This story is part of Amazon Prime Day 2021, CNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
Prime day starts tomorrow, but Best Buy is ahead of its rival with a list of offers available now. The retailer has been updating its “Flash Sales” list daily, and we are recording our favorites. Right now, you can get solid discounts on Android TV and even the latest Apple Watch Series 6 (if you’re into red, at least). Read on for the best deals at Best Buy starting on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20.
Sales for Prime Day (June 21-22) are already starting to show up, and in response, you can expect Best Buy to drop a lot more deals in the coming days. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite offers below, and we’ll add more in the coming days.
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Best Buy has been selling the Apple Watch Series 6 for $ 70 off, which was already a good deal. But right now, the Product Red 40mm version is down for $ 279 ($ 120 off). That may be the lowest price for this model, and it’s barely above the price of the Apple Watch SE. With all of that model’s health and sleep tracking and fall detection feature, the Series 6 also has an always-on display, a brighter display, and the FDA-cleared ECG heart monitor. You’ll also get six months of Apple Fitness Plus.
Apple Watch SE vs. Series 6 vs. Series 3: How to choose?
This Hisense 60-inch A6G series is a 4K HDR LED smart TV that supports Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10. The built-in Android TV lets you customize how you want to access your favorite shows and movies from any streaming app. You can also stream content directly from your phone, tablet, or laptop via Chromecast. Use the Google Assistant via voice remote control to open apps, adjust volume, or search for new content to enjoy. At $ 380 it’s a good deal for a game this size.
We don’t often see 40-inch TVs in this price range, but this Insignia 1080p HD LED TV is a great entry-level set with all the necessary features of a good HDTV. With HDMI ARC to connect all your AV components and a reliable bright LED display, this display is perfect for storing as a backup set or for multipurpose use. Plug in a smart TV box like Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, or Google TV if you want to access your favorite streaming apps.
When you buy a Philips Hue bulb, you pay a premium for a smart LED. But after trying so many third-party brands and knockoffs, there’s a reason Philips Hue is still the king of the smart light arena. With a powerful app and unmatched smart home connectivity to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Homekit, plus a host of expansion and accessory options, you get the premium experience. This three-for-$ 100 pack gives you $ 33 for color LED bulbs, typically $ 50 individually. If you’ve already invested in the Hue ecosystem, don’t miss out on this offer.
Read CNET’s full guide to Philips Hue.
Tired of paying food delivery fees? Head to your favorite places to go with this speedy Segway ES2 electric scooter and never pay high fees again. This compact scooter weighs 27 pounds and can be folded to fit in the trunk of a car or stowed in the trunk of a bus or train for easy portability. With a range of 15 miles and a top speed of 15.5 mph, this Segway will get you quickly to the shops and across town in no time.
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If you’re looking for a simple, low-maintenance health tracker, look no further than the Fitbit Versa 2. It can track heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, activities, and floors climbed. Combine those tracking features with voice control via Alexa, the ability to respond to phone notifications, plus iOS and Android compatibility makes it one of the best fitness watches for your money. The Versa 2 can even help you control your sleep. What it doesn’t have is a built-in GPS, which requires you to have your phone with you, in return expect to get a whopping five days of battery life. At one of its lower prices, it can be a perfect gift for any health enthusiast.
Read CNET’s review of the Fitbit Versa 2.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is probably one of the best Star Wars games of recent times. Metacritic gave the game a score of 79 due to an intriguing plot, fantastic characters, and satisfying lightsaber combat. Although it’s not the lowest price we’ve seen, it’s a bargain for any Star Wars fan. A free upgrade to the next generation console is included with your purchase – enjoy the game on the PS4 or Xbox One now and experience it again on the PS5 and X / S Series by the way.
Are your hands full? This nifty kitchen trash can from Insignia (a Best Buy brand) can open automatically and reduce your contact with germs. The motion-activated lid is battery-operated, so there are no annoying cables and it can stay open in manual mode when you need it. Get it now for less than half the normal price. Do you have a small den or workshop? Get the most compact 8 gallon version for $ 5 less.
