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Like the oozing black river that gave it its name, Amazon Prime Day flows through another year. It’s spreading across the internet delta too—it’s now two days long and last year there were two separate Prime Day events. This year’s, ahem, prime Prime Day sales event starts now and runs through the end of July 12. We’ve spent hours combing through thousands of lists to find the absolute best Prime Day deals on WIRED-tested gear, from Alexa-enabled speakers and robot vacuums to laptops and tablets.

★ Note: Many of these deals may require a membership, including Amazon Prime, Target Circle, or Walmart Plus. Amazon Prime has a free 30-day trial if you don’t already have it (set a reminder to cancel it before it automatically renews). Target Circle is free to sign up, but you’ll need to save the offer to your account from the main offer page or on the actual buy page for a particular item to see the deal price at checkout. Many of Walmart’s deals are in early access for subscribers but will be available for everyone later in the day.

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Amazon Device Deals

Amazon Echo Dot 5th Generation

Amazon Echo Dot With Clock

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Our favorite speaker for the bedroom, the Echo Dot makes a great alarm clock. It’ll wake you up to your favorite playlists and read you the weather if you like.

The 4th gen Echo is our favorite Alexa speaker. It offers room-filling sound with good detail and a 3.5-mm output for connecting to larger speaker systems. Our only gripe is that, despite listening to you 24/7, Alexa is still not great at picking up commands when loud music is playing. This deal includes a free LED bulb.

The newest member of Amazon’s Echo lineup, the Echo Pop (7/10, WIRED Review) is loud enough for its size and works well on a desk or tabletop. It comes in some fun colors that you won’t find on other Echo speakers, but it does have weaker bass and doesn’t sound as good as the similarly cheap Echo Dot. If you like the look though, it fits in some places the Dot won’t.

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Amazon Echo Show 8

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We think the Echo Show 8 is the best choice in the Echo line for most people. The 8-inch size is a great size, it’s not hard to read recipes in the kitchen, and big enough to watch movies on, but it doesn’t take up the entire counter. It has the same pixel density as the larger Echo Show 10, so it’s a sharp screen.

While we prefer the 8-inch Echo Show, the 10-inch model sits on top of a large cylindrical speaker, which gives it great sound. The screen physically swivels to follow you around the room as you use it, keeping you in the frame while you video chat. Because the screen moves around so much, it can be hard to find a good spot; avoid corners as it tends to bump into walls.

Amazon’s Echo Studio offers the biggest, boldest sound you’ll find in an Alexa device. With 350 watts of power and a downward-firing subwoofer, it’s more than enough for most of us. It even listens and adjusts the sound to fit your space. There’s an upward-firing midrange speaker in addition to two side-facing ones, which makes the Echo Studio capable of playing 3D audio codecs like Dolby Atmos.

Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

Amazon Fire HD 10

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Amazon’s latest 11-inch FireMax tablet did not wow us. We still prefer this older 10-inch model (7/10, WIRED Review) The Fire HD 10 has a larger screen with more pixels (1080p) than its smaller siblings, making it better for watching videos. You can shout commands at Alexa from across the room and use Alexa’s Show Mode. There’s a keyboard available as well if you want to try to use it for productivity. It can be done, but how well it works will depend on your workflow. The base model is also on sale for $75, but we suggest going for the extra RAM of the Plus model. With all the Fire HD tablets, the extra $5 is worth it to get it without lock screen ads.

Amazon has quite a few Kids Edition Fire tablets, not only are there two sizes (8 inch and 10 inch), there’s the regular Kids Edition and a “Pro” model aimed at older kids. Our favorite for kids under 10 is the Fire HD 8 Kids, while the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro (also on sale for $120 ($80 off)) is better for older children. The Kids Edition versions are exactly the same as the regular Fire tablets, except they come with a rugged case and a two-year worry-free guarantee, which means Amazon will replace the tablet for free if your kids break it. You also get one year of Amazon Kids+. Be sure to see our guide to managing Amazon Kids+ content.

