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Vizio’s Elevate soundbar with rotating speakers is $300 off

Prime Day 2022 is fast approaching. The two-day Prime members-only sale event kicks off on Tuesday, July 12 (who said Tuesdays always have to be boring?) and will last until Wednesday, July 13. We’ll cover all the great deals available so you don’t have to worry about missing out on great discounts. But that’s all for next week. Here’s what you can save today.

Vizio’s 48-inch Elevate 5.1.4 premium sound system is selling for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Originally $1,099 (though it’s currently selling for $999 through Vizio), you can supercharge your entertainment center for $698 on Amazon. While less expensive soundbars like Sonos’ second-gen Beam claim to have Dolby Atmos support, it’s a virtualized effect compared to delivering the real thing, which the Elevate offers.

On either side of the Elevate are upward-firing speakers that provide more dimension to the audio, enhancing presence so Atmos content sounds like the theater (or better). When you’re not watching Atmos content, the sides of the Elevate can rotate to deliver sound directly to you. The Elevate includes two upward-firing satellite speakers to place behind or around you as well as a wireless subwoofer. Read more about elevation here.

Vizio Elevation

Vizio’s Elevate is a premium soundbar with unique rotating side speakers that spin up when playing surround sound.

If you’re into low-cost gadgets like us, you might be interested in a PD-enabled 100W USB-C to USB-C cable that has a built-in power meter that shows the wattage passing through it. The Chipofy brand offers its version of the cable (many other companies seem to make a similar one) for $16.69 when you clip the $2 coupon on its Amazon product page.

My colleague Sean Hollister bought it a month ago (read more about his experience here), and he immediately found it useful to make sure his tech got the right kind of power to charge at top speeds. Note that you need to plug the display side into the device you’re charging rather than the power source to see what kind of charging speed you’re getting.

Chipofy USB-C cable with power display

This 6.6ft USB-C to USB-C cable features a display that shows the power delivered to your gadgets. It can charge up to 100W, which is enough for many devices to charge quickly.

I mentioned Prime Day is coming up, right? Yes. While we’d expect to see deals on tech from plenty of brands, it’s about time Amazon’s own gadgets got discounts too. It’s already launched some deals for Prime members, including deep price cuts on the latest Kindle for Kids, the fourth-generation Echo Dot smart speaker, and the ever-useful smart plug. Each of these items sells for their respective lowest prices.

Kindle Kids (2019 Edition)

The Amazon Kid-Friendly Bundle, which includes a Kindle, one of four cases, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids Plus, and a two-year extended warranty.

Amazon Echo Dot (fourth generation)

The Echo Dot 2020 features a more spherical design than an actual Dot, but can still do everything Alexa does with other Echo models.

Amazon smart plug

Amazon’s Smart Plug allows you to connect any type of device to your network of smart devices. This lets you control the outlet via Alexa.

A Few Other Deals to Satisfy Your Prime Day Appetite

  • Logitech’s Powerplay Wireless Charging Mouse Pad is slightly discounted on Amazon, costing $91.56 instead of $100. This pad is compatible with Logitech G703, G502 Lightspeed, G903 Lightspeed and Pro Wireless mice. It will allow you to use these mice without having to plug them in to charge them. Learn more about the clever design of this product here.
  • SimpliSafe’s Shield home security system with a base station, keypad, key fob, two motion sensors and six entry sensors is reduced to just $159.99 at Best Buy. It normally costs $269.99.
  • The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox consoles is heavily discounted at Woot. Originally $499.99, it’s $249.99. I haven’t tested this model, but it seems like a much better value for this price given that it has active noise cancellation, Bluetooth support, and what appears to be a comfortable design. Note that although it is in new condition, it only has a 90-day warranty through Woot.

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