The annual Amazon Prime Day sale is just over the horizon, promising giant discounts on everything from smart home tech to robot vacuum cleaners.
Amazon has just announced the official dates for the two-day Prime Day sales bonanza, which will take place between 11 and 12 July, and the company has already added a slate of early deals on its website.
Like we do every year, our team of IndyBest experts will be on hand to help you sift through the torrent of offers to bring you the tech discounts that are actually worth opening your wallet for.
Whether you’re shopping for a new TV or a pair of headphones, we’re here to spot a good discount from a mile off, saving you time and hard-earned cash.
To find out the best early Prime Day deals on tech and how you can get prepared, keep reading.
Best early Amazon Prime Day tech deals 2023
Not one to wait around, the Pixel Watch has dipped to its lowest ever price ahead of the Prime Day sale. Google’s first true wearable, it’s the natural choice of smartwatch for Pixel owners. Our Pixel Watch review praised its style and functionality, calling it “an excellent Android smartwatch with health tracking powered by Fitbit – the best fitness-tracking platform for most users – and it looks sleek and stylish on the wrist”. The watch has improved even more since launching: a recent feature update added SpO2 tracking for better sleep-quality measurements.
Sony’s flagship headphones boast the best noise-cancelling of any we’ve tested, and this 14 per cent discount on the cans is great value. They feature in our round-up of the best wireless headphones, where we said “whether it’s orchestral music, rap, podcasts or your favourite pop tracks, the WH-1000XM5 handle it all with poise and gumption – they never miss a beat”.
Here’s a 34 per cent discount on what’s already one of the best-value tablets you can buy. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 has a bright 10.5in touchscreen display, 32GB of data storage, and is ideal for entertaining kids and grown-ups alike.
Dell S2421H 24in monitor: Was £149.99, now £119.99, Amazon.co.uk
Tired of working on your laptop screen? It might be time to upgrade your home office with a decent monitor. This 24in model from Dell offers a 1080p display and thin bezels, with two HDMI ports for connecting multiple devices. While the built-in speakers aren’t great for music, they’re adequate for video conferencing and save you having to buy a dedicated pair of desktop speakers.
Eufy RoboVac 30C robot vacuum cleaner: Was £209.99, now £159.99, Amazon.co.uk
We featured the hybrid version of the Eufy RoboVac 30C in our round-up of the best robot vacuum cleaners, and while this model doesn’t feature a mopping function it’s still a bargain at £159.99. It comes with magnetic strips, which tell the robot where it can and can’t go, but otherwise it’s capable of safely navigating around your home using its on-board sensors. Great at picking up pet-hair and other household mess, the 30C’s suction power is solid, and the accompanying app keeps you informed about what it’s up to.
Oral-B Pro 3 electric toothbrush with 4 brush heads: Was £119.49, now £56.45, Amazon.co.uk
Taking top spot in our round-up of the best electric toothbrushes, the Oral-B Pro 3 is a great all-rounder that doesn’t cost the earth and isn’t expensive to buy new brush heads for, two factors we think are more important than fancy brushing apps. Ahead of Prime Day, there’s an Oral-B Pro 3 bundle including a travel case and four extra brush heads.
Hiluckey Solar Charger: Was £49.99, now £36.99, Amazon.co.uk
Planning on heading to Glastonbury? Don’t leave home without a beefy and rugged portable charger to keep your phone juiced up. This model is discounted to £36.99 and can charge up to four devices simultaneously, so you’ll be the most popular person in your tent. It supports wireless charging, and can even top up its own battery (albeit slowly) thanks to its integrated solar panel.
Been looking for a robot vacuum cleaner? The all-singing, all-dancing, all-mopping Roomba j7+ took the top spot in our review of the best robot vacuums, and is an IndyBest favourite. If the steep price was putting you off (we can’t blame you), Amazon has knocked off a tidy £150 in this early Prime Day deal.
Garmin Venu Sq smartwatch: Was £179.99, now £109.99, Amazon.co.uk
Garmin’s sleek Venu Sq smartwatch was already great value, offering up a a bright colour display and optional always-on mode for less than £200, but now it’s even cheaper, thanks to Amazon’s early Prime Day discount. There are more than 20 pre-loaded sport apps to track your activity, including running and golf, and you can monitor your health and wellbeing right from your wrist. Notifications are supported too, so you can see all your calls, texts and social media nudges on your wrist.
Amazon Music Prime Day deal
Prime Day isn’t just about deals on TVs, laptops, tech, Apple products and mattresses because the online giant is also offering four months of Amazon Music for free. From access to ad-free podcasts to thousands of songs and albums from your favourite artists, the membership allows you to listen to Amazon Music offline with unlimited skips. The deal is exclusive to Prime subscribers only and is available until 20 July. After your four month trial, Amazon Music will cost just £8.99.
Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day tech deals?
Yes, you do. Only Amazon Prime members can access the Amazon Prime Day discounts, so it’s worth signing up in advance of the sale to take advantage of the early deals and offers during the event itself.
An Amazon Prime membership costs £8.99 a month, and unlocks free deliveries, access to Prime Video and other bonuses not available to regular shoppers. Signing up is easy, just pop over to the Amazon Prime sign-up page and enter your details.
You can also sign up for a 30-day free trial ahead of Amazon Prime Day, then cancel your membership if Prime isn’t right for you.
What to expect from Prime Day tech deals in 2023
Technology and gadgets are among the most popular items during Amazon Prime Day, so we’re expecting big savings on some of the best headphones, wearables, mobile phones, speakers, toothbrushes and tablets.
In particular, we’ve spotted the price of some of the best earphones of 2023 dropping in price over the last few months. Expect to see the lowest price yet on the noise-cancelling Sony WF-1000XM4 earphones, which were awarded Best Buy status in our round-up of the best wireless earbuds.
Also look out for big savings on Android phones such as the Google Pixel 7. The Google Pixel 8 is expected to be announced later this year, so discounts on the current version could be a highlight of this year’s Amazon Prime Day sale.
How to get the best Amazon Prime Day tech deals
Amazon Prime Day tech deals start popping up well in advance of the official sale dates, so bookmark this page and check back in with us to stay on top of the best tech deals as they appear. We’ll be regularly updating all of our Prime Day 2023 guides with the latest discounts on everything from portable air conditioners to electric toothbrushes.
We also track the historic prices of all of the top tech and gadgets on Amazon, and we test everything we recommend, so we’re able to filter out the bogus deals and bring you the offers that are genuinely worth your time and money. Stick with us during the event to spot the biggest discounts on the best gadgets.
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