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Amazon is celebrating the sixth anniversary of Alexa, its smart AI assistant, with a big birthday sale on its best tech.
You can score a bunch of great deals, including getting a Kindle for $49.99 ($40 off), and saving $30 on a pair of second-generation Echo Buds. It’s important to point out that this ‘Alexa Birthday’ sale doubles as an early Black Friday promotion. Amazon is offering some of its deepest discounts ever several weeks ahead of the year’s biggest shopping holiday. With shipping delays seeming imanent, this is a good time to get some holiday shopping done way ahead of schedule.
Almost every piece of Amazon gear is on sale right now, but the pair deals below stand out because they bring two of Amazon’s best gadgets — the Fire TV Stick 4K and fourth-generation Amazon Echo — to their lowest prices ever.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is marked down to just $24.99, which is 50% off. This brings Amazon’s latest 4K media streamer down to its lowest price ever. This pocket-sized device allows you to stream TV shows and movies from your favorite services — like Hulu and Disney+ — in the highest possible quality.
It comes bundled with the Alexa Remote, which has a built in microphone that you can use to search for the TV shows or movies you want using your voice. Alexa can also be used to control smart-home accessories, or provide answers to your questions. Amazon updated the Alexa Remote to include shortcut buttons to the most popular streaming services, so you can get to them in a tap.
The other standout deal is a $40 discount on the fourth-generation Echo, which brings its price down to $59.99. Again, this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for Amazon’s newest smart speaker, which boasts excellent sound, support for multi-speaker pairing, and provides easy access to Amazon’s Alexa. The fourth-generation Echo is also the first one to feature this new circular design, which makes the speaker look more modern and less like a gadget. At this price, the fourth-generation Echo is the smart speaker to get.
While these two deals stood out to us, we encourage you to check out the entire Alexa Birthday Sale, which contains dozens of additional discounts.