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It's following hot on the heels of Amazon Australia's Mid-Year sale – that ended only a few weeks ago – but from what we can tell, that was just a teaser.
Amazon has outdone itself, offering some of the lowest prices on its own devices, like the Echo smart speaker range and the Kindle ereaders, with some even cheaper than the prices during Black Friday last year.
That's great news for Aussie shoppers looking to pocket some savings. So whether it's setting up a smart home – speakers, lights, security cameras – or you're after a set of great headphones, they're all going real cheap now. And with some camera companies having set up official shop on Amazon, you can get yourself a new snapper for much less than usual. Gaming laptops, Samsung devices and so much more too!
You can head to Amazon's dedicated Prime Day page for all the offers, or you can stick with us while we handpick the best tech deals from the massive sale. We'll be here from now until the end of the sale at 5pm AEST on Wednesday, June 23.
Best Prime Day 2021 deals
Sure, these are the older-gen of Sony’s fantastic noise cancelling headphones, but you can save a little more by opting for the XM3’s. They’re still a stellar set of headphones, with outstanding noise cancellation and sound quality. They are lacking little perks such as DSEE Extreme audio upscaling and conversation awareness found in the XM4’s below. The Silver cans aren’t quite as discounted (at AU$299), but the Black version sees the full price drop to AU$239.
This Lightning Deal ends 4:30pm AEST June 22
Yamaha SR-C20A soundbar |
AU$299 AU$179 (save AU$120)
The SR-C20A is an even more affordable and compact successor to the SR-B20A soundbar (discounted to AU$199) and it somehow manages to improve on this budget wonder. For more details, you can check out our sister site What Hi-Fi?’s Australian review, where they were wowed with the unit’s clarity in dialogue, Bluetooth connectivity, and overall amazing sound for the size and price of the unit (even competing with the immensely popular Sonos Beam).
This Lightning Deal ends 5:30pm AEST June 22
Nintendo Switch console |
AU$469.95 AU$348 (save AU$121.95)
This is a lower price than we saw during Amazon’s Mid-Year Sale, so now you can have the 2019 revision of the Nintendo Switch in either grey and neon for AU$348. That’s 26% off the RRP. The Mario Red & Blue Edition is also discounted, though only by AU$71.95.
Nintendo Switch Lite (all colours) |
AU$329.95 AU$228 (save AU$101.95)
Amazon’s doing a genuinely amazing deal on every colour of the Switch Lite for this year’s Prime Day, dropping the portable console to one of the lowest Aussie prices we’ve ever seen of just AU$228. That’s a good AU$20 cheaper than it’s been on Amazon AU before. Grab it in your preferred colour at the following links:
Xbox Series S |
AU$499 AU$428 (save AU$71)
The latest generation of consoles are still super fresh on the market (and very rarely in stock), so seeing AU$71 off the Xbox Series S is certainly worth a look. It’s not quite as powerful as the Series X, but if you’re looking for a more compact and casual entry into the current generation of gaming, you should probably pounce on this opportunity.
Oculus Quest 2 (256GB) |
AU$639 AU$579 (save AU$60)
Despite the fact that it needs a Facebook account to use, the Oculus Quest 2 is one of our favourite VR headsets. It’s a brilliant standalone device with great tech specs and a good price. With this Amazon Prime Day discount you can jump into VR at a lower price point, with some nice storage headroom to boot.
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset |
AU$1,099 AU$849 (save AU$250)
The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite isn’t the best VR headset out there, as our original review found it had some tracking issues, but thankfully significant software and firmware updates have helped. It’s a PC-tethered set with a 2880 x 1700 resolution LCD display and halo-style headband. Pair it with HTC’s Viveport subscription service and you can expect an ever-changing library of fun new titles to try – now available exclusively to Prime members for just AU$849.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller |
AU$99.95 AU$82 (save AU$18.95)
Nintendo’s detachable Joy-Con controllers are great, but if you like to play for more than an hour or two at a time, they can get uncomfortable to use. With excellent ergonomics, HD rumble and built-in amiibo functionality, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is up there with the best console gamepads on the market. It was down to AU$69 for a limited-time Lightning Deal, but while that low price is no longer available, there’s still a small 18% discount available.
PS5 Pulse 3D wireless headset |
AU$159.95 AU$104 (save AU$55.95)
This is the biggest discount we’ve seen to date on the Pulse 3D wireless headset, so if you’ve been lucky enough to snag a PS5 console, or will be trying to get one soon, this deal is definitely worth considering. It delivers solid stereo sound and a good quality mic, though we’re not fans of its plastic build quality. Still, it’s a no-fuss headset that works like a dream with the PS5.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con |
AU$119.95 from AU$79 (save up to AU$40.95)
If you own a Nintendo Switch and want to expand your host of Joy-Cons so more players can join in the fun (or if you just want to replace your current controllers), then you can pick up a pair from AU$79. That price is available on the neon green/neon pink set, while other colours are AU$98.
This 25-inch Alienware monitor is currently discounted directly from Dell for AU$559, but Amazon has done one better. It’s an IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, which will set you up nicely for smooth gaming. Compatibility with AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync round out the excellent package. Now AU$499 on Amazon.
Logitech G Pro wireless gaming mouse |
AU$200 AU$147 (save AU$53)
This is an excellent wireless gaming mouse, with a lightweight build, swappable components and some understated Logitech design flair. It has an optical Hero 16K sensor and 16,000 DPI, plus a promised battery life of 40 plus hours.
