As expected, the sun has set on Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale, along with the litany of counter sales taking place elsewhere. Despite this, however, there are still plenty of solid deals to check out at Amazon and Best Buy, many of them holdouts from earlier in the week. Some of these products may not be available at the lowest prices ever, but they’re still worth checking out if you missed them earlier this week.
Google recently released the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Probut you can still pick up an unlocked, 128GB Pixel 6 in black from Amazon and Best Buy at $399, just $20 shy of its Prime Day price. Unlike the Pixel 6A, it has a 90Hz refresh rate and better rear cameras, along with a vibrant 6.4-inch OLED display. It was an impressive phone for $599 thanks to its great performance and battery life, but today’s $200 discount makes it an even better option for anyone who needs a cheap phone that has a lot to offer. If you’re considering the newer Pixel 7 over the Pixel 6, know that the newer model has a slightly smaller screen, a few camera improvements, and Google’s second-generation Tensor CPU. Read our Pixel 6 review.
The latest Apple TV 4K dropped to $109.99 (about $70 off) in its 32GB configuration at Amazon and Best Buy. Apple’s future-proof streaming device provides access to all your favorite content, along with services such as Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness Plus. It also supports both Wi-Fi 6 and Thread, meaning it should be able to serve as a hub for newer smart home devices that support the standard.
As for other specs, the Apple TV 4K is equipped with Apple’s A12 Bionic processor, giving it faster performance compared to other streaming devices, including Roku’s streaming sticks. It can even connect to two sets of AirPods for private listening (without support for Apple’s immersive spatial audio feature). Read our review.
Razer’s Seiren Mini is a cute little microphone currently available at Amazon and Best Buy for $39.99 ($10 off) in pink or black. A compact and budget-friendly microphone, the capsule-shaped Seiren Mini has a supercardioid pickup pattern, meaning it has a very narrow focus, but shouldn’t pick up much ambient noise. The Mini also comes with its own shock-absorbing kickstand and boom arm adapter, giving you more flexibility with your setup whether you’re planning to stream or just chat via Zoom.
However, Amazon’s latest Echo Dot won’t ship until October 20 if you pre-order a bundle that includes an Eero Mesh Wifi Router, you can save $19 off the combined price of both items. We haven’t had a chance to test the latest generation of Amazon’s spherical automation hub – stay tuned for our review – but it looks remarkably similar to the previous model. This time, however, it has new tap gestures, more bass, and a built-in temperature sensor with Alexa integration.
Perhaps the most impressive addition to the latest Echo Dot is its ability to serve as a wireless extender for Eero Mesh Wifi systems, making it easy to fill in gaps in your WiFi coverage. This feature is also rolling out to older generations of the Dot via a future firmware update, but if you’re looking for a more seamless way to provide consistent wireless access throughout your home, this bundle is worth checking out.