Amazon may This week’s Prime Day sale grabbed all the headlines, but it wasn’t the only retailer taking part in the summer sale. We’ve found some of the best deals on TVs, headphones, home appliances, and more from Best Buy.
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Home Theater Deals
This streaming stick from Roku has always been one of our favorites, and now it’s cheaper than usual. It comes with a Roku Voice Remote so you can find your shows without a cumbersome on-screen keyboard, and the latest version (coming in 2021) supports Dolby Vision HDR.
Sony makes some of the best looking OLED TVs on the market, and this display is fantastic. At 48 inches, it’s not one of the largest, but it’s still suitable for a medium-sized living space. Its center stand makes it relatively easy to place; it supports both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision-type HDR; and it has a 120-Hz refresh rate, which is convenient for gamers.
We’re big fans of TCL’s 5-series and 6-series TVs. While the 4-Series used to be underpowered to earn our recommendation, recent models have begun to inherit the specs we’ve loved from previous generations. If you need a smaller TV (like a guest room), this 43-inch model is an excellent budget model.
Home and Kitchen Deals
The KitchenAid Pro 5 Stand Mixer needs no introduction. Still, this is one of the most versatile tools in your kitchen. Its prices tend to be sticky, so when we see it drop that much, we’ll notice.
The original Garmin Instinct has been surpassed by some newer models, but it’s still a solid choice if you’re looking for a GPS-enabled smartwatch with an array of sensors, mapping capabilities, and a rugged case.
The Dyson V11 (8/10, recommended by WIRED) exists in an odd place. While WIRED reviewer Adrienne So called it a “dream vacuum,” it’s been discontinued and replaced with updated options like the V15. This makes it a bit rare to find this vac on sale, usually the V11 and V15 are priced close enough that you might as well pay a little more for the V15. But at this discount, older models might be worth it.
This third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat is a slightly older model, but it performs surprisingly well, and we love it. It lets you control heat and air conditioning and easily set schedules from your phone (it can try to learn based on how you use it). It even reminds you when to change the filter.
Headphones and Camera Deals
In our opinion, the Apple Airpods Pro (8/10, recommended by WIRED) are the best earbuds for the iPhone. That’s important for some earbuds that offer great sound, best-in-class active noise cancellation, and instant pairing with iOS devices.
The (Apple-owned) Beats (8/10, WIRED recommended) Studio3 wireless earphones have been iconic for a few years now, and for good reason. They feature excellent noise cancellation, solid wireless range, and at least 20 hours of battery life per charge.
The Alpha a7 IV (9/10, recommended by WIRED) is the camera of choice for most of us. The Alpha a7 III may be a generation behind that option, but it still packs most of the same punch (as long as you don’t need the upgraded autofocus system), and it’s significantly less expensive than the a7 IV.