The 2022 Fire HD 8 (6/10 WIRED Review) is the more travel-friendly-size tablet in the Fire lineup. It’s nearly as fast as the 10-inch model. The big difference is the screen, which isn’t nearly as nice as the larger model—pixels are often still visible and movies feel flat. Still, if you want something smaller, the Fire HD 8 works well enough.

With 2 gigabytes of memory, the Fire Stick 4K Max is fast, and the Alexa voice remote works well. It’s our favorite Amazon TV device. As you’d expect, Fire Sticks are geared toward Amazon Prime content. Apps for other streaming services are there, but if Amazon Prime isn’t one of your most-used streaming services, you should go with something else. This deal is the lowest price we’ve seen since Cyber Monday 2022.

Amazon Kindle Basic with Backlight

Amazon Kindle

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We like the Paperwhite version better, but if you want to save some money, the base model Kindle gets the job done. It’s the smallest of the lot at 6.2 inches tall and 4.3 inches wide, with a 6-inch screen. It now has a USB-C port for charging too. What you lose is the waterproofing and warm, auto-adjusting light for the Paperwhite.

We think most people will like the Kindle Paperwhite the best out of all Amazon’s e-readers. The waterproof Kindle went from one to three models last year, which makes the decision a little more difficult than it used to be. The screens are bright and offer adjustable warm lighting. Only the Signature can auto-adjust that brightness to your surroundings, but for most people, this base model is the best deal. All three are on sale though.

The Kids Edition Paperwhite offers everything the adult version has, but you get a year’s subscription to Amazon Kids+. It also comes with a case and a two-year no-questions-asked replacement guarantee. This guarantee is the reason to buy a Kids Edition Kindle. If your kid damages, you get your money back. We also like an ebook reader with zero access to social media, making it a better choice for children than a tablet. There is a web browser, but it’s restricted by default (you can completely disable it too).

Laptop Deals

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop

Acer Nitro 5

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The Acer Nitro 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite budget gaming machines. This model uses an Intel Core i5-12500H chip and offers 16 GB RAM, a 512-GB SSD, and Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050Ti graphics card. It’s not a huge savings, but this is a good buy at this price.

This is the previous model of LG’s ultra-thin Gram laptop. It offers a 12th-generation Intel Evo i7 processor (1260P), 16 gigabytes of RAM, a 1-terabyte SSD, and a bright, sharp 16-inch display (2,560 x 1,600). The screen is large enough to work in multiple windows, and the processor is powerful enough to support multiple applications without bogging it down. Did I mention it’s lightweight (just 2.6 pounds)?

This is a stripped-down, and dare I say, cute little laptop that is to the Surface Laptop as the Surface Go 2 is to the Surface Pro. That is, the “Go” moniker means the emphasis is on portability and price, not power. The Surface Laptop Go 2 won’t wow you by acing benchmark tests, but it is portable and stylish. And it’s a lot of fun to use.

Tablet and Phone Deals

iPad

9th Generation iPad

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Even with the addition of the 10th-generation iPad, we still think the ninth-generation iPad (8/10, WIRED Recommends) from 2021 is the best iPad for most people. It has the same shape and size as its predecessors, so all current accessories will work, including the first-generation Apple Pencil and Apple’s Smart Keyboard. It retains the classic Home button with Touch ID plus thick borders around the 10.2-inch screen. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked.

If you want a bigger screen for travel, the iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has the edge over its peers. The design mimics the iPad Pro, with slim bezels around the 8.3-inch screen. Its compact size makes it the best slate to take with you everywhere. You might even be able to fit it into your cargo pants. It has a USB-C port and works with the (superior) second-gen Apple Pencil. 

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 offers an 11-inch screen, great speakers, and the performance is awesome. Samsung’s DeX mode lets you go into a desktop-like environment to crank out some light work as well, which is a nice perk. We don’t like it as much as some of the new multitasking features in the OnePlus Pad though, but on sale, the S8 is a solid deal. The S8+, with its 12.4-inch OLED screen, is also on sale for $679 ($200 off). Just know that Samsung is expected to announce new tablets soon. 

