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Amazon Prime Day is here, and it’s one of the best times of the year to save big on hot new tech. From some of the best TVs, laptops and phones we’ve tested to gadgets that will truly make your smart home come alive, here are the best tech deals we’ve spotted so far during Amazon’s big shopping event.

Smart home deals

The Echo Dot provides everything you’re looking for in a mini smart speaker — plus, it fits on everything from countertops to desks to nightstands.

Echo Show 5 combines a 5.5-inch HD display with solid speakers, a vibrant screen and all the power of Alexa.

Get a move on with this swiveling Echo Show 10 smart display, which will follow your voice as you move around a room. Great for staying in the picture for video calls or if you're watching your favorite show while making dinner.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is our best smart thermostat pick, thanks to its great controls and features, and it's 20% off right now.

Another fantastic thermostat, the already affordable Amazon Smart Thermostat just hit its lowest price ever.

One of our best smart doorbell picks, the Arlo Essential looks slick, is easy to set up and offers clear, reliable video.

This Philips Hue Starter Kit has everything you need to fill your home with colorful, voice-activated lighting, complete with four bulbs, a Smart Button and a Smart Hub.

TV deals

Amazon's Fire TV Omni sets are some of the smartest we've tested, with tons of built-in apps and hands-free Alexa controls.

The TCL 6-Series is our overall best TV pick, thanks to its gorgeous QLED display and built-in Roku software, and it's currently at a massive discount.

This 50-inch 4K Insignia set comes loaded with Amazon's handy Fire TV interface for using your favorite apps, and it's down to its lowest price yet.

Upgrade your movie nights with a vibrant display and built-in Alexa features. Don't miss the beloved (and aesthetic) Samsung The Frame on sale now.

One of the most beloved OLED TVs around, the LG C1 offers excellent picture quality and is optimized for high-end console gaming.

Accessory deals

If you're prone to losing your keys and wallet, this AirTag 4-pack will make it easy to track down anything you attach it to via your iPhone.

If you've already nabbed an Apple AirTag to help you keep track of your stuff, this pretty leather key ring is the perfect way to store it. And for under 20 bucks, there's no time to waste.

Tons of tech accessories from Belkin are on sale, from AirTag cases and screen protectors to portable chargers.

Keep tabs on all your important stuff with Tile's range of trackers, which are up to 31% off for Prime Day.

This simple-to-snap-on MagSafe battery charger is the perfect on-the-go accessory for your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13.

Soundbar and speaker deals

Our overall best soundbar pick, the Roku Streambar Pro combines great sound with a full-on Roku player for bingeing your favorite streaming apps.

This well-reviewed soundbar features a built-in subwoofer and Dolby Audio support, and it's one of the few models we've seen dip below $100.

Our overall best Bluetooth speaker pick, the UE Boom 3 packs great sound into a rugged, portable design that's ideal for any trip.

The small but powerful Sony XB13 is our pick for the best portable travel speaker. It packs a great sound, and at $38, this is the cheapest price we've ever seen on Amazon.

If you ever wanted a speaker that looks like one of Marshall's iconic guitar amps, this is the one for you. On top of looking cool, the Stanmore 2 has a range of customizable sound controls, and can pair to multiple devices so that two people can play DJ.

Streaming deals

Give yourself the gift of streaming with the Alexa Fire TV Stick, which plugs into a TV’s USB port to turn your TV into a smart streaming screen.

Our upgrade pick for best streaming device is $70 off — a new all-time low price.

Headphones and earbuds deals

The EarFun Air are our best budget earbuds pick, thanks to their fantastic sound for the price, and they're down to just $35.99 once you apply the coupon for an extra 10% off.

The Beats Fit Pro are the best wireless earbuds you can buy, especially now that they've hit this lowest-ever price.

The AirPods Pro's sound and noise cancellation are still some of the best in the game, and you can nab them for a super-low price right now.

One of our favorite wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro pack superb sound and smarts into a gorgeous design.

While they're no longer Sony's newest model, the Sony XM4 are some of the best noise-canceling headphones around — and they're now cheaper than ever.

The Bose 700 remain some of the best noise-canceling headphones we've tested, and they just hit their lowest-ever price for Prime Day.

Smartwatch and fitness tracker deals

Yes, the Apple Watch Series 7 is going for the lowest price Amazon has ever offered. Keep in mind you'll have to opt for the Green Aluminum case and the 41mm size for this sweet deal but you can also go for the larger, 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 for a discounted pricetag as well.

