This story is part Amazon Prime DayCNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to find the best deals.
To save or not to save, that is the question. You can’t have First day without deep discounts on Amazon devices and you don’t even have to wait until next week to start saving on them. Amazon has already launched a bunch of first Prime Day deals on its own branded hardware, which means we’re already seeing discounts on Echo smart speakers, Fire TV devices, Ring and Blink smart security systems and more. With Prime Day just days away, it’s likely that the first wave of deals is winding down as new ones prepare to kick off next week.
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The third-generation Echo Dot has spent most of the last year selling for around $50 and more recently dropped to nearly $30 on its own. Right now, you can bundle the smart speaker with a color smart bulb for just $20, the same price Amazon is offering just for the Echo Dot during Black Friday. These lots tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to grab one now.
Bring smartness to your existing TV without buying a whole new screen with the Fire TV Stick from Amazon. It’s a great option for those who still use regular HDTVs, giving you access to all the best streaming services, apps and voice commands you can usually only get with a modern smart TV. And right now, Amazon is giving Prime members an exclusive $23 discount on the base Fire TV Stick, bringing the price down to just $17.
If you were hoping to land a cheap tablet deal this month, you don’t have to wait for Prime Day to do it. Amazon has just launched a new sale on its affordable Fire 7 tablets, dropping prices to record lows with up to 53% off. With the 7-inch tablet as low as $30 for Prime members, it’s an inexpensive pick-up before Prime Day even begins.
Give the child in your life the freedom to learn, imagine and grow with an eReader designed just for kids. Kindle Kids devices are purpose-built for reading, so there’s no distraction from apps, videos, or games. In addition to a 50% discount, your purchase includes kid-friendly coverage, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids Plus, and a two-year worry-free warranty. That means if they break it, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked.
Blink has been making security cameras for a few years now, but it wasn’t until 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 is a great option to consider. It can be hard-wired or used with the included battery, making installation even easier. It is available in black and white models.
Whether you’re just getting started with Alexa or are already all-in on the Amazon ecosystem, there’s something in this sale for you. To save you from clicking 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 get closer and closer to the main First day dates we will therefore make sure to keep the list below up to date.