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8 products on sale now that won’t be cheaper on Prime Day 2020

Can’t wait for Prime Day 2020 to begin? If you’re looking for great deals, you can start now! We’ve tracked down eight products on sale that we just can’t see being any cheaper on the big day. All these products are the latest technology and some are only a couple of weeks old, so seeing discounts on them already is a big deal. If you’re worried that something might end up cheaper on Prime Day, you can always order it now, avoid opening the item, then return it for a full refund after buying it for less on Prime Day. Honestly though? We can’t see this happening. Snap up these great deals today while there’s still stock.

Fitbit Charge 3 — $100, was $150

With a huge price cut of $50, the Fitbit Charge 3 is perfect if you’ve been eyeing activity trackers but couldn’t make up your mind. This wristband will monitor everything from the daily steps you make, the calories you burn, as well as your heart rate every step of the day. It’s swim-proof and water-resistant so you won’t have to worry about taking it off at the gym or in the water, plus you can choose for it to track over 15 different forms of exercise, depending on how you love to work up a sweat. It also tracks how well you’re sleeping. Reduced to just $100, this is the ideal time to jump on board the Fitbit train.

Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S — $120, was $150

No one enjoys vacuuming, right? The Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S takes out a lot of the effort. It’s a robotic vacuum cleaner that can easily be programmed to clean up hard floors as well as medium-pile carpets with minimal hassle. It can easily vacuum for up to 100 minutes before automatically returning back to its base station to recharge, with you able to choose when it gets to work. BoostIQ technology means it can work on extra tricky bits for a brief time as well. It’s a great timesaver and just $120, down from $150, right now.

Apple AirPods — $130, was $160

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With a $30 price cut, this is a great time to pick up some Apple AirPods. The truly wireless earbuds are super simple to set up and utilize an H1 chip which promises a low-latency wireless connection, resulting in fewer dropouts and better audio quality for you. With up to five hours of battery life with 24 hours stemming from the charging case, you’ll be good to go throughout the day without any hassle. They look and feel good in your ears, too.

HP Chromebook 11.6 — $270, was $340

Chromebooks have been tricky to find this year so a $70 discount and stock of this latest HP Chromebook 11.6? If you’re looking for a budget Chromebook, this should be a very hard to resist offer. The device offers an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of memory, 32GB of eMMC storage, and an 11.6-inch screen. That’s all just what you need if you simply want a straightforward device to work from anywhere with, from typing up important documents to browsing the internet. Ordinarily $340, this HP Chromebook is down to just $270 right now.

Acer Nitro XV272U Monitor (Full HD) — $300, was $450

If you’re a keen PC gamer, you need a great monitor to get the most from your setup. The Acer Nitro XV272U Monitor is a fantastic 27-inch monitor that’s sure to keep up with your gaming escapades. It promises a resolution of 2560 x 1440, a response time of 1ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz. With two HDMI ports, four built-in USB ports, and one DisplayPort, there’s no shortage of connection options either. It’s ordinarily priced at $450 so a huge saving of $150 is a big help here.

Apple iPad 10.2 — $300, was $330

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The latest Apple iPad 10.2-inch has already seen a price cut of $30. That’s pretty impressive for a tablet that only launched a week or two ago. For the price, you get a stylish 10.2-inch Retina display screen that makes everything look great, the latest A12 Bionic processor, an 8MP back camera, and 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera. With up to 10 hours of battery life, you won’t run out of juice throughout the day either. What more could you want?

Apple Watch Series 6 — from $385

Continuing the trend for the latest Apple tech being discounted, the base 40mm, GPS model of the newest and brightest Apple Watch Series 6 is on sale from just $385 right now. That’s a modest but important saving of $15 which just doesn’t happen on brand-new Apple gadgets. This is the best Apple Watch yet thanks to an Always-On Retina display that’s 2.5 times brighter than before outdoors, a faster processor, and an all-new sensor that measures your blood oxygen levels. Numerous other improvements make this an unbeatable purchase for the active user.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS) — $385, was $399:

Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, GPS) — $415, was $429:

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — $1100, was $1300

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The latest and greatest Samsung smartphone out there, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is normally $1300 but Amazon has it for $200 off at $1100. For the price, you get Samsung’s fastest Note processor yet, an absolutely phenomenal camera, along with a display that has an exceptional refresh rate for every scenario — whether you’re working or playing the latest games. it also comes with the Samsung S Pen so you can get tactile with the screen, sketching out designs or writing up notes. 5G support ensures this phone will last you for a long time to come.

