Here Are CNET Readers’ 15 Favorite July 4th Deals

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Blink Outdoor 4 security camera: $100

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$24 at Amazon


Gerber Gear Dime 12-in-1 mini multitool: $24

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$25 at Amazon

Tapo TP Link 2K Camera

TP-Link Tapo 2K indoor-outdoor security camera C120: $25

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EarFun Air Pro 3 noise-cancelling wireless earbuds: $58

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation): $249

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Anker USB-C Charger

Anker iPhone Charger Two-Pack: $13

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Blink Video Doorbell + Echo Pop: $110

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While this isn’t on sale anymore, it’s still a great security camera for a reasonable price. It comes with a two-year battery life, and is capable of not only two-way audio but also HD visuals and has motion detection alerts as well. It may go back on sale for Prime Day, so probably best to wait if you can.


Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi 6Speed Rating AX1800Range Up to 2,500 sq. ft.Wireless Networking Security WPA3Bands Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

The TP-Link Archer AX21 is a truly mighty router capable of absurd speeds and can cover a huge range. If you’re a gamer, or just have people in your house with a lot of wireless devices, it can be a big upgrade to everyone’s digital lives. 

Read our TP-Link Archer AX21 review.


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The Fourth of July has been and gone, but the season of deals surrounding the holiday continues with a bunch of the best items still discounted. (Record-low pricing on Bose earbuds, anyone?) It can be hard cutting through the hype and marketing to find the truly great deals at a time like this which is why our expert deal hunters have been hard at work rounding up the best mattress deals, Apple discounts, Amazon sales and much more all week long.  

But you, the readers, ultimately decide which are the deals worth buying. And CNET user data (which contains no personal information, don’t worry) can prove useful in itself when it comes to identifying trends and clear breakout winners in terms of popularity. So, we’re providing a window into our readers’ Fourth of July shopping carts below to help you make the most of any last-minute summer savings while you recover from yesterday’s celebrations. 

Below, you’ll find CNET’s top 15 best-sold items of the July holiday. Keep an eye out here, as the weekly sales rankings may change. Did your choices make our list? Perhaps something on here might make yours if you act quickly.


CNET managing editor Clifford Colby jumped out of his chair over this sale for the Gerber Gear Dime multitool kit. It’s excellent for folks like Colby who want to make sure they have the right tools on them in case of earthquakes and other emergencies. The tool has multiple functions you can use in an emergency. It’s got “pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, wirecutters and a knife,” Colby wrote. Priced at only $24, it’s light on your pocketbook and your pockets.


A good power strip not only makes it easier to get to your outlets and adds a couple more, but also has good safety features and ideally a few USB ports too. Well, this one from Anker has all of that, and makes for a great addition to charge-heavy homes. 


Babbel is an excellent service that allows you to learn 14 different languages at your own pace, and this lifetime subscription means you can hop in and out as much and as often as you’d like forever. 


Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi 5Speed Rating AC750Range Up to 1,200 sq. ft.Wireless Networking Security WPA2Bands Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Boost your Wi-Fi’s range up to 1,200 square foot with one of CNET’s top-rated Wi-Fi superstars. The TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender has an ethernet port that can turn your wired internet access wireless with only a couple of simple steps. Use the extended reach to reduce lag and access the temperamental or dead zone areas your home may not normally reach for up to 30 devices.

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CNET home security editor Tyler Lacoma ranked the TP-Link Tapo C120 as the best budget indoor security camera this year. Despite the connection to being budget-conscious, the device delivers some quality protection measures. It has “a hefty 2K resolution (more than enough for indoor viewing), plus very solid pan/tilt capabilities with motion detection and tracking for 360-degree coverage of a room,” according to Lacoma. Score some security on a budget with some outstanding performance capacities for only $25 now.


Battery life Rated up to 7.5 hoursNoise Canceling YesMultipoint YesWater-Resistant Yes (IPX5– splash-proof)

Snag a pair of CNET’s top budget noise-cancelling headphones for $25 off their original price. Executive editor David Carnoy stated that these earbuds deliver “strong performance for its modest price, with robust bass, good clarity and a relatively wide soundstage.” These earbuds contain several desirable features for the listener on the go. Enjoy wireless charging, the capacity to pair with multiple devices, and affordability at only $58.


Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi 6Speed Rating AX3000Range Up to 1,500 sq. ft.Wireless Networking Security WPA2, WPA3Bands Dual-Band (2.4 and 5GHz)

Grabbing multiple mesh routers at once is the simplest way to improve your Wi-Fi network over a large area. So getting three of these impressive Eero 6 Plus routers for just $200 is a great shout for tech-heavy homes. 


Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 have gone as low as $190 in recent days. They’re popular even at full price so it’s no surprise to see people scooping them up during Fourth of July sales. Expect these to go on sale for Prime Day, too.


Chargers are a must-have, and while you usually get one with whatever device you buy, it’s always handy to have spares. That’s especially true when the spares work out at under $7 each and come from Anker, and include two cables to boot. 


This floor lamp is CNET editor James Bricknell’s favorite, and at 40% off with Amazon Prime it has proven popular with our readership too. It’s great for game spaces, living rooms and basically anywhere else. It can also sync with your music, making it ideal for parties. 


The Blink Video Doorbell is one of the best budget options on the market, and when Amazon launched a bundle featuring it and a diminutive Echo Pop smart speaker for just $35, it flew off the shelves. The deal has since expired, but something similar may return in a couple of weeks for Prime Day.

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Vacuuming yourself doesn’t have to be a chore. Actually, you don’t have to do it at all with this Shark AI Ultra robot vacuum. This thing has a lot of incredible features, including home mapping, a big capacity and a self-empty base and works on all floor types to boot. 


Battery Life Rated Up to 6 HoursNoise Canceling Yes (ANC)Multipoint NoHeadphone Type Wireless EarbudsWater-Resistant Yes (IPX4 — Splash-Proof)

Incredible earbuds aren’t hard to find, but they can be hard to find at a good price. With a huge 39% off, these Bose QuietComfort 2 earbuds are easily some of the best around, so act quick to make the most of the discount.

Our review.