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Best Tech Deals for Prime Day 2020: Speakers, Headphones, TVs, and More

Amazon's deals bonanza is two days long this year, making sure you have plenty of time to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

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Amazon’s annual deals bonanza known as Amazon Prime Day is upon us — and it’s two days long this year, making sure you have plenty of time to get a head start on your holiday shopping. At IndieWire, we’ve parsed through the deals available on your favorite electronics, from comfortable headphones to Bluetooth speakers to TVs and soundbars, and pretty much anything else that will help you have the best movie- and TV-viewing experience possible. (Check out our list of the best TV and movie deals here.)

First, however, you need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. Not one yet? You can sign up here for a 30-day free trial, after which you’ll be charged $12.99 a month or $119 a year. Your membership gives you access to free two-day shipping (which makes the program so popular) as well as Prime Video, ad-free music streaming, unlimited photo storage, and unlimited reading. Students or those with a valid EBT/Medicaid card may be eligible for discounted memberships, too.

Check out our list of tech deals below, and check back periodically throughout October 13 and 14 as we add more deals.

Apple AirPods (Wired)

Price: $114.99 (from $159.99)

Held off on buying AirPods because of the price? This Prime Day deal brings the cost down to $115, a savings of $45 off the list price and one of the best discounts you’ll get. This model comes with a wired charging case, so if you want wireless charging you’ll be better off with this option (also on sale!). This model comes with up to five hours of listening time with one charge, and up to 24 hours with the charging case.

Apple AirPods (Wireless Charging Case)

Price: $149.98 (from $199)

This model is the same as the Wired model, except the charging case can be charged wirelessly as well. It has the same Siri capabilities, and pairs ultra fast with your iPhone for a seamless experience.

The Bose SoundLink Revolve

Price: $119 (From $199)

Get up to 40 percent off this portable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker with 360 degree wireless surround sound. A built-in mic means you can take clear calls during the 12 hours of play time you’ll get in each charge. Pair two SoundLink speakers together, or pair with other Bose smart devices to link the sounds in your whole house.

Samsung HW-R60C 3.1 Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

Price: $184.99 (from $256.28)

This soundbar allows you to hear voices clearly with a center channel dedicated to clear dialogue — you can thank its wireless subwoofer for that. Bluetooth connectivity means you can play music directly from your mobile device, and an optional Wireless Surround Kit makes it easy to expand your sound system. The device is optimized to work seamlessly with Samsung TVs, so if you are already a Samsung customer you can plug in the soundbar and it’ll be ready to go.

Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

Price: $21 (from $30)

The cheapest Roku option is even cheaper with this deal, which shaves $9 off the price of the Express model. The quick and easy setup means you plug the included HDMI cable into your TV, connect to your wifi, and you’re ready to stream your favorite entertainment. There’s no monthly fee and you get access to free TV on hundreds of channels, plus you can sign into your subscription services and view them via Roku’s convenient interface.

 

JBL TUNE 120TWS True Wireless in-Ear Headphone

Price: $39.95 (from $69.95)

You’ll get up to 60 percent off these JBL Bluetooth earbuds, which feature a 5.8mm driver that powers JBL Pure Bass sound. The integrated microphone and intuitive control means easy hands-free calls with conveniently placed buttons, and up to four hours’ charge from the earbuds themselves plus 12 more hours from the charging case mean you won’t have to worry about losing power (15 minutes in the charging case means an extra hour of charge).x

Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear

Price: $25.89 (from $36.99)

These over-ear headphones are on sale for up to 30 percent off. They passively isolate sound rather than use active noise cancellation technology, which means the battery will last longer (up to 20 hours of music/talking in a single charge, with a simple ten-minute charge providing two hours of play when the battery is low). Sound quality won’t suffer thanks to the included CSR chip and 40mm driver. A wired cable means you can use without power so they’ll never power off. Hands-free calling is only available in wireless mode, however.

