A Few Of Our Favorite Alexa Devices Are Already On Sale

Madeline Buxton
·5 mins read

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially set to kick off on October 13 (and end on October 14), offering eligible Prime members bountiful markdowns on a wide range of its top products (aka holiday shopping splendor across home, beauty, fashion, and high-techy electronics). And, as an early Prime-Day treat, the mammoth virtual retailer has already blessed us with big savings on its bestselling Alexa devices.

We're focusing on upgrading our living spaces while stay-at-home orders are still in full swing, and Amazon's actually useful smart assistant is ready to help. There's an Alexa device that specially designed to fit just about every lifestyle need, from living-room walls to kitchen countertops and even inside of cars. In short, there's a device for things you didn't even think you would need an Alexa for (like a literal microwave). As Amazon proudly put it across its homepage, "Alexa for everyone." Ahead, we breakdown each of these top Amazon-exclusive products along with the early access discounts you won't want to miss — be sure to watch this page for additional price drops as Prime Day nears.

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<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/36rVvs7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa</a></h2><br><strong>Earlybird Deal: Prime members get 2 for $39.98</strong><br><strong>Promo Code:</strong> <strong>DOTPRIME2PK</strong><br><br>There's no dancing around it: This fabric-covered Echo Dot (now available for early access) looks just as futuristic as you'd think. That's not a bad thing — it is a more stylish hockey puck that won't upset your living room aesthetic. Voice control your entire life with its smart speaker, song streaming, light changing, and hands-free calling with a single word: "<em>Alexa</em>..."<br><br><strong>Echo</strong> Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/30hQBK7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa


Earlybird Deal: Prime members get 2 for $39.98
Promo Code: DOTPRIME2PK

There's no dancing around it: This fabric-covered Echo Dot (now available for early access) looks just as futuristic as you'd think. That's not a bad thing — it is a more stylish hockey puck that won't upset your living room aesthetic. Voice control your entire life with its smart speaker, song streaming, light changing, and hands-free calling with a single word: "Alexa..."

Echo Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/2S6hlJ1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fire TV Recast DVR" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fire TV Recast DVR</a></h2><br><strong>Earlybird</strong> <strong>Deal: Prime members save $100</strong><br><strong>Promo Code: None needed</strong><br><br>This little black box isn't pretty, but it does serve a purpose: If you have a Fire TV edition TV, Fire TV-streaming device, or Echo Show, you can use Recast to DVR free, local programming. You're limited to recording up to four shows at once and streaming on two devices at a time, and will need to buy an <a href="https://amzn.to/2S9oFUp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:HD antenna" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">HD antenna</a> separately (but you can get a well-reviewed one for less than $30).<br><br><strong>fire tv</strong> Fire TV Recast, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2S6hlJ1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Fire TV Recast DVR


Earlybird Deal: Prime members save $100
Promo Code: None needed

This little black box isn't pretty, but it does serve a purpose: If you have a Fire TV edition TV, Fire TV-streaming device, or Echo Show, you can use Recast to DVR free, local programming. You're limited to recording up to four shows at once and streaming on two devices at a time, and will need to buy an HD antenna separately (but you can get a well-reviewed one for less than $30).

fire tv Fire TV Recast, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/2EGZANx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV Edition" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV Edition</a></h2><br><strong>Earlybird</strong> <strong>Deal: Prime members save $100 + free shipping</strong><br><strong>Promo Code: None needed</strong><br><br>It's 2020: you already know how cool a smart TV is, but Toshiba's is even cooler because it's on sale. Watch both on-air live television and all your favorite streaming content from the comfort of your bed. Just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and stay in on Friday. <br><br><strong>Toshiba</strong> Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV Edition, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/33bsPBj" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV Edition


Earlybird Deal: Prime members save $100 + free shipping
Promo Code: None needed

It's 2020: you already know how cool a smart TV is, but Toshiba's is even cooler because it's on sale. Watch both on-air live television and all your favorite streaming content from the comfort of your bed. Just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and stay in on Friday.

Toshiba Toshiba 43-inch Fire TV Edition, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/30dZO64" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Echo Dot" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Echo Dot</a></h2><br><strong>Earlybird Deal: Buy 2, save $20 off original price</strong><br><strong>Promo Code: </strong> <strong>DOT2PACK</strong><br><br>You'll need an Alexa-enabled device in your apartment to take advantage of the Echo Dot, which has been updated with light control and syncs with your contact list to make and receive calls. <br><br> Echo Dot, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3jd0lNl" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Echo Dot


Earlybird Deal: Buy 2, save $20 off original price
Promo Code: DOT2PACK

You'll need an Alexa-enabled device in your apartment to take advantage of the Echo Dot, which has been updated with light control and syncs with your contact list to make and receive calls.

