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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Your guide to all the best deals

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Your chance to score some of the best deals of the year is running out; Prime Day 2020 is already more than halfway over. Amazon kicked off its biggest sale event of the year in full force yesterday, with savings on thousands of products from top brands, and the discounts continue today. No doubt you’ll find discounts on everything you need to start checking family and friends off your holiday gifting list as well as deals on everyday essentials you’ve been meaning to stock up on.

With so many items on sale, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but don’t fret: CNN Underscored has rounded up all the Prime Day deals you need to know about below. If you see something you like, act quickly — stuff is known to sell out fast on Prime Day. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day as the sales come and go, so be sure to check back often.

Tech and electronics

Sony WH-1000XM4 With $25 Gift Card ($298, originally $373; amazon.com)

Sony WH-1000XM4 With $25 Gift Card
Sony WH-1000XM4 With $25 Gift Card
PHOTO: SONY

Our pick for best over-ear and noise-canceling headphones is seeing quite the deal. Sony’s WH-1000XM4s are down to just $298 from $348, and a $25 Amazon gift card is thrown into the mix. These headphones are not only comfortable with improved padding but deliver balanced and robust sound, class-leading noise cancellation and long battery life.

Powerbeats Pro ($174.95, originally $249.95; amazon.com)

Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro
PHOTO: BEATS

Our top pick for best earbuds for working out are down to their all-time low on Amazon for Prime Day. Powerbeats Pro feature a comfortable and stable design with an ear hook that wraps around your ear, plus they deliver robust sound with ample bass and offer fast pairing for Apple devices.

SanDisk MicroSD cards (starting at $19.99, originally $24.49; amazon.com)

SanDisk MicroSD cards
SanDisk MicroSD cards
PHOTO: AMAZON

Whether you want to expand storage on your smartphone, tablet or even a Nintendo Switch, SanDisk is here to help. With 128GB ($19.99), 256GB ($23.49), 400GB ($45.93), 512GB ($79.99) and 1TB ($182.99) microSDs all discounted, you can’t go wrong with any size.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (starting at $1,049.99, originally starting at $1,299.99; amazon.com)

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
PHOTO: SAMSUNG

The Note 20 Ultra might have just launched in August, but it’s seeing an epic $250 off discount. It’s currently the best Android smartphone on the market in our eyes and features top-of-the-line hardware across the board, including a 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display, a triple camera array with 50x Space Zoom and a zippy processor.

AirPods With Wired Charging Case ($114.99, originally $159; amazon.com)

AirPods With Wired Charging Case
AirPods With Wired Charging Case
PHOTO: APPLE

Apple’s entry-level AirPods still best most other true wireless earbuds out there. With the H1 chip inside, you’ll get fast pairing across all Apple devices (and easy switching with iOS 14) as well as hands-free “Hey Siri” support. Better yet, you get five hours of playback and over 24 hours of playtime with charges from the carrying case.

Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System ($174, originally $249; amazon.com)

Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System
Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System
PHOTO: AMAZON

With an Eero Mesh Wi-Fi system you can improve your whole home network and provide more room for many more devices. You’ll strategically place these Eero nodes around your home to spread coverage farther — up to 5,000 square feet. And Eero will intelligently connect your device from node to node for the best coverage.

Beats Solo Pro ($179.95, originally $299.95; amazon.com)

Beats Solo Pro
Beats Solo Pro
PHOTO: BEATS

These on-ear noise-canceling headphones are our runner-up pick in the category and are over $100 off. The Solo Pros feature a comfortable and modern design in fun colors with terrific hardware inside. These will fast pair with Apple devices, thanks to the H1 chip, and they feature active noise cancellation and even a transparency mode.

Surface Pro X ($999.99, originally $1,299; amazon.com)

Surface Pro X
Surface Pro X
PHOTO: MICROSOFT

The Surface Pro X is Microsoft’s next-gen 2-in-1 with a custom ARM processor powering Windows 10 and both Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity out of the box. You get an expansive 13-inch screen inside an incredibly portable build at just 7.3 millimters thick and 1.7 pounds. You can bundle it with a TypeCover and a Surface Pen for $1,285, down from $1,569.98.

Anker Nano 20-Watt Fast Charger ($15.99, originally $19.99; amazon.com)

Anker Nano 20-Watt Fast Charger
Anker Nano 20-Watt Fast Charger
PHOTO: ANKER

With Apple’s 2020 iPhone family announcement yesterday confirming the rumors that there will be no power plug in the box, it’s a good time to pick one up. And the Anker Nano is not only incredibly compact, but it can fast charge your iPhone (or really any smartphone) at 20 watts.

3rd-Gen Echo Dot ($18.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

3rd-Gen Echo Dot
3rd-Gen Echo Dot
PHOTO: AMAZON

You can really never go wrong with an Echo Dot, especially at just $18.99. It’s the easiest way to add Alexa to a room, but you’re getting more than just a virtual assistant. Alexa can be your DJ from a variety of sources or even turn your Echo into a Bluetooth speaker. Better yet, you get to pick your color: Charcoal, Heather Gray, Plum or Sandstone. You can even bundle an Echo Dot with an Amazon Smart Plug for just $23.99, down from $74.98.

Echo Flex ($9.99, originally $24.99; amazon.com)

Echo Flex
PHOTO: Amazon

The most affordable Echo is even more affordable right now. The Echo Flex is down to just $9.99 and is the simplest way to add Alexa to a room, as you simply just plug it into an outlet. There are even attachments like a motion sensor, night light or LED clock that can clip into the bottom to give this some more utility.

SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card With 12 Months of Nintendo Switch Online ($39.99, originally $69.98; amazon.com)

SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card With 12 Months of Nintendo Switch Online
SanDisk 128GB MicroSD Card With 12 Months of Nintendo Switch Online
PHOTO: SanDisk

If you have a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, this deal is for you. You can score a 128GB microSD card (which equals more storage for games and save files) and a year of Nintendo Switch Online for just $39.99. These two together would normally cost just shy of $70. And that online subscription lets you play with friends across the globe and access over 70 classic Nintendo titles.

