Want to fill your house with Alexa? OK, this might sound scary, but Amazon’s smart assistant is still without a doubt the best, I use it to control my lights, thermostat, and answer my doorbell, which is pretty cool!
The Echo Dot is a great way to start making your home smarter, and it’s currently just £20!
I’ve been working on the computing side of for more years than anyone can remember (I think I just showed up one day and started writing about laptops), so it might not surprise anyone to know that I love myself a little PC Games , so I’m always on the lookout for great gaming headsets.
There on Amazon, the very good Roccat Elo 7.1 Air Wireless Gaming Headset is now just £56 (opens in new tab). That’s a really tempting price for a wireless headset. Of course, being a PC gaming peripheral, it has the obligatory RGB lighting and also has 7.1 virtual surround, which can help make your games more immersive.
By the way, the photo above is not mine, I don’t have statues at home. Doctor Who taught me not to trust them.
Good morning offer hunters! It’s Matt Hanson, Managing Editor of Computing and Entertainment, taking over this beautiful live blog.
As it’s early morning in the UK, and most of the US is wisely reaching for some Zs (or ‘Zees’ as they call them), I’ll start by focusing on some great UK deals right off the bat…
It’s prime time for party lights
A while ago, I wanted to spice up my office desk environment and decided that some cool lighting might solve the problem. I stumbled across Govee’s line of LED lights on Amazon and instantly fell in love. In fact, I chose this exact set, the Basic Govee RGB LED strip lightsand paid way more than you can get on this 40% off Prime Day offer.
Instead of $34.99 for smart, fixed-anywhere strip lights, you’ll only pay $20.99.
The kit comes with enough lighting to, at least in my experience, run the length of three shelves. I made this as a continuous strip, using the built-in adhesive to secure them all to the underside of my desk and two shelves above my head, and cut out the rest that I wouldn’t use.
Now I can use the app or Alexa to control the lights – set colors and sequences – and set the mood for my office. I could even have the lights play in sync with the music – but I don’t because I find it boring.
Either way, it’s a good deal for something that will definitely transform a space. The deal is expected to last for the duration of Prime Day Day 2.
Save 25% and have more fun with LEGO
The first day of this Prime Day sales extravaganza is drawing to a close and I’m in the mood for some fun. After a busy day scouring Amazon for the best deals, I need a way to relax and focus on something other than figuring out another concise way to say, “this is the best deal we’ve seen in…”
O LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak Rescue (opens in new tab) The 496-piece LEGO set is probably exactly what the editor-in-chief asked for. This one depicts a key moment in Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban, when the young wizards come up with a plan to save Buckbeak. If all this is meaningless to you, go get one or more of the Harry Potter books (opens in new tab)which are also part of the great Prime Day promotion….I’ll wait.
This deal cuts $25% off the original price of $59.99 to bring the set down to a more magical $34.49. I wish there were more great LEGO deals like this on Prime Day, but LEGO is pretty stingy about offering discounts on some of their best sets, especially those tied to big franchises like this. Businesses also tend to disappear quickly. This one might last until day 2 of Prime Day, but it might not be.
I say don’t wait.
Save A Huge Amount On A New Echo Dot, For Just $19.99
If you’re looking for something that does what it should for little money, then the Echo Dot (4th Gen) might be just the thing.
It has the spherical design that makes it more aesthetically pleasing, although the sound quality isn’t as good as other speakers – and there’s no Zigbee hub for wider smart home support.
But as long as you’re fine with Alexa listening to you in your house, this is a great option for the price.
J-Lo’s Play just arrived on this playlist. It has over 2,000 songs on it, and I can confirm that it’s not primarily Ms. Lopez.
And still… Touch just entered the headphones (Jabra Elite Active 4, if you’re wondering – and yes, there’s a deal on them. Dropped to just $89.99) and is a flipping banger.
‘I could wait all night and all day to go to a party…’
“We recommend only purchasing the Beats Studio 3 Wireless today when they are on a deal, cutting them to half the original price or less,” we opined in our Beats Studio3 review. We still think they’re decent headphones, although they’re not in the same league as the Sony WH-1000XM4 options.
Here, they are cheaper and offer the same sound quality as Beats. The price isn’t the lowest ever, but it’s only $10 less, which makes them a good buy right now.
If you’re thinking you’ve bought enough laptops, headphones and phones, maybe you’re looking at your clothes and thinking… it’s missing.
But you don’t want to go out and buy one Costume, right? Sports casual is a bigger thing – and Adidas has reams of really good savings to check out.
You can also look like a model in comfortable clothes. What a dream.
Don’t write me here, but every year I look at Amazon’s best-selling deals and there’s a metric ton of batteries in there. Like dishwasher tablets, this is the time of year when people stock up on essentials, and these batteries seem to tick that box.
With 100 in this pack for just over $26they should last a few weeks of use in a gaming controller (according to reviews) and that’s not too bad – although rechargeable batteries are (probably) better for the environment.
If you need to do something with electricity when you’re on the go – maybe if you want to dust off the Discman and go rollerblading – then this is the deal for you.
I’m getting a lot of J-Lo and Beyoncé on this playlist. I am not against. Remember when Jennifer Lopez did two versions of that song ‘Ain’t It Funny’? I’m hearing the good.
She’s really in shape these days, I was reading Brother Tom’s Guide the other day. She’s a machine in the gym.
Ah, the Blink Mini. The indoor camera that could. The camera we really liked in our review – with its compact dimensions and ‘crisp video quality’.
And then you can pair that with the Blink Outdoor – where the small is designed for indoors, in the heat with a nice cup of hot chocolate, the outdoor model is chunky. Alone. Hardcore. Watching intruders at all times.
But together – phew, what a duo. And you can buy them for a record-breaking $59.99 in a cheeky little package. – that is a SUPERIOR OFFER in my book.
I really miss the Spice Girls. Just joined the playlist I’m listening to – 2 become 1if you’re interested – and they shone so brightly for such a short period of time.
I still think live forever it was a sadder song. But that’s just me.
See experimental street dancer Jin Lee Baobei wearing the new Pride Edition Sport Loop strap for Apple Watch. She’s so pleased with her new wrist outfit, and I bet she paid full price. Or maybe Apple gave it to her as part of the campaign, who knows.
Anyway, you You don’t have to pay full price (or start a career in experimental street dancing if you don’t want to) to buy a new Apple Watch.
Per $279 you can get the 41mm Apple Watch 7 – I’ve used one for months and the larger screen is certainly nicer to look at, although I’m still hoping for two days of battery life.
If you want the larger 45mm version, then you will need to spend $309which is still quite reasonable.
Okay, hello and welcome to our live blog leading lucky US residents of A to the best deals during Prime Day 2022. Are you ready to join us in a bonanza of deals?
I hope you are – I’ve been doing this business scouting for almost a decade, and I love – no, I love – a live blog to take you through them all.
Grab a cool drink, sit back and let business wash over you like a refreshing, calm river (but obviously only spend on the things you truth we want – we don’t want people to overspend or get buyers’ remorse here.