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You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to find great deals on gadgets that will turn your house into a smart home. Like a lot of retailers, Amazon has been rolling back prices for early bird shoppers who want to stock up on must-haves before the holiday season kicks into gear.
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To help you get started, we gathered up some of the best Amazon deals on awesome devices from Samsung, Apple, as well as the Echo speakers, and other electronics that you don’t want to miss. Apart from offering deep price cuts and major markdowns, the items on our list include free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. If you’re not already a Prime member, sign up for a free trial to test out the service for 30 days ($12.99 a month after the trial ends). The membership comes with free access to Prime Video, the mega-streaming library that boasts tons of your favorite films and TV shows. Amazon also offers discounts for students and EBT cardholders.
For more gadgets, see our picks for the best virtual reality gear, most comfortable headphones, and best stereo speakers. Below, find our list of the great deals on a range of electronics for work, play, and more.
Not to be confused with typical earbuds, the Bose Sleepbuds II are specifically designed to help get your sleep routine in gear (and they’re currently discounted $50 on Amazon). These tiny earbuds feature noise-blocking technology, and soft silicone ear tips for a comfortable fit. Sleepbuds have a battery life of 10 hours on a single charge (enough for a full night’s sleep), and an additional three hours with the charging case. For an even better night’s sleep, explore the Bose Sleep app to find soothing, sleep-inducing sounds including tranquil, tonal environments, nature sounds, and Bose-engineered noise-masking sounds, which are designed to cover nighttime disturbances like snoring, loud conversations, or outside traffic. The app also lets you download your favorites directly onto the earbuds to customize your nighttime routine, and set personal alarms that only you will hear.
For those who prefer Android to iPad, you’ll save $50 when you buy this Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. Slim and lightweight, the 10.4″ tablet is equipped with an ultra-wide display perfect for movies, and more. The Galaxy Tab A7 features a front-facing camera and Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers for an immersive experience, placing you in the center of the action. With an ultra-fast processor, long-lasting battery, and up to 64GB of built-in storage, you’ll enjoy more streaming, browsing, music, and other content.
If you’re planning an outdoor movie night for Halloween, here’s a deal that you can’t miss. This Wifi Projector from Fangor is nearly 50% off the list price, plus an additional $70 discount when you apply the instant coupon. This 1080p Full HD projector supports 4K video and features a 10000:1 contrast ratio, 1920×1080 native resolution, and 8500 lumens for sharper images, and deeper color accuracy. And it’s an indoor/outdoor projector making it useful for the backyard, living room, bedroom, dorm room, and other indoor spaces.
Can’t forget about the iPad lovers. This fourth-generation 12.9′ Apple iPad Pro is currently on sale for $999. The iPad features an M1 8-core CPU chip with a powerful processor, plus 128 GB of storage, and includes a 12mp wide camera, edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, ProMotion technology, along with wide color and True Tone support. Other features include a 10 MP ultra-wide camera, a 7MP TrueDepth front camera, Face ID, and an LiDAR Scanner that uses light reflection to determine distance, and up to 10 hours of battery life. You can also pair it with Apple’s Magic Keyboard and other iPad accessories.
Here’s how to turn your iPhone into a mini gaming console. The Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller features clickable analog thumbsticks for a true handheld experience. Designed for iPhone X, 11, and 12, the mobile controller is compatible with cloud gaming services such as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW, Steam Link, and hundreds of popular mobile games including “Call of Duty Mobile” (iPhone only), “Fortnite,” and “Minecraft.” Need more gaming gear? Read our list of must-have accessories for gamers.
This wireless home security camera from KAMEP is a good alternative to Ring cameras. It’s equipped with a 166-degree wide-angle lens, 120-degree detection range, and a built-in PIR motion sensor so that it can detect even the slightest movements. You will receive security notifications directly to your phone, plus there’s a mobile app that allows you to speak to whoever rings the doorbell in real time (or you can pre-record a video message). If you’d rather not be disturbed, you can mute the indoor chime. The doorbell comes with two 18650 batteries, each of which lasts up to six months before needing a recharge. And the 128G Micro SD and Cloud storage let you store recordings for easy playback, no matter where you are.
From the crisp sound to the compact design, it’s probably no surprise that the Echo Dot reigns as Amazon’s most popular Alexa-enabled smart speaker. And you can’t beat the price. Through the magic of voice control technology, you can turn your home into a multi-functional space to stream songs from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, SiriusXM, and other platforms with the Echo Dot. The speaker is compatible with other Echo models for a fuller listening experience. You can also use it for audiobooks and podcasts, and add restrictions to make Alexa more kid-friendly. For more security, set up Guard for free through the Alexa app, to receive mobile alerts if your Echo detects a potential emergency such as a break-in, or the sound of a smoke detector.
With so many of us spending more time at home, it’s important to have a good wireless router. This AC1750 model from TP-Link is a solid choice and it’s currently on sale. The dual-band gigabit wireless internet router works with Alexa and other WiFi-compatible devices, as well as VPN servers. It features Gigabit and USB ports, and four Gigabit LAN ports, the latter of which makes it ideal for gaming. As far as the no-frills design goes, the base of the router has three external antennas giving you up to 2,500 square feet of WiFi coverage. Advanced WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption and parental controls help you keep your devices secure, and the Tether app allows you to set up your router, manage WiFi at home, or access it remotely through the cloud.