Echo Studio ($149.99, originally $199.99; amazon.com)

Echo Studio
Echo Studio
PHOTO: AMAZON

The Echo Studio isn’t just the biggest Alexa smart speaker made by Amazon, but it’s the loudest with the most robust sound. In our testing, we found that it can really pump out the jams with strong bass. That’s thanks to five speakers inside and support for Dolby Atmos, which mixes the music for your room.

Sony A8H OLED 4K TV (starting at $1,298, originally $1,498; amazon.com)

Sony A8H OLED 4K TV
Sony A8H OLED 4K TV
PHOTO: SONY

Our TV luxury pick is seeing a mighty fine discount this Prime Day. The Sony A8H OLED 4K TV is just $1,298 for the 55-inch model, and it provides one of the best pictures of any TV we tested. The A8H delivers superior contrast with pitch-black darks, vibrant hues and even softer pastels. It’s the complete package and features an Android TV smart interface.

AirPods Pro ($199, originally $249; amazon.com)

AirPods Pro
AirPods Pro
PHOTO: APPLE

Apple’s AirPods Pro are our top pick for best true wireless earbuds — and for good reason. They’re epic across the board with seriously impressive active noise cancellation, comfortable silicone tips that seal off the ear, fast pairing with Apple devices and nearly five hours of battery life with ANC engaged. And they’re $50 off right now.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ ($119.99, originally $149.99; amazon.com)

Samsung Galaxy Buds+
Samsung Galaxy Buds+
PHOTO: Samsung

Looking for a pair of seriously long-lasting true wireless earbuds? Those would be the Galaxy Buds+, which sport 11 hours of playback from the earbuds and up to 22 hours when you factor in the case. They also boast a wide soundstage and a sleek design that doesn’t stick out from the ear as much.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G ($419.99, originally $599.99; amazon.com)

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
PHOTO: SAMSUNG

Just over $400 for a 5G-enabled phone with a big 6.7-inch display? That’s the Galaxy A71 5G, and at $419.99 it’s down to an all-time-low price. It boasts a sleek design and a three-camera array on the back. You’ll find a selfie cam in a pinhole notch on the front.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 ($549.99, originally $649.99; amazon.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
PHOTO: SAMSUNG

We just declared the Galaxy Tab S7 the best Android tablet, and it’s now seeing a fresh discount on Amazon.com. You can score this 11-inch tablet for just $549.99, and that price includes the S Pen. Out of the box it runs Android 10 with a Samsung One user interface on top. It will be zippy fast as well, thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor inside.

8th-Gen iPad (starting at $299, originally starting at $329; amazon.com)

8th Gen iPad
8th Gen iPad
PHOTO: APPLE

The eighth-gen iPad is just a month old, and it truly delivers extreme value at full price. But for nearly $30 less, it goes into epic territory. This 10.2-inch iPad bests nearly any other tablet at this price point, thanks to the A12 Bionic processor inside. With it, you can take full advantage of iPadOS 14 and any application from the App Store.

Echo Show 8 ($64.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)

Echo Show 8
Echo Show 8
PHOTO: AMAZON

The Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s middle smart display -— it’s larger than the Echo Show 5 with an 8-inch display and better speakers inside. It keeps all the functionality of an Alexa smart speaker but adds in visuals. You can watch a movie or a TV show, learn how to cook, stream music and even video call with friends or family. You can bundle it with an Amazon Smart Plug for $69.99, down from $158.98.

Garmin GPS Units and Smartwatches (starting at $149.99; amazon.com)

Garmin GPS Units and Smartwatches
Garmin GPS Units and Smartwatches
PHOTO: Amazon

You’ll always know where you are and what time it is with these deals on Garmin GPS units and smartwatches. Outdoorsy people will find these GPS units particularly useful on hikes and cycling trips, while just about anyone can enjoy a new smartwatch, especially since dozens of models are on sale.

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones ($199; amazon.com)

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones
PHOTO: Amazon

Snag a top pair of noise-canceling headphones for just $199. Normally closer to $350, the Bose QuietComfort 35 cans boast Alexa voice control and are available in three colors: black, white and navy.

Fitbit Versa 2, Versa Lite and Aria Air (starting at $34.95; amazon.com)

Fitbit Versa 2, Versa Lite and Aria Air
Fitbit Versa 2, Versa Lite and Aria Air
PHOTO: Amazon

These fitness trackers do far more than just track your fitness. The Fitbit Versa 2 features Alexa integration to deliver news, check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices, play music and more. Also on sale, the Versa Lite still provides access to your apps and smartphone notifications, while the Aria Air smart scale can sync with your Fitbit watch via Bluetooth for a well-rounded fitness experience.

JBL Boombox ($279.95; amazon.com)

JBL Boombox
JBL Boombox
PHOTO: Amazon

Blast your tunes from anywhere with this JBL boombox, now more than $100 off. This powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker plays for 24 hours on a full charge, and it’s waterproof, so you can use it by the pool. Choose from black, green and camo colorways.

Bose Bluetooth portable speakers
Bose Bluetooth portable speakers
PHOTO: Amazon

The Bose Soundlink Revolve, which offers up 360-degree sound and 12 hours of play time, is on sale for $119 — its lowest price — in both black and white. Plus, snag the SoundLink Color II speaker bundled with a pair of Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses for the ultimate cool factor.

Vantrue Dash Cams (starting at $51.99; amazon.com)

Vantrue dash cams
Vantrue dash cams
PHOTO: Amazon

Ensure you’re getting the full picture when you’re on the road with deals on Vantrue dash cams. Starting at just $51.99, these cameras boast night vision and automatic recording, thanks to motion detection technology built in.

Netgear, TP-Link and D-Link Networking Products (starting at $12.99; amazon.com)

Netgear, TP-Link and D-Link networking products
Netgear, TP-Link and D-Link networking products
PHOTO: Amazon

Give your at-home network a boost with deals on gear from TP-Link, Netgear and more. Switches start at just $12.99, while routers are as low as $51.99.

