Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching and there is already some momentum with early offers. July 12 is slated to kick off the two-day sales event, but you can bet some nice discounts will pop up before that date. We may see a slow crescendo of deals building or the occasional deluge. It’s also likely that other retailers will try to get in the mix, so keep an eye out for sales from Walmart and Target, the latter of which already have a “Deal Days” event scheduled for the same period. While Amazon is obviously the star of its own show, it’s also worth noting that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members, while competing sales from other retailers are open to all.
In the meantime, we’re rounding up the best early Prime Day deals you can get on smart home tech, TVs, streaming devices, and other notable gadgets. Some of the items might not be available at their absolute best prices – and others might get bigger discounts once Prime Day proper begins – but for now, here are some of the best early discounts, sales and deals on sale.
Amazon Echo Device Deals
Prime Day is usually one of the best times of year to buy Amazon devices, whether you’re looking for Alexa-enabled smart speakers and displays or products from Amazon companies like Ring and Eero. The bottom line is, if Amazon makes or owns it, there’s a good chance Prime Day will have the best price of the year outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- The jumbo-sized Echo Show 15 is available now with a second-gen Echo Show 5 for a total of $249.99, the typical price of the Echo Show 15. The discounted bundle — which combines the largest and smallest Echo smart displays – Save $84.99 and get a 15.6″ screen for your wall and a 5.5″ display for your bedside table.
Offers for TVs and streaming devices
- The Fire TV Stick Lite is a basic barebones device for streaming 1080p content through its built-in HDMI port. This one might not wow you with 4K resolution or fancy HDR video capabilities, but it remains an affordable way to stream Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and the like. It’s currently available for $19.99 ($10 off) on Amazon, which is only about $1 off its lowest price yet.
- Amazon’s top-of-the-line Fire TV Cube is available on Amazon and Best Buy for $69.99 ($50 off). It’s a fast set-top box that combines a streaming device with a smart speaker, giving you easy access to Amazon Alexa and all the smart home features that come with it.
- The 50-inch HDR-ready Hisense 50U6HF QLED is one of the few early 4K TV offerings that shows promise. It was released in May and is currently available on Amazon for $399.99. That’s $130 less than the regular price of the Fire TV-equipped device and matches the TV’s best price yet.
Kindle E-Reader Deals
Smartphone accessory deals
The occasional unlocked phone may get a solid discount during Prime Day, but accessory deals will most likely be ripe for selection (even ahead of Prime Day).