Google Pixel 7A

Pixel 7A

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The Pixel 7A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best Pixel phone for most people. It offers nearly every top-end feature you could want, including wireless charging, and a 90-Hz screen refresh rate. It’s powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chipset, which is the same one that’s inside the Pixel 7 Pro. It’s plenty fast for everyday tasks and most mobile gaming, and it also allows for a few new software tricks, like Photo Unblur, which can use machine learning algorithms to unblur people’s faces in those late-night pics.

This deal gets you the same great Pixel A Series phone above but also throws in a pair of Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) wireless headphones for an all-in-one package deal. The Pixel Buds A-Series usually go for around $80 at Amazon.

Google continues to sell last year’s Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s still an excellent value. especially at this price. It’s powered by Google’s first-gen Tensor chip, which means you’re getting some of the best performance for the money, and it supports all the same great (and helpful) software smarts. It’s got an OLED screen, a decent camera system, and lengthy software support. Battery life is just OK. 

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro smartphones

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

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Google’s Pixel 7 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the most refined Pixel yet, and it remain the best value you can get in Android, especially at this price. The real value though is the camera, which is one of the best you can get at this price. Pixels will receive five years of security updates and three OS upgrades.

The Pixel 7 is probably the best flagship Android phone available at this price. It has an awesome camera, and is powered by the same Tensor G2 chip as the Pro model, which adds some great features, like audio message transcriptions in Android Messages, and Photo Unblur, which deblurs old photos in Google Photos.

Samsung’s fourth-gen folding phones still have that futuristic feel. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) opens to feel like a small tablet and is packed with software trickery to make the most of the extra screen real estate. Even with the discount, this is a pricey phone. Just know that Samsung is poised to launch the Galaxy Z Fold5 at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event.


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Headphone Deals

Pixel Buds Series A

Pixel Buds A-Series

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The Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite wireless earbuds for most people. The listening time matches Apple AirPods at five hours, and you get an IPX4 sweat-resistance rating for workouts. They also pair instantly with Android devices, and Google Assistant integration is excellent. The egg-shaped case adds an extra 19 hours of listening time.

The Google Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are excellent earbuds for Android users looking for a simple user experience akin to Apple’s AirPods Pro. You get noise-canceling tech, beam-forming microphones, eight hours of battery life, and a wireless charging case for $140—hard to beat that. These buds are also super comfortable to wear and come in fun colors.

Jabra Elite 7 Active Earbuds

Jabra Elite 7 Active

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These Jabra earbuds are sleek and comfy. The sound quality, noise-canceling tech, and mic quality are also excellent, and they come with a special grip on the outside of the buds to keep them in your ears. You also get eight hours of battery life and a two-year warranty.

These wireless Beats are some of the best workout buds you can buy. With nine-hour battery life and a good, tight fit they’ll get you through your workouts. They also have excellent sound, smart play and pause, and good noise isolation. They work with Android and iOS devices, though iPhone owners will get access to a few additional features.

Home and Outdoor Deals

Roborock Q5 robot vacuum and smartphone

Roborock Q5+

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This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Roborock’s midrange Q5+ (9/10, WIRED Recommends), our favorite robot vacuum. It’s nimble enough to dodge furniture and avoid stairs that tripped up other bots in our tests. It methodically maps your house and doesn’t miss a thing. The onboard bin is a bit small, but that’s not a deal breaker. We suggest increasing the emptying frequency, or setting up different zones so it empties after each room.

The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ looks like a miniature spaceship. It has some of the best navigation we’ve seen. It’s also relatively quiet and does its work pretty quickly. If you can get over the size of both the vacuum (5 inches high) and the docking bin (21 inches high), it’s a great vac at this price.

As other mapping robot vacuums have gotten exponentially better, Eufy’s maps have stayed … well, just a little wonky in our testing. However, this powerful twin turbine vacuum is perfect for basements with a lot of kids and dogs that need deep cleaning

Branch ergonomic office chair

Branch Ergonomic Chair

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This is our favorite office chair for most people. It’s comfy, has all the adjustable features you’d want, and the mesh back does a great job of keeping you cool. We also really love the Branch Verve, and it’s also on sale for $511 ($78 off). Read more about them in our Best Office Chairs guide.

