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Amazon Kicked Off Its Prime Day Deals Early — These Are the Ones Worth Caring About

The two-day shopping holiday doesn’t kick off until June 21, but you can score deals on Amazon’s hardware right now

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Amazon has earned its reputation as the “everything store,” but the gadgets it makes in-house stand out on their own.

The company doesn’t discount its hardware too often, but it’s kicked off Prime Day 2021 with some early deals. Amazon’s two-day shopping holiday will take place on Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22 and feature thousands of deals across every category. We’ve rounded up all the details we know about Prime Day 2021 so far, and will continue to add more as they become available.

Below, you’ll find the best early Prime Day 2021 Amazon device deals available right now. In some cases, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to get the discount. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can get a 30-day free trial here. The trial includes all the perks you’d get as a paid Prime member, including full access to every Prime Day deal.

The Best Amazon Echo Deal

Amazon Echo

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The Amazon Echo (4rd Gen) deal stands out because it continues to be the best smart speaker available from any company — especially at this price.

It’s more expensive than the Echo Dot, but its audio hardware is a lot better: A three-inch woofer and dual front-firing 0.8 inch tweeters will deliver balanced, good sounding music at moderate volumes. You can connect the Echo to a larger stereo system via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio cable for an even better experience.

The Echo has Alexa, Amazon’s smart assistant built in, which allows you to connect it to smart-home accessories like lightbulbs and smart plugs.

Amazon is currently offering two Echo speakers for $119.98 with the promo code ECHOPRIME. One Amazon Echo (4th Gen) usually costs $100, so you save $80 with this bundle. If you’re looking for a pair quality speakers for your home audio setup, don’t miss this deal.

Buy: All-new Echo (4th Gen) at $74.99

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The Best Echo Buds Deal

All New Echo Buds

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Amazon released its Echo Buds (2nd Gen) last month, but Prime Members can save $40 by shopping right now. That brings the earbuds down to $79.99, or $99.99 if you want the version with a wireless charging case.

We’ve tried the new Echo Buds for ourselves, and found them to be a great value at their original price; at this deal price, they’re a steal. We liked the Echo Buds because of their dynamic, clear sound, solid active noise cancellation, and long-lasting battery. You can easily get a full day’s worth of music listening with them if you pop them into their battery case for a few minutes.

If you have an aging pair of true wireless earbuds, or have been waiting to cut the cord, don’t miss this deal.

Buy: Echo Buds (2nd Gen) at $139.99

The Best Echo Frames Deal

Echo Frames (2nd Gen)

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Amazon’s second-generation Echo Frames are its latest smart, wearable device — and they’re back down to their lowest price ever.

The glasses have microphones and speakers built into their touch-sensitive stems, which allows you to listen to music or audiobooks in a couple of taps. You can also access your media by asking Alexa, Amazon’s smart assistant. Alexa can also be used to make or take calls, provide answers to your questions, or control smart-home accessories.

According to Amazon, the Echo Frames (Gen 2) offer up to four hours of music playback per charge. That’s more than enough if you want to listen to some tunes on a walk without bringing headphones. They’re IPX4 water resistant, so they’ll be fine if you get caught in the rain, or accidentally splashed. You can wear these glasses with or without prescription lenses, and there’s even a sunglasses version if you plan to use the Echo Frames during the summer.

The Echo Frames (2nd Gen) are Amazon’s most ambitious wearable smart device yet, and a great value at this price.

Buy: Echo Frames (2nd Gen) at $249.99

The Best Amazon Auto Deal

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The Amazon Auto is an adapter that brings Alexa into your car, and it’s just $14 right now. Amazon is sweetening the deal even further by bundling this accessory with six free months of Amazon Music Unlimited, which typically costs $7.99 per month. That’s a combined savings of $83.

Once it’s hooked up via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio cable, you can use Alexa to play music from your streaming service of choice, or control smart accessories in your home. This allows you to turn smart lightbulbs on in your house as you’re pulling up, so you don’t walk into a dark space.

If you’re all-in on Alexa in your home, the Amazon Auto is a cheap way to add the same functionality everywhere you drive.

Buy: Amazon Auto at $49.99

The Best Fire TV Edition Television Deal

 

Insignia NS-32DF310NA19 32-inch Smart HD TV

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Insignia’s 32-Inch Fire TV Edition Television is the perfect set for a bedroom, dorm room, or mid-sized living room. Normally $199.99, this set is just $119.99 right now.

The 720P TV checks all the right boxes: It has three HDMI ports for maximum connectivity options, a DTS TruSurround audio system, and a thin, light design. Its standout feature is that it runs the same software Amazon developed for its Fire TV media streamers. This means means you can use its built-in apps to watch movies and TV shows, or listen to music quickly and easily.

The TV comes with Amazon’s Alexa remote, which allows you to use the smart assistant to turn the set on and off, adjust the volume, or go directly to the show or movie you’re looking for. If you need a TV in this size class, you won’t find a better deal than this.

Buy: Insignia 32-inch Fire TV at $199.99

The Best Amazon Smart Plug Deal

Amazon Smart Plug

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Amazon’s Smart Plug lets you control anything that’s connected to it via the Alexa app on your phone or an Echo smart speaker. Normally $24.99, the Amazon Smart Plug can be had for just $14.99 if you subscribe to Amazon Prime.

The Smart Plug’s functionality allows you to upgrade older appliances — having your coffee maker turn on automatically in the morning, for example. It can also help you confirm that you turned off an electronic, be it your TV or an iron, before you left the house. That peace of mind is well worth the Smart Plug’s modest sale price.

Buy: Amazon Smart Plug at $24.99

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