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August 6, 2022  |  Electronics

Top-selling BestReviews Prime Day items

Now that Prime Day is over, it is possible to step back and look at what type of products people bought. This information is important because it paints a fairly accurate picture of what the average consumer wants. According to a recent news release from Amazon, the bestselling categories were Amazon devices, consumer electronics and home products.

We’ve identified the top 60 bestselling Prime Day items that BestReviews has covered and recommended previously. These life-enhancing products range from entertainment, such as Fire TV devices, to home security devices, such as video doorbells.

We hand-picked and researched the best 15 of these items in depth. This way, you can determine if these bestsellers are right for you, too.

Prime Day bestsellers

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Home security is paramount. You want to know who is at your door before you decide to open it. You also want to see who has been at your house at any hour of the day, even if you weren’t home or awake.

A Ring video doorbell is the answer. This device has a wired installation with 1080p HD video. It has advanced motion detection that sends alerts to your mobile device whenever activity is detected near your door. The Two-Way Talk and Quick Replies features give you a way to communicate with any visitor without opening the door.

If you connect your video doorbell to a compatible Amazon Echo device, you will get audio alerts. Echo devices that have a screen, on the other hand, allow you to see who is at the door via Live View.

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iRobot Roomba 692

If you made a list of favorite pastimes, not many people would put vacuuming at the top of that list. However, airborne particles eventually accumulate on your floor, affecting your home’s cleanliness and odor. If you never vacuum, the environment becomes unhealthy quickly.

A robotic vacuum, such as the iRobot Roomba 692, can take vacuuming off your to-do list and give you a little more time in your day. This intelligent machine listens to your voice and learns the best route with its adaptive navigation. The three-stage cleaning system and dirt sensors allow the vacuum to be as effective on carpets as it is on hard floors.

For its protection, the Roomba 692 features Cliff Detect to keep the unit from toppling down the stairs. It also knows when its battery is getting low, so it can return to its home base to recharge. All you have to do is empty the vacuum when it’s done.

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Amazon Echo Show 5

This handy home device has the same functionality as a smart speaker, only it is enhanced with a screen and a 2-megapixel camera. Instead of listening to music, you can stream movies and TV shows. You can also display photos, make video calls and (with compatible devices) see who is at your front door.

The Amazon Echo Show 5 can also serve as your smart home hub. It lets you control every other smart device you use from one convenient place. And if you ever feel like your privacy is being compromised, simply shut off the microphone and camera.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

TVs are being built better these days. Many last for years. This means your television might not have all the features you want because you’ve had it for so long. How do you get a smart TV without buying a whole new set?

The Fire TV Stick is the answer. This highly affordable device turns your regular TV into a smart TV. All you need to do is plug it into an HDMI port on your existing TV to add Wi-Fi capabilities. It’s that simple.

With your enhanced TV, you’ll have access to over one million movies and TV shows on your favorite streaming services. The device also comes with an Alexa voice remote so you can quickly search for content just by asking.

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Apple AirPods Pro

With just your smartphone and a streaming service, you have access to more music than you could listen to in your entire life. The only problem is the tiny speakers that are built into your phone do not do the music justice. To experience the music the way it was meant to sound, you need something more.

Apple’s AirPods Pro have active noise cancellation to block out environmental sounds. Their adaptive equalizer intelligently tunes the music, so it sounds best to your ears. The earbuds also feature spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. This allows you to be fully immersed in a galaxy of sound whenever you are wearing these high-end devices.

To keep you safe, the AirPods also have a transparency mode that lets you hear the world around you. And, if you want to do anything else, all you need to do is ask Siri. 

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Apple Watch Series 7

Because of smartphones, watches have become unnecessary — if you need the time, just pull out your phone and check. For a watch to be more than just fashionable, it needs to have technology that makes it essential.

Enter the Apple Watch. The Series 7 is the most advanced piece of wearable wrist tech yet. Besides being a stylish device that tells time, this model functions as your guardian angel. The Series 7 watch can monitor your heart rate, oxygen level, quality of sleep and more. While it is not meant to diagnose, it does give you an early warning so you can tell your doctor whenever the device detects an anomaly.

Besides health, the watch connects you to the world by letting you text, listen to music, make calls, use Siri and more.

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Amazon Smart Plug

Not too long ago, having a home that you controlled with your voice would have been considered science fiction. Now, it’s commonplace. Anyone can have the luxury of telling their house to turn off the lights, turn down the thermostat, and lock the doors. But not everyone is comfortable having a smart home.

For people who want to inch their way into technology, Amazon has this smart plug. It’s simple to install — just plug it in, and it works. No smart home hub is required. The device turns a regular outlet into a smart outlet, giving you control of when that outlet is on or off, no matter where you are in the world.

Once you get comfortable with the technology, you can set up convenient routines for whatever you plug into the outlet. If you like the convenience, you can add other Amazon smart plugs in strategic locations to give you even more control over your home.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

While water is all around us in nature, it is not safe to drink. It contains bacteria, parasites, microplastics and more. If you went hiking or camping and drank from a stream, chances are, you would get sick from a waterborne disease.