[Ships from Amazon UK]
Razer Basilisk V2 |
AU$149 AU$65.15 (save AU$83.85)
The Razer Basilisk V2 gaming mouse has seen a huge price cut – if you don’t mind buying from Amazon’s US store. It comes with a 20K DPI optical sensor and 11 different buttons which can easily be customised using Razer’s app.
[Ships from Amazon US]
If you’re looking for a simple and affordable way to add more game storage to your PC, Xbox or PlayStation then this capacious 5TB USB 3.0 hard drive from WD has the goods. While it’s not as speedy at its 1TB SSD sibling, at 1/10th the price per gigabyte (3 cents vs 30 cents) it does offer a great way to house a large game library. Note that we’d recommend this for PS4 and Xbox One use, rather than the newer Microsoft and Sony consoles, which expect a speedy internal SSD for optimal performance.
[Ships from Amazon US]
If you’re after some new games for your Nintendo Switch then you’re in luck, as a bunch of titles are heavily discounted for Prime Day. Some Switch game deals include:
Civilization VI | AU$14.89
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | AU$29
Ring Fit Adventure | AU$97
Super Mario Maker 2 | AU$49
Monster Hunter Rise | AU$49
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe | AU$58
Animal Crossing New Horizons | AU$64
Super Mario Party | AU$63
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury | AU$49
A huge range of classic PS4 games are available for as little as AU$8 as part of Amazon Prime Day. If you’re after more recent blockbusters, there are some pretty steep discounts there as well, here are the highlights:
UPDATE: This item is out of stock
PS5 media remote |
AU$49.95 AU$30 (save AU$19.95) If you’ve managed to snag a PS5 since their release last November (or still plan to pick one up once availability opens up some more) and you use your PS5 for streaming content, one of these remotes is a must, offering a far more refined way to control movies and TV than a DualSense controller.
We know the smartphones, and now meet the laptops. This beauty from Samsung is no slouch – a 15-inch display, 11th-gen Core CPU, lots of storage, decent system memory – there’s a lot going for the Galaxy Book Pro. This particular model isn’t officially available in AU but you can import it from the US and, thanks for Amazon Prime Day, it’s cheaper than its usual price. Note that this offer is only on the Mystic Silver model, but the Mystic Blue is only a few dollars more.
[Ships from Amazon US]
LG Gram | i5 / 16GB / 512GB SSD |
AU$2,599 AU$1,999 (save AU$600)
This 16-inch LG laptop (2021) comes with the latest 11th-gen Intel processor and plenty of system memory for all your multi-tasking needs. It’s lightweight for a 16-incher, boasts an excellent screen and offers very impressive battery life. And while it’s currently available for over two grand at most Aussie retailers, it’s under that on Amazon Australia right now – a very decent 23% off.
It’s usually impossible to find this particular configuration of the 13-inch ZenBook Flip OLED in Australia, and if you do, it costs almost as much as AU$2,500. Get it from Amazon US before Prime Day ends there and you can save a decent chunk on this machine – gorgeous OLED screen, 11th-gen Core CPU and a whopper 1TB SSD included. It even supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard.
[Ships from Amazon US]
The Razer Blade Pro 17 (2021) is one of our top picks for the best gaming laptops in Australia, and if you want a highly specced machine sporting an RTX 3070, you can’t go wrong here. It comes with a gorgeous 17-inch QHD display, and you’ll save a massive AU$1,399 on it.
Whether you’re a student looking for an affordable laptop or you’re just chasing a solid, portable computing solution, Chromebooks are a great option. Amazon is discounting a huge range of popular Chromebooks by up to 35%, including the ever-popular Lenovo Flex 5 (see below), and our highly-praised IdeaPad Duet, so check out the full list of deals to see if any of them meet your needs.
The Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is a cheap and cheerful 2-in-1, and now you can get it even cheaper on Amazon Prime Day. It has a touchscreen that’s compatible with a stylus and a fantastic keyboard too. It’s equipped with a 10th-gen Intel i3 chip, which doesn’t deliver the best performance, but at a discounted price of AU$429 it feels silly to complain.
Amazon eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system (3-pack) |
AU$499 AU$299 (save AU$200)
This mesh networking kit promises to eliminate wireless dead zones and spread speedy Wi-Fi 6 access across your entire home – and with a AU$200 discount for Prime Day, it’s an absolute steal for this kind system. It also integrates Zigbee smart home hub capabilities, so it can be used to centrally monitor and control a whole range of smart home gear, like lights, sensors, security and more.
It’s night impossible to find a portable USB-C monitor selling in Australia for under AU$280, so this discounted 15.6-inch IPS model from monitor bigwig AOC caught our eye. If you’re after a second screen for your laptop that you can literally take with you, this is the cheapest option we’ve found. Note that there’s no HDMI input on this, so you’ll need a laptop that can send video via USB-C… which is thankfully almost all of them, these days. (But be sure to check!)
[Ships from Amazon US]
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) |
AU$59 AU$19 (save AU$40)
At this price, this is the cheapest big-brand smart speaker you can get right now! It’s a generation old – with a fourth-gen model (listed below) available now – but it’s still a great little Alexa speaker. It’s the cheapest way to get into setting up a smart home and you can use it to stream to your favourite tunes without it taking up a lot of space in your home. Available in four different colours, all for a very low AU$19 only!
Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) |
AU$79 AU$39 (save AU$40)
Looking like it would fit right into a space-age setting, the all-new Echo Dot has had a complete redesign from its predecessor. But that’s about all that’s different about it. It’s still a great little smart speaker with Alexa on board, and now getting its biggest discount of AU$40 – AU$10 more than the offer during Black Friday last year. Available in grey, a new white colour option, and a rather pleasing blue.
Amazon Echo (4th gen) |
AU$149 AU$99 (save AU$50)
Amazon’s all-new 2020 Echo smart speaker gets its biggest discount yet since its launch. With a whole new design, it’s perfect for any space and brings the usual Alexa smarts with it. And at under a hundred dollary-doos, that’s a great bargain on the Echo flagship, available in three different colours.
Amazon Echo Show 5 |
AU$129 AU$59 (save AU$70)
It was AU$10 cheaper during Black Friday last year, but if you missed out then and want to get your hands on this little smart display now, AU$59 a pop is not a bad price at all. It’s a great stepping stone to setting up a smart home, or for just asking Alexa a few questions, follow recipes, listen to music and watch videos. And, at this price, makes for a pretty good gift too. You have a choice of the grey version or the sand colour, both at the same price.
Amazon Echo Show 8 |
AU$229 AU$109 (save AU$120)
Another whopper discount on an Echo device – there’s 52% off on theEcho Show 8 smart display. That’s the best price yet on this Alexa-powered 8-inch display. Not only do you get a decent-sized screen, you get a better, higher resolution one too, with a speaker that boasts bigger sound as well. It’s the perfect middle ground if you don’t want to spend the premium price for the new Echo Show 10 and want something a bit bigger than the Echo Show 5.
Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) |
AU$399 AU$269 (save AU$130)
If you want the best smart display Amazon has to offer, this is it. The latest iteration of the Echo Show 10 not only gets you a large 10-inch touchscreen, but also a 13MP camera that will follow you around if you move while on a video call, keeping you front and centre the entire time. If you want some privacy, there’s a camera shutter that will also disable the mic. Good sound, all the Alexa smarts you need – all for 32% off right now.
Philips Hue smart lights | from AU$24.70 (up to 34% off)
Whether you want to get started with a smart lighting system or already have one that you’d like to expand, there’s up to 34% off on Philips Hue. Some of the older bulbs need a Hue Bridge to work while the latest ones have Bluetooth, so you can just plug and play so to speak. There’s Hue lights for indoor, outdoor, different fittings, strips and so much more. Take a gander and save on some of the most expensive smart lights currently available.
Nanoleaf Shapes | from AU$150 (up to 25% off)
Make your boring, dull walls dance with life with Nanoleaf’s smart light panels The Shapes range come in three styles, each with a starter kit that gets you a few panels and everything else you need to get started. You can even mix and match the Shapes to your heart’s content.
Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons (5 pack)|
Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons (9 pack) |
Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles (4 pack)|
Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles (9 pack) |
Nanoleaf Shapes Mini Triangles (5 pack) |
Nanoleaf Essentials smart bulb |
AU$39.99 AU$27.55 (save AU$12.44)
Cheaper than getting a Philips Hue smart bulb, these are new additions to the Nanoleaf range. The bulbs are available in both Edison screw E27 and Bayonet B22 fittings for the same price, plus come with both Thread connectivity and Bluetooth. So if you already own an Apple HomePod mini, then setup is simple as just plug and play. Otherwise control the lights via Bluetooth – easy!
Ring Video Doorbell |
AU$149 AU$125 (save AU$24)
Amazon’s slicing 32% off many of its popular Ring home security devices for Prime Day, which brings the price of the entry-level Ring Video Doorbell down to AU$125. With simple installation, 1080p video capture including motion detection and night vision, and the ability to hook up with Amazon Echo Show devices to display video and accept voice commands, this offers a great way to add low-cost smart security to your home.
UPDATE: This item is out of stock
TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug (KP105) |
AU$24.95 AU$18.05 (save AU$6.90) This smart plug is already discounted by 23% , but if you happen to be a Prime member, you get an additional 5% off as well. For a smidge over AU$18, you’re getting a plug that helps give your everyday appliances or lamps some smarts. You just need to plug it in to get started, then use the app to control each connected device manually or setup schedules. The KP105 is the slim version, so it looks nice and discreet in your home.
Tablets & ereaders
Amazon Kindle |
AU$139 AU$89 (save AU$60)
Amazon has outdone itself – this is the best price we’ve seen on the basic Kindle yet. A no-frills ereader for just AU$89 is a book lover’s dream bargain. The 6-inch display is plenty sharp and this latest iteration even has an adjustable front light so you can read – for days at a stretch if you wish – any time and anywhere. The Kindle is available in a black chassis, or in a white body if you’re tired of seeing the darker colour.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite |
from AU$199 from AU$149 (save up to AU$80)
It’s the most popular ereader in the world and rightly so – it’s got a great screen, is pretty responsive, features an adjustable front light, waterproofing and an easy-to-use interface. And it’s also quite affordable, more so now that you can snag a new 8GB Kindle Paperwhite for just AU$149, saving AU$50.
