This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET's guide to everything you need to know and how to find the best deals.
Amazon's October Prime Early Access Sale is now on its second and final day, meaning some of the best deals you'll find ahead of the Black Friday season will be expiring in just a few hours. We're constantly updating and curating our overall list of best Prime Day deals, but we're taking a moment here to break out some personal recommendations from the CNET staff. What follows are some of the current deals available that CNETers have bought with their own money.
Mrs. Meyer's soaps are my top pick for hand soaps made without parabens, phthalates or artificial colors that also smell great and get the job done. -- Alison Rayome
I bought these a couple of years ago to use in everything from gaming controllers to remotes to motion-activated LED lights. They hold a charge when not in use, so they're ready to go when you need them. And I've recharged them well over a hundred times at this point and they're still going strong. -- Josh Goldman
The JBL Go 3 hits the sweet spot for an impulse purchase. I own it, and it's one of my favorite gadgets and travel companions. And it sounds great -- with a good bit of midrange and even a touch of bass, you actually feel like you're getting some of that JBL audio DNA that you wouldn't find in no-name speakers. -- John Falcone
One of the best Amazon Prime Day purchases I've ever made was an impulse purchase of the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hot Air Brush. This thing really works wonders on my poofy, often unmanageable mane -- my hair looked almost salon-sleek after just one try. -- Karisa Langlo
I get migraines and this has been one of the few things I've found that works! -- Sarah Priestley
Le Creuset's enameled cast iron signature roasting pan is one of my favorite pieces of cookware -- it's perfect for everything from lasagnas to roast chicken and veggies. While it is a bigger investment, it will last you for years. -- Alison Rayome
I purchased the Rachio 3 sprinkler controller during the July Prime Day earlier this year, and it's far and away the best smart home experience I've had in years. If I want to change the schedule or do a manual run, I just whip out my phone and touch the screen. -- John Falcone
I upgraded my router to the Nighthawk RAX120 earlier this year and would never go back. The speed increase was insane! Handles streaming connections to every device in my house, online gaming and Zoom calls flawlessly. The design is actually nice enough to leave out, too. -- Tyler ORourke
Anycubic is probably my favorite brand right now, thanks to its large selection of printers across different price and feature categories. The Anycubic Vyper is neither the cheapest nor the most expensive 3D printer I've tested, but it's definitely the one that had me set up and creating usable prints the fastest. -- Dan Ackerman
I am obsessed with this TV. At this price, it's a steal and a recommended purchase for anyone looking for a better viewing experience. It's great for fall football, has a high refresh rate that's great for gaming, and includes smart features that connect to any streaming service. It was a David Katzmaier recommendation and one that, after owning one for a year, I'd pass on to anyone. -- Tyler ORourke