Amazon Prime Day is getting closer, and momentum is already building with early deals. July 12 is scheduled as the start of the two-day sales event, but you can bet some nice discounts will show up before then. We may see a slow crescendo of deals piling up or an occasional deluge. Other retailers are also likely looking to get into the mix, so keep an eye out for sales from Walmart and Target, the latter of which already has a “Deal Days” event planned for the same time period. While Amazon is obviously the star of its own show, it’s also worth mentioning that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members, while other retailers’ sales are open to all.
In the meantime, we’re rounding up the best early Prime Day deals you can get on smart home tech, TVs, streaming devices, and any other notable gadgets that come along. Some of the items may not be available at their absolute best prices, and others may receive deeper discounts once Prime Day kicks off, but for now, here are some of the best early bird discounts, sales, and deals on sale.
Deals on Amazon Echo devices
Prime Day is often one of the best times of the year to buy Amazon devices, whether you’re looking for Alexa-equipped smart speakers and displays or products from Amazon-owned companies like Ring and Eero. The bottom line is that if Amazon makes or owns it, Prime Day will most likely have the best price of the year outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- The jumbo-sized Echo Show 15 is available right now with a second-generation Echo Show 5 for a total of $249.99, the typical retail price of the Echo Show 15. The discounted bundle, which combines the larger Echo smart displays and smaller, it saves you $84.99 and you get a 15.6-inch screen for your wall, as well as a 5.5-inch screen for your nightstand.
Deals on TVs and streaming devices
- The Fire TV Stick Lite is a simple, entry-level device for streaming 1080p content through its built-in HDMI connector. This one might not surprise you with 4K resolution or fancy HDR video features, but it’s still an affordable way to stream Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus and the like. It’s currently on sale for $19.99 ($10 off) on Amazon, which is only about $1 shy of its lowest price to date.
- Amazon’s top-tier Fire TV Cube is on sale for $69.99 ($50 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. It’s a fast set-top box that combines a streaming device with a smart speaker, giving you easy access to Amazon Alexa and all the smart home functionality that goes with it.
- The HDR-ready 50-inch Hisense 50U6HF QLED is one of the few early 4K TV offerings that shows promise. Released in May, it’s currently available on Amazon for $399.99. That’s $130 off the regular price of the Fire TV-equipped TV and matches the best TV price to date.
Deals on Kindle e-readers
Deals on smartphone accessories
The occasional unlocked phone may see a solid discount during Prime Day, but accessory deals will most likely be up for grabs (even before Prime Day).