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Last-minute Amazon Prime Day deals: Time is almost up to get big discounts on Apple, Roku, Crest Whitestrips and more

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Well, this is it: Amazon Prime Day 2021 is just about over.

We're currently in the final hour of Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer's biggest sales event of the year. There are still plenty of deals on wireless headphones and earbuds, deals on streaming devices, deals on kitchen appliances such as the Instant Pot, deals on Fitbits, deals on TVs and more -- there are even big deals on popular teeth whiteners. There are so many deals, in fact -- hundreds of thousands, per Amazon -- that it can be darn near impossible to keep track of them all.

Not to worry: CBS Essentials is here to help. We've found some of the biggest Prime Day deals across all product categories from the biggest and most popular brands on Amazon, including some traditional Prime Day favorites. Everything on the list below is well-reviewed as well. In other words: This stuff isn't junk.

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Before you go shopping, know that you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to participate in many of these Prime Day deals. If you're not a member, no problem: There are competing Prime Day sales at Walmart, Best Buy, ChewyKohl's, Target and many other major retailers, some offering similar (if not the same) gadgets and appliances.

Remember, this is your last chance to shop these deals, so don't delay! Amazon Prime Day ends June 22.

Toshiba 43-inch 1080p smart TV with Amazon Fire

Toshiba via Amazon

This 43-inch 1080p Amazon Fire smart TV, a 2020 model, is on sale for $100 off its list price for Amazon Prime Day. It includes an Alexa-enabled voice remote that allows for hands-free control.

Echo Dot (4th generation)

Echo Dot (4th Gen)

The fourth-generation Echo Dot, released in 2020, is the newest (and best-selling) smart speaker from Amazon. It doesn't have a display screen, opting instead for an updated, spherical design.

More than just a music listening device, the Dot connects with all the other Alexa gadgets in the home, including other Echo Dots, so you can play music throughout the house simultaneously. It also controls smart home devices such as light bulbs, smart thermostats and locks.

The Echo Dot is half price for Prime Day, now available for just $25.

Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Ring Video Doorbell Wired

This entry-level Ring video doorbell utilizes your existing doorbell wiring for power and connects to your home network via Wi-Fi. It doesn't have all the advanced features of high-end Ring models, but you do get the basics: 1080p live video, two-way talk, real-time notifications, night vision and Alexa compatibility. It won't work with your existing doorbell chime, but it will work with the Ring Chime, a $30 add-on chime box sold by Amazon.

The Ring Video Doorbell Wired normally retails for $60. You can get it for $45 through Prime Day, a discount of 25%.

Apple Airpods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro
Apple via Amazon

Walmart is throwing its own sale for Prime Day called Deals for Days, where it's offering Apple Airpods Pro for $189. The earbuds feature high-quality audio, active noise cancellation, 4.5 hours of listening on a single charge and a wireless charging case that extends listening time to 24 hours.

While it's not an advertised Prime Day deal, Amazon is currently matching that pricing. (Apple regularly sells them for $249.)

LifeStraw personal water filter

Lifestraw via Amazon

A perennial Prime Day favorite, the LifeStraw personal water filter lets you safely drink from just about any fresh water source -- even a scummy pond or muddy puddle. It protects against 99.999999% of bacteria, 99.999% of parasites, 99.999% of microplastics, as well as sand, dirt and cloudiness.

Ideal for camping, hiking and emergencies, LifeStraws are half off for Amazon Prime Day: You can get a pack of two for just $20.

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra
Roku via Amazon

The most advanced Roku streaming device you can buy, the Roku Ultra features a blazing-fast processor, long-range wireless (when compared to other Roku models), a voice remote with TV controls and headphone jack and support for HD, 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision.

The Roku Ultra normally retails for $100, but on Prime Day, you can pick one up for just $69.

23andMe Health + Ancestry home DNA test

23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports
23andMe via Amazon

More than just an at-home ancestry test, the 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA kit and service provides more than ten health predisposition reports telling you if you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, late-onset Alzheimer's disease and Celiac disease. The service also tells you if you're a carrier for 40 genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia.

The simple-to-perform mail-in spit test, normally priced at $199, is just $99 for Amazon Prime Day -- less than half its usual price.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — Over Ear, Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Bose via Amazon

These 4.5-star-rated Bluetooth headphones from high-end brand Bose feature active noise cancellation (great for a distraction-free listening experience), IPX4 water resistance (protection against splashes) and touch controls. This pair makes a smart all-day listening option, boasting up to 20 hours of use on a single charge.

These Bose headphones are reduced to $230 through Tuesday, a $170 discount off list price.

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips teeth whitening kit

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips 20 Treatments + Crest 3D White 1 Hour Express Whitestrips 2 Treatments - Teeth Whitening Kit
Crest via Amazon

This whitening kit from Crest, one of the most popular on Amazon, includes 20 treatments. It delivers noticeable results in 3 days and full results in 20 days (when used daily for 30 minutes a day). You don't need to take the packaging's word that it works, though -- Amazon reviewers rave about this 4.6-star-rated teeth whitening treatment.

