We all know Amazon Prime Day can be fun-filled drama with plenty of impressive deals on games, tech, household electronics, and more. But, one of the most popular items during Prime Day is always lurking, always waiting, until before you know it. You’ve got four in every room and Alexa watches you while you sleep.
Yes, the Amazon Echo series of smart speakers are unbelievable popular and tend to be one of the flagship items during Prime Day sales. This year, we expect no difference with the brand new 4th generation Echo and Echo Dot just being announced for preorder. Although that won’t be out until October 22, we can still expect a few cheeky preorder offers and bundles. That also means that the 3rd gen stock is set to be a very hot item as it’s going to be so cheap. Even now, the Echo Dot is available on an early Prime Day deal for just $39.98, and you get an extra Echo Dot for free.
Confirmed Deals for Amazon Prime Day
Amazon has recently pushed out a new press release detailing some of the upcoming deals to expect during Prime Day, whether they be Lightning deals or long-standing. Some of the deals here to highlight for electronics include a massive discount on the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) just as we predicted. The smart speaker will drop by 60% on Prime Day, bringing it down to $18.99.
Upcoming Prime Day Deals
- Save 60% on the most popular smart speaker, Echo Dot (3rd Gen), just $18.99
- Get the Echo Show 5 for $44.99, Echo Show 8 for $64.99, and Echo Show (2nd Gen) for $149.99
- Take Alexa on the road with $30 off Echo Auto, now with Auto Mode in the Alexa App and Start My Commute features, just $19.99
- Fire TV Edition Smart TVs start at just $79.99. Plus, get the Insignia 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV Edition TV for $109.99 and the Toshiba 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition TV for $209.99
- Save $40 on Fire TV Cube and use your voice to control your entertainment experience, just $79.99
- Save up to 45% on Fire tablets. Get the Fire HD 10 for $79.99 and Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet for $59.99
- Save $75 on eero Mesh WiFi system ensuring you have whole home WiFi coverage, just $174.00
- Save $20 on Ring Stick Up Cam, just $79.99.
- Save 30% on Ring Video Doorbell devices and get Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) for $69.99
- Get Blink Mini Indoor Cam, just $24.99
- Get your smart home started with Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5, just $149.99
- Get an Echo Dot and LIFX Smart Bulb (Wi-Fi set up), just $18.99
- Save $50 on Kindle Paperwhite, just $79.99
- Save $35 on the Kindle Kids Edition, just $74.99
Early Prime Day Amazon Device Deals
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Right now, Prime members can get the Echo Show 5 for half-off its regular price. That’s phenomenal savings and a very cool device.
There are more amazing Amazon device deals popping up before the event on October 13-14, the most popular of which being the aforementioned 3rd Gen Echo Dot being available for $39.98. It with an extra Echo Dot at no additional cost.
Besides that, you can currently find a few impressive Echo 4th Gen smart bundles, including the likes of Philips smart bulbs, smart plugs, and everything else that you could consider smart. You can also preorder two of the new Echo or Echo Dot and receive a $20 discount on your purchase. If you’re interested in some other early deals, head on over to find out the best electronics deals we expect from Amazon Prime Day, and what we expect overall Prime Day 2020.
Best Amazon Device Deals to Expect on Prime Day
Echo Dot deals, 3rd, and 4th gen are confirmed already. Other than that, you can expect the majority of Amazon devices to go on sale during the 48-hours of Prime Day. This would include smart speakers, Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, Fire Sticks, and everything else Fire.
You should also keep an eye out for some cheap bundles combining some of these devices, as there is a decent amount of money to be saved by quickly having just one purchase of a 4K Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and Amazon Smart Plug. For example, the 2020 Echo Dot can currently be preorder alongside an Amazon smart plug for just $59.99. This also applies to the slightly more expensive and aptly named, Echo Dot with Clock.
What’s the Difference Between the 3rd and 4th Gen Amazon Echo Devices?
The biggest change you can see in the Echo and Echo Dot is the shape. The 4th generation of Amazon Echo smart speakers are now very spherically shaped devices, with both the Echo and Echo Dot sharing almost identical design choices, contrasting the previous-gen where the standard Echo looked like a tall speaker, while the Dot looked like, well a small dot speaker.
Another change is the additional audio quality. 3rd generation Echo already had decent audio, boasting Dolby powered speakers that could utilize 360-degree sound. The 2020 Echo will also be using Dolby audio, but with a few additional works along the way. There is a 3-inch neodymium woofer included that will upward fire, alongside two separate 0.6-inch tweeters to boost the sound. Much like the Echo Studio, the all-new Echo can sense the acoustics in a space, and tune the audio playback to fit perfectly.
Try not to get the new Echo and Echo Dot confused, considering they basically look the same. The all-new Echo will cost $99.99, while the Echo Dot is $49.99. Also remember that the 3rd gen models will likely be going on sale during Prime Day and Black Friday, but they are the old models, so stay aware before you make a purchase.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year put on by the online retailer Amazon. The event usually lasts around two days and is specifically there to provide deals to Prime members. What is Prime? You might ask. Well in case you hadn’t heard about it just yet, Amazon Prime is a premium membership system where users can get access to a wide range of benefits for a monthly or yearly fee. There’s Prime Video, next day delivery, exclusive deals, and much more.
Prime Day usually situates itself in the Summer, normally July, but with everything that’s been going on in the world, it now finds itself firmly in October instead. It is set to start at 00:01 AM on October 13 and ends at 23:59 on October 14, so you’ve got two full days of deals to race through when it finally launches. But, we’re here to help with everything Prime Day and will be covering all the new and exciting deals that we are expecting to pop up.
If you’re not already a member, now is the time to sign up and take full advantage of the event. A 30-day free trial won’t cost you a thing, and you’ll be getting access to all of the best electronic, gaming, and tech deals available during the two-day event for 2020. If you’re a seasoned Amazon shopper, then the 1-year membership offers the best long-term value. The $119/yr fee is well worth the many perks of Amazon Prime.
Early Amazon Prime Day Membership Deals
- New Prime Members: Free 30-day trial membership
- Amazon offers 1 month of Prime for only $12.99
- New Student: Free 6-month trial
- Students also get 50% off 1 year of Prime
Robert Anderson is a Commerce Writer for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21
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