Amazon Prime Day 2016 is finally upon us, bringing with it some of the best deals on PS4, Xbox One bundles, video games, TVs and more.
The all-day online sales event is Amazon’s largest, trumping even Black Friday when it comes to the savings.
With Xbox One bundles costing below £250 and TVs under £200 this is sure to be one of the best opportunities of the year to get a great deal on the latest gadgets and games.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is on the 12 July and runs until 1:30 AM on the 13 July.
It’s available exclusively to Amazon Prime members so you’ll need to either already be a member or have signed up to take advantage of the deals.
How does Amazon Prime Day work?
It’s really straightforward. Throughout the day Amazon will be offering time-sensitive deals across its entire range of products. That means you’ll need to act quick if you want to take advantage of them.
There are also all-day deals, while these offer slightly less off they run for the duration so you don’t need to be in a hurry to snap them up.
Amazon are offering some seriously impressive deals on both the Xbox One, PS4 and a range of games. You’ll find a mixture of Deal of the Day savings and lightning deals that will be running for four hours each throughout the day.
Deal of the Day Xbox One:
Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect – 3 Game Value Bundle & Guitar Hero Live with Guitar Controller: £234.99
Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect – 3 Game Value Bundle & Wireless Controller: £282.99
Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect – 3 Game Value Bundle (Kinect Sports Rivals, Zoo Tycoon and Dance Central), Forza Motorsport 6 and Official Xbox One Wireless Controller With 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack: £245.99
Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect – 3 Game Value Bundle with Overwatch (standard edition): £229.99
Deal of the Day PS4:
Sony PlayStation 4 Console 500 GB Edition with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: £239.99
Sony PlayStation 4 500GB – Black C Chassis Graded (with 12 month warranty) with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 – Magma Red: £229
Amazon’s offering a large range of lightning deals on TVs including some fantastic bargains on 4K and Full-HD sets over 40-inches.
Whether you’re after an upgrade or just want to treat yourself to another TV today is definitely the day to grab one.
B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker – Black: £229
B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Bluetooth Speaker – Natural: £159
Best Speakers 2016:
UE BOOM 2
The UE BOOM is in every way the Land Rover Defender of Bluetooth speakers. Unique in its design, the BOOM is the capable of fitting just about any scenario. It produces a crisp, loud sound that still provides a room-filling amount of bass. A huge battery will keep it going for days while waterproofing makes it as worthy for the living room as it does the festival tent. We approve. Price: £169.99
Bowers & Wilkins T7
Two things have become very clear in our time with the B&W T7. First, it sounds incredible. Depending on where you place it, this is an extremely powerful, crisp Bluetooth speaker with great bass, no rattle and a tight overall sound. Secondly, it looks stunning. This isn’t a cheap option, but if you want a design-led portable speaker that can follow you around the house the T7 is for you. Price: £300
Sonos Play:5 (2nd Gen)
Sonos remain one of our favourite speaker manufacturers for two reasons: simplicity and power. Six years in the making the Play:5 is the ultimate wireless speaker. No buttons are visible, instead touch-sensitive controls are embedded into the design. The Play:5’s array of speakers are all perfectly controlled and managed by a dedicated processing unit to make sure that each note is as crisp and powerful as it can be. Sonos’ multi-room speakers are expensive but what you get in return are products that feel more like investments than throwaway gadgets. Price: £429
BeoPlay A2 By B&O Play
Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand have gone from strength to strength. Their audio products are some of the best-looking we’ve ever seen and the BeoPlay A2 is no different. This a premium Bluetooth speaker and the price tag reflects that. In return though you get something that while small produces some of the best (and clearest) bass notes we’ve ever heard on a portable speaker. Then there’s the design which blends modern minimalism with a hint of art deco lavishness. Price: £299
The Naim Mu-so is £895. We’ll get that out of the way now. For that big price you get a big speaker, with an even bigger sound. The Mu-so is a meticulously crafted aluminium block that looks like the spare part from a stealth fighter and sounds like one too. Six amplifiers pump out 450-watts of sound, more than enough for a house, let alone a living room. If a statement is what you’re after then the Mu-so is for you. Price: £895
Pure Jongo T6X
Pure’s Jongo range of wireless multi-room speakers are an absolute triumph for the UK-based audio company. Easy to set up, great-sounding and half the price of most rivals the Jongo T6X is the flagship of the range, punching out 100-watts of high-fidelity audio. With a huge range of sizes and prices the Jongo range is a great way to upgrade your home’s sound systems without breaking the bank. Price: £199
Technics C700 Series
OK so this is the absolute upper end of the spectrum. Panasonic has brought the iconic Technics brand back to life with this, the C700 Stereo System. It is quite simply the pinnacle of hi-fi. It is the result of Panasonic’s finest audio engineers feeling frustrated with the current loss of focus on music and so the Technics brand was reborn. Comprising of an amp, network player and speaker system the C700 has been designed with one aim in mind, to help us rediscover music. Don’t take our word for it, head to the Technics site, find a retailer and give them a listen. Price: £3,297
The Libratone ZIPP continues the company’s uniquely stylish approach of ‘dressing’ its products in a soft fabric coat. Not only does it stand out but it has the added benefit of giving the ZIPP an element of customisation allowing you to switch up the colours as you see fit. It’s not just a pretty face though, ZIPP is a powerful wireless speaker that’s more than capable of being the stand alone audio provider in the room. The touch sensitive controls on top are a nice flourish. It’s not cheap, but then style that actually has substance never is. Price: £219
Naim Mu-so Qb
If there’s one thing Naim are really good at, it’s cramming huge quantities of power into very small devices. While the original Mu-so weighs as much as a small jet engine it’s actually relatively compact for a home system. The Qb goes one step further, it’s a cube packed with a frankly absurd 300watts of power. The Qb isn’t cheap, but what you get in return is an entire room’s worth of audio packed into a block of art. Price: £595
The Riva S is not, we’ll be honest, the best-looking speaker on this list. It’s not unattractive, it’s just very functional. Thankfully once you turn it on and start playing you won’t care what it looks like as you’ll only be using your ears. This small Bluetooth speaker can pump out 30W of truly room-ecompassing sound that never reaches breaking point, even at high volumes. Throw in 13 hours of battery life and for this price, we’re sold. Price: £189