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The best Amazon deals: Save big on laptops, headphones, and more

The top Amazon tech deals will help you save on everything from earbuds to power stations.
Written by Christina Darby, Associate Editor and  Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer
Reviewed by Nina Raemont
The AirPods Pro 2 speaker, with the lanyard insert on the right side.
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Amazon has everything from A to Z, as its name and logo imply. The retailer, now one of the largest and most well-known worldwide, is a platform to find vendors touting everything from PCs to smart home products and gaming accessories. 

You'll find the likes of Walmart, Best Buy, and Target competing heavily with Amazon in the US. However, if Amazon -- and its generally speedy delivery service -- is your first point of contact for your electronics needs, we've got you covered.

You'll usually find the best deals during flash sales and events such as Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday. But this doesn't mean you can't find some great discounts during the rest of the year. 

Our favorite deal at Amazon is for the Apple Watch Series 8. The smartwatch, a GPS model, is available for a $90 discount, bringing the cost down to $310. The Apple Watch Series 8 includes a multitude of connectivity features, apps, a fitness tracker, health monitoring, and an always-on Retina display.

Below, you will find our top picks for products including smartwatches, smartphones, laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances. (You can also check out our picks for the best early Black Friday Amazon deals, too.)

The best tech deals at Amazon 

Another deal, which seems to come around every month or so on Amazon, is for the Apple Watch Series 8. This GPS model (41mm) comes with an always-on Retina display, the typical array of health monitors and mobile apps you would expect, and a Midnight strap. 

You can save $90 off the typical retail price, bringing the cost down to $310.

Equipped with Apple's latest H2 chip, its second iteration of the popular Pro model packs advanced ANC and transparency mode that perfectly filters surrounding sound and content playback. 

Along with the buds themselves, the case also received an upgrade, now allowing users to ping the case using iPhone's Find My feature. Usually $250, the coveted Apple accessory is now only $200. And in our opinion, they're worth every penny.

Looking to add a quality wireless security camera to your door? The Arlo Essential Spotlight camera promises high-definition video, two-way audio, night vision, and a weather-resistant rating. Snag it right now for $70, or 46% off. 

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is available with a 51% discount at Amazon. The streaming device allows you to watch content from your favorite services -- including Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu -- in 4K Ultra HD, and can be controlled through the Alexa voice assistant.

Going camping? This portable and rugged power station from Anker features 256Wh capacity, is designed to power devices every day for up to 10 years, and houses plenty of outlets for your devices, AC -- and even your car. 

At the time of writing, you can save $33 off the portable power station-- bringing the cost down to $187 -- plus, it promises a five-year device warranty. 

If you're sick of hunching at your desk all day, this 55 x 24-inch desk is adjustable from 27.5 to 46.7 inches, to add some variety to your workday. 

The electric desk offers a five-year warranty and promises easy set-up and support for up to 176 pounds. Better still, at Amazon, you will save $41, and so this modern, attractive desk will only set you back $129.

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What is the best Amazon deal?

Our favorite deal at Amazon is for the Apple Watch Series 8. The smartwatch, a GPS model, is available for a $90 discount, bringing the cost down to $310. The Apple Watch Series 8 includes connectivity features, a fitness tracker, and an always-on Retina display.

How did we choose these Amazon deals?

Amazon has countless products. Finding the best deals takes time and effort -- but it's difficult to spend all our time doing so while we juggle our busy schedules and responsibilities. To streamline the process and to provide you with the best options, we focused on:

  • Variety: Tech can encompass everything from smart kitchen appliances to smartphones, and so while compiling this list, we wanted to ensure we provided you with a range of products across different departments. 
  • Cost: At ZDNET, we provide deals that have true value for money. Discounts can vary depending on the original price of a product, but whether the discount is $30 or $300, the deals we showcase will be worthwhile. 
  • Use cases: While deciding on our favorite Amazon deals, we wanted to consider different purposes and use cases. For example, we understand you may be looking for a cheap laptop for work or daily use, or you might be hoping for a great deal on a new kitchen appliance. 
  • Events: When there are noteworthy events, such as Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday, we will update these deals to reflect the short-term savings and Lightning deals you can take advantage of. 

What are the best things to buy on Amazon?

Amazon is a great place to find pretty much everything from groceries to tech and other consumer goods. A Prime or Prime student membership can further save you money on shipping costs and via exclusive member deals. 

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