About Cody Lee
Cody has been obsessed with mobile technology since he was a kid, thumbing through Best Buy and Circuit City ads from the Sunday paper. Since then he has done everything from building phones to selling phones, and now he writes about them. In his free time he likes to play disc golf and watch movies.
Save 33% on Samsung's ultra-slim 75" 4K TV
Prime Day may technically be over, but one of its better TV deals is hanging around. The 75-inch version of Samsung's The Frame is currently still 33% off. We like the set because of its unique, artwork-like design, but anyone looking for an ultra-slim, 4K smart TV will find it appealing. It has a massive QLED display, it's packed full of tech, it comes with its own slim-fit wall mount, and right now, you can get one for just under $2,000.
It's feature-packed and installs using existing wiring
Smart doorbells have gotten incredibly affordable over the years, dropping from $200+ to well under $100 — that is, unless you are entrenched in the Google ecosystem and are looking for a Nest option. Even the best Prime Day deals couldn't bring the Nest doorbell below the $100 threshold, but luckily, we found a workaround. The original Nest Doorbell, which you might remember as the Nest Hello, has a lot of the same features that the newer models offer, and it's available right now for just $70.
An oldie but a goodie
Amazon's Prime Day event has delivered an incredible number of deals on some of the best wireless earbuds you can buy. But lost in the barrage of $100 and $200 headphones is this extra-affordable pair of Samsung buds. They are the Samsung x AKG buds, which you may remember being included in the box with your old Galaxy Note and other phones, and they make for the perfect pair of backup earbuds. They are wired, obviously, but connect via USB-C instead of a 3.5mm plug, and right now, you can pick up a pair for just $15.
Several other sizes are being heavily discounted as well
Hiding in the sea of Prime Day TV deals are some massive discounts on Samsung's popular 4K set, The Frame. For those unfamiliar with it, The Frame is a QLED 4K television line that features a matte display, customizable bezels, and an ultra-slim design. The idea is that the device looks like a piece of art — equipped with a library of digital artwork to stream — to help it blend in with your decor rather than stick out like other appliances. The TVs are typically fairly expensive, but today we have discounts of up to $1,200.
There's a lot of phone here for just $570
There is no shortage of phone deals going on for Amazon's Prime Day shopping event. We are seeing some major discounts on flagship handsets from Google, Samsung, and other manufacturers. Somewhat lost in the shuffle, though, is this deal on the OnePlus 11. The phone features a beautiful 6.7-inch OLED display, impressive performance for its price range, and 2+ days of battery life. It's so good we named it one of the best Android phones this year, and right now, you can snag one for just $570.
The feature-packed 16GB Paperwhite Kids e-reader is down to $105
With Prime Day finally here, it should come as no surprise some of the best deals around are on Amazon's own devices. That includes the Kindle Paperwhite, which is an excellent deal for readers of all ages. Admittedly, this Kids edition of the e-reader is aimed at younger children, with free access to Amazon Kids+ service and its thousands of titles, but there is plenty here for parents to love, too. The Kids edition also includes a free cover, 16GB of storage, a 2-year worry-free warranty, and absolutely no lock screen ads. It's essentially a regular Paperwhite with a handful of nice add-ons, and right now you can grab one for just $105.
That's $55 off the widely-praised Shokz OpenRun Pro headphones
Welcome to the oft-forgotten-about segment of tech known as bone-conduction headphones. These are headphones that use vibrations to send sound waves through your cheekbones, which then travel to your inner ear, and onto your brain. Admittedly, the concept sounds crazy, but this open-ear design offers benefits for running, cycling, and other activities where you need to be very aware of your surroundings. If you're at all interested in trying the technology out, today is a great day to dive in. The premium pick in our roundup of the best bone-conduction headphones, the Shokz OpenRun Pro, is down to an all-time low price for Prime Day.
Our favorite wireless earbuds are down to $198
It's been more than two years since Sony released the WF-1000XM4 earbuds, and they are still our top pick for the best wireless earbuds in 2023. They offer clear, crisp sound, with plenty of EQ settings to tweak, top-of-the-class noise cancellation, and all the features you'd want or expect from a pair of premium headphones. Our biggest gripe with the product has always been the extraordinarily-high price tag, but today's $80 Prime Day deal knocks the XM4s down into the range as most of their competitors.
Get our favorite budget Android phone for just $250
It's Prime Day, so the Google Pixel 6a is on sale right now for $249. If you're familiar with the handset, you probably don't even need to read the rest of the article — just hit the link above to grab one (or several). If you're not familiar with it, no worries; we got you. Despite the 7a being released a few months ago, the Pixel 6a is still one of our favorite budget phone deals because it has a lot of features you don't typically see in this range, including great build quality, fast performance, and an excellent camera. It offers a ton of value at its regular price of $349, so at $100 off, it's essentially a must-buy.
