Amazon Prime Day has officially started and will end within 48 hours on July 13th. If you’re a fan of Google hardware, whether it’s Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats, or Chromecasts, there are plenty of tech gadgets on sale right now at rivetingly low prices. These are our favourites.
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Deals on phones, laptops and earphones
When looking for a new Android phone, most people should go for the Pixel 6. This is the lowest price we have ever tracked and is excellent value for money. You get a 90Hz AMOLED screen, wireless charging, the same powerful Tensor processor, and a great dual camera system. Check out our Pixel Phone guide for tips and accessory recommendations. It’s sold out on Amazon, but you can still buy it at retail price and Amazon will ship it when supplies return.
We like Google’s Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) because it has a spectacular camera system with a great 4x optical zoom, a sharp 120Hz screen refresh rate with an AMOLED panel, and lots of useful smart software features through the Tensor processor by Google. Oh, and a battery that generally lasts a full day. The phone had its fair share of bugs, but many of the issues have now been fixed. This offer is also available at Target. Just know that the Pixel 7 Pro will arrive towards the end of the year (and the Pixel 6A later this month).
If you can do all your work in the Chrome browser, a Chromebook might be all you need. This Pixelbook Go is showing its age, but it’s still one of our favorite Chromebooks and it runs flawlessly. The screen is crisp, the keyboard is nice and this Core i5 model is very powerful for most.
These are our favorite earbuds (8/10, Wired recommends) for most people, and at this price point, they’re even better value. You get instant pairing with many Android devices, great Google Assistant integration, IPX4 water resistance to protect against sweaty workouts, and a comfortable, ergonomic design. They sound pretty good too! The only downside is the 5-hour battery life, which is a bit low these days (although you can top it up a few times with the egg-shaped charging case). Unfortunately, there’s also no wireless charging on the case, so you’ll have to connect it via USB-C. This offer is also available at Target.
This is Google’s first-gen wireless charger – not the newer second-gen version (see below). It charges any device with wireless charging support, whether in landscape or portrait mode. Put a Pixel phone on it and you’ll get a few extra perks, including ambient lighting that mimics the sunrise, a digital photo frame feature, and quick access to smart home controls. For more options, check out our guide to the best wireless chargers.
The second generation Pixel Stand is a bit more limited. You get a similar system of benefits when pairing this phone with a Pixel phone, but any phone that supports wireless charging should charge with no problem. However, you can only charge your phone in portrait mode, not in landscape mode. The nice thing about the Pixel Stand and its predecessor is that they don’t have any annoying LEDs, so they’re perfect for the bedside table, and they hold your phone upright so you can easily read notifications.
Deals on doorbell and security cameras
There are only certain colors left in this deal. Nest’s video doorbell is our second pick, coming second to Arlos Essential simply because it’s more expensive. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen. It is easy to assemble and remove for charging (the battery lasts more than a month). The smart notifications that identify faces and packets are also accurate, but you’ll need a Nest Aware subscription ($6 a month). You can also find this offer at Best Buy.
Need an indoor security camera? This simple one looks sleek, mountable and has no battery meaning you have to plug it in. (On the plus side, you never have to charge it.) WIRED review editor Julian Chokkattu had one pointed at his front door for the past year and had good experiences with it, although a Nest Aware subscription will increase your video history. It’s also available from Target.
This security camera works the same as the indoor camera above, except that it is battery operated and can withstand rain, wind, and snow. It has a 130-degree field of view and 1080p video that, according to WIRED editor Adrienne So, showed a clear view of her driveway, front door, and even most of her front yard. After a little more than a month, the battery needs to be charged. There are some stock swings at Amazon, but you can find them at Target too.
If you’re planning on monitoring a dark and desolate area, this camera is functionally similar to the Nest Cam above, but it doesn’t run on a battery and has dual floodlights on either side. The lights can turn on automatically, e.g. B. when the camera detects movement. You can also set a schedule or use your voice to turn them on. A similar offer is also available at Target.
Smart speakers, displays and router deals
Just connect it to your TV and you get a slick Google TV interface with all your favorite apps including YouTube, Netflix and HBO. You can control the Chromecast (8/10, WIRED recommends) with the supplied remote control or alternatively cast directly from your smartphone. It’s the best of both worlds. This offer is also available at Target.
Nest Wifi is easy to set up, looks stylish, and creates a reliable mesh network in your home. This listing is for both the router and the point, making it easy to expand your coverage. The big disadvantage of this model? There’s no Wi-Fi 6 support, but since your devices need to support Wi-Fi 6 to take advantage of the new standard, that might not be a big deal. This offer is also available at Target. Check out our guide to the best mesh routers for more recommendations.
The new Nest Thermostat isn’t quite as smart as the original Nest Learning Thermostat, meaning it won’t learn and adapt to your habits, but you can still set schedules. It also shuts down when you leave home, saving you energy, and you can control the temperature from the app. If you like how Google powers its smart home, we think you’ll like this.
The Nest Mini is the cheaper, smaller, and smaller version of the Nest Audio. It doesn’t sound that great, but it’s a great little speaker for small areas in the house where you want to control your smart home devices with your voice. You can also mount it on the wall (as long as there is an outlet nearby).
Google’s Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorite smart speakers. This is the typical asking price it drops to at big sales events. The Nest Audio is the successor to the original 2016 Google Home, offering deeper bass and louder sound for better streaming. Of course, it’s powered by Google Assistant, so you can ask it anything you would type into the Google search bar. Pairing two together results in a solid stereo system. There’s a physical switch to turn off the mic, which we appreciate. This offer is also available at Walmart.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED recommends). This version has a camera so you can use it for video chatting. It’s a helpful companion as it can act as a security camera feed (if the camera supports it), guide you through cooking instructions, or simply act as a digital photo frame.
The camera-less Nest Hub is also on sale. This one has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Nest Hub Max’s 10-inch screen, making it better suited to small spaces like bedrooms. This second-gen model can also detect your sleep patterns, should you want to make sure you hit seven hours (no wearable required). Check out our guide to the best smart displays for more information.
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