Amazon used to pretty much keep its deals and discounts to Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. But this year, the online retailer is joining the rest of the shopping world with week-long Black Friday deals, lasting until the day after Thanksgiving. Want more Black Friday savings? Here’s where to get the best Black Friday deals this year.
Amazon’s Black Friday sale is one of the best times of year to score big on Amazon’s suite of home devices. Whether you want to make your home more secure with a Ring Video Doorbell, gift your grandparents a Fire Stick TV with Alexa remote, or upgrade your kids’ tablets for at-home learning—Amazon’s Black Friday sale will save you money. Here are the best deals on Amazon’s home devices so far. Black Friday looks different in 2020—here are five things you won’t see on Black Friday this year.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
Fire Tablet and Kindle Deals
Amazon’s tablets are already more affordable than their main competitors because they serve as the company’s loss leader for its services. That means Amazon offers low prices on Fire Tablets and Kindles because they want consumers to use those products when purchasing Prime Video and Kindle Unlimited. Still, these devices are easy to use and have good battery life. Plus the kids’ version comes with a two-year guarantee if they break their tablet.
Fire HD 10 Tablet
The Fire HD 10 tablet is the biggest and fastest device in the Fire line. The battery should last up to 12 hours when browsing the web or streaming video, which is pretty impressive. This deal is on the 32-gigabyte model with ads. You can pay an extra $20 to remove the ads or $40 to double the storage.
Was:$149.99 Now: $79.99
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
The best Amazon Black Friday deal on a Fire tablet (so far) is this HD 10 Kids Edition. It’s exactly the same as the regular Fire tablets (see above), except Amazon made it worry proof. You get a rugged blue, pink, or purple case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. That means Amazon will replace the tablet for free if your kids break it. (That’s a relief.) It also comes with one year of Amazon Kids+, for access to kid-friendly movies, books, games, and apps.
Was: $199.99 Now: $129.99
This year, Amazon didn’t update the Kindle, but they are offering a serious deal on one of their most coveted models: the 2019 Kindle. The 6-inch E Ink capacitive touchscreen lights up so you can read in the dark. The Kindle offers more than a month of battery life, storage space for thousands of titles, and unlimited book subscriptions. You can even get free books from your local library and sync them to the Kindle.
Was: $89.99 Now: $59.99
Echo Dot Deals
Curious about trying out a smart speaker? Echo speakers are the way to go. Amazon keeps launching new Echo speakers, so you can find the size and price for your home. All of them allow you to use Alexa to check the weather, stream music, and control compatible devices. The trivia question of the day is a popular pastime in a lot of households. Here are 19 things you need to have a smart home.
All-New Echo Dot (4th Generation)
Amazon recently updated the Echo Dot to make it fully round and spherical in shape, which should project sound in more directions. The compact design also delivers better balanced bass and makes the speaker less obtrusive in general. If you have multiple Echo Dots, you can use them like an intercom from room to room. “Dinner is ready!”
Was: $49.99 Now: $28.99
All-New Echo Dot with Clock
Just like the Echo Dot above, but with the addition of a clock. It comes in twilight blue or glacier white to match your home’s decor. And yes, it also has Alexa for hands-free commands—just like all of the Echo speakers. Pro tip: use it as an alarm clock and ask Alexa to tell you the weather while you get dressed.
Was: $59.99 Now: $38.99
The All-New Echo is bigger than the Echo Dot, and has better speakers. It’s worth the extra money if you want to combine premium sound, a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, and a temperature sensor.
Was: $99.99 Now: $69.99
Home Security Deals
It’s never a bad idea to beef up your home security. Why not save money while doing it? Amazon offers several smart devices designed to make your home more secure. Here are 20 secrets a home security installer won’t tell you.
All-new Blink Outdoor Security Camera
Blink Outdoor is a wireless battery-powered HD security camera that helps you monitor your home via long-lasting battery life. You can see, hear and speak to visitors with live view, and using the audio features on the Blink app. Customize motion detection alerts on your phone so that you’re alerted on your terms. At $100 off, this is one of Amazon’s best Black Friday deals.
Was: $249.99 Now: $149.99
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro lets you see, hear, and speak to people at your doorstep from your phone, tablet, or (select) Echo device. You can also get notifications whenever motion is detected by customizing your motion zones. Live View lets you check in on your home any time through the Ring app. That means you get peace of mind while on vacation or in the office.
Was: $249.99 Now: $169.99
Echo Show 5 and Blink Mini
If you don’t want to install a smart doorbell, go with this combination of a Blink Mini and Echo Show 5. The Echo Show 5 connects to Alexa to give you vivid visuals on a five-and-a-half inch screen with full sound. The Blink Mini is a small camera with live view access. You can set up the Blink Mini anywhere in your home, and interact with what’s happening there.
Was: $124.98 Now: $49.99
Fire Stick and Eero Wi-Fi Deals
The Fire TV Sticks are ideal for anyone who wants to kick cable to the curb, but with all things Amazon, content is geared toward Prime Video and Amazon rentals/purchases. Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and YouTube access are included but not as easy to find as Amazon. Still, it’s easy to operate with voice control. As for Eero deals, this one will make your Wi-Fi stronger and more stable. A win for anyone working and learning remotely.
Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote
The Fire TV Stick 4k with Alexa Voice Remote is Amazon’s most powerful media streaming stick. Of course, you can use it to quickly access your Disney+ movies and favorite Amazon original content. It also offers a comprehensive video experience, so you can check home security cameras.
Was: $49.99 Now: $29.99
All-New Fire Stick Lite
If you want a deal, this is the most affordable Fire Stick. You can use it to control and access all of your streaming services (subscription fees apply) but it’s not compatible with TV control.
Was: $29.99 Now: $17.99
Eero 6 Wi-Fi System
If you have a larger house, or multiple Wi-Fi users (who doesn’t thanks to COVID?) Eero is an easy fix for a more stable wireless connection. You simply place the three nodes in different zones of your house to stitch together a more stable Wi-Fi network. It offers support for up to 75 devices. That’s a lot of entertainment and productivity at solid savings.
Was: $279 Now: $223
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