These include desktop accessories, streaming devices, microSD cards, and some more fun options like Nintendo Switch games and smart home gear.
While there may be delays in shipping some picks due to the high demand from Prime Day, you can check out the full list below for some cheap thrills.
Offers for streaming devices
Rokus Streaming Stick + and Premiere are great options for turning your home theater on, especially if you need 4K and HDR support. The Roku Streaming Stick + has voice control and power / mute buttons on the remote control, as well as faster 802.11ac WiFi. The Roku Premiere isn’t a “stick” design either, so it can’t easily disappear behind your TV. However, if you don’t have many wifi issues at home and want to save $ 10, both devices use the same easy-to-use (if aesthetically dated) Roku interface, open apps quickly, and support the same streaming services. It is also possible to connect both devices to an Echo speaker for voice control via Alexa. Perhaps the biggest practical downside to Roku devices right now is the lack of HBO Max support. That should come at a later date, but there is currently no convenient way to get around it. If that’s important to you, you can use Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K instead, which doesn’t officially support HBO Max (or Peacock) but can sideload the apps with a little bit of hassle. The Fire TV Stick 4K also supports Dolby Vision HDR, which these Roku devices lack. Amazon streamer was on sale for $ 30 on Tuesday, but the deal now appears to have expired.
A solid gift card offer
Here’s a simple thing: pick up $ 40 or more from Amazon.com gift cards or top up any existing $ 40 gift card balance before Prime Day ends (3:00 a.m. on October 15 ET), Amazon says it will be tossed in another $ 10 promotional credit at no additional cost.
You’ll need to go through an email or two to redeem the credit. The offer can only be redeemed once per account. The credit is only valid for products that are sold and shipped by Amazon itself. You must also redeem the balance by November 29th. However, if you want to pick up a gift card before the holidays, this is a nice little bonus.
- When you buy an Amazon Gift Card from $ 40 or top up a balance of $ 40 or more, you will receive a $ 10 voucher (use code: GC20PRIME).
Nintendo Switch games, PlayStation and Xbox subscriptions, and game accessory deals
Prime Day hasn’t brought in many video game blockbuster deals – we’re expecting more of them around Black Friday – but there are some notable deals out there. For example, a number of first-party Nintendo Switch games cost as little as $ 40, including the most important things like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Partyand the tactical role play Fire sign: three houses.
Not all of these deals are all-time lows, but given that Nintendo is notoriously stingy on discounting its own titles, prices are still better than we usually see in the vast majority of the year. Better still, many of the offerings don’t require Prime.
Over on the PlayStation side is the dramatic (and divisive) The Last of Us Part II has also dropped to $ 40, which is the best price yet for a popular game that arrived last June. Note that it will be playable on the upcoming PS5.
In terms of services, a three-month subscription to Microsoft Xbox Live Gold, which is still required for most Xbox games online, is $ 10. A year on Sony’s PlayStation Now service, which lets you download a relatively large library of games or stream them to the cloud, costs $ 18. Another deal includes a 12-month membership in the Nintendo Switch Online family with a recommended 128GB SanDisk microSD card for $ 40. Given that this family membership typically costs $ 35 and the Switch itself only comes with 32GB of built-in storage, this is a good value.
Finally, we’re seeing some great deals on gaming accessories for consoles and PCs. We previously tested and touted the lightweight Razer Viper as a great gaming mouse. We can vouch for some other discounted products too, like PowerA’s Moga mobile gaming clip, which goes well with newer cloud gaming services, and HyperX’s Cloud Stinger, one of our most popular budget gaming headsets.
MicroSD cards, desktop devices, smart home devices and the rest
Prime Day seems like a good time to buy a new microSD card as the 256GB version of Samsung’s EVO Select has dropped to a new low of $ 28. We’ve already recommended this one: it’s not as fast as a good V90 card, but for adding some memory to switches or Android phones, it’s good value for the large capacity and good enough performance that it offers returns.
Photographers and video artists should consider the Lexar Professional UHS-II SD Cards below. These offer higher read / write times than the common UHS-I cards and are ideal for recording and exporting large 4K video files or hundreds of RAW photos in no time at all. I actually did a similar deal last year – and have to do it again this year because I sadly lost mine.
As we move to smart home gear, we’ve got a new lowest price on Chamberlain’s popular MyQ garage door opener that allows you and up to three people to open your garage using your phone over WiFi. For the interior of the house, Amazon’s Echo Show 5 smart display and Echo Dot speaker (the latest generation) are still heavily discounted along with the many other previously highlighted offerings for Amazon devices. Yes, there is a product here that costs over $ 50: the Satechi Compact backlit Bluetooth keyboard. Forgive us for cheating a bit, but with a $ 20 discount, this is the best price we’ve seen for a universal three-device wireless keyboard, which is at the top of the wireless keyboards section of our homework guide the list is. The Razer Base Station’s Chroma headphone stand also made this list for its RGB design and USB port expandability, as did Satechi’s aluminum USB headphone stand. both conveniently dropped to new lows for Prime Day as well.
Here are the rest of the $ 50 Prime Day deals we like:
- Samsung EVO Select (256 GB) microSDXC card – UHS-I, U3, class 10 for $ 27.99 (usually $ 35).
- SanDisk microSDXC card for Nintendo Switch (256 GB) – UHS-I, U3, V3 for $ 42.99 (usually $ 54).
- SanDisk Extreme (128 GB) microSDXC card – UHS-I, U3, V30 for $ 19.99 (usually $ 25).
- SanDisk Ultra (400 GB) microSDXC card – UHS-I, U1, class 10 for $ 45.39 (usually $ 60).
- Lexar Professional 2000x (32 GB) SDHC Card – UHS-II, U3, V90 for $ 34.99 (64GB model for $ 55 – typically $ 46).
- Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub Smart Garage Door Opener for $ 16.99 (usually $ 38).
- Smart speakers from Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) for $ 18.99 (usually $ 40).
- Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Display for $ 44.99 (usually $ 70).
- Amazon Echo Show 5 + Blink Mini 1080p Indoor Camera for $ 49.99 (usually $ 125).
- Blink mini 1080p indoor surveillance camera for $ 24.99 (usually $ 35).
- TP-Link Kasa HS103 (2-pack) Smart Wi-Fi socket for $ 14.99 (usually $ 18).
- Satechi Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard, Wireless Keyboard for $ 59.99 (usually $ 80).
- Razer Base Station Chroma headphone stand with USB hub for $ 49.99 (usually $ 57).
- Satechi aluminum USB headphone stand with USB hub for $ 29.99 (usually $ 50).
- Tribit StormBox Micro portable bluetooth speaker for $ 34.99 (Use code: PMDBTS10 – usually $ 50).
- Pluggable 3-in-1 USB-C multiport adapter for $ 19.99 (usually $ 25).
- D-Link DGS-108 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch for $ 26 (usually $ 34).
- Aukey CB-CL02 (3.9 ft., MFi Certified) Braided Nylon USB-C to Lightning Cable for $ 9.59 (usually $ 12).
- Amazon Kindle Unlimited 6 Month Membership for $ 29.97 (usually $ 60).