This box of Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips is on sale right now for $28, more than 38% off its $48 pre-Prime Day price.

Kindle Paperwhite


If you're looking to catch up on all those summer beach reads, Amazon's got just the thing: a big sale on the Kindle Paperwhite. It has a super-bright display that works even in the sun, and a waterproof design so it can handle a couple splashes.

This Prime Day, Amazon is selling the ad-free Kindle Paperwhite for $100, a discount of $50 off its list price.

Amazon Fire HD 8 kids pro tablet

Fire Kids

Designed specifically for kids ages 6 to 12, this sturdy tablet, now half off for people with an Amazon Prime membership, includes a free year of Amazon Kids+, a service that includes videos, Audible books, games, videos, apps and songs. An included app store allows kids to request apps that parents can approve and purchase. 

As for the hardware, good news there: There's a kid-friendly case included, along with a two-year guarantee, so if it breaks, you can return it and get a free replacement.

Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 pressure cooker (3 quart)

Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot via Amazon

Instant Pot says this is the best of their pressure cooker models for beginners. This 3-quart Instant Pot combines seven appliances in one, including pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. The interior cooking pot is dishwasher-safe, with no chemical coating.

The 3-quart Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1 pressure cooker is $50 for Prime Day, a discount of 38% off its list price.

Instant Vortex Plus

Instant Vortex Plus
Instant Pot via Amazon

It's not just pressure cookers on sale for Amazon Prime Day: The 6-in-1 Instant Vortex Plus air fryer from Instant Pot is on sale for 30% off list price. The Vortex features customizable one-touch programs for air frying, roasting, broiling, dehydrating, baking and reheating. It holds up to 4 quarts of food and heats up to 400 degrees.

You can pick one up for $90 now through Tuesday, while supplies last.

Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device


Amazon's in-house streaming platform is Fire TV. This 4K device, originally released in 2018, will make any TV with an HDMI input into a smart TV capable of streaming shows on Disney+, Hulu, Netflix and more. It comes with an Alexa voice remote and supports Dolby Atmos audio.

Normally priced at $50, the 4K Fire TV Stick is on sale for $25 during Amazon Prime Day.

Amazon eero dual-band mesh Wi-Fi system (3 pack)

Amazon eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system with built-in Zigbee smart home hub (3-pack, one eero 6 router + two eero 6 extenders)

Upgrade your home Wi-Fi coverage with the Amazon eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi set, now $98 off for Prime Day. The set includes one router and two extenders which covers up to 5,000 square feet with speeds up to 500 Mbps. Installation is easy: It sets up in minutes.

Need an even larger mesh setup? No problem: You can add on an extra eero Beacon for another 1,500 square feet coverage. It's also on sale for Amazon Prime Day.

Cricut Maker vinyl bundle

Cricut Maker Vinyl Bundle - Includes Cricut Maker Machine + 20 Premium Removable Vinyl Sheets + 6 Premium Permanent Vinyl Sheets
Cricut via Amazon

Cricut computer-operated cutters are the ultimate when it comes to crafting: They quickly and accurately cut cardstock, felt, fabric, vinyl and more for decorations, scrapbooking, sewing projects and more. This Cricut Maker vinyl bundle includes a Cricut Maker machine, rotary blade and drive housing, premium fine-point blade and housing, fine point pen, two 12-inch-by-12-inch cutting mats, 6 sheets of permanent vinyl, 20 sheets of removable vinyl and 50 free ready-to-make projects. 

This bundle normally retails for $399. On Amazon Prime Day, you can get it for $279 (30% off).

Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker for kids

Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker for Kids, Grape

Get the kids moving this summer with new activity trackers from Fitbit. The swimproof Fitbit Ace 2 counts steps, tracks active minutes and tracks sleep. It gets up to 5 days of battery life on a single charge.

The Fitbit Ace 2 tracker for kids, normally priced at $70, is more than 50% off for Amazon Prime Day. It's available in three colors: grape (shown), night sky with neon yellow and watermelon with teal.

Keurig K-Slim coffee maker

Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, 8 to 12 oz. Brew Sizes, Black
Keurig via Amazon

This single-serve coffee maker from Keurig has a slim profile -- it's less than 5-inches wide -- but still holds enough water for four 8-ounce cups of coffee. That makes is a good choice for small apartments or those who have simply run out of counter space.

The Keurig K-Slim, regularly priced at $79, is now $50 for Amazon Prime Day.

Gevalia Signature Blend Coffee K-Cups (84 ct.)

GEVALIA Signature Blend Coffee, Mild, K-CUP Pods, 84 Count
Gevalia via Amazon

Need some quality coffee to go with that new coffee maker? Check out this Gevalia coffee Prime Day deal: You can get 84 K-cups of Signature Blend coffee, a 4.8-star-rated Amazon favorite, for $24. (That's about 29 cents per cup.)

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