Even with Amazon Prime Day 2022 just around the corner, starting Tuesday, July 12, there are plenty of early Prime Day deals to check out, in and out of Amazon. One of the highlights is Philips Hue smart bulbs. There is a promotion where you get a 15 percent discount on your total when you buy two or more outdoor lamps. This includes outdoor lighting strips, accent lighting and other Hue essentials you may want, such as the Hue outdoor sensor and Hue Bridge, the latter of which allow you to easily control and coordinate your smart bulbs via an app. This promotion ends after July 17th.
If you’re itching to invest in a new wearable to get fit and keep a closer eye on your notifications, Wellbots offers roadside readers some exclusive discounts that bring the Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Sense down to their lowest prices yet. The Charge 5 normally costs $149.99, but retails for $109.95 when you use a promo code 40VERGE at the cash register. The more capable Sense is also discounted to $179.99 – lower than the usual price of $299.95 – when you use a promo code 120VERGE at the cash register.
The Fitbit Charge 5 offers essential fitness tracking features in a sleek and lightweight design, making it one of our favorite Fitbits in terms of value. However, the lack of physical buttons can sometimes make menu navigation difficult when you’re on the go. Read our review†
For something that’s great in the basics, plus some, the Fitbit Sense comes equipped with a more robust suite of fitness tracking stats, allowing you to measure things like your respiratory rate and skin temperature. The fitness tracker has an Apple Watch-esque design, which can make it a more aesthetically pleasing option for you. While the Sense initially shipped with some bugs and performance issues, Fitbit’s firmware updates addressed most (but not all) of the pain points. Read our review.
The HP Envy x360 13 remains our budget laptop of choice thanks to its fairly powerful hardware and affordable price, and it’s even more affordable today at Best Buy. Normally priced at $1,049.99, the 13.3-inch Windows machine is now on sale for $699.99, which is its lowest price yet.
The Envy has a 1920 x 1080 OLED display with touchscreen support, as well as Intel Iris Xe graphics. The discounted model also offers 8 GB of RAM, an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and 512 GB of storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card. Port selection may be limited, but the laptop’s extended battery life, Thunderbolt 4 support, and impressive power, given its size, make it an ultrabook worth considering. Read our review of the AMD version of 2020†
Finding a budget-friendly laptop with decent specs can be an uphill battle, but Acer’s Aspire 5 is one of those rare options that manages to pack in some pretty impressive hardware without breaking the bank. The Aspire 5’s high-end configuration is currently on sale on Amazon for just $549.99 ($100 off), one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this mid-range laptop.
The Aspire 5 has a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, in addition to 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. While we would normally recommend finding a discounted configuration that uses an AMD processor, the 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU that comes with this model can still handle countless productivity applications without much effort. It also offers a comfortable backlit keyboard and surprisingly powerful speakers for those times when you don’t have headphones.
In terms of connectivity, the Aspire 5 features an HDMI port for connecting to an external display, a trio of USB-A ports for peripherals, and a single USB-C port for data transfer. It also features a 3.5mm audio jack and an Ethernet port. Read our review.