Compact, versatile, and cheap, the Blink Mini offers good-quality video, two-way audio, accurate motion detection, activity zones, and integration with Alexa. It worked reliably well in our testing, the problem is that you need a subscription (from $3 per month), and it can’t distinguish between pets and people. See our other favorites in our Best Security Camera guide.

Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera

Arlo Essential

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This camera from Arlo is one of the best Indoor Security cameras you can buy. The compact design makes it fit just about anywhere and it offers clear video and two-way audio. Cloud storage requires a subscription (starting from $5 per month), but the accurate subject detection and smart alerts it unlocks are top-notch.

This Chromecast (8/10, WIRED recommends) is a great streaming device. It adds a remote—a much-needed companion—plus built-in Google TV so you don’t ever have to touch your phone to cast content. Google TV got an upgrade too, and its interface is now nicer than Roku’s, though it can be sluggish now and then. You can browse and search across platforms, so you can find where a specific title is streaming. You can still cast from your phone or laptop if that’s what you prefer. 

There are a lot of Amazon-offered streaming services on sale during Prime Day, but Britbox is one of the best. No one makes a cozy, slow-paced mystery series better than the people in the UK. For more picks, check out our Best Streaming Services guide.

Brooklinen Bed Sheets

Brooklinen Organic Sheets

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These are the best organic cotton sheets we’ve tested. They’re soft, but not overly silky, which is a feeling I don’t care for (if you do, check out Avocado’s organic sheets). The Brooklinen organic cotton sheets are made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified organic cotton. They’re also Oeko-Tex certified, which means they’re tested for and do not contain any known toxic chemicals. The 300 thread count makes this plenty crisp and soft but isn’t so tight that you end up sleeping hot. These are a great choice for summer or if, like me, you sleep on the warm side even in winter.

This is one of the lowest prices we’ve tracked on our favorite organic mattress. The Avocado Green is 11 inches thick and made from organic latex, organic wool, and organic cotton. It’s also not toxic. It contains no polyurethane, fire retardants, memory foam, or chemical adhesives, according to the company. There’s a one-year trial period, a 25-year warranty, and free shipping. One thing to know: A class-action was filed against Avocado alleging that the company’s mattresses do in fact contain some toxic chemicals. You can read the details of the suit here, and Avocado’s response here. It boils down to how latex is made, with the plaintiffs alleging that it’s difficult, if not impossible, not to introduce some potential toxins in the process. If that’s the case, then most likely every other organic mattress is in the same boat, which is to say still better than a conventional.

If you struggle with anxiety, being smushed under a 20-pound weighted blanket might help. Luna weighted blankets are some of our favorites made of crisp cotton and offer a wide range of sizes and weights. In the world of weighted blankets, the Luna is a bargain.

Paul Mitchell Express Ion Style Ceramic Flat Iron

Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+

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Paul Mitchell’s flat iron proves that the right tool makes a difference. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano has seen it work its magic on several different hair textures and curl patterns and says “it’s worth every penny.” The plates on this Ion Style+ model are 1 inch, which is a pretty good size for straightening, as well as creating a natural-looking curl.

The Hero10 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has been replaced by the Hero11, but this older model is still a great camera. The deal is for a bundle, which gets you two batteries and a case in addition to the camera and mounts. Unfortunately, neither of these batteries is GoPro’s newer, longer-lasting, Enduro battery, but at least you get two. This is the lowest price (by $30) that we’ve ever seen on this bundle.

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Yeti Roadie

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Yeti’s tough, durable coolers rarely go on sale. This is a good deal on one of the smaller options. With room for 18 cans (using Yeti’s recommended 2-to-1 ice-to-contents ratio), this size is perfect for a day at the beach or out on the lake. It’s only 12 pounds when empty, so it’s not too much for one person to lug around. As with all of Yeti’s deals this year, only certain colors are on sale. If you want something bigger the Tundra 45 is on sale for $228 ($98 off).

