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Amazon Prime Day — the best 50% off deals right now

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Amazon Prime Day is winding down, but there are still plenty of great Prime Day deals to be had within the next few hours. That’s particularly true if you’re looking to save a significant amount of money — at least 50% off, to be precise. 

There’s something inherently intriguing about a 50% off sale. After all, almost any product can be a bargain if you slash the price by half.

Amazon is still offering steep discounts on a variety of products, including picks from our best streaming devices, best smart speakers and best PS5 games. The discounts range from $25 off, all the way up to $350 off. Whether you’re in the market for a new phone, a new laptop or even a new piece of cookware, you can get one at half of its usual price. Just be sure to make your purchase on Tuesday (June 22); these deals will most likely end once Prime Day itself does.

Prime Day 50% off deals

Acer Spin 311: was $499 now $224 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
It’s rare to find a laptop at more than a 50% discount, but the Acer Spin 311 is on sale for $224. This convertible Chromebook usually costs $499. It features an 11.6-inch screen, and 4 GB RAM, which should suffice for lightweight office work and casual Web-browsing.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was one of the best games of 2020, and is currently one of the best PS5 games you can buy. You take control of a Viking warrior named Eivor, who must build a new home for his or her clan in medieval England.

Echo Dot: was $49 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Some of the best Prime Day deals are on Amazon’s own gadgets, such as the Echo Dot. This smart speaker plays music, but also acts as a gateway for Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. It can answer questions, tell you the weather or even control your smart home setup.

Shark ION: was $299 now $144 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Amazon isn't the only retailer offering more than 50% off on products for Amazon Prime Day: You can save more than $150 on this robot vacuum from Shark at Walmart. This one comes with three different brush types for cleaning all your floors, Wi-Fi and Alexa control, and sensors to stop it tumbling down stairs.

Fire HD 8: was $89 now $44 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’re already invested in the Amazon ecosystem, the company’s homegrown tablets are an easy way to access your books, music and videos. The Fire HD 8 tablet features an 8-inch screen and up to 12 hours of battery life, as well as Netflix, Hulu, Instagram and all of the other apps you’d expect.

Fire TV Stick 4K: was $49 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Fire TV Stick 4K is Amazon’s best all-around streaming device. It displays content from Netflix, HBO, Disney and other providers at UHD resolution with HDR color. It also gives you easy access to content that you’ve purchased through Amazon, including videos and music.

Fitbit Ace 2: was $69 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Fitbit Ace 2 is currently available for less than half of its usual price. This kids' fitness tracker builds good habits with step counting, virtual badges and sleep tracking. It's even waterproof, so swimming presents no obstacle.

Instant Pot Duo Plus: was $119 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Instant Pot Duo Plus can do just about anything in the kitchen, from pressure cooking to preparing rice. This deal applies to its 6-quart size, which can prepare enough food for a respectable family meal.

OnePlus 8 5G: was $699 now $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The OnePlus 8 5G is one of the slickest Android phones on the market, featuring a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen, three powerful cameras, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage and a 4,300 mAh battery. This phone earned its $699 asking price when it debuted last year, which makes the price cut to $349 especially welcome, even if it is temporary.

WD Elements 2 TB: was $129 now $59 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The WD Elements 2 TB external hard drive is compatible with PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox and just about any other gadget that plays nicely with external storage. With 2 TB of space, this hard drive can store tons of photos, videos, music or office documents.

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Marshall Honorof is a senior editor for Tom's Guide, overseeing the site's coverage of gaming hardware and software. He comes from a science writing background, having studied paleomammalogy, biological anthropology, and the history of science and technology. After hours, you can find him practicing taekwondo or doing deep dives on classic sci-fi.