This story is partCNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to find the best deals.
Look alive, bargain hunters! We are still a few days away from the official kick-off on July 12, but Amazon wasted no time rolling out the savings. There are tons of you can already shop, and more are on the way as we get closer to the big day. And while Prime Day is sure to bring plenty of great deals on expensive tech like laptops and TVs, it’s also a great time to stock up on household goods, kitchen supplies and small appliances. appliances while they are on sale.
But with literally (and we think) thousands of sale items to sort through, it can be hard to find the best prices. Fortunately, CNET is here to help. We’ve sorted through page after page of deals to bring you the best deals on Amazon appliances, kitchen gadgets, home and garden equipment and more you can buy for under $50. We’ll continue to update this page as deals come and go, so be sure to check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on anything Prime Day has to offer.
Prime Day Amazon device deals under $50
To get the most out of almost any smart device, you need to make sure you have a smart speaker in your home. This fourth-generation Amazon Echo Dot lets you control any Alexa-enabled smart device with just the sound of your voice, and can also provide news updates, check the weather, update your calendar, set timers and more. It even has a built-in motion sensor to automatically start the coffee maker, play music and more when you enter the room.
Read our Amazon Echo Dot (2020) review.
Prime Day tech deals under $50
For its first three generations, JBL’s Clip micro Bluetooth speaker had a circular design. But for the fourth-generation Clip 4, JBL changed to a more oval shape, bulked up the speaker a bit, and added USB-C charging. It seems more durable, with a stronger built-in carabiner “clip”. Plus, it sounds a bit better, with more volume, clearer sound, and more bass. With an IP67 water resistance rating, it’s not quite waterproof (the frequently discounted Clip 3 is), but it’s now dustproof. It is one of the best wireless Bluetooth speakers for its small speaker size.
Read our JBL Clip 4 review.
Prime Day home deals under $50
Nothing beats the feeling of a fluffy towel after a hot shower. And right now on Amazon, you can pick up this super-soft Pinzon towel set for a great price. The set includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths, all made from heavyweight 100% Egyptian cotton for extra absorbency and durability. All towels are also safe to use in washing machines and dryers.
Prime Day cooking deals under $50
There’s a good reason air fryers like this have become so popular lately. They are easy to use, healthier than oil frying and cook food much faster than a traditional oven. With a cooking capacity of 2.9 quarts, this compact Bella air fryer feeds between two and four people and is small enough not to clutter up your counter. It also has broil, bake, roast and reheat functions, and with a removable, dishwasher-safe pan and tray, cleanup is a snap.
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Making sure you’re hydrated is one of the most important parts of staying healthy, and that’s especially true as we head into the hottest weeks of the year. Carrying around a reusable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day. This 20-ounce CamelBak is made of durable stainless steel and features double-walled insulation to ensure your drinks stay ice cold (or piping hot) for hours. Plus, it’s available in over a dozen colors so you can find the one that matches your style.