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The WH-1000XM3 headphones were CNET’s top pick for noise-canceling headphones until the WH-1000XM4 version came out. These remain fan favorites when it comes to performance and comfortable fit. Now that the price has dropped to $ 250, this could arguably be the best balance of price and features you can get without spending a lot of money. You can read more about these headphones in CNET’s Sony WH-1000XM3 review.
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Get Dad something to take on his next adventure, like this GoPro Hero 9 Black action camera, now discounted at $ 70. GoPro went big on design and features when it introduced the Hero 9 Black. With up to 5K resolution, an upgradeable lens, a front-facing selfie display, a larger battery, and even more shooting options than its predecessors, this is designed to be the FOMO-free camera. It is a little bigger than the Hero 8 Black (also $ 50 off) but that’s a good thing, based on Joshua Goldman’s review. You can get it now for $ 380, and that includes a free “Platinum Explore Accessory Kit,” which is priced at $ 30.
Read CNET’s review of the GoPro Hero 9 Black.
Tired of hiding in your favorite game? That will no longer be a problem with these wireless 7.1 surround sound headphones from Razer. The Nari Ultimate has THX Spatial Sound and what is called intelligent haptic feedback to bring you the 360 degree audio sensation. According to CNET’s Patrick Holland, haptic feedback is a slight vibration effect generated by special software to simulate directional sound. Pair that with a crystal clear retractable mic and you’ll be the envy of game night. This is one of the biggest markdowns we’ve seen for these premium headphones.
Read CNET’s review of the Razer Nari Ultimate.
This Samsung Chromebook is perfect to send your recent graduate to school this fall. While most Chromebooks in the under $ 300 range offer only 11- to 14-inch displays, this Samsung gives you a wide 15-inch full-HD 1080p display to get things done. Get closer to meetings with the 720p front camera and enjoy up to 10 hours of work or entertainment with its long battery life.
Now you can get your hands on one of the best recent loot shooter games, with over 30 hours of high-octane gameplay and even more when you go online. Not to mention, all PS4 Borderlands 3 owners will also receive a free version of PlayStation 5 if they are lucky enough to get their hands on the elusive next-gen PS5 console. That’s a lot of entertainment for $ 10.
This 82-inch Samsung 7 Series is a 4K HDR LED smart TV that supports Apple AirPlay, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. The Tizen-powered smart TV feature lets you instantly connect to a variety of free Samsung channels and your favorite streaming apps. Samsung’s auto game mode lets you enjoy your favorite games with minimal input lag and image jitter. It is currently $ 200 off.
The Keurigs are amazing. They can make coffee quickly when you need a pickup, the coffee doesn’t taste like groundwater, and cleanup is easy. However, they are not good for the environment, unless you get one of these reusable K-Cup pods, and it can look a bit bland on the kitchen counter. However, this limited edition Jonathan Adler K-Mini coffee maker can make a tasty cup of java while looking exceptionally stylish at the same time. Normally $ 100, it costs half at Best Buy, this is cheaper than the regular K-Mini. Any coffee-loving dad with an eye for design will appreciate this coffee maker, now for just $ 50.
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Previously, Google’s cloud gaming hardware was on sale when it was bundled with a game. This time, however, Best Buy is pairing it with the Google Chromecast Ultra and, to boot, is releasing its Ethernet adapter. You will need a good internet connection if you want to play in 4K, and the service requires a monthly fee. But even if you end up giving up Stadia in the future, you’ll still have a Chromecast to watch videos.
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Firefox is a great privacy-focused alternative to mainstream browsers like Chrome, but it has an annoying habit of warning you every time you close a multi-tabbed window. Fortunately, there is a way to disable this feature.
You can end this function in the pop-up window itself. Open the Firefox app (It works the same way on Windows, Mac, and Linux). And when you have multiple tabs open, try closing the window or exiting the app entirely.
The message “Close tabs and exit?” popup, which warns you that you are about to exit multiple tabs. Uncheck the “Warn when closing multiple tabs” option and then click the “Close tabs” button.
The next time you try to close Firefox, it will no longer warn you about all the tabs you have open.
You can also do this from Firefox settings. Click the three-line menu button at the far right of the toolbar.
