Amazon Prime Day is officially kicked off and ends within 48 hours at the end of July 13th. If you’re a fan of Google hardware, whether it’s Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats or Chromecasts, there are plenty of technical gadgets on sale right now at. rivetingly low prices. These are our favorites.
The WIRED Gear team tests products year-round. We sorted through hundreds of thousands of offers by hand to make these choices.
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Offers on phone, laptop and earphone
If you are looking for a new Android phone, most should go for the Pixel 6. This is the lowest price we have ever tracked and a great value. You get a 90-Hz AMOLED screen, wireless charging, the same powerful Tensor processor and a great dual-camera system. But since all other versions are sold out, you can only grab the storage option of 256 gigabytes. Read our Pixel phone guide for tips and recommendations on accessories. This agreement is also available at Target.
We like Google’s Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends) because it has a spectacular camera system with a fantastic 4X optical zoom, a sharp 120-Hz screen refresh rate with an AMOLED panel and lots of useful smart software features. of Google’s Tensor Processor. Oh, and a battery that generally lasts a whole day. The phone has had its fair share of errors, but many of the issues have been fixed now. This agreement is also available at Target. Just know that the Pixel 7 Pro is coming towards the end of the year (and the Pixel 6A later this month).
If you can do all your work outside of the Chrome browser, a Chromebook might be all you need. This Pixelbook Go is getting a little old, but it’s still one of our favorite Chromebooks and runs perfectly. The screen is crisp, the keyboard is nice, and this Core i5 model is very powerful for most people.
These are our favorite earphones (8/10, WIRED recommends) for most people, and at this price they are an even better value. You get instant pairing with many Android devices, great Google Assistant integration, IPX4 waterproofness to protect them from sweaty workouts and a comfortable, ergonomic design. They sound pretty good too! Almost the only downside is the 5-hour battery life, which is a bit low today (though you can recharge it a few times with the egg-shaped charging case). Unfortunately, there is also no wireless charging on the cover, so you will have to connect via USB-C.
This Pixel Stand was a few dollars cheaper last week. It’s the first generation wireless charger from Google – not the newer, second generation version (see below). It charges any device with wireless charging support, whether in landscape or portrait orientation. If you put a Pixel phone on it, you get a few extra perks, including ambient lighting that mimics the sunrise, a digital photo frame feature, and quick access to smart home controls. Read our guide to the best wireless chargers for more options.
Second generation Pixel Stand is a bit more limited. You get a similar system of perks if you pair this phone with a Pixel phone, but any phone that supports wireless charging should charge fine. However, you can only recharge your phone in portrait, not landscape orientation. What’s nice about both is that they do not have any distracting LEDs, so they are perfect for the bedside table, and they keep your phone backed up so you can easily read notifications.
Offer on doorbell and security camera
Only certain colors are still included in this agreement. Nest’s video doorbell is our second place and comes in second place after Arlo’s Essential, simply because it is more expensive. This is one of the lowest prices we have seen. It is easy to mount and remove for charging (the battery lasts more than a month). The smart messages that identify faces and packages are also accurate, but you need one Nest Aware subscription ($ 6 per month). You can find this deal at Best buy as well.
Do you need an indoor security camera? This simple one looks elegant, can be mounted and does not have a battery, which means you will have to plug it in. (On the plus side, you never have to charge it.) WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has had a pointer on his front door over the past year and has had a great experience with it, though a Nest Aware subscription expands your video history. It is also available at Target.
This security camera works just like the above indoor camera, except that it is battery powered and can withstand rain, wind and snow. It has a 130-degree field of view and 1080p video, as WIRED editor Adrienne So says, showed clear views of her driveway, front door and even most of her front yard. The battery should be charged after a little more than a month. A similar agreement is also available at Target.
If you are planning to monitor a dark and sad area, this camera is functionally similar to the Nest Cam above, but does not run on a battery and it has two floodlights on each side. The lights can turn on automatically, as when the camera detects movement. You can also set a schedule or use your voice to turn them on. A similar agreement is also available at Target.
Smart speakers, monitors and router offerings
Nest Wifi is easy to configure, looks elegant and creates a reliable mesh network in your home. This deal is for the router and the point so you can easily expand your coverage. The big disadvantage of this model? There is no Wi-Fi 6 support, but since your devices need to support Wi-Fi 6 to take advantage of the new standard, this may not be a big deal. This agreement is also available at Target. Read our best mesh routers guide for more recommendations.
The new Nest Thermostat is not quite as smart as the original Nest Learning Thermostat, which means it does not learn and adapt to your habits, but you can still set schedules. It will also turn down on its own when you leave your home, saving you energy and allowing you to control the temperature via the app. If you like how Google runs its smart home, we think you’ll like this.
Simply connect this to your TV and you get a smart Google TV interface with all your favorite apps including YouTube, Netflix and HBO. You can control the Chromecast (8/10, WIRED recommends) all via the included remote control, or alternatively you can cast directly from your smartphone. It’s the best of both worlds.
Nest Mini is the cheaper, smaller and smaller version of Nest Audio. It does not sound very good, but it is a great little speaker for small areas of the home where you will use your voice to control your smart home devices. You can also wall mount it (as long as there is an electrical outlet nearby).
Google’s Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED recommends) is one of our favorite smart speakers. This is the typical bargain price it drops to during major sales events. Nest Audio is the successor to the original Google Home from 2016, which offers deeper bass and louder sound for better streaming. Of course, it’s powered by Google Assistant, so you can ask it anything you want to type in the Google search bar. Pairing two together provides a solid stereo system. There is a physical switch to turn off the microphone, which we appreciate. This agreement is also available at Walmart.
This is the lowest price we have seen for the Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED recommends). This version has a camera so you can use it for video chat. It is a helpful companion as it can act as a security camera feed (if the camera supports it), guide you through cooking instructions or just act as a digital photo frame.
The cameraless Nest Hub is also for sale. This one has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Nest Hub Max’s 10-inch screen, so it is more suitable for small spaces such as bedrooms. This second generation model can also record your sleep habits if you want to make sure you reach seven hours (no wearable required). See our guide to the best smart screens for more details.