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To save or not to save, that is the question. you can not havewith no deep discounts on Amazon devices and you don’t even have to wait until next week to start saving. Amazon has already launched a number of on own-brand hardware, meaning we’re already seeing discounts on Echo smart speakers, Fire TV devices, smart security systems from Ring and Blink, and more. With Prime Day just days away, it’s likely that the first wave of deals will end when new deals begin next week.
Early Prime Day deals that will be gone soon
The third-gen Echo Dot has spent most of the last year selling for around $50 and has recently dropped to just under $30 on its own. Right now, you can bundle the smart speaker with a colored smart lightbulb for just $20, which is the same price Amazon only offers the Echo Dot for during Black Friday. These bundles tend to sell out quickly, so grab one now.
Bring something smart to your existing TV without buying a whole new screen with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick. It’s a great option for those who still rock regular HD TVs, giving you access to the best streaming services, apps and voice controls that you can usually only get with a modern smart TV. And right now, Amazon Prime members are offering an exclusive $23 discount on the basic Fire TV Stick, bringing the price down to just $17.
If you were hoping to snag a cheap tablet deal this month, you don’t have to wait until Prime Day to do so. Amazon just launched a new sale for its affordable Fire 7 tablets, slashing prices to record lows by up to 53% off. With the 7-inch tablet starting at $30 for Prime members, it’s a cheap pick-up before Prime Day even starts.
Give the child in your life the freedom to learn, imagine and grow with an e-reader designed specifically for kids. Kindle Kids devices are designed specifically for reading, so you won’t be distracted by apps, videos, or games. Along with a 50% discount, your purchase includes kid-friendly coverage, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids Plus, and a two-year worry-free guarantee. That means if they break it, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked.
Blink has been making security cameras for a few years, but it only got into the video doorbell game this year. If you don’t like the way the Ring Video Doorbell looks, or you want something cheaper, consider this option. It can be wired or used with the included battery, making installation even easier. It is available in both black and white.
Whether you’re just getting started with Alexa or are already all-in in the Amazon ecosystem, there’s something for you in this offering. So that you don’t have to click through multiple Amazon pages to find the discounts you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up the best Amazon device deals above. We expect Amazon to continue increasing discounts on its in-house devices as we move closer to core productsAs such, we will be sure to keep the following list up to date.