Echo Dot With Mandalorian The Child Stand ($38.94, originally $74.94; amazon.com)

Echo Dot with Mandalorian The Child Stand
Echo Dot with Mandalorian The Child Stand

Not only do you get an Echo Dot, but you also get a stand with adorable green ears that could only belong to The Child. The base has the same coloring and design as Baby Yoda’s clothes, and a green half-circle will hold the smart speaker in place.

Blink Mini ($24.99, originally $34.99; amazon.com)

Blink Mini
Blink Mini
PHOTO: BLINK

This no-frills HD camera can be placed on any surface with the included stand or mounted to a wall. It supports a live view and can even monitor for motion to record.

Wemo Mini Smart Plug ($17.98, originally $34.99; amazon.com)

Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
PHOTO: Belkin

This smart plug easily integrates with Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Assistant so that you can control your lights and appliances from anywhere in your home.

Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link ($17.99, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link
Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link
PHOTO: TP-Link

The Kasa smart plug allows you to seamlessly control devices, power devices on or off and set schedules with your smartphone using the Kasa smart app.

Echo Buds ($79.99, originally $129.99; amazon.com)

Echo Buds
PHOTO: AMAZON

If you’re a fan of good sound at a great price, the Echo Buds are for you. And having an affinity for Alexa doesn’t hurt either considering she’s built in. You can expect up to 20 hours of battery life with the included charging case.

Anker 49.5W PowerDrive Speed+ 2 ($22.03, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

Anker 49.5W PowerDrive Speed+ 2
Anker 49.5W PowerDrive Speed+ 2
PHOTO: Amazon

If you’ve got an older car, but a newer phone, the PowerDrive Speed+ 2 can bridge the gap. This accessory converts the old c igarette lighter port into a two-port charging station for your phone and other devices. Whether you need USB Type-A or USB Type-C, it’s got you covered.

Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad ($87.99, originally $109.99; amazon.com)

Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad
Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad
PHOTO: Amazon

This Qi-Certified charging pad takes care of business, capable of charging up to three devices simultaneously.

eMeet C960 Full HD Webcam ($52.99, originally $89.99; amazon.com)

eMeet C960 Full HD Webcam
eMeet C960 Full HD Webcam
PHOTO: Amazon

With the world going full-on virtual this year, this 1080p HD webcam by eMeet lets you be present and presentable for online meetings or recorded lectures. And with a built-in microphone, this little camera is all you’ll need to get going.

Satechi Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard ($59.99, originally $79.99; amazon.com)

Satechi Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard
Satechi Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard
PHOTO: Amazon

USB-C rechargeable with backlit illumination, this bluetooth keyboard from Satechi will upgrade your iMac and MacBook experience. It’s a full sized keyboard with a numeric keypad for optimal function. Plus, you can pair it with up to three devices to effortlessly switch between screens at the press of a button.

Fire HD 10 Tablet ($79.99, originally $149.99; amazon.com)

Fire HD 10 Tablet
Fire HD 10 Tablet
PHOTO: Amazon

The Fire HD 10 features a 10.1 inch screen with 1080p full HD display for sharp visuals while you enjoy your favorite shows and books or browse the internet. With an improved battery life you’ll get up to 12 hours of watching, reading and listening to music.

Apple iPad Mini ($349.99, originally $399.99; amazon.com)

Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPad Mini
PHOTO: Amazon

With a thin and light design, Retina Display with True Tone, and a 7.9 inch screen, the iPad mini gives you the ultimate tablet experience while remaining portable and functional. It has a 10 hour battery life to get you through the day and the A12 chip will deliver an incredibly fast performance.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9” ($949.99, originally $999.99; amazon.com)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9
Apple iPad Pro 12.9″
PHOTO: Amazon

The 12.9 inch iPad Pro packs a powerhouse liquid Retina Display, A12Z bionic chip for incredibly fast performance and has a battery life of up to 10 hours. If you’re looking for a smaller screen the 11-inch iPad Pro is also on sale for $749.99, dropping from $799.99. It has the same processing power and display just with a smaller screen.

Adobe Creative Cloud 12-month with $10 Gift Card ($36.99, originally $62.99; amazon.com)

Adobe Creative Cloud 12-month with $10 Gift Card
Adobe Creative Cloud 12-month with $10 Gift Card
PHOTO: Amazon

Creative Cloud is a collection of over 20 desktop, mobile apps and services for creative ventures ranging from photo and video editing to web and graphic design. This gets you a 12 month subscription to Creative Cloud plus a $10 Amazon gift card for future purchases.

Galaxy Book S ($749.99, originally $949.99; amazon.com)

Galaxy Book S
Galaxy Book S

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is a versatile machine. It weighs next to nothing, but contains a zippy processor typically found in smartphones. As a result, the Book S is fit with 4G LTE connectivity. Paired with a battery that’ll go the distance, the Galaxy Book S is perfect for users on the move.

Galaxy Book Ion ($1,099.99, originally $1,299.99; amazon.com)

Galaxy Book Ion
Galaxy Book Ion

Samsung’s Galaxy Book Ion is built for productivity. For starters, it boasts 12GB of RAM and a QLED display for crisp visuals. It also features wireless power share — charge your wireless-compatible devices right on the trackpad.

Galaxy Book Flex ($1,249.99, originally $1,349.99; amazon.com)

Galaxy Book Flex
Galaxy Book Flex

With the included S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is your one-stop sketchbook, notepad and laptop. Plus, the vibrant QLED display will bring your creations, as well as movies and games, to life.

Acer Spin 5 Convertible Laptop ($899.99, originally $1,099.99; amazon.com)

Acer Spin 5 Convertible Laptop
Acer Spin 5 Convertible Laptop

Acer’s 2-in-1 Spin 5 laptop gives you a robust laptop in one hand and a tablet with PC power in the other. It’s powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, backed up by a 512GB SSD for speedy storage. Plus, you’ll get the rechargeable Acer Active Stylus with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Acer ConceptD 3 Exel ($1,249.99, originally $1,499.99; amazon.com)

Acer ConceptD 3 Exel
Acer ConceptD 3 Exel

The LED-backlit screen of the Acer ConceptD 3 Exel is great for creators who become inspired in the moment. With the built-in screen hinge, you can swap between a powerful laptop and a digital easel with ease.