Select the “Settings” option (you can also use the Command + Comma keyboard shortcut).
On the “General” tab, scroll down to the “Tabs” section. Now, uncheck the “Warn when closing multiple tabs” option to disable the feature.
Firefox will no longer bother you when you try to close the browser window.
You can always re-enable this popup if you want. Click the three-line menu button on the Firefox toolbar and then go to Settings. In the “Tabs” section of the “General” tab, check the “Warn when closing multiple tabs” option to re-enable the feature.
Speaking of tabs in Firefox, you should check out our guide on the best extensions for managing tabs in Firefox. Unlike Microsoft Edge, it doesn’t have vertical tabs built in, but you can add vertical tabs and more tab management features with simple extensions.
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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day 2021, CNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
Amazon Prime Day starts in just a few hours, and with these Prime Day deals, a brand new TV could be in your immediate future as well. Even better, you don’t have to wait until Prime Day to get a deal. Many already affordable TV staples, such as the Insignia and Vizio, are already on sale.
read more: The best TVs for 2021
That’s right, Amazon has already started offering discounts on a number of TVs, including two of the brand’s low-cost Fire TV Edition TVs, along with solid deals from Best Buy, including the higher-rated TV than CNET TV guru David. Katzmaier. reviewed. Here’s what we know about Prime Day deals on TVs today.
We haven’t tested this Hisense TV (we generally prefer the Roku models). But a 60-inch 4K TV for under $ 400 is a good deal, and you can always plug in a cheap streaming device or box if you don’t like the Android TV experience.
By today’s standards, this Insignia TV is a little under 43 inches in size, but offers crisp 4K resolution along with Amazon’s Fire TV interface and an Alexa voice remote. With its $ 100 Prime member discount, this 43-inch Insignia could be an inexpensive addition as a second TV in your home for a smaller room where you don’t need a huge screen.
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This 50-inch TCL model is already priced low and is on sale right now for a $ 30 discount, whether you’re a Prime member or not. It features Roku TV, which we believe to be the most responsive and user-friendly smart TV interface. You will get the same image quality with the TCL S435 series as with the previous S425 series, which we found to be good enough for most people.
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The Vizio M-series Quantum is one of the least expensive televisions with local dimming, a technology that provides excellent contrast. The 55-inch model is only $ 480, but you have to log into the My Best Buy membership program for free to see the $ 20 discounts mentioned here. Do you want to measure it? The same 65-inch Vizio model costs $ 680.
Read our Quantum Vizio M7-Series review.
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This TV is an ideal candidate if you can’t afford an OLED. Vizio’s Quantum P-series delivers an extremely bright image with highly effective full-matrix local dimming for deep black levels. Katzmaier has not reviewed it yet, but based on his experience with the previous version, the image quality is likely to be similar, if not slightly better, to the TCL 6-Series overall, with better connectivity for gaming with Xbox Series X and PS5. . The 65-inch Vizio PQ is $ 20 off when you sign up for the free My Best Buy membership program.
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Want to do your best and spend more to get the best image quality? You have come to the right place. Simply put, LG OLEDCX delivers the picture that all other TVs measure by. Yes, it’s the best TV Katzmaier has ever reviewed (and he’s seen a few over the years). If you’re ready to buy an OLED TV, this is the one to get. The 65-inch model had been hovering around the $ 2,000 mark and has dropped to $ 1,850 on Amazon.
Read our LG OLEDCX series review.
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Every year on the third Sunday in June, people across the United States and beyond will celebrate Father’s Day. Although the holiday was made official only a few decades ago, the history of its origin dates back to the early 20th century. Let’s take a brief look at how this special day came to be.
The core of what would become the modern Father’s Day celebration was planted in the early 20th century. But not in the simplest way.
The first example of a Father’s Day celebration in the United States took place in the early 20th century. In 1907, a deadly explosion at the Fairmont Coal Company mine in Mononhag, Virginia, claimed the lives of hundreds of workers. In an effort to celebrate all the parents lost in the accident, Grace Golden Clayton and her minister Robert Thomas Webb held a memorial service in their honor the following year, on July 5, 1908.
