Amazon Prime Day 2022: Best upfront deals on tech, 4K TVs, and more

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.

Amazon Echo Show 15 (with a second-generation Echo Show 5)

The Echo Show 15 is a large wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also has the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers.

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 Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick Lite (2020)

Amazon’s simplest and most affordable streaming device is the Fire TV Stick Lite. It’s as powerful as the standard Fire TV Stick, but its remote lacks some tweaked options to adjust the TV’s volume.

  • 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.

Amazon Fire TV Cube

As a hybrid smart speaker and streaming device, the Fire TV Cube offers a lot of functionality and convenience for the price.

  • 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

Kindle 2019 (refurbished, ad-supported)

Amazon’s most affordable e-reader that now includes a front light for the display. The tablet also supports Bluetooth headphones and is a little more comfortable to hold than its predecessor.

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).

Service offers and subscriptions

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