Acer Chromebox CX13 ($229.99, originally $269.99; amazon.com)

Acer Chromebox CX13
Acer Chromebox CX13

We had to throw in this tiny package, namely a powerful ChromeOS PC, fit with Intel HD graphics, a 128GB SSD and a host of ports. Choose between several processors, each faster than the last. Included is also a mounting kit, keyboard and mouse.

Acer Chromebook 714 ($509.99, originally $599.99; amazon.com)

Acer Chromebook 714
Acer Chromebook 714
PHOTO: Acer

When you pick up a Chromebook, chances are you’re looking to be productive, and the 714 won’t disappoint. This slim computer is just over three pounds, but packs 8GB of memory and a Full HD Touch Display so you can work however you want to. Plus, up to 12-hours battery life will keep you rolling all day.

Build-Your-Own PC Components from AMD, MSI, ASUS and More (starting at $19.99; amazon.com)

Build-Your-Own PC Components
Build-Your-Own PC Components
PHOTO: Amazon

If you prefer to build your own machine, more power to you. Grab some components from this sale, and score brands like MSI and ASUS. Your creation will be great to go in no time.

Home and health

Waterpik Aquarius ($39.93; amazon.com)

Waterpik
PHOTO: Amazon

When flossing just isn’t enough, reach for the Waterpik Aquarius, now almost half off. You can even choose between seven colorways to find that one that will suit your bathroom counter best.

Crest and Oral-B Toothbrushes and Whitening Kits (starting at $7.99; amazon.com)

Crest and Oral-B Toothbrushes and Whitening Kits
Crest and Oral-B Toothbrushes and Whitening Kits
PHOTO: Amazon

No matter what your teeth need, you’ll find it for a discount here. Add a highly rated Oral-B electric toothbrush to your cart, or brighten up your smile with a set of Crest Whitestrips.

Samsonite and American Tourister Luggage (starting at $59.99; amazon.com)

Samsonite and American Tourister Luggage
Samsonite and American Tourister Luggage
PHOTO: Amazon

No matter where your travels may take you, you could use a new Samsonite suitcase. Choose from a wide range of hardside and softside luggage, all for under $160.

Face Masks (starting at $6.31; amazon.com)

Face Masks
Face Masks
PHOTO: Amazon

Turns out Prime Day is the time to stock up on face masks for the whole family. Choose from a selection of reusable fabric styles and disposable one-use masks.

iRobot Roomba Robotic Vacuums (starting at $199.99; amazon.com)

iRobot Roomba Robotic Vacuums
iRobot Roomba Robotic Vacuums
PHOTO: Amazon

Time to check vacuuming off your to-do list for good. Three Roomba robotic vacuums are marked down for Prime Day, ranging from roughly $200 to $600, so you choose the proper model for your messes.

23andMe Health + Ancestry Service ($99; amazon.com)

23andMe
PHOTO: Amazon

Discover new information about your health and ancestry with this deal on a 23andMe kit. For $100 off, you can start building your family tree today.

Diapers and Wipes (starting at $15.98; amazon.com)

Diapers and wipes
Diapers and wipes
PHOTO: Amazon

If your household includes a baby, be sure to browse through these deals on diapers and wipes from brands like Pampers, Seventh Generation, Honest and more.

Beverages From Crystal Light, Solimo, V8 and More (starting at $6.49; amazon.com)

Beverages From Crystal Light, Solimo, V8 and More
Beverages From Crystal Light, Solimo, V8 and More
PHOTO: Amazon

Sip on some savings with these deals on beverages of all kinds. Caffeinate with several discounted K-cup varieties and teas, power up with protein shakes or drink up some seltzer for less.

Bissell Floor Care (starting at $54.99; amazon.com)

Bissell Floor Care
Bissell Floor Care
PHOTO: Amazon

No matter how you want to clean your floors, Bissell has a vacuum for you. Snag everything from the cordless, compact Pet Stain Eraser Carpet Cleaner to the full-size, lightweight Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Upright Vacuum, with several stick vacs and a mop in between.

Furniture and Decor, Including Christopher Knight, Dorel, and Walker Edison (starting at $15.39; amazon.com)

Furniture and Decor, Including Christopher Knight, Dorel, and Walker Edison
Furniture and Decor, Including Christopher Knight, Dorel, and Walker Edison
PHOTO: Amazon

Revamp your home for less with deals on a range of furniture pieces, from utilitarian desks and office chairs to stylish ottomans and bookcases. No matter what your home is missing, it can likely be found here for less.

Shark Vacuums (starting at $127.99; amazon.com)

Shark Vacuums
Shark Vacuums
PHOTO: Amazon

No matter which type of vacuum you prefer, you can find a Shark one at a discount today. Check out deals on two upright vacuums, a stick vac and even a robo vac from the highly rated brand.

Kitchen Essentials From Le Creuset, Stasher, Corelle and More (starting at $7.49; amazon.com)

Kitchen essentials from Le Creuset, Stasher, Corelle and more
Kitchen essentials from Le Creuset, Stasher, Corelle and more
PHOTO: Amazon

Stock your kitchen with tons of useful essentials for less, including reusable Stasher bags, Victorinox knives, sheet pans, pots and pans, Lodge Dutch ovens, Contigo water bottles, cutting boards and pretty much everything else a home cook needs.

Ring Video Doorbell 3 ($129.99, originally $199.99; amazon.com)

Ring Video Doorbell 3
Ring Video Doorbell 3
PHOTO: RING

A smart doorbell makes a lot of sense. Not only does it add a sense of protection to your home, but it gives you a simple way to get a bird’s-eye view of the front. At $139.99, down from $199.99, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 is especially affordable today. You get a 1080p HD view, the flexibility of two routes for power and motion detection in a stylish package.

Instant Pot Products (starting at $49.99; amazon.com)

Instant Pot Products
Instant Pot Products
PHOTO: Amazon

Instant Pot products are up to 58% off this Prime Day, with its most popular Instant Pot Duo Nova now just $99.99, down from $149.99, and the smaller Instant Pot Ultra just $49.99, down from $119.95.

