As several retailers gear up for the July 4 long weekend with some exciting site-wide sales, there are plenty of standalone deals worth checking out for Captain America’s birthday (oh, didn’t you know?) . For starters, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently discounted to its lowest price ever on Amazon and Best Buy. The 256GB configuration of this foldable phone typically costs $1,799.99, but it currently retails for $1,249.99† This big discount is valid until the 512GB configuration too, exceeding the usual $1,899.99 price tag down to a more reasonable $1,349.99 instead.
The Z-fold 3 proved that Samsung could make a good and durable foldable phone, especially for multitasking on the 120Hz refresh rate screen that can be expanded to 7.6 inches. The Snapdragon 888 processor may be showing its age a bit compared to its contemporaries, but the 12GB of RAM is still a tough spec to beat, even on more modern devices.
While recent rumors indicate that a new version of this phone is coming this summer, no official announcement has been made yet. So if you want a deal on this interesting foldable Samsung, now is an ideal time to upgrade. Read our review†
Amazon currently has some excellent deals exclusively for Prime members. One of the standouts here is the 55-inch Omni series Fire TV from Amazon, which normally costs $559.99, but is currently available for $299.99, the lowest price we’ve seen for this size. This model includes HDR 10, but it’s worth noting that HDR support doesn’t extend to Dolby Vision, limiting the amount of content that gets an HDR boost. At a price this low, though, it’s hard to find much to complain about with a TV with integrated streaming hardware and hands-free voice control courtesy of Alexa.
Another Prime-exclusive deal has some Blink camera bundles discounted to their best ever prices. The standalone Blink Video Doorbell normally costs $49.99, but Prime members can buy one for $34.99† However, if you need a more comprehensive outdoor surveillance system, Prime members can get the standalone Blink doorbell and a pair of Blink’s Outdoor Cameras for a total of $107.98 instead of the typical $214.98 price.
Each of those outdoor cameras you get in this bundle can capture 1080p footage, and they offer both speaker output and two-way audio transmission. The doorbell and outdoor cameras are each powered by a pair of AA batteries that claim to keep each unit running for up to two years at a time, so you can place them in the ideal spot without worrying about power. There are certainly other systems out there that offer superior specs compared to the Blink system, but for a budget-friendly home security solution, Blink cameras are hard to beat.
The Logitech Brio 4K webcam is just shy of its best ever price at Amazon. Normally $199.99 (and somewhat hard to find earlier in the pandemic), the Brio is discounted to $141.65† This is the lowest price we’ve seen yet for this versatile webcam, making it worth considering if you’re planning to upgrade your work-from-home setup. While it hasn’t earned a spot as one of our favorite webcams, we think the Brio is worth considering at this price. The camera is capable of capturing 4K images at 30 frames per second, but can capture 60 FPS more smoothly at 1080p. At this discount, the Brio occupies a space between the excellent (and expensive) Opal C1 and the more budget-conscious Logitech C920S Pro.