Though the participants didn’t realize it at the time, that’s the first time Father’s Day has been celebrated in the US The event was supposed to be a one-time deal, involving only the families of the victims. Even then, however, the event was largely overshadowed by the 4th of July celebrations and other local events.
However, there was certainly something in the air at the time, which pushed people to promote the holidays in honor of their elders. Anna Jarvis was already campaigning to establish Mother’s Day as a national holiday, gradually gaining popularity across the country. It was in his 1909 sermon that a young Sonora Louise Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington, had the idea to request an official Father’s Day celebration.
Part of the inspiration behind that decision was his own father. After his mother died giving birth to the youngest of his five siblings, his father was left alone to raise the six children.
Although he struggled to gain full public support, he managed to convince the local churches and the YMCA to hold the celebrations on a specific Sunday each June. His initial proposal was on June 5, his father’s birthday. However, due to the proximity of Mother’s Day and the minister not having enough time to prepare a sermon, they decided to set the third Sunday in June as the official date.
So, on June 19, 1910, Washington observed the first state celebration of Father’s Day in the entire country. Roses were designated as the official flower: red for parents who were still alive and white for those who had passed away.
However, despite this initial victory, Dodd encountered many obstacles in his decades-long mission to have Father’s Day recognized as a federal holiday. For years, the nation saw a widespread movement against Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in favor of a joint celebration of Father’s Day.
However, the idea was unsuccessful. Ironically, however, many men still opposed the celebration of Father’s Day. Some saw it as another pointless commercial holiday, while others saw it as a castration. However, over the years, the holiday became more celebrated and today there are few objections to the practice.
We celebrate Father’s Day every year thanks to Dodd’s resistance. After a 60-year struggle, his campaign finally came to an end when President Nixon enacted the national holiday in 1972.
This special day is celebrated in many countries, although not all on the same day. Most, including the US, Canada, and the UK, celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June.
Traditionally Catholic nations, such as Italy, Spain, and most of South America, celebrate it on Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19. In Australia and Fiji, it is celebrated on the first Sunday in September. In Taiwan, however, Father’s Day is celebrated on August 8, as the word “eight” in Mandarin sounds similar to the word “dad.”
And hey, if you’re looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift, why not? spend some time working together on a project? Alternatively, you may want to surprise him with a subscription box or a pleasant experience that he will always remember.
When you think of Cherry, you most likely think of mechanical keyboards. While this is what the company is best known for, it is not all it does. The Cherry Gentix Desk set is one example, and it’s a great budget for anyone looking to buy a new wireless keyboard and mouse.
This is what we like
Software to customize additional buttons
Excellent multimedia controls on the keyboard
And what we don’t do
The mouse feels cheap
For just $ 50, I wasn’t expecting much from the Gentix desktop set. Switching from my beloved Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 wasn’t something I really expected, but I was pleasantly surprised once I started using the Gentix set. While a direct comparison to a $ 200-plus configuration wouldn’t be fair, the price of this set is not indicative of its quality. In fact, it has some great features than I do. prefer about my Logi setup.
The keyboard and mouse are designed to work together, both are wireless with a shared receiver (no Bluetooth, sorry), and are battery powered. Cherry says you can expect about three years of use from the included AAA batteries (two per device), which honestly isn’t too bad! I have to charge my MX keys at least once a week, which is 156 times less efficient or something like that.
But yes, that is the essence. Now let’s talk about the details.
If I said I’m a keyboard snob, I’d be lying. The only thing I know about keyboards is whatI. not like: mechanical keyboards. This is contrary to most other writers I know, but I just can’t do long trips, loud noises, and all the other nonsense people seem to love (??) about mechs. That’s the main reason I was interested in the Gentix set in the first place, and while the keyboard isn’t a low-profile, short-travel keyboard like I’m used to, it still feels pretty good for typing.
It has quite a bit of travel, which is a departure from most other non-mechanical keyboards I’ve used in recent years that seem to go for the shortest travel possible. While there is a period of adjustment if you are used to a lower profile switch, it is not bad. Switching to Gentix from my MX keys or even the keyboard on my Surface Laptop 3 was essentially painless.
