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Amazon Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?

Prime Day Deals 2021

With the Prime Day 2021 date confirmed as June 21 and June 22, we can now start turning our attention toward what to expect from the shopping event when it kicks off on Monday. Here, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Prime Day 2021 and the Amazon Prime Day deals that will come with it. It’s time to get excited.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Amazon has confirmed that Prime Day will take place on June 21 and June 22, instead of the usual July — though last year the event was delayed until October due to distribution issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was worth the wait, though: Shoppers had more discounts than ever before to choose from, netting $3.24 billion in sales, saving customers more than $1.4 billion.

Today’s Best Prime Day Deals 2021

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Apple iPad 10.2 (32GB, Wi-Fi)

$299 $329
Score the 2020 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is a superb value and the one we recommend for most users.
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Free $10 Credit to spend on Prime Day

FREE $10 CREDIT

From now through Prime Day, Amazon is awarding all Prime subscribers who spend on items sold by select small businesses $10 credit to spend during the two-day shopping event.
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Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS)

$350 $399
The Apple Watch Series 6 is the latest in Apple's smartphone lineup, featuring advanced fitness tracking, sleep monitoring, and a heart rate and blood oxygen monitor to boot
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Instant Pot Duo Mini (3-Quart)

$69 $100
No kitchen is complete without an Instant Pot, and this one has all the bells and whistles, including slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and saute functions.
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4-Month Amazon Music Unlimited Subscription

FREE

Amazon is offering all Prime subscribers four months of Amazon Music Unlimited, its rival to Apple Music and Spotify Premium, for free ahead of Prime Day 2021.
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Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case

$160 $200
With noise cancellation, water resistance, and interchangeable eartips for a more comfortable fit, the AirPods Pro are the most advanced AirPods in Apple's stable -- a must-have for fitness fanatics.

Prime Day Headphone Deals

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Beats By Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro - Lava Red

$160 $250
With massive bass performance, nine hours of battery life, hands-free Siri access and plenty of sweat-resistance, these true wireless earbuds are the perfect workout companion.
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS
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Sennheiser Momentum 2

$250 $300
We'll cut to the chase: The Sennheiser Momentum are some of the best-sounding true wireless earbuds on the market. The one downside? They only have a four-hour battery life.
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Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case

$160 $200
With noise cancellation, water resistance, and interchangeable eartips for a more comfortable fit, the AirPods Pro are the most advanced AirPods in Apple's stable -- a must-have for fitness fanatics.
NOISE-CANCELING | WIRELESS HEADPHONE
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Beats Studio 3 Wireless

$210 $350
The Beats Studio3 Wireless are a fantastic set of noise-canceling headphones for a number of reasons: They’re comfortable, well-built, and their bass-y sound makes them perfect for hip-hop fans.
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Apple AirPods Max Headphones

$499 $549
With their exquisite build quality and super sound, the new AirPods Max over-ear wireless headphones are made for true audiophiles (and true Apple fans).
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JLab JBuds Air Icon True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

$42 $60
Six hours of battery life and gym-proof water resistance make the JBuds Air Icon True Wireless a great audio companion. At this price, they're a steal.

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Prime Day Laptop Deals

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HP Spectre x360 2-1 Laptop (11th Gen Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$900 $1,050
Featuring a compact build and an incredible battery life (up to 22 hours), the HP Spectre x360 makes an amazing machine for on-the-go productivity. Its slim, sleek, and packed with functionality.
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Dell XPS 17 Laptop (Core i7, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,750 $2,000
When dealing with heavy-duty office work, the XPS 17 laptop is more than ready with the demand thanks to its high-performance processor and impressive GPU power that cuts down on work-disrupting lag.
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New Vostro 15 5510 Laptop (Core i7, GeForce MX450 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$1,049 $1,499
A laptop that occupies too much space in your bag can be a hassle. This unit boasts 0.55" to 0.63"-thin build, which means can carry it to work and anywhere with ease.
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LG Gram Laptop (17-inch, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

$1,555 $1,850
Work like a true power executive wherever you want with the LG Gram laptop, raising the bar for work laptops everywhere with its Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and its 1TB SSD.
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Dell Vostro 15 7500 Laptop (Core i7, GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$1,129 $2,070
Powerful processing, fast charging, and sizable storage and memory are all you need in a laptop, and the Vostro 15 offers just that and more.
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Dell Inspiron 14 7000 2-in-1 Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

$550 $810
Get your productive spirit on whenever you work with the Inspiron 14 7000 laptop, with its versatile 2-in-1 design, perfect 14-inch size, and great all-day performance.

