Multiple Amazon Black Friday Sales just went live this morning. One of the best deals among them is the Fire HD 10 tablet for $99.99. This is the brand new tablet that was just released last month. It’s normally $149.99 and this is the first time it has ever been on sale. I personally own this tablet and think it’s great. You can install the Google Play Store on it in literally a few minutes directly from the tablet itself. The base model comes with 32GB of internal storage, but there is also a 64GB version on sale for $139.99, which is normally $189.99.
Amazon has gone live with several of their Black Friday Deals earlier than usual. Among the deals are some of the Kindle models. The regular base Kindle is $49.99, which is $30 off of the regular price. The Kindle Kids Bundle is also on sale for $69.99. If you prefer to step it up to a nicer screen, then the Kindle Paperwhite is $89.99, which is also $30 off of the regular price. All three of these prices match the all time lowest that these Kindles have ever been. The higher end Kindle Voyage and Kindle Oasis models are not on sale, however, the Certified Refurbished Kinlde Voyage is $119.99, which is a new all-time low price.
Part of Amazon’s week of Black Friday Deals are the Kids Edition Fire tablets which are already live and on sale. The Fire 7 Kids Edition is $69.99, which matches the lowest price this tablet has ever been. If you prefer a larger HD screen and some power, then the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is $89.99. This is normally $129.99 and the sale matches the lowest price the tablet has ever been. If you’re planning to buy two tablets, you can save a little more by purchasing one of the numerous two packs. The Fire 7 Kids Edition 2 Pack is $129.98, which is $10 less than buying them individually. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2 Pack is $169.98, which is also $10 less than if pruchased individually.
The ecobee4 Smart Thermostat has just gone on sale for $199 on Amazon. This is the first time this thermostat has ever been priced this low. The ecobee4 takes Alexa compatibility further than any other smart thermostat. Not only can you control it through Alexa on Echo and Fire TV devices, but the thermostat itself is an Alexa device that you can talk to and give any Alexa command. It’s like having an Echo Dot mounted to your wall. The ecobee4 also just became the first third-party Alexa device to gain Echo Spatial Perception (ESP), which means it will integrate seamlessly with any other Echo devices you have so that two devices don’t respond simultaneously. The ecobee4 also comes with a separate remote sensor so that it monitors the temperature of more than one spot of your home and you can add additional sensors if necessary to make it even smarter.
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Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, a great console caliber game, has just dropped down to $1.99. This is the first time this game has been less than $4.99 in over a year. In Castle of Illusion, you play as Mickey Mouse as you journey across 5 worlds. The game is a beautiful remake of the side scrolling game of the same name, which was released on the Sega Genesis console. It’s compatible with all Fire TV models except the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick and, oddly, the Fire TV Edition televisions. It works with either a remote or game controller.
The games R-TYPE and R-TYPE II have both just gone on sale for $0.99 each. This is the first time either of these games has ever been less than their regular price of $1.99. These are classic side-scrolling space shooter games from the 80s that have been brought to the Fire TV. The games are compatible with all Fire TV models except the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. R-TYPE can be played with a remote control, but the sequel requires a game controller.
Audible just started a new promotion where you will receive $50 off any Echo when you start a one-year membership. The one-year membership gives you 12 credits that can be used to purchase any audiobooks and costs $149.99. The nice thing about Audible is that once you’ve purchased an audiobook with your available credits, you own it and can listen to it forever, even if you don’t renew your membership. After signing up, the $50 credit will automatically be applied towards your next purchase of an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, or Echo Plus. This promotion ends November 23rd, but if you sign up before then, you’ll have 3 months to use the credit, so you’ll be able to combine it with the Black Friday sale prices that are coming up. That means you’ll pay $29.99 for an Echo, $69.99 for an Echo Plus, or $129.99 for an Echo Show. This promotion is available to everyone and is NOT limited to new members only like many similar promotions.
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Amazon is running a new promotion that gets you a 3 month Music Unlimited subscription for just $0.99. The deal is only available for new subscribers to the music service. Note that you will not receive the usual 30-day free trial if you sign up for this deal. You can cancel online at any time and you’ll still have access for the entire 3 months. **hint hint wink wink**
The NVIDIA Shield TV is currently on sale for $169.99 on Amazon. This is the latest model that was released at the start of the year. It’s the package that includes both the remote control and game controller which normally sells for $199.99. This sale is the lowest price that the Shield TV has ever been. There have only been two other sales that I know of and they were both $10 more than this current sale price. The $179.99 package without the game controller and the $299.99 Pro model that includes a large hard drive are not on sale. The Shield TV is a very capable gaming and streaming device that runs Android TV and is a great alternative to the Fire TV if you’re looking to do things beyond basic content streaming, like running a Plex server on it or using it as an OTA recorder.
The Logitech K400 Plus keyboard with built-in touchpad is on sale for $17.99 at Amazon. That matches the lowest price this keyboard has ever been. Many Fire TV owners, including myself, swear by this keyboard as the best bang-for-your-buck keyboard for couch use. This is not a Bluetooth keyboard and instead uses a wireless USB dongle to connect. That means it will work with the Fire TV 1 and 2 out of the box but needs an OTG cable to work with the Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 2. This sale is part of a larger sale where multiple Logitech accessories are up to 30% off.