The Gentix keyboard uses a standard 104-key layout, complete with a 10-key numeric keypad. It also has 10 additional keys for Windows lock, browser, email, calculator, and multimedia controls. The latter is actually my favorite feature of the Gentix keyboard – the multimedia keys are at the bottom, below the standard keys. This allows these keys to have a different layout than you’d find on most keyboards, leading to more intuitive controls in my opinion. I wish all keyboards used this layout for multimedia controls.
However, if you’re not a fan of these extra keys, Cherry offers a customization tool called Cherry keys. This allows you to change the default function of not only the additional keys, but also the entire row F1-12. With Cherry Keys, you can configure keys to do things like run a program, open a file, modify a system setting (like lock the screen), use a macro, and more. It is not endless, but it is quite versatile and unexpected at this price.
On the downside, this keyboard lacks some sort of backlighting, which isn’t uncommon, but it’s still a bummer. I don’t know why backlighting is always so important to me when I touch typeface, but it is. It’s like my brain can’t function if it knows the keys aren’t on. Brains are weird, man. Unfortunately, the text on the keys it is pretty bright white so it stands out. In a well-lit room, that’s only as good as the backlight. I think. Maybe. Close enough anyway.
Lastly, let’s talk about the quality of the build. It’s okay? I’m not expecting $ 200 keyboard quality from a $ 50 keyboard set (and neither should you), but it still feels solid for this price. It doesn’t feel “cheap” by my standards, not to the point where I actively think “wow, this sure feels cheap” every time I type it. The mouse, on the other hand …
While I may not be very picky on keyboards, I think I’m more particular on mice. Mostly because I have De Quervain’s tenosynovitis so my thumb drives me walnuts when I use a non-ergonomic mouse. I tried to put that aside when I tested the Gentix mouse, but it is difficult because this mouse is not very ergonomic at all.
It’s not uncomfortable though, and it does have some cool features. But it also feels pretty cheap, especially compared to the keyboard. There’s a fine line between “wow, this is a light mouse!” and “wow, this mouse feels like it was found in the less than a dollar container at the local grocery store.” This mouse leans a lot towards the last statement, although it is not Quite there. But yeah, it feels pretty cheap.
Despite the low-end build, it’s not bad to use. There are six buttons that feel good and click this little guy: left, right, forward, back, scroll wheel, and a DPI switch. The latter is something you didn’t expect to see in a mouse at this price point (are you noticing the trend here?) And it’s a very nice touch. You can easily switch between 1000 and 2000 DPI with the click of a button. I like this because it makes it easy to switch between daily tasks and those that require more precision. (Like editing all the dust from the review images of all the black devices that are heavily tampered with. Cough).
Like the keyboard, the Gentix mouse also works with Cherry Keys software to reprogram the scroll wheel click and thumb forward / back buttons. The DPI switch cannot be reprogrammed, which is a shame for those who don’t need this feature. It would be useful to have an additional button that could do whatever you want without sacrificing the other expected functionality of a mouse.
The mouse has interesting foam padding on both sides where the thumb and ring finger would normally rest. At first I thought this seemed like a cheap and tacky addition, but after using the mouse for a while, I started to like it. It’s a smooth but textured area that makes using the mouse more comfortable, or at least more pleasant to the touch.
The bottom of the mouse is where you’ll find the bay for the pair of AAA batteries, and there’s also a convenient little garage for the 2.4GHz USB dongle that connects everything, making at least the mouse a decent option for traveling as well. I don’t see anyone taking the keyboard on the go (although I suppose you could?), As it is too bulky. The mouse would not be a bad choice if you want to live that mouse life. That would really test its durability, heh.
Look, here’s the thing, if you only have $ 50 to spend and you need a new mouse and keyboard, you could do a lot worse than the Cherry Gentix desktop set. It’s definitely worth the asking price (and a bit more), especially with useful features like well-placed media controls on the keyboard and customizable buttons on both devices. The mouse feels decidedly cheap, but hey, at this price, the corners have to get somewhere.