Amazon Kindle Oasis |
from AU$399 from AU$299 (save up to AU$110)
It’s the best ereader money can buy, with a premium-looking metal chassis and page-turn buttons that are perfect for one-handed use. That luxurious reading experience also comes with a hefty price tag, but thanks to Prime Day, you can now grab the Kindle Oasis in the 8GB flavour or the 32GB storage option for a lot less.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4-inch |
AU$379 AU$249 (save AU$130)
This Amazon Prime-exclusive deal will net you the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi, 32GB) at a massive 34% discount, bringing it down to just AU$249, and the other models are reduced as well (albeit, not by as much). While the specs aren’t the most powerful out there, this is an incredibly affordable way to get yourself a beautiful big screen for watching videos, reading and browsing the web.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 |
AU$599 AU$330 (save AU$269)
Boses’s premium and elegant flagship ANC cans are discounted by almost half price on Amazon at the moment, in Black and Silver with Soapstone being a touch more expensive at AU$377. Designed for comfort and style, these headphones provide the best ANC the company has to offer, solid call quality, and a well-balanced, clear audio.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones |
AU$499 from AU$319 (save AU$180)
Sony’s latest WH-1000XM4 headphones are the company’s best when it comes to both ANC and audio, offering intelligent adaptive noise-cancelling and a pleasing, warm audio profile – the combo of which makes for a cosy audio blanket. These cans have been discounted consistently on Amazon, but the Silver set is down to the lowest price yet of just AU$319! If you want the Black version, though, that’ll set you back a bit more at AU$330.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 |
AU$499 AU$227.90 (save AU$271.10)
These true wireless buds from Sennheiser are a favourite here at TechRadar because of their refined sound paired with a lightweight, comfortable design. One of the few areas we marked them down in was their price, but with Amazon’s discount of over half price, now is the perfect time to pick up a pair of these premium, noise-cancelling buds in either black or white.
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless |
AU$599 AU$319.90 (save AU$279.10)
With solid noise cancelling, convenient features like auto-pause, and the superbly clear audio that Sennheiser is known for, these Momentum 3 Wireless headphones are a great set of cans. Amazon is discounting both the black and the cream models by a massive 417 – and don’t worry if the sale listing doesn’t mention that they’re the 3rd-gen models, we checked the model number (M3 AEBT XL) to be sure that they are.
Bose QuietComfort true wireless earbuds |
AU$399 AU$299 (save AU$100)
Bose has taken its expertise in noise-cancelling to the true wireless format with the QuietComfort Earbuds, taking on the likes of Sony with its WF-1000XM3.We loved their superbly balanced and exciting sound, along with their impressive ANC capabilities. Available in Black or Soapstone for AU$299 at Amazon.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II |
AU$399 AU$285 (save AU$114)
If the Sony and other Bose cans above seem a little too expensive, it wasn’t so long ago that the QuietComfort 35 II was the king of the wireless ANC headphone market. While regularly discounted at this stage, this is still an exceptional price on quality audio and noise-cancelling. You’ll save AU$114 when you buy from Amazon in black or silver.
Panasonic RZ-S500W true wireless earbuds |
AU$249 AU$120 (save AU$129)
Panasonic true wireless RZ-S500Ws are often available at far below their RRP, but this is easily the cheapest we’ve seen then, with over 50% off on these four-star buds. With excellent noise-cancelling, great touch controls, and a detailed sound, these buds offer a lot of bang for the buck, and that buck is a whole let cheaper right now.
Jabra Elite Active 75t |
AU$249 from AU$179 (save up to AU$70)
Jabra finally managed to get active noise cancellation into its tiny true wireless ‘buds, making them some of the best on the market. You still get the same great audio quality, impressive battery life, and the Active range has been designed to fit securely while you work out. They’re cheapest from Amazon’s US store, while Amazon AU is listing them from AU$198.
[Ships from Amazon US]
Jabra Elite 85t |
AU$299 AU$219 (save AU$80)
It’s one of our favourite true wireless headphones and rightly so. With up to 7 hours of battery (about 5.5 hours with ANC), decent active noise cancellation and a good soundstage, these offer great bang for your buck – especially when that buck is lower than the usual RRP of AU$299. However, for Prime Day, only the Copper Black edition of these great little ‘buds is discounted down to a low AU$219. The others are available for AU$279 a pop.
The Jabra Elite 45h are a great-value set of wireless on-ear headphones for their price, with balanced sound and an insane 50-hour battery life. Now for just AU$82, you can get this set of on-ear cans. This Prime exclusive deal nets you the black model with free expedited delivery from the US.
[Ships from Amazon US]
Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth speaker |
AU$199 AU$111 (save AU$88)
If you want to make sure you’ve got the music with you wherever you go, this compact cylinder of a speaker from Sony is your guy. Discounted by close to half price at Amazon, there’s no reason not to grab the SRS-XB23 – from Sony’s latest Extra Bass range – and put its 12-hour battery life and IP67 waterproof rating to the test on the road. Take it to a barbecue, the beach or even on a hike and don’t let the music die – available in Black, Taupe, Coral or Blue.
The Bose SoundSport Wireless earbuds are often discounted, but this price is better than we’ve seen, saving you almost half of the retail cost. Our sister site What Hi-Fi? are big fans of these sports-centric buds, giving them a full five stars in their review for their comfortable fit, fun sound and solid wireless performance. Score a pair yourself today in black, white, or blue.
Bose Frames (Tenor, Soprano, Tempo) |
AU$399 AU$299 (save AU$100)
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to these sunglasses. The Bose Frames have tiny speakers built-in to each arm, so you can listen to music without headphones. The new Tenor, Sopranro and Tempo improve on every aspect of the original Bose Frames, so get them while they’re going cheap. It’s their first serious discount on Amazon, with AU$100 shaved off for Prime members only.
