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To save or not to save, that is the question (but the answer is always to save). You can’t havewithout steep discounts on Amazon devices and you don’t even need to wait until next week to start saving on them. Amazon has a bunch of on its own-brand hardware, meaning we’re already seeing discounts on Echo smart speakers, Fire TV devices, Ring and Blink smart security systems and much more. Amazon Prime Day starts on Tuesday, which means that we are likely to see some of these early deals expire ahead of the new wave of official deals.
Early Prime Day deals that won’t last much longer
You have your choice between three different color Echo Dot models right now, all of which are still in stock and shipping quickly. You can get just the Echo Dot for $20, or add a free smart bulb (which of course you should do). There’s also an option to add Amazon’s Smart Plug for an extra $5, making the bundle $25.
Bring some smarts to your existing TV without buying an entirely new screen with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick. It’s a great option for those who are still rocking regular HD TVs, by giving you access to all the best streaming services, apps and voice controls that you can usually only get with a modern smart TV. And right now, Amazon is offering Prime members an exclusive $23 discount on the basic Fire TV Stick, dropping 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 has just launched a new sale on its affordable Fire 7 tablets, dropping prices to record lows with as much as 53% off. With the 7-inch tablet as low as $30 for Prime members, it’s an inexpensive pickup before Prime Day even starts.
Give the kid in your life the freedom to learn, imagine and grow with an e-reader designed especially for children. Kindle Kids devices are specifically for reading, so there are no distractions from apps, videos or games. As well as a 50% discount, your purchase includes a kid-friendly cover, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids Plus and a two-year, worry-free guarantee. That means if they happen to break it, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked.
Blink has been making security cameras for a few years now, but it was only this year that it got into the video doorbell game. If you don’t like the look of the Ring Video Doorbell, or want something a little cheaper, this option is a great one to consider. It can be wired in or used with the included battery, which makes installing it even easier. It comes in both black and white models.
Whether you’re just getting started with Alexa or you’re already all-in on the Amazon ecosystem, there’s something for you in this sale. To save you clicking through several Amazon pages to find the discounts you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up the best Amazon device deals above. We expect Amazon will keep ramping up the discounts on its in-house devices as we inch ever closer to the mainso we’ll be sure to keep the below list up to date.