With fall just around the corner and the holidays fast approaching, there's no better time to upgrade your electronics to ensure those holiday playlists and movies will play without a hitch—or get a great gift for the techies on your list. With that in mind, we've combed through the bestselling tech on Amazon to find you the smartest buys on monitors, smart speakers, and much more. Whether you're heading back to school, tech-ing out your living room or home office, or just doing some end-of-summer shopping, chances are there is something on this list that deserves a closer look. Here's the rundown on the best Amazon electronics selling out right now.
Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!
This Fire TV Stick
It probably won't come as a surprise that the Fire TV Stick, a gadget praised for its easy-to-use interface and setup, is Amazon's number one bestselling streaming media player. This particular model, their most popular, comes with Alexa's Voice Remote technology built in, so using the buttons is (mostly) optional. What luxury!
$30 at Amazon
This Echo Dot smart speaker
Another no-brainer is Amazon's Echo Dot, which also features Alexa. This iteration of the Echo Dot is one of the most popular smart speakers in the world, due in no small part to its high-quality speaker technology, which produces incredibly rich sound, especially considering its modest size.
$50 at Amazon
This Roku Express
Roku's Express HD streaming media player is the leading competitor to Amazon's Fire TV Stick, and, like the Fire TV Stick, makes streaming media on your HDMI-compatible TV as simple as plugging in and connecting to the internet. If you don't want Alexa's voice recognition software built in, this is a great way to go.
$30 at Amazon
This HD monitor from HP
HP's most affordable HD monitors keep getting better, and this 23.8-inch, HDMI- and VGA-compatible model is no exception. The swivel mount allows for landscape and portrait orientation, which is especially handy when using it as a second monitor with limited desk space. And as a bonus: this model comes with built-in speakers that will likely put your old built-ins to shame.
$110 at Amazon
This Fire HD tablet
Amazon's flagship line of tablets has recently undergone a facelift, with a USB-C port for faster charging and a new, speedier 2.0-GhZ quad-core processor for smoother-running apps. This particular model has 32GB of storage and an 8-inch HD screen, comes in multiple colors, and can be yours for under a hundo. And if you're shopping on a budget, check out The 15 Best Amazon Gifts Under $15.
$90 at Amazon
This Wyze wireless home camera
Wyze Labs has been designing cutting-edge and surprisingly inexpensive smart home products out of Seattle for the past few years, and their Wyze Cam has shot to the top of the Amazon charts due to its versatility and low footprint. The Wyze Cam v2 comes with everything you would expect at this price, and more: motion-triggered recording, free cloud storage, even night vision (!). And since it's compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, it can easily be worked into your existing smart home setup.
$26 at Amazon
This Apple Watch
The Apple Watch needs no introduction–since being released in 2015, it has become the bestselling wearable tech on the market. Aside from stylishly keeping time, it tracks fitness and health metrics, receives and makes calls and texts, and keeps the wearer organized with easy-to-set alarms, notes, and calendar integration. This 38mm diameter model comes in silver with a white band or space gray with a black band, but you can always swap out the band for a different color.
$169 at Amazon
Apple's latest line of iPad tablets is more expensive than the Amazon equivalent, but for the additional money you get four times the disk space, a bigger screen, and Apple's suite of iOS software. For $400, this model also comes with an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, for taking crystal-clear video and stills (and looking your best on FaceTime calls).
$400 at Amazon
This Ring video doorbell
Want to know who's at your door before opening it? Ring's video doorbell technology has been around for a few years now, but their latest model has updated motion sensing, crisper night vision, and improved privacy settings. The 2020 version of Ring's video doorbell even comes in your choice of nickel or dark bronze to match your home's exterior decor.
$100 at Amazon
This Kindle Paperwhite
For those who prefer a dedicated eBook reader, Amazon's classic Kindle Paperwhite is still going strong, with a glare-free display that reads like paper in natural light, and a built-in adjustable light for reading in the dark. This model is waterproof, comes with 8GB of storage (plenty for a huge library of eBooks), and it comes in elegant colors like plum and sage.
$130 at Amazon
This Echo Show smart display
Like the Echo Dot and many of Amazon's home appliances, the Echo Show offers full Alexa compatibility. But while the Echo Dot and other smart speakers focus on playing music and audio, the Echo Show is a display as well as a speaker, and works great for making video calls, looking up recipes (and following them while cooking), and keeping up with the daily news.
$70 at Amazon
This Smart WiFi Router
Your router might not be the most fun piece of hardware, but that's kind of the point: a good router is designed to stay out of the way and remain unnoticed until something goes wrong with your internet connection. Amazon's bestselling router is this model from TPLink, and with almost 14,000 five-star reviews, it might just be the perfect linchpin for your home internet setup.
