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Like the secret menus at some drive throughs, Amazon has a secret sale section that's dedicated to the best discounts on the retailer's own products. Every week, new devices, from TVs and tablets to smart speakers and home security components are released — and often sell out fast.
This week, Amazon has cut prices on dozens of Fire tablets, like the Fire HD 8 (now just $45, its lowest price ever, $45) and many Echo smart home devices.
If you’re a Prime member you can expect the extra savings of free shipping, of course — plus access to thousands of movies and shows on those new devices. If you’re not yet a member, you can start your free 30-day trial here.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is half off
Originally $50, the Fire TV Stick 4K is a whopping 50 percent off making it a mere $25. The Fire TV Stick is a small dongle that is plugged into a TV to give you access to 4K Ultra HD content. It also offers support for Dolby Vision, HDR and HDR10+ making for an extremely clear picture, and provides home theatre-level audio with Dolby Atmos.
The Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to millions of movies and TV episodes — you can stream from services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ or Peacock and play music, podcasts or audiobooks.
Many folks love the Fire TV Stick 4K because of its Alexa Voice Remote, which allows you to search, launch shows and control other smart home devices with your voice. The Fire TV Stick 4K has more than 620,000 five-star reviews. One of a whopping 620,000 five-star reviewers, who said the Fire TV Stick 4K was the best purchase they’ve made in ages, adds “The picture is amazing! It’s like getting a new television set!”
The Echo Show 8 is at its lowest price ever
The first-generation Echo Show 8 smart home hub is currently marked down to just $60 — the lowest price in the device’s history. It originally sold for $130.
With nearly 200,000 (!) five-star reviews, the Echo Show 8 makes a great kitchen companion: It can display recipe videos, stream Netflix or play tunes from Spotify and Apple Music. Thanks to Alexa you can use the Echo Show 8 to control any compatible smart-home devices you might have.
That means when you’re elbow-deep in meatloaf prep and the doorbell rings, you can say “Alexa show me the front door” and get a visual from your porch camera without even washing your hands.
For $60 out the door, how can you go wrong?
The Fire HD 8 tablet has never been cheaper
For a limited time, Amazon is offering the Fire HD 8 tablet for half off its regular $90 price. At $45, this device is a steal. This is the lowest price ever for the Fire HD 8 — remarkable considering that Black Friday is still a good distance away.
The Fire HD 8 has a 1,280 x 800-pixel display, which is more than enough for most tasks, 32GB of expandable storage, front-and rear-facing cameras and a USB-C charging port.
It’s an entertainment-focused device ideal for games, books, movies, audiobooks, podcasts and more. But you can also use it for things like e-mail, Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok and YouTube. The cameras are great for video calls.
Says one of more than 100,000 happy five-star shoppers: "My son talked me into ordering the new Fire HD 8, and my life has changed. The size ...is much like a paperback book so I find it comfortable to hold. The battery life is amazing and it charges very quickly.... I also love the way you can change the screen to varying comfortable intensities of light and background color.... This is one of the best purchases I've made in a long time..."
The Kindle Kids is 45 percent off
Originally $110, the Kindle Kids edition is now only $60, two-year worry-free guarantee included (always essential with devices meant for little ones).
Lots of parents want to limit gaming time and keep kids off the web. The Kindle Kids is just for reading — no distractions here. With a 6-inch glare free screen, and a battery that can stay juiced for weeks, the Kindle Kids is easy to carry and enjoy outdoors .
The deal includes a free year of Amazon Kids+ which gives eager readers access to the entire Harry Potter series and the first book from the Artemis Fowl series, among many other things. Also included is a kid-friendly cover in one of four options (blue, pink, rainbow birds or space station).
The Kindle Kids edition has a Parent Dashboard where caretakers can manage content, set educational goals, view reading progress and adjust age filters. One reviewer who got the Kindle Kids for her grandson reported: “He does like to read but I have been hoping that [this] would widen his interest into new books. Mission accomplished.”
Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:
Headphones and earbud deals:
Apple AirPods 2nd Gen, $119 (was $160), amazon.com
Video game deals:
Just Dance 2021, $15 (was $50), amazon.com
Smart home deals:
Shark Rotator ZU632, $230 (was $380), amazon.com
Yatoshi 5 Knife Block Set, $130 (was $200), amazon.com
Ninja Personal Blender, $50 (was $70), amazon.com
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