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It’s Alexa’s birthday! To celebrate, Amazon’s giving shoppers up to 50% off these 6 devices

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Alexa just turned 8! To commemorate this major event, Amazon’s giving shoppers up to 50% off some of its best-selling and most popular Alexa-enabled devices.

It’s no secret that Amazon changed the game when it created Alexa, one of today’s most recognizable and widely used virtual assistants. From reporting the weather and the news to playing your favorite music and even making phone calls on your behalf, there’s so much it can do.

Right now, Alexa’s built into some of Amazon’s most popular, useful and practical tech devices that people use every day. From the Echo Dot Smart Speaker and the Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device to the Blink Video Doorbell With Two-Way Audio and HD Video and the best-selling Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display, there are so many to choose from.

To make shopping a bit easier, we’ve chosen six of the best deals from the sale, ranked from most to least off. These are actually products you’ll use daily, if not more often.

Check them all out in more detail below.

1. Echo Dot (3rd Generation) Smart Speaker with Alexa, $19.99 (Orig. $39.99)

50% off

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Credit: Amazon

$19.99 $39.99 at Amazon

With almost a million ratings, this is one of Amazon’s most popular devices. The Echo Dot is among the most compact smart speakers on the market and fits perfectly into small spaces. What makes it even more remarkable is its built-in Alexa integration, which allows the device to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and more just from a simple question.

2. Fire HD 8 Tablet (2020 Release), $44.99 (Orig. $89.99)

50% off

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Credit: Amazon

$44.99 $89.99 at Amazon

The best-reviewed Amazon Fire tablet of the bunch, the Fire HD 8 tablet also happens to be affordable. It has all-day battery life, USB-C charging, a 30% faster processor than previous models and built-in apps like Netflix, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok and more. Plus, you can use it hands-free with Alexa.

3. Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device with Latest Alexa Voice Remote, $24.99 (Orig. $49.99)

50% off

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Credit: Amazon

$24.99 $49.99 at Amazon

The Fire TV Stick 4K is one of Amazon’s best-selling devices — and one of the best overall streaming devices. It works like any other streaming device for watching your favorite shows and movies. This compact, affordable and easy-to-use device also comes with the customer-favorite Alexa Voice Remote that lets you search and launch content with your voice.

4. Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) HD Smart Display with Alexa and 13 MP Camera, $69.99 (Orig. $129.99)

46% off

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Credit: Amazon

$69.99 $129.99 at Amazon

The Echo Show 8 smart display is the perfect way to see your day clearly with Alexa at the ready, no matter what room you’re in. Set alarms and timers, check your calendar or the news, make video calls, stream music or shows and more with just your voice.

5. All-New Fire 7 Tablet, $41.99 (Orig. $59.99)

30% off

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$41.99 $59.99 at Amazon

Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet is the brand’s highest-rated, with over 200,000 ratings, and earlier this year, the best-selling, affordable tablet got a major upgrade. The all-new Fire 7, on sale right now for just $45, gives shoppers more bang for their buck since it’s 30% faster than the previous version and specifically designed for entertainment.

6. Blink Video Doorbell with 2-Way Audio and HD Video, $34.99 (Orig. $49.99)

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Credit: Amazon

$34.99 $49.99 at Amazon

Arguably one of the most popular and affordable video doorbells on the market, the Blink Video Doorbell has everything you need to keep your home safe and give you peace of mind. It also works seamlessly with Alexa to alert you when someone’s at the door and even lets you talk to whoever’s outside via two-way audio.

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