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Most Amazon Prime Day deals may be exclusively for Prime members, but the day isn’t just about Amazon anymore. The evolution of Prime Day over the years has spawned competing sale events from Amazon’s biggest competitors like Walmart, Target and Best Buy. In addition to having exclusive sales that Amazon might not have, these retailers will often match some of Prime Day’s biggest deals — giving anyone the opportunity to grab them. If you want to save some money but don’t want to contribute to the machine that is Amazon, we’ve collected the best anti-Prime Day deals here so you don’t want to go searching for them yourself.
Google Nest Audio – $75
Google’s Nest Audio smart speaker has dropped to $75 across the web, which is $25 off its normal price. We gave it a score of 87 for its great audio quality, minimalist design, stereo sound capabilities and Google Assistant chops.
Nest Hub – $80
The latest Nest Hub is down to $80, or $20 off its normal price. This model just came out a few months ago and includes a new sleep tracking feature. We liked its speedier performance, clearer and louder audio and its subtle, pleasant design. If you’re looking to build out a smart home system, eBay has the Nest Hub with Nest Hello Doorbell for $189 as well.
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40-inch Hisense Roku smart TV – $170
This 40-inch Hisense TV is $58 off at Walmart, bringing it down to $170. Hisense makes solid budget sets that are good options for college students who want a full-featured smart TV without spending a ton of money. This model has a 1080p display and Roku’s excellent smart TV interface.
48-inch LG CX OLED 4K smart TV – $1,250
My Best Buy members can get the 48-inch LG CX OLED 4K smart TV for $1,250, or $250 off its normal price. It’s free to sign up for My Best Buy and it’s worth it to get a bit of extra money off all of the retailer’s current sales. OLED sets are the ones to get if you care about having the deepest blacks and most vibrant color reproduction, and this model has LG’s a9 Gen 3 processor, support for Dolby Vision, Atmos, HDR10 and HLG plus Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration.
Google Nest WiFi (2 pack) – $189
The Nest WiFi pack with one router and one extension point is down to $189, or $80 off its normal price. We gave this mesh system a score of 84 for its unobtrusive design, simple installation process and built-in smart speaker capabilities.
Google Pixel Buds – $79
Google’s Pixel Buds are on sale for $79, which is $100 less than normal. We gave these buds a score of 83 for their comfortable design, reliable touch controls, good audio quality and improved Google Assistant features.
Beats Solo Pro – $149
Galaxy Chromebook 2 – $449
Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 is on sale for $449 at Best Buy, or $599 for the upgraded, Core i3 model. While not an all-time low, it’s still a good sale on a much improved Chromebook. We gave this version a score of 82 for its impressive screen, good keyboard, loud speakers and solid performance.
Roku Streaming Stick+ – $39
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is $10 off right now, bringing it down to $39. We consider this to be the best all-around streaming stick for most people thanks to its easy installation, simple on-screen interface, wide variety of supported streaming services and its handy private listening feature.
Roku Ultra – $70
The latest Roku Ultra is down to $70, or $30 off its normal price. This is the most powerful Roku set-top box you can get, and it supports 4K streaming, HDR and Dolby Vision, plus a handy voice remote that lets you search for content more easily.
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential – $30
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is down to $30, or $20 off its normal price. This tiny clock houses the Google Assistant, making it a bit smarter than your average alarm clock. We gave it a score of 83 for its simple design, tap-to-snooze feature, built-in nightlight and good smart home controls.
Philips Hue White and Color Lightstrip base kit – $60
Those looking to build out their smart lighting system at home can get this Philips Hue Lightstrip kit for $60 at Target, or $20 off its normal price. It includes an 80-inch white and color strip plus the power adapter and a connector box for reattaching cut pieces. As long as you have a Hue bridge at home, you’ll be able to use this strip and do things like control it with your voice using your preferred virtual assistant.
Logitech C920s Pro HD webcam – $50 Our current favorite webcam , the Logitech C920s Pro HD , is $20 off at Target, bringing it down to $50. This is remarkable not only for the savings, but because the webcam is actually in stock. This will up your video conference quality with 1080p/30fps video and we like its adjustable base and the included lens cover for extra privacy.