Crock-Pot Portable Slow Cookers (starting at $20.93; amazon.com)

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
PHOTO: Amazon

Crock-Pot’s set of food warmers and slow cookers is an extra 20% off this Prime Day, with its lime green Food Warmer now $20.93 at checkout, down from $29.99, while its blue Slow Cooker is now $24.16, down from $30.20.

Hamilton Beach Digital Programmable Rice Cooker ($28.27, originally $35.34; amazon.com)

Hamilton Beach Digital Programmable Rice Cooker
Hamilton Beach Digital Programmable Rice Cooker
PHOTO: Amazon

Trusted brand Hamilton Beach is discounting its extremely popular rice cooker, which has more than 3,500 reviews, 20% off.

Beasea 11-Inch Pizza Pan ($11.04, originally $12.99; amazon.com)

Beasea 11-Inch Pizza Pan
Beasea 11-Inch Pizza Pan
PHOTO: Amazon

What better time than now to have a pizza night? Get the crisp pizza crust you’ve always dreamed of with this bargain pan.

Isiler Electric Crepe Maker ($25.45, originally $39.95; amazon.com)

Isiler Electric Crepe Maker
Isiler Electric Crepe Maker
PHOTO: Amazon

Make breakfast a breeze with this highly versatile crepe maker, which you can use to make everything from omelets and quesadillas to roti and perfectly cooked eggs.

Fasta Pasta Microwave Pasta Cooker ($11.95, originally $19.99; amazon.com)

Fasta Pasta Microwave Pasta Cooker
Fasta Pasta Microwave Pasta Cooker
PHOTO: Amazon

If you’ve got a kid who’s recently gone off to college or you’re frankly just over waiting for your water to boil every night, here’s a kitchen gadget for you. Just a simple container that cooks your pasta perfectly in the microwave — no waiting around for boiling water necessary.

Mr. Coffee Coffee Makers and Accessories (starting at $8.79; amazon.com)

Mr. Coffee Simple Brew Coffee Maker, 4-Cup
Mr. Coffee Simple Brew Coffee Maker, 4-Cup
PHOTO: Amazon

Some of Mr. Coffee’s non-espresso products are also 20% off, including its Mr. Coffee Simple Brew Coffee Maker, Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder and Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer.

Whynter Freezers (starting at $129.48; amazon.com)

Whynter Energy Star Upright Lock-Stainless Steel Freezer
Whynter Energy Star Upright Lock-Stainless Steel Freezer
PHOTO: Amazon

If this year’s stay-at-home orders have made you someone who can’t have enough stocked frozen goodies (just in case!), then check out these small high-quality freezers from Whynter, which are now an additional 20% off at checkout.

Amazon Smart Oven (starting at $214.99; amazon.com)

Amazon Smart Oven
Amazon Smart Oven
PHOTO: Amazon

Think of the Amazon Smart Oven as a microwave…but a whole lot better, as it combines a convection oven, air fryer, food warmer and more. It comes with its own Echo Dot so you can order the smart oven to do its thing with just your voice.

Winiadaewoo Compact Appliances (starting at $55.96; amazon.com)

Winiadaewoo Retro Microwave Oven, Mint
Winiadaewoo Retro Microwave Oven, Mint
PHOTO: Amazon

Is your kitchen yearning for a little retro flair? The brand Winiadaewoo has a bevy of microwaves and mini fridges for 20% off. We’re huge fans of the mint microwave.

SodaStream Products (starting at $67.99; amazon.com)

SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker, Bundle
SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker, Bundle
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If you can never get enough seltzer water, various bundles from the highly popular SodaStream device are 15% off. That means you can now get a beginner kit, which includes a sparkling water maker, CO2 cylinder and reusable bottle, for $67.99, down from $79.99. You can also get the brand’s bundle, which comes with the maker, two CO2 cylinders, three bottles and two fruit drops (for extra flavor) for $118.99, down from $139.99.

Opove M3 Pro Massage Gun ($139.99, originally $199.99; amazon.com)

OPOVE M3 Pro Massage Gun
OPOVE M3 Pro Massage Gun
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Banish knots and tension with this deal on a massage gun. Lightweight at just 2.5 pounds, you can loosen up tight muscles for three full hours before the battery dies.

Safavieh, Nuloom and Nourison Rugs (starting at $11.12; amazon.com)

Safavieh, Nuloom and Nourison rugs
Safavieh, Nuloom and Nourison rugs
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The easiest way to spice up any room is by adding a rug. Now you can choose from hundreds of designs, all at a discount, from Safavieh, Nuloom and Nourison. Whether your aesthetic is contemporary, traditional or downright funky, you’ll find something to suit your taste.

Panasonic Compact Microwave Oven ($79.99, originally $99.99; amazon.com)

Panasonic Compact Microwave Oven
Panasonic Compact Microwave Oven
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Beloved by reviewers for its power and size, this is the microwave you want if you don’t want to buy a new one for a long, long time.

GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker ($466.65, originally $549.99; amazon.com)

GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
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This ice maker is a splurge that its reviewers and fellow ice lovers say is 100% worth it.

Galanz Retro Appliances (starting at $412.79; amazon.com)

Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator
Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator
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And here are more retro appliances if that’s what your heart desires. Galanz has got its top toaster ovens and refrigerators in colors like bright red and muted blue at a 15% discount.

Igloo Ice Makers (starting at $125.50; amazon.com)

Stainless Steel Automatic Portable Electric Countertop Ice Maker
Stainless Steel Automatic Portable Electric Countertop Ice Maker
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For ice makers that are slightly cheaper, Igloo’s got its top-rated models now 10% off, with its popular Stainless Steel Automatic Portable Electric Countertop Ice Maker going for $125.50, down from $149.99.

Whynter Ice Cream Makers (starting at $212.37; amazon.com)

Whynter Automatic Ice Cream Maker, 1.6-Quart
Whynter Automatic Ice Cream Maker, 1.6-Quart
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Though the weather might be changing, it really never gets too cold for ice cream when you’re always cooped up inside. These premium ice cream makers from Whynter are 20% off, with its popular 1.6-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker going for $212.37 at checkout, down from $422.50.

