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Like the changing of the tides or the phases of the moon, Amazon Prime Day is one of life’s few certainties. The annual two-day shopping bonanza takes place on 12 and 13 July in 2022, with some early deals already trickling out.
Amazon is promising 50 per cent off top brands during the sale. As tech is always a particularly big hit on Amazon Prime Day, we expect to see huge savings on everything from TVs, laptops and smart watches to the latest phones, tablets, and those cute little robot vacuums that whizz around the place cheerfully sucking up dust.
As we do every year, our team of IndyBest experts will be on hand to filter through the deal-chaff and bring you the bargain-wheat. Whether you’re shopping for a new telly or a pair of headphones, we can spot a good discount on a laptop from a mile off, and sniff out those offers that look too good to be true. Take a look at our main Amazon Prime Day 2022 guide to stay on top of our coverage.
To find out more about what tech deals to expect on Amazon Prime Day as well as how to find the best early offers, keep on reading.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Earlier in June, Amazon confirmed its Prime Day event would be held on 12 and 13 July. This sees it move to a Tuesday and a Wednesday for the first time, as it usually always takes place over a Monday and a Tuesday. It is a 48 hour event starting at 00:01am on 12 Tuesday July and ending on 23:59pm on Wednesday 13 July. This is the earliest deals have ever dropped for the event, where in previous years, the early bird offers usually began around 10 days prior to the main event.
Early Amazon Prime Day tech deals have already started appearing from today. Keep reading to check out some of the best Prime Day discounts we’ve found already.
Amazon is also rumoured to be hosting a second Prime Day sales event later this year in October, so strap yourself in for potentially even more discounts in 2022.
The best early Prime Day deals 2022
SanDisk extreme pro 128GB microSDXC card: Was £56.99, now £21.99, Amazon.co.uk
Okay, so there’s nothing sexy about microSD cards, but everybody’s got to put their data somewhere. This 128GB storage expansion from industry-leader SanDisk has a whopping 61 per cent off in Amazon’s early Prime Day deals. If your phone, camera, tablet or laptop supports expandable microSD storage and you’re forever running out of space, grab these cheap gigs while you can.
Garmin approach S10 lightweight GPS golf watch: Was £139.99, now £104.49, Amazon.co.uk
Work on your game with this lightweight GPS golf watch from Garmin, which has 35 per cent off in the early Prime Day deals. The watch provides accurate location info to give you an overview of your round while you play, such as the distance to greens and hazards, and comes with 41,000 courses preloaded.
Huawei watch 3: Was £349.99, now £214.60, Amazon.co.uk
Got an Android phone and a hankering for the equivalent of an Apple Watch? You’ve got a few to choose from, including the Huawei watch 3, which featured in our round-up of the best smartwatches and now has 39 per cent off at Amazon’s Prime Day sale. Huawei’s range of wearables is enormous, and this fashion-first, mid-range device sits slap bang in between the fitness tracking Huawei watch fit 2 (£159.99, Amazon.co.uk) and luxury Huawei watch GT 3 pro (£291.52, Amazon.co.uk). It’s a great everyday Android watch, with a two-week battery life, mobile data, hands-free calling, and continuous health-tracking built in.
Amazfit bip U pro smart watch with Alexa built-in: Was £69, now £59, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re looking to pick up a fitness tracker this Prime Day, then budget brand Amazfit, who has been making waves in the smartwatch industry in recent years, has just discounted its bip U pro smartwatch by 40 per cent. The smartwatch boasts a GPS, more than 60 sports modes, built-in Alexa integration, a waterproofing casing that withstands depths up to 50m, a heart rate monitor, and plenty more. While we haven’t reviewed this one specifically, another Amazfit smartwatch made its way onto our round-up of the best fitness trackers.
Beurer TL41UK compact LED SAD lamp: Was £74.99, now £53.99, Amazon.co.uk
Turns out that seasonal-affective-disorder lamps – those blindingly bright white LED desk lamps that blast away your winter blues – aren’t in huge demand in July. That means you can pick up a great deal while the sun is shining, such as this 32 per cent discount on a 10,000 lux lamp from Beurer. When the long dark nights inevitably draw in, this simulated sunlight has been shown to regulate natural circadian rhythm and improve your mood. It’s also the strongest lamp Beurer makes.