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Prime Day Phone Deals

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OnePlus 8T (Unlocked)

$500 $750
OnePlus 8T, a 5G-capable mobile, is one of the best values on the Android market today, sporting flagship quality and features for a sub-flagship price.
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OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB Storage, Unlocked)

$900 $999
The OnePlus 8 Pro is one of our favorite OnePlus phones. It holds its own with the iPhone 12 and Galaxy S20 with its world-class display and buttery smooth performance — and it's cheaper.
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Microsoft Surface Duo 128GB (GSM Unlocked)

$691 $1,400
Half phone, half tablet, the unique Surface Duo is a versatile device that can handle all your daily mobile tech needs.
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OnePlus Nord N10 5G

$288 $600
Grab the new OnePlus Nord N10 5G smartphone and score a free case or screen protector (your pick) to sweeten the deal.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Unlocked)

$1,000 $1,200
Live life in the lap of luxury with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which delivers superb performance and boasts a world-class 8K camera. Its 1440p screen lets you enjoy videos and play games in crisp Quad HD.
WITH ACTIVATION
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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (Sprint)

$300 $500
Thanks to its AMOLED+ screen, the A71 has a bigger and brighter display that lets you watch media and take photos and videos clearly. And with a 64MP main camera, you can capture moments in hi-res.

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Prime Day Projectors Deals

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PVO portable mini projector

$70 $100
This mini projector is ideal for children's rooms, being small and easy to store away while also offering the ability to project videos and games with support for Full HD.
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CiBest mini projector

$65 $80
This projector is bright enough for viewing even during the day and is portable, so you can carry it with you on the go. It supports a resolution of 1080p and can be hooked up to a range of devices.
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Anker Nebula Capsule

$299
The Anker Nebula Capsule is about seeing the bigger picture when it comes to entertainment and productivity wherever you are. You can control it through the app and count on limitless compatibility.
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BenQ MH733 1080P Business Projector

$849
The BenQ MH733 is perfect for business use. It offers a range of presentation solutions thanks to its wireless and network projection as well as its QCast app and USB reader compatibility,
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DR. J Professional HI-04 Mini Projector

$99
This handy 1080p portable projector even comes with a 100-inch projector screen included so you can watch and share movies on the go easily. It supports HDMI inputs and has built-in speakers too.
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YABER V6 Full HD Projector

$290 $530
With high contrast, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, native resolution of Full HD, and support for up to 4K, this projector is ideal for occasional movie nights or a night in front of the Xbox.

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Prime Day Tablet Deals

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Apple iPad 10.2 (32GB, Wi-Fi)

$299 $329
Score the 2020 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is a superb value and the one we recommend for most users.
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Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 64GB, Latest Model)

$550 $599
The new iPad Air is the iPad to buy, with all the power and good looks of its more powerful cousins but without the high price tag. It's even cheaper thanks to this discount from Amazon.
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Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB, 2020)

$395 $429
With a 10.2-inch Retina display, 128GB storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, an 8MP back camera, and FaceTime HD front camera, this 2020 iPad has everything you need.
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Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$369 $399
A gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina touchscreen makes the iPad Mini a perfect travel-friendly alternative to the larger iPads, and this model supports the Apple Pencil stylus as well.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-Inch) + with S Pen - 512 GB - Wi-Fi

$900 $1,030
With specs (and storage) like this, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is a serious tablet for mobile tech enthusiasts who don't want to shell out for an iPad Pro.
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Kano PC 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop & Tablet (4GB Memory - 64GB Storage)

$170 $300
The Kano 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid is one of the cheapest Windows PCs you can buy right now and would be the perfect first machine for a young techie.

