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Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the PM edition

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Mackie CR3

Street price: $100; deal price: $80

Although we've seen this set of speakers at an all time low of $70, that's a somewhat rare discount. Consistently priced at $100, we've seen these speakers at $80 multiple times and it's the lowest price we've seen within the past six months. The Mackie CR3 is the top pick in our guide to the best computer speakers. They have all the inputs you'll need, along with easy-to-use controls and good sound quality for their price.

We wrote, "There are better-sounding speakers that cost more, and cheaper speakers that sound decent, but these have the right blend of sound quality and user-friendliness.

Oculus Rift + Touch

Street price: $400; deal price: $350

This is a nice deal nearly matching the lowest price we've seen on our top pick for best VR headsets for PC. Of the bunch we tested, it's the lightest and most comfortable (so you can wear it for longer), it has the most well-balanced and capable controllers, and it was the easiest for us to set up.

HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset + Case

Street Price: $80; deal price: $50

At $50, this is a great deal on the console gaming-centric variant of our top pick in our gaming headset guide. The Cloud Pro features in-line audio controls, a nice feature for its intended use. It's been around $80 the last few months, so this is a nice additional drop for it. As a nice bonus, a protective case is also included.

Dennis Burger wrote, "Perhaps most importantly, the HyperX Cloud is impressively comfortable—you can wear it for hours on end without cranial distress, plus its aluminum construction makes it durable despite its light weight."

Amazon Cloud Cam

Street price: $110; deal price: $60

Down to $60 from price we've seen fluctuate between $100 and $120 this year, the Amazon Cloud Cam, like other Amazon items, is deeply discounted as part of Prime Day.

This cam, which we liked in our testing enough that we would have made it a budget pick at this price, is a competition option in our guide to the best indoor security camera. We wrote, "Although it's the company's first entry into home security, the Amazon Cloud Cam shows a lot of promise. Like our top two picks, it doesn't leave gaps in between recordings, so you never miss a minute of action. It also includes 24 hours of free video storage, with the option to purchase more; that subscription plan is the cheapest we found, and includes person detection and activity."

Nixplay Seed

Street price: $180; deal price: $135

Although the drop to $136 isn't the lowest price we've posted it's the lowest price we've seen since Black Friday. This deal is for the black frame with the 10 inch screen.

The Nixplay Seed is the top pick in our guide to the best digital photo frame. Amadou Diallo wrote, "The Nixplay Seed's high-resolution IPS display offers pleasing colors and a wide viewing angle, so your images look great from every corner of the room. The panel's 4:3 aspect ratio means it can display your smartphone photos full screen, without black borders, and you can position it in either portrait or landscape orientation."

DJI Spark Fly More Combo

Street price: $550; deal price: $500

A solid $50 discount on a great starter drone, this discounted price extends to all colors.

The DJI Spark Fly More Combo is the budget pick in our guide to the best drones. Mike Perlman wrote, "it has all the important features you need from a video drone: 1080p video recording, image and flight stabilization, collision-avoidance technology, and an included controller, and smart-flight modes like ActiveTrack (tracks and follows a subject) and gesture controls all come standard."

Dyson V8 Absolute

Street price: $450; deal price: $365

This matches the best price we've seen on a similar new model, the V8 Animal. While we sometimes see great $300 deals on refurb models, you'll be hard pressed to do better on a new model.

The Dyson V8 Absolute is the upgrade pick in our guide to the best cordless stick vacuum. Liam McCabe and Michelle Ma wrote, "the very best cordless vacuum cleaner, with more attachments, a longer battery life, and slightly stronger suction than our main pick."

Bonavita BV382510V 1.0L Gooseneck Kettle

Street price: $65; deal price: $45

A new low by nearly $10 on our runner-up pick for best electric kettle and top pick for pour-over coffee.

Michael Sullivan, Winnie Yang, and Tim Barribeau wrote, "We recommend this precise-aim gooseneck kettle for anyone preparing pour-over coffee, or for tea lovers who will geek out over its spot-on temperature accuracy."

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch

Street price: $35; deal price: $26

Although this product tends to experience a lot of price fluctuations we would estimate the street price to be around $35, and the drop to $26 is a really solid discount.

The TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch is the budget pick in our guide to the best in-wall wireless light switch and dimmer. This is the least expensive stand-alone model we tested.

iRobot Roomba 671

Street price: $350; deal price: $230

Although we're changing our runner-up pick, this is still a solid deal and the lowest price we've seen on this variant of our runner-up pick in our guide to the best robot vacuum. Great for pet hair and Wi-Fi enabled, this is a great price to pick up a good robot vacuum.

Crucial MX500 250GB

Street price: $73; deal price: $60

The price of the 250GB version has been slowly declining over the past months with a new low of $65 just recently. When you take this SSD to checkout your final price will be $55 before tax, the best price we've ever seen and nice discount from a street price around $73.

The Crucial MX500 is the top pick in our guide to the best SSDs. Andrew Cunningham wrote, "the Crucial MX500 has an affordable price, performs well, boasts a five-year warranty, and comes from an established company with a good track record."

Q Acoustics 3020

Street price: $270; deal price: $243

At $243 from a street price of $270, this is the lowest price we've seen for a pair of Q Acoustics 3020 in either the American Walnut finish or graphite color. These colors are typically priced lower than the black and white colors but if you absolutely must have either of those, they are also down to the lowest price we've seen at $289 from $320.

The Q Acoustics 3020 is the top pick in our guide to the best bookshelf speakers. Chris Heinonen wrote, "the pair reproduces music of all genres with great detail and clarity on a wide soundstage. Despite each speaker's compact size, the set delivers both strong bass and accurate vocals. These speakers are efficient, too, which means they can play louder with less-powerful receivers and amplifiers."

Anker PowerCore 20100

Street price: $40; deal price: $31

This sale is only the black color of the more power pick in our guide to the best USB power banks and battery packs. It's a new low by $3.

Mark Smirniotis wrote, "the Anker PowerCore 20100 has enough power to recharge a tablet and two smartphones on a long flight, or a smartphone a day for nearly a week. It's about the size of two decks of cards lined up end to end."

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