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Ari Altman

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Amazon Prime Day - July 11, 2017
« on: July 10, 2017, 08:13:01 PM »
Amazon's holding its "Summer Black Friday" July 11, and while the very best discounts are to be found on Amazon-branded products, there a few others worth going for. Remember, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to get these!

First up, here are the amazing deals on Amazon's own products:

(1) Amazon Echo ($90, regularly $180) - this is by far the best deal going for Prime Day. We've tested every Smart Home speaker out there, and this is easily the best - far better than the Google Home that goes for $130, or the Amazon Tap that also goes for $130. And at this price, it's simply a must-have.

(2) The Echo Dot ($35, down from the regular price of $50) - this is a very good entry-level Smart Home device. We have a bunch, and recommend them to all our friends and family members. While not a great music player due to the low-fidelity speaker, it's a perfect low-cost personal assistant, and can pair with Bluetooth speakers to take the music quality up a few notches.

(3) Amazon Element 55" 4K HDTV ($400, regularly $650) - seriously, if you don't have a 4K TV yet, do yourself a favor and pick up this awesome deal!

And now, for the other products worth buying:

Computers

(1) Acer Predator Helios Laptop ($900, regularly $1,100) - If you're looking for a portable gaming system at a great price, this is it. Equipped with a blazing-fast Core i7-7700HQ quad-core CPU and a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB video card, this is the real deal. And because it has 16GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive, it will be ultra-responsive all the time, not just in games.

(2) Asus G20 Gaming Desktop ($1749, regularly $2000) - whoa, are you serious! This thing is amazingly powerful, offering a Core i7-6700 processor, a GeForce GTX 1080 8GB video card, 16GB of RAM, a huge 512GB SSD, plus a 1TB hard drive. And it's just awesomely compact!

(3) Asus Zenbook ($630, regularly $700) - the Zenbook is already the obvious choice among thin-and-lights, which is why it's a mainstay in our Laptop Buyer's Guide, and at the sale price, it's a fantastic bargain.

Peripherals and PC Components

(1) Symphonized Headphones ($15, regularly $25) - these are in our Speaker/Headset Buyer's Guide for a reason: they sound great! Honestly, at $25, they were already a good deal, and at $15, they are a serious steal - no wonder they've almost entirely sold out before we even get to the official July 11th Prime Day!

(2) HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset ($90, regularly $120) - this is a high-end headset at a mid-range price, at least for today. We've never this product drop below its MSRP, so $30 off is a serious discount.

(3) HyperX Alloy FPS MX Blue Mechanical Keyboard ($70, regularly $100) - if you've always wanted to try a serious gaming keyboard but haven't been willing to pay top dollar, grab this Cherry MX-equipped board at a big discount!

(4) Corsair Glaive Gaming Mouse ($55, regularly $70) - just in case you thought Prime Day was all about clearing out old stock, here's proof that it's not: Corsair's brand-new high-end gaming mouse is on sale for the first time ever!

(5) Corsair Hydro H100i v2 Liquid Cooler ($85, regularly $110) - this is the one we use in our high-end eight-core PC Build!

(6) TP-Link Archer AC1900 Wireless Router ($80, regularly $110) - we've tested this one, and it can keep up with routers costing $150 or more!

Home Tech

(1) Schlage Connect Deadbolt ($143, regularly $179) - this is by far the best Smart Home deadbolt on the market. Yes, we know the August Lock is on sale too. Don't bother - it doesn't even come close to the Schlage in terms of functionality.

(2) Kalamera Wine Cooler ($384, regularly $600) - we have a larger model, and it's not just an appliance - it looks great too!

(3) Fisher-Price PowerWheels Dune Racer ($200, regularly $290) - kids + powerwheelsl = tons of fun!
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