It's Prime Day, y'all! And if you've been paying even a little attention, you'll know that the deals are already coming fast and furious -- especially the deals on Amazon's own devices and those that have Alexa built in.
A few of these have already hit all-time lows, including the all-new Echo Show 5 for $50, second-gen Echo for $50 and Fire TV Stick for $15. And the sales aren't just on gear, either -- you can get a 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription for free if you're a Prime subscriber. (Normally the trial is just one month.)
Remember, too, that if you already own an Alexa-capable device,
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Prime Day deals on Amazon devices
This is the lowest price ever for the 2018 Echo Dot, down from $25 earlier.
This early deal is now live. The full-size Echo is 50% off. That's a return to its best price ever.
This is our favorite smart display with Alexa. The Echo Show 5 is pretty new, so it's a surprise to see it on sale already, but this deal is awesome. The Show 5 has a 5.5-inch touchscreen. You can talk to Alexa and it can wake you up with a nifty sunrise animation.
Amazon's Fire TV Recast is $100 off on Prime Day, starting at just $130.
Another deal exclusively for Prime subscribers, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Dot bundle drops to just $169 when you add them to your shopping cart. Previously the Ring was on sale for $169 all by itself -- the Dot just adds icing to the cake.
The second gen Echo Show refined the design of the first model and offers better sound quality and a 10-inch HD screen. It combines the functionality of a smart speaker like the Echo Dot with a touchscreen you can use for video calls and controlling your smart home with a tap. We like the $90 Echo Show 5 a little better, but $160 for the full-sized Show is a tempting offer.
This is our favorite smart speaker for controlling your smart home. The Echo Plus has the same Alexa capabilities as the rest, it sounds better than other Amazon Echo speakers, and it has a built-in Zigbee hub so it can talk directly to small smart home sensors. With the Plus, you can do away with bulky third party hubs, so the $110 sale price is pretty appealing.
Amazon is now bundling in an Amazon Smart Plug for no extra cost as a Prime Day exclusive. The Plus and the Plug make a great smart home starter kit.
The original Ring doorbell is on sale on Prime Day too, in addition to the newer Pro model. If you don't need a slimmer design and 1080p streaming, go with the older Ring instead of the Pro to save yourself some money.
Prime Day Amazon Fire Tablet deals
Save $30 on the Fire HD 8 tablet, just $50, or get two for $80 -- an $80 savings.
Save $50 on the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, just $80, or get two for $140 -- a $120 savings.
The All-New Amazon Fire 7 Tablet usually costs $50. During Prime Day it will be just $30.
Save $40 on the all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet, just $60, or get two for $100 -- a $100 savings.
Save $50 on the Fire HD 10 tablet, just $100, or get two for $180 -- a $120 savings.
Save $50 on the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet, just $150, or get two for $280 -- a $120 savings.
Prime Day Amazon Kindle deals
Save up to $50 on Kindle Paperwhite, plus get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited, starting at just $85.
Save $30 on the all-new Kindle, plus get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited, just $60.
The Echo Dot Kids Edition will be on sale for $45. It's similar to the regular Echo Dot, but has features and programming just for kids.
Prime Day home security deals
Ring's simple, but reliable security system was already reasonably priced. The Prime Day sale makes it a great buy if you want a DIY system monitoring your home.
Amazon has sales on all kinds of Ring products for Prime Day, which makes sense as Amazon owns the smart home brand. The outdoor Spotlight cam hangs on your porch and provides reliable lighting and monitoring for your yard. The Spotlight Cam is also easy to set up, making it one of our favorite outdoor cams. The $140 price makes it a steal.
The Stick Up Cam doesn't stand out from the crowd as well as the Spotlight cam. It's an indoor cam with a wired and wireless version. It's a solid performer, but lacks some of the features of similar security cams. Still, at a discount, it's worth considering.
The Blink XT2 is a weatherproof security camera with a battery that can supposedly last for two years. Getting a two-pack for $100 is a good deal.
More Prime Day smart home deals
Both the bundled system and Eero's individual routers will be on sale on Monday. The mesh system in particular creates a seamless network capable of covering a large home. Our main issue with it is the price, which is dramatically less for Prime Day. If you want a mesh Wi-Fi system, this is a good time to grab one.
You can also save $100 on an Eero router during Prime Day (pay just $99).
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Our favorite smart thermostat has an Alexa speaker built-in and includes a temperature sensor so you can customize settings based on a specific room. The Ecobee SmartThermostat features better microphones and a sleeker finish than previous versions, and the sale brings the price into the range of less capable competition.
Prime Day Amazon Fire TV deals
Save $50 on the Fire TV Cube during Prime Day. It costs just $70.
Stream your favorite shows with the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Alexa remote -- it's just $15 during Prime Day.
Spend just $10 more for the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (usually $50).
Amazon recently announced a slightly updated version of its flagship Kindle Oasis e-reader that's due to ship on July 24. The new model has a color temperature adjustable light. But if you can live without that, you can save up to $80 during Prime Day on the Kindle Oasis 2017. Additionally, you get a $5 eBook credit and three months free Kindle Unlimited, starting at just $175.
More Prime Day deals
- Get a $45 Sling TV Credit, which can be applied to $15 off your first three months when you buy a Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube or Fire TV Recast.
- Get 50% off for three months when you subscribe to Showtime or Starz on Prime Video channels or in-app.
- Get 50% off for three months when you subscribe to CBS All Access on Prime Video channels.
- Get Sega Classics for just $5.
Amazon has also revealed some details regarding Prime Day electronics deals:
- Save up to 50% on Select Sony LED Smart TVs.
- Save big on Samsung QLED 65-inch TV.
- Save up to 50% on select PC gaming laptops, desktops, monitors, components and accessories.
- Save on select productivity monitors, accessories and networking products.
- Save on select Chromebooks.
- Save up to 50% on select PC streaming equipment.
- Save 30% on connected home devices.
- Save big on select SanDisk and WD storage and memory products.
- Save 30% on select Phone Cases and Accessories.
- Save up to 40% on headphones from top brands.
As always, we'll be tracking this and other Prime Day news through next week. Stay tuned!