Hamilton Beach 5-Cup Switch Coffee Maker ($19.99, originally $39.99; amazon.com)

Hamilton Beach 5-Cup Switch Coffee Maker
Hamilton Beach 5-Cup Switch Coffee Maker
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If you’re looking for an ultra-sleek and affordable coffee maker to use every morning, well then, here you go.

Ring Alarm 14-Piece Kit ($199.99, originally $329.99; amazon.com)

Ring Alarm 14-Piece Kit
Ring Alarm 14-Piece Kit
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This kit, perfect for a multiroom house, includes one base station, two keypads, eight contact sensors, two motion detectors and one range extender.

Ecobee3 2nd-Generation Lite Smart Thermostat ($149, originally $169; amazon.com)

Ecobee3 2nd-Generation Lite Smart Thermostat
Ecobee3 2nd-Generation Lite Smart Thermostat
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The Ecobee3 pairs with up to 32 sensors and works with Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings and Wink to allow you control over your HVAC system from anywhere.

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener ($16.98, originally $39.98; amazon.com)

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
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The MyQ Smart Garage Hub by Chamberlain is a retrofit device for existing garage doors that adds in smart controls via a companion app. Plus, you can link MyQ with Alexa for voice commands.

Moen 900-006 Flo by Moen 1-Inch Smart Water Shutoff ($331.67, originally $473.81; amazon.com)

Moen 900-006 Flo by Moen 1-Inch Smart Water Shutoff
Moen 900-006 Flo by Moen 1-Inch Smart Water Shutoff
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This device allows you to turn your water on/off from an app in case of leaks. It also features MicroLeak Technology that proactively monitors the security of your home’s entire water system (including behind walls and in foundations) to identify leaks as small as a drop per minute.

Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer ($26.10, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer
Leviton Decora Smart Dimmer
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Replace your existing light switch with this smart dimmer to easily control your lighting.

C by GE Smart LED Bulbs + Smart Plug Bundle ($38.39, originally $63.98; amazon.com)

C by GE Smart LED Bulbs + Smart Plug Bundle
C by GE Smart LED Bulbs + Smart Plug Bundle
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These color-changing bulbs also offer a wide range of warm and cool light options — and, along with the smart outlet, you can control them via app or by voice command when paired with a voice assistant.

AmazonBasics Kitchen Essentials (starting at $5.16; amazon.com)

AmazonBasics kitchen essentials
AmazonBasics kitchen essentials
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No matter what your kitchen currently lacks, it’s likely you can find it on sale among these discounted AmazonBasics kitchen essentials. Save on wine glasses, silverware, dinnerware sets, kettles, dutch ovens and more.

Furbo Dog Camera ($133.99, originally $249; amazon.com)

Furbo Dog Camera
Furbo Dog Camera
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Keep an eye on your pup even when you’re not home. with the discounted Furbo Dog Camera. Thanks to two-way audio you can even chat with your four-legged friends and toss them treats via the Furbo app.

AmazonBasics Home Furnishings (starting at $8.23; amazon.com)

AmazonBasics home furnishings
AmazonBasics home furnishings
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When it comes to home storage, AmazonBasics should be your go-to. And today, the brand is offering savings on plenty of items you probably need around your house, like hangers, storage cubes, curtain rods, bedding, shelves and more.

Wellness Natural Pet Food (starting at $2.83; amazon.com)

Wellness Natural Pet Food
Wellness Natural Pet Food
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Treat your cat and/or dog to delicious wet and dry food, not to mention treats galore, with this deal on Wellness Natural Pet Food brand food.

AmazonBasics Luggage (starting at $11.99; amazon.com)

AmazonBasics luggage
AmazonBasics luggage
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No matter where you’re headed, chances are AmazonBasics makes a bag that can get your stuff there, too. Browse deals on backpacks, duffles, carry-ons, packing cubes and more essentials for your next trip.

Home gym essentials (starting at $19.99; amazon.com)

Home gym essentials
Home gym essentials
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Build up your existing home gym or start from scratch with these deals on various workout equipment. For those who need a few finishing touches, pick up a puzzle mat, foam roller or ankle weights. Meanwhile, fitness buffs looking for more bang for their buck should opt for the power cage, rower or stationary bike.

Snack and drink favorites (starting at $7.69; amazon.com)

Snack and drink favorites
Snack and drink favorites
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All that shopping making you hungry? Take a snack break, and shop these top treats and drinks. You’ll find foods like Lay’s chips, Chewy granola bars, Quaker oatmeal and more. Don’t forget to wash it down with Life Wtr and Rockstar Energy Drinks.

Fashion and beauty

Levi’s (starting at $11.99; amazon.com)

Levi
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Need new jeans? This flash sale on Levi’s apparel for men, women and kids is the perfect time to stock up. Pick up pairs of all different styles, not to mention a selection of denim jackets and tees.

Foreo, T3 and More Beauty Tools (starting at $42; amazon.com)

Foreo, T3 and more beauty tools
Foreo, T3 and more beauty tools
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Tons of hair tools and skin care devices are marked down in this Gold Box. Scoop up savings on a Foreo Luna Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush, add a T3 Cura Hair Dryer to your styling arsenal, pick up a NuFace Facial Toning Device and much more.

Calvin Klein Underwear (starting at $9.10; amazon.com)

Calvin Klein underwear
Calvin Klein underwear
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There’s no such thing as too much underwear, and now’s your chance to pick up some quality pairs from Calvin Klein. Fill your cart with packs of boxer briefs, bralettes, tees and more.

Fashion From Amazon Brands (starting at $4.90; amazon.com)

Fashion from Amazon brands
Fashion from Amazon brands
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Amazon’s own in-house brands like Daily Ritual, Goodthreads and Amazon Essentials have become fashion lines in their own right, and today, you can save on basic styles for men and women. Pay particular attention to the cold-weather looks, including tons of jackets and cozy sweaters.

