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Amazon Is Having a Huge Sale on Its Best Devices

Reported by WIRED:

Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are rarely expensive (at least unless you buy the luxe Kindle Oasis). They’re built to be affordable, and this week they’re on sale for Mother’s Day. We’ve compiled every decent deal on Amazon-branded devices going on right now. Some are close to 30 percent off, others less than 20 percent, but nearly every Amazon device is on sale in some way until May 13.

You’ll need Amazon Prime to get most of these deals. It costs $8 per month with an annual subscription and has a free trial. Most of you probably already have it, though.

Echo & Alexa Speakers on Sale


Amazon hasn’t held a big sale on its Echo speakers in some time, making it a good time to buy if you’re in the market. Read our WIRED Best Echo & Alexa Speakers guide for recommendations on what to buy. Our Best Smart Speakers guide has some Google speaker recommendations, as well.

Echo Speaker Sale:

Fire Tablets On Sale


We’re fans of some of Amazon’s Fire Tablets. The Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 are our two favorites, along with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (if you’re buying for a little one). All three are listed in our Which is the Best Fire Tablet? guide.

We do not recommend the Fire HD 7 because of its lower quality screen, sound, processing power, battery life, and camera, but it is also on sale this week and is dirt cheap, perfect for a kid. Amazon also has a free 30-day trial to its FreeTime Unlimited featuring kid-friendly games, books, and TV service.

Fire HD Tablet Sale:

Kindles on Sale


The Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite ebook reader. It’s just about $100 but still gives you a light and incredible battery life. But it’s not the only decent ereader Amazon makes. You can read about every Kindle in Our Favorite Kindles.

If you do buy a Kindle, check out Kindle Unlimited. It’s $10 a month, but you can read unlimited books (and listen to Audible books) for that price. If you’re an avid reader, the math is in your favor.

Kindle Sale:

Amazon Cloud Cam on Sale


The Cloud Cam allows you to monitor your home and do other things like allow Amazon delivery folks to enter your home. You can access video for the last 24 hours and it has features like night vision and two-way audio so you can talk to your dog at home, for example. To get more, Amazon has a subscription with features like person detection.

Cloud Cam Sale:

Fire TV On Sale


Amazon’s latest Fire TV supports Alexa and some advanced features like 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. Both Fire TV versions are now just compact dongles for your TV, and either easily tucks away without much hassle.

Fire TV Sale:

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