17 top Black Friday deals on Amazon devices: Kindle, Echo, and more (2021)



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Amazon unleashed a multitude of Black Friday offers for its own devices. Are you looking for some smart gadgets to spruce up your home? There are plenty of options, ranging from a Fire TV Stick to an Echo Dot (including one for kids). Amazon also offers plenty of discounts for its line of Fire tablets and Kindle. To help make your shopping experience easier, we’ve rounded up all the best deals below.

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Kindle Deals

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Amazon’s Basic Kindle (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our favorite to suggest to most people. It has a 6-inch E Ink touchscreen with built-in front lighting that makes it easy to read in the dark. However, it’s not waterproof like the Kindle Paperwhite, and it only comes with 8 gigabytes of storage.

Like Amazon’s Fire family of tablets, the company’s Kindle Kids Edition too comes with a protective case, two-year, and one-year Amazon Kids + warranty at no cost (which allows parents to set reading goals and age filters, and add books to their children’s library. child.)

The Kindle Paperwhite Kids is the best option if you’re looking for something a little more durable because it’s waterproof. It also comes with a 6.8 inch screen, which is larger than the 6 inch screen of the Kindle Kids.

Fire TV offers

Fire TV Stick Lite

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It is one of the best TV streaming devices. If you’re all about Amazon, the Fire TV Stick 4K is a great choice, as its menus are skewed towards the company’s Prime Video service and purchasing content from its store. And as a third generation version, it is faster than its predecessors.

Don’t have a 4K TV? And you have no interest in making the switch? The Fire TV Stick Lite works well for standard HDTVs. We have tested previous HD models and it offers access to all major streaming apps. It’s also equipped with a simpler version of the Alexa remote which doesn’t have all the branded buttons for specific services like Netflix and doesn’t have a TV power or volume control; you will need another app for this. It allows you to control the content via voice commands.

The Fire TV Cube is designed for “hands-free” streaming via Alexa voice search (6/10, WIRED recommends). He struggles with this difficult mission, and a lot of people could be better off with a cheaper Fire TV Stick. Fortunately, it comes with a remote control. This is its standard discount price.

Echo Speaker Deals

Echo

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Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo (8/10, WIRED recommended) holds the title of best set in our roundup of the best Amazon Echo and Alexa speakers. Thanks to its orb-shaped redesign, it offers much better sound quality than previous Echos, especially for large rooms. It’s a great option for those looking for a speakerphone under $ 100.

If the adorable tiger and panda prints on the Echo Dot’s kids’ edition aren’t enough, it also comes with parental controls and great sound quality. It also includes one year of Amazon Kids + free, giving you access to games, Audible books, and other additional features.

Amazon Echo Buds

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The second generation Echo Buds (8/10, WIRED recommends) come with noticeable improvements during the first iteration. The new Echo Buds feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), a more comfortable ergonomic fit, and improved microphones for Alexa voice commands, making them ideal for use in loud environments. Or you can opt for the Echo Buds with a wireless charging case for $ 90 ($ 50 off).

Echo Glow is technically a smart night light, but its features don’t go beyond the ability to toggle between colors and adjust brightness, with controls via the Alexa companion app. Still, its small footprint and fun shades (like Disco and Underwater) make it a nice addition to a child’s room. But without built-in microphones, you’ll need to connect it to an Alexa-enabled device to control it via voice commands.

Fire tablets deals

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We consider the Fire HD 8 (7/10, WIRED Recommend) to be an excellent, very basic tablet. It packs a fast processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM and excellent battery life. And its compact size makes it perfect for travel. This version is 32 gigabytes, but you can also buy the 64 gigabyte version on sale for $ 75.

We crowned the Fire HD 10 (7/10, WIRED recommends) the best Fire tablet and our favorite budget tablet. Of Amazon’s entire line of tablets, it’s not only the fastest, but it also has the largest display at 10 inches (with increased brightness compared to last year’s model). The base model packs 32 gigabytes of storage, but you can also go for the 64 gigabyte model for $ 115 ($ 75 off).

For a bit more than the base Fire HD 10 model, the HD 10 Plus (with 32 gigabytes) comes with a few extra features, including wireless charging, 4 gigabytes of RAM (compared to 3 gigabytes on the Fire HD 10) and a soft touch finish. Need more storage? The 64-gigabyte version is also on sale for $ 145 ($ 75 off).

Fire HD 8 Children

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We rate the Fire HD 8 Kids as the best tablet for kids for a number of reasons. It has the same features as classic Fire tablets, plus a sturdy case and a two-year accidental drop warranty. As with the Echo Dot Kids, you get one free year of Amazon Kids +.

The Pro version of Amazon’s children’s tablets is a better option for those with an older child. It is larger than the HD 8 Kids tablet, offers the possibility of installing applications from a Kids application store (while giving access to parental controls) and the protective case is less intense.

Other devices

Eero 6 Mesh Wi-Fi Router

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The Eero 6 earned a spot on our list of the best mesh Wi-Fi routers for its simplicity. Simon Hill, Team Gear contributor, said it’s one of the easiest to set up. While it was too one of the slowest systems he’s tested (over longer distances), it still proved to offer fairly wide coverage and a stable connection. With this particular offer, you will get one Eero 6 router and two Eero 6 extension cords.

Amazon’s Halo isn’t our first choice for health and fitness tracking, but it’s useful for tracking voice tones. WIRED Senior Associate Editor Adrienne So said that despite her uneasiness with the idea of ​​the Halo, her ability to detect changes in her emotional and psychological states, through the tone of her voice, created a shift in her. own relationship.

Retailer sales pages and coupons

Want to browse the first Black Friday sales yourself? Here are some places with deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides and gift guides for additional ideas.

  • Amazon sale
  • Target Sale, Coupons
  • Walmart Sale, Coupons
  • Bed, bathroom and sale beyond, coupons
  • REI Get Up Get Out Sale
  • Best Buy Sale, Coupons
  • QVC Sale, Coupons
  • Kohl’s, Coupons
  • Moosejaw Sale, Coupons
  • Adorama Sale, Coupons

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