Time for a bargain?

Perhaps you’ve been scouting deals all day already, but just in case you hadn’t noticed: today, 11 July, is Prime Day. It’s when Amazon unveil a host of big discounts for Prime subscribers, and is probably the second best time of year to snag some bargains after Black Friday.

(If you’re reading this after Prime Day, sorry! It’s too late for most of these deals. But Amazon usually keeps the discounts rolling for a while longer even after July 11, so it might be worth checking the links just in case.)

Though the deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime members, if something tempts you it’s not essential to drop $99/£79 for a yearly subscription to the service. Instead, you can sign up for a free trial of Prime and still be eligible for the price drops, by following the links below. Members get access to Amazon Prime Video and unlimited one-day deliveries, amongst other perks.

Try Amazon Prime 30-day Free Trial (US)
Try Amazon Prime 30-day Free Trial (UK)

It would be folly to link to specific deals as they keep changing, but it’s worth browsing the Prime sales over the next few hours to see if anything exciting pops up. It’s a great chance to grab some tech at heavily discounted prices, from Lightning cables to Bluetooth headphones and other accessories for iPhone and iPad. You can catch the latest deals here:

Prime Day 2017 (US)
Prime Day 2017 (UK)

Alongside its regular deals, Amazon seems to be keeping its own products on sale all day, and we’ve never seen the Amazon Echo smart speaker this cheap before: $90 instead of $180 in the US, or £80 instead of £150 in the UK. These prices won’t last long – they might even be gone by the time you read this! – but it’s definitely worth checking as it works well with an iPhone or iPad.

Maybe you’d prefer to wait for Apple to release its rival HomePod this Christmas, but if you’ve been curious about the Echo now’s a great chance to try it. We’ll be bringing you a smart home guide in the next few weeks which would tie in nicely with the Echo’s voice-control capabilities.