The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking of the perfect tech wishlist for you and your family. The best way to choose the most buzz-worthy gifts is to look at new releases and bestsellers from major sales of the recent past. And if you haven’t heard, Amazon Prime Day 2019 was a huge deal.
Here are our predictions for all the hot sales and the best tech deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, based on what’s new and what sold out on Prime Day.
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Best of Amazon Prime Day 2019
During the 48-hour sale, a record-breaking 175 million items were sold! Check out some best-selling items that are sure to fly off the Black Friday and Cyber Monday virtual shelves.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
The third-generation Echo Dot is considered a big improvement over past models, and Prime Day customers saw the smart speaker at its lowest price to date. A large speaker and a brand new design make the device a perfect addition to your holiday shopping watchlist.
Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
The Amazon Fire Stick is the perfect way to get the perks of a smart TV for less. And complete with the Alexa voice remote, your TV will do exactly what you tell it to. Literally. On Prime Day, the Fire Stick was one of the best-selling items and the best overall sale.
Apple iPad Pro (Wi-Fi and Cellular 64GB)
Although this iPad Pro is from the previous generation, it was a hot ticket item on Prime Day. This model features a 10.5-inch display and a 12MP Auto HDR camera with 4K video capabilities. You can get yours in space gray, rose gold, gold and silver.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
These on-ear Bluetooth-enabled Beats headphones were a whopping percentage off their original value. Featuring a stylish design and a battery life of up to 40 hours, these wireless on-ear headphones make the perfect tech gift for the music fan on your Christmas shopping list.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case
Nowadays, Apple Airpods are about as commonplace as smartphones. The second-generation models were extremely popular during Prime Day and were featured at their lowest price point. The new design is equipped with an H1 chip to improve upon the already stellar Bluetooth connectivity of the previous generation.
New on the market
Got someone on your shopping list that’s always got the latest tech? Take a look at some brand new products on the market and put them in your loved one’s hands before anyone else!
Amazon announced a slew of new products at September’s hardware event and most will be available for purchase just in time for all the big holiday sales. Big-ticket items include the Echo Bud wireless headphones (Amazon’s answer to Apple Airpods), the Echo Studio smart speaker and Echo Frames smart eyeglasses, available now by invitation only.
For the smart home tech fans on your shopping list, consider the Echo Flex smart plug, Echo Show 8 and the all-new Echo Dot with Clock to give them Wi-Fi connected control of all aspects of the home. Amazon’s first Eero mesh router is also available now with built-in Alexa voice controls.
Amazon isn’t the only major company set to release some great new additions to the tech industry. Earlier this month, Microsoft debuted four new devices to the Surface collection including the third generation Surface Laptop, said to be two times faster than the Surface 2.
For sale later this year, Microsoft will release its own answer to Apple’s Airpods in the form of a new model of Surface headphones. The Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones will integrate with Microsoft Office and will support real-time captioning for Powerpoint.
The Surface Pro 7 is already available for preorder and will feature better coordination between pen, keyboard and voice capabilities. The Surface Pro X is also available for preorder and includes better battery life, a charging dock for a Surface One pen embedded in the keyboard and Adobe Creative Cloud apps optimized for the device.
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