Fire TV Stick 4K |
AU$99 AU$59 (save AU$40)
They were discounted in the lead up to Prime Day, but we’ve not seen the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K this cheap. Only released earlier in 2021, you can save 40% on the latest version of this neat streaming device. With impressive 4K Ultra HD quality and new Alexa Voice remote with TV controls, it’ll transform your viewing experience. And if you’ve got other Amazon devices, you can link them to your Fire TV to let Alexa take the reins.
You’ll also get 40% off last year’s Lite version of the Fire TV Stick, with the price dropped to just AU$35. But if you want the best picture quality, splash a bit more for the 4K option.
TCL 55P615 4K smart TV |
AU$799 AU$595 (save AU$204)
Don’t be fooled by the price tag – TCL tellies might be cheap but they offer great bang for buck. Powered by Android, this 55-inch 4K TV gets you all the apps and games you want, thanks to the Google Play Store, access to Google Assistant and pretty good sound too. Plus it’ll cost you under AU$600.
This is a one-day offer only, ending 11:59am AEST June 21.
Cameras, drones & accessories
Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II |
AU$1,299 AU$958.40 (save AU$340.60)
Launched in 2019, this compact camera was the first Canon of its kind to feature a pop-up EVF, one that’s high-res and a 120fps refresh rate. It offers excellent image quality and handles really well despite its small form factor. At under a grand, it’s a brilliant little shooter that can easily slip into a large pocket.
Canon EOS R5 (body only) |
AU$6,999 AU$5,348.80 (save AU$1,650.20)
The headline-making EOS R5 is an expensive beast but it justifies the cost in its performance. But there’s no need to pay full price when you can go click-happy for less. At under AU$5,500, this is a pretty good deal if you’ve been lusting after Canon’s flagship full-framer.
Canon EOS R6 (body only) |
AU$4,499 AU$3,503.20 (save AU$995.80)
If you don’t need the high-res sensor and 8K video capabilities of the EOS R5, then the EOS R6 is definitely on top of our list of the best mirrorless full-framers. It’s also a lot more affordable as compared to its high-res sibling. And now cheaper by almost a grand for the body alone.
One of the more advanced ‘entry-level’ APS-C format mirrorless cameras is actually one of the more expensive models. However, Amazon’s Mid-year sale discount makes this kit – with two lenses and a remote – much better priced at AU$1,549. That’s about AU$400 less than what you’d pay at most Aussie retailers for the twin lens kit alone, and this coms with an additional battery to keep you click-happy all day long.
Don’t need the lenses or the remote? Then you can pick up the Z50 body, the FTZ adaptor and an extra battery for just AU$1,399 – saving you AU$500.
Amazon’s Mid-year Sale had this exact same bundle discounted by a mere AU$200, but a much better AU$600 off – aka 20% discount – makes this a very enticing purchase if you’re looking to go full frame mirrorless. This discounted price is actually the RRP of the body alone, so getting a battery grip and the additional battery thrown in is a right bargain! Not to mention the memory card too.
Canon EOS RP (body only) |
AU$1,899 AU$1,370 (save AU$529)
It’s not the cheapest price we’ve seen on the most affordable full-frame mirrorless camera ever, but it’s a good bargain for a great little snapper. Sure, your videos are going to be cropped but if you’re primarily a stills photographer, this will give you pro results from an enthusiast-level camera.
It’s a great little DSLR for anyone just starting out on their photography journey. It’s easy to use, lightweight and has great image quality too. It’s also quite affordable, but you can save a little by getting the body and a kit lens bundle from Amazon for a little less than its AU$999 RRP (listed at a full price higher than that).
If you’re not too keen on a fancy new interchangeable lens camera (ILC) but would like the feel of one with the reach of a telephoto zoom lens, then a bridge camera is what you need. There aren’t new bridge cameras being made but this Nikon is a good choice if you really want to get close to the action, thanks to its record-breaking 125x optical zoom. That means you can capture close-ups of the moon! It’s all in the one package that also comes with some savings and a sighter to help you target distant subjects.
Panasonic Lumix GH5S (body only) |
AU$2,599 AU$1,749 (save AU$850)
If you find yourself predominantly capturing video in low-light situations, then the GH5S is an excellent camera for you. Designed specifically for videography, there’s a 10.2MP micro four thirds sensor under the hood, and dual native ISO for those low-light shoots. Dual card slots, 4K/60p video, and 6K/30p and 4K/60p stills mode completes this package.
Panasonic Lumix G9 (body only) |
AU$1,545 AU$1,049 (save AU$496)
It might be getting on in age, but this micro four thirds camera has a pretty good spec sheet – 6.5 stops of image stabilisation, up to 60fps bursts, 4K 10-bit video capture, and pretty effective AF. At launch, back in 2017, it was pretty expensive, but it’s now a lot more affordable. But take advantage of this Prime Day offer and you can get yourself a great MFT camera for a lot less.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro |
AU$2,499 AU$1,999 (save AU$500)
There was a time when this drone lead our round-up of the best consumer drones, but has since been replaced by the Air 2S. But don’t let that deter you from getting the Mavic 2 Pro if you’re after a good flyer. Variable aperture is a possibility here, and its large one-inch sensor produces marvellous images. It’s foldable, easy to use and now AU$500 cheaper than the original listed price.