The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G, as you may have put together, is a phone with a built-in stylus and 5G. It’s a slightly upgraded version of the 2021 edition Moto G Stylus for 4G only (sorry, that’s what these phones are called).
The Stylus 5G includes a few more hardware updates in addition to 5G connectivity, including a larger battery, more storage and RAM (256GB and 6GB in the version I tested, respectively), and a newer Snapdragon 480 processor. There’s a new stylus-compatible GIF maker mode, which is fun. Fun is good! But it feels more or less like the same phone: the rear camera matrix is identical with the exception of a different macro sensor, its 6.8-inch screen is the same, and the overall dimensions are similar.
This puts the G Stylus 5G in something of an awkward place. At $ 399, it falls between the $ 279 G Stylus and the $ 1,000 Galaxy Note 20 (the next step if you want a stylus with your phone), but it doesn’t go far enough to clearly offer more than budget. friendlier version. Performance and battery life are slightly better, but these are not weak points for the 4G version.
Having 5G is good too, but the value drops when you consider that the G Stylus 5G is only guaranteed two years of security updates. That’s when 5G in the US will start to get good, so most of us can get away with a 4G device for years to come.
It all adds up to a good phone without a compelling case to recommend it.
Moto G Stylus 5G display and performance
The G Stylus 5G is a big, big phone with a capital B. Its 6.8-inch screen is about as big as it looks, at least until all of our phones start to fold and expand into strange little Transformer-style tablets. It’s a 1080p LCD panel that’s fine – it lacks the nice contrast of OLEDs, but it can still be used in bright daylight conditions.
Battery life is very good thanks to a large 5000 mAh cell. Using it on Wi-Fi, I have four hours of screen time on and it’s only down to 36 percent. You could certainly get two days of use, including relatively heavy use of mobile data, and even a full day of very demanding use seems reasonable.
Performance is good too; Jumping from one app to another is fast and smooth, and heavier tasks like zooming in and out of the Google Maps image only show a bit of stuttering. There’s minimal but noticeable shutter lag in the camera app, which seems like a problem this phone shouldn’t have, but not enough to ruin anyone’s day.
The G Stylus 5G ships with Android 11 and will only support a major OS platform update and two years of security updates. Unfortunately, that’s a short lifespan, especially considering that Samsung’s Galaxy A series phones are now guaranteed four years of security updates. For $ 400, you really should get more than a couple of years of support for your device.
A couple of side notes on the 5G connectivity of the Stylus 5G: At launch, it will work on Verizon and T-Mobile’s 5G networks, but it will work only as 4G on AT&T. Motorola says AT&T 5G support will be available “in the coming months.” It doesn’t support any of the mmWave 5G networks (the hard-to-find, super-fast variety), but that’s not a huge loss. Even more importart, want work with the C-band 5G frequencies that Verizon and AT&T will begin using by the end of the year.
The stylus features of the Stylus 5G are basic but adequate. The stylus is spring loaded in the lower right corner of the phone and automatically opens a quick menu of options when you remove it. If you’re on the lock screen, you can jot down a note without having to unlock the device, which is helpful. You won’t find productivity features or nifty tricks like the Note series-style wireless control, but instead some useful shortcuts for snapping a GIF or doodling in a screenshot. They are useful and fair for the price.
Moto G Stylus 5G Camera
The Stylus 5G offers three rear cameras: a standard 48-megapixel f / 1.7 wide, 8-megapixel f / 2.2 ultrawide, and a 5-megapixel macro, along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The 4G G Stylus has a 2 megapixel macro camera, but that’s the only difference between them.
Like the 4G version, the Stylus 5G takes good photos in abundant light with an amazing level of detail, thanks to the way it processes 48 megapixel images into 12 megapixel files. The ultrawide camera is nice to have, although your images can be a bit noisier in difficult lighting conditions, and the macro camera is still disappointing, despite the modest resolution increase.
The main camera is prone to some drastic color shifts with even slightly different compositions of the same scene and subject: in one shot my orange cat is orange, and in the next, taken in a slightly different position, it suddenly looks blue . This happens more often in mixed lighting conditions, which many cameras will struggle with, but it appeared often enough in my tests to annoy me.
