Amazon may be making headlines this week with its Prime Day sale, but it’s not the only retailer taking part in the summer sale. We’ve found some of Best Buy’s best deals on TVs, headphones, home appliances, and more.
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Home Theater Deals
Roku Streaming Stick 4K
This streaming stick from Roku has always been one of our favorites and is now cheaper than usual. 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.
Sony makes some of the best looking OLED TVs on the market, and this screen is amazing. At 48 inches, it’s not one of the largest out there, but it’s still good for medium-sized living spaces. The center stand makes it relatively easy to install; it supports both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision types HDR; and it has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which is useful for gamers.
We’re big fans of TCL’s 5 and 6 Series TVs here. While the 4 Series used to be a bit too flimsy to deserve our recommendations, recent models have started to inherit the specs we liked from previous generations. This 43-inch model is an excellent budget model if you need a smaller TV for a guest room, for example.
Home and kitchen deals
KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus
The KitchenAid Pro 5 Kitchen Robot needs no introduction. Still, this is one of the most versatile tools you can have in your kitchen. The price tends to be pretty tacky so if we see it drop that much we notice it.
The original Garmin Instinct has been surpassed by some newer models, but at a discount it’s still a solid buy if you’re looking for a GPS-enabled smartwatch that’s packed with sensors, mapping capabilities, and a rugged casing.
The Dyson V11 (8/10, recommended by WIRED) is in an odd place. While WIRED reviewer Adrienne So called it a “dream vac,” it’s been discontinued in favor of newer options like the V15. That makes it somewhat rare to find this vac on sale, and normally 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 third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat is a slightly older model, but it has held up surprisingly well and we like it. It lets you control heating and air conditioning from your phone and easily set schedules (which it can try to learn based on how you use it). It even reminds you when to change your filters.
Headphone and camera deals
Apple AirPods Pro
In our opinion, the Apple Airpods Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are the best earbuds for the iPhone. That makes this a good deal for some earbuds that offer excellent sound, premium active noise cancellation and direct pairing with iOS devices.
The Studio3 wireless headphones from (Apple-owned) Beats (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have been an iconic headset for a few years now, and for good reason. They have excellent noise cancellation, a solid wireless range and a battery life of at least 20 hours per charge.
The Alpha a7 IV (9/10, recommended by WIRED) is our top camera choice for most people. The Alpha a7 III may be a generation behind that pick, but it still packs most of the same power (as long as you don’t need the improved autofocus system), and it’s significantly cheaper than the a7 IV.
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