DJI OM 4 |
AU$239 AU$154.85 (save AU$84.15)
We just had to give this smartphone gimbal a full five-star review here on TechRadar because of its ease of use. Its magnetic clasp makes it easy to get your phone on and off the gimbal real quick for that impromptu shot, while its motors are far sturdier than its predecessor. For someone keen on smartphone photography and videography, this is an essential piece of kit, now available for under AU$160 on Amazon.
UPDATE: This item is out of stock
Canon did well with the EOS 90D DSLR, making a very capable camera that has a 32.5MP APS-C sensor and a burst speed of up to 11fps. As with all things Canon, image quality is impeccable, so you really can’t go wrong with this DSLR, particularly if you’re after a body with great battery life and the advantages of an optical viewfinder. Available now for 26% off.
Garmin Venu |
AU$649 AU$331.55 (save AU$317.45)
This brilliant sports watch first came out in 2019, and it’s now down to almost half-price for Prime Day. It’s got a bright AMOLED display, strong battery life and a full suite of fitness features to track whatever you can throw at it. There’s also offline music support, so you can leave your phone at home. Now 49% off in various colours on Amazon.
Fitbit Sense |
AU$449 AU$299 (save AU$220)
The Fitbit Sense is the brand’s most advanced smartwatch to date. What makes the Sense standout is its emphasis on mental wellbeing, with mindfulness and meditation tools as well as physical workout tracking. It comes with GPS onboard and it’s incredibly comfortable to wear. Prime members pay a very low AU$299 for the Sense in black or white.
If you’re not a Prime member, you can still get a discount. It’s not much but both colour options are available at AU$348 apiece for non-Prime members.
Fitbit Charge 4 |
AU$179 AU$94.05 (save AU$85.90)
One of our favourite fitness trackers here on TechRadar, the Charge 4 puts all the important health metrics on your wrist, along with some notifications so you don’t miss a thing. And the standard edition is down to a really good price at below a hundred bucks, making it an absolute steal, available in Blue, Rosewood and Black.
If you’d like the Special Edition, that comes with a woven wristband, that’s discounted down to just AU$123.50 from AU$219.
Garmin Instinct Solar |
AU$699 AU$466 (save AU$233)
If rugged is what you’re after in a smart watch, the Garmin Instinct Solar is what you need. Built tough to withstand a range of environments, it comes with a fibre-reinforced polymer case and a chemically strengthened, scratch-resistant display. Add solar charging, GPS and fitness tracking, and there’s not much more you could ask for. Available for AU$233 off the RRP in various colours.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music |
AU$579 AU$339 (save AU$240)
This smartwatch is a brilliant companion for runners, and Amazon has slashed the price by 40% for Prime Day. It’ll give you good insight into your performance without bogging you down with the complex data that you’d find in Garmin’s more premium offerings. Plus, it’s got the ability to store music so you can leave your phone at home. Get it in white, aqua or black for AU$339.
Fitbit Ace 2 |
AU$129 AU$56 (save AU$73)
The Fitbit Ace 2 is a kid-friendly fitness tracker, and you can save a decent chunk of change when you buy from Amazon US. The device tracks steps, activity and sleep, and it’s swimproof too – ready for the thrills and spills of being a kid. This model came out in 2019 and has since been replaced by the newer Ace 3, but you can save AU$73 in this Prime Day deal.
[Ships from Amazon US]
Miele Blizzard CX1 Bagless |
AU$599 AU$429 (save AU$170)
If you need a new vacuum cleaner to whip your home back into shape, the superb Miele Blizzard CX1 is now 28% off for Prime Day. It’s not the cheapest price we’ve seen on the unit, but it’s the first decent discount it’s had this year. It uses powerful suction to collect both coarse debris and fine dust, while the HEPA filter ensures it isn’t released back into your home.
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 |
AU$999 AU$599 (save AU$400)
We think the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 is arguably the most powerful and the smartest robot vacuum cleaner money can buy. And now with AU$400 slashed off the price, it’s an even better buy. The T8 has excellent suction, best-in-class battery life and great mapping capabilities. Rest assured, this is a killer deal, and it’s exclusive to Prime members.
The T8 Plus is also discounted, down to AU$1,299 from a whopping AU$1,599. This model has its own automatic emptying station, and with a volume of 2.5 litres, Ecovacs says it can hold 30 days worth of collected dust.
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920 |
AU$799 AU$519 (save AU$280)
For a slightly cheaper robot vacuum, you could opt for the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920. This little droid is quiet and efficient, with the ability to vacuum your floors then mop up afterwards. It’s equipped with Ecovacs’ excellent mapping system, and it can store multiple maps if your home has more than one floor. Exclusive to Prime members.
Ecovacs Deebot N79T |
AU$279 AU$199 (save AU$80)
At under AU$200, this little droid is an absolute steal. At this price point it’s lacking smart mapping and navigation, but it should be just fine if you’re after a robot vacuum for regular cleans. The robovac is also compatible with Google Home or Amazon Echo if you’ve got them setup.
Instant Pot Duo Nova |
from AU$189 from AU$119 (save up to AU$90)
If you haven’t yet gotten on the Instant Pot bandwagon, now might be a good time to do so. This multi-cooker lets you saute right in the appliance, then add the liquid for pressure cooking or slow cooking. You’ll need a glass lid for the latter, but it can do a lot, including make yoghurt and steam your vegies. And if you happen to be a Prime member, you pay less, a lot less.
