Amazon Prime Day 2022: The best deals on tech, 4K TVs, and more

Amazon Prime Day 2022: The best deals on tech, 4K TVs, and more

Amazon Prime Day is steadily drawing to a close, and there’s already some momentum building with early deals. July 12 is set as the start of the two-day sale event, but you can bet on some nice discounts before that date. We may see a slowing or occasional deluge of deals. It’s also likely that other retailers will want to join the mix, so be on the lookout for sales from the likes of Walmart and Target, the latter of which already has a “Deal Days” program planned for the same time period. While Amazon is clearly the star of its own show, it also mentions that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members, while competitive sales from other retailers are open to all.

In the meantime, we’re compiling the best Prime Day deals you can find on smart home tech, TVs, streaming devices, and other notable gadgets. Some items may not be available for their absolute best prices — and others may get big discounts once Prime Day begins appropriately — but, for now, here are some great early discounts, sales, and more. There are deals on offer.

Deals on Amazon Echo Devices

Prime Day is usually one of the best times of year to buy an Amazon device, whether you’re looking for Alexa-equipped smart speakers and displays or products from Amazon-owned companies like Ring and Eero. The bottom line is, if Amazon makes or owns it, there’s a good chance Prime Day could have the best price of the year outside of Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday.

  • The jumbo-sized Echo Show 15 is available right now alongside the second-generation Echo Show 5 for a total of $249.99, which is the typical asking price of the Echo Show 15. The discounted bundle — which combines the largest and smallest Echo Smart Displays — saves you $84.99, and gets you a 15.6-inch screen for your wall as well as a 5.5-inch display for your bedside table.

Amazon Echo Show 15 (along with 2nd-gen Echo Show 5)

The Echo Show 15 is a large, wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also has the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers.

Deals on TVs and Streaming Devices

  • The Fire TV Stick Lite is a simple, barebones device for streaming 1080p content via its built-in HDMI connector. It may not charm you with 4K resolution or fancy HDR video features, but it is an affordable way to stream Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and the like. It’s currently on sale on Amazon for $19.99 (a $10 off), which is just $1 shy of its lowest price ever.
amazon fire tv stick

Fire TV Stick Lite (2020)

Amazon’s simplest, most affordable streaming device is the Fire TV Stick Lite. It’s just as powerful as the standard Fire TV Stick, but its remote lacks some fine-grained options for adjusting TV volume.

  • Amazon’s top-tier Fire TV Cube is on sale for $69.99 (a $50 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. It’s a fast set-top box that pairs a streaming device with a smart speaker, giving you easy access to Amazon Alexa and all the smart home functionality that goes with it.

amazon fire tv cube

As a hybrid smart speaker and streaming device, the Fire TV Cube offers a ton of functionality and convenience for the price.

  • The 50-inch, HDR-ready Hisense 50U6HF QLED is one of the few early 4K TV deals that shows promise. Released in May, it is currently available on Amazon for $399.99. That’s $130 off the regular price of a Fire TV-equipped set and matches the best price a TV has ever seen.

Kindle e-reader deals

2019 Kindle (upgraded, ad supported)

Amazon’s most affordable e-reader that now includes a front light for the display. The tablet also offers support for Bluetooth headphones and is a bit more comfortable to hold than its predecessor.

deals on smartphone accessories

Unlocked phones can occasionally see solid discounts during Prime Day, but accessory deals are most likely up for the picking (even before Prime Day).

Deals on Services and Subscriptions

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