120 inch Taotique 4K Movie Projector Screen

Price: $22.94 (from $29.99)

Need a screen to go with your new projector? This 120-inch one is foldable and portable, and its anti-crease construction means you’ll get a crisp image no matter where you set it up. It also includes all the necessary tools (hooks, ropes, stickers) for easy setup.

JBL Boombox – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $279.95 (from $400)

You’ll get a lot of power from this small package, with hard-hitting bass from the incorporated four active transducers and two JBL bass radiators. It’s IPX7 waterproof-rated, which means you can use for wild parties at the pool or beach, and the 24-hour battery charges in 6.5 hours (and charge out ports mean you can charge your external devices through the speaker).

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds

Price: $174.95 (from $249.95)

Get up to nine hours of listening time (upped to more than 24 hours with the charging case) with these adjustable, lightweight, water-resistant earbuds perfect for workouts. Each earbud comes with voice capability and auto play-pause, and is compatible with both iOS and Android. You can handle calls from either earbud, and a fast, five-minute charge gives you 1.5 hours of playback when the battery is low.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Price: $199 (from $299)

Get Bose quality at a great price with 33% off these noise-canceling headphones with dual microphone system and balanced audio. Easy Bluetooth pairing and personalized settings through the Bose App means you can concentrate on what you’re listening to — and the Bose augmented reality technology adds contextual audio based on where you are for a custom listening experience. The noise-canceling level is adjustable in the app, and you’ll get 20 hours of battery life, plus a cord for wired listening as well.

Sony Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Headphones

Price: $88 (from $198)

These comfortable noise-cancellng headphones are perfect for travel, especially considering quick charging gives you up to 35 hours of battery and the Dual Noise Sensor technology automatically adjusts to your environment. They’re smartphone compatible for easy hands-free calls (and you can use your preferred voice assistant), all via a USB C charger.

Sony WF-SP800N Truly Wireless Sports In-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones

Price: $148 (from $199)

Looking for a Sony product and want the earbud variety? Those are on sale too, with these cushioned, water-resistant exercise-friendly wireless Bluetooth earbuds. The noise-cancellation technology and extra bass mean you’ll get a full auditory experience, plus clear-sounding, hands-free calls thanks to the built-in microphone and easy-to-use touch sensor (that allows you to pause/play/skip tracks, activate voice assistant, and answer calls). The battery lasts for up to nine playtime hours/18 total hours with its charging carrying case, or up to 13 hours of playtime/26 total hours with the noise-canceling feature disabled.

AUKEY EP-T21 Wireless Earbuds

Price: $22.52

Listed at $49.99, these Bluetooth 5 headphones feature faster pairing, crisp audio, and one-step connection to your phone (after the first time, of course). Manage audio playback and calls with the touch panel and microphone on each earbud, and use as a pair or alone (like a Bluetooth headset). You’ll get five hours of playback on one charge, and the charging case will provide an additional six charges for a total of 35 hours of playtime. The earbuds come with charging case, micro-USB cable, and three pairs of ear tips.

LG 55SM8100AUA Alexa Built-in Nano 8 Series 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED NanoCell TV (2019)

Price: $499.99

Both Google Assistant and Alexa are already integrated into this smart TV thanks to the LG ThinQ AI technology. The LED TV backlight display means enhanced contrast and black levels with local dimming control, plus crisp and clear images with four times the resolution of regular 1080p HD. AirPlay 2 is built-in too, so you can cast from your Apple iPhone or laptop.

DJI Mavic Mini Combo – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV

Price: $399 (from $499)

This drone is so lightweight — at just about a half a pound — it’s almost the size of the average smartphone. And because of its small size, you don’t need to register it with the U.S. or Canadian government. It can get up to 30 minutes of flight on a fully charged battery to capture 12MP aerial photos, as well as 2.7K HD videos. A three-axis motorized gimbal means stable, ultra-smooth footage. With this package you’ll get your drone, remote control, three batteries, three spare propellors, two micro USB cables, a micro USB connector, a USB C connector, and a lightning connector, plus a pair of spare control sticks, spare screwdrivers, a propellor guard, two-way charging hub, and charger carrying bag.

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