Prime Day is Tomorrow – Here’s What You Need to Know

By: Kassidy Coleman

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You’ve probably heard about Prime Day, which is Amazon’s version of Black Friday in July. Last year was Amazon’s first Prime Day, and while it was a huge success in sales, it left a lot of customers upset (Seriously, there’s a reason that #PrimeDayFail was trending on Twitter last Prime Day).  But this doesn’t mean we should expect this year’s Prime Day to fail, in fact, Amazon is promising this year will be much better than last.
Here’s what you need to know in order to get the most out of Prime Day:

 

  1. Deals will pop up starting July 12, 2016 at midnight PT (or 3 a.m. ET).
  2. Amazon stated that they will discount 100,000 + things on July 12. That’s a lot of stuff. Be cautious and don’t get too caught up in the situation just because it’s on sale.
  3. Prime Day is for Amazon Prime Members, but if you’re not a member don’t be discouraged – if you’ve never tried it before, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial membership, which you can cancel if you don’t want to continue.
  4. According to CNET, Amazon is promising more TVs than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Last year over 1,200 TVs that were under $1,000 sold out in under ten minutes, so we’re all expecting more TV deals this year
  5. Toys are a new category for Prime Day. Just expect a lot of toy deals for kids 6-years and older.
  6. If you own an Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap it’s likely that you’ll be able to gain access to exclusive deals.
  7. Amazon Products will be on sale. A lot of the top selling products from last year’s Prime Day were Amazon products. Expect deals on Fire TV Stick, Kindles, as well as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap. If you have been thinking about buying an Amazon device, wait until Prime Day.

 

What deals are you hoping to snag on Prime Day? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter!

 

Want more? Check these out:

https://newswatchblog.com/2016/07/08/will-amazon-be-the-netflix-of-podcasts/

https://newswatchblog.com/2016/06/21/5-new-rules-for-commercial-drones-bad-news-for-amazon/

https://newswatchblog.com/2016/07/06/10-apps-you-need-this-summer/

https://newswatchblog.com/2016/06/22/would-you-ditch-netflix-if-they-started-showing-ads/

 

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10 Tech Gifts for Father’s Day

Stumped on what to give dad for Father’s Day this year? We know that dads can be stressful to shop for. But seriously, don’t give Dad another tie this year. Here are 10 gifts your dad will love.

  1. Black Diamond Ember Power Light Flashlight, $37.46 – You can’t go wrong with this gift and Dad will be sure to take it everywhere with him. This isn’t just a regular old flashlight that your father only takes out when the power goes out. This swipe-activated TriplePower LED also has an integrated USB port, so Dad can keep his devices charged while on the road.

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2. ThinkGeek Dual Heated Travel Mug, $9.99- Nobody wants cold coffee unless it was intentional. Seriously, if you’ve drank cooled-off coffee when you thought it was still hot, it isn’t a pleasant taste. This Dual Heated Travel Mug by ThinkGeek can be plugged into your cigarette lighter in your car or in a USB port in your computer to ensure Dad’s coffee is kept at perfect drinking temperature.


 

3. Netflix Subscription for 1 Year – $96 – Dad will seriously thank you for this one. There’s something for any Dad to watch – from the classics to new Netflix Original Series, streaming video will be sure to keep Dad entertained. If he’s not a fan of streaming, there is still a DVD option.


 

aerix drones4. AERIX Drones Nano Drone for Beginner – $40 – Drones have been becoming more and more popular, but with the higher-end prices of some of them it can be discouraging for some to get involved. This drone is perfect for beginners. Dad will have fun playing with this quadrocopter and the built-in impact guards and landing skids help keep your surroundings safe while Dad learns how to fly it.


 

idevices5. iDevices iGrill Mini – $56.51- Does your dad like to grill? The iGrill2 is a Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer that makes grilling so much easier. This allows Dad to come back and join the party while monitoring the temperature of the meat from his mobile device. He’ll even get a notification when it’s time to take the meat off the grates!


 

rokubox6. Roku 3 – $70 – Give your dad the gift of entertainment. This is the most powerful Roku player, allowing him to enjoy over 2,000       streaming channels that access more than 250,000 movies, TV, games, music, sports, and more. With headphones for private listening, voice search, and more, Dad will have a ton of fun finding stuff to watch.


 

kindlefire7. Amazon Fire – $39 for Father’s Day – This inexpensive tablet was designed specifically for entertainment. Dad will be able to read, watch, and play on this fast tablet. The 7” touchscreen is perfect for taking on the-go or watching at home. The battery life lasts up to 7 hours so Dad can read, watch video, surf the web, and listen to music for an extended time.


 

belkin8. The Belkin WeMo Switch – $34.99 – This smart switch will let Dad be able to control his home electronics from pretty much anywhere on his Android or iOS phone or tablet. Turn electronics on or off or even set up a schedule from anywhere as long as there is Wi-Fi or 4G access. He can even set it up for lights to turn on and off while away to mimic occupancy.


 

blossom9. Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller – $99 – Is your dad obsessed with his lawn? Help him simplify his life with Smart Watering. Blossom does pretty much all the work by self-programming based on real-time weather data. Dad can have total control right from your phone, ultimately lowering his water bill up to 35%.


 

fitbit10. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch – $196.99 – Is your father a fitness addict? The Fitbit Blaze can track everything you’d expect in a fitness tracker – steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes. But it can also track sleep, give text & calendar notifications, and track all-day activities. You can also completely customize it with interchangeable band, frames, and clock faces on this high-res color touchscreen. Help Dad achieve his goals in style!

 

Are there any tech gifts for dads you think should have been included in the list? Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter!

 

 

 

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