Amazon’s Black Friday Sale is in full swing. One of the best deals among the bunch 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.
The all-new Amazon Echo Plus is on sale for $119.99 as part of Amazon’s big Black Friday sale. The Echo Plus is available in Silver, Black, or White. While this may look similar to the 1st generation Echo on the outside, it is a completly new device that has new improved speakers and circuitry. The bigest differentiator between the Echo Plus and the regular Amazon Echo, which is also on sale today for the first time at $79.99, is that the Echo Plus has a built-in smart hub. This allows it to control many smart home devices, like Philips Hue lights, without needing to have any additional hubs. While supplies last, you’ll also receive a free Philips Hue light bulb with your order of an Echo Plus.
The Amazon Tap is on sale for $79.99 for Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. That price is $10 higher than the lowest price the Tap has ever been. The Amazon Tap is the only portable Alexa smart speaker in Amazon’s lineup. It’s built in batter and charging base lets you easily move the speaker around your home to where you need it and even take it on the go.
The Logitech Harmony Remote w/ Smart Hub has just gone on sale for $64.99 as part of Amazon’s early Black Friday Deals. This is the new lowest price that this remote and hub have ever been. Harmony remotes are among the few universal remotes that can control the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The included hub connects to the Fire TV via Bluetooth and the remote relays button presses through the included hub to the Fire TV. The remote connects via RF, so you still don’t have to physically point the remote anywhere, just like with the Fire TV default remote. Harmony has a detailed Alexa skill to allow for natural voice control of your entertainment devices.
The Element Fire TV Edition television is on sale again and back in stock. The 50-inch is $299.99, which is 45% off the regular price of $549.99. The 55-inch is $399.99, which is 37% off the regular price of $629.99. That’s the same as the door-buster price on Prime Day, which sold out in 4 hours.
All four sizes of these TVs went on sale Sunday morning. The 50-inch and 55-inch sizes, which were most discounted, sold out within a couple of hours. These current sale prices are slightly more than the prices a couple of days ago, but they’re still great and will very likely sell out again. Oddly, the 43-inch size and the 65-inch size are not on sale this time.
The Eufy Genie has just gon on sale for $19.99 for today only. This is the new lowest price that this smart speaker has ever been. You can read my review of the Eufy Genie, but it’s essentially an Amazon Echo Dot clone with nearly all of the same capabilities. My one and only major complaint of the Eufy Genie was that it did not have Echo Spacial Perception (ESP) but I have just discovered that it now does support ESP, so it works well with other Echo devices nearby. The only real issue with the Genie, compared to the Dot, is it doesn’t have access to some of the advanced Alexa features, like calling and messaging. Other than the lower cost, the main advantage of the Eufy Genie over the Echo Dot is that the Genie has a slightly better sounding speaker than the Dot. While I would still recommend the Echo Dot over the Eufy Genie for most people, it’s hard to resist at this price, especially if you’re fine with not having calling capabilities.
The people at UGREEN, who make ethernet adapters that are compatible with the Amazon Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 2, reached out to thank me for my articles and offered to give AFTVnews readers an exclusive discount on the two adapters that I’ve been recommending. The UGREEN Ethernet Adapter w/ built-in USB Hub can be purchased for 20% off using promocode AFTVDEAL at checkout. That brings the price down from $13.99 to $11.19. This is the adapter that I personally recommend over Amazon’s official Fire TV Ethernet Adapter because it gives you 3 USB ports in addition to an ethernet port. It works for both the new Fire TV 3 and the Fire TV Stick 2, but you will need to also use an OTG adapter, like this standard one or this mini one. The other discount is 30% off of the UGREEN Ethernet Adapter using promocode AFTVNEWS, which brings the price down from $17.99 to $12.59. This is the adapter I used to recommend before Amazon released their own official adapter. It doesn’t offer much over the official adapter, although its long cables do give you more flexibility with your positioning than with Amazon’s adapter. Both of these promocodes will expire tomorrow.
Some people have had trouble getting these adapters to work with Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. Myself and others haven’t had any trouble. I’m not sure why this is, so be warned that there seems to be some unknown variable that causes these adapters to not be recognized.
The 1st generation Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo has just dropped down to $69.99. This is the first time it has ever been priced this low. The price is usually $129.99, but it has been hovering around $89.99 during the last few weeks. If you prefer the look or the sound of the original Echo, this is probably one of your last chances to buy it at a discount. I personally think it’s a coin flip between this Echo and the new one when it comes to which one sounds better. I think the new Echo has slightly better sounding lowes, noticeable with bass heavy music, while the original Echo has slightly better sounding highs, noticeable with podcasts/news and music vocals.
For Amazon’s early Black Friday deals, they have the Wemo Mini Spart Plug on sale for $24.99. This is the new lowest price that this plug has ever been. This is Wemo’s newest WiFi plug model that improves on the previous design by slimming down the device so that two of them can fit on a single outlet. You can turn on or off anything plugged into this smart plug using either Alexa or the Wemo phone app. You can also use the button on the plug to manually turn the power on or off. Wemo devices, including this plug, do not require any type of smart hub, so all you need for this plug to work is the plug itself.
Several Prime Exclusive Phones have just dropped down this morning below their usual discounted price for Amazon’s Black Friday sale. The top of the line LG G6 Plus is currently $449.99. That’s $50 less than the usual Prime Exclusive price and a whopping $350 off the regular list price. The LG Q6 is on sale for $179.99, which is also $50 less than the regular price for Prime members, making it $120 off of the non-Prime price. The Moto X4 is $299.99, making this the first time it has ever been less than $300. That price is $30 less than the usual Prime price and $100 off of the non-Prime price. Lastly is the Moto E4 Plus on sale for $119.99, which is an extra $20 savings off the regular reduced price and $60 off the list price. All of these phones are available only for Prime members.
Several of Amazon’s Black Friday deals have just gone live. Included are all time low prices for every size of Element Fire TV Edition televisions. The 43-inch TV is $382.49, down from $449.99. The 50-inch is $254.99, down from $549.99. The 55-inch is $339.99, down from $629.99. The 65-inch is $764.99, down from $899.99. These prices are all the lowest these TVs have ever been.
50-inch and 55-inch have mostly sold out but are occasionally coming back into stock briefly. Be sure to purchase quickly if you want any of these and see them available.
It looks like this deal is over. If you missed out, we may see the deal return this Thursday morning when most Black Friday deals go live.
QVC currently has the Amazon Echo Show for $179.99. This price matches the upcoming Amazon Black Friday price that will go live later this week. This is the new lowest price the Echo Show has ever been. This QVC sale is arguably better than waiting to purchase from Amazon because QVC is bundling in several freebies with the purchase. Included with the Echo Show is a TP-Link Smart Plug (currently $29.9 on Amazon). Also included is a 3 month Amazon Music Unlimited Family Subscription and 3 Audible audiobooks, plus a few other extras.
As part of Amazon’s Black Friday Sales that have just gone live are both packs of the NVIDIA Shield TV. If you don’t need a game controller, the NVIDIA Shield TV w/ remote is $149 or $152. This is the new package with only a remote that is normally $179 and this is the first time it has ever gone on sale. If you do want a game controller for not much more, the NVIDIA Shield TV w/ controller and remote is $169.99. That package is normally $199.99 and this sale price matches the lowest price it has ever been.
The bundle without a game controller has been flipping between $152 and $149.
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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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.