Amazon Prime Day 2022: the best early deals on tech, 4K TVs and more

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.

Amazon Echo Show 15 (with second generation Echo Show 5)

The Echo Show 15 is a large, wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also comes with the same Alexa functionality found on other Echo displays and smart speakers.

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 FireTV Stick

Fire TV Stick Lite (2020)

The simplest and cheapest streaming device from Amazon is the Fire TV Stick Lite. It’s every bit as capable as the standard Fire TV Stick, but its remote lacks some fine-tuned options for adjusting TV volume.

  • 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.

Amazon Fire TV Cube

As a hybrid smart speaker and streaming device, the Fire TV Cube offers a ton of functionality and convenience for the price.

  • 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

2019 Kindle (Refurbished, Ad-Supported)

The cheapest e-reader from Amazon that now includes front lighting for the display. The tablet also offers Bluetooth headphone support and is a little more comfortable to hold than its predecessor.

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).

Offers for Services and Subscriptions