Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals


For Amazon Prime Day 2019, the number of deals have increased dramatically. Amazon’s competition has grown, too—but still, this annual summer sale has a long way to go before it rivals Black Friday.

Still, during our hours of poring over deals, we found respectable deals in multiple categories—you’ll find everything from chargers to TVs on the cheap. Tech enthusiasts can find a few diamonds in the rough, too. Overall, it’ll pay off to check out both Amazon and rivals like Dell, Walmart, and Newegg, especially if you’re shopping for a laptop.

Deals will roll out continually over the course of Prime Day (between July 15 12 a.m. PT and July 16 11:59 p.m. PT), so be sure to check this page regularly for updates. We’ll update this article as new deals and new pricing information become available.

Note: In order to participate in Amazon Prime Day, you must be an Amazon Prime member. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial to take advantage of these sales prices, and then cancel before you’re charged for the $120 yearly membership fee. For more details (and other ways to get Prime for free), check out this article.

The discounts listed below were picked based on information available at press time, Amazon user reviews, and our own experiences with the products when applicable.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best tech deals

We’ve listed the most notable all-day deals below, sorted by category. Our picks focus primarily on PC and Android gear, as well as entertainment and smart-home products. Dedicated Apple fans will want check out our round-up of the Prime Day best bargains.

Be aware that all-day deals can run out of stock before Prime Day is over.

As for Lightning Deals, the company has again increased the number of those short, timed sales. Because they vary in duration and can end with an abrupt halt if their allotted inventory runs out, we won’t list the best of those. We do have some tips to help you make the most of Lightning Deals, though.

If you’re in the UK, visit our sister site TechAdvisor for the best UK Prime Day deals.

Amazon devices 

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This category grows larger and larger each year, so we’ve highlighted only the best deals below. For more Amazon Kindle and Fire tablet deals, check out our separate story for the lowdown.

All of these particular Amazon house products are at their lowest prices ever. The full-sized Echo in particular has gotten a tidy reduction, but the Fire TV sticks also sport prices that undercut Black Friday 2018’s sales. And two freshly revamped Kindles, each sporting a new feature (a front-light for the entry-level model, and waterproofing for the Paperwhite), also get discounts despite their newness.

Cell Phones & Accessories

Cell Phones

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This year, you can grab Samsung and Google phones at great prices. You can catch all the details in our smartphone deals article.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10+, 512GB, all colors  – $300 off
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9, 128GB, all clolors – $250 off
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, 256GB, all colors – $250 off
  • Google Pixel 3 XL, 128GB, all colors – $260 off 
  • Google Pixel 3a, 64GB, all colors- $399

Other configurations—and phones—are available as well.

Cables

Need a few spare cables? Amazon is running a deal on its AmazonBasics cables for Android phones and iPhones, with a variety of colors and lengths, all for excellent prices.

Wall Chargers

Need to charge multiple smartphones and/or tablets? Amazon’s in-house brand has several options at all-time lows, so whether you have just a handful or a whole horde of devices to juice up, you’re covered.

Electronics

Headphones, portable speakers, and microphones

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Fans of bluetooth audio devices are in luck this Prime Day, as two popular brands slash prices on a few beloved products. The Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds are a particularly good deal, as they match an all-time low price that last available during Black Friday 2018.

Fitness trackers & smartwatches

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Looking for a new fitness tracker or smartwatch? We’ve got you covered with our separate deals list that covers Fitbits, Garmin bands, Apple Watch, and more.

Genetic testing

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DNA test kits have exploded in popularity in the last year—and for Prime Day, tests from the two most popular services are on sale. Of the two, 23andMe’s kit boasts the biggest discount; you’re essentially getting its upgraded test for the list price of its basic test. (For more information about DNA testing and the different companies offering them, you can check our reviews.)

Home entertainment

TVs

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We expect more TV deals to come (check out our best Prime Day TV deals round-up for updates on those), but this one isn’t a bad one to start with. This popular Sony model comes with HDR support and an IPS screen, and serves as an affordable mid-tier option for those torn between quality and price.

