Amazon may get all the headlines with its Prime Day sale this week, but it’s not the only retailer getting in on the summer sale action. We’ve found some of the best deals from Best Buy on TVs, headphones, home appliances, and more.
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Home Theater Deals
This streaming stick from Roku has consistently been one of our favorites and now it’s cheaper than usual. It comes with the Roku Voice Remote so you can find your shows without having to use the tedious on-screen keyboard, and the newest version (released in 2021) supports Dolby Vision HDR.
Sony makes some of the best-looking OLED TVs you can find on the market, and this display is a great one. At 48 inches, it’s not one of the biggest around, but it’s still good for medium-sized living spaces. Its center stand makes it relatively easy to place; it supports both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision types of HDR; and it has a 120 Hz refresh rate that’s handy for gamers.
We’re big fans of TCL’s 5- and 6-Series TVs around here. While the 4-Series used to be a little too underpowered to earn 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-ish TV for, say, a guest room.
Home and Kitchen Deals
The KitchenAid Pro 5 Stand Mixer needs no introduction. Nevertheless, this is one of the most versatile tools you can have in your kitchen. Its price tends to be pretty sticky, so when we see it drop this much, we take notice.
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 an array of sensors, mapping capabilities, and a rugged casing.
The Dyson V11 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) exists in an odd spot. While WIRED reviewer Adrienne So called it a “dream vac” in her review, it’s been discontinued in favor of newer options like the V15. That makes it somewhat rare to find this vac on sale in the first place, and normally the V11 and V15 are close enough in price that you may as well pay a little extra to get the V15, but at this discount, it might be worth it to you to take the older model.
This 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is a slightly older model, but they’ve held up surprisingly well and we’ve liked them. With it, you can control your heat and A/C from your phone, easily set schedules (which it can try to learn based on how you use it) and even remind you when to change your filters.
Headphone & Camera Deals
In our opinion, the Apple Airpods Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are the best earbuds for the iPhone. Which may not be all that surprising, but it still makes this a great deal on some earbuds that offer outstanding sound, top notch active noise cancelling, and instant pairing with iOS devices.
The Apple-owned Beats Studio3 wireless headphones (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have endured as an iconic headset for a few years now, and for good reason. They have excellent noise cancelling, solid wireless range, and at least 20 hours of battery life per charge.
The Alpha a7 IV (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top camera pick for most people. The Alpha a7 III may be a generation behind that pick, but it still packs most of the same punch (as long as you don’t need the upgraded autofocus system) and it’s significantly cheaper than the a7 IV.