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What real-world travelers are actually buying from Amazon Prime Day – The Points Guy

It's the final day of the two-day Amazon Prime sale, and while there are seemingly endless products on sale, some early results for the best deals are in.
What real-world TPG travelers wanted the most wasn't necessarily the newest tech at a discount; it was affordable, practical items such as international chargers, packing cubes, travel-size carbon monoxide detectors, and AirPods for less than $100.
Here is a round-up of what TPG readers are buying the most from the Amazon Prime Day sale, in case it helps you spot something you want to "add to cart" before the deals dry up.
And remember, you can potentially stack additional savings by using these ways to save even more at Amazon (including saving up to 50% on your order by using just 1 credit card point).
Related: Best Amazon Prime Day deals for travel products
The ability to detect a dangerous, odorless, invisible gas while on the road for less than $16 was clearly top of mind for TPG readers because this was one of the most-ordered items. Its price dropped significantly from $27.99 during the sale. At just 1.5 inches by 4.5 inches by 2.75 inches, this is both affordable and easy to toss in your travel bag.
To buy: Kidde Portable Carbon Monoxide Detector, $15.34 (normally $27.99)
We're big fans of Apple AirTags here at TPG, and many of our staff members would never travel without them. It seems many of our readers feel the same way. We hope you never have to actually use them to find lost luggage, but if you plan to check your bags, it's always better to be safe than sorry.
To buy: Apple AirTag 4 Pack, $88.49 (normally $99.99)
Being stopped in your tracks with a dead phone battery and no access to Google Maps is a moment every traveler dreads. TPG readers must agree, as they've snapped this product up in droves. This particular portable charger from Anker can charge an iPhone almost five times over, making it a great travel companion whether you're heading out solo or in a group and need to share the juice.
To buy: Anker Portable Charger, $23.99 (normally $29.99)
Who needs the latest tech when a new-to-you previous model will do the job? Here at TPG, real-world travelers vastly preferred picking up a pair of AirPods for less than $100 via the Prime Day sale to splurging on the latest model. This second-generation pair will still have you listening in style.
To buy: Apple AirPods (2nd Generation), $89.99 (normally $129)
If you want something a little more current in the AirPods market, then we highly recommend the third-generation model. If AirPods have been on your wishlist for a while, this is a good time to pick them up at a decent discount.
To buy: Apple AirPods (3rd Generation), $149 (normally $169)
You can save more than $100 on the latest 2022 Apple Watch, which gives the standard-bearer smartwatch some handy new features. In addition to its standard fitness tracking tools, it monitors heart rhythm and blood oxygen. There's a temperature sensor and car crash detector that automatically calls 911. It has a slightly improved battery life over the Apple Watch 7 (around 18 hours, or 36 hours in low-power mode).
To buy: Apple Watch (Series 8), $279.99 (originally $399)
Whether you're the type of traveler who rolls or folds, there's no denying that packing cubes help keep your suitcases more organized. TPG readers and staff members alike have also been going wild for packing cubes. These cubes from Veken normally cost $29.99 and are now available with a 23% discount for $22.99 in various colors.
To buy: Veken Suitcase Organizer Bags Set, $22.99 (normally $29.99)
Frequent flyer? This international travel adapter will cover almost any destination you'll ever visit. It works in more than 150 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Japan and the U.K. It also charges up to six devices at once, so it is perfect if you're traveling as a family or in a group — no more fighting over that one phone charger.
To buy: Epicka Universal Travel Adapter, $20.30 (normally $23.99)
Sleeping on planes is hard, and we should know. This is why it's no surprise that this travel pillow has been a bestseller among many of our readers. This pillow by GOTDAY promises perfect neck support due to its malleable and premium memory foam construction. Banish bad sleep on your next flight and pick one up.
To buy: GOTDYA Travel Pillow, $13.99 (normally $21.99)
This lightweight and hardy expandable case has swivel caster wheels and tough, extendable handles made from aluminum. It comes in various colors and, compared to some other luggage options on the market, it shouldn't break the bank. This is great news considering its quality and Amazon rating of 4.5 stars.
To buy: Rockland Melbourne spinner wheel luggage, $62.59 (normally $120)
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