PC

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The Amazon deal gods smiled upon the PC for Prime Day 2019: We’ve never seen quite so many deals. However, those same deities might have been a little tipsy when selecting their chosen bargains, because the opening spread is a bit eclectic. If you’re in the market for a Chromebook in particular, you’re in luck—there are quite a few to choose from.

Accessories

Gaming Headsets

Keyboards

All of these keyboards are at an all-time low, but this is the first time we’ve seen this version of the K95 at $110. That price shaves off another $20 off the previous best deal.

Mice

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Speakers

Chromebooks

  • Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible Laptop, Celeron N3060, 11.6″ HD Touch, 4GB DDR3L, 32GB eMMC, C738T-C7KDRemove non-product link – 33% off
  • ASUS C223NA-DH02-RD Chromebook 11.6″, Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 Processor (up to 2.4GHz) 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage, RedRemove non-product link – 26% off
  • ASUS Chromebook C223NA-DH02 11.6″ HD, Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 Processor (Up to 2.4GHz) 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Storage, GreyRemove non-product link – 26% off
  • Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6″, 4GB Ram, 64GB eMMC (XE500C13-K06US)Remove non-product link – 36% off
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, 2-in-1, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, 13MP Camera, Chrome OS, 12.2″, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, Light Titan (XE520QAB-K03US)Remove non-product link – 31% off
  • ASUS C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-inch Touchscreen Convertible Chromebook, Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, All-Metal Body, USB Type C, Corning Gorilla Glass, Chrome OSRemove non-product link – 20% off
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 13 CP713-1WN-53NF 2-in-1 Convertible, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U, 13.5″ 2K Resolution Touchscreen, 8GB LPDDR3, 128GB eMMC, Backlit Keyboard, Aluminum ChassisRemove non-product link – 33% off
  • ASUS Chromebook C423NA-DH02 14.0″ HD NanoEdge display, 180 Degree, Intel Dual Core Celeron Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage, silver colorRemove non-product link – 33% off
  • Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT-P39B, Pentium N4200, 15.6″ Full HD Touch, 4GB LPDDR4, 32GB Storage, Pure SilverRemove non-product link – 25% off
  • ASUS Chromebook C523NA-DH02 15.6″ HD NanoEdge Display, 180 Degree, Intel Dual Core Celeron Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Storage, Silver ColorRemove non-product link – 26% off

We’d pen a Dr. Seuss poem for you if we could about these Chromebooks, but let’s just say instead that no matter the screen size, processor type, or form factor (traditional vs. convertible), these Amazon Prime Day Chromebook sales should have you covered.

Desktop PC

  • Acer Aspire TC-885-ACCFLi3O Desktop, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8100, 8GB DDR4 + 16GB Optane Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, 802.11ac WiFi, Windows 10 HomeRemove non-product link – 33% off
  • HP Pavilion Gaming PC Desktop Computer, AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, AMD Radeon RX 580, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 (690-0020, Black)Remove non-product link – 38% off
  • iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop Intel i7-9700k 8-Core 3.6 GHz, Geforce RTX 2070 8GB, 16GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 240GB SSD, Z370, Liquid Cooling, WiFi Ready, Windows 10, VR Ready (Trace 9230, Black)Remove non-product link – 27% off

These days, it’s once again cheaper to build a PC instead of buying a pre-built, since GPU, SSD, and RAM prices are back to normal prices. (In the case of SSDs, they’re actually cheaper than what used to be normal.)

That said, these three PCs do provide good value for pre-builts—the extra you’ll pay is essentially the cost of labor and time saved.