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Simplisafe Video Doorbell Pro review

DIY security is a hot topic item in the tech space these days. One of the companies that have been at the forefront of that movement has been Simplisafe. The company prides itself on the complete system you can set up in minutes and has recently added the Video Doorbell Pro to its lineup.Simplisafe was kind enough to send me the new Video Doorbell Pro for the last few weeks and I’m going to share my experience with this full review.DesignThe Simplisafe Doorbell Pro doesn’t set the world ablaze with a radical design. But that’s OK, and honestly, there’s only so much you can do here. You get an elongated rectangular device with rounded edges that immediately reminds you of well… a doorbell.At the top, you have a camera capable of 1080p HD recording with a 162-degree field of view. The lens has pan and zoom to help capture this wider viewing angle. Just below that is a motion sensor with IR night vision as well.The small pinhole towards the middle is a two-way microphone. This allows you to have a conversation with anyone that comes to the door even when not at home. This has already come in handy for me to “sign” for a package that arrived while I wasn’t in the house.The bottom of the Simplisafe Doorbell Pro is, well… the doorbell. This a large chrome button surrounded by an LED ring. This ring illuminates when pressed and the press of the button rings your existing bell while immediately initiating an app notification.Setup and the appThe setup of the Simplisafe Video Doorbell Pro is pretty painless. You have start with safety. Find your appropriate breaker to cut power to your existing doorbell. You will then remove the mounting screws of your current system.After destruction has taken place we can now move forward with our new fancy gadget Doorbell Pro. I’d suggest using the back bracket with the new power terminal to make sure your existing screw holes match the alignment. Mine was slightly different and I had to make an alternative pilot drill hole for the top screw.Then, you need to run the two wires from your old bell through the keyhole-shaped opening. These will need to go up, and behind, the terminal screws to then be secured with a Philips head screwdriver. Now use the included mounting screws to secure to your exterior wall at the top and bottom of the Simplisafte Doorbell bracket.One more note, if you have a doorbell currently installed in a corner or uneven surface like siding, don’t worry. Simplisafe thought about these scenarios and includes a wedge in the box to mount at an angle to give you a more stable view. I personally didn’t have to use this accessory but it’s nice to see it in the box.Once the Simplisafe Vido Doorbell Pro is secured, you then take the outside casing and slide it over the base, and press down to snap into place. Now, you should restore power and test the unit.If successful, you should give your Doorbell around 90 seconds to properly power up. Then you can test to make sure your doorbell chime works when pressing the large, silver button on the Simplisafe. If you chime works as intended you can secured the base and front plate as the final hardware step with the include super-tiny hex screw in the packaging into the very bottom of the Doorbell Pro.Completing the setup and connecting to your Simplisafe system is all handled through the app. Here you’ll go through the normal steps of a connected device: add a camera, enter your WiFi credentials, and give it a name or location.But my favorite part of this is Simplisafe uses the Doorbell Pro’s camera to scan a QR code on your phone to link it to your app. This is a nice feature to both verify the account information and whether the Doorbell’s video system works. 1 of 9 The app experience is pretty comparable to most video apps after setup. You get a dedicated tab at the bottom of the Simplisafe app along with the last history preview at the bottom of your Overview main page.Notifications are also fairly normal. When the Simplisafe Video Doorbell Pro detects movement, it starts recording and sends an instant notification to your devices via the app. You then are dropped directly into the live video feed by tapping the notification.I did have a complaint and one hiccup while using the app. First, I think any Android app revolving around video should offer a thumbnail view in the notification. It’s a quick, glanceable way to see just how important the need is at the door. Is it my normal Amazon package that can wait or is my mom standing in the rain waiting for me to let her inside?And that leads to my main issue. Simplisafe either has a connection issue in tunneling the app to the live stream, or the WiFi radio is very inconsistent. About every 8th time I try to open a notification or manually check the live video I get the below message.I’ll close this section of the review on the positive that you don’t have to be a Simplisafe subscriber to use the Video Doorbell Pro. The device and app can both be used without an existing Simplisafe security system or monitoring plan.ConclusionDespite a couple of hiccups, I’m impressed with the video quality, app notifications, and ease of setup with the Simplisafe Video Doorbell Pro. The quality is as good if not better than other security cameras I currently have installed.If you are already a Simplisafe customer, then this is the doorbell camera for you. I can’t imagine adding another app and ecosystem with better results. And you can opt into if something triggers your alarm to allow the monitoring system to confirm a physical threat via the video feed.Even if you’re not a Simplisafe user, I think the Video Doorbell Plus warrants a look. At $170 it’s competitively priced with similar options. Add that to a quick installation process, and good looking device and Simplisafe has a winner with the Video Doorbell Plus.

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