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Amazon Prime Day 2021: The good, the bad and the ugly

Prime Day Deals
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We've been all about the good deals this Prime Day. And there've been plenty of them, with huge discounts on everything from laptops to tablets to, everyone's favourite, hard drives!

But let's be honest – not every Prime day deal is great. There's a pretty wide spectrum of, er, stuff out there, and not all of it is worth your time. Now that Prime Day is coming to an end, we've seen a lot (we repeat: a lot) of deals. Here are the best, the worst, and the weirdest (also see our guide to how to avoid a Prime Day fail).

Amazon Prime Day deals 2021: The good

AirPods + Wireless Charging Case: $199

AirPods + Wireless Charging Case: $199 $159.98 at Amazon  
Save $39:
$40 off AirPods. That's rare. These aren't the Pros, but they are the wireless charging case model, so snagging them for under $160 is pretty amazing. 

Anker PowerCore essential 2000: £30

Anker PowerCore essential 2000: £30 £21 at Amazon
Save 30%:
Get almost a tenner off this ultra-high capacity power bank which provides over 5 full charges for most iPhone models. Trickle charging provides optimised charging to low-power devices, and two USB ports mean you can charge multiple devices at once. Nice. (Try other options in our best power banks guide.)

Amazon Prime Day deals 2021: The bad

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red: £299.99

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red: £299.99 £279 at Amazon
Save £20:
A £20 saving on the Nintendo Switch is about as good as it gets... except this isn't really a deal. The Switch's RRP is £279, so £299 is probably the price Amazon bumped it up to when demand was particularly high. Thankfully there are loads of better Nintendo Switch deals out there.

Amazon Prime Day deals 2021: the ugly

Diet coffee: $25

Diet coffee: $25 $17.50 at Amazon
Save $7.50:
Okay.

Bacon Balm: $7

Bacon Balm: $7 $5 at Amazon
Save $2:
Right.

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Daniel Piper
Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).