Razors and Electric Shavers From Braun, Gillette and More (starting at $5.59; amazon.com)

Razors and electric shavers from Braun, Gillette and more
Razors and electric shavers from Braun, Gillette and more
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All your hair removal needs are more affordable than ever with this Prime Day deal. Replenish your stock of disposable Gillette razor blade refills or pick up a brand-new electric shaver from Braun.

Beauty Products From Redken, Oribe, Biolage and More (starting at $9.10; amazon.com)

Beauty products from Redken, Oribe, Biolage and more
Beauty products from Redken, Oribe, Biolage and more
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Beauty buffs will want to browse through this Gold Box for new, discounted skin care and hair care finds, from value-size Redken shampoos and Mario Badescu facial mists to cult-favorite Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner — our top pick for best liquid liner.

Top Footwear Brands, Including Keds, Ecco and Aldo (starting at $6.36; amazon.com)

Top footwear brands including Keds, Ecco and Aldo
Top footwear brands including Keds, Ecco and Aldo
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Update your shoe collection for fall with new additions from Ecco, Keds, Aldo and more. Whether you’re in the market for sneakers, sandals, booties or some other style, you’ll find it here for less.

Watches by Citizen, Bulova, Anne Klein, Invicta and More (starting at $17.99; amazon.com)

Watches by Citizen, Bulova, Anne Klein, Invicta and more
Watches by Citizen, Bulova, Anne Klein, Invicta and more
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Time to save on a new wristwatch. Dozens of styles for men and women from top brands like Timex, Skagen and others are marked way down. Just be sure to shop before time runs out on these prices.

Oakley Sunglasses and Apparel (starting at $11.31; amazon.com)

Oakley sunglasses and apparel
Oakley sunglasses and apparel
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On the hunt for new shades? Check out these deals on Oakley sunglasses, plus grab some Oakley apparel (think: tees and shorts) to match.

C9 Apparel (starting at $7.69; amazon.com)

Champion and C9 apparel
Champion and C9 apparel
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Tons of comfy styles from Champion’s sister brand C9 are on sale for the whole family. Shop a wide selection of sweats, tees, hoodies, leggings and more.

New Balance (starting at $14.67; amazon.com)

New Balance
New Balance
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Need new sneakers? Now’s your chance to load up on footwear for the whole family from New Balance. And while you’re shoe shopping, be sure to check out the brand’s apparel, which is also on sale.

Tommy Hilfiger (starting at $12.04; amazon.com)

Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger
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Classic brand Tommy Hilfiger has tons of styles marked down for men, women and kids. In addition to packs of underwear that you’ll want to stock up on, you can score polos, caps, tees and even a few accessories for less.

Smartwatches from Fossil, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and more (starting at $134.75; amazon.com)

Smartwatches from Kate Spade, Michael Kors and more
Smartwatches from Kate Spade, Michael Kors and more
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Designers like Michael Kors and Kate Spade might be known for stylish accessories, but their classic timepieces have been taken to the next level in the form of these fashionable smartwatches from these brands and more. Snag one before time runs out on this deal.

Conair Products (starting at $13.78; amazon.com)

Conair
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The Conair hair tools you need, along with a few other devices from the brand that you’d want for your next spa day, are on sale for Prime Day. Don’t relax until you’ve put this stuff — including curling irons, hair dryers and even a foot spa — into your cart.

Toys and games

STEM Toys and Building Sets (starting at $6.29; amazon.com)

STEM toys and building sets
STEM toys and building sets
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Keep the kids entertained at home — or get a jump on holiday gifting — with these deals on building kits and STEM toys. Your little ones can explore their scientific side with kits from National Geographic and get creative with Magna-Tiles and Magformers, to name just a few.

Razer PC Gaming Gear (starting at $19.99; amazon.com)

Gamers, rejoice! All the gear you need to get in the game from Razer is marked down for Prime Day. Save on everything from mice to headsets to keyboards and then some.

Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ and Fortnite Action Figures (starting at $4.99; amazon.com)

Marvel, Star Wars and Fortnite action figures
Marvel, Star Wars and Fortnite action figures
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No matter which fandom your kids (or you) are a part of, chances are there’s an action figure on sale that will delight. Pick up a bunch of characters in Funko Pop! form, or even that Chewbacca mask that went viral way back when.

Playskool, Sesame Street and Littlest Pet Shop Toys (starting at $6.89; amazon.com)

Playskool, Sesame Street and Littlest Pet Shop Toys
Playskool, Sesame Street and Littlest Pet Shop Toys
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The tiniest tots will get a kick out of this set of toy deals. It features classics like Mr. Potato Head, along with all your favorites from Sesame Street (yes, that includes a Rock and Rhyme Elmo).

Media and entertainment

Audible Subscription, 1-Year ($99.50, originally $149.50; amazon.com)

Audible
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For a limited time, you can get an annual Audible subscription, plus 12 credits upfront, for less than $100. That means hundreds of audiobooks and podcasts can be at your disposal at any time.

Kindle Unlimited Subscription (free, $9.99 per month after 3 months; amazon.com)

Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited
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Want unlimited reading and listening on any device with the Kindle app? Kindle Unlimited unlocks any book you want to read or listen to at the tap of a finger. If you’re a new subscriber to Kindle Unlimited today, you get three months free. And if you know you’re in it for the long haul, you can get six months of Kindle Unlimited now for $29.97, down from $59.94.

Kindle Bestsellers (up to 80% off; amazon.com)

Kindle Bestsellers
Kindle Bestsellers
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Kindle bestsellers are up to 80% off right now, ranging in genre from fiction, mysteries, romance, science fiction, YA and beyond.

Popular Books (up to 25% off; amazon.com)

Popular Books
Popular Books
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Popular books of various genres — fiction, mystery, classics and more — are 20-25% off this Prime Day.

Best-selling TV Box Sets (starting at $17.99; amazon.com)

Best-selling TV Box Sets
Best-selling TV Box Sets
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Relive all the glory of your favorite TV series’ by investing in an old school box set. Cult favorites like “The Office,” “Friends,”Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,”The Twilight Zone,” “Mad Men” and more are on sale now. You’ll never have to worry about whether any of these shows are leaving Netflix again.