Laptops

  • Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6″ Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U, 6GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, 8X DVD, E5-576-392HRemove non-product link – 21% off
  • Acer Aspire 5, 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19LRemove non-product link – 23% off
  • ASUS FX504 Thin & Light TUF Gaming Laptop, 15.6” Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB DDR4, 256GB M.2 SSD, Gigabit WiFi, Windows 10 – FX504GE-ES72Remove non-product link – 25% off
  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming PC Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Military-Grade Metal Chassis, Win 10 Home – GX531GS-AH76Remove non-product link – 37% off
  • HP ENVY 13” Thin Laptop w/ Fingerprint Reader, 4K Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics, 16GB SDRAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Home (13-aq0044nr, Natural Silver)Remove non-product link – 26% off
  • MSI GV62 8RD-276 15.6″ Performance Gaming Laptop NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4G, Intel Core i7-8750H (6 cores), 16GB, 128GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD, Red Backlit KB, Win 10 Home, Aluminum BlackRemove non-product link – 20% off
  • Razer Blade 15: World’s Smallest 15.6″ Gaming Laptop – 60Hz Full HD Thin Bezel – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q – 16GB RAM – 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD – Windows 10Remove non-product link – 31% off

Of note are the Aspire E 15 (one of our favorite budget laptops), as well as the HP Envy 13. The Aspire E 15 matches its all-time lowest price, while the Envy packs in quite a bit of value (like a 4K touchscreen) for the price you’ll pay. As for the Razer laptop—well, a 1060 Max-Q hardly sounds like a bargain these days, but when you factor in the Razer premium (which is about as bad as the Apple premium), this actually is a deal.

Monitors

  • Acer EI491CR Pbmiiipx 49″ Curved DFHD (3840 x 1080) VA Monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync2 Technology,144Hz, VESA Certified DisplayHDR400, DCI-P3Remove non-product link – 22% off
  • Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx 27″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Monitor with AMD Radeon FREESYNC Technology, 144Hz, VESA Certified DisplayHDR400, (2 x HDMI 2.0 Ports & 1 x Display Port)Remove non-product link – 30% off
  • Dell S Series Led-Lit Monitor 32″ Black (S3219D), QHD 2560 X 1440, 60Hz, 99% sRGB, 16: 9, AMD FreeSync, 2 x 5W Speakers, 2 x HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2, USB 3.0Remove non-product link – 27% off
  • HP 23.8-inch FHD IPS Monitor with Tilt/Height Adjustment and Built-in Speakers (VH240a, Black)Remove non-product link – 29% off’
  • LG 27GL650F-B 27 Inch Full HD Ultragear Gaming Monitor with 144Hz Refresh Rate and HDR 10Remove non-product link – 29% off
  • LG 27UD68-W 27-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync, Silver/WhiteRemove non-product link – 40% off
  • LG 34GL750-B 34 Inch 21:9 Ultragear Curved WFHD (2560 x 1080) IPS 144Hz G-SYNC Compatible Gaming MonitorRemove non-product link – 31% off
  • Samsung CJG5 Series 32-Inch WQHD 144Hz VA Curved Gaming Monitor (LC32JG50QQNZA), Dark GreyRemove non-product link – 25% off
  • ViewSonic XG2702 27 Inch 1080p 1ms 144 Hz Gaming Monitor with FreeSync Eye Care Advanced Ergonomics ColorX Mode HDMI and DP for EsportsRemove non-product link – 54% off

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PC Parts

Like the PC deals, the PC component bargains are also a little bit random. You’ll find some great parts in the mix, though. The most interesting of them is the Threadripper 2920X, which is now available for a song thanks to the recent Ryzen 3000 launch. If you need tons of PCIe lanes for your next build, you’re in luck.

Cases

Case fans

CPU

CPU Coolers

Motherboard

Power Supply

  • CORSAIR RMX White Series (2018), RM850x, 850 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply – WhiteRemove non-product link – 37% off
  • Corsair Vengeance 650M 650 W (650W) 80 PLUS Silver Semi-Modular Power Supply (CP-9020175-NA)Remove non-product link – 41% off
  • Corsair Vengeance 750M, 750 Watt, 80+ Silver Certified, Semi-Modular Power SupplyRemove non-product link – 37% off
  • Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU, Continuous Power with 120mm Ultra Quiet Fan, ATX 12V V2.3/EPS 12V Active PFC Power Supply PS-SPD-0700NPCWUS-WRemove non-product link – 48% off
  • Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular PSU with Ultra Quiet Smart Zero 256-Color RGB Fan Power Supply, 10 Year Warranty PS-TPG-0850FPCGUS-RRemove non-product link – 43% off

