After 48 full hours, Amazon Prime Day 2021 is officially over. Whew. We hope you were able to find useful discounts among the speakers, laptops, LifeStraws, and other great deals we found sifting through Amazon. If you missed out, fear not, a few deals remain. The event may be done, but many of deals we found still exist—at least for now. Below are the best remaining deals from all of our Prime Day 2021 coverage.
In addition to the remaining Amazon deals, we’ve pulled in a few sale items still discounted from the Target, REI, and Backcountry sales, as well. Also be sure to check out our guide to Walmart’s “Days of Deals” rival sale, which runs until the weekend.
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Home and Kitchen Deals
It’s a great time to buy stuff to cook, clean, or organize your home. There are great deals on air purifiers, dog DNA tests, and even a Dutch oven.
This is our favorite air purifier for small rooms. It’s rated to clean out the air of a 361-square-foot room, and a built-in air-quality monitor will help it automatically roar to life when it detects pollution. It’s a great price for a simple and reliable air purifier.
Smart bulbs can add up in price, so even if this deal is small, it may be worthwhile if you need to swap out multiple bulbs. This is our favorite smart bulb. You get multiple hues to switch to, the ability to schedule the lights to turn on or off, and you can control it via Google Assistant or Alexa.
This is one of those deals that pops up frequently, but the Streaming Stick Plus is still our favorite streaming device for most people. If you’re not happy with your current streaming setup, you’ll probably like this.
Ecobee’s smart thermostat remains our favorite smart thermostat for good reason. It’s super easy to install, and extra sensors pick up the temperature in different parts of your house and adjust your HVAC system accordingly. I (Parker Hall) also like that you can set it to sync up with your power utility so it saves money during peak hours. With good temperature scheduling, it also means that you can make it cooler at night if you’re a warm sleeper.
Brewing an excellent cup of coffee comes down to precision. You need to hit the right water temperature, volume, bean quality, grind size, and weight of the grounds. This Oxo grinder takes care of the latter two points as it has a built-in scale. Set the grind size, choose the weight, and that’s it. It’ll turn off when it’s done. There’s a reason why it’s in our Best Coffee Grinders roundup.
Already have a grinder? A standard kitchen scale like this one will work. It’s water-resistant, and the four high-precision load sensors are accurate to 0.1-ounce increments. It can weigh anything between 0.1 ounces to 22 pounds.
WIRED tested a handful of dog DNA tests and found Embark to offer a ton of helpful information—it even found some staffer pup’s relatives! This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Everyone should get a bird feeder. Getting to see your neighborhood critters up close is an absolute treat. We haven’t tried this particular feeder, but WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano has used several with this type of design and they hold up pretty well. Just clean it often and check that the suction cups are secure.
Laptop and Home Office Deals
If you’re going to be working from home long-term, now is a good time to snag some discounts on displays, desks, and other necessities for your home office. See our guide on setting up your own WFH space.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro, which features the speedy new M1 chip is a powerhouse machine. Only modestly heavier than the MacBook Air, the Pro gets better battery life and has a brighter 13-inch screen.
Use coupon THINKBIGSAVINGS to see the discount at checkout. When you land on this page, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of options available for the ThinkPad X1 Nano. We recommend grabbing the 11th-gen Intel Core i7 model with 16 gigabytes of RAM and a 1-terabyte SSD. That will deliver more than enough power and storage for most people. This machine is lightweight, attractive, has a great keyboard, buttons on top of the trackpad, and a nice 13-inch screen.
The Swift 5 is a thin, light powerhouse of a laptop with long battery life. With 16 gigabytes of RAM, a 1-terabyte drive, and an Intel Core i7 processor, this machine won’t stumble editing video, and you still get plenty of ports for all your accessories, old and new. It was $50 cheaper for Prime Day, but this is still a great deal on one of our favorite laptops.
The Surface Pro 7 is a great 2-in-1 laptop replacement. It has enough power for most laptop-type tasks but can double as a tablet. The model here has the faster Intel Core i5 chip. This deal also includes the keyboard. Target has quite a few other Surface deals worth browsing.
WIRED senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So had mixed feelings when she reviewed it, but she was much more enthusiastic about using the Facebook Portal smart display for Zoom during the pandemic. It looked as if she had a personal cinematographer filming her as the Portal would automatically zoom in on her face and pan as she moved around within the frame. If you have trouble capturing rambunctious kiddos in one shot, it works a treat on Facebook Messenger, too.
This 32-inch monitor is large enough for two full internet tabs to sit side by side, and you also get high resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) and support for AMD’s FreeSync if you plan on gaming. The array of ports on the back include HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, USB-A, plus a headphone jack, and it can be VESA mounted if you want to ditch the stand. This ties the cheapest we’ve ever seen it.
