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If you’re hoping to shop early for the holidays, then you’re in luck: Amazon is hosting another members-only shopping event this year, called the Prime Early Access Sale. It continues now and will end tonight.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the most notable deals and promotions are on Amazon’s hardware and devices, with discounts on Kindle e-readers, Fire TV Sticks and Fire tablets, as well as home security devices. Ring and Blink. .
If that sounds like deja vu, that’s because it sort of is. The Prime Early Access Sale is essentially a second Prime Day, with the same degree of discounts offered across two days and multiple categories. Just like with Prime Day, you’ll find deals on TVs, vacuums, clothing, home goods, kitchen appliances, beauty items, toys, and more.
To help you get started, we’ve rounded up the best deals for you to browse, including new all-time lows for the Echo Show 5 and Echo Glow.
Prime Day Echo Deals
You’ll find some of the year’s lowest prices on Echo products during the Prime Early Access sale, including the brand’s smart speakers, smart displays and headphones. Highlights include a third-generation Echo Dot for just $1 when you subscribe to a month of Amazon Music Unlimited, and an Echo Show 5 smart display for an all-time low of $35.
For a full breakdown of Amazon Echo products, check out our complete guide to Echo devices.
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Kindle Prime Day Deals
Kindle e-readers are also getting deep discounts for the Prime Early Access sale, with low prices on the Paperwhite and Oasis models, which offer additional features that make them ideal for travel.
So far there have been no offers on the new $99 basic version of the Kindle, which starts shipping on October 12, but the Paperwhite is actually on sale for the same price. Although the basis white paper has less storage than the new Kindle, it has a bigger screen, brighter light, longer battery and waterproof design. In other words, the Paperwhite offers better value when it’s on sale.
Check out our full Kindle guide for a full list of models to help you choose the best one for you.
Prime Day Fire TV Deals
If you’re looking for streaming devices, you can enjoy great savings on the Fire TV range, including Amazon’s best streaming dongle yet, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
We think the 4K Max is best suited for buyers of a 4K TV and is a bit faster than the standard 4K Stick. Meanwhile, the standard Fire TV Stick is a better buy if you have an HDTV. Buyers looking for a streaming device that can act as an Alexa smart speaker should consider the Fire TV Cube.
For more buying tips, check out our complete guide to Amazon’s Fire TV devices.
Deals on Prime Day Fire tablets
Prime members can save on several Fire tablets as part of the Prime Early Access sale, ranging from the entry-level Fire 7 to the high-end Fire HD 10.
Most notably, you can snag the 2020 Fire HD 8 for the same $45 price as the Fire 7. The HD 8 has a bigger screen with a higher resolution, as well as longer battery life. The Fire 7 is still a bargain if you want something a little smaller, but the HD 8 is otherwise the best buy while it’s on sale. Keep in mind, however, that a new Fire HD 8 will be released on October 19 with a faster processor, but this version is not for sale.
You can also save on special editions of the Fire tablet designed specifically for kids, which include one year of Amazon Kids+, a protective case, and a two-year warranty that gets you a free replacement if it breaks. breakdown.
Prime Day Ring and Blink deals
The Prime Early Access sale also offers great discounts on Ring doorbells and home security gear, as well as Blink security cameras. Bundles are on sale with additional Amazon devices, like the Echo Show 5.
This indoor security camera from Blink and Amazon records 1080p video day or night, with two-way audio, motion detection and night vision at an affordable price.
More Amazon Device Deals
Amazon fitness trackers, smart lights, and game controllers are also on sale for a limited time during the Prime Early Access event. Highlights include the Halo View fitness tracker for just $45. Our reviewer was impressed with this template and its practical application filled with unique health insights.
You can plug any device into Amazon Smart Plug to make it smart so you can control the device in person with your voice or remotely with the app.
The Amazon Smart Home Thermostat is a simple, Alexa-enabled, and inexpensive smart home thermostat for controlling your home temperature. It doesn’t have a microphone or camera, so Alexa voice commands rely on another voice-enabled Alexa device, like an Echo smart speaker.
What other promotions are part of the Prime Early Access sale?
Prime members can get up to 50% off select new and popular movies to rent or buy on Prime Video. Additionally, Audible Premium Plus is $6 a month for four months (that’s 60% savings), and Prime members can still claim an entire year of Grubhub+ for free.