The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2020

What to expect from Amazon's biggest day of the year

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What's on Sale for Prime Day 2020?

Day two of the best Amazon Prime Day deals is upon us, and there's an even bigger bounty of sales happening today than yesterday. Amazon's slashed prices on a bunch of its in-house smart home tech, and the biggest manufacturers are getting into the game as well, including Apple and Samsung.

Amazon Fire HD 7 Kids Edition Tablet (Save $40)

Finding a way to distract the kiddos at home has never been more important, and the kids version of Amazon's Fire HD 7 tablet fits the bill perfectly, with all of the functionality of the full version but enhanced parental controls and a durable, brightly colored shell.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (Save $51)

Amazon's most popular smart speaker is already being massively discounted, now $31 off retail right now, and it's one of the best ways to bring Alexa home. It's also the perfect hub to start building your smart home around, and for only $19 it's an easy impulse buy (and a great gift option).

Apple MacBook Air (Save $100)

Joining the (surprising) bevy of Apple products on discount for Prime Day, the MacBook Air, sporting a 10th Gen Intel processor and a 512GB SSD, is a great pick for productivity or to anchor your home office.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (Save $65)

One of the most versatile devices in Amazon's inventory, the Echo Show 8 is a display, a smart speaker, and a phone all in one device. Follow step-by-step recipes, use it as an interactive calendar, or just play music while you cook—the Echo Show 8 is a handy addition to any room, and a steal at half price.

Netgear, TP-Link Routers and Networking (Save up to 30%)

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If you, like many of us, have been working from home, you understand the importance of beefing up your home network, especially if you've got a whole family splitting your bandwidth. Grab an upgrade from one of the industry leaders in networking now for up to 30% off MSRP.

Samsung Galaxy Note20/Note20 Ultra (Save $250)

The stylus-equipped Note20 and Note20 Ultra are both some of the best 5G phones on the market. With big, high-resolution screens, powerful camera capabilities, great specs, and excellent productivity features they're great for multimedia and multitasking. Get either for $250 off MSRP.

Samsung Galaxy S20 (Save $250)

The S20 is the base model of Samsung's flagship lineup and one of the more compact options next to its plus-sized siblings. It still gets you a gorgeous screen, 5G speeds, excellent AI-augmented cameras, and strong performance. Get it for $250 off the regular price.

Amazon Kindle (Save $30)

Amazon's mega-popular e-reader is one sale for Prime Day as well, taking a healthy $30 off the MSRP of this little glare-free wonder that mimics the appearance of real paper.

Fitbit - Various Models (Save up to 56%)

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A huge number of Fitbits top models are getting heavily discounted; the Versa Lite is a massive 56% off, all the way down to $70, and the new Versa 2 is seeing a price cut of $50 as well.

Samsung Q900T 85-inch 8K TV (Save $3,000)

Give your eyes a treat with the 85-inch Q900T. It's an 8K TV, giving you unbeatable sharpness and screen resoltuion, an impressive quantum processor, AI upscaling of content, and built-in Amazon Alexa support. Save $3,000 off MSRP.

Sony WHCH710N Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones (Save $112)

Sony has long been a leader in the noise-canceling headphones market, and the WHCH710N is one of the best sets in their catalog: great audio quality, best in class ANC, and superb wireless range and connectivity.

Apple iPad Mini (Save $63)

The iPad Mini is one of our picks for best tablet and knocking $63 off the price of admission makes it even more tempting. It's got a gorgeous display, sharp camera, and great processor, so it's always snappy and reactive.

Apple AirPods Pro (Save $50)

Apple's Pro version of their Airpods earbuds are some of the best available, with active noise cancellation that actually works and fantastic sound qualty. Saving $50 bucks is icing on an already scrumptious Cupertino-baked cake.

Roborock S6 MaxV Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Save $200)

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Leave the primitive days of manually vacuuming behind you and embrace our automated future with Roborock's flagship vacuum, the S6 MaxV. It's got ReactiveAI to intelligently avoid obstacles, and powerful suction to deal with even the toughest spills. It even has mopping functionality so it can spiff up every room in your house.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Save $44)

If you fancy standard AirPods instead of the Pros they're also on sale right now, and the vanilla model even comes with a handy free charging case.

Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop (Save $500)

Razer's premiere gaming laptop is now an excellent bargain, with $500 shaved off the tag for Prime Day.

Apple Watch Series 3 (Save $30)

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Of course, Apple's own smartwatch is no slouch either, with its beautiful little display, GPS, optical heart sensor, and all the other killer features Apple has slowly layered into this tiny miracle over the years. Getting a previous generation (and on sale), means you're saving hundreds and hundreds of dollars without sacrificing a ton in terms of features and functionality.

Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Mouse (Save $30)

One of the entrants for best gaming mice is on sale today for its lowest price ever. The Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless features 20K DPI sensitivity, Razer's patented hyperspeed wireless tech for extremely low latency, and can last for up to 70 hours of battery life. This deal will save you a cool $30 off the regular price.

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Convertible Laptop (Save $250)

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The latest generation of Acer's gorgeous little convertible laptop joins the Prime Day fray, powered by the latest generation of Intel processors (a 10th gen Core i7-10750H) and a dedicated graphics card, the GTX 1650 from Nvidia.

Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker (Save $80)

If you're looking for one of the most premium Bluetooth speakers currently available, but don't want to pay that premium price, don't wait on this Prime Day Deal on the SoundLink Revolve. It's one of the best, and very rarely available this cheaply.

Jidetech Outdoor Security Camera (Save $63)

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Get a little peace of mind for less with this Jidetech security camera, a breeze to mount by a front door or above your garage and equipped with a sharp 5MP WiFi camera night vision, and a motion-sensitive alarm.

Roomba Robot Vacuums (Save up to 38%)

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Roomba's famous little robot servants are a big first step towards that glorious/terrifying Wall-E future, and you can save (up to) hundreds of dollars on one during Prime Day.

LG 27UK850-W 4K Monitor (Save $70)

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Prime Day's generally a great time to shop for PC peripherals, and this year's event is shaping up to be a doozy. This so-sharp-it'll-cut-you 4K monitor from LG is currently leading the display pack with a hot $70 discount.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (Save $50)

The Galaxy is a really sleek, elegant looking tablet with a minimal bezel, some solid hardware, and a generous 8" display; grab it now for $50 off MSRP.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Save $350)

The powerful S20 Ultra is a fantastic 5G phone with a big, high resolution display, powerful processor, and four rear AI-enhanced cameras with 30X optical zoom and 100X hybrid zoom. You can get it now for $350 off the regular price.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Save $300)

The S20+ is a larger version of the S20, and comes with a bigger screen and longer-lasting battery. In other regards, it has everything you want including fast 5G data, a great AI-enhanced camera array with optical and hybrid zoom, and excellent performance. Save $300 on MSRP.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (Save $180)

For a 5G phone that won't break the bank, the A71 gives you fast speeds without compromising on performance or design. It's now on sale for even cheaper at $180 off the regular price.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Save $70)

If you're on the lookout for a fitness tracker, look no further. The Galaxy Watch Active gives you activity tracking, sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and syncs well with your phone. Save $70 off MSRP.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ (Save $30)

Reward your ears with the true wireless Galaxy Buds+. They have great noise isolation and offer up to 22 hours of listening with the wireless charging case. Get them for $30 off regular price.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ (Save $150)

For powerful multimedia and productivity-oriented Android tablets, the S7 and S7+ have everything you need. Watch videos on their gorgeous SAMOLED displays, sketch and draw with the S Pen, and type on the Book Cover Keyboard. Save $150 on either one of these powerful slates.

Samsung Q60T 65-inch 4K TV (Save $102)

For a high-quality TV expeirence the 65-inch Q60T is a QLED TV from 2020. It has HDR, excellent image quality, built-n Alexa, and a slew of smart features and streaming options. Save $102 off the regular price.

Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SSD (Save $100)

If your gaming PC needs an upgrade or you need more space for video rending, the 860 Pro is a speedy 1TB SSD that uses Samsung's V-NAND technology. It works great at rendering 4K video and 3D data, and it'll be a handy option for gamers to. Get it for $100 off MSRP.