This is our favorite laptop stand for most people. It can get higher than most, and you can adjust it to pretty much any angle you want. It’s also sturdy enough that you don’t have to worry about heavier laptops or tablets.
Click the on-page coupon to see the discount at checkout. WIRED reviewers have used a similar version of this desk for more than a year, and it has served me exceptionally well. This one doesn’t have folding legs, but it’s spacious at 63 inches, and it takes just minutes to set up. The desktop is particleboard and nothing special, but it feels solid.
Working remotely means you need good Wi-Fi. WIRED reviews director Jeffrey Van Camp uses and loves the standard Eero Mesh Wi-Fi router in his home. Amazon, which owns the Eero brand, says the Pro is more than twice as powerful as the standard model. There are two Ethernet ports (one for the router and the other for hardwiring it to another device like a PC). This 3-pack lets you place the routers around your home to create a mesh system for robust coverage everywhere.
If you want a more aesthetically pleasing router, we like Google’s Nest Wifi—even though it spells Wi-Fi wrong. This deal is on the two-pack, which includes two full Nest Wi-Fi routers (not the mesh extender), and it’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It’s dead simple to set up, has great guest network features, and is rated to cover up to 4,400 square feet.
Phones, Tablets, and Headphone Deals
This is the best iPad for most people, especially if you plan on using it for work (see our iPad guide for more details on why we think so). It’s powerful, has a modern design, yet retains features like Touch ID, which is integrated into the side power button. It works with the second-gen Apple Pencil too. It was $20 less on Prime Day, but if you missed it you can still save a Jackson.
This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on an already cheap phone. It’s one of our favorites under $250. You get nearly three-day battery life, solid performance, and passable cameras. You can read more about it in our review.
Phone too big? If it’s constantly fumbling out of your hands, try using a PopSocket grip. It attaches to the rear, and then you pop the grip out of the socket. It makes it easier to hold and use your large-screen phone with one hand. It’s one of the best gadgets under $20.
This wireless charger will recharge any phone that supports wireless charging, but it’s best paired with select Pixel phones that have the feature. It’s our favorite wireless charger for nightstands (seriously). Plop your phone on it and you’ll be treated to an interface that resembles a smart display. You can have it cycle through your favorite albums from Google Photos, get easy access to Google Assistant, and have your phone screen brighten up in a warm tone right before your alarm goes off to slowly pull you out of sleep.
This mic plugs right into your iPhone’s charging port and should really improve audio recording outdoors and in the classroom if you record for notes. It’s also great as a tool for recording yourself as you learn how to play an instrument.
The Powerbeats Pro by Apple are some of our favorite wireless workout earbuds. They get amazing battery life and sound excellent. The only downside to them might be that if you aren’t working out, they can be a little cumbersome to put on and take off, and their charging cradle is large. This deal was better earlier, but it’s still a good buy at $170.
The Beats Flex have fluctuated between this price and $50, but if you want the functionality of more expensive Apple headphones but without spending over $100, these are your best bet. They made our list of the Best Cheap Headphones.
Home Theater Deals
Prime Day did not have much in the way of Home Theater deals this year. Thankfully Walmart picked up the slack with some nice bargains, including one of our favorite soundbars.
Vizio’s entry-level bar is one of our absolute favorites for people who are still listening to their TV’s built-in speakers. Grab this thing on the cheap, and you’ll be shocked how much more immersive things get.
This is a great deal on a soundbar with two rear speakers if you’re trying to dip your toes into the world of surround sound.
This clever little bar bounces sound all over your space, with the ability to even recreate Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound.
This cute little keyboard is our pick for the best mini keyboard. It fits on desks of all shapes and sizes, yet it absolutely crushes most off-the-shelf boards. It has backlit keys and double-braided cables, and it leaves plenty of real estate for an oversize mousepad.
Snappy Cherry MX switches and USB pass-through to charge your devices make the Corsair K95 a solid pick for gamers. It’s the exact opposite of a TKL, or 60 percent, keyboard like the one below. If you want all the media buttons and all the bells and whistles that you can get on a modern keyboard, this is it.
Despite Amazon’s misleading sticker price of $80, this headset hasn’t risen past $50 for months. Still, $40 is one of the best deals we’ve seen from a reliable brand. Rectangular ear cups and Logitech blue vibes make the G432 stand out from any crowd. The microphone is the real star here, producing super clear sound without picking up too much background noise. Great for anyone with roommates.
JBL’s Quantum 800s have some of the best spatial surround sound you’ll find, which makes them great for those who spend a lot of time playing first-person shooters or other massive online games, where hearing someone behind you can mean the difference between life and death. The Quantum 800 features active noise cancelling, but the Quantum 600 is also pretty affordable, and the Quantum 300 is a solid alternative if you’re looking for a wired headset.
