Since 2015, Amazon has owned at least one First day per year. It’s the annual sale event where the retailer slashes the prices of thousands of products on its online storefront. First dayover time, became two full days of shopping instead of one, and in 2022 there were two Prime Day events, one in the summer and one in the fall (because the money). This year Prime Day falls on July 11 and 12starting at 3 a.m. ET.
You must be a First subscriber to take advantage of the discounts (here is a 30 day free trial; set a reminder to cancel it before it automatically renews), but that’s not always the case. WIRED will be looking for the best deals throughout the event, but there’s good news: the price drops have already started. We’ve rounded up the best Prime Day deals we’ve found here – from Amazon and other retailers – and we’ll keep this story updated over the coming weeks. OUR Prime Day Buyer’s Guide is packed with tips to help you navigate the event like a pro.
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The Apple Watch Series 8 (8/10, WIRED recommends) East our favorite Apple Watch. (The 41mm version is also on sale for $329.) Most people will be okay with the new second generation Watch SE, but this model includes an EKG, always-on display, skin temperature sensor for better period tracking, a more accurate heart rate monitor, and the ability to measure blood oxygen levels. Check out our Best Apple Watch Accessories guide to getting the most out of your smartwatch.
This is the lowest price we have tracked to date. The all-new Pixel 7A is our favorite android phone for most people (8/10, WIRED recommends). It’s powerful, and it has wireless charging and a nice bright screen – oh, and some of the best cameras you’ll find for the money. It will be supported for years to come, so you won’t have to upgrade anytime soon.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 (9/10, WIRED recommends) are part of Best Wireless Headphones in the market, especially if you have an Android phone. They are comfortable and offer excellent sound quality as well as active noise cancellation. We wish the battery lasted longer, but otherwise they’re hard to beat, especially for the price.
Clip the coupon on the page to see the discount at checkout. We like Anker MagSafe Wireless Chargers. This doubles as a power strip for your office or living room. It has three rear AC outlets, two USB-A ports, and two USB-C ports, one of which is capable of delivering 65 watts of power (enough to charge a MacBook). Julian Chokkattu, editor of WIRED, has been using it for a year without issue.
Need a new tablet that isn’t an iPad? Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series are some of the strongest for the money, especially on sale. This one has all the bells and whistles you’d want in a tablet, including a stylus that can magnetically stick to the back of the slate. This 11-inch tablet will be receiving updates longer than almost any other Android tablet, so it’ll be secure and feature-rich for years to come.
Home & Entertainment Deals
The price drop will only appear when you add the product to your cart. This is the first and best discount we’ve seen for the new installment of The Legend of Zelda series. Play as Link and search for Princess Zelda to uncover the mysteries of the kingdom in the sky. It is very similar to breath of the wild but offers many quality of life improvements. Read our full review here.
We’ve never tried these oven mitts before, but we’ve had great experiences with KitchenAid products, and $7 is $7. These are the mini type, which means they only really cover your fingers when handling hot objects. They are better suited for removing small pans from the stove rather than carrying a hot pan inside when grilling. The silicone grip will help you keep a firm grip on anything you move.
This is our favorite mesh Wi-Fi option for people with larger homes. It is a 3-pack and offers three gigabit Ethernet ports on the main router and two on the nodes. Setup can be tricky, but once you’re up and running the speeds, coverage and stability are excellent. Find out more in our Best Mesh Wi-Fi Systems guide.
It’s our favorite economical office chair, although it tends to fall often at this price. The breathable mesh fabric means you won’t get too hot in the seat, plus it comes with a headrest. There are lots of adjustable components and it reclines.
Amazon will automatically discount your order at checkout when you spend at least $50 on certain items. There’s a huge selection in this sale, with items ranging from pet food and school supplies to pantry staples and household essentials. Need to restock your dish soap, granola bars, doggy bags or vitamins? It is worth checking out this offer.
Competing Retailer Sales Pages
Other stores have started offering competing offers that does not require an Amazon Prime subscription (and others probably will). Here is a list of merchants likely to take part in the action.