The 4G-only G Stylus is a good deal at $ 279, and there’s nothing really wrong with the $ 399 G Stylus 5G, but it’s harder to justify its higher cost. With only a couple of years of guaranteed security updates, this phone will only see the beginning of a really good 5G in the US It’s a good option to upgrade if you are leaning towards a stylus phone and the Note isn’t in for. your budget, but for most people, I’d recommend sticking with the 4G-only model for a couple of years or looking at a 5G phone with a bit more longevity.
If you’re more interested in the big screen and battery than the stylus, you can save quite a bit and go for the Moto G Power (2021). Its processor isn’t that great and you miss out on the ultrawide camera, but if you want to cover the basics for a couple of years, it will work.
On the other hand, if you can afford to spend a little more and want to get more than a few years out of your phone, the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is an excellent choice. It has a beautiful big screen, 5G, and it comes with a generous support policy. Stylus enthusiasts on a budget have a good option in the Moto G Stylus 5G, but most others could do better elsewhere.
Over the past 14 years, Amazon has released many slightly different Kindles. If you’re stuck wondering if you have a Paperwhite 2, Paperwhite 3, an original Kindle, or anything else, we’ll show you how to tell them apart.
How to find the serial number of your device
The easiest way to find out which Kindle you have is by using its serial number. Each model has its own set of prefixes. (The prefix is the set of letters at the beginning of the serial number). There are two ways to verify it.
Find your Kindle serial number in the device menu
To check the serial number on the device, go to your Kindle’s home page and tap the three little dots in the upper right to open the menu.
Tap “Settings” on the menu.
Tap “Device Options” on the Settings screen.
Touch “Device Information”.
Under “Serial Number”, you will see the serial number of your Kindle. You are looking for the first character block. You can see “G000PP” in this example, which corresponds to a Kindle Paperwhite 4 (you can compare your prefix on the The table below.).
Note: If you have an older Kindle (or are using an older version of Kindle software), the menus may look slightly different. You are still looking for “Device Information”.
Find Your Kindle Serial Number Through Amazon
If your Kindle won’t turn on, or you can’t find the option in the menu, you can check the serial number on the Amazon website.
Log into your Amazon account through a web browser and go to Manage Devices Page. (You can also use Amazon’s menu system to get there: go to Account & Lists> Content & Devices, and then click on “Devices.”)
Select “Kindle” and then click on the Kindle whose serial number you want to find.
Under “Device Summary” you will see it next to “Serial Number”.
Once you have your serial number, you can compare your prefix to the following options. This will tell you exactly what device you have. Here is a table that summarizes everything. Below the table, we will go over each model in more detail.
Here’s an overview of all the Kindle models released since 2007, including the serial prefixes and how they correspond to the various characteristics of each model.
Kindle Oasis 3 (10th Generation)
(G000WL, G000WM, G000WP, G000WN, G000WQ, G0011L)
The Kindle Oasis 3 (2019) is water resistant and has a touch screen, adjustable warm light and physical buttons to turn the page. There are three models: an 8GB version with Wi-Fi (G000WL), a 32GB version with Wi-Fi (G000WM), and a 32GB version with Wi-Fi and Cellular (G000WP, G000WN, G000WQ, G0011L).
Kindle Basic 3 Kids Edition (10th Generation)
The Kindle Basic 3 Kids Edition (2019) has a touch screen, adjustable light, and a children’s cover. There are 4GB and 8GB versions.
Kindle Basic 3 (10th Generation)
(G090WF, G090WH, G0910L)
The Kindle Basic 3 (2019) has a touchscreen, adjustable light, and 4GB or 8GB of storage. It was available in white (G090WF, G090WH) and black (G0910L).
The Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018) is water resistant and has a touch screen and adjustable light. There are three models: an 8GB version with Wi-Fi (G000PP, G8S0PP, G00102, G0016T, G8S16T, G0016U, G0016V, G8S16V), a 32GB version with Wi-Fi (G000T6, G8S0T6, G0016Q, G00103, G0016SR ), G0016SR and a 32 GB version with Wi-Fi and cellular (G000T1, G000T2, G000T3). It was available in black, sage, plum, and twilight blue.
