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Amazon Prime members, you’re in luck: The online retailer is having a special limited-time sale on tech gear and home and kitchen appliances. Here’s your chance to get some real mileage from your membership before Prime Day.
We found the best deals for Prime members, but if you want more, check out all of the deals here. Shop our favorites below:
If you’re sick of streaming video on your smartphone or laptop, the Fire TV Stick—which is on sale for $23, or $17 off for Prime members at Amazon—makes it possible to stream your favorite movies and TV shows on your big-screen TV via HDMI. Just plug this little guy into your TV’s HDMI port and get instant access to thousands of apps, including Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu Plus, HBO Now and so many more.
And the best part, its remote is Alexa-enabled, so you don’t have to go hunting and pecking to search for new movies and TV shows. Just hold down the microphone button, wait for a chime and speak into the remote. From videos to music and apps to games, Alexa will search for whatever you’re looking for in just a few seconds.
If you’re staying indoors for a few weeks, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro makes it easy to see who is at your door—even if you’re on the other side of your home. The smart home doorbell is on sale for $189, or $60 off for Prime members.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro features HD video, so you can get a good look at guests and delivery people from your smartphone or tablet, while its two-way talk feature makes it possible to have a short conversation with whoever comes knocking. This is ideal for social distancing at your front door.
“I was very pleasantly surprised at the camera field of view, as my doorbell faces the wall and not out towards my doorway as typical doorbells are situated,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “Due to this, I expected a limited view of only someone who was right at my door, but due to the fisheye style lens, I can see a person walking up to my walkway from a long distance off, which is simply fantastic.”
You don’t have to empty your bank account to install a professional home security system, thanks to the Ring Alarm Kit (five-piece model). It’s on sale for $149, or $50 off for Prime members at Amazon.
This smart home security kit comes with a base station to sync your smartphone or laptop to the security system, a motion detector for indoor and outdoor use, a range extender to widen your Wi-Fi network’s reach, a keypad to arm and disarm the system, and one contact sensor for windows or doors.
“Stupid simple to get set up. I ordered this alarm after someone tried to break into my house 3 minutes after we pulled out of the driveway. They'd been watching our house,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “But it was also the first time our son tried staying home alone. Terrified doesn't begin to describe it! He bolted when he realized the house wasn't empty. Two days later we had the Ring alarm and a Ring doorbell in hand. The whole setup took less than 20 minutes (including the doorbell). Plug in the parts, stick sensors to doors, use the app to walk through configuring them and you're done.”
Burglars beware: The Ring Alarm Kit is coming for you.
If you want a DVR without paying for a monthly fee, then the Fire TV Recast has to be part of your home entertainment system. It’s a DVR system that syncs to your smartphone, tablet or laptop via the Fire TV app, so you can record your favorite movies and TV shows and watch them just about anywhere. You don’t even need cable to record TV shows because this smart home device works with over-the-air digital broadcasts too.
There are two models on sale for Prime members. The Fire TV Recast 500GB model—which is on sale for $140, or $90 off—can record up to 75 hours of programming, while the 1TB model—on sale for $190, or $90 off—can record up to 150 hours.
On sale for $90, or $30 off for Prime members, the Fire TV Cube is the future of streaming devices. While it comes with an Alexa-enabled remote, the voice assistant is already baked into the Cube for seamless voice control. The device encourages you to use your voice to search for movies and TV shows, download apps, control your volume and to turn your TV on or off.
It’s also designed to be the centerpiece of your home entertainment system with compatibility with TVs, soundbars, cable boxes, DVRs and more. Now you can control your entire system with just your voice.
“I have all the Fire devices and this one seems to be the fastest,” another satisfied shopper shared. “What I love most is how it integrates with my audio receiver. I now no longer need the second remote. I can just speak my commands and it will turn on and off everything and raise and lower the volume. That’s all I really need. It moves very quickly in between apps. I also have the Recast which integrates into this.”
On sale for $159, or $40 off for Prime members, the Ring Spotlight Cam is an effective way to keep on eye on the outside of your home. This smart home device is an HD security camera with a built-in spotlight to surprise unwanted guests before they enter your home.
It also features two-way talk, so you can also surprise any visitors with your best scary voice. And much like all Ring devices, you can access everything on your smartphone or laptop via the Ring app. This is the wired version, so it needs a power source like a wall outlet to keep working. No batteries required.
“The picture and sound quality are great, and my spouse was able to hear my voice very clearly when standing in the driveway,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “The custom motion zones are also awesome (huge upgrade from the first Ring doorbell), which prevent us from getting false alarms from cars passing by.”
It’s not all tech gear and streaming devices on sale. Amazon has this eufy HomeVac Vacuum Cleaner discounted down to $90, or $40 off for Prime members with an on-page coupon. Get double the savings on this cleaning wiz.
This vacuum is a cordless model, so you don’t have to be bogged down with in-the-way wires when you’re cleaning your home. It runs for about 50 minutes on a single charge, while a large 0.9 liter dustbin easily pops out so you can dispose of dust, dirt and grime faster. This eufy HomeVac is also lightweight, coming in at just over five pounds. Not bad for just $90.
“So powerful and easy to maneuver. This is probably one of the best vacuum cleaners that I've ever owned and I'm not being generous here,” wrote an excited Amazon reviewer. “...It's cordless, light, and powerful enough to grab onto dirt and dust to suck it right into the bin. It is light but not cheap, it's definitely made of premium materials that you can feel and see.”
The Criacr Bluetooth FM Car Transmitter can convert your older car into a fancy smart car and it’s on sale for just $13.50, or $3.50 off for Prime members at Amazon. This device simply plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and works as a Bluetooth transmitter for your smartphone.
Just find an unused FM radio frequency and tune this device to it. Now you can sync your smartphone to your car’s radio via Bluetooth to stream your favorite music and podcasts or use turn-by-turn directions with Google Maps or Apple Maps. It even comes with two USB-A ports, so you can charge your devices on-the-go.
“I have an older Toyota Sequoia 2007, made before they started putting USB ports in all the cars,” another Amazon shopper added. “I love to listen to audio books ( have a long work commute) and was having to listen through my earphones. This device solved that problem. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and tunes into an empty station, on my car that's 89.7 FM and it's Bluetooth connects to my iPhones Bluetooth and I'm listening through my car speakers. Awesome. Didn't take an Einstein to figure out either.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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