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In defense of Quibi

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Quibi was a bad idea, poorly executed. Now it’s dead, just six months after it debuted.

Here’s a quick timeline of its short life:

It was easy to be skeptical about Quibi before launch because … see above. The real surprise is that it failed so quickly. And even that surprise is a little bit couched. Once news got out that Katzenberg was trying to sell, the only question was whether he’d find a buyer or have to shutter. As I wrote last month, you don’t try to sell your startup five months after launch if things aren’t going terribly, even though Katzenberg insisted otherwise in sales pitches.

But, that said: I would like to see more Quibis in the future.

Not the concept or the execution (again, see above) but the model: Running a media business the old-fashioned way, where you ask people to make something, pay them for it, and then try to re-sell that work to someone else. Because there’s another version of running a media business — what YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook do — and I don’t feel great about that one in 2020.

To recap: Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, the CEO he hired away from Hewlett Packard, paid Hollywood studios, TV networks, and digital shops like Vox Media (which owns this site) to make short videos. Then they tried selling subscriptions to those videos to you.

That’s one way — the old way — to run a media business.

There are lots of variants, and you can debate the right way to scale those companies and how much money you need to make them work, etc. The model includes everything from your local newspaper (if it still exists) to TV networks to Spotify to Netflix. But they’re all using the same basic playbook.

There is also the new — and often much more successful way — to run a media business: Get people to give you stuff for free, get people to consume that stuff for free, and sell their attention to advertisers. You may not want to call yourself a media business — for strategic, valuation, or legal reasons — but you are most definitely in the media business. This has worked really, really well for YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

But as we spend a lot of time discussing these days, it’s not clear that the model that YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook use — which is dependent on ingesting as much free content as possible, and distributing as widely and quickly as possible, with as little input from the people who run those businesses as possible — is good for the rest of us.

And at the core of all the proposals to fix those businesses is the idea that they should act a lot more like … traditional media businesses. These proposals call for the people who run these platforms to pay attention to what they distribute, and even make judgment calls about whether that stuff should be distributed. And, yes: It also involves paying people who make some of the stuff they distribute.

I don’t want to belabor this thought, and I don’t want to oversell it. Quibi would have likely struggled using any model because it didn’t have stuff people wanted to see, and it didn’t have the distribution it needed to get it in front of them, anyway.

And while the Facebooks of the world run on free content, they certainly have to spend money on lots of other stuff. TikTok, for example, spent $1 billion on marketing in a single year in order to get its free videos, uploaded for free by its users, in front of people around the world.

But if you’re going to dunk on Quibi for failing so big, so fast, at least give them this: They failed the old-fashioned way. Which still has an upside.


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A health worker works in a lab during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on September 9.
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US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said Wednesday that the agency does not have a set timeline to review a Covid-19 vaccine.

The goal, he said, is that everyone could get a vaccine by spring. But it “really depends on a number of factors.”

“We want to expedite it,” Hahn said at a conference sponsored by the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan think tank founded by ex-banker Michael Milken.

“We’ve said that we will schedule a vaccine advisory committee to review those data. We have committed for every application to have a vaccine advisory committee,” Hahn said.

“We will make that public, as I mentioned. Our scientists will make an initial determination, will ask specific questions about the product from the vaccine advisory committee. And then we will incorporate that in our decision making,” Hahn said.

“At the end of the day, only our career scientists in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research will be making this decision, and they will be making it solely upon the science and data that come from the clinical trials.”

To speed up the process, Hahn said the FDA has been working with manufacturers from day one and have stayed in touch throughout the manufacturing process, rather than reviewing everything at the end of the process. 

“We need to make sure that there’s quality and consistency and that every lot has the same ability to provide protection to all of Americans,” Hahn said. “We have a lot of confidence in the manufacturing of these developers, and we will be doing our part with respect to working with them to make sure that manufacturing can be ramped up as quickly as possible.”

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Trump slams US stimulus deal on Twitter as talks continue

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Trump’s evening tweets came hours after all three major stock indexes fell over the ongoing stimulus deadlock.

United States President Donald Trump expressed scepticism that an agreement could be reached with Democratic leaders on a new round of coronavirus aid relief, seemingly torpedoing hopes for a stimulus plan even as talks continue between Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary Treasury Steve Mnuchin.

“Just don’t see any way Nancy Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer will be willing to do what is right for our great American workers, or our wonderful USA itself, on Stimulus,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening. “Their primary focus is BAILING OUT poorly run (and high crime) Democrat cities and states….Should take care of our people. It wasn’t their fault that the Plague came in from China!”

The tweets came after all three financial indexes fell on Wednesday amid dwindling hopes of a stimulus plan before Americans head to the polls on Election Day November 3.

Pelosi has proposed $2.2 trillion to help struggling businesses and families, while the White House rolled out a $1.8 trillion proposal, which Trump has since said he would be willing to go beyond. But Pelosi and Mnuchin are reportedly getting closer to a deal, with the pair due to speak again on Thursday, Pelosi’s spokesman said in a tweet.

Experts have warned the US needs another round of financial relief for struggling businesses and families in order to recover from the pandemic’s economic downturn. The last round of aid expired at the end of July, including an additional $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits meant to shore up workers in addition to state aid.

Earlier this month, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned that the country’s entire economic recovery is in danger of derailing if the government does not step up to the plate.

“Too little support would lead to a weak recovery, creating unnecessary hardship for households and businesses,” Powell said during an October 7 event with economists and strategists.

Trump has frequently used Twitter to weigh in on the continuing stimulus talks. On the same day Powell spoke, Trump tweeted that he had told his representatives to halt stimulus negotiations with Democrats until after the election – before making an about-face hours later and urging Democratic legislators to cast targeted financial lines to businesses and households.

Last week, he tweeted: “STIMULUS! “Go big or go home!!!” even as Senate Republicans expressed support for a pared-down aid package.

On Wednesday, Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told Fox Business “the president’s willing to lean into this” with Republican senators if a deal is reached.

Talks are continuing as the timeframe for a pre-Election Day vote narrows, with investors around the world closely watching what comes out of Pelosi and Mnuchin’s discussions Thursday.

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