Echo Dot, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/33aV2IH" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eco Sub" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Eco Sub</a></h2> <br>Amazon is making a play at becoming your go-to home stereo system. The Echo Sub, which is pretty affordable as subwoofers go, is all about that bass. Pair it with one or two Echo or Echo Plus devices to control music and create stereo sound.<br><br><strong>Amazon</strong> Echo Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your Echo [Echo Sub], $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0798KPH5X/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_1_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-8&pf_rd_r=Z9VKVK3JFZZ6E71H9F2V&pf_rd_r=Z9VKVK3JFZZ6E71H9F2V&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=7b888d1e-5c95-4403-b69f-f4fa19bacb35&pf_rd_p=7b888d1e-5c95-4403-b69f-f4fa19bacb35&pf_rd_i=9818047011" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Eco Sub


Amazon is making a play at becoming your go-to home stereo system. The Echo Sub, which is pretty affordable as subwoofers go, is all about that bass. Pair it with one or two Echo or Echo Plus devices to control music and create stereo sound.

Amazon Echo Sub - Powerful subwoofer for your Echo [Echo Sub], $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/2GkPAK1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Echo Flex" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Echo Flex</a></h2><br>If you don't feel like buying a pricy speaker or don't like the cylindrical Echo, but wished your existing speaker was a smart speaker, this affordable option is your best solution. The square-shaped device can plug into any outlet, and has a built-in USB port to charge your phone as you jam to your favorite tunes in the kitchen. <br><br><strong>Amazon</strong> Echo Flex, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/339V6bn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Echo Flex


If you don't feel like buying a pricy speaker or don't like the cylindrical Echo, but wished your existing speaker was a smart speaker, this affordable option is your best solution. The square-shaped device can plug into any outlet, and has a built-in USB port to charge your phone as you jam to your favorite tunes in the kitchen.

Amazon Echo Flex, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/2S5UIEP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Echo Show 5" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Echo Show 5</a></h2><br><br>The Echo Show 5 comes in a compact 5.5" smart display. There's also upgraded audio for when you want to watch music videos, as well as support for high-def video calls, and an option to stream. This device is ideal for anyone who doesn't have a TV near their kitchen or in their bedroom and wants to watch something while cooking or dozing off. Get yours with a 1-year sub to Food Network, or with an adjustable stand. <br><br> Echo Show 5, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2EFgfRp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Echo Show 5



The Echo Show 5 comes in a compact 5.5" smart display. There's also upgraded audio for when you want to watch music videos, as well as support for high-def video calls, and an option to stream. This device is ideal for anyone who doesn't have a TV near their kitchen or in their bedroom and wants to watch something while cooking or dozing off. Get yours with a 1-year sub to Food Network, or with an adjustable stand.

Echo Show 5, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/33b8wUP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fire HD 8 Tablet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fire HD 8 Tablet</a></h2><br>Don't want to look at your phone, but don't want to whip out your laptop either? Enter: the tablet. Amazon's all-new Fire tablet comes with USB-C for easier charging and is 30% faster thanks to new technology. <br><br> Fire HD 8 Tablet, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/36e0c8H" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Fire HD 8 Tablet


Don't want to look at your phone, but don't want to whip out your laptop either? Enter: the tablet. Amazon's all-new Fire tablet comes with USB-C for easier charging and is 30% faster thanks to new technology.

Fire HD 8 Tablet, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/2S7SXXK" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa</a></h2><br>It's hard to believe that a microwave (a microwave!) was one of the most hyped devices Amazon announced, but a few useful features make this smart kitchen must-have stand out.<br><br>For starters, the Alexa-enabled device has "quick-cook voice presets", meaning you can ask Alexa to start defrosting your chicken or heating up leftovers. There's also built-in "Auto Popcorn Replenishment" that lets you easily reorder kernels when your movie night supply gets low. <br><br><strong>Amazon Basics</strong> AmazonBasics Microwave, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07894S727?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=295787848768&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9041785515655898230&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9073497&hvtargid=kwd-525621057108&ref=pd_sl_hubpu20kj_e#locklink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa


It's hard to believe that a microwave (a microwave!) was one of the most hyped devices Amazon announced, but a few useful features make this smart kitchen must-have stand out.

For starters, the Alexa-enabled device has "quick-cook voice presets", meaning you can ask Alexa to start defrosting your chicken or heating up leftovers. There's also built-in "Auto Popcorn Replenishment" that lets you easily reorder kernels when your movie night supply gets low.

Amazon Basics AmazonBasics Microwave, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://amzn.to/34mmyT1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote</a></h2><br>Ah, smart gadgets: don't you just love them? With the new and improved Fire TV Stick, you can speak directly into the remote (like a robot BFF), and ask it questions or tell it to put on a specific channel. How 2020 is <em>that</em>? <br><br><strong>Amazon</strong> Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2S6v9Dr" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote


Ah, smart gadgets: don't you just love them? With the new and improved Fire TV Stick, you can speak directly into the remote (like a robot BFF), and ask it questions or tell it to put on a specific channel. How 2020 is that?

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $, available at Amazon

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