Besides two-day shipping and the Prime truck that makes the world go round, Amazon has blessed us with today’s Prime Day premiere. You can snag the best Amazon deals from its in-house brand Echo — among others — during this two-day mega sale, which officially ends at the end of the day tomorrow.
For the uninitiated, Amazon Echo functions like a personal assistant and is smart speaker that responds to voice commands using Alexa. It comes in several generations that offer new technology.
Below, you’ll find our roundup of what to add to your cart in the next 48 hours. Some of these items were on sale last week (and may continue post-Prime Day, too).
We did the research, so all you have to do is sign up for a free 30-day trial Prime membership and let your e-shopping marathon commence.
Whether you’re in desperate need of music while deep cleaning your home — or want Alexa to give you the 411 on how old Ryan Seacrest is — Amazon’s Echo Dot has you covered.
Clad in all-new, fourth-generation technology, it comes in three sleek colors and delivers crisp sound. What’s more, you can turn off the lights, control your thermostat and even lock doors with its smart home-savvy capabilities.
If you’re looking for something other than AirPods (though we love them), the all-new Echo Buds mitigates background noise, compatible with iOS and Android, and can be hooked up with our bestie, Alexa. For more old-school listeners, the Echo Buds also come in a wired version.
Echo Auto, $14.99 (originally $49.99)
You can’t put a price on safe driving. That said, the Echo Auto — priced under $20 this Prime Day — is a convenient, Alexa-activated device to add to your vehicle. The Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C and road traffic, so you can switch your Spotify playlist, set a reminder and make calls hands-free.
No more moving out of frame on FaceTime — the Echo Show 10 HD Smart Display has built-in auto-framing and motion detection that moves with you. Not to mention, you can listen to newly released podcasts or have your cookie recipe full-screen on your counter.
More affordable and compact than the 10 model, the Echo Show 5 makes for a wonderful nightstand alarm clock or smart baby monitor. You can even purchase the Echo Show 5’s adjustable stand, on sale for $14.99 this Prime Day.
Below, find out more information about Amazon Prime Day, how to qualify for deals, and some noteworthy discounts to shop today and tomorrow.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the season, typically following Black Friday and Cyber Monday blowouts. To enjoy all the markdowns, sign up for a free 30-day trial of Prime here. After, you’ll be charged $12.99 monthly or $119 for the year.
How long will Amazon Prime Day last?
Prime Day falls on June 21 and June 22, but some deals will continue throughout the week. Check out our coverage for updates on the hottest deals and dropdowns.
What are the best Prime Day deals?
Besides top deals on Amazon brands like Echo, Fire, and Kindle, here are some trends we’re seeing this year:
- Up to 50% off air fryers
- $50 off AirPods
- 15% off Apple watches
- 40% off Beats headphones
- $200 off Roomba vacuums
- Up to 49% off Vitamix blenders