, and of course, it lasts two days, not a single one: October 13 and 14. Not surprisingly, some Prime Day sales started early. Below are a few of the best, as curated by yours. One important thing to note: You must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to take advantage of these and most other Prime Day offers.
If you are a subscriber, you should seriously consider applying for Amazon’s Visa Prime Rewards card. Do it now films youyou can use for all future purchases. You also get 5% off almost everything you buy from Amazon, and for a limited time you can get 10% off select electronics. This includes the when you buy it with this card.
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Amazon Prime subscribers already have a pretty decent deal on the music streaming service: $ 8 per month, which is $ 2 less than Spotify, Apple Music and others.
However, if you haven’t tried the service yet, here’s your chance to enjoy four months for just a dollar. You don’t have Prime? You can get three months for a dollar. And if you were a Music Unlimited subscriber in the past, you can come back for $ 3 per month for the first three months.
At that price, the Blink Mini is within easy reach of CNET’s favorite Wyze Cam ($ 20 plus shipping). Both models perform quite well, although the latter includes free cloud storage, which the Blink does not.
However, you get a free Blink cloud storage trial until the end of 2020, and the upcoming Blink Sync Module 2 will give you local storage without a subscription for just $ 35.
Another great option: get the Blink Mini that comes with an Echo Show 5 for just $ 50. These two have a combined retail value of $ 125! Read the Blink Mini review.
This appears to be a 2020 version of the Toshiba Fire TV Edition that David Katzmaier reviewed last year. It’s hard to say exactly what’s different here, but the verdict then was “great prices, great voice features, great selection of Fire TV apps”. Picture quality, however, was not up to par with similar Roku TVs – and Katzmaier noted her preference for the latter’s interface, a feeling I share.
That said, a 55-inch Toshiba smart TV for $ 300? With mostly stellar user reviews (Best Buy customers)? At the very least, it’s worth a look.
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This is the lowest price yet, and it could be even better: use the aforementioned Visa Prime Rewards card and you’ll get 10% off, which will bring your price down to $ 40.50.
As stated above, you can also get the Echo Show 5 with a Mini Indoor Blink Camera for just $ 5 more. I don’t think the 10% cash back option applies, but it’s still an exceptional package.
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Amazon wants to put Alexa in your car. Is it worth $ 50? No. Is it worth $ 20? May be. Reviews of Echo Auto have been pretty mixed, partly because the price seems too high and partly because you can do a lot of the same things by voice-activated function with your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri. (I can’t say I’m crazy about sons either.)
That said, if you’ve been curious to try this out, I think it’s the lowest price ever (by many).
Read more: Amazon Echo Overview
Ooooh, wee! While you can stream Rick and Morty on Hulu and HBO Max, here’s your chance to own each season for half the regular price.
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It’s basically like buying one and getting one for free, because right now a single Dot sells for $ 40. This offer concerns third generation models.
More interested in the all new Echo Dot with Clock that Amazon announced last week? There’s already a deal up for grabs there too: it’s currently selling for $ 60, but you can save $ 20 on a colon clock bundle with promo code DOT2PACK. (That same code will save you $ 20 on a pair of new clockless echo points.)
Cut the rope! This deal is the lowest price ever. In fact, it hasn’t been this low since the holidays last year. For $ 130 you get the dual-tuner 500GB model. If you want the quad-tuner, 1TB version, it’ll only cost you $ 50 more. Read our Fire TV Recast review.
Another “lowest ever” deal, the Insignia is a current-generation 4K UHD TV (it was released this year) built around Amazon’s Fire TV interface. That means you get all compatible streaming apps and services, plus an Alexa-activated voice remote. There are also three HDMI inputs, to better accommodate your game consoles and so on.
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