This is the Instant Pot that not only pressure cooks, slow cooks, sautes and whatever else the Instant Pot can do, while also being able to air fry. There are a whopping 11 programs to chose from here, in an appliance that has several built-in safety mechanisms. It even promises to preheat quickly and reduce cooking time by 70%. It’s available to everyone at a discounted price of AU$309 but Prime members can get the Duo Crisp for just AU$280.
Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer (EH-NA65) |
AU$279 AU$185 (save AU$94)
Get a salon-quality blow dry with this affordable Panasonic hair dryer, available on Amazon for a really good 34% off. It keeps moisture locked in for a healthier, smoother hair. There are three speeds and four temperature settings, and it ships with three styling attachments.
Peripherals & accessories
Samsung microSD cards | from AU$9.30 (up to 48% off)
There are two Samsung EVO Plus microSD memory cards available for less right now – a 32GB option and a 64GB one with adaptor. But you can invest a few more dollars and get the Samsung Pro Endurance range, available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB – all with the SD adaptor – that’s perfect for your Nintendo Switch or DJI drone.
While the Samsung microSD cards listed above are cheaper, there’s no 256GB or 512GB options discounted. So if you’d prefer a higher storage capacity, consider getting one of the below SanDisks:
Need to stock up on SD cards for your photography needs? Get one of these high capacity SanDisk Extreme Pro memory cards and you’ll be sorted for an entire day’s shoot… or more.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB portable SSD |
AU$629 AU$361.51 (save AU$257)
Back up your digital life onto a fast and reliable portable SSD. This 2TB version of the SanDisk Extreme Pro is down to AU$361.51 for Prime members in this exclusive offer on the device. That’s an impressive saving of AU$267.49.
[Ships from Amazon UK]
Amazon Echo Auto |
AU$79 AU$49 (save AU$30)
These days there are cars that come with a voice assistant built-in, but they’re oh-so-expensive! If you aren’t too keen on spending your entire savings on a ‘smart’ car, then you just need to shell out a mere AU$49 on the Echo Auto and you’ll be able to get Alexa support in your existing ‘dumb’ car. That said, you will need to check the product page to see if the Echo Auto is compatible with your car, so double check before you buy.
Prime Day sales are the perfect opportunity to save a packet on whatever you might need. It's a great source for picking up laptops, cameras, smart home devices and so much more on the cheap, even if it's an item that anyway costs under AU$10 at full price. However, to shop during Prime Day, you'll need to be a Prime member.
Being a Prime member not only gets you access to the Amazon Prime Day shopping, it gets you free shipping on all Prime-eligible items, no matter how little or how much they cost.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day began in the US in 2015 as a celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary, with more deals on offer than Black Friday back then. Prime Day then quickly transformed into Amazon’s mid-year sales event where members of Amazon Prime get exclusive discounts on a wide range of items.
While it began as a one-day sale, by 2018 it has expanded to two days, and that meant that in Australia we could shop for 36 hours – i.e. until the sale ended in the US. In 2019, however, it got even bigger and Aussie shoppers were treated to a whopping 65 hours of discounts. 2020 brought 66 hours of shopping spree only because of daylight savings in October.
Why does Amazon have Prime Day? It's presented as a neat ‘thank you’ to its paying members, but one that involves giving Amazon more money and shifting a lot of stock at the same time.
Prime Day isn’t just about selling Amazon-branded products – many other brands and third-party sellers also save their best deals for Prime Day, completely aware that thousands of extra shoppers will be hitting the online store.
To make the most of Prime Day you’ll need to get yourself an Amazon Prime membership which, in Australia, will set you back just AU$6.99 a month or AU$59 a year – half the cost of the US subscription.
While you’re paying for the privilege of free, swift delivery, signing up for Prime means you’ll also have free access to Amazon’s streaming services, including Prime Video, Prime Music and Twitch. Members also get free access to Prime Reading and Prime Photos for all their ebook and storage needs.
If you'd like to know more about how a Prime membership can benefit you, head to our dedicated page on Amazon Prime in Australia where we explain it all.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
It's official! Amazon Australia has announced that Prime Day 2021 will begin at 12am AEST on Monday, June 21 and carry on until 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday, June 22. That's not all, though. As with last year, Aussie shoppers will be regaled with deals from the US and the UK until 5pm on Wednesday, June 23 – a whopping 65 hours of deals!
June isn't the usual time for Prime Day. It's normally held mid-July, starting off on a Monday. However, last year was unusual, with the global pandemic causing serious issues with stock and delivery. So Amazon moved to pretty late in the calendar year, kicking off on October 13, which was a Tuesday.
Despite being a little earlier than usual, it does seem like Prime Day will gradually go back to its usual timetable. In the meantime, Amazon continues to offer some excellent discounts each day if you're looking for a quick bargain.
What to expect from Prime Day 2021
We’re not expecting shopping trends during Amazon Prime Day 2021 to change very much. The Nintendo Switch is still going to disappear within minutes of being discounted, and this could happen to the Switch Lite too if you aren’t quick enough. And given the stock issues plaguing the next-gen game consoles from Sony and Microsoft, we're not sure you'll be able to score a PS5 or an Xbox Series X – although we can hope.
Of course, Amazon’s Echo devices will likely be flying off the shelves like before, and we’ll still see the Paperwhite beating out the other Kindle ereaders in terms of sales. You can even expect to pocket some decent savings on Ring’s range of security devices, including the Doorbells and the cameras.
Premium headphones have been very popular on Amazon over the last couple of years and 2021 will likely see that continue, particularly for Sony and Bose headphones. With the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 one of the more expensive ANC cans on the market, Prime Day will be a great time to get a set for less, especially if Amazon offers a bigger discount than last year's AU$200 off.
With more TVs available on Amazon Australia now, we think Prime Day 2021 would be an ideal time to upgrade your home entertainment system, especially if you’re in the market for a good 4K smart telly – we've already seen Sony's TVs discounted on the site on a regular basis. It's also a great time to snap up that soundbar you've probably been eyeing.
It will also be a good time to get yourself a new fitness wearable, be it from Garmin’s very premium GPS sports watch range or more affordable options from Fitbit. Likewise, cameras and drones will see a price drop, too, so keep that credit card handy.
What happened during Prime Day last year?
Despite last year's Amazon Prime Day deals event being pushed back to mid-October and concerns over stock and shipping during the pandemic – particularly international shipping from the US and UK – Amazon says it surpassed the previous year, selling an extra AU$3.2bn-worth of goods.
According to the retail giant, it was the biggest ever sale for third-party sellers, particularly small and medium businesses.
About US$10.4 billion-worth of products were sold globally, but what exactly did shoppers buy? According to Amazon – and our own data confirms this – the top selling items were Amazon's own devices: the Echo smart speakers and Kindle ereaders.
Other bestselling products included robot vacuum cleaners, noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, and Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers.
Want to know more? Here are a few of the best tech offers we saw during the most recent Prime Day deals event.
Amazon Echo Show 8 |
AU$229 AU$159 on Amazon
As the middle child of the Amazon’s smart displays, the Echo Show 8 proved to be a hot seller last year, thanks to a really good saving of AU$70. That made it a pretty affordable smart device that would fit into any home. Its retail price has now dropped on Amazon to AU$179, so expect it to be cheaper still this Prime Day.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 |
AU$599 AU$399 on Amazon
While its lowest price ever was in December 2020 at AU$359 a set, the AU$399 discount during Prime Day last year was the best we’d seen until then. So here’s hoping we see an even bigger discount this time round.
Nintendo Switch + Minecraft |
AU$509 AU$409 on Amazon
This was a pretty good offer during Prime Day 2020, which saw you save AU$100 when you added Minecraft and the Switch console to your shopping cart. Considering the Switch usually retails for AU$447 (but can be had for AU$399), and Minecraft normally going for AU$40, this wasn’t a bad buy.
Samsung T5 2TB portable SSD |
AU$615 AU$363.66 on Amazon
Storage solutions don’t get better than this portable SSD. And while the T7 could be this year’s hot buy, a 2TB storage flavour of the T5 has always been an expensive proposition… until Prime Day 2020, when the price dropped by some AU$250.
Acer Swift 3 14-inch ultrabook |
AU$1,100 AU$899 on Amazon
We’ve been big fans of the Acer Swift 3 for a couple of years and it’s usually quite affordable, making it the ideal “ultrabook for the masses”. With a 25% discount on Amazon during the last Prime Day, it became even more affordable.
Are Prime Day deals competitive?
Amazon has a plethora of offers on its site each day and those are usually some of the best prices you can find on consumer tech. Whether you’re after a Samsung Galaxy S21 or a Philips Hue smart lighting system, chances are you’ll get them cheaper on Amazon than any other Aussie retailer. It’s even more the case with Prime Day deals.
Leading the raft of deals during Prime Day 2021 will be Amazon’s own products, including all the Echo and Kindle products, not to mention Ring security devices. Amazon is also one of the most convenient places to score a discount on the Oculus VR headsets and, now, lay your hands on official stock of Samsung devices, Xiaomi phones, Instant Pots and Nikon photography gear.
You can easily score about 35% off on Amazon’s own devices during Prime Day which, for the rest of the year probably don’t drop more than 28% or thereabouts. If you’ve managed to score a AU$500 discount on Samsung or Huawei devices during one of Amazon’s regular deals, then it’s highly likely that the discount will be much deeper come Prime Day. It’s the perfect time to snag a Nintendo Switch or find the lowest prices on the best premium headphones – cheaper than any other retailer who will likely be scrambling to price-match.
How to shop on Prime Day in 2021
1. Check out our deals predictions and, eventually our Prime Day deals list
There are too many deals available on Prime Day. It's never a problem finding discounts, it's always an issue of figuring out what deals are worth your money. That's why we always set up a curated list during the sales marathon.
2. Amazon Prime Day has historically required being a Prime member, so be sure to have a subscription on Prime Day
Amazon started Prime Day as a clever way to drive up its Prime subscription count, and this online shopping marathon – conveniently opposite Black Friday – accomplished just that.
You'll need to sign up for Prime (you can get a free 30-day trial), which comes with free shipping and Prime Video access, among other smaller perks.
3. Create a wish list to curate what you want, as there will be loads of deals
You're also going to want to create a wish list ahead of time, which will let you sort out what you want and how much everything costs. This will give you a head start. You'll be able to see which deals dropped in price and which did not.
4. Snap up the best Prime Day 2021 deals before they're gone
We often find the best deals to go in a matter of minutes, at which time Amazon rolls out a waitlist for those who were just behind the curve.
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