Amazon just officially announced the— and it looks very promising. The product pulls together a Fire TV video streamer and an Echo speaker with an IR blaster, all in . That latter feature means that it can control your TV and audio system just like an old-fashioned remote control. In other words — if everything works as planned — you can control your cable box, your TV and your sound bar with your voice, using Alexa.
The Fire TV Cube is scheduled to begin shipping on June 21 for $120. But for one more day, you can preorder it for $90 — that’s $30 off. But don’t delay: The discount ends today, Friday, June 8 at 11:59 p.m. ET, 8:59 p.m. PT.
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In addition to that limited Fire TV Cube offer, Amazon’s growing family of devices — Echo speakers, Kindle readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV ($69.99 at Amazon.com) media streamers and more — are already priced to move. But here’s a pro tip: Don’t ever pay the list price. On any given week, Amazon is often discounting at least one or two (if not more) of its devices.
To that end, we’re building a one-stop shop on this page so you can know when any Amazon product is meaningfully discounted at any time. We’re starting with the products that are on sale now, and we’ll extend the list as price changes warrant. This was originally published May 31, and last updated on June 8.
Note that, the retailer’s big mid-year sale event, is expected to occur around the second week of July. We expect nearly all Amazon devices to be nicely discounted at that time.
Amazon Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off): It’s not quite at its Black Friday low of $30, but the 20 percent off Amazon’s most affordable Alexa smart speaker is still a solid deal. And if you want better audio quality, the Dot has a line-out jack for a secondary pair of powered speakers. Read the .
Amazon Tap for $100 ($30 off): When it was first released, the Tap required you to touch a button before it would accept voice commands. But Amazon since added a software update that makes it voice activated, just like any other Echo speaker. And unlike other models, this one is fully battery powered, so you can easily move it around the house. Read the .
Buy two Amazon Fire 8 HD Kids Edition, save $50: Except for the foam case, the hardware of “Kids Edition” of Amazon’s 8-inch tablet is identical to the . But parents will love Amazon’s 2-year no-questions-asked replacement policy, and the fact that the company tosses in a year’s worth of the Amazon FreeTime service, which is chock-full of kid-friendly content. All in all, it’s two tablets for $210 — less than what you’d pay for a single iPad.
Amazon is also offering $50 off two Fire 7 Kids Edition tablets, too — but we think the 8-incher above is a much better deal.
Buy two Amazon Echos, save $30; buy three, save $50: The “Goldilocks” speaker in Amazon’s Alexa line, the 2017 Echo delivers a fuller sound than the tiny Echo Dot, and is more affordable than the . It retails for $100, but you can get a discount if you buy in bulk. Read the .
Buy two Amazon Echo Spots, save $40: We’ll admit it: The idea of a camera-enabled Echo speaker and viewer in our kitchen — and, especially, our bedroom — freaks us out, and it’s one big reason why we didn’t rate the Echo Spot ($129.99 at Amazon.com) higher. But thousands of Amazon user reviewers and many others are in love with this screen-equipped, Alexa-enabled gadget, which is basically a more compact and affordable version of the . It lists for $130, but if you buy two, Amazon is knocking off $40 ($220 instead of $260). Read the .
Amazon Show for $150 ($80 off): The Spot is cool, but the small circular screen can be a challenge if you want to watch long-form video. The Echo Show has a larger 7-inch rectangular screen — the same size as the — and it doubles as a standard Echo smart speaker, too. .
Up to 36 percent off Amazon Key Home Kit: Amazon Key is the retailer’s service that drops deliveries inside your front door — if you have a compatible smart lock and Cloud Cam ($119.99 at Amazon.com), and you authorize the company to have access (no more porch pirates!). It sounds creepy, but we tried it for a month and it was actually pretty cool. If you want to take the plunge, Amazon will knock $70 to $90 off a bundle that includes the Cloud Cam (normally $120) and your choice of smart locks, including the and the . Read the .
Buy two Amazon Cloud Cams, save $40; buy a 3-pack, save $70: Want to skip the smart locks for now, but like the idea of setting up some webcams in the house? Amazon is giving a discount if you buy in bulk. Read the .
Aside from trade-in, bundle and refurbish deals, we’re currently seeing no notable discounts on Kindle readers, Fire tablets or Fire TV streamers; when that changes, we’ll add them above.
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