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The Prime Early Access Sale is officially underway, and as you might have guessed, nearly all of Amazon’s top tech products are discounted for the big October Prime Day event. But just because everything’s on sale doesn’t mean it’s all worth buying. Fortunately, we’re always testing Amazon’s latest hardware, and have picked out the absolute best deals you can get right now based on our own hands-on experience.
From Kindle e-readers and Ring security cameras to Fire TV streaming sticks and a ton of Alexa-compatible devices that will make your home smarter than ever, here are our recommendations for the Prime Early Access Sale discounts that are actually worth your money.
The Echo Show 8 is our favorite smart display, and a great living room centerpiece for video calling and staying organized. It’s a steal at nearly half off.
If you need a bigger smart display for keeping the whole family organized with sticky notes and calendars, the excellent Echo Show 15 is massively discounted right now.
Amazon’s smart glasses allow you to summon Alexa for help anywhere, and while they’re a luxury purchase at full price, they’re a very good value at this discount.
While it’s not the latest model, the fourth-gen Echo Dot is still one of the best smart speakers you can buy, and will add a lot of Alexa power to your home for just $25.
If you want something bigger, the fourth-gen Amazon Echo is our favorite overall smart speaker, and it’s at its lowest price ever.
A perfect nightstand companion, the Echo Show 5 is Amazon’s most affordable smart display and an especially great value at this price.
The base Ring Video Doorbell is one of the most popular around, offering 1080p video quality, motion detection, night vision and handy mobile notifications for staying on top of your home’s security.
The wired Ring Video Doorbell is your most affordable entry point into the Ring family, and it’s an especially great deal for less than $40.
The Kindle Oasis is our pick for best e-reader, thanks to its comfortable, easy-on-the-eyes design and vast book library, and it’s available at a huge discount for the Prime Early Access Sale.
Our lower-budget e-reader pick, the excellent Kindle Paperwhite, is an even better value now that it’s dropped to around $100.
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The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is Amazon’s most advanced streaming stick, offering excellent performance and slick 4K picture quality.
If you’re looking for a good TV on a budget, this popular Fire TV model will get you all of your favorite streaming services in 4K as well as a handy Alexa remote for hands-free control.
The Fire HD 10 tablet’s crisp display, good performance and app library make it one of our favorite lower-priced tablets, and it’s an especially great deal right now.
The Fire 7 tablet is the perfect entry point for younger users or folks who just need something basic, especially at this lowest-ever price.