$62 at Amazon
This curiously cube-shaped power strip
At first glance, this little charging strip might look unremarkable, but its clever design is actual a major improvement on most power strips made for everyday use. With an included adhesive strip, 3 AC outlets and 3 USB ports, the Anker PowerPort Cube is a sleek solution for your typical cable clutter, and its modest dimensions make it a great portable travel power cord, too.
$20 at Amazon
This Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
When it's time for a little screen time, the Fire 7 Kids Edition is the leading choice of parents everywhere. The rubber bumpers make it safe and easy to handle for small hands, and the parental controls make it easy to limit the content and watching time. Plus, the included 1-year subscription to Amazon's FreeTime service gives your kids access to a veritable mountain of kid-centric apps, games, videos, and books—and for only an additional 3 bucks a month after the first year.
$100 at Amazon
This extremely simple Bluetooth receiver
Do you love your existing home stereo, but wish you could easily play songs or podcasts from your phone without a cable? Does your car have a standard AUX port, but no built-in Bluetooth capability? For a stunningly low 12 dollars, this Bluetooth receiver from Mpow brings your favorite home stereo or car stereo into the 21st century. Aside from pristine audio playback, the receiver also includes a built-in microphone that allows for taking distraction-free phone calls in the car.
$15 at Amazon
This Roku-powered smart TV
If you're in the market for a new television as well as a media player, this 32-inch, 720p offering from TCL, which is currently Amazon's bestselling TV, could be just the ticket—it ships with Roku's Smart TV interface preloaded, so you don't need to make a separate purchase. It's also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, too, so it will fit right in with almost any existing smart home ecosystem.
$130 at Amazon
This waterproof Bluetooth speaker
JBL's Flip 4 is a versatile and travel-sized wireless speaker perfect for taking along on any activity, indoors or outdoors. You don't need to worry about it getting splashed with water, either—the Flip 4's IPX7 water protection rating means that it should be able to withstand being submerged in a meter of water for 30 minutes. With 12 hours of playback per charge, and with enough bass and volume for most outdoor activities, the current generation Flip is a bargain at $80.
$80 at Amazon
This three-part WiFi system
As the name implies, TPLink's Deco Mesh WiFi system takes a cumulative approach to the problem of guaranteeing a good internet connection in larger or irregularly-shaped spaces. The Deco M5 3-pack uses three standalone units to create a mesh wireless network that covers up to 5500 square feet. And like traditional routers, one security system and password allows seamless internet access throughout the area covered by the three devices. Ditch your typical WiFi range extender and get ready to enjoy home internet access free of those annoying dead spots.
$170 at Amazon
This fancy cable modem
But enough about routers—what about modems? The number one bestselling modem on Amazon right now is this 3.1 gigabit Arris SURFboard, and with its balance of low price and high performance, it isn't hard to see why. Whether it's right for you likely depends on your internet service provider, though: the ARRIS SURFboard SB8200 is approved for use with Comcast XFINITY and Cox Cable, but those with other ISPs may want to look elsewhere.
$108 at Amazon
This solar-powered emergency radio
No matter where you live, being prepared in the event of an emergency power outage is a must. The FosPower Emergency Radio, which is Amazon's bestselling emergency radio device, is a solid first step. In addition to being a radio, this compact gadget boasts a flashlight, USB charger, and a high-powered SOS alarm. And it's not just solar powered—it can be self-powered via the attached crank arm, and it also takes AAA batteries.
$40 at Amazon
This extremely portable ASUS laptop
As the first bonafide laptop to make an appearance on Amazon's list of top-selling electronics, it's not surprising that the ASUS VivoBook sells for an incredibly competitive price while bridging the gap between netbooks and high performance laptops in terms of its features. Sporting a 64GB hard drive, 4GB RAM and a dual-core Intel Celeron processor with speeds up to 2.6 GHz, the VivoBook gives laptops that cost twice as much a run for their money.
$279 at Amazon
This cute pocket microscope
Carson Optical has been making binoculars, microscopes, and other optic technology since 1990, and this pocket microscope is a perfect place to start for amateur scientists and naturally curious people of all ages. With a magnification range of 60X to 120X, this microscope is perfect for viewing organisms and molecules that are impossible to examine with the naked eye.
$13 at Amazon
This versatile Bluetooth tracker
Always losing your keys? Is your cat a skilled escape artist? A few years ago, problems like these would have wildly different solutions. These days, there's the Tile Mate, a sleek little square that can be attached via a key ring to your most precious items (and even the collar of your furry Houdini). A 200-foot Bluetooth range combined with a powerful, anonymous network of Tile app users will help you keep tabs on your valuables, both in your home and in the outside world.
$22 at Amazon