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What Amazon Prime Day deals can we expect?

Nothing is off the cards when it comes to Amazon Prime Day deals, with everything from Fire TV Sticks and Keurigs to MacBooks and even 8K TVs on sale for a fraction of their usual cost at earlier installments of the digital shopping bonanza. In short: If you have your eye on something and you can buy it online, chances are it will be cheaper on Prime Day 2021.

Of course, some hardware is treated to larger reductions than others. Amazon’s own products, for example, are often some of the most discounted — with the Fire TV Stick often going for half-off. Other must-have products like the Amazon Echo and Amazon Kindle also receive a huge blow with the price-cutting sword, as are digital subscriptions like Twitch Prime.

With so many retailers now participating in Prime Day, it’s tough to predict exactly what will be on offer. Although, if the Prime Day deals of yesteryear are anything to go by, it’s fair to say if you’re on the hunt for something electronic, it will be discounted on Prime Day 2021 (if Amazon doesn’t stock it, you should be able to find it on sale at a different merchant, like Target).

Are any Amazon Prime Day deals too good to be true?

For every good deal out there on Prime Day, there are a dozen bad. That’s why it’s important to not only consult an impartial source of buying advice to find out whether the offer you’re looking at is really worth your hard-earned cash, but also to have an understanding of the tricks retailers use to dupe customers into thinking they’re looking at the deal of the decade.

Most merchants treat Prime Day as a chance to offload stagnant stock, so most of the discounts you’ll find will be on aging models that people aren’t interested in anymore — and they use some immoral methods to flog them. For instance, you may find an HDTV reduced to a rock-bottom price, yet nowhere on the top half of the page does it state that it’s only 720p HD.

So, what’s the issue? Well, the retailers aren’t technically at fault here. They disclose all the information they’re required to. But they bury it to fool bargain-hunting customers into taking advantage of an offer without doing their homework. Our point? If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is — even on Prime Day. There’s no harm in doing a little bit of research.

Even if you just take to Google to make sure it has the one feature you have your heart set on, you will at least avoid some disappointment when it arrives. We have some better advice, though: Search for the best Prime Day deals right here at Digital Trends, where our experts separate the wheat from the chaff, then detail everything you need to know about each product.

What items are on sale on Amazon Prime Day?

Honestly, everything. Typically, there are big savings on everything from laptops, TVs, kitchen appliances, home and office equipment, right down to fashion, books, DVDs and Blu-rays, as well as gaming items. There’s not really anything that isn’t on sale at some point during Prime Day. Whether you need a fitness wearable or the latest iPad, there’s usually a discount during Prime Day.

One thing to bear in mind is that Amazon loves to heavily discount its own products during this time. That means it’s usually very likely that you’ll see big price cuts on Amazon Kindles, Amazon Alexa smart speakers, along with other products owned by Amazon such as Ring smart video doorbells. Sometimes, there are discounts on Amazon gift cards too, which can be useful for giving as presents.

Do other retailers offer Amazon Prime Day deals?

Not officially, no. As Amazon.com is the only Amazon store, it’s the only official place to take part in Prime Day. However, other major retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Best Buy often use the two-day event to also provide deals to customers. In 2020, Walmart’s Big Save Event actually lasted a day longer than Prime Day meaning you could enjoy discounts for a little longer than usual.

And guess what? Walmart has confirmed that will be the case this year too. On June 15, the retailer updated its website to reveal that its so-called ‘Deals for Days’ shopping event will start on June 20 and run through June 23.  So it’s safe to say that this is unofficially a Walmart Prime Day sale and we can expect to see some incredible deals that rival what Amazon brings to the table.

Is Amazon Prime Day better for deals than Black Friday?

Yes and no. When it comes to Amazon products, you can’t really beat Prime Day for the biggest discounts. However, as Black Friday doesn’t apply to any one store, it can be a better sales season as retailers are all keen to provide the best sales and deals. Both sales seasons are worth checking out and much of when to buy comes down to when you actually need the product.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

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