Amazon Prime Day Highlight Deals For Geeks And Tech Aficionados

In case you forgot to mark your calendar, today is Prime Day, a special one-day shopping event created by Amazon to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Amazon says there are more deals than Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, though to participate you need to be a Prime member in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, or Austria.

"Prime members can shop thousands of exclusive lightning deals with new deals added as often as every ten minutes throughout the day. With more deals than Black Friday, members will enjoy thousands of deals from sought-after devices and tools to popular toys and pet supplies," Amazon says.

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If you're not a Prime member, you can start a 30-day free trial and participate in the event. The price for staying on board is $99 per year, which gets you free two-day shipping on millions of qualified items, access to thousands of movie and TV shows, free unlimited photo storage, and various other benefits. It's an even better deal if you're a student, as you'll get a six-month free trial followed by 50 percent the subscription price.

So, what kind of deals are we talking about here? Here's a sampling:

There are a wide range of items marked down for sale, way too many to list here. Or if you'd rather not spend a dime of your own money, fire up a song on Prime Music -- any song -- to be entered to win up to $25,000 in Amazon gift cards.