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The best Amazon deals right now: May 2024

We rounded up the best Amazon deals that you can shop right now, so you can save well before Prime Day. Grab savings on tablets, TVs, and more top tech products now.
Written by Kayla Solino, Associate Editor

Amazon is the go-to retailer for many thanks to its massive product selection, shipping options, and exclusive membership perks, like deals and discounts. And while it's true that some of Amazon's best deals drop during the brand's large shopping events like Amazon Prime Day, Cyber Week, or the Big Spring Sale, you don't have to wait for a seasonal sale to save across home, entertainment, and lifestyle categories. 

Also: Amazon Prime Day 2024: Everything you need to know

The shopping giant frequently cuts prices on top tech products all year round -- including on smartwatches, laptops, TVs, appliances, and more. You just have to take the time to look. Luckily, we've done that part for you. 

Also: The best phone deals right now

We rounded up the best Amazon tech deals you can shop this May. Check back here each month before you shop -- we'll be updating this list with all the best deals that are live, and we'll be extensively covering the upcoming Prime Day sale in mid-July

The best Amazon deals of May 2024

The best Amazon tech deals

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The best Amazon headphone deals

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The best Amazon TV deals

Fire TV and Fire TV Soundbar at Amazon's Devices and Services event in 2023
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The best Amazon robot vacuum deals 

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The best Amazon home deals 

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How did we choose these Amazon deals?

ZDNET only writes about deals we want to buy -- devices and products we desire, need, or would recommend. Our experts looked for deals that were at least 20% off (or are hardly ever on sale), using established price comparison tools and trackers to determine whether the deal is actually on sale and how frequently it drops. 

We also looked over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the deals we're recommending. Our recommendations may also be based on our own testing -- in addition to extensive research and comparison shopping. The goal is to deliver the most accurate advice to help you shop smarter. 

When will these deals expire?

Deals are subject to sell-out or expire at any time, though ZDNET remains committed to finding, sharing, and updating the best product deals for you to score the best savings. Our team of experts regularly checks in on the deals we share to ensure they are still live and obtainable. We're sorry if you've missed out on a deal, but don't fret -- we're constantly finding new chances to save and sharing them with you at ZDNET.com

When is Amazon Prime Day 2024?

The exact dates for Amazon Prime Day 2024 have not been announced by the retail company, however, Amazon did confirm that the seasonal savings event will be making a return this July. 

Also: Amazon Prime Day 2024: Everything you need to know

How much is an Amazon Prime membership?

Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month, or you can purchase an annual membership for $139, which will save you a few dollars. 

Also: These 5 new Amazon features make finding the products you need even easier

College students get a student discount and pay $7.49 per month or $69 per year. In addition, those with qualified government assistance (which may include select seniors) can receive a Prime membership for just $6.99 after their free trial.

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