Amazon Prime Day is getting closer and closer, and there is already some momentum with the first deals. The 12th of July is scheduled for the start of the two-day sales event, but you can bet on some good discounts coming up before that date. We can see slow business growth forming or the occasional deluge. Other retailers are also likely to be looking to join the mix, so keep an eye out for sales from companies like Walmart and Target, the latter of which already has a “Deal Days” event planned for the same period. While Amazon is obviously the star of its own show, it’s also worth mentioning that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members, while competing sales from other retailers are open to all.
In the meantime, we’re compiling the best Prime Day deals you can get on smart home tech, TVs, streaming devices, and any other notable gadgets that come along. Some of the items may not be available at their best prices – and others may receive deeper discounts once Prime Day begins – but for now, here are some of the best early-bird discounts, sales, and deals on offer.
Deals on Amazon Echo Devices
Prime Day is often one of the best times of year to buy Amazon devices, whether you’re looking for Alexa-powered smart speakers and displays or products from Amazon-owned companies like Ring and Eero. The bottom line is that if Amazon makes or owns it, there’s a good chance that Prime Day will have the best price of the year outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- The jumbo-sized Echo Show 15 is available now with a second-generation Echo Show 5 for a grand total of $249.99, the typical asking price of the Echo Show 15. The Discounted Bundle – which combines the largest and smallest monitors Smart Echo – saves you $84.99 and you get a 15.6-inch screen for your wall as well as a 5.5-inch screen for your nightstand.
Offers on TVs and streaming devices
- The Fire TV Stick Lite is a simple, entry-level device for streaming 1080p content via its built-in HDMI connector. This one might not blow you away with 4K resolution or fancy HDR video capabilities, but it remains an affordable way to stream Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and the like. It’s currently on sale for $19.99 ($10 off) on Amazon, which is just about $1 below the lowest price to date.
- Amazon’s top-tier Fire TV Cube is on sale for $69.99 ($50 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. It’s a fast set-top box that combines a streaming device with a smart speaker, giving you easy access to Amazon Alexa and all the smart home functionality that comes with it.
- The HDR-ready 50-inch Hisense 50U6HF QLED is one of the few early 4K TV deals that shows promise. Launched in May, it is currently available on Amazon for $399.99. This represents a $130 discount off the regular price of the Fire TV-equipped set and corresponds to the best TV price to date.
Kindle e-reader deals
Smartphone accessory deals
The occasional unlocked phone might be at a solid discount during Prime Day, but accessory deals will likely be ready to pick (even before Prime Day).