Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals: Echo, Buds, Fire TV
Prime Day, which takes place across two days, is coming next week.
The annual sale event is a marquee shopping day. It’s grown rapidly, in both popularity and its running length, since its inception in July 2015, with last year’s event bringing in over $7 billion in sales. That’s no surprise, though, as it usually offers some of the cheapest prices you will ever see on Amazon.
Amazon discounts many of its own devices to help drum up interest in other items on sale across the site. In fact, ZDNet rounded up our selection for the best Amazon device deals, as well as the best Alexa device deals, below. These are pre-Prime Day sales, so expect us to keep them updated through the full Prime Day(s) event.
My wife loves the Echo Dots that come with a clock. For any rooms where there’s an Echo Dot, now she can glance at it and quickly tell the time. It’s a small thing, but it works. In any case, if you want an baseball-sized Echo, now you can save $5
The first generation Echo Show 8 features an 8-inch HD touch screen display. It’s the perfect gift for someone, or to treat yourself, as you can use it to video chat with friends and loves ones. The gotcha? You might not want to buy it, because (as our review shows), the second generation Echo Show 8 jumps the camera from a terrible 1MP to a quite acceptable 13MP.
This is the first generation of the Echo Show 5, but if you want an Echo screen and you want to keep the budget down, this is the way to go. It’s $20 off and $25 less than the second generation Echo Show 5.
If you just have to take Alexa with you everywhere, Echo Auto is here for you. Echo Auto is designed to give you hands-free access to Alexa in your car, by connecting to the Alexa app on your phone. It’s now been marked down to $15 for Prime members, $35 off it’s original $50 price. So, vrooom!