Psst: Did you know Amazon has a hidden section devoted to secret sales on its own devices? It’s true! On any given day, the retail giant adds and removes deals from this secret hub on a handful of Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Kindle e-readers — and the savings are great. If you’re looking to build out a smart home or just want to read mountains of books on one goes-anywhere screen, you need to know about this page. Here are our current fave finds.
Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet features a 1,280 × 800-pixel display and impressive 64 GB of storage. You can also enjoy front- and rear-facing cameras to help you snap photos and videos in between watching movies, playing games and reading your favorite books.
“I’ve been using fire tablets since the 1st one. They are great for entertainment. Where it’s not necessary to have a prime account to use this tablet having one makes this tablet shine. It’s great for reading watching videos, listening to music and auto books and playing simple game, and shopping. The battery is outstanding the screen looks great,” said one happy customer. “It’s an outstanding value.”
This Insignia set is a Fire TV, allowing you to stream 4K movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, Sling TV, Paramount+, Peacock and more. Alexa is built into the remote, so you can simply find your favorite show by using your voice.
One user called it a must-buy. “Got this TV for my bedroom to get away and gave me time. Super nice size and was able to download all of my streaming apps on it. Super clear picture. Would recommend and would buy again.”
Want to catch up on your reading in 2023 the modern way? The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Bundle holds all your books but weighs just six ounces. It also grants you access to Amazon’s ginormous Kindle library — get thousands of titles delivered straight to your e-reader. Read for up to 10 weeks without needing a recharge (not a typo). The Paperwhite has a screen that looks like, well, actual paper, so you can get more of that real-book feel. This set comes with its own case and stand.
“When I read about the new Kindle Paperwhite I really couldn’t believe I needed another device, but I am an avid reader, and it just sounded great,” said a satisfied shopper. “I ordered it. I love it. It reads so much like a book, has more memory and holds a charge for longer. It was a great buy.”
If you have a big home, then you know the struggles of getting Wi-Fi to the far corners of the house. The Eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi router can cover up to 2,000 square feet of space and support more than 75 different devices at once. It’s Wi-Fi 6–compatible for the fastest speeds, and you can expand your network as needed to create a more reliable, more secure internet.
“I originally had a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Triband router, but since I have a two-storey, the rooms at the far back weren’t getting strong signal. The house is 2019 square feet, and even with the antennas (six of them), it still could barely reach the upper rooms. With the Eero Pro 6 mesh system, I only have one SSID and constant coverage. I’ve had absolutely no drops in signal, even with all my devices (7 DIRECTV stream boxes, six phones, three tablets, Smart thermostat, Echo Dot, three smart TVs). This was a great buy,” one user said.
The Fire TV Stick is an easy way to transform an older TV into a smart screen. Added bonus? It has Alexa built-in! Ask for the weather, search for a sow, or just dim the lights for movie night, all from the voice remote. Right now, it’s 25% off its normal price, with the 4K version also on sale.
“After years of using cable and then a Roku I decided to try out a Amazon Fire Stick, and we now have one for every television in the house! I think it works so much faster than the roku and offers much more. I appreciate being able to turn the TV off and on with it, change the volume, and the built in voice recognition is great when you don’t feel like typing,” one happy viewer said. “Something new I noticed is the Amazon product ads that you can click on from the TV, then it adds to your to your prime cart to purchase its a pretty cool feature.”
Home security doesn’t require a huge, expensive system. Sometimes all you need are a few small cameras to keep an eye on your home, whether you’re protecting against burglars or trying to keep Fido off the couch (even though you know he gets up there when you aren’t home). Available in both black and white color options, the Blink Mini is an easy-to-use, easy-to-expand security camera that’s on sale for just $25 right now.
“This product is great! I purchased this camera to watch my pets as I was going to be away for a long period of time on vacation. This camera is so easy to set up on my phone, it took about 3 minutes to set it up. The picture quality is great and you’re able to see everything through the camera on the app,” said one pet lover. “The night vision mode is great as I could still see everything and the picture was perfect. The camera never missed any kind of motion and I was always able to play back the videos in 30 second clips and save them to my camera roll if I wanted to!”
The holiday season just passed, and unfortunately many people found their packages missing from their porches. What’s the easiest solution? Installing a video doorbell! Not only does this give you an easy way to greet guests when they arrive (even if you aren’t at home), but it provides you with a real-time feed of anything going on around your home.
“We finally got a Ring doorbell when on a great deal over the holidays. The quality is great and it’s so handy to answer the door without getting up. Yes, that is a little lazy but most people are just trying to sell something so I’d rather stay comfy,” said one comfy homeowner.
Alexa can do more than just control your smart home. With Echo Auto, you can ask her to call roadside assistance, make phone calls, play your favorite tunes, or even open the garage door as you come home. Echo Auto is a useful tool that easily plugs into most vehicles. Right now, it’s on sale for just $45.
“I am in love with this product. I recently just purchased the 2nd gen after having the 1st gen for about 9 months. Let me just say that the second gen is far superior and there is a noticeable difference in not only voice recognition but tech service too!” said one driver. “This new device is faster with its responsiveness and can hear me say “alexa” even when I’m blasting the car stereo. It pairs well with all my smart home devices. I turn on the lights to my home and set the thermostat to my ideal temp all from my car upon leaving work.”
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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