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When browsing sales, the name of the game is to prioritize quality and not sacrifice your choice of brand when assessing the best deals. Prime Day is the perfect time to execute on that strategy, because Amazon features many top-of-the-line brands, but slashes prices across the board on Prime Day. Amazon’s featured brands are especially on point in the realm of technology, with must-have tech accessories from Apple, Bose, Sonos, and (of course) Amazon. From coveted new-age technology (ahem, the Bose audio sunglasses) to the classic top tech accoutrements your family can’t live without (AirPods, Kindles, etc.), these are the tech deals we’re capitalizing on to celebrate Amazon Prime Day 2020.
Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
We recognize that, on principle, parents might not love the notion of their children’s sunglasses playing music. But once you delve into this Bose technology, it’s pretty exceptional. The sunglasses come with built-in Bose speakers that, according to Amazon, “produce rich, immersive sound for you, while others hear practically nothing.” The sunglasses also have features extremely conducive to the traveling professional; there’s an integrated microphone, so you can take calls and access your phone’s virtual assistant from your headphones. The audio sunglasses also pair with a compact, water-resistant Bose speaker—the two products are sold in a bundle.
To buy: $229 (originally $298), amazon.com
Wireless HiFi Turntable
At Departures, we’re all about a state-of-the-art record player, blending cutting-edge technology with nostalgic listening. From audio brand 1byONE, this wireless HiFi Turntable has a chic wooden base and an iron platter. The turntable comes with speakers to match, so you’re outfitted for easy listening from day one. And the wireless connection enables listeners to play music from any device through the turntable’s speakers.
To buy: $208 (originally $260), amazon.com
SAMSUNG 75-inch Outdoor TV
Elevate your terrace with this 75-inch SAMSUNG TV made for the outdoors. The 4K picture, anti-glare technology, and weather-resistant features of this smart TV make it a perfect outdoor fixture. Take football season to the next level this fall with outdoor viewings, or build your very own al fresco movie theater around the outdoor SAMSUNG TV. The technology—from “outdoor optimized picture” to built-in Alexa voice control—is a testament to how luxurious at-home entertainment can be in 2020.
To buy: $5,1798 (originally $6,498), amazon.com
In 2020, the top tech households are outfitted with smart speakers in every room of the house and Kindles for each member of the family. For some, Prime Day might be all about buying gifts for others, but there’s nothing wrong with using these deals to raise the technology bar around your house. The Kindle Paperwhite is ever-improving; it’s now thinner, lighter, and even waterproof (perfect to take along on a beach vacation). The storage is now 8 GB, but you can opt for the 32 GB edition for additional storage capacity.
To buy: $80 (originally $130), amazon.com
Apple AirPods are an essential, not just for the on-the-go professional, but for everyone who has ever wanted to take a phone call while doing chores around the house. Thanks to the AirPods’ H1 chip, device connectivity happens even faster. Further, the sound quality is impeccable, and the microphone picks up the sound of your voice perfectly without letting your calls fall victim to the hazards of background noise. These AirPods have a 24-hour battery and connect to Siri on your paired Apple device.
To buy: $115 (originally $160), amazon.com
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Video doorbells are the latest in high-tech security solutions for your home. With customizable privacy features and “live view” that lets you monitor your home while away, the Ring video doorbell works in conjunction with the Ring app. This way, you can check in on your home from your smartphone at any time. The video doorbell lets you “see, hear and speak to people from your phone, tablet, or select Echo device,” and it will even send you notifications if there is motion detected in your designated monitoring zones. As you customize your Ring video doorbell to ensure your family’s safety, you can also separately purchase a Ring Protect Plan.
To buy: $170 (originally $250), amazon.com
Amazon Echo Studio
A smart speaker with virtual assistant capabilities really takes your at-home technology game to the next level. The Amazon Echo Studio comes with a HiFi smart speaker with 3D audio, and is of course outfitted with Alexa. The studio offers “immersive sound [with] five speakers [that] produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs.” You can ask Alexa questions through any piece of the Echo Studio and use the Alexa devices as an intercom to keep your whole family connected around the house. And, of course, each speaker adapts to the acoustics of the room it’s in.
To buy: $150 (originally $200), amazon.com