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CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be those coffee makers or robot mops or vacuums — to find the absolute best in each respective category. Here are the best deals on our winning tested products during Amazon’s new October Prime Day, the Prime Early Access Sale that’s taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12. We will be updating this list throughout Amazon’s two-day event, so Prime members should check back often for new holiday deals on these popular brands in beauty, coffee, home, kitchen, travel, vacuums, work-from-home essentials and more.

Best beauty deals

Best everyday liquid eyeliner
We found the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner requires little to no effort to create a precise wing, plus the liner has superior staying power and it didn't irritate those of us with sensitive skin after full days of wear. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best makeup sponge overall
Heralded by beauty editors as the GOAT, the Beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge has lived up to its hype. It won't disintegrate, and it gave us the cleanest application of the sponges we tested. Plus it's discounted for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, so check it out today.
Best dry shampoo overall
The Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo was the best at absorbing oil, removed sweat and dirt and had the most pleasing scent, leaving our panelists' hair feeling cleaner and smelling better than any other dry shampoo we tried. And it's on sale for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Best coffee deals

Espresso machines

The best espresso machine for beginning coffee hobbyists
The latest update to a 30-year-old design, the Gaggia Classic Pro doesn’t have as many automatic features as some more modern machines, but there’s no better machine to learn on. It makes great espresso and milk drinks and it's on sale for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, so it's a great time to hone your barista skills.

Drip coffee makers

Best drip coffee maker overall
The Braun BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker produced consistently delicious, hot cups of coffee, brewed efficiently and cleanly, from sleek, relatively compact hardware that is turnkey to operate. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Coffee grinders

Best budget grinder
The Bodum Bistro burr grinder is packaged in a contemporary look (we especially liked it in poppy red) and includes a dozen adjustable settings, a static-cling-free glass bean catcher and just enough special features to make it an ideal starter machine.

Best emergency preparedness gear deals

Solar generators

The best small-capacity solar generator
Bluetti’s EB70S packs the latest LFP battery chemistry and plenty of capacity into a compact package that’s great for camping, on-the-go preparedness, a car emergency kit or taking any place you need reliable power.

Best fitness deals

Smart exercise bikes

Best smart exercise bike for scenic rides
The NordicTrack S22i bike's workouts are addictive and efficient, and we were truly transported by the travel rides. Want to bike (with a trainer) up the slopes of Mount Fuji? Or through Patagonia with a life coach? This is your bike, and at a deep discount during the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, it's a great time to start getting fit.

Best gaming deals

Gaming headsets

The best budget gaming headset
The Razer Kraken X delivers some of the best comfort and sound quality out of all of the affordable wired headsets we tested. It also works well with nearly every platform, thanks to its versatile 3.5mm wired headphone connection. And for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, it is an even better deal than usual.

Best home deals

Alarm clocks

A luxury clock with the best non-sunrise alarm
With a simple design, easy-to-navigate interface, soundscapes that lull you to sleep and a gradual two-tone alarm, the Loftie makes gong to bed and waking up feel like self-care. And while it's worth the normal price, the fact that it's discounted for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale should let you rest even easier.

Beard trimmers

A simple, dependable beard trimmer
The Braun Beard Detail Trimmer provides a solid, quick clip without all the bells and whistles, but has plenty of versatility with 39 different lengths, multiple attachments and a long-lasting battery. And it's $20 off at Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Bidets

Best luxury bidet
The Toto Washlet K300 Electronic Bidet combines superior comfort and performance with unlimited, instant warm water. Featuring all the bells and whistles you could ever want in a bidet, the K300 is undoubtedly the best luxury bidet we tested. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
The best bidet attachment
If you’re a bidet beginner and don’t want to spend too much money, the Tushy Classic mounts under your existing toilet seat and gives you a comfortable stream with just enough adjustability.

Electronic toothbrushes

Best electric toothbrush for travel
The slim, compact Philips One by Sonicare comes with a form-fitting case and has 30 days of battery life, making it the perfect electric toothbrush for travel. It doesn't have all the features of some more expensive brushes, but it offers more than enough to be comparable. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Hair dryers

Best affordable hair dryer
Our value vote goes to the Revlon One-Step. If you’ve never been able to get the hang of holding a hair dryer in one hand and a round brush in the other simultaneously, this model mashes the two together, resulting in ultra-shiny, frizz-free hair. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Humidifiers

Best humidifier for bedrooms
The Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier makes virtually no noise and has a night-light function that gives the cute teardrop-shaped machine a soft glow. The automatic shutoff means it'll run only when you need it, and it's on sale for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, so pick one up before winter comes.