Razer opus X wireless low latency headset: Was £99.99, now £36.30, Amazon.co.uk
Razer is the leading brand when it comes to competitive gaming and e-sports accessories, and as such its niche, high-end kit doesn’t come cheap. The Razer opus X is the company’s most affordable headset however, and incorporates the tech brand’s low-latency Bluetooth connection and active noise-cancellation technology into a pair of headphones costing less than £100. In Amazon’s early Prime Day sale, that price has dropped even further to an impossible-to-ignore £36.30. An early contender for the best Prime Day tech deal of 2022.
Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day tech deals?
Amazon Prime Day deals are only available to shoppers with an Amazon Prime membership. Prime costs £7.99 a month, or £79 if you sign up for a full year, and unlocks benefits such as free delivery and access to Amazon Prime TV and Music. To sign up, head over to the Amazon Prime landing page and enter your details.
If you don’t want to spend £7.99 per month to access Prime Day deals, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial and cancel it once the sale ends. This might seem a bit rude, but we’re sure Jeff Bezos won’t lose any sleep over it.
What to expect from Prime Day tech deals in 2022
Tech is the most popular category to shop on Amazon Prime Day, in particular televisions, AirPods, laptops, Amazon devices and (weirdly enough) robot vacuum cleaners. Last year, the iRobot Roomba 692 (£269, Amazon.co.uk) was Prime Day’s bestselling item.
This year, keep an eye out for the excellent LG OLED C1 (£1,099, Amazon.co.uk), which is already well-discounted at Amazon and Currys. We reckon Prime Day could see the 55in set fall even further, but keep in mind we saw the set priced at £899 as recently as early June.
Samsung also tends to drop a few surprise discounts on its previous generation Galaxy tab range, so we could see savings on the Galaxy tab S7 (£599.99, Amazon.co.uk). And with Google rumoured to be launching a Pixel watch in the coming weeks, Samsung might also be tempted to drop the price of the Galaxy watch 4 (£234.99, Amazon.co.uk) to compete.
Last year’s best tech deals in the UK
To get some idea of the kind of tech deals we can expect to see during Amazon Prime Day 2022, we can look back at the best deals of last year.
The 2021 sale saw the price of Apple’s premium in-ear wireless buds fall by £60. The rarely discounted AirPods pro (£184, Amazon.co.uk) are on sale right now but reached a low of £187.99 in last year’s Prime Day, so we’re interested to see how that price changes again in the lead up to July.
Similarly, Samsung’s stylish Galaxy buds+ (£99, Amazon.co.uk) enjoyed a hefty 63 per cent discount during the sale, plummeting in price from £159 to £59. The active noise-cancelling earbuds paired neatly with the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (£519, Amazon.co.uk), which also saw discounts of between £200 and £400 depending on the model.
The Google Pixel buds a-series (£99.99, Amazon.co.uk), could make an appearance at this year’s sale considering a pro model are on their way next month. They weren’t around last year, but offer an alternative to the more expensive Samsung and Apple rivals.
Amazon’s own gadgets are almost always included in the Prime Day sale, and 2021 was no exception. The Amazon Echo dot smart speaker (£39.99, Amazon.co.uk) features in our round-up of the best smart speakers and could be picked up with a 50 per cent discount on the day at £24.99.
Bookworms were also treated to savings on the entire Kindle range. Our favourite of the bunch is the Kindle paperwhite (£129.99, Amazon.co.uk), which came down in price by £40. In 2022 we’ll almost certainly see the star ereader make another appearance.
How to get the best tech deals this Prime Day
To know all about the best tech deals on Prime Day, bookmark this page and check back in with us as the first deals start appearing on 21 June. We’ll be regularly updating all of our Prime Day 2022 guides with the latest deals and insights into everything from Apple Watches and earbuds to air fryers and robot vacuum cleaners.
Our crack team of IndyBest shopping experts will also be running a liveblog during the event, to bring you up-to-the-second reporting on lightning deals and hot ticket items before they sell out.
We also advise adding any tech products you’re interested in to your Amazon wishlist today, and noting how their prices change in the run up to Prime Day. Plenty of high-end consumer electronics are perennially discounted, and briefly return to their full RRP before the sales event so they can masquerade as a good deal during Prime Day. It’s shocking that some of these brands can be so cynical, we know, but that’s the sad truth.
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