Amazon's annual sale, a warm-up act in preparation to Black Friday, launched in 2015 and has now become a major sales event.
For students that have taken advantage of discounted Prime membership -- or relatives that have subscribed -- Prime Day is a great opportunity to grab a bargain tablet, PC, study aids, and more.
The Prime Day event starts at 3pm EST on July 16, 2018, spanning a full 36 hours before ending on July 17, 2018.
To kick things off on Amazon Prime Day, parents looking for gadgets suitable for younger children can enjoy a range of deals including:
If you're heading to college, you may want to consider signing up to a six-month free trial of Amazon Student.
The service gives students access to a range of books and video content for free, deals on relevant products, and free shipping. However, the Amazon Student costs $6.49 per month thereafter.
Every student should have some method of backing up their content and college coursework just in case disaster strikes with their main PC system. This Amazon Prime Day you can pick up a WD 4TB Elements external hard drive for a $50 discount.
Price: $89.99 (reduced from: $139.99)
With more and more digital copies of educational textbooks being used by today's students, the discounted Amazon Paperwhite could be a worthwhile investment over Prime Day.
The popular e-reader's screen technology eradicates the usual screen glare of reading large portions of text digitally and is a valuable tool for college students -- or those who simply enjoy reading for leisure.
Price: $40 off (reduced from: $119.99)
You can pick up the Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Starter Bundle, together with the game compilation Rare Replay, for a discount over Amazon Prime Day.
Price: 25 percent off (reduced from: $229.99)
The specs might not be top-notch, but the Acer Chromebook 15 Chromebook may be a good, portable investment for students. The Chrome OS laptop sports a 15.6-inch Full HD Touch display, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage.
Price: $314.99 (reduced from: $387)
A decent gaming monitor can make all the difference, especially for frequent PC users. On offer over Prime Day is the ViewSonic XG2402, a 24-inch 1080p Full HD monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate.
Price: $170 (reduced from: $249.99)
An addition to dorm rooms likely to be vastly appreciated, the Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa voice remote is a streaming device, which when coupled with Amazon Prime or Amazon Student membership, gives access to Amazon's film and television content.
Price: $34.99 (reduced from: $69.99)
The Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones, my own go-to set for being on the move, are available for a bargain price once Prime Day begins. Likely to appeal to any student that enjoys quality sound and deep bass, the headphones can be picked up for a steep discount over the course of the event.
Price: $125 (reduced from: $299.99)
The Brainwavz Quad Balanced Armature B400 earphones are an option for students who enjoy their music. The earphones, albeit not cheap to begin with, have four separate drivers for producing different music ranges, and have been tuned to be suitable for every kind of genre.
Price: $159.50 (reduced from: $229.50)
For a barebones and budget-friendly streaming device, Amazon is offering the Fire TV stick with a discount of $20.
Price: $19.99 (reduced from: $39.99)
Another Chromebook option is the ASUS Chromebook Flip, with an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and 360-degree screen adjustability.
Price: $249.99 (reduced from: $341)
An interesting device which may appeal to students who always strive to look their best on campus, the Amazon Echo look is a hands-free camera and assistant which can take full-length images and short videos. This footage can be used to create a personal lookbook.
Price: $99.99 (reduced from: $199.99)
Although not specifically tech-related, students who need to stock up on supplies for the next academic year should keep in mind that Amazon is offering a range of discounts on stationary and office items.
Price: Up to 30 percent off various products
The Nvidia Shield, a television and content streaming service paired with Google services and IoT device controls, is on offer over Prime Day. You can purchase the device together with a remote for a $40 discount.
Price: $139 (reduced from: $179)
Every student needs access to a printer at some stage, and for those who want modern features, the Brother MFC-J985DW inkjet printer is on sale over Amazon Prime Day.
The printer is able to perform duplex printing, can be replenished through Amazon Dash buttons, and can be used wirelessly.
Price: $169.99 (reduced from: $199.99)
While marketed as a gaming laptop, the MSI GL62M 7REX is a high-spec option for any student that wants a bit more power out of their mobile PC. The laptop comes equipped with GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G Graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB storage, and runs on an Intel i7 processor.
Price: $799 (reduced from: $999)
Those studying math or various STEM courses may be interested in a discounted Texas Instruments scientific calculator over Prime Day.
Price: $8.88 (reduced from: $17)
An interesting gadget which will capture the interest of some students which is soon to go on sale is the Rocketbook Everlast smart notebook. The reusable device has 36 pages which, once written on, transfer your notes to cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox.
Price: 20 percent off (reduced from: $34)