Amazon Prime Day 2024: best early deals on streaming devices, Kindles, and other tech

Amazon’s Prime Day 2024 is now right around the corner, taking place on Tuesday, July 16th, and Wednesday, July 17th. Fortunately, if you’re looking to get a leg up on deals ahead of the upcoming sales event, Amazon has already begun rolling out steep discounts on several of its own devices, including TVs, ebook readers, streaming devices, smart displays, tablets, and even Alexa-powered shades. The list of Prime-only deals is still relatively short for now, but it’ll explode to include thousands of products in just a few short weeks.

However, keep in mind that you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to take advantage of any and all Prime Day deals. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial as a new member, though, which will give you more than enough time to take advantage of the upcoming sale and enjoy other Amazon Prime benefits in the run-up to the event. Once you’re signed in to an account with an active subscription, you’ll gain immediate access to all of the deals below.

A black wireless camera mounted on a wall.A black wireless camera mounted on a wall.A black wireless camera mounted on a wall.

The 1080p Blink Outdoor 4 security camera offers support for motion detection, night vision, and two-way audio. There’s the option of local recording with the Sync Module 2, and unlike the third-gen model, it supports person detection and has a wider field of view.

If you’re looking to keep an eye on your home’s perimeter, a few Blink Outdoor 4 cameras ought to be enough. Thankfully, Prime subscribers can get a four-pack with a Sync Module 2 for $132.99 ($207 off) at Amazon, which is an all-time low for the bundle.

Blink’s 1080p security camera has a lower resolution than we’d like, but the image quality is said to be an improvement over that of the previous generation. The cam now offers two-zone package detection, too, along with an impressive two years of battery life on two AAs and people detection (if you opt for Blink subscription plan). You don’t need a premium subscription to record motion events thanks to the included Sync Module 2, however, since the add-on lets you record motion-activated video locally (with a USB stick) for free.

A Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 mounted outside the front door of a house.A Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 mounted outside the front door of a house.A Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 mounted outside the front door of a house.A Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 mounted outside the front door of a house.

The flagship Ring doorbell has the best video quality, good connectivity, and excellent motion detection. It works smoothly with Amazon Alexa, but is expensive, requires a subscription for most features, and doesn’t offer 24/7 recording.

Amazon-owned Ring has a variety of early deals on its smart home devices, like its flagship Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, which is being sold in a bundle with a Chime Pro for $199.99 (about $90 off) at Amazon.

The Pro 2 is a few years old now, but it remains Ring’s top-of-the-line model, offering some of the best video quality around and a square aspect ratio that easily shows a whole front porch (including packages). Its main tradeoffs are its higher price and reliance on a wired connection, but in exchange, you get speedy video response times. The bundled Chime Pro doubles as a speaker for notifications as well as a Wi-Fi extender to ensure the doorbell receives a strong signal.

The newest Ring doorbell adds better video quality, head-to-toe view, and speedy response times for a battery doorbell. It works great with Amazon Alexa and can record locally to a Ring Alarm Pro, but the battery still only lasts two months.

Amazon is also selling its newer Ring Battery Doorbell Plus in refurbished condition for $79.99 (about $48 off). This is our top choice among battery-powered video doorbells since it has quite a fast response time for such a model and also has a square head-to-toe view like the Pro models — albeit, at a much lower price. It can be installed just about anywhere since you don’t need built-in wiring, but keep in mind that its battery needs a charge about every two months.

The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro delivers high-quality video with adjustable, accurate radar-powered motion detection, 2,000 lumens of light, and a good digital zoom. It offers smart alerts for people or motion and works with Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and Ring’s excellent app.

Elsewhere in the early Prime Day deals on smart home security devices, a refurbished Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro is $149.99 ($65 off) at Amazon.

This model has remained the top recommendation in our smart floodlight camera buying guide for a few years now, and that’s thanks in part to its 1080p video quality, radar-powered motion detection, and very bright (2,000 lumens) aimable lights. Like all Ring devices, it’s meant to be used with Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem, and it pairs well with a Ring doorbell to offer another vantage point over a yard or driveway while also illuminating the space once motion is detected.

Amazon’s latest streaming stick is faster than its predecessor with Wi-Fi 6E and double the storage. It also now displays widgets and artwork when idle while continuing to offer Alexa integration.

Amazon is offering its latest Fire TV Stick 4K Max in refurbished condition for $29.99 (50 percent off) right now, which matches the streaming device’s all-time low. The preowned device has essentially undergone a factory reset — it’s been wiped, cleaned, and inspected — and it comes with the same one-year warranty as a new model.

The Max is the first Fire TV streaming device we’d recommend if you need a sleek option and can’t go with a set-top box like the Fire TV Cube. It’s considerably faster than the regular Fire TV Stick 4K, offers double the storage, and supports Wi-Fi 6E. It can also display artwork and widgets while idle — much like Samsung’s Frame TVs — and comes with an upgraded Alexa Voice Remote with shortcut buttons for popular streaming services.

A photo of Amazon’s Fire TV Cube on a TV stand.A photo of Amazon’s Fire TV Cube on a TV stand.A photo of Amazon’s Fire TV Cube on a TV stand.A photo of Amazon’s Fire TV Cube on a TV stand.

The hybrid Echo and Fire TV is faster than its predecessor with extensive hands-free voice control capabilities, support for Wi-Fi 6E, and excellent performance. Read our review.

Amazon is also discounting the latest version of its Fire TV Cube streaming box in refurbished condition for $94.99 ($30 off). You can get this for even a bit cheaper at Woot, which has the refurb Cube for $79.99, but that deal only has a 90-day warranty compared to Amazon’s one year.

The Fire TV Cube is Amazon’s top-end streaming device, blending a streamer with an Echo smart speaker — as the fabric-clad box features Alexa voice support to even control connected devices around your home.

Amazon’s Fire TV Omni features built-in microphones for Alexa commands and low input lag. It also provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and most major streaming services. Only the 65-inch and 75-inch models support Dolby Vision, however.

Amazon’s 55-inch Fire TV Omni is down to $349.99 ($200 off) at Amazon — which is just $50 more than its best price to date — while the 75-inch model is sitting at an all-time low of $699.99 ($350 off). They’re not the QLED-bearing Omnis, to be clear, nor are they the greatest TV for gamers looking to make the most of the high refresh rates on newer consoles. That being said, Omni TVs are decent for the money if you don’t care about any of that.

The 55-inch version of the 4K set doesn’t support Dolby Vision HDR (you’ll need a 65- or 75-inch model for that), but it still supports HDR10, HLG, and relatively low input lag. There are built-in mics for hands-free Alexa voice commands, meaning you don’t always need the remote to turn the TV on and find something to watch. Each TV also has three HDMI ports for connecting Blu-ray players, consoles, and other streaming devices, one of which supports HDMI eARC for one-cable external audