We’ve picked out the best deals in Amazon’s Spring Sale, which kicks off Monday, 22 March and runs for a week and a half until 31 March. So if the tyranny of the doorbell and the delivery hasn’t got to you yet, scroll down for decent discounts on iPhones, laptops, monitors and our favourite pair of running earbuds. All the deals here are actual savings – we’ve checked them against recent prices and other retailers.
What is it? WIRED’s best pair of true wireless running earbuds, that’s what. Don’t bother with the newer Jabra 85t’s, go for these cheaper, more work-out friendly Elite Active 75t buds instead. They’re light – just 5.5g per earbud – with active noise cancellation, a very good 7.5 hour battery life (rising to an AirPod-beating 28 hours with the charging case) and good durability too. They’re sweat, rain and dust proof with an IP57 water resistant rating and sound is big, bassy and customisable.
What is it? The Oppo Find X2 Pro 5G was one of the big surprises of 2020. The new Oppo flagship took the Android market by storm, with its unique vegan leather design and periscope zoom camera – catching brands like Samsung and OnePlus off guard and earning a spot in our best Android phones list. The Find X3 Pro was just revealed but at a cost of over £1,000 while also ditching the interesting zoom lens and switching up the design – making this offer look like a great way to save some cash on a premium flagship.
What’s the real saving? If you’ve been on the hunt for this Oppo flagship of late, you might have found it at a price of around £950 on Amazon – a price which it’s hovered around for a couple of months. The new price of £799 is the lowest it’s been since Black Friday – making this a great real saving of £150.
What is it? WIRED’s no.1 beard trimmer, based on our testing, the Braun 10-in-1 MGK7221 does it all, by which we mean it’ll trim not only your beard but it’ll take care of unruly ‘taches, nose hair, ear hair and just about every other cranny and crevice you wish it to. You get loads of easy-to-change attachments, a consistent cut – plus it’s quick and easy to clean too. No brainer.
What’s the real saving? Not quite the £44 advertised saving as this Braun was selling for £66 in February. But that’s still £16 – or 20% – off a genuinely nifty grooming tool kit.
What is it? Samsung’s Odyssey G9 monitor is quite the marvel to behold. It’s 49-inch ultrawide gaming display that provides remarkable levels of immersion. It isn’t just about that crazy curve either, with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1440p resolution and 1ms to give you a great gaming experience all around. If the G9 is a bit too pricey or over the top for your tastes, the smaller 32-inch Odyssey G7 is also currently £50 off at Amazon.
What’s the real saving? Throughout March, the Samsung Odyssey G9 was priced at just under £1,195 – making this reduction down to £1,100 a true saving of almost £100. Not bad if you had been considering picking up this gaming monitor mammoth.
What is it? The LG Gram 14 is a more refined take on a laptop that got a ton of attention for its mammoth size yet light weight – the LG Gram 17. The whole range has been refreshed for 2021 – putting the devices in Intel’s cutting-edge Evo program, ensuring long battery life and speedy connectivity. The Gram 14 may not wow with a 17-inch display but the more sensibly size laptop has the specs to tangle with the best of them.
What’s the real saving? The new LG Gram 14 with Intel’s latest 11th Gen processors hasn’t been out all that long, so it’s exciting to see it get a discount so early. The laptop was previously priced at £1,478 in its short time on Amazon since it’s release – making this a true saving of around £75.
What is it? The 2020 iPhone SE is not only already the best-value iPhone around, it’s also WIRED’s top pick for an affordable small phone that you won’t struggle to hold. The battery life isn’t amazing but in every respect it impresses: an excellent 12MP camera, genuinely speedy performance and a 4.7-inch display that’s actually bigger than you get in some 5.5-inch Androids. Throw in Touch ID and timeless design and we’re sold.
More WIRED-approved tech deals
£18 off 1TB Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD, now £144: Whether you need something for storing a couple of games or transferring files between various machines, this SSD is superfast and offers the added security of a fingerprint scanner to make sure no one else can access your files.
£30 off the OnePlus Nord (5G), now £349: With a beautiful 6.4-inch 90 Hz AMOLED Display, your browsing, gaming and swiping will be as smooth as butter. Plus there are an incredible four cameras on the rear and two on the front.
£251 off Bang & Olufsen’s second-gen Beosound 1 speaker, now £999: Featuring 360-degree immersive sound and multiroom technology, this portable wireless speaker doesn’t feel like it’s built to be moved from room to room. It also boasts built-in Chromecast and AirPlay 2, so you can stream directly to your Beosound 1.
£40 off the Realme 7 5G, now £209: Realme’s stacked budget 5G phone with its massive 5,000mAh battery and its 120Hz display just got even cheaper! It’s full-screen display with 95 per cent boy to screen ratio will have your eyes glued.
£45 off this LG UltraGear 27-inch gaming monitor, now £455: This monitor is designed for absolute precision thanks to the nano IPS 1ms technology and the incredible 144Hz refresh rate, getting you one snipe ahead of your competitors.
£23 off this Razer Kraken gaming headset, now £57: This headset has brilliant 50mm drivers, giving you an enormously wide soundscape. There’s a retractable unidirectional microphone attached to the earcup as well, providing you full access to the mic when you need it.
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