Storage

Hard disk drives

  • Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Performance SSHD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated for Gaming PC Laptop Frustration Free Packaging (ST2000DX002)Remove non-product link – 40% off
  • WD Black 4TB Performance Hard Drive – 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD4005FZBXRemove non-product link – 32% off
  • WD Blue 4TB PC Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD40EZRZRemove non-product link – 58% off
  • WD Red Pro 4TB NAS Internal Hard Drive – 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD4003FFBXRemove non-product link – 31% off
  • WD Black 6TB Performance Hard Drive – 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD6003FZBXRemove non-product link – 30% off
  • WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD80EFAXRemove non-product link – 68% off
  • WD Red 10TB NAS Hard Drive – 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD100EFAXRemove non-product link – 48% off

Solid-state drives

RGB Controller

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Portable Storage

External drives

USB sticks

These deals aren’t earth-shattering, but they’re fair prices for inexpensive flash drives.

SD and microSD cards

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  • SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD – SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MARemove non-product link – 71% off
  • SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD – SDSQXA1-256G-GN6MARemove non-product link – 86% off
  • SanDisk 256GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card – C10, U3, V30, 4K UHD, SD Card – SDSDXV5-256G-GNCINRemove non-product link – 40% off
  • SanDisk 256GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, A1, Micro SD Card – SDSQUAR-256G-GN6MARemove non-product link – 80% off
  • SanDisk 400GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, A1, Micro SD Card – SDSQUAR-400G-GN6MARemove non-product link – 82% off
  • SanDisk 512GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, A1, Micro SD Card – SDSQUAR-512G-GN6MARemove non-product link – 44% off

Like with the flash drives, the prices on these SD and microSD cards are about average for sales on flash media. The standouts are the 400GB and 512GB cards, which have hit an all-time low prices.

Routers and networking

Of the networking gear on sale, several of the Nighthawk routers are very good deals—down to their lowest prices yet. Both Netgear and TrendNET have power-over-ethernet switches at affordable prices, too, which are useful if you’ve recently hopped on board the Ubiquiti train but have been trying to minimize your costs.

Cable modems

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Extenders and Powerline adapters

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Switches

  • TRENDnet 5-Port Gigabit Long Range PoE+ Switch, 4 x PoE+ Ports, 1 x Gigabit Port, Camera DIP Switch extends PoE+ 200m (656 ft.), Lifetime Protection, TPE-LG50, BlackRemove non-product link – 42% off
  • TRENDnet 5-Port Gigabit PoE+ Switch, 31 W PoE Budget, 10 Gbps Switching Capacity, Plug & Play, Ethernet Network Switch, Data & Power through Ethernet to PoE Access Points and IP Cameras, Full & Half Duplex, TPE-TG50gRemove non-product link – 54% off
  • TRENDnet 8-Port Gigabit Long Range PoE+ Switch, 65W PoE Budget, Ethernet/Network Switch, Long-Range PoE+ extends Range up to 200m (656 ft.), 16 Gbps Switching Capacity, Lifetime Protection, TPE-LG80Remove non-product link – 26% off