Our pick for the best Android smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4 makes it easy to stay on top of your favorite Google apps without a phone and has excellent fitness tracking.

This Amazon-branded fitness tracker is the newest heart-smart product to the party, and you can get it now for its lowest price ever.

Our best fitness tracker pick, the Fitbit Inspire 2 can track just about any activity and has 24/7 heart rate monitoring.

Laptop deals

While it's no longer the newest MacBook Air, this M1 model is still one of the best laptops around, especially at this price.

Our pick for the best budget Chromebook, the Lenovo Flex 5i just dropped to an even more affordable price.

The Galaxy Chromebook is one of the nicest and fastest Chromebooks out there, and packs a stunning AMOLED display. It's typically pricey for a Chromebook, but it's a bargain at this price.

The Surface Pro 8 is our favorite 2-in-1 laptop, thanks to its great performance and versatility, and it's currently available at a steep discount.

If you're looking for a dependable gaming laptop on a budget, it's hard to do much better than the Acer Nitro 5 at this price.

The Razer Blade 15 is our favorite high-end gaming laptop, thanks to its slick looks and excellent graphics performance, and it's currently $200 off for Prime Day.

Tablet deals

The Fire HD 10 was already one of our favorite budget tablets, thanks to its good performance and big display, and it's a no-brainer at 50% off.

The latest version of the classic iPad is our favorite overall tablet, thanks to blazing speeds and access to a huge ecosystem of apps.

The latest iPad Pro offers laptop-level performance, thanks to the M1 chip packed inside, as well as a gorgeous 12.9-inch display that's great for work and play alike.

The Galaxy Tab S8 offers fast performance and a gorgeous display, and it does a nice job doubling as a laptop when you add a keyboard.

Named our best overall e-reader, we love the Kindle Oasis for its larger size, warm, adjustable light and water-resistant body. Bring it to the beach or the pool and download your favorite e-books for a relaxing summer read.

Smartphone deals

The Google Pixel 6's fantastic camera and software experience makes it one of the best Android phones, especially at this lowest-ever price.

The ultimate big-screen smartphone, the Galaxy S22 Ultra sports a huge display, a superb triple-camera system and a handy S Pen stylus.

The OnePlus 10 Pro is a strong Pixel and Galaxy alternative with especially great battery life and charging, and it's seeing its first major discount.

If you just want something simple and affordable with great battery life, the budget-friendly Moto G Power is cheaper than ever right now.

Gaming and PC hardware deals

This great Xbox Series S bundle throws in the dependable SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset, all for less than the price of a Series S by itself.

It's always good to have a spare PS5 controller handy, especially when the DualSense now comes in snazzy new colors.

We can't recommend the Meta Quest 2 enough for folks looking to get into VR, especially when it comes with a free $25 Amazon gift card.

The Backbone One gives your iPhone console-quality controls for playing your favorite games from Apple Arcade, Amazon Luna, Xbox Game Pass and more. It's awesome, and this Lightning Deal on it likely won't last long.

Leave it to Amazon to encompass gaming on top of everything else. This Luna controller works for all Amazon Cloud Direct games and it can also be used to play games outside of Luna on Windows PC, Mac and Android devices.

Our favorite budget gaming PC, the Lenovo Legion Tower 5 offers good performance for the price and customizable RGB lighting.

If you're on an extra-tight budget, this discounted HP Pavilion will let you enjoy some basic PC gaming for less than $600.

The Blue Yeti has long been our best microphone pick, and it will make you sound crystal clear whether you're streaming, podcasting or hosting a Zoom.

Our pick for the best gaming mouse, the Corsair Dark Core RGB offers excellent comfort and tons of customization options.

The SteelSeries Apex Pro is our favorite gaming keyboard, thanks to its superb adjustable keys, and it's at a huge discount right now.

The comfy, great-sounding Kraken X is our budget pick for gaming headsets, and it's even more of a no-brainer for less than $25.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 is our favorite wireless gaming headset, and it's down to its lowest price.

This handy 15-button keypad makes it easy to manage your Twitch stream, and it also doubles as a great productivity tool that you can program to do just about anything.

Our premium and top picks for the best external hard drive are over 40% off right now, along with a bunch of additional memory devices.