Mops

Best mop for hardwood floors
If you’re looking for a mop specifically to take care of hardwood surfaces, the Bona Hardwood Floor Premium Spray Mop is simple and effective, and includes a bottle of Bona’s hardwood floor cleaner. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best mop overall
The O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop combines a hands-free wringing bucket with a lightweight, triangular mop head that’s perfect for both mopping and spot-scrubbing on any surface. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Robot mops

Best luxury robot vacuum and mop combo
The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni offers the best hands-off cleaning experience and fast and accurate mapping, and won’t mop your carpeting. The cleaning station empties the robot's dustbin, cleans its mop and refills the water tank. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

SAD light therapy lamps

The best light therapy lamp overall
The HappyLight Luxe by Verilux is sleek, slim, packable and stable, plus its well-thought-out controls — which were missing from almost every other light that we tested — make customizing the experience a pleasure. And it's on sale for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, just in time as the days grow shorter.

Security cameras

Best indoor home security camera overall
Arlo’s Essential Indoor Security Camera is built with privacy in mind and easy to set up, plus it has top-notch video and audio quality and prompt motion alerts. The monthly storage plan is reasonable, and the camera itself is on sale for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, so now's a great time to start keeping an eye on things around your home.

Smart bulbs

Best smart bulb overall
The Wyze Bulb Color marries affordability and functionality like no other bulb we tested, boasting simple and instantaneous controls (be it through the Wyze app or through various smart assistants), thousands of color options and different light temperatures when casting white light. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Smart garage door opener controllers

Best smart garage door controller overall
The Chamberlain MyQ can manage up to two garage doors, and the wireless hub makes it easy to install. It's also an excellent value for a basic smart garage controller. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Smart LED light strips

The best LED light strips overall
The Govee Wi-Fi RGBIC strip lights perform brilliantly and the easy-to-use app lets you create warm ambiances and color-changing special effects for entertaining or everyday use. Plus you get longer lengths and more coverage for less money than the competition — and shorter lengths are an even better deal for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Smart plugs

The best smart plug overall
Small, powerful and with support for Alexa and Google Assistant, the Wyze Plug features everything a smart plug should — it's quick to respond to prompts and allows you to create automations and schedules. And it's on sale for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, so it's a great time to pick up a few.

Smart thermostats

The best budget smart thermostat
The inexpensive Nest Thermostat has the same simple interface and straightforward remote control options as its bigger sibling, though it can't learn your routines. For most homes, it'll do the job just fine, and it's discounted for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
The best Alexa thermostat
If you're on a budget and live in an Alexa household, the Amazon Smart Thermostat delivers excellent performance with the company's voice assistant, and it's even more affordable as part of the Prime Early Access Sale

Best kitchen deals

Air fryers

Best air fryer toaster oven
This countertop oven and air fryer gave us great results whether we used it to air fry, bake, reheat or roast , and it's a great deal at more than half off as part of Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale
The best air fryer overall
The NInja's heavy-duty feel, reasonable price tag, convenient controls and standout cooking results made it easy to declare this fryer the best overall. And it's on sale now as part of Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, so it's a great time to get frying!

Kitchen knife sets

Best knife set overall
We were impressed by the sturdy construction, comfort during use and reliable execution that came with each piece in this all-inclusive set. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Nonstick pans

Best restaurant-quality nonstick pan
The HexClad 10-Inch Hybrid Pan feels fancy, but it's also a sturdy piece of cookware that blew the competition out of the kitchen during every one of our tests. Food slid off easily, it was a breeze to clean and heat was evenly distributed while cooking. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best nonstick pan overall
This pan's depth gives it multipurpose functionality: It cooks standard frying-pan foods like eggs and meats, and its 2.5-inch sides are tall enough to prepare recipes you'd usually reserve for pots like rices and stews. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Best sleep deals

Best pillows

Best pillow overall
The Eden pillow from Coop Home Goods is supportive and plush, and lets you adjust its fill to accommodate your preferences for height and firmness, making it the best, most versatile pillow we tested. And it's more affordable as part of Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best budget pillow for side sleepers and back sleepers
The affordable Beckham Hotel Collection pillow is just right — not too soft or too firm. The dense fill kept our heads and necks supported through the night. Already one of our favorite inexpensive pillows, it's an even better deal this week at 40% off for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Best tech deals

E-readers

Best budget e-reader
The sleek, waterproof Kindle Paperwhite features a large 6.8-inch screen and warmth adjustment, plus most of the features we like from the more expensive Oasis, making it the best e-reader for the money — and an even better deal at $40 off during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Smartwatches

The best Android smartwatch
The Galaxy Watch 4 is the first watch to use Google's Wear OS instead of Tizen OS, with better access to Google's apps and services than any previous Galaxy Watch. Plus, the redesigned sensor makes the Watch 4 a more useful fitness tracker than ever.

