Amazon Prime Day 2020: The Best Deals for Stage and Production Crew Members9 min read

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While Amazon Prime Day deals don’t officially start until tomorrow (October 13th), Early Prime Day deals are already showing up.

We’ll be keeping this page fresh with all the latest offers, so keep checking back for the best savings.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is an annual deal event just for Prime members on Oct. 13-14, delivering incredible savings on products from small businesses & top brands.

Beat the holiday hustle & shop for everyone on your gift list during Prime Day!

In other words, it’s Black Friday, but just on Amazon.

Prime Day Deals for Crew Members and Techs

While Prime Day is for everyone, we wanted to focus on just the items our readers might be interested in.

Our list is for Board Ops, Audio Engineers, Technical Directors, Stage Managers, stage hands, video engineers, video Technicians, projectionists, riggers, Lighting Designers, and anyone else in our creative world.

What if I’m Not an Amazon Prime Member?

The best deals will be reserved for Amazon Prime members. If you’re not already signed up, you can pick up a 30 day free trial right now. That means you’re covered for Amazon Prime Day and you’ve got a few weeks of speedy deliveries as well.

I’ve been a Prime member for years, and end up saving much more than the cost of membership each year.

Sign up for your Amazon Prime Free Trial

Prime Day Deals: Audio

Whether you’re on tour, or just hanging around at home, having a decent way to listen to music or podcasts is great. Most of the items below are good for travel, making them all perfect items when you have a load out in another state.

Amazon Echo Dot 4th generation – two pack: $99.98 $79.98 at Amazon

Save $20 on the brand new Amazon Echo Dot 4th generation when you buy two at Amazon right now. That’s a fantastic offer considering these devices aren’t even out on the market yet. Use promo code DOT2PACK for these savings.

Amazon Echo 4th generation x2: $199.98 $169.98 at Amazon

If you’re looking to kit out the whole house with the latest generation Amazon Echo, you’ll find this $30 discount when you buy two smart speakers to be particularly helpful. Simply use code ECHO2PK at checkout for your savings.

AirPods Pro: $249 $199 at Amazon

Amazon has also been battling it out with Verizon over the AirPods Pro price, but this $199 price tag is the lowest we’ve seen yet. A previous $219 sales price was holding fast until these early Prime Day deals, but an extra $20 off makes this a stunning offer.

JBL Clip 3 waterproof portable bluetooth speaker: $69.95 $39.95 at Amazon

We’ve only seen this JBL speaker go cheaper over Black Friday last year, so $39.95 is the lowest the Clip 3 has gone in 2020. You’re getting IPX 7 waterproofing and 10 hours of battery life here. Great for working out in the rain, or to hang in your shower after a long day on the road.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+: $149.99 $129.99 at Amazon

Save $20 on the previous generation Samsung Galaxy Buds before the Prime Day deals have even fully kicked off. This price cut matches the lowest Amazon has dropped these true wireless earbuds’ cost.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+: $149.99 $129.99 at Amazon

Save $20 on the previous generation Samsung Galaxy Buds before the Prime Day deals have even fully kicked off. This price cut matches the lowest Amazon has dropped these true wireless earbuds’ cost.

AirPods with wireless charging case: $199 $159.99 at Amazon

If you don’t need the extra power and noise cancellation of the AirPods Pro below, you’ll find a $39 discount on the standard 2019 AirPods this week. This is the wireless charging case version as well – perfect if you’ve already got some Qi chargers around the house.

Prime Day Deals: Laptops

In our industry, it’s nearly impossible to get by without a decent laptop. If yours is slowing you down or if you’ve never owned a laptop, check out these deals and help improve your productivity.

Asus VivoBook 11.6-inch laptop: $282 at Amazon

There aren’t many cheap laptops on sale right now, but this Asus VivoBook from Amazon is sitting pretty at just under $290 right now. For your cash you’re getting 64GB of storage and 4GB RAM so this is better suited to light everyday browsing rather than demanding workflows.

Microsoft Surface 2 – 128GB: $999 $799 at Amazon

Save $200 on the 128GB, 8GB RAM, i5 configuration of the Surface Laptop 2. We’ve seen this price on the entry level configuration for a little while now, but you’ve got another chance to pick  it up ahead of Prime Day itself.

2020 Apple MacBook Air: $999 $949 at Amazon

Save $50 on this 256GB configuration of the latest MacBook Air. That’s some serious value for money, even without the early Prime Day discount. However, if you need more power under the hood you can save $99 on the 512GB model as well.

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch: $2,399 $2,099 at Amazon

Save $300 on the 16-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon this week – an excellent price drop that brings the final cost down to its lowest ever. You’re getting a powerful i7 processor inside, with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Prime Day Deals: Phones and Tablets

We all know the importance of having a reliable phone for work, so if your having battery problems, or your screen is smashed beyond repair, now is a good time to take advantage of Amazon’s deals. And tablets are an ultra-portable way of knocking out emails or controlling DMX lights, so if you’re tired of lugging around your laptop, it might be time to consider moving to a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: $349.99 $279 at Amazon

Save $70 on the 10.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite this week. You’re getting 64GB of storage here, with the S Pen included as well. That’s a lot of value considering this is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen yet (it dropped down to $277 in September).

iPad 8th generation 2020: $329 $299 at Amazon

The 32GB 8th generation iPad is back in stock for $299 this weekend, ahead of Amazon Prime Day. That’s an excellent saving on a recent release and well worth it if you’re an iCloud aficionado.

