is starting early this year. While the event officially starts next week, Prime Day deals on a ton of Amazon gadgets are live right now. And this is far from all we’ll see. There will be a ton of Prime Day releases coming throughout the week.
The biggest 2021 Prime Day deals are still unknown outside of Amazon and its partners, but I’ve done my best to pull together some expected deals based on past Prime Day and Black Friday events. Some deals we’ve been covering for the last couple of weeks have already gone live, and others we expect to see leading up to June 21.
Three things to note about the list below:
- The deals we have marked as Live Now are things you can actually buy on Amazon at that marked price today.
- We’re highlighting the prices we expect for upcoming deals, which aren’t guaranteed. We’re making highly educated guesses.
- Our research on prospective deals is backed by tools such as Camelcamelcamel, which records the price history of tons of things.
This list isn’t comprehensive. We’ll be expanding it in the weeks and months ahead.
With more and more Alexa-enabled products controlling your home, why wouldn’t you want to have this same service in your car? Amazon’s Echo Auto allows you to stream music from all the usual suspects, but also lets you unlock your front door and set your thermostat before you even walk in. It’s a handy set of features to have, even if all you ever do is make sure the lights are on when you get home.
Amazon’s true wireless earbuds got a big upgrade this year with better audio quality and proper noise cancellation. The biggest reason to get them now, however, is the huge discount on the usual price.
The 1080p indoor camera from Blink is already a great deal, offering Alexa compatibility and motion detection as well as night mode. This early deal cuts this already affordable camera down to $20, which is just incredible for some peace of mind in any room of your house.
Read our Blink Mini review.
Amazon is in the early stages of a cloud gaming service, and this controller is all you’ll need to play some of your favorite PC games on just about any screen in your life. It’s a cool idea, and if you take advantage of this Prime Day deal you can try this out for way cheaper than usual.
Amazon’s idea of a wellness tracker is one with no display and a whole lot of smarts to help you reach your goals. It’s a little unusual, and requires putting a lot of faith in Amazon keeping your health data safe, but at this discount it’s a great opportunity to see if this is more effective for you than the other options available today.
Why bother with a carrying case for glasses and headphones when you can have one thing to do both? Amazon Echo Frames give you music and Alexa wherever you are by embedding special speakers right into the frames of these glasses. It’s a clever combination, and thanks to Prime Day this is now available at a significant discount.
You can always expect a TV or 10 to go on sale during Prime Day, but Insignia’s models with the Fire TV tech baked right in have been super popular, so it makes sense these would be some of the first things to go on sale. These sets are already incredibly inexpensive, but for $100 you could easily grab one even as a backup.
Whether you want to up your Zoom game or you’ve decided to try your hand at podcasting, Blue microphones are where it’s at. The setup is simple, the sound quality is great and every one of these microphones is aesthetically pleasing. Blue’s Snowball series has been around for a long time, and with good reason. And now, you can get one on the cheap with this early deal.
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Make anything in your house a little bit smarter by turning it on and off with an app on your phone or through Alexa. Amazon’s Smart Plug is smaller than most, dead simple to use, and this Prime Day deal makes it one of the lowest prices this little plug has ever been available at.
Read our Amazon Smart Plug review.
Ring makes a great doorbell camera, but its more recent collection of outdoor cameras really give you a full home security system. The Spotlight Cam Battery shines some light when you need it, gives you two-way talk through the Ring app, and offers a siren alarm if you’re not home and someone is where they shouldn’t be. It’s a lot of great tech for this reduced price, likely one of the cheapest prices you’ll see this camera at for the rest of the year.
There’s a lot of great reasons to consider a mesh network for your home, and Eero’s discounted price just offered one more. If you have trouble getting great speeds in every part of your house, you owe it to yourself to get this multi-broadcast system. It will absolutely make a huge difference.
Amazon’s most popular smart speaker usually sells for $50, but if last year’s Black Friday sales are any indicator, we will see sales prices much closer to $30 for Prime Day. Amazon also has a history of adding smart home tech to the Echo Dot sales for a bundle, usually something like a smart switch or a lightbulb for free with the Dot. Keep your eyes on this one, it will likely be an appealing offer come Prime Day.
Read our Amazon Echo Dot (2020) review.
Good office chairs are expensive, so it’s important to find a good deal on one when you can. Amazon’s high back office chair is already fairly inexpensive as a part of the Basics product line, but there are frequently sale prices during big events for this particular chair. Keep an eye out, and you could snag a new office chair for way less than usual.
This Kindle changed the game with its amazing backlight, but with the new waterproof design there’s really very little competition for this killer eReader. The only thing that would make it better would be a lower price, and if history is any indicator you can expect to see the latest version of the Paperwhite for just under $100 during Prime Day.
Read our Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review.
You don’t always need great music quality in your smart speaker, sometimes you just need to speak and be heard without a problem. Amazon’s Echo Flex is perfect for spaces where you don’t need the full experience, and while the standard price tag is pretty great we’ve seen this little speaker for as cheap as $10 on sales days before.
Read our Amazon Echo Flex review.
A good shredder doesn’t have to break the bank, and Amazon offers a great one for not a ton of cash. And because Prime Day is coming, there’s a good chance many of the AmazonBasics products will see a price cut. So if you’re looking for a decent shredder to have around for just about any reason, you might as well make sure you’re getting one that is worthwhile.
Having two monitors is great, but having those monitors at the correct eye level is incredibly important. Being able to adjust your monitor height is fantastic, but it can often be pretty expensive. A great way to improve your office is a set of adjustable monitor arms, and Prime Day might offer a way to do so without breaking the bank.
Amazon’s smaller tablets are almost always on sale, but events like Prime Day are when those sales really get interesting. There’s almost assuredly going to be a big drop in price for this tablet, which is one of the first in Amazon’s lineup that encourages you to hold it like you’re watching a movie. If you’ve got $50 and you need a new Netflix machine for the kitchen, this is a great option to keep an eye on.
Read our Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review.
There are a lot of reasons to want a little photo studio in your house. Whether you’re a small business selling on Etsy trying to increase your professional appearance or someone trying to get better prices selling used things on Facebook Marketplace, a good background makes a massive difference. Foldable photo studios collapse down when not in use, so you’re saving both space and cash by picking one up on Prime Day.
Smart lighting is not a new concept, but making it kid-friendly is something Amazon nailed with the Echo Glow. You can pair this to any Echo device and gain the ability to attach fun visuals for timers and notifications. And alongside every other Amazon Echo gadget, you can bet there will be some deals on this come Prime Day.
Look, I’m not going to try to get you excited about buying batteries. But if you can save some cash by buying in bulk, you really should. And when Amazon’s batteries go on sale, they tend to get super cheap. If these go on sale during Prime Day, there’s a good chance you’ll be delighted with the savings.