Yeti’s Rambler 20-ounce insulated tumbler is one of our favorite travel mugs. It isn’t stackable like our favorite Rambler, but it is bigger. So long as you have the cupboard space to store it, they’re great vacuum mugs that’ll keep your drinks cold or hot for hours. The only catch is that not all colors are on sale, but if you don’t mind a purple or yellow mug, this is a good deal.


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Kitchen and Coffee Deals

KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

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KitchenAid stand mixers are pricey, but if you like to bake, they’re worthwhile long-term investments (which is why they’re in our Buy It for Life guide). A stand mixer is really just a motor, which is why the KitchenAid is more expensive. It’s just a better motor than most other mixers. The mixer isn’t just a mixer either. You can harness that motor to whip eggs, cream butter, knead dough, grind meat, stuff sausages, and myriad other tasks.

We love the Raddish Kids cooking club subscription. The recipes are easy for little kids to follow (WIRED senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So’s children particularly loved making pretzels). The kids also get adorable tiny utensils perfect for tiny hands (and for moms who just like using tiny things).

The Instant Pot isn’t just a pressure cooker these days. This model can also slow cook, handle rice, make yogurt, steam veggies, warm food, sauté things in a pinch, and act as a sterilizer. That’s an impressive resume for a device that isn’t all that big. See our Best Multicookers guide for more options.

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Stasher Bags

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Stasher bags are a silicone replacement for single-use ziplock bags. There are a bunch of sizes, everything from bags for sandwiches and snacks, to freezer-size options. They’re dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe. They even work for sous vide cooking. We like this bundle deal if you’re just getting started, but you can see all the Stasher deals here.

This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on our favorite espresso machine. The Breville produces consistent pressure for espresso, steams milk with an easily adjustable steam wand, and even grinds beans for you. It’s a coffee shop that lives on your countertop. It lasts too. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using one with no issues for five years.

This is the slightly fancier version of the Breville Barista Express above. The Impress (6/10, WIRED Recommends) is a solid machine well worth considering for the home barista. It offers more grind and dosing settings than the Express, and automates some of the more complicated parts of brewing consistently good espresso, like getting just the right amount of beans ground per shot. It even has a handy tamping lever for making sure your grounds get tamped perfectly.

Primula cold brew maker

Primula Burke Cold Brewer

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It’s not a huge discount, but this is our favorite cold-brew coffee maker. It makes about 32 ounces of coffee in one go. All you need to do is put coarse grinds into the basket and slowly pour water through it. Then let it sit at room temperature or in a fridge for 24 hours. That’s it.

We’re not huge fans of automatic espresso machines, but the Affetto is an exception. It features a built-in steaming wand, produces 20 bars of pump pressure to ensure your espresso is fully extracted, and is a slick little machine. It’s slim and fits comfortably on a small apartment countertop without having to rearrange everything.

The best way to ditch K-cups, this full-pot coffee maker can capably make single cups as well. The Braun MultiServe (8/10, WIRED Review) It’s not quite as simple as a Keurig machine, but it eliminates some plastic from your life, which is always a win, and it makes a darn fine cup of joe.

Gaming Deals

Corsair K100 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair K100 Keyboard

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Corsair’s K100 is one of our top picks for mechanical keyboards. It comes with a lot of the same gaming-focused features we like on other keyboards, like programmable macro keys and, naturally, RGB LEDs. But its most unique feature is a customizable wheel on the top left side of the board that can be used to scrub through media or control the lights on your keyboard.

Mechanical keyboards are super satisfying to type on. This colorful gaming keyboard offers lots of bells and whistles and mechanical switches that can be customized per key to give you a typing experience unique to you.

This is the PC and PlayStation version of our favorite headphones for the Xbox. It’s comfortable, the mic and sound are stellar, and it has a nice retractable mic with balanced monitoring so you can hear your own voice when you talk. The battery life is about 20 hours.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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The price drop will only show up after you add the product to your cart. This is the first and best discount we’ve seen for the newest installation in The Legend of Zelda series. Check out our full review for more details.

