Get this Echo Dot + Smart Plug Deal
Amazon has sweetened the deal that they began offering last week. You can now get the 3rd-Gen Echo Dot + Amazon Smart Plug for just $39.99. That’s an extra $10 off the price from last week. The all-new Echo Dot is normally $49.99 on its own, so you’re essentially saving $10 on the Echo Dot and getting the smart plug for free, which regularly costs $24.99 on its own. That’s a total of $34.99 off of the pair. Also on sale is the Amazon Echo Show w/ Free Smart Bulb for $189.99, which is $40 off of its regular price.
Get this Amazon Tap Deal
The Amazon Tap is currently available for $34.99 through Woot. Unlike some of Woot’s deals for used or refurbished items, this sale is for a brand new speaker. The Tap is Amazon’s discontinued portable Alexa speaker that comes with a rechargeable battery built-in. The sound quality of the Tap is better than the Echo Dot, but not quite as good as the full-sized Amazon Echo. When you’re near WiFi, the Tap has nearly all the same Alexa capabilities as Echo speakers and can stream audio from all the expected sources. For when there’s no network to connect to, the Tap can serve as a standard portable speaker by connecting to your phone over Bluetooth or its 3.5mm auxiliary-in port. It’s a bit of a shame that Amazon never released a successor to the Tap. Mine still gets quite a bit of use as my go-to speaker for when I’m working in the yard, grilling, or just relaxing outside. At this new all-time low price, I’d recommend the Amazon Tap simply as a great “dumb” Bluetooth speaker. All of its Alexa capabilities are just a huge bonus. This sale is for today only or until they sell out.
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The all-new 3rd-generation Amazon Echo Dot has just gone on sale for $39.99, which is 20% off of its regular retail price. This is actually only the second time the new Echo Dot has ever been on sale, with the first sale being the multi-month long holiday deal that lasted from Thanksgiving through January. For an extra $10, you can get the Echo Dot + Amazon Smart Plug bundle for $49.99. The Amazon Smart Plug normally costs $24.99 and is used to add Alexa control to any outlet. The new Echo Dot is a significant improvement over the previous model, both in looks and sound quality. It’s available in Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone. If you just need to add Alexa to existing speakers, the Echo Input is still on sale for $19.99.
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Get this Sideclick Deal
Amazon has the Sideclick Universal Remote on sale for $16.99. This is a lightning deal that ends in a few hours, so be sure to get it immediately if you’re interested. These sales are rare and at just $2 more than the lowest price it has ever been in the past, this is a great deal. The Sideclick attaches to the side of any Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Stick remote to provide a column of 8 programmable IR buttons. I’m a big fan of this product and highly recommend it to anyone looking to reduce the number of remotes they use. Everything you need to use the Sideclick with any Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Stick remote is included in the box, so you don’t need to worry about buying the correct attachment. The only remotes that it does not work with are the Fire TV Edition television remotes. Even if you already have the new Alexa remote with power and volume buttons, the Sideclick can still be used to add even more functionality, since all 8 of its buttons can be programmed to replicate any functionality of your existing remotes.
Get this Fire TV Stick 4K Deal
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is sale for $39.99. This price is only $5 more than the lowest price that Amazon has ever sold it. The Fire TV Stick 4K is the most powerful streaming device Amazon currently sells. Even if you don’t have a 4K TV, it is highly recommended to pay the extra $10 to get this model instead of the regular Fire TV Stick, which is currently on sale for $29.99. That’s because the extra power will keep the device running smoother for the long haul and it has better WiFi connectivity, among many other improvements. It comes with the new Alexa voice remote with power and volume buttons built-in, as do all current Fire TV models. Also on sale is the Fire TV Cube for $79.99 and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99.
Get this Fire TV Cube Deal
Amazon has the Fire TV Cube on sale for $79.99. That’s $40 off the regular price of $119.99. The lowest the Fire TV Cube has ever been in the past on Amazon is $20 less than this deal. Like all Fire TV models in Amazon’s current lineup, this bundle includes the new Alexa Voice Remote, which includes power and volume buttons, but the Cube also includes an Ethernet adapter. Also on sale is the Fire TV Stick 4K for $39.99, Fire TV Stick for $29.99, and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99.
Get this Fire TV Stick Deal
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for $29.99. This is the 1080p Fire TV Stick that now includes the new Alexa Voice Remote, which has power and volume buttons on the remote. This is only the second time that the new bundle has ever been on sale. Considering the new remote itself costs $29.99 on its own, this is a great price. I think it’s worth paying an extra $10 to get the Fire TV Stick 4K instead, which is currently on sale for $39.99, because of the extra CPU power and improved WiFi. However, if you’re on a budget and/or don’t have a 4K TV, then the regular Fire TV Stick is still a very capable device. Also on sale is the Fire TV Cube for $79.99 and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99, which are both $40 off their regular prices.
Get this Echo Input Deal
Amazon has the Echo Input on sale for $19.99. This sale matches the lowest price that the Echo Input has ever been. The Echo Input is essentially an Echo Dot without a built-in speaker. If you plan to always have your Alexa device connected to external speakers, the Echo Input is worth considering over an Echo Dot because it is much, cheaper, smaller, and discrete. I personally have one connected to my TV soundbar as an “Alexa bridge” to allow the soundbar to be part of my whole-home audio group. The small form factor lets me tuck it out of sight. You can control the Echo Input by voice, thanks to its microphones, but I actually keep mine muted and just use other Alexa devices in my home to control the soundbar audio by saying “Alexa, …. on the Soundbar.” An Echo Dot is certainly more versatile because it can be repurposed in the future and used on its own, but if you value minimalism and just need to add Alexa to a speaker, then the Echo Input is the better option for many people. Also on sale right now is the full-sized Amazon Echo for $74.99.
Get this Fire TV Recast Deal
Amazon has just put the Fire TV Recast on sale. This sale is likely in correlation with the Recast’s newly added support for external hard drive expansion. The 500GB Fire TV Recast is sale for $189.99, which is a savings of $40, and the 1TB Fire TV Recast is on sale for $229.99, which is $50 off of its regular price. Both of these prices are just $10 higher than the lowest price that each model has ever been. Now that the Fire TV Recast supports external storage through its USB port, the 500 GB model may seem like the better choice, but keep in mind that the 500GB model has 2 tuners, while the 1TB model has 4 tuners. The number of tuners determines how many channels can be recorded at once.
Amazon has just put several of Toshiba and Insignia’s Fire TV Edition televisions on sale. If you’re in the market for a tiny TV, the Insignia 24″ 720p is on sale for $89.99. That is $10 less than it has ever been in the past. Both the Toshiba 32″ 720p set and the Insignia 32″ 720p set are on sale for $99.99. Those sales are both Deals of the Day, so they end at midnight tonight. The lowest price either of them has ever been in the past is $129.99. Specs and review scores on both the Toshiba and Insignia models are identical, so either go with the brand you have more faith in or the one that you think is more aesthetically attractive. Another good deal is the Toshiba 50″ 4K TV on sale for $279.99. That sale is $20 less than it has ever been in the past. Lastly, the largest sizes are both $349.99 for the Toshiba 55″ 4K set and the Insignia 55″ 4K set. Those are both all-time lowe prices as well.