Apple iPad Mini 5: $399 $349.99 at Amazon

The 64GB iPad Mini 5 has just returned to its lowest ever price at $349.99. That’s an excellent $50 saving on the dinky tablet with plenty of power under the hood to make for an excellent browsing, gaming, and streaming companion.

Google Pixel 4: $799 $628.50 at Amazon

Grab the Google Pixel 4 for just $628.50 at Amazon. That’s a fully unlocked, 64GB phone for a great price ahead of Amazon Prime Day itself.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: $699.99 $599.99 at Amazon

This brand new budget release in the Samsung Galaxy S20 line is already seeing a $100 price drop, and that’s before the Prime Day deals have even begun. You’re picking up 128GB of storage here, in an excellent smartphone considering its price point.

Prime Day Deals: Wearables

Sometimes you’re too busy to check your phone, or your hands are full, but you can’t miss that important text or email. If you’ve found yourself in that situation, it might be time to consider picking up a “wearable.” From watches to fitness trackers, wearables offer an easy way to keep track of your notifications or monitor your general fitness.

Apple Watch Series 3: $199 $169 at Amazon

Amazon has had the lowest price on the Apple Watch Series 3 for a while now, but you’ve got another chance to grab it for just $169 before the Prime Day crowds appear. This is a great price on a super cheap Apple smartwatch that is still fully supported by the latest updates.

Fitbit Ionic: $249.95 $178 at Amazon

The Fitbit Ionic offers personalized onboard coaching straight from your wrist, as well as built in GPS, NFC payment system, and music features as well. Plus, you’re saving $60 on this all-in-one device this week.

Garmin Vivoactive 4: $349.99 $295 at Amazon

Grab the Garmin Vivoactive 4 fitness tracker for $54 off at Amazon. This smartwatch features a massive range of monitoring features including stress, sleep, heart rate, hydration, and Pulse Ox. Plus you can use Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer straight from your wrist and use more than 20 onboard sports apps.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: $399.99 $369 at Amazon

This is the latest Samsung Galaxy smartwatch to hit the market, so such an early discount is much appreciated, and all the more impressive considering the Amazon Prime Day deals haven’t fully begun yet.

Prime Day Deals: Cameras

You’ve just finished setting up a rig, or you’re watching in amazement at your lighting setup and you’d love a way to show others. Phones work great for this, but sometimes you need a little more than a phone can offer.

Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 instant camera: $129.99 $99.99 at Amazon

Even though Fujifilm has dominated the rejuvenated instant camera market with its Instax Mini, Polaroid is still in the game. You’ll find this retro-looking camera available for $30 off right now, ahead of Amazon Prime Day itself.

GoPro Hero 7 Silver: $229.99 $199.99 at Amazon

Save $30 on the GoPro Hero 7 Silver, a perfectly good everyday action camera if you don’t want to spend the big bucks on the latest releases. You’re getting a 4K 30fps camera here with waterproofing and live stabilization in this slightly older model.

DJI Osmo Pocket handheld 3-axis gimbal stabilizer with camera: $399 $299 at Amazon

You’ll find this 3-axis gimbal stabilizer complete with integrated 12MP 4K camera available for $100 less at Amazon right now. Plus, with the DJI Mimo app, you’ll be able to use this device with your Android or iOS smartphone as well.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone: $1,729 $1,599 at Amazon

The mega-powerful DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone is down to $1,599 at Amazon right now. That’s an excellent price for the all-in-one piece of gear, with 3-axis gimbal, HDR 4K footage, a 20MP camera, and around half an hour of flight time.

Prime Day Deals: Health

Wearables (mentioned above) are great to monitor your health, but sometimes you need something to help you feel better after a long day of work, or after a few hours building truss.

Addsfit MAX Massage Gun:$159.99 $99.99 at Amazon

Relieve muscle aches and pains with this powerful yet quiet percussion massager. With nine speeds, five interchangeable heads, whether you’re an athlete or someone who suffers from muscle tension, grab the addsfit MAX Massage Gun for only $99.99 by applying the on-page voucher before adding to your basket, and then using our exclusive code FUTURE111 at checkout.

Addsfit MINI Massage Gun: $99 $69.99 at Amazon

Portable and super quiet, this palm-sized percussion muscle massager has three speeds, two heads and 27 pounds of stroke force. Select the voucher saving on the product page itself before adding to basket, and then use our exclusive code FUTURE222 at checkout to pick up this portable massage gun for just $69.99.

Prime Day Deals: Fun

There are times where you’ve finished everything you need to do, and you have hours to kill. These items will help you enjoy passing the hours away.

Nintendo Switch: $299.99 at Amazon

The Nintendo Switch was previously in stock at Amazon, but we’ve seen units rolling in and out over the last few days so we’ll keep the link here in case more stock is available now. We’ve even seen the Animal Crossing Edition available this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled here.

Final Thoughts

Amazon Prime Day is always a great way to score items you need at a great price. We’ll be adding more gear and more categories here once Prime Day starts, so keep checking back!

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