Created in 2015 partially to mark the 20th anniversary of Amazon, the first Amazon Prime Day was a one-day shopping holiday for Prime members that aimed to replace Black Friday as the year’s sales event.
The first Prime Day faced some backlash from shoppers who were not happy with the quality and amount of sales delivered, but Amazon has since stepped up its game in both areas.
On Prime Day, you can expect prices that are their lowest ever, besting only Black Friday on popular items from tech, fashion, home and kitchen, and nearly every other segment under the sun.
But only the Prime Members have access to these deals. Here are 10 top-selling items on the Amazon Prime Day.
- Instant pot duo mini 7in1
The Instant Pot is designed to replace seven kitchen appliances, which are classified as a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté pan, a yogurt cooker and a warmer. 11 smart built-in programs–Rice, Soup / Broth, Meat / Stew, Bean / Chile, Sauté, Steam, Porridge, Yogurt, Slow Cook and Keep warm, your favorite dishes are as simple as pressing a button. The Instant Pot Duo Mini Rice Cooker Feature cooks up to 6 cups of uncooked rice (12 cups of cooked rice), the rice cooker can cook all kinds of rice, including white rice, brown rice, wild rice, sushi rice, risotto rice and more. The Duo Mini is flexible and can be used at home to make a small dish for two, side dishes or while traveling, such as camping, RV riding, boating, sailing, hotel excursions, etc. A 24-hour delay timer for delayed cooking is perfect for busy households, helping you to have your food ready when you get home from a busy day at work. Automatic keep the temperature of the dish moist before you serve.
- Fire TV Stick
You can stream media to any Television with an HDMI input using the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Popular services such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime, Sling, and NBC are all available in addition to Amazon Prime Video. With the features of Alexa, you can control the Television with your voice. The Stick is lightweight enough to take with you when you’re on your travel, so you can also plug it into a hotel TV.
- LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This simple tool can seem unpredictable, but it’s really a super powerful tool. Using a microfiltration filter, this straw removes more than 99.99 percent of all waterborne bacteria and parasites, such as E. Coli, salmonella, giardia. It is also capable of removing the smallest microplastics down to one micron. So that you can have the peace of mind of a lightweight, mobile water purifier wherever you go. It’s a no-brainer for hiking, camping, traveling, and getting ready for an emergency. Plus, for every one you purchase, LifeStraw supports a kid in need with safe drinking water for a whole year.
- Echo Dot
Amazon’s most popular smart speaker, the Echo Dot, was at its most affordable moment this Prime Day. While thin, it’s a great introduction to the world of smart home devices, and it’s just as versatile as a full-size Echo speaker, with tens of thousands of Alexa skills to help make everyday life easier. There are three color choices— charcoal, sandstone and heather gray — and the soft outer shell fabric gives it a homey look.
Like Echoes, Kindles was one of the best deals to make, and it warmed our hearts to know that so many of our readers read more than our content! Both Kindle and Paperwhite soared off the digital shelves this Prime Day, both of which were on sale at their best prices ever. It has a high resolution display (300 ppi) and an adjustable built-in light It’s lightweight, comfortable to hold, and lets you read millions of books with a click of a button instead of trying to put a few more on your bookshelf or backpack.
- Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Yeah, Eggs! They’re tasty, nutritious, but really hard to cook. Such wonderful devices make it so easy to cook them in all sorts of ways. This unexpected best-seller is a super simple product, but its low price point makes it a value for any lover of eggs— hard-boiled, poached, scrambled or mini-omelets.
A simple appliance that cooks half a dozen eggs at once sounds gimmicky. In fact, it’s really useful, especially if you live in a small space with limited kitchen access or love cooking egg dishes like deviled eggs or Benedict eggs. It’s easier than waiting for your pot of water to boil, although the only downside is the high-pitched wail that warns you when your eggs are finished.
- Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips
This teeth whitening kit includes 20 professional whitestrips and two one hour whitestrips. The former can remove up to 14 years of teeth stains, according to Crest, giving you that shining smile that we would all like to have. The latter will give you a noticeably whiter grin in just one hour of wearing the stripes. One hour of stripes will remove teeth stains and reveal a whiter smile, and you will still be able to talk and drink water while wearing them.
- DNA kit: 23andMe DNA Test
This DNA kit from 23andMe is popular for a reason. This goes beyond telling you what land your ancestors came from or what ethnicities are in your history. It also uses your DNA to provide you with interesting and important knowledge about your health and wellness, as well as an in-depth report on your ancestral heritage. From any predisposition to health, to specific traits like how desirable you are to mosquitoes, this package really has it all. All you do is take a sample of your saliva, give it to the company’s lab, and wait for the results.
- The all-new Echo Show 5
The Echo Show 5 must have been Amazon’s cutest product since the Spot, and we were excited to see it go on sale for the first time ever. It’s smaller than the original show, and it was almost half off for Prime Day, so a lot of people would soon get to know Alexa’s joys with a screen, including some of our writers!
The Echo Show 5 is a more compact version of the Echo Show, with a 5.5-inch screen and 960x 480 resolution (compared to the Echo Show 10.1-inch screen and 1280x 800 resolution). It’s an affordable alternative that still lets you add a smart assistant to anything that needs a screen, from video calling relatives to watching cooking videos.
- Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones
Another tech brand not known for its deep discounts, Sony was a conventional success due to its name recognition and the scale of its products. A pair of noise cancellations adjusts to your One Push environment and guarantees 35 hours of battery life as well as fast charging. There’s a built-in hand-free call microphone and use it with your voice assistant.
(source: usatoday.com, us.cnn.com, and businessinsider.sg)