Kindle Oasis 2 (9th Generation)
(G000P8, G000SA, G000P1, G000S1, G000S2)
The Kindle Oasis 2 (2017) is water resistant and has a touch screen, adjustable light and physical buttons to turn the page. There are three models: an 8GB version with Wi-Fi (G000P8), a 32GB version with Wi-Fi (G000SA, G000P1), and a 32GB version with Wi-Fi and Cellular (G000S1, G000S2). It was available in black and champagne.
Kindle Basic 2 (8th Generation)
The Kindle Basic 2 (2016) has a touchscreen and 4GB of storage. It was available in white (G000KA) and black (G000K9).
Kindle Oasis (8th Generation)
(G0B0GC, G0B0GD, G0B0GR, G0B0GU, G0B0GT)
The Kindle Oasis (2016) is water resistant and has a touch screen, adjustable light, physical buttons to turn the page, 4 GB of storage, and a removable battery cover. It was available with Wi-Fi (G0B0GC) and Wi-Fi and cellular (G0B0GD, G0B0GR, G0B0GU, G0B0GT).
The Kindle Paperwhite 3 (2015) has a touchscreen, adjustable light, and 4GB of storage (in Japan, there was also a 32GB version). It was available with Wi-Fi (G090G1, G090KB, G090LK) and Wi-Fi and cellular (G090G2, G090G4, G090G5, G090G6, G090G7, G090KC, G090KE, G090KF, G090LL), and in black or white.
The Kindle Voyage (2014) has a touchscreen, adaptive front light, PagePress sensors on the side of the screen, and 4GB of storage. It was available with Wi-Fi (B013, 9013) and Wi-Fi and cellular (B054, 9054, B053, 9053, B02A, B052, 9052).
Kindle Basic (7th Generation)
(B0C6, 90C6, B0DD, 90DD)
The Kindle Basic (2014) has a touch screen and 4GB of storage.
The Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2013) has a touch screen, adjustable light, and 2GB or 4GB of storage. It was available with Wi-Fi (B0D4, 90D4, B05A, 905A, B017, 9017) and Wi-Fi and cellular (B0D5, 90D5B0D6, 90D6, B0D7, 90D7, B0D8, 90D8, B0F2, 90F2, B060, 9060, B062, 9062, B05F, 905F, B061, 9061).
Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation)
(B024, B01B, B020, B01C, B01D, B01F)
The Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2012) has a touch screen, adjustable light, and 2GB of storage. It was available with Wi-Fi (B024) and Wi-Fi and cellular (B01B, B020, B01C, B01D, B01F).
Kindle 5 (5th Generation)
The Kindle 5 (2012) has a 5-way controller, four buttons on the front, and 2GB of storage. It was black.
Kindle 4 (4th generation)
(B00E, B023, 9023)
The Kindle 4 (2011) has a 5-way controller, four buttons on the front, and 2GB of storage. It was black or graphite.
Kindle Touch (4th generation)
(B011, B00F, B010)
The Kindle Touch (2011) has a touch screen and 4GB of storage. It was available with Wi-Fi (B011) and Wi-Fi and cellular (B00F, B010).
Kindle keyboard (3rd generation)
(B008, B006, B00A)
The Kindle 3 or Kindle Keyboard (2010) has a full QWERTY keyboard, page turn buttons, and 4GB of storage. It was available with Wi-Fi (B008) and Wi-Fi and cellular (B006, B00A).
Kindle DX (2nd Generation)
(B004, B005, B009)
The Kindle DX (2009) has a large 9.7 ″ screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 4GB of storage. It was available in white or graphite.
Kindle 2 (2nd Generation)
The Kindle 2 (2009) is white, with round keyboard buttons and 2GB of storage.
Kindle (1st generation)
The original Kindle (2007) is white and oddly angular, with 2GB of storage, a rectangular keyboard, and a “cursor bar.”
And that’s it. If you need more help with your Kindle, check out our other articles on the subject, including pieces that show how to reset your Kindle or how to update it. Good luck!