6 recommendations from our tech experts that are particularly worthwhile

Our recommendations for Prime Day 2023. (Source: dennizn - stock.adobe.com)

Our recommendations for Prime Day 2023. (Source: dennizn – stock.adobe.com)

Half of Germany is on a spending spree because it’s Amazon Prime Day again. For two days, the online retailer throws offers around your ears that it just rattles.

Not every offer is good, some even really bad. Our affiliate editors are therefore busy around the clock looking for worthwhile offers for you.

And we from the tech editorial team also want to do our part and protect you from bad purchases. That’s why we sat down (virtually) and selected our absolute offer highlights for you.

Every offer is a product that we have actually tested or bought privately and can recommend with full conviction – and that is also offered at a damn attractive price.

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All recommendations at a glance:

Nothing Phone 1

Duy Linh Dinh: I’ve been using the Nothing Phone 1 for more than half a year now and it’s one of the best buys of 2023 for me. What attracted me the most was the unique design with the glyph LEDs on the back. The cell phone is simply an eye-catcher and conversation starter. A fresh breeze in the sea of ​​uniform smartphones.

Even when it was released, it had an outrageously good price-performance ratio. The offer has only gotten better with software updates and the current Prime Day. For currently 320 euros you not only get a mobile phone with convincing specs, but also one with an extraordinary design.

You can find out more details about how the Nothing Phone 1 performs in everyday life in the detailed test by my colleague Patrick Schneider under this link: The hype smartphone shows its strengths well, but it also has weaknesses.

The Nothing Phone 1 sets itself apart from the competition, especially visually, but it is also technically convincing.

The Nothing Phone 1 sets itself apart from the competition, especially visually, but it is also technically convincing.

Roccat Vulcan AIMO 120

Jan Stahnke: It’s not that easy to find the right offer in the sale. Especially if, like me, you don’t like to order from Amazon. Far too often, smash deals are more illusion than reality and products didn’t cost much more prior to Prime Day.

With the Roccat Vulcan AIMO 120 series you are actually well advised. You can expect a good key feel with brown, tactile switches and a strikingly different design.

Because in contrast to most closed keycaps, these are open on the side. This creates a unique look. The lighting also comes into its own thanks to the open keys.

By the way: The keyboards of the series only differ in color. Technically, they are all equipped in the same way. For example with n-key rollover and anti-ghosting.

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Gaming and typing is just plain fun with this keyboard. I can only recommend them to everyone. So much so that I wrote my own article on why you should buy this keyboard: My favorite keyboard is currently reduced by 50 percent – you can only win

Die Roccat Vulcan AIMO 120

Die Roccat Vulcan AIMO 120

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Alana Friedrichs: Gaming mice are pretty darn subjective. But if there’s one line of products that stands out for me, it’s Razer’s Basilisk line. Since its release in 2021, I have been using the Basilisk V3 privately. And I’m still excited about the shape of the mouse, its many buttons and the mouse wheel with many additional features.

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is the wireless counterpart to my favorite mouse: Same shape, same features, but a built-in battery instead of a USB cable. In addition, the DPS number is slightly lower and the weight is slightly higher. As a bonus, the Ultimate comes with a charging dock so the battery doesn’t suddenly run out while playing.

If you are looking for an all-round carefree wireless mouse for gaming, you can definitely access it here. Because on Prime Day, the gaming mouse and dock have reached a new low price.

Anyone who is put off by the 80 euros for the gaming mouse can reach for the 31 euros cheaper Basilisk V3. And if you have money to throw away and are still looking for an upgrade for sensors and buttons, you should take a look at the Basilisk V3 Pro.

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate with charging dock

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate with charging dock

Logitech MX Vertical

Patrick Schneider: After nine years working in front of the PC, it finally had to happen like this: I got problems with my wrist. So what to do? Right: Upgrade the workplace ergonomically.

Although I was reluctant to use this type of mouse, I now own the Logitech MX Vertical – and after a short period of getting used to it, I don’t want to go back to my MX Master 3. You can find out how good the mouse is in Mirco’s detailed test:

The short version: Working with this vertical mouse is damn good and pleasant, and the three additional buttons offer enough scope for individual button assignments.

The only drawback for me is that, unlike the MX Master 3, there is no side scroll wheel.

Anyone who, like me, can overlook this will get a very good, ergonomic mouse for everyday office life, which I recommend with a clear conscience.

Die Logitech MX Vertical

Die Logitech MX Vertical

LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE-B

Nils Raettig: The monitor is one of the most underrated parts of a PC. The screen we’re looking at can make a world of difference – from the fluidity of the images, to their size (and width), to the presentation itself.

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A very good type of display was denied to us on the PC for a long time, but it is now finally on the rise: monitors with OLED panels such as the LG 45GR95QE. But beware! At 44.5 inches, it’s huge and, despite its best price ever, it’s really not a bargain.

When it comes to OLEDs, the »Argh! Burn-in!« panic, which should by no means be ignored, even with modern devices. But the countermeasures are now quite reliable and the advantages of OLED in terms of contrast and response time are very large.

The LG monitor offers extras that make it particularly interesting. For example, a very high refresh rate of 240 Hertz and support for FreeSync and G-Sync for an even smoother and error-free display.

I also like to take HDR10 and a native color depth of 10 bit with me. The same applies to the practical ergonomic options including height adjustment. Oh, and with an aspect ratio of 21:9, as in this case, I no longer have a monitor on my desk.

However, the large dimensions have more than just the catch that you need a lot of space and sufficient distance: the pixel density suffers as a result. With 84 ppi, the LG monitor is at least on the just about acceptable level of a 27-inch Full HD monitor.

The strong curvature is also not for everyone, even if I like it a lot, especially with such a large monitor. So if you have the necessary space and the right change, you can drastically improve your gaming experience with the LG monitor.

The LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE-B

The LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE-B

Philips OLED807

Max Schwind: Prime Day? What? That would have been my answer if I hadn’t had to research tasty TV bargains because of work. Such consumption days and events with their heavenly many offers pass me by unseen.

Except for this year, when I’ve hit a snapper for the first and only time so far.

For me, the Philips OLED807 was simply a sensible upgrade in the living room. My 2019 Samsung QLED Q85R is a great device, but I prefer OLED.

It was also time to give the PS5 a decent companion. 120 Hz display, HDMI 2.1 and with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) were just too tempting for this price.

And then there’s Ambilight…

You can read a detailed explanation of why the Philips OLED807 was a snapper for me at the price in my article.

The Philips OLED807

The Philips OLED807

Would you like even more offers that are actually worthwhile? Then have a look at our colleagues Benedikt and Chris from Mein-MMO and GamePro. They also splashed out on Prime Day and selected top offers:

Now it’s your turn! What offers wowed you on Prime Day? Do you have one or more insider tips that you would like to share with the community? And do you agree with our recommendations or are we on the wrong track with the articles presented? As always, we look forward to your lively participation in the comments!

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