Yes, Amazon heard your oddly-specific cries of “We’d love another sale that’s basically Prime Day, just 6-weeks before Black Friday,” and Andy Jassy obliged. We can see the look of “Who?!” on your faces through the internet. It’s the new Bezos, folks, keep up.
However we got here, WIRED is along for the ride with you during the Prime Early Access Sale, compiling the actually good offers on Amazon through today and tomorrow. Don’t forget you will have to be a Prime member to take advantage of the discounts. Have a look below for decent deals on phones, laptops, Bluetooth speakers, and more.
Bang & Olufsen brought its luxe touch to gaming headphones last year with the Beoplay Portal for Xbox and they’re almost £100 off for Amazon’s sale. Expectedly, it’s supremely stylish and, thankfully, you also get big immersive sound for your sizable amount of cash too.
The Surface Laptop Go 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) cuts a couple of corners to keep its price down but, mostly, it’s worth it. This reasonably priced machine manages to offer flagship design, near flagship performance, and great speakers at an even greater price.
This value pick from Samsung features as our runner-up for the best cheap phone you can buy right now. The A53 first went on sale for over £400 so, now at under £249, you’re getting strong value-for money. There’s great battery life, a good display, solid performance, and some good looks too. A steal. (Deals seem to vary depending on colourways).
Huawei makes a strong (and cheap) Apple AirPods rival with its FreeBuds Pro 2. For under £150, you get remarkable good active noise-cancellation here as well as good overall sound. I wasn’t a fan of the near pearlescent Silver Blue shade, so those looking for a more conventional colour should opt for the Ceramic White or Silver Frost.
It might not be Samsung’s flagship tablet but this mid-ranger comes with decent performance through the Snapdragon 750G as well as up to 13 hours of battery life. There’s a crisp 12.4-inch panel and Samsung’s signature S Pen to boot.
The Surface Laptop Studio is a recent creation from Microsoft and brings some extra power to its PC range. Along with its adaptable form factor, it comes powered by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 11th Gen Intel chip, 32-GB RAM, and 1-TB SSD. It isn’t cheap though, and that’s why this hefty discount is welcome.
Simba’s Pro mattress features in our best mattresses guide and this model comes lower down the range for a cheaper price. There’s five-layers to the Hybrid to offer a combination of support and comfort. It’s also built to trap heat while also allowing for airflow. If you’ve any concerns, there’s also a 10-year guarantee and 1-year free trial.
The Pixel 6a (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of the best cheap phones you can buy. This phone offers Google’s typically stellar camera at a cheaper price. The A-range has long offered this but it’s got an added dose of quality design this year too. The excellent, and also value-for-money, A-Series earbuds come in this bundle as well.
This adaptable vacuum cleaner from Bosch comes with seven different attachments, two exchangeable batteries, and offers QuickCharging for a speedy turnaround. The add-ons let you tackle both carpets and hard floors, with LED lights added for those dark awkward spots.
This model of QuietComfort Earbuds have been around a couple of years now but they received a strong 9/10 review at the time and are now over £100 cheaper. We loved their great noise-cancellation and vibrant sound.
Sony’s flagship true wireless earbuds are top drawer but there’s value to be had at the much lower-end. The WF-C500 come with up to 20 hours of battery life (via the charging case), work with Google Assistant, weigh in very light for a comfortable fit, and features IPX4 water resistance. It’s a lot for under £50 from a reputable brand.
Amazon’s tablets are no frills and this Fire HD 8 model from 2020 is no different. At £40, you still get access to popular apps like Netflix, Disney+, BBC iPlayer, and more. You can read your Kindle books as well as control Alexa. There’s plenty of battery life too, at 12 hours.
This Nespresso Vertuo machine, made by Magimix, is a simple coffee maker. There’s five sizes to choose from to match your liking alongside 12 complimentary pods in the pack. This machine heats up in just 30-seconds, great for when you’re in a rush. And, because of course it does in 2022, it’s smart. You’ve got the ability to download updates and be warned when its time to descale right from the app.
LG’s OLEDs are some of the best on the market and this model is down to under a grand for Amazon’s sale. At 42-inch, it isn’t the biggest display to showcase OLED’s capabilities but it may just be the size you’re after. This 4K self-lit OLED EVO version comes with HDMI 2.1, which is great for gaming, as well as support for Dolby Vision IQ, and Dolby Atmos.
Whether you’re a LEGO hobbyist, a fan of the Formulas, or both, this bit of kit will kill plenty of time. The LEGO Technic model isn’t just a buildable Porsche car kit but you can also download an accompanying AR app to see your creation come to life. There’s 422 pieces here to get your head around, whether you treat this build as a race or not.
For several years now, Anker has been more than just a battery pack brand and the Soundcore speakers have been solid budget Bluetooth speaker picks since their inception. The latest speaker comes with a bumper 24-hour playtime, IPX7 waterproof rating, and PartyCast tech for pairing speakers together.
The Sony PlayStation 5 wasn’t blessed with an unbelievable amount of storage so an internal SSD is one of the top upgrades you can make. These drives started as prohibitively expensive but have come down in price and this pick is under £100 for Prime Early Access. It’ll boost your console storage by 1TB, making plenty more room for your fave games.
Bose has tough competition in the noise-cancelling headphones but it’s always run top picks like the Sony XM range and Apple AirPods Max close. Along with supreme active noise cancellation and luxurious sound, these are our favourite for call-quality.
Anker makes some straightforward pocketable power banks, but this one is a particularly clever pick up for regular travellers and mobile workers. Along with a well-sized 24,000mAh battery and 140W output, this pack has a display that’ll tell you the speed at which each port is charging your device as well as the percentage of battery the PowerCore 24K has remaining.
If you’re looking for a semi-portable PC gaming option that doesn’t break the bank, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a strong option. Value is squeezed out of the £800 you spend here via the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H chip, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. The combination will just about push you just into mid-range gaming laptop performance for low-end cash.
This is an extremely bit of kit but for good reason. These are some of the highest specs you’ll find on a gaming laptop, with Intel’s latest and high-performance mobile chip, in the form of an Core i9-12950H, as well as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti, 32GB RAM, and a 2TB SSD. It’s a combo that’ll allow you to take advantage of the high refresh rate QHD 17.3-inch display. This behemoth isn’t all that portable but should be considering if you’re after a mobile powerhouse rather than a desktop.
For those who Fitbit’s slim fitness trackers aren’t enough, the Versa 3 is one of its takes on the smartwatch formula. Here you’ll find up to 6-days of battery life, built-in GPS, a daily readiness score, and a whole lot more with the 6-months Fitbit Premium membership that’s also included.