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Is Amazon having a calendar malfunction? Because today is Friday, Nov. 19 — one full week before actual Black Friday, Nov. 26. And yet the store just rolled out some of the best deals of 2021 on Amazon-branded gear: Ring video doorbells, Echo Show smart screens, Eero mesh routers and plenty more.
Two things you need to know. First, while some of these deals are scheduled to run through the end of the month (or even into December), some will expire on Wednesday, Nov. 24 — two days before Black Friday. Second, hot deals go quickly; even Amazon runs out of stock sometimes.
All this is to say, if you see something that's on your shopping list, grab it before it's gone or it expires.
Blink makes a variety of highly rated smart-home gear, including indoor and outdoor cameras, video doorbells and floodlights. Just about everything in the lineup is on sale right now, with discounts of up to $160 and some of the lowest prices on record.
For example, you can get the Blink Mini indoor smart camera for just $20, an all-time low. But there's an even better quantity discount: three Blink Mini cameras for $50.
Here's the complete list of Blink deals:
Blink Mini indoor cameras: Save up to $35
Blink Indoor cameras: Save up to $100
Blink Outdoor wireless weatherproof cameras: Save up to $160
Blink Video Doorbell: Save $15
Blink Video Doorbell and Outdoor cameras: Save up to $105
Blink Outdoor 3rd Gen + Floodlight: Save $40
In case you haven't been paying close attention, Amazon's Echo smart speakers and displays go on sale a lot. These deals — which are good until Nov. 24 — don't represent everything in that product lineup, but they do represent some of the lowest prices on record. Case in point: The new-for-2021 Echo Show 5, which you can now get for just $45 — a $40 discount.
Notably absent here are the larger Echo displays, including the Echo Show 8 and Show 10. Although deals on those devices haven't been announced yet, keep your eyes out starting Wednesday, Nov. 24. My guess is by Black Friday, they'll be discounted as well. And if not, Cyber Monday and holiday sales are just around the corner.
Echo Auto: Save $35
Echo Buds: Save $50
Echo Dot 3rd-gen: Save $20
Echo 4th-gen: Save $40
Echo Show 5 2nd-gen: Save $40
Echo Show 5 Kids 2nd-gen: Save $45
Echo Frames: Save up to $105
Here's the best thing I can tell you about the Eero mesh-networking system I bought a few years ago: I never think about it. Once it was set up, it just worked and kept on working, slinging strong Wi-Fi signals to all corners of my house.
Your mileage may vary, of course, but if you struggle with Wi-Fi connectivity, I can't recommend an Eero system highly enough. The single Eero Pro router is on sale for $140 (save $60), but consider the Eero Pro with two Eero Beacons for $223 (save $96).
If you don't feel the need to "go Pro," the standard 3-node Eero 6 system is on sale for $167.
It's a Fire sale, get it? Amazon's tablets are already a bargain at their regular prices, but many of these Black Friday deals are downright historic (and available until Nov. 30). For example, the current-generation Fire HD 10 (32GB) is just $75, a full 50% off and the lowest price ever. It may not have the polish of the latest entry-level iPad, but that model starts at $329 and doesn't offer expandable storage. You could buy four Fire HD 10s and still come out ahead.
A few other notable Fire deals right now:
Fire HD 8 (32GB): Save $45
Fire HD 8 Plus (32GB): Save $55
Fire HD 8 Kids (32GB): Save $70
Fire HD 10 Plus (32GB): Save $75
Fire HD 10 Kids (32GB): Save $80
Fire 7 (16GB): Save $15
Several of Amazon's Fire TV products (including the plug-in streaming sticks and Recast DVRs) are on sale for the lowest prices since, well, last year around this time. So if you're looking to raise your streaming game or record over-the-air TV shows, this is the time to pounce.
Worth noting: The new-for-2021 Fire TV Stick 4K Max has been on sale for $35 for about a week already, but it's the first discount since the product's September debut. This is the stick to pick if you want super-speedy navigation and support for console-free gaming.
Also worth noting: It's crazy to pay $18 for the Fire TV Stick Lite when for just $2 more you can get the Fire TV Stick, which adds dedicated TV controls (volume, power, etc.).
Here are all the Fire TV deals right now:
Fire TV Stick Lite: Save $12
Fire TV Stick: Save $20
Fire TV Stick 4K Max: Save $20
Fire TV Cube: Save $40
Fire TV Recast: Save $100
The Kindle-sale selection is slim right now, but what's there is good: The current-generation Kindle e-reader is down to just $50, tying the lowest price on record for only the second time. (If you're hoping for a Paperwhite deal, nothing yet — but stay tuned, I guarantee it's coming.)
Also available: The Kindle Kids for $60 (save $50) and Kindle Paperwhite Kids for $115 (save $45). These models include a colorful cover, an Amazon Kids+ subscription and a 2-year worry-free warranty. (Honestly, if you're thinking about the standard Kindle for $50, grab the Kids model for only $10 more. The cover and warranty alone are well worth it.)
If you're looking to replace an existing wired doorbell with one that's smart, look no further: The new Ring Video Doorbell Wired is on sale for just $42, the lowest price to date. (I think it was already a steal at $60.) With it you can get a live video feed from your front porch, get notified of movement and even carry on two-way conversations — all from your phone.
You can decide later if you want to add the indoor chime, which plugs into any AC outlet to give you the ol' "ding dong" that's otherwise missing, or just buy the doorbell with chime. Either way, the latter costs $30. (No Black Friday savings to be had, alas.)
More to come!
Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:
Headphones and earbud deals:
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, $100 (was $150), amazon.com
Video game deals:
Motorola Moto G Stylus, $270 (was $300), amazon.com
Smart home deals:
Kasa Smart Plug HS103P2, $13 (was $20), amazon.com
Kasa Full Color Smart LED Bulb, $10 (was $22), amazon.com
Deenkee DK600MAX Robot Vacuum, $150 (was $200), amazon.com
Shark Rotator ZU632, $328 (was $380), amazon.com
Herou Womens Mock Turtleneck, $15 (was $29), amazon.com
Ouges Women's Open Front Cardigan, $20 (was $29), amazon.com
Ultrean 8.5 Quart Air Fryer, $90 (was $130), amazon.com
Airpro Pasta Maker Attachment, $72 (was $128), amazon.com
Handcraft Grapeseed Oil, $14 (was $19), amazon.com
Shark HE601 Air Purifier, $300 (was $450), amazon.com
Lemomo Grey Blackout Curtains, $35 (was $44), amazon.com
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