There’s a lot of noise about Amazon Prime Day right now, but if there’s one thing you should know, it’s that not all deals are created equal.
We teamed up with Wirecutter—a.k.a. the queens and kings of good products and good deals—to bring you seven things on sale right now that are actually worth the money. But remember, they’re only live until 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 17, so shop soon.
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Street Price: $150; Deal Price: $100The second-gen Amazon Echo is Wirecutter’s favorite voice-controlled speaker. The Echo Plus is even better because it comes with all the same features as well as a built-in Zigbee smart-home hub. “If you care at all about smart-home controls, or if you’re a frequent user of Amazon Prime, Amazon’s Alexa platform is the best option for your home,” Wirecutter says.
Street Price: $100; Deal Price: $80This is the best price on the Kindle Paperwhite this year. It also happens to be Wirecutter’s favorite ebook reader: “The Kindle Paperwhite’s screen has the same 300-dots-per-inch pixel density as every comparable and premium ebook reader, meaning it displays crisp, easy-to-read text and clear images.”
Street Price: $40; Deal Price: $28The large-size tub is only $28 when you clip the on-page coupon. Typically priced at $40, Vega Sport Vegan Protein Powder usually doesn’t fall below $32, so this is one hell of a deal. Not to mention Vega Sport is the top pick in Wirecutter’s guide to the best vegan protein powders, so you know it’s good.
Street Price: $225; Deal Price: $125This is easily the lowest price we’ve seen for the Bose QuietComfort 25. In all Wirecutter’s testing over the last few years, the QC25 and 35 always come out on top when it comes to noise-canceling headphones. While there are headphones that sound better, none offer as much noise reduction, and isn’t that the point? Being light and easy to wear is crucial too, and these are both.
Street Price: $150; Deal Price: $130This deal is slightly above the lowest price we’ve seen on this TV, but only by a couple dollars. The TCL 32S305 32-inch TV is Wirecutter’s favorite at that size: “The best small TV for most people is the latest version of a 32-inch TCL Roku. Since most 32-inch TVs are meant for a secondary room or to be very price conscious, this TCL set stands apart with its affordable price tag and integrated Roku functionality.”
Street Price: $100; Deal Price: $75The runner-up pick for the best headphones under $200 rarely drop in price—when they do, it’s not by this much. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x have a clear, crisp sound, a rich bass, and a detachable, replaceable cable, making them a favorite for Wirecutter panelists. (Though some people found the high-end sounds a little too loud, which kept the ATH-M40x out of first place.)
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