Amazon Prime Day: What’s worth it for Apple users
It may not be Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but Amazon’s in-house Prime Day has now established itself as a major shopping day for the e-commerce giant. During this time there are bargains available from numerous providers using Amazon’s platform – each for between 24 and 48 hours. This year, Prime Day will take place from July 12th to 13th. If you are interested in a specific product, you should grab it as quickly as possible so that it is not sold out.
Requirements for Prime Day
In contrast to Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, Amazon’s Prime Day has one central requirement: anyone who wants to take advantage of the bargains must be a Prime member themselves. With the service, ordered products are delivered with faster “Premium” shipping, you have access to various Amazon services such as Prime Video or Amazon Music and you can use the Prime Reading service with e-books, comics and magazines. Prime costs 70 euros in an annual subscription, if you want to pay monthly, it costs 8 euros.
However, there is a trick to taking part in Prime Day without an existing Prime membership: You can use the free trial month that Amazon offers to anyone interested. So if you set a reminder and then cancel in good time before the first fee is due, you won’t pay an extra fee to attend Prime Day. You can sign up for a Prime membership with an existing Amazon account here.
The best bargains for Apple users
Prime Day is usually very diverse. This year you can save especially on accessories if you are an Apple user. Nevertheless, there are smaller discounts for various Apple products themselves. You can find an overview of Apple hardware that is discounted here. For example, the aluminum Apple Watch Series 7 is three percent cheaper, and a first-generation Apple Pencil is seven percent cheaper at Amazon.
Important: With each of the offers, you should first take a look at the Heise price comparison, because a reduction at Amazon is no guarantee that other retailers will not have a better offer.
The hardware from Amazon and its subsidiaries is really well reduced. This applies, for example, to the entire product line of the camera and home security specialist Ring. For example, you pay 45 percent less for a set of Ring Alarm 2.0 and Indoor Cam (140 euros in total), and a video doorbell like the Video Doorbell Wired is 35 percent cheaper (70 euros). At Amazon itself you will find Kindles, Echos (including Alexa), Blink products and Fire hardware.
Small stuff also makes discount
Anyone interested in expanding their HomeKit setup will find what they are looking for from various brands. The renowned German-American manufacturer Eve Home has made various reductions. These include smart sockets, room air sensors, light strips and irrigation, with reductions of up to 30 percent. The Chinese smart home specialist Aquara, which has reduced window sensors, is also doing well. The brand new curtain motor with HomeKit integration is also included.
Popular accessory specialist Anker has discounted power supplies, adapters, battery cases, speakers and more. If you need a new router, you can take a look around the TP Link Brand Store, which now also has cameras and smart home accessories. The smart vacuum cleaners from Roborock have also become cheaper.