Amazon Prime Day looks a lot different this year, for more reasons than one. It’s not in July, and we’re all months-deep in a pandemic that has caused many of us to stay at home and pinch our pennies a little bit harder. Here on the WIRED Gear team, we scrolled through thousands of deals to find a way to save money on some of our favorite whizbangs and gizmos. If you’re looking for ways to make cooking a little easier, or to get motivated to get moving, read on.
We strike through items that sell out or rise in price as we update this guide. Discounts sometimes return quickly, so check for yourself. You’ll need a subscription to Amazon Prime to get most of these deals.
Updated October 14: It’s officially day 2 of Prime Day. The last day, if you’re counting. We’ve removed expired discounts and added four new deals.
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Robot Vacuum Deals
iRobot Roomba 692 for $200 ($117 off): Any time an iRobot vacuum dips near $200, it’s a good deal. Although this is an older model, it still has a powerful motor, world-class navigation, and features that I still have yet to see in more expensive robot vacuums—like Dirt Detect, which finds high-traffic areas and gives them a more thorough scrubbing.
Yeedi K650 Robot Vacuum for $170 ($50 off): I (Adrienne) am currently testing this robot vacuum, which has performed surprisingly well given its low price point. It doesn’t have mapping capabilities, but it also hasn’t gotten caught by common robot vacuum traps, like my kitchen step. It also has a long runtime of over 2 hours. Clip the on-page coupon to save.
Roborock S5 MAX Robovac and Mop for $439 ($110 off): This Alexa-enabled robovac comes with a built-in mop and virtual floor mapping, so that it knows just which surfaces to use water on. Roborock isn’t a household name, but Senior Writer Adrienne So says they make surprisingly good products, and she expects this to be no exception.
Roborock S6 MaxV Robovac with Mop and Lidar for $600 ($200 off): Two cameras, Lidar, and a special AI engine make this robot vacuum and mop from Roborock one of the least likely to bump into household objects. It’s even compatible with Google Home and Alexa, should you want to control your vacuum with your voice.
Kitchen and Home Deals