with noise cancellation review.
Prime members can get the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet with lock screen ads and 32 GB of storage for only $74.99 ($75 off) or with 64 GB of storage for $89.99 ($100 off). You can also get it in various batches with a Fire TV Stick, Keyboard Case, or Protection Plan.
Amazon’s new $230 Fire Max 11 tablet may have newer specs and a larger size, but its lackluster ecosystem for productivity seems to make it a bit of a miss. The older Fire HD 10 is a much better value if you primarily consume streaming content and plan to use it for basic tablet tasks. It has a nice 1080p display for the money, especially at this new all-time low.
Read our Amazon Fire HD 10 review.
THE 75-inch Omni QLED Fire TVthe most premium model in Amazon’s current TV lineup, is on sale for Prime members for $879.99 ($230 off). It was previously on sale for $899.99, but the additional $20 off brings the TV jump to a new low.
The Fire TV Omni QLED supports 4K resolution, HDR with full local dimming and a respectable 60Hz refresh that’s fine for watching movies and TV. Only one of its four HDMI ports supports the 2.1 spec, but since it doesn’t hit 120Hz, it’s not exactly the best TV for gaming anyway. Overall, it’s a good, bright TV for the price, especially if you want good value for money.
For a more modestly sized, Amazon-infused TV offering, there are a pair of notable discounts on Hisense U6 TVs. The 50 inch Hisense U6 East on sale for $299.99 ($230 off), while the 58-inch model dropped to $349.99 ($250 off) — both exclusively for Prime subscribers. These TVs run Amazon’s own Fire TV software, which means they support all your standard streaming apps, but be prepared for plenty of Amazon shows and commercials to come to the fore. On the other hand, these are very affordable 4K LED TVs that offer fair 60Hz refresh and HDMI 2.1 support.
If you’re looking for a mesh Wi-Fi router, Amazon has it. run sales on a few different flavors of Eero Pro models for Prime members. The flagship Eero Pro 6Efor example, sells for $179.99 ($70 off) alone, in a two-pack for $279.99 ($120 off), or as a three-pack for $399.99 ($150 off). Alternatively, if you don’t think you need the future-proofing of Wi-Fi 6E but still want gigabit-capable speeds, the Eero Pro 6 Plus begins to $89.99 ($40 off) for one, $154.99 ($90 off) for two, or $194.99 ($105 off) for three. All of these prices are about the lowest we’ve seen in previous sales.
When it comes to choosing one of these Eero models, in addition to getting what fits your price range, you want to find the right configuration for the size and shape of your space. Two mesh routers will cover most homes, but larger homes or those with more complex layouts may require three.
Read our Eero Pro 6E review.
Some other offers for early risers
- Amazon offers various Prime Exclusive Offers on Certified Refurbished Devicesas Kindles, Echo smart speakersa pack of two Flashing exterior camerasTHE Ring 4 Video DoorbellAnd Eero Mesh Wi-Fi Routers. While refurbishing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the good thing here is that each one comes with the same one-year warranty as new. Personally, I find the Refurbished Eero 6 Plus Router Three Pack particularly compelling because $184.99 (about $195 off) is a pretty good deal for three-gigabit-enabled routers — especially since routers aren’t something you need to worry about wear and tear much about.
- from Amazon 32 inch Fire TV Series 2 dropped to just $129.99 ($70 off). There’s not much special about the 720p TV other than it’s on sale for as cheap as chips, but it’ll probably work if you need a small screen for the kitchen or a guest bedroom.
- It looks like Amazon remembers that it has a cloud game streaming service called Luna and is reducing its Luna Controller at $39.99 ($30 off) for Prime members. Don’t forget that you can also use this controller on a PC or Mac via Bluetooth/USB-C to play games other than Luna.
- Some are worth it “Buy with Prime” offers, which offer special promotional pricing to Prime members on manufacturer sites. For example, you can get a Anker 521 PowerCore 5K Magnetic Battery for $20.99 ($14 off) directly from Anker if you subscribe to Prime and use code PRIMEDAY8HZ5O at the register. Or, get it MagGo Anker 622 Magnetic Battery – which is one of our favorites – for $41.99 ($28 off) with code PRIMEDAYBKGTS.
- If you are a Prime member and you download the Amazon Photos app and upload your first photo by July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you will receive a $15 Amazon credit. If you’ve used Amazon Photos before, this link will likely say you’re not eligible.
- Primary subscribers can get a three-month free trial for Kindle Unlimited, which provides access to many e-books and audiobooks. However, if you don’t plan to subscribe after that, be sure to cancel before the automatic payment of $11.99 per month kicks in.
Updated June 28, 4:21 p.m. ET: Removed expired deals and added new Prime Day deals, including discounts on the Hisense U6 TV and various refurbished devices.