Amazon Prime Day officially kicks off on July 12 and runs until the 13th, but early deals are already rolling in at the retailer and its competitors. For example, there are several Google products on sale from Amazon and retailers like Target, from the Chromecast With Google TV to Nest Cams. Some items may get even more discounts on Prime Day itself, but many have already expired. These are some of our favorites currently kicking.
Check out our Amazon Prime Day coverage for more deals ahead of the big sale. Our Prime Day Shopping Tips guide will help you decide if a deal is worth your time and money.
Updated July 8, 2022: We regularly update articles and remove articles that are sold out or increase in price from publication. Many of these have expired deals, and we’ve taken notice accordingly.
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Doorbell & Security Camera Deals
Only certain colors are still included in this deal. The Nest video doorbell is our number one choice, second only to Arlo’s Essential, simply because it is more expensive. This deal matches the cheapest we’ve seen in recent months. It is easy to assemble and remove for charging (battery lasts more than a month). The smart notifications that identify faces and packages are also accurate, but you’ll need a Nest Aware subscription ($6 per month). You can also find this deal at Best Buy.
Need a security camera for indoors? This simple one looks elegant, can be mounted and has no battery, which means you have to plug it in. (On the plus side, you never have to charge it.) WIRED review editor Julian Chokkattu has had one on his front door for the past year and has had good experiences with it, although a subscription to Nest Aware will expand your video history. This deal isn’t rare, but it’s still a solid price. It is also available at Target.
This security camera works just like the indoor camera above, except it runs on batteries and can withstand rain, wind and snow. It has a 130-degree field of view and 1080p video, which WIRED editor Adrienne So says showed a clear view of her driveway, front door, and even most of her front yard. The battery should be charged after a little over a month. This deal is also available at Target.
If you’re planning to monitor a dark and gloomy area, this camera is functionally similar to the Nest Cam above, but it doesn’t run on a battery and has two spotlights on either side. The lighting can turn on automatically, for example when the camera detects movement. You can also set a schedule or use your voice to enable them. This deal is also available at Target.
Phone, laptop and speaker deals
Google Pixel 6 Pro
If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, most people should go for the Pixel 6. This is a small deal, but it’s the lowest price we’ve ever tracked and an incredible value. You get a 90Hz AMOLED display, wireless charging, the same powerful Tensor processor, and a great dual-camera system. Read our Pixel Phone guide for accessory tips and recommendations.
We like Google’s Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED recommended) because it has a spectacular camera system, with a great 4X optical zoom, a sharp 120Hz screen refresh rate with an AMOLED panel, and plenty of nifty smart software features powered by the Google Tensor Processor. Oh, and a battery that generally lasts an entire day. The phone has had quite a few bugs but many of the issues have now been fixed. Just know that the Pixel 7 Pro will arrive by the end of the year (and the Pixel 6A later this month).
This Pixel Stand was slightly cheaper earlier this week. It’s Google’s first-generation wireless charger — it’s not the newer, second-generation version. It charges any device with support for wireless charging, be it landscape or portrait. Putting a Pixel phone on it gives you a few extra benefits, including mood lighting that mimics the sunrise, a digital photo frame feature, and quick access to smart home controls. Read our guide to the best wireless chargers for more options.
The Nest Mini is the cheaper, smaller and smaller version of the Nest Audio. It doesn’t sound great, but it’s a great little speaker for small spaces in the house where you want to use your voice to control your smart home devices. You can also mount it on the wall (as long as there is an outlet nearby).
If you can do all your work from the Chrome browser, a Chromebook might be all you need. This Pixelbook Go is getting a little old, but it’s still one of our favorite Chromebooks and works perfectly. The screen is bright, the keyboard is beautiful and this Core i5 model is powerful enough for most.
Google’s Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED recommended) is one of our favorite smart speakers. This is the typical deal price it drops to during major sales events. The Nest Audio is the successor to the original Google Home from 2016 and offers deeper bass and louder sound for better streaming. Of course, it’s powered by Google Assistant, so you can ask it anything you’d type into the Google search bar. Linking two together creates a solid stereo system. There is a physical switch to turn off the microphone, which we appreciate. This deal is also available at Walmart.
Smart Display & Router Deals
Nest Wifi Router and Point
This router often drops to this price, but it fluctuates to $169, so this is still a solid deal. Nest Wifi is easy to set up, looks elegant and ensures a reliable mesh network in your home. This deal is only for the router, but you can add a Nest Point to extend the coverage: that bundle is $175 ($94). Do you already have a router but want to add the Point? Read our guide to the best mesh routers for more recommendations.
This is a pretty generic deal for this smart thermostat, but currently only certain colors are included. We haven’t extensively reviewed this exact version, but we have a guide on how to confirm and set up compatibility. If you like how Google operates its smart home, we think you’ll like this. The newer Nest Thermostat also retails for $100 ($30 off). It doesn’t learn or adapt to your habits, but you can still set schedules.
Nest Hub Max
Photo: Best buy
Technically this is a deal, but the Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is often discounted to this price point enough that you should never buy it at full price. This version has a camera, so you can use it for video chatting. It’s a handy companion, as it can act as a security camera feed (if the camera supports it), walk you through cooking instructions, or simply act as a digital picture frame.
The camera-less Nest Hub is also available for purchase. This one has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Nest Hub Max’s 10-inch screen, so it’s more suitable for small spaces like bedrooms. This second-generation model can also detect your sleeping habits in case you want to make sure you’re working for seven hours (no wearable required). Check out our Best Smart Displays guide to learn more.
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