The powerful Fire TV Stick 4K Max is down to an all-time low price
Amazon is going all out for its Prime Day shopping event this year, discounting its own devices to new low prices for Prime members. The deals are particularly enticing on the retailer's line of 4K Fire TV streaming sticks, which have been marked down by as much 55%. The budget-friendly Fire TV Stick 4K, which we named the top pick in our best Amazon Fire TV streaming devices roundup, is down to $22, the powerful Fire TV Stick 4K Max is down to $25, and for those that want the added functionality of a smart speaker, the Fire TV Cube (3rd gen) is down to $110.
That's a great price for an unlocked Android phone with premium features
As we continue to barrel towards Amazon's Prime Day shopping event, we're beginning to see more smartphone deals pop up, including this one on the recently-released OnePlus Nord N30 5G. It's a budget Android phone, that won't blow you away with its build or camera quality, but its performance and features are just too good to ignore at this discounted price. Right now Best Buy has the handset, unlocked, for just $150 via its Activate Today promotion.
Every smartwatch should have a hybrid screen
With Prime Day just a few weeks away, the deals have really started to pour in on everything from Chromebooks to smart home devices. We are even starting to see discounts on wearables, like this one on the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra. Mobvoi isn't always the first name that pops up when you think of the best Android smartwatches, but the company has seen quite a bit of success in the space. The Pro 3 Ultra made our roundup of the best smartwatches that support Google Wallet, and we it's got a lightning deal for the next five hours to get it down to $210 instead of its normal $300.
The popular QuietComfort 45 are back down to $280
The best time to buy a pair of expensive, premium headphones, is when they are on sale, and right now, the Bose QuietComfort 45 are $50 off ahead of Amazon's Prime Day. Bose makes some of the best wireless headphones on the market today, and the QC45 are a great example of that. They're light, comfy, offer great noise cancelation, and include multipoint support. The retail price tag is kind of high, but today's discount knocks it down to a (slightly) more manageable $280, one of the few early Prime Day headphone deals you can get today.
Get our favorite smart thermostat for just $180
Summer is now in full swing, meaning for the next two months you can expect scorching temperatures and high energy bills as your fans and AC units struggle to keep you cool. Fortunately, there's a way you can beat the heat and the increase in electricity costs: get a smart thermostat. There are plenty of great options available, but the top pick in our guide to the best smart thermostats in 2023 is the Google Nest Learning Thermostat. We like it because it looks great, it's very easy to install and use, and right now you can pick one up for just $170 using our exclusive coupon code VALNET70.
Usable Chromebooks don’t get much cheaper than this
If you're looking for a capable Chromebook on a tight budget, the Acer Spin 311 is one of the more competent options in the sub-$250 segment. It has an 11.6-inch touch display, a thin and light chassis for ultimate portability, and it offers a nice balance between performance and battery life. We liked it so much that we named it the Best Value pick in our roundup of the best cheap Chromebooks, and today's discount only amplifies that sentiment.
The Lenovo Duet 3 offers versatility and portability for $280
The Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook made our roundup of the best Cheap Chromebooks thanks to its ultra-portable size and 2-in-1 versatility. The device offers a beautiful 2K touch display, a detachable keyboard that's actually quite easy to type on, and it supports USI 2.0 stylus pens for doodling and note-taking. It's packed with all the features you'd expect to find in a budget or mid-range laptop, including a webcam, speakers, and multiple USB-C ports, and it looks even more compelling with today's $100 discount.
There’s support for LDAC, multi-mode ANC, and incredible battery life
Anker, under its Soundcore brand, makes some of the best cheap wireless headphones on the market. As it has shown with its charging accessories, the company has developed a real knack for producing reliable products at affordable prices. The Soundcore Life Q35 headphones are a great example of that. They offer higher-end features like ANC and multi-device pairing, along with fast charging and 40+ hour battery life, and right now they are on sale for just $80.
Get up to $200 off instantly, no strings attached
With Amazon Prime Day quickly approaching, retailers have started ramping up their sales in an effort to capture some of the hype in this newly-formed shopping season. For instance, right now, you can score a great deal on any model from the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. We're big fans of these handsets, having named both the S23 and the S23 Ultra in our guide to the best Android phones. Our main beef with them is that they are a bit pricey compared to other models, but that gets alleviated quite a bit with today's discounts. For a limited time, you can save up to $200 on Samsung's flagship Androids — no strings attached.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better set of earbuds in this price range
There are plenty of great options available if you happen to be in the market for cheap true wireless earbuds, but if you want a pair that doesn't make a lot of compromises for its price tag, we really like the EarFun Air Pro 3. They sound great, have excellent ANC, and offer up to 9 hours of battery life. The package is impressive at its normal price of $80, but for a limited time you can grab a pair for just $56.
Best Buy kicks off this weekend’s three-day sale with deals on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Google Pixel Watch, and more
Get Chromebooks as low as $150, Galaxy Buds as low as $90
Official dates haven't been announced yet, but history tells us we are still about a month out from Amazon Prime Day. The online retailer's shopping holiday has become one of the biggest events of the summer, offering thousands of deals on a wide range of products. It's Best Buy, though, that is kicking off the savings-fest this weekend with a three-day sale that includes notable discounts on everything from the Samsung Galaxy S23 to the Pixel Watch, and even some of our favorite Chromebooks. We've highlighted some of our favorite deals below.