Another budget-friendly option, this is the best cheap gaming mouse. It’s only $20, but it packs premium features like customizable RGB and extra thumb buttons, and the sensitivity should be fine for most people. This is the best price we’ve seen all year.
This controller has the undeniably cute aesthetic of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The joysticks, bumpers, and buttons will all work seamlessly with your Nintendo Switch, and at only $21, this is much more affordable than some drabber options on the market. We generally like PowerA gear.
Give yourself a hand in more action-oriented games by pairing Nintendo’s official wireless controller with your Nintendo Switch. Controllers can also reduce hand fatigue in slower-paced games too. Each controller will give you 40 hours of playtime before needing a recharge.
Who would’ve thought one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020 would already be on sale for a mere $20? The developer’s older title, The Witcher 3, is actually more expensive. Cyberpunk was plagued with bugs and, well, a bad story, but if you’re interested in seeing what the world is like, it may be worth picking up at this price.
This turn-based strategy game is so, so fun. The learning curve is basically a straight upwards line, but if the idea of playing a world leader, outmaneuvering your opponents, constructing world wonders, and managing resources over the course of many hours sounds like a good time, it’ll be right up your alley. This price is a steal.
Speaking of difficult games designed to be punishing, Demon’s Souls is another killer game that really gives you the next-gen experience. It’s a complete remake of the PS3 classic, but with the benefit of modern gameplay improvements, and lavishly detailed graphics. The story can be a bit labyrinthine, but if you’ve ever played a Dark Souls game you’ll be right at home with the cryptic, creepy worldbuilding and delightfully strange characters you’ll encounter.
If you play video games on an Xbox console or PC, this subscription is well worth it. It includes Xbox Live Gold, which lets you play online multiplayer on Xbox consoles, and Game Pass. The latter nets you unlimited access to more than 100 PC console and PC games, and new games are routinely added to the list. Titles from Xbox Game Studios are added on the same day they’re released. It’s typically $15 per month, but this deal offers three months for the price of two. If you want to try it for one month, you can for just $1.
Outdoor and Fitness Deals
Whether you’re building an emergency kit or just stocking up for this year’s camping season, there’s a ton of good outdoor gear for sale right now. Stay on track of how today’s fitness trackers stack up by taking a look through our Best Fitness Tracker Guide and our Best Smartwatches Guide.
This fitness tracker is so full of features, WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So says it has “all the data collection and analysis you could ever want for every sport you can think of” and gave it an 8/10, WIRED Recommends. It has built-in GPS, support for viewing topographic maps, heart rate tracking, and fall detection if you fall down while wearing it. It was a bit cheaper yesterday, but this is still very close to as cheap as we’ve ever seen it.
The Garmin Forerunner series are the best fitness trackers if you’re a runner. This is their entry-level model, which is about $10 less than their normal sale price.
Eagle Creek made some of the absolute best packing cubes, perfect for chronic over-packers. Unfortunately, the company is closing down. If you travel frequently and don’t own these yet (or you just want a backup set), get ’em while you still can.
Compression sacks are perfect for bulky things that have a lot of air that can be squeezed out of them, such as sleeping bags and clothing. You fill the sack and then tighten the straps, compacting it down so that it doesn’t take up nearly as much room in your pack or your car. There are sizes in five-liter increments from 10 to 30 liters.
Trekking poles help take some of the strain off your legs and knees by transferring some of the work to your upper body, especially on hilly terrain. You’ll also end up burning more calories since it takes more energy to use your arms than your legs while hiking. Just remember to not drag them on the trail and to buy some trekking pole rubber tips to minimize the impact on the environment. Pole scars can do serious damage to trails.
The Edge 130 keeps you on track by giving you turn-by-turn directions during your rides, and it does so accurately by combining data from GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellites. You can also track and analyze your cycling workouts through your Garmin Connect account. This is $10 cheaper than the lowest price that we’ve ever seen it.
This sturdy, basic table packs up reasonably small, and the aluminum slatted top makes it well suited for cooking. Put your stove on this, and leave the picnic table free for eating.
No camping excursion, tubing adventure, or sporting event is complete without the help of a cooler. This one is both cheap and tiny. It has enough room for six cans, plus ice, making it a better option for a trip to the park or a parade than for a multiperson, multiday outing. Other, bigger Coleman coolers are also on sale today.
Mountain Hardwear is one of the best-value brands in outdoor gear. It’s well-built and affordable, and WIRED reviewer Matt Jancer has used many of its packs over the past couple of decades rafting, hiking, and climbing. The UL backpack weighs a featherweight 10.7 ounces and comes with a single water bottle pocket on the outside of the pack. Not many ultralight daypacks have the all-important water bottle holder.
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