Best vacuum deals

Cordless handheld vacuums

Best cordless handheld vacuum overall
The Black + Decker Dustbuster is the easiest to use, charge and empty of all the handheld vacuums we tested, with a large capacity canister and convenient built-in attachments that make it convenient and versatile enough for any small cleanup. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Robot vacuums

Best robot vacuum overall
The iRobot j7+ is the best robot vacuum you can buy right now, with simpler mapping, more cleaning power and smarter features than anything else we tested. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Best work-from-home essentials deals

Computer microphones

Best microphone overall
While we tried out tons of great microphones, the Blue Yeti managed to outclass them all. This microphone delivered the best combination of sound quality and features for the money, producing warm, natural-sounding voice recordings complete with handy onboard controls and four useful recording modes. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

External hard drives

The premium portable external hard drive pick
The durable build (with protection from drops of 6.5 feet) is perfect for on-the-go use. It may come at a premium, but for those searching for a top-of-the-line hard drive, the SanDisk will not disappoint. It's now on sale (in the 2TB size) during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best external drive overall
My Passport has enough space to store all your files — packing close to 100,000 photo files or, in our case, two backups of our entire library. All that in a stylish yet rugged package. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Keyboards

Best low-profile mechanical keyboard overall
Comfortable and feature-packed, the wireless Keychron K3 Version 2 is a vast improvement in feel over membrane keyboards and fits into any desktop setup. For Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, the RGB version gets a big price cut.

Over-ear headphones

Best over-ear Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones overall
The latest version of our longtime favorite Bluetooth headphone, the WH-1000XM5 improves almost everything on its already great-sounding and performing predecessors, and for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale you can get them for $50 off.
Most comfortable Bluetooth wireless noise-canceling headphones
If you need headphones that can be worn on long walks, intercontinental flights or just around the house, the Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones 700 are our go-to for comfort. There’s some serious memory foam plush in both the ear cups and top headband. They're now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best over-ear wireless headphones
For running, working out and just getting in the zone, our runner-up, the Jabra Elite 85h, hit all the right notes. Though they’re on the bulkier side, they have a great control scheme for exercise, featuring large, easy-to-locate buttons on the right cup. They're now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best budget over-ear headphones
JBL’s Live 650TNC shined as our value pick. The JBL cans held our attention with clear playback of vocals (no artifacts like crackling), punchy drums and an impressive three-dimensional soundstage. They're now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

True wireless earbuds

Best true wireless earbuds for Apple users
The Beats Fit Pro pack all of the AirPods Pro's key features into a more comfortable and sportier design, and just like AirPods they pair effortlessly with all Apple devices. And you can save $40 as part of the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale!
Best true wireless earbuds for Android users, best wireless earbuds for calls and best earbuds for working from home
Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro offer up a ton of great software features that let Android users fine-tune the audio and customize the controls, and deliver some very solid noise cancellation. They're now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best budget true wireless earbuds
For those not looking to spend a ton, the EarFun Air rival the AirPods Pro on sound quality in the right environment and have a reliable microphone for taking important work calls. And they're an even better deal at Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

USB-C chargers

The best basic USB-C phone charger
If you’re looking for a compact charger with modern fast-charging support to go with a new phone that ships without one, the PowerPort Nano Pro 511 does a great job at an even more affordable price for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.
Best USB-C charger for laptops and multiple devices
With two USB-C and two USB-A ports and 100 watts of power, the PowerPort Atom PD 4 can power a full-sized laptop and was the best multi-device charger we tested, making it a great choice if you need to keep several devices ready to go — especially with a big discount for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Webcams

Best webcam for streaming
For content creators, it doesn't get much better than the Logitech StreamCam. This attractive camera delivers 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps) for extra-smooth Twitch streams, and has the unique ability to be positioned in portrait mode for when you're trying to shoot the next viral TikTok hit. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Wireless routers

Best mesh Wi-Fi router
With its foolproof setup process and nearly unrivaled speeds and coverage areas, Eero 6 is your best bet when opting for a mesh router. It's an investment, but it supports the latest standards and should last for several years.

Best travel deals

Hard-shell carry-on luggage

Best affordable hard-shell carry-on luggage
The Samsonite Omni has a fully polycarbonate shell with a micro-diamond texture that prevents scuffing and keeps the back from feeling bulky. It's now on sale during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.

Sleep masks

Best sleep mask overall
The Mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask features a genius nose wire, so it blocks all — and we mean all — of the light. The mask is soft on the eyes and comfortable on the head, and it never so much as budged during the night, no matter our sleep position. Plus, it's on deep discount for Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale.