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17 Best Prime Day Deals On Google Hardware (2022): Nest Doorbell, Nest Cam, Pixel 6

Amazon Prime Day officially started and will end within 48 hours at the end of July 13. If you’re a fan of Google hardware, whether it’s Pixel phones, Nest smart thermostats or Chromecasts, there are plenty of tech gadgets on sale right now at incredibly low prices. These are our favorites.

The WIRED Gear team tests products all year round. We sorted through hundreds of thousands of transactions by hand to make these choices. Products crossed out are out of stock or is no longer updated. Our Amazon Prime Day Cover Page has the latest stories, and our Prime Day Shopping Tips will help you avoid bad deals. You can also get a 1 year subscription to WIRED for $5 here.

Updated July 12, 2022: We’ve updated prices and links throughout.

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Deals on phones, laptops and headphones

Google Pixel 6

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If you’re looking for a new Android phone, most people should go for the Pixel 6. It’s the lowest price we’ve ever tracked and great value for money. You get a 90Hz AMOLED display, wireless charging, the same powerful Tensor processor, and an excellent dual-camera system. However, since all other versions are sold out, you can only get the 256 gigabyte storage option. Read our Pixel Phone guide for tips and accessory recommendations. This deal is also available on Target.

We like Google’s Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends) because it has a spectacular camera system, with a large 4X optical zoom, crisp 120Hz screen refresh rate with a panel AMOLED, and lots of useful smart software features powered by Google’s Tensor processor. Oh, and a battery that typically lasts a full day. The phone had its fair share of bugs, but a lot of the issues have been fixed now. This deal is also available on Target. Just know that the Pixel 7 Pro is coming towards the end of the year (and the Pixel 6A later this month).

If you can do all your work from the Chrome browser, a Chromebook might be all you need. This Pixelbook Go is getting a bit old, but it’s still one of our favorite Chromebooks and works perfectly fine. The screen is crisp, the keyboard is lovely, and this Core i5 model is plenty powerful for the most part.

Google Pixel Buds A-Series

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These are our favorite headphones (8/10, WIRED recommends) for most people, and at this price they’re even better. You get instant pairing with many Android devices, great Google Assistant integration, IPX4 water resistance to protect them from sweaty workouts, and a comfortable, ergonomic design. They sound pretty good too! The only downside is the 5-hour battery life, which is a bit low these days (although you can replenish it multiple times with the egg-shaped charging case). There’s also unfortunately no wireless charging on the case, so you’ll have to plug in via USB-C.

This Pixel Stand was a few dollars cheaper last week. This is Google’s first generation wireless charger, not the newer, second generation version (see below). It will charge any device with wireless charging support, whether in landscape or portrait orientation. If you put a Pixel phone on it, you’ll get a few extra perks, including ambient lighting that mimics the sunrise, a digital photo frame feature, and quick access to smart home controls. Read our Best wireless chargers guide for more options.

The second generation Pixel support is a bit more limited. You get a similar system of benefits if you pair this phone with a Pixel phone, but any phone that supports wireless charging should charge just fine. However, you can only charge your phone in portrait orientation, not landscape mode. What’s nice about both is that they don’t have any distracting LEDs, so they’re perfect for the bedside table, and they keep your phone propped up so you can easily read notifications.

Deals on doorbells and security cameras

Nest Doorbell

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Only certain colors are still included in this offer. Nest’s Video Doorbell is our second pick, coming in second to Arlo’s Essential simply because it’s more expensive. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen. It is easy to mount and remove for charging (battery lasts over a month). The face- and package-identifying smart notifications are also accurate, but you’ll need a Nest Aware subscription ($6 per month). You can find this deal on Best Buy too.

Need an indoor security camera? This simple looks sleek, can be mounted, and has no battery, which means you’ll have to plug it in. (On the plus side, you never have to load it.) WIRED Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu has had one pointed at his front door over the past year and had a good experience with it. him, although a Nest Aware subscription will grow your video history. It is also available at Target.

Nest Cam

Photography: Target

This security camera works like the indoor camera above, except it’s battery-powered and can withstand rain, wind, and snow. It has a 130-degree field of view and 1080p video, which WIRED editor Adrienne So says showed an unobstructed view of her driveway, front door, and even most of her front yard. The battery needs to be recharged after just over a month. A similar deal is also available on Target.

If you’re planning on monitoring a dark, dreary area, this camera is functionally similar to the Nest Cam above, but doesn’t run on a battery, and it has two spotlights on either side. Lights can turn on automatically, such as when the camera detects motion. You can also set a schedule or use your voice to activate them. A similar deal is also available on Target.

Deals for smart speakers, displays and routers

Router and Nest Wifi point

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Nest Wifi is easy to set up, looks stylish, and creates a reliable mesh network in your home. This offer is for router and point, so you can easily expand your coverage. The big downside with this model? There’s no Wi-Fi 6 support, but since your devices need to support Wi-Fi 6 to use the new standard, that might not be a big deal. This deal is also available on Target. Read our Best mesh routers guide for more recommendations.

The new Nest Thermostat isn’t as smart as the original Nest Learning Thermostat, meaning it doesn’t learn and adapt to your habits, but you can still set schedules. It will also turn off when you leave your house, saving energy, and you can control the temperature through the app. If you like the way Google runs its smart home, we think you’ll like this.

Just plug it into your TV and you’ll get a slick Google TV interface with all your favorite apps, including YouTube, Netflix, and HBO. You can control the Chromecast (8/10, WIRED recommends) all via the included remote, or alternatively, you can stream directly from your smartphone. It’s the best of both worlds.

mini nest

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The Nest Mini is the cheapest, smallest and worst version of the Nest Audio. It doesn’t sound as good, but it’s a great little speaker for smaller areas of the house where you want to use your voice to control your smart home devices. You can also mount it on the wall (as long as there is an outlet nearby).

Google’s Nest Audio (8/10, WIRED recommends) is one of our favorite smart speakers. This is the typical trade price it dips to during major sell-off events. The Nest Audio is the successor to the original Google Home from 2016, delivering deeper bass and louder sound for better streaming. Naturally, it’s powered by Google Assistant, so you can ask it anything you type into the Google search bar. Pairing two together results in a solid stereo system. There’s a physical switch to turn off the mic, which we appreciate. This deal is also available at Walmart.

Nest Hub Max

Photography: Best Buy

That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for the Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED recommends). This version has a camera, so you can use it for video chat. It’s a useful companion, as it can work as a security camera feed (if the camera supports it), guide you through cooking instructions, or simply act as a digital photo frame.

The Nest Hub cameraless camera is also on sale. This one has a 7-inch screen as opposed to the Nest Hub Max’s 10-inch screen, so it’s more suitable for smaller spaces like bedrooms. This second-gen model can also detect your sleep patterns in case you want to make sure you’re hitting seven (no laptop required). Check out our Best smart displays guide for more details.

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