ALIENWARE AW3420DW 34-inch Monitor (Save $350)

This ultrawide gaming monitor from Alienware is a prime addition to any battle station. Featuring a WQWHD resolution, and a 120Hz refresh rate, this panel even comes equipped with built-in RGB lighting. If you're in the market for an awesome gaming monitor, this is truly the deal to beat, saving you $350 off the regular price of this top-of-the-line monitor.

Sony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones ($125 off)

Our favorite noise-canceling headphones are currently available for 50% off. With everyone sharing space, owning a solid pair of noise-canceling headphones is more important than ever. The Sony WHXB900N headphones feature touch panel controls for media playback and can last for up to 30 hours on a single charge. This deal will save you $125 off the regular price.

Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gaming Headset (50% off)

If you're in the market for a solid gaming headset of the cheap, this wired gaming headset from Turtle Beach features a built-in boom mic and a comfortable, ultralight design perfect for extended gaming sessions. Compatible with Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. This headset is a welcome addition to any setup. This deal will save you half off the regular price, making it a real steal.

Seagate 2TB Game Drive ($45 off)

With game sizes ballooning almost uncontrollably across the board, investing in a little extra storage can pay some real dividends down the line. If you need a quick and easy way to expand the storage of your console, These Seagate drives for Xbox and Playstation are just the ticket. These 2 TB drives provide plenty of extra space for saves, extra game files and are even compatible with your PC. This deal knocks a healthy $45 off the regular price, making it an awesome addition to your console.

When is Prime Day 2020?


This year, largely due to the pandemic and its impact on Amazon's logistics network, the event has been shuffled back and is now set for today, Tuesday, October 13th through Wednesday, October 14th.

It is now officially Prime Day, and as you can see from our list of deals above, there are already a bunch of early sales happening. Stay tuned—tomorrow our list will be updated throughout the day will all the hottest sales happening, and we'll stay on top of the deals as they develop all the way through the end of the event.

What to Expect on Prime Day 2020

Tech and electronics always make up a large part of the best Amazon Prime Day deals, primarily because the company has such a big footprint in the smart home and digital assistant markets.

Beyond all the sales on Amazon's own lineup of products, tons of other great tech stuff is also likely to be available on the cheap. Last year brought killer deals on some of the best tablets, best earbuds, and best smartwatches, and we'll likely see similar fare in 2020, as well as discounts on Bluetooth headsets and speakers. Apple products tend to see rare discounts on Prime Day, so if you've been holding off on picking up Cupertino's latest, it may be a good time to open your wallet.

It's also a good time to keep an eye on the competition. Best Buy and Walmart traditionally run sales to counterprogram against Prime Day, so it's worth stopping by their sites (or dropping by a brick and mortar outlet, if you're feeling bold) to see what's on offer.

Deals at other retailers

In an attempt to counterprogram against Amazon's massive deals bonanza, outlets like Walmart are launching their own sales events. The Walmart Big Save kicks off on October 11th and promises huge discounts, particularly when paired with their recently launched Walmart Plus program, which will net you free delivery and access to a bunch of member-specific sales. Target is also running a similar promotion, alongside a handful of other smaller retailers, to try to capture some of that Prime Day zeitgeist (and some of that Big Buying Energy).

While you're waiting for the deals zeppelin to alight on earth and grace us with all of its radiant sales, check out our roundups of some of the best tech on the planet (some of which will probably also feature in Prime Day sales).

Best TVs

Best Smartphones

Best Laptops

Best Noise Cancelling Headphones

Best Wireless Routers

Best Desktop PCs

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What to Watch for on Prime Day

While a lot of the best Amazon Prime Day deals are exactly what they appear to be (great discounts on flagship products), some of these sales really are too good to be true. Beware of sellers trying to offload a ton of cruft, product they've overstocked that's not selling because it's poorly made or doesn't do what it purports to. Pay attention to reviews (both on Amazon itself and on editorial sites like Lifewire) before you pull the trigger on any deal that you're unsure of.

It's also worth keeping abreast of tech news around new releases, as Prime Day is also an excuse for retailers and manufacturers to ditch stock of previous models of an item before the latest model launches. This isn't necessarily a bad thing and can result in some pretty spectacular price cuts on the previous iteration of a product, but if you're someone who prizes having the latest and greatest, educating yourself on when the next gen is coming can save you some serious buyer's remorse.