October 13 and 14 mark the long-awaited arrival of Amazon Prime Day 2020. This two-day sales extravaganza offers unbeatable deals on technology, home goods, games, DVDs, and even the most popular Amazon smart devices. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this year's Prime Day - plus an early look at some of the deals which are coming up, plus some which are already available!
What is Amazon Prime Day?
First held in 2015, Amazon Prime Day is an annual sales event which offers discounts on hundreds of thousands of items sold on Amazon. Originally planned to occur in July, this year's Prime Day was delayed to October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Don't worry, though - to make up for it, this year's not-so-accurately named Prime Day will in fact consist of TWO DAYS of amazing sales!
Amazon Prime Day 2020 will begin at midnight PT (3AM ET) on Tuesday, October 13 and will continue until the end of the day on Wednesday, October 14. During these two days, some items will remain on sale during the entire period while others will be available for only a limited amount of time. Make sure to keep checking Amazon - or the Amazon app, if you're out and about - for "Lightning Sales" and "Flash Deals" happening throughout the Prime Day festivities.
Do You Need to Be an Amazon Prime Member?
Yes, you need to have an Amazon Prime membership in order to participate in the exciting deals offered during the Prime Day celebrations. You can sign up on Amazon's Web site in just a few simple steps. There are tons of plan options, including access to amazingly convenient services such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Gaming with Prime, and more. Plus, if you're not quite sure you're ready to commit to a subscription, you can start with a 30 day completely FREE trial!
Get Started With Prime Day Deals
Although Prime Day doesn't officially start until tomorrow, a couple great deals have already started to appear. Here's just a few must-buy items you can snag to get a head start on your savings-filled shopping!
Amazon Echo 4th Generation
The brand new Amazon Echo generation offers the latest and greatest in smart house technology. Install super-convenient Echo Dot speakers to bring Alexa to any room of your house. Play music, set timers, communicate with your family and more with Echo 4th Generation. Control your environment from temperature to light level to your choice of music. Plus, don't forget to ask Alexa about all the exciting games she can play - she's even got Skyrim!
All New 8th Generation iPad
The latest iPad is made for the busy go-getter, featuring an unprecedented 10 hours of battery life paired with a a state-of-the-art bionic chip with neural engine and swift, reliable WiFi optimization. It's compatible with the Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and a number of other super convenient, life-improving devices. Features both rear and front camera settings for those all-day Zoom meetings. Available in three stunning colors: gold, silver and the out-of-this-world Space Gray!
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop
This stylish gaming-optimized laptop features a powerful 9th generation core processor featured with unparalleled Nvidia GeForce graphics - perfect for smoothly playing even the most advanced and high-definition of modern games. The build-in Acer CoolBoost system will keep your laptop from heating up even if you're gaming all day long. Plus, you'll look sharp and slick with a backlit screen and keyboard in a black and red color scheme. Don't forget that it comes with Alexa!
Razer Blade Stealth Gaming Laptop
If you're looking for a small laptop perfect for on-the-go gaming, then the Razer Blade Stealth model is right for you. This lightweight laptop features Nvidia GeForce graphics, an Intel 7th generation processor, a 120 HZ HD display, and 16GB dual-channel memory, all packed within the smallest and most convenient packaging. This durable aluminum laptop also features a Chroma Keyboard with RGB lighting and millions of color options, plus a precision touchpad for all your on-the-go needs.
55-Inch LG Nanocell TV
At almost 50% off, this 55-inch Nanocell HD TV is one of the best Prime Day deals available so far. Featuring full SmartTV options, this TV comes with Alexa and Google Assistant at no additional cost. Plus, it displays images in stunning, crisp, crystal-clear 4k resolution - from your favorite movies to your favorite games, everything will look better on a Nanocell TV. Plus, AirPlay functionality allows you to connect your iPod or laptop to your TV to stream wherever you want, whenever you want!
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
These high-performing wireless headphones feature active noise cancelling (ANC) technology, blocking out all external sounds and allowing you to get totally lost in the game, movie or show of your choice. Bluetooth technology allows you to use these wireless headphones at a longer-than-ever range without any difficulty or loss in sound quality. Beats Solo Pro headphones are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The Prime Day deal is available for the Dark Blue, Light Blue and Red colors.
Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition
This high-demand item is back in stock once again - but only for the Prime Day celebrations, so grab yours soon! This special Nintendo Switch console features an adorable pastel blue and green design with images of Animal Crossing: New Horizons characters Tom Nook and his adorable twin nephews Timmy and Tommy. It also comes with blue and green JoyCon controllers. Show off your Animal Crossing love while playing all of your favorite Switch titles!
Razer Mamba Elite Wired Gaming Mouse
Level up your gaming skills with the most stylish looking mouse in the game - pun fully intended! This wired gaming mouse from Razer features a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, RGB lighting with millions of color options, and 9 programmable buttons so you can customize your gaming experience to your own perfect settings. Durable switches support up to 50 million clicks - even the most avid gamers will be satisfied for years to come!
NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router
Every good gamer needs fast WiFi - and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router offers blazing speeds like never before. Experience speeds of up to 2.6 Gbps with this AC2600 dual-band router. Bypass congestion and lag so that your gaming sessions will always be top priority on the network. Optimized for low ping even on the fastest-paced of modern games. This router also features four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports so that wired connections will be just as fast and lag-free.
Sengled RGB Color-Changing Smart Lightbulb
Want your entire house to be decked out in color changing RGB lights - just like your gaming setup? Now, you can, with these high tech Sengled smart bulbs offering millions of colors options. These bulbs are compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, meaning that you can control the colors and brightness of your setup using only your voice. Choose between Wake Up & Sleep modes which cause the bulbs to gradually brighten in the morning and dim at night when you get ready to sleep.