Following up on the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the Jedi: Survivor continues the journey of Cal Kestis and BD-1, his cute little droid. This deal is available for the PS5 and Xbox Series X and is the physical version of the game.

This is one of the lowest prices we’ve tracked on this solid state drive. It works anywhere you can fit an M.2 drive, laptop, desktop, or even a PlayStation 5. It’s plenty fast for whatever you throw at it—we recommend it in our How to Build a PC guide. The 2-terabyte model is also on sale for $140 ($20 off), but this is the better per-gigabyte deal


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Storage and Accessory Deals

Crucial X6 portable hard drive

Crucial X6

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Of all the portable solid state drives (SSDs) we’ve tested, the Crucial X6 is our favorite. It’s lightweight and incredibly fast. If you need high-speed data access for things like video editing, this is a great option. 

Samsung’s Shield drives aren’t as padded as LaCie’s famous rugged drives, but they’re cheaper and deliver nearly the same speed. This one has an IP65 rating, which means it’s fine in the rain and protected from dust and sand. The T7 line is notable for its built-in security features like hardware-based encryption.

This is the larger, more powerful sibling of our favorite Anker SlimCore battery pack. What you lose in size, you get back in added power. Unlike the Slim series, this one can charge some laptops (max output is 45W) as well as phones and tablets.

Anker 633 MagGo portable charger

Anker 633

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If you suffer from battery anxiety, this is the charger to grab. The 633 includes an alternative to Apple’s own MagSafe Battery Pack. It packs 5,000 mAh, which is enough to get your phone close to full. The fun colors are an added plus. Best of all, you can plop it on the dock to have it charge when you’re home, and the dock can then act as a stand for your iPhone (with room to charge your wireless earbuds case on the base). 

If you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods this is the MagSafe charger for you. Your phone stick to the left magnet, the Apple Watch will stick to its little puck, and you can recharge your earbuds at the base. We have more charging options in our Best Apple 3-in-1 Wireless Chargers guide.

Satechi’s 108-watt charger is plenty powerful enough to recharge your MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max at the same time with its three USB-C ports. It’s relatively compact and has a plug that folds up.

Apple 35W Dual USBC Charger

Apple 35W USB-C Charger

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Apple’s dual-port USB-C power adapter can recharge your MacBook Air and iPhone simultaneously. It’s compact enough to carry around and rated for 35 watts, making it powerful enough to recharge an iPad Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and more. However, more power-hungry MacBook Pro models will require something more powerful. See our MacBook accessories guide for other options.

This iOttie is a classy, rock-solid vent mount with a powerful array of magnets to ensure MagSafe-enabled iPhones won’t budge, even on bumpy roads. (It works with the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 range.) There’s also a ball joint so you can slightly angle your phone for a better view. The only thing we don’t like is that the USB-C cable is permanently attached.

Smartwatch Deals

Multiple Apple Watch SE models with different watch faces and bands

Apple Watch SE

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If you have any doubt as to whether you should get an Apple Watch at all, you shouldn’t. You should get a Garmin. Just kidding Apple fans, the SE is Apple’s entry-level option and a fine little watch for those of you just stepping into the walled garden. It doesn’t have the flashiest standout features, like the ability to check your blood oxygen or check your electrocardiogram (ECG), but it gets the job done and the price is hard to beat. The cellular model is also on sale for $249 ($41 off).

Apple’s Series 8 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best watch for most Apple users. The Series 8 offers all the health features that have been accumulating over the years in the Apple Watches, like blood oxygen level measurements, high and low heart rate notifications, ECGs, and other safety features. The smaller version is also on sale for $329.

The Forerunner 745 is one of Garmin’s best for dedicated runners, bikers, and swimmers. The face is made from durable Gorilla Glass. It has Garmin’s usual array of satellite sensors; a heart rate monitor; an altimeter; a gyroscope, an accelerometer; a thermometer, and a blood oxygen sensor. You can control your phone’s music via the watch, or load music onto it directly and connect your headphones.


Retailer Sales Pages

Every retailer has some kind of sale going on to compete with Amazon. Here are their sale pages if you want to browse the sales yourself.