LifeStraw’s water filter solves that problem. It is a simple strawlike device that you stick directly into a freshwater source, such as a stream, so you can drink without worry. You can take this ingenious portable filter with you whenever you travel to ensure the water you drink is free of contaminants. Or, you can keep it on hand in case there is ever a problem with your home drinking water.

This model has a microfiltration membrane that removes 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and waterborne parasites. It also effectively removes microplastics down to one micron and can reduce turbidity down to 0.2 microns. Each filter is capable of cleaning up to 1,000 gallons of water.

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation)

If you haven’t tried an Echo device, but are curious, they are remarkably affordable. Considering the compact Echo Dot lets you control your entire smart home, taking care of your comfort and safety needs, it is a great value.

A lot of families depend on Alexa for information purposes and to help them navigate life with a little more certainty and purpose. This model is the latest generation of the popular smart speaker. Besides helping you get the most out of your home life, the Echo Dot can stream playlists, audiobooks, podcasts and more. Alexa can even tell you a joke or connect you to friends and family. All you have to do is ask.

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Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser Professional

The Aquarius water flosser is a professional home dental care tool. It uses a pulsing stream of water to remove up to 99.9 percent of plaque, making it even more effective than using dental floss to care for your teeth and gums.

The unit has two modes, floss and massage, and 10 pressure settings, so you can customize your cleaning. The large capacity reservoir lets you floss for up to 90 seconds, while the slim, ergonomic handle is easy to hold. For convenience, the Aquarius comes with seven tips, so multiple family members can use the same machine.

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Kindle Paperwhite

One of America’s favorite pastimes might be reading, but all those books create several problems. They consume natural resources for manufacturing and transporting. They are cumbersome to store and they also contribute to landfills. One way to help combat all that waste is to switch to an e-reader.

The Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch display powered by a battery that can last up to 10 weeks. It is designed to survive a brief immersion in water and is lightweight, so it is more portable than a paperback book.

For comfort, the Kindle Paperwhite has a glare-free screen with an adjustable light that is readable even in bright sunlight. Faster page turns mean readers won’t get frustrated waiting for the book to update. And, with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, you get access to over 2 million titles, thousands of audiobooks and more.

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Crest 3D Whitestrips

One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. If you want to make a positive (and lasting) first impression, nothing helps like flashing a radiant smile bolstered by white teeth. However, over time, even the brightest smile begins to fade. That’s where Crest 3D Whitestrips come in.

Crest’s top-selling teeth whitening strips use the same enamel-safe ingredients that your dentist uses. Simply remove a strip from the protective sheet and apply the gel-coated side to your bottom teeth. Do the same for your top teeth. After 30 minutes, remove the strips and you are all set.

While you will see results in as few as three days, the entire treatment will take 20 days. This kit comes with enough strips to perform that full 20-day treatment. The whitening results will last roughly a year. Plus, it comes with two bonus one-hour express Whitestrips, in case you need same-day results.

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Levoit Air Purifier

According to the EPA, indoor air pollution can be worse “than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.” Compounding the problem is the fact that people spend roughly 90% of their time inside. To stay healthy, you need to purify the air inside your home.

The Levoit Air Purifier is a high-performance machine that combines HEPA filtration with VortexAir technology and a 360-degree air intake to clean over 500 square feet in roughly 30 minutes. If you have a smaller space, this model can clean 219 square feet in 12 minutes.

This air purifier can reduce allergens and other airborne particles, such as smoke and dust, to help you breathe easier in your own home. It offers a variety of filter options that can help in specific situations such as wildfires or removing VOCs. The whisper technology means you can use this device at night without disturbing your sleep.

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Callaway 300 Pro Slope Laser Golf Range Finder

Golf is one of those activities that you can spend a lifetime pursuing, gradually inching your way forward to a better round. While most of the progress comes from practice and dedication, tools can help. A range finder, for instance, provides detailed information about each hole you play so you know which club to use for every shot.

Callaway’s laser range finder is a precision tool that has six times magnification and is accurate to plus or minus one yard for up to 1,000 yards. The pin-locking technology ensures you are measuring the distance you want and not picking up something in the background. When the device locks onto the pin, it lets you know by producing a short burst of vibrations.

If you are not involved in competitive play, you can flip a switch to engage the slope measurement. This lets you map out elevation changes so you get a better sense of the plays-like distance so you can choose the best club.

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Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wi-Fi signals do not have a long range. There are times when the wireless signal can’t even cover your entire home. This is because traveling through walls and doors weakens a signal, as does interference from other devices, such as a baby monitor or a garage door opener.

To make sure there are no dead spots in your home, you need a range extender. This device extends coverage so you can use all of your devices in any part of your home without fear of a weak or dropped signal.

Netgear’s offering extends your coverage up to 1,500 square feet. It also allows you to connect up to 25 devices by providing up to 1200 Mbps of speed. If you need dedicated service, you can use the built-in Ethernet port for maximum speed.

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Allen Foster writes for BestReviews. BestReviews has helped millions of consumers simplify their purchasing decisions, saving them time and money.

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