Spring is well and truly in the air, signalling not just longer, brighter days, but also a slew of sales from many of our favourite brands and retailers.
To help you on your mission to bag a bargain, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the top discounts worth shopping across the flash sale event. Be quick because these are only available for a limited time.
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Apple AirPods pro: Was £249, now £196.99, Very.co.uk
Coming in at less than £200, this is a competitive price for a brand that is not renowned for its discounts. As a market leader, these headphones received high praise in our review of the best wireless earbuds.
David Phelan, The Independent’s technology critic, wrote: “Apple’s deluxe earbuds offer the best noise-cancelling of any in-ear headphones. They fit the ears perfectly, with a near-spherical part nestling in the ear comfortably and securely.”
“Transparency mode lets you easily turn off noise-cancelling while the microphone boosts the outside world so you can hear what somebody’s saying to you,” he added.
“More features are coming this autumn with the next Apple software update, including spatial audio for surround-sound effects. Even without these, AirPods pro are very hard to beat.” With such rave reviews, we’d recommend snapping these up fast before they sell out.
Samsung QE55Q80T 55in, QLED, 4K ultra HD smart TV: Was £1,199, now £879, Very.co.uk
This is a QLED TV, a technology developed by Samsung – in essence, it means the LCD screen and LED backlight work to deliver a clearer and more precisely defined picture. As a smart TV, you can enjoy apps and mobile content, plus the built-in gaming mode means the picture and sound adapts as fast as you play. If you need more persuading, Samsung featured in our guide to the best 4K TVs, so you know it’s a brand you can trust.
Kenwood KMX754BK kMix stand mixer: Was £429.99, now £279.99, Very.co.uk
If the latest series of celebrity Bake Off has left you feeling inspired, give yourself a helping hand in the kitchen with this stand mixer. Boasting six different speed settings and a unique fold function that carefully layers ingredients, you’ll be a star baker in no time. With a £150 saving, you simply can’t go wrong. For more inspiration, read our review of the best stand mixers for every budget.
Apple iPhone 12, 128GB: Was £849, now £774, Very.co.uk
With another stellar discount on a top-end brand, Very is leading the way in its spring sale. If you’re looking to upgrade your mobile phone, this is the deal to do it with.
Receiving high praise when David Phelan, The Independent’s technology critic, compared the Apple iPhone 12 with the Samsung Galaxy S21, he noted that “the design, performance and build quality make the Apple iPhone 12 the better buy”. Boasting a high-resolution display, the iPhone features two rear cameras, which are “great for landscapes or striking full-length portraits”, noted Phelan. For more discounts on top models, read our guide to the best phone deals.
Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones: £330, now £235, Very.co.uk
Another whopping deal on a high-quality piece of tech, these featured in our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones, with Phelan noting that they “sound amazing and have a lively, effective noise cancellation that’s inviting and attractive”. With 30 hours of battery life, these will be ideal for travelling (when that’s back on the cards).
Shark anti hair wrap upright vacuum cleaner NZ801UKT: Was £349.99, now £199, Very.co.uk
A leading brand when it comes to household appliances, Shark is a firm favourite with both Mrs Hinch (the queen of clean) and us here at IndyBest, with the brand featuring in our reviews of the best pet, bagless, cordless and upright vacuum cleaners.
This particular model landed a spot in our guide to the best pet vacuum cleaners, with our writer noting that it's a “versatile machine with some nifty pet-related tricks up its sleeve”, such as a soft roller that works in conjunction with the anti-hair-wrap brush to catch longer hairs.
Plus, with a simple flick of a switch, you can select whether you’re cleaning hard floor or carpet, with the brushes “running faster to cope with the latter”. Heralded as a hero device, this vacuum really is a no-brainer for pet owners. But you’ll have to act fast – we predict a sell-out.
GoPro hero8: Was £379.99, now £279.99, Very.co.uk
With holidaying in the UK back on the cards, this camera is a great option if you want to document family adventures (for more of our staycation essentials, read our guide to the products the IndyBest team can’t travel without). As action cameras go, GoPro is the leading brand on the market. The hero8 is waterproof to 10m, records in 4k and has fantastic stabilisation. With a whopping £100 off, this model will make sure you can cherish your memories forever.
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