Traditional routers

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  • D-Link Wireless Wifi Router – Smart Dual Band – MU-Mimo – Powerful Dual Core Processor – Blazing Fast Wi-Fi for Gaming and 4K Streaming – Reliable Coverage (DIR-867-US)Remove non-product link – 28% off
  • Linksys Tri-Band Mesh Wifi Router for Home (Max-Stream AC2200 MU-Mimo Wireless Mesh Router, Fast Wireless Router)Remove non-product link – 33% off
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router (RAX200) – AX11000 Wireless Speed (up to 10.8 Gbps) | Coverage for Large Homes | 4 x 1G and 1 x 2.5G Ethernet Ports | 2 x 3.0 USBRemove non-product link – 25% off
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk Cable Modem WiFi Router Combo C7000-Compatible with all Cable Providers including Xfinity by Comcast, Spectrum, Cox | For Cable Plans Up to 400 Mbps | AC1900 WiFi speed | DOCSIS 3.0Remove non-product link – 36% off
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router (R6900P) – AC1900 Wireless Speed (up to 1900 Mbps) | Up to 1800 sq ft Coverage & 30 Devices | 4 x 1G Ethernet and 1 x 3.0 USB Ports | Armor SecurityRemove non-product link – 45% off
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart WiFi Router (R7800) – AC2600 Wireless Speed (up to 2600 Mbps) | Up to 2500 sq ft Coverage & 45 Devices | 4 x 1G Ethernet, 2 x 3.0 USB, and 1 x eSATA portsRemove non-product link – 47% off
  • NETGEAR WiFi Router (R6230) – AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Speed (up to 1200 Mbps) | Up to 1200 sq ft Coverage & 20 Devices | 4 x 1G Ethernet and 1 x 2.0 USB PortsRemove non-product link – 44% off
  • TP-Link AC2600 Smart WiFi Router – MU-MIMO, Gigabit, Beamforming, VPN Server, Works with Alexa&IFTTT(Archer A10)Remove non-product link – 30% off
  • TP-Link AC5400 Tri Band Gaming Router – MU-MIMO, 1.8GHz Quad-Core 64-bit CPU, Game First Priority, Link Aggregation, 16GB Storage, Airtime Fairness, Secured Wifi, Works with Alexa (Archer C5400X)Remove non-product link – 43% off

Smart home

It wouldn’t be Prime Day without some killer deals on smart-home devices. From speakers to doorbells, alarms, cameras, and everything in between, Amazon has pulled out all the stops, with enough deals to turn any house from boring to brainy. Here are the best deals we’ve found so far:

Echo speakers

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We’re big fans of Amazon’s Echo speakers, naming the Echo Spot as our top smart speaker and the Echo Dot as the best entry-level smart speaker in our roundup. While the Echo Spot isn’t part of this sale, however, the brand new Echo Show 5 is, with Amazon slashing $40 off its price tag to bring it down to $50.

We’re still in the process of reviewing the five-inch Show, but it left a great impression in our hands on, with a great compact design and excellent Alexa support. And if you don’t want a screen in your smart speaker, the other options here are great too, with most at or near all-time-low prices.

Locks, alarms, and doorbells 

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If you’re looking for peace of mind in your smart home, there are some great options here. The August Smart Lock Pro is one of the best locks in the business, earning our pick as the best retrofit smart lock in our roundup. We also like the Ring Alarm system, calling it “an absolute bargain” with a “smooth-as-silk installation process” and “everything it needs to grow into a comprehensive smart home system,” so any of the nicely discounted options (which include varying amounts of sensors, motion detectors, and keypads) here will serve you well.

And finally, the Ring Doorbell is on sale for the lowest price we’ve seen. Both models come with a free Echo Dot for Alexa integration, but keep in mind that the Pro is one for wired connections, so if you don’t have an existing doorbell, the all-time-low price on the first-gen WiFi model is the way to go. And finally, the Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave Plus is a fantastic improvement over the Bluetooth model, even if it does eat through batteries pretty quickly.

Cameras

While we haven’t reviewed this specific model—though we’re fans of the Dome Camera—we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the half-off-plus deal on the two-camera YI home surveillance system, an all-time-low for this bundle.

Light bulbs

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The Kasa Smart WiFi bulbs don’t score as high as the Hue bulbs, but they’re still solid options for anyone looking for affordable smart lighting in their homes. With three options—a color-tunable bulb (KL130), a white-tunable bulb (KL120), and a white dimmable/non-tunable bulb (KL110)—all pumping out 800 lumens. of light, and easy scheduling and presets in the app, the Kasa bulbs offer everything you need to get your smart home running, with no hub required.

Plugs

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TP-Link’s Kasa plugs are among our favorite for turning dumb devices smart. The two-outlet outdoor plug is affordable and functional, and offer “enough compelling upgrades here … to justify paying the premium,” as we wrote in our review, and the indoor Plug Mini is easy to use and reliable.

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