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These Are the Prime Day Deals That CNET Readers Are Buying

We've gathered the items that our readers rushed to purchase on Day 1 of Amazon's Prime Day's event.

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Amazon Prime Day kicked off yesterday, with countless affordable deals under $50 and even under $25. But as always, some deals are better than others during this major sale. As ever, the team at CNET is slicing and dicing the thousands of available deals in as many ways as we can. But we can share some early data from our readers that may help your shopping journey this year. 

To that end, we've pulled together the top sellers at Amazon from CNET readers for Prime Day, Day 1. Below, you'll find the top sellers by unit volume via the links clicked from CNET stories during all of Tuesday, July 11. (To be clear, your privacy is protected: We only have access to aggregate data from our user base; there's no way for us to identify the purchases of individual users.)

Here are the top 18 purchases made that are still available to buy. Note that we pulled the top 20, but have consolidated products where multiple colors were ordered -- the Echo Dot and Echo Buds. Be sure to make your selections soon, as the massive sales event ends tonight, and most deals on Amazon will expire at midnight PT (3 a.m. ET).

Always a popular choice among our readers during Prime Day is Amazon's latest Echo Dot. This gem is typically $50 and CNET's readers are purchasing it in multiple colors. Alas, the free smart bulb bundle appears to have sold out -- but this is still a great deal. $7 more gets you the version with a built-in clock.

You need batteries for all these gadgets you're buying, and you picked a good day to buy them -- they're nearly 50% off.

Amazon's latest high-end streaming stick was the top buy for CNET readers in that category, hitting its lowest price to date.

Coming in second place for streaming sticks is the new Roku Express 4K Plus. It's slightly priced higher than the Fire TV Stick at $27 but still a good deal.

After seeing the price, it's understandable you couldn't pass this deal up -- these pens are usually $13.

This power strip surge protector has 12 outlets, two USB-A ports and a USB-C port. And right now you can get it for 36% less.

CNET's Ry Crist said this extender outperformed everything else he tested, and it's down to a low price of $18.

Amazon's newest earbuds have been sitting at this discounted price for a couple weeks now, and CNET readers are snatching them up.

For just $10, this nifty device can free your hands in-flight or anytime you're on the go.

Smart plugs bring some smarts to the nonsmart devices in your home, and this one works with Alexa. It's nearly 50% off right now, so you can snag one for $13.

Apple's wireless earbuds are always a favorite choice among CNET readers, and it's not often Apple drops the price on its beloved products.

Besides gadgets, practical home items like these storage cubes -- currently almost half off -- had you clicking.

CNET readers don't miss when Apple products go on sale, and you were snagging this ninth-gen iPad deal all day.

This video doorbell has 150-degree horizontal and vertical fields of view for head-to-toe video of visitors. It also features motion detection, two-way audio, built-in Alexa greetings for when you're gone and more -- all for $150.

Who needs better sleep? You do, and you found your solution on sale (more than 50% off!).

New towels can help spruce a bathroom up, and these plush towels are topping the charts this year with their low price.

New health goals? This scale has dropped in price by $13 and it didn't go unnoticed.

We also tracked popular items from Sunday, July 9, and Monday, July 10, when many of the early Prime Day deals were already available. Some of those deals have fallen out of the top spots, but they are still great deals that many of our readers have already snagged up. You can check them out below. 

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