Amazon can get all the headlines with its Prime Day sale this week, but it’s not the only retailer getting in on the summer sale action. We’ve found some of Best Buy’s best deals on TVs, headphones, smartphones, home appliances and more.
The WIRED Gear team tests products throughout the year. We manually sorted through hundreds of thousands of offers to make these picks.
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Before we move on to the other offers, this is worth knowing about. You can get a $15 Best Buy gift card when you buy from a small selection of other $100 gift cards, including Netflix, Instacart and Doordash. You won’t get a Best Buy card until you get another card, but some on the list support digital shipping, so you can order one, get a Best Buy card, and then put it toward some of these other deals.
Home theater deals
This Roku streaming stick has consistently been one of our favorites, and now it’s cheaper than ever. It comes with the Roku Voice Remote, so you can find your shows without using the annoying on-screen keyboard, and the latest version (released in 2021) supports Dolby Vision HDR.
We called the LG C1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) a game-changing TV, thanks to its superior contrast, 120Hz refresh rate at 4K, and minimal input lag, all of which make it great for both theater and cinema. playing. We usually see this set for around $900 on Amazon, but today it’s at an all-time low.
Sony makes some of the best-looking OLED TVs on the market, and this screen is excellent. At 48 inches, it’s not one of the largest, but it’s still good for medium-sized living spaces. Its central stand makes it relatively easy to set up; supports HDR 10 and Dolby Vision types of HDR; and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz which is convenient for gamers.
We love this soundbar because it doubles as a smart speaker. It comes with Alexa built-in, which means you can ask the voice assistant to play music or do anything you’d normally expect from an Amazon Echo. It also sounds great, with a subwoofer that delivers punchy bass.
We’re big fans of TCL’s 5- and 6-series TVs. While the 4-Series used to be a bit too powerful to merit our recommendations, newer models have started to inherit the specs we loved from previous generations. This 43-inch model is a great budget model or if you need a smaller TV for, say, the guest room.
Offers for home and kitchen
The KitchenAid Pro 5 Stand Mixer needs no introduction. However, this is one of the most versatile tools you can have in your kitchen. Its price tends to be pretty sticky, so when we see it drop this much, we’ll take notice.
The Nest Doorbell was almost our top pick for a video doorbell, but it fell to runner-up due to its price. With this contract, however, that is no longer a problem. This model has an easy-to-use mount and can last up to a month on a single charge.
This newer Nest Thermostat isn’t as smart as the older Nest Learning Thermostat. But it’s easier to install, you can create schedules and change the temperature through the app. It also uses your phone’s location to see if you’ve left the house and will adjust the temperature accordingly to save you energy.
The Dyson V11 (8/10, WIRED recommends) exists in a strange place. WIRED reviewer Adrienne So called it a “dream vacuum,” but it’s been discontinued in favor of newer options like the V15. That’s why it’s rare to find this vacuum on sale, and usually the V11 and V15 are close enough in price that you might as well pay a little extra to get the V15. But with this discount, the older model might be worth it.
This is still one of our favorite security cameras. You can use it indoors or outdoors, and this package comes with a total of three cameras, plus four rechargeable batteries, a charging station, anti-theft mounts, and a yard sign. The cameras themselves can record up to 2K resolution with HDR, but you can’t need to subscribe to the Arlo Secure plan ($3 per month for one camera), the subscription will add more useful features.
Deals on smartphones and wearables
Google’s latest flagship, the Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends) has one of the best phone cameras we’ve seen—including an impressive and welcome Real Tone feature that takes better pictures of people with darker skin. It’s been my daily driver since it came out, and now it’s even more cost effective than usual.
Samsung’s S22 line of phones (9/10, WIRED recommends) are some of the best Android phones you can buy, and this is the lowest price we’ve seen for the base model. It has a triple-camera system (although it lacks the 10x zoom of the Galaxy S22 Ultra), a gorgeous 6.1-inch AMOLED display, and Samsung has promised an incredible (for Android phones anyway) four years of Android upgrades and five years of security updates.
For slightly more than the S22, the S22+ (9/10, WIRED Recommends) includes a slightly larger 4,500mAh battery (vs. the S22’s 3,700mAh), supports faster charging, and has a larger 6.6-inch screen. If you like the S22 but want a better phone, this one is still relatively close in price.
The original Garmin Instinct has been outsold by some newer models, but at a discount, it’s still a good buy if you’re looking for a GPS smartwatch that’s packed with an array of sensors, mapping capabilities, and a rugged case.
Offer for headphones and cameras
Beats Beats (owned by Apple) Studio3 (8/10, WIRED recommends) have been iconic for several years, and for good reason. They have excellent noise cancellation, solid wireless range and at least 20 hours of battery life per charge.
We didn’t test Sony’s WH-XB910N, but its more expensive cousin, the WH-1000XM4 (9/10, WIRED recommends) earned our pick for best wireless headphones. If you’d rather save some money while still having some of the benefits of Sony’s headphone design, these might fit the bill.
The Alpha a7 IV (9/10, WIRED recommends) is our top camera pick for most people. The Alpha a7 III may be a generation behind that choice, but it still performs the same (as long as you don’t need the upgraded autofocus system), and it’s significantly cheaper than the a7 IV.
The Pixel Buds A-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite wireless earbuds for most people because you get IPX4 sweat resistance, pretty great sound, and a comfortable fit. They pair instantly with Android phones, but will also work well with iPhones. Five hours of listening is a bit much these days, and the case doesn’t support wireless charging, but this is still a pretty good price for a great product.