Still living in the 1900s when it comes to technology? Amazon Prime Day is the time to take the plunge on smart home devices that can give you peace of mind, a sense of calm, and the name of that actor in that movie you saw that time.
- $55 $110 at AmazonEcho Show 8
Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019 release)
- $13 $25 at AmazonAmazon Smart Plug
Amazon Smart Plug
- $150 $250 at Amazon
Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd Gen)
- $12 $30 at Amazon
Fire TV Stick Lite
- $90 $170 at Amazon
Insignia 24-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD 720p Fire TV
- $285 $520 at Amazon
Amazon Fire TV 55" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV
- $68 $148 at Amazon
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
- $100 at Amazon
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds
- $229 $329 at Amazon
Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
- $180 $249 at Amazon
Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds
- $160 $230 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android Tablet
- $45 $90 at Amazon
- $45 $100 at Amazon
Amazon Halo Band
- $279 $399 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch
- $20 $50 at Amazon
- $42 $60 at Amazon
- $23 $50 at Amazon
- $55 $80 at Amazon
Blink Indoor Security Camera
- $40 $60 at Amazon
Black+Decker Dustbuster AdvancedClean
- $120 $220 at Amazon
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum
- $48 $65 at Amazon
H510 Zeus-X RGB White Wired Gaming Headset
- $13 $60 at Amazon
Far Cry 6 PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
- $33 $53 at Amazon
Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven
- $175 $250 at Amazon
Vitamix One Blender
- $45 $100 at Amazon
- $40 $70 at Amazon
Crest 3D Whitestrips with Light Teeth Whitening Strip Kit
- $23 $33 at Amazon
Women's One Piece Swimsuit
- $125 $178 at Amazon
Ray-Ban Square Sunglasses
- $278 $499 at Amazon
Zinus 8-inch Green Tea Luxe Memory Foam Mattress
- $50 at Amazon
Levoit Air Purifier
- $127 $200 at Amazon
CGG-180 CGG180 Propane Grill
- $343 $499 at Amazon
Z Grills Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker
- $167 $380 at Amazon
Samsonite Omni 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage Set
- $154 $240 at Amazon
U.S. Traveler Boren Hardside Luggage, 3-Piece Set
- $11 $16 at Amazon
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
- $96 $170 at Amazon
Igloo Oil Green 52-quart BMX Cooler
Due to overstock, this Prime Day is extra special: “Generally the best deals will be on Amazon-owned devices," says Julie Ramhold, Consumer Analyst with DealNews.com, citing price drops on Echo Dots and Ring doorbells. But you can also catch a major deal on a Google Nest. Start your shopping below!
Smart Home Hubs
Think of the Echo Show 8 as a personal assistant for your home. Its eight-inch screen accompanies stereo sound, making it possible to have voice control for your connected devices, curate to-do lists, bring up recipes, and display photos.
As one reviewer put it: “Hands down, this is by far the best item I have ever purchased for myself on Amazon ... I am absolutely amazed at the sound quality for starters. This Alexa packs exceptional sound quality into its small design. I have a subscription to Sirius XM which I have synced to play through Alexa and I am extremely impressed with the balance of the bass and treble. The screen resolution is very nice for the photo displays. You can sync an assortment of photos through the Amazon Photo app or select a category for the Echo 8 to display for you.”
Ready for more? Check out more deals below:
Echo Dot (fourth generation), $20 (was $50), amazon.com
Echo Show 5 (second generation), $35 (was $85), amazon.com
Echo Show 8 (first generation), $55 (was $110), amazon.com
Echo (fourth generation), $60 (was $100), amazon.com
Smart Plugs and Lights
Use this smart plug on the devices you turn off and on frequently, like an entryway lamp or coffee maker, and Alexa will make it possible for you to turn them on remotely. This plug only takes up one side of an outlet, so it’s possible to keep the other side free.
"Small but mighty! Easy peasy setup, perfect smart plug!" says one reviewer. "I don't know how I've gone on this long without these nifty little gadgets.... I will tell you, you will get addicted and slowly realize that you need more of these little plugs in your life. The Alexa integration on this plug is seamless, the remote control is easy to use, as it's used through the Alexa app. I'm having no issues so far with the Wi-Fi signal, in fact, it has worked the best out of the two others that I tried... Definitely will be integrating a few more of these, room by room."
Peruse more smart plugs and lights here:
Kasa Smart Light Switch, $13 (was $20), amazon.com
This smart camera system is easy to set up and will make it so you can see the comings and goings around your front (and or back) door. Comes with one base station, four contact sensors, one keypad, one motion detector, and one range extender.
"Everything you want in a single app in the palm of your hand," says a satisfied customer. "When people visit my front door the big old Echo Show verbally announces their presence and the visitors can hear the announcement through the door like a PA announcement. The door lock and Ring doorbell integrate seamlessly into one unified place. This is what I’m after — unified home Integration and automation with as few apps as possible."
Check out more cameras here:
LaView Floodlight Camera, $94 (was $119), amazon.com
Google Nest Cam with Floodlight, $265 (was $280), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
Our top pick for Prime Day:
“I fully believe this year’s Prime Day will once again outdo last year's, and I would legitimately be surprised if Amazon doesn't report record-breaking numbers again,” she told Yahoo Life. “Even with inflation being a concern, there are going to be deals that are too good for shoppers to pass up.” With that good news, let's get shopping!
Best Prime Day TV deals:
Use it as either a secondary TV in the bedroom or kitchen, or just as a decked out computer monitor.
This gorgeous TV supports 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, and HLG, plus you get immediate access to over 1 million TV shows and movies via Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and more.
Best Prime Day headphones and earbuds deals:
$90 is a price that can't be beat. This model has a wireless charging case, quick access to Siri, external music controls, and much better audio quality than your wired Apple earbuds.
These beloved headphones — known for Bose's incredible comfort and rich sound — give you peace and quiet when you want it but also churn out thumping beats.
Belkin Wireless Earbuds, $30 (was $50), amazon.com
Best Prime Day tablets and laptop deals:
Fire HD 10 tablet, $75 (was $150), amazon.com
HP 15.6-inch Laptop, $470 (was $660), amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, $150 (was $175), amazon.com
2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad, $299 (was $329), amazon.com
Kindle Paperwhite, $95 (was $140), amazon.com
Kindle Oasis, $190 (was $270), amazon.com
Best smartwatch deals:
Best Prime Day smart home deals:
Amazon Smart Plug, $13 (was $25), amazon.com
Kasa Smart Plug, $12 (was $20), amazon.com
Amazon Smart Thermostat, $42 (was $60), amazon.com
Best Prime Day security cam deals:
Blink Mini, $30 (was $35), amazon.com
Nest Doorbell, $208 (was $280), amazon.com
Ring Video Doorbell, $75 (was $100), amazon.com
Ring Video Doorbell, $49 (was $65), amazon.com
Best Prime Day vacuum deals:
Easily remove dust, dirt, debris and other nasties from just about any surface in your home.
This lightweight 2-in-1 Lift-Away upright vacuum features a detachable pod for portable cleaning power and a completely sealed system with HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens.
Best Prime Day gaming deals:
Whether you're in a chat room, fighting your way through a campaign, or just exploring, these headphones deliver rich, immersive sound.
Luna Controller, $40 (was $70), amazon.com
Best Prime Day kitchen deals:
The perfect vehicle for soups, stews and more — plus it serves up to six people.
Best Prime Day beauty deals:
Bring Crest's best and fastest whitening technology home. The whitening power of enamel-safe Whitestrips gets a powerful boost thanks to the handheld light that targets yellow stains to brighten teeth for the perfect smile.
Laneige Lip Glowy Balm, $12 (was $17), amazon.com
Best Prime Day style deals:
Best Prime Day bedding and home deals:
This mattress is made with refreshing green tea extract in every layer, body-hugging memory foam and a breathable, luxurious cover. All the stuff sweet dreams are made of!
CGK Queen Size Sheet Set, $40 (was $45), amazon.com
Best Prime Day lawn and garden deals:
Best Prime Day luggage deals:
Save big on the luggage set that you'll have for decades to come.
Stand out at the luggage carousel with these cool teal suitcases sporting 360-degree spinner wheels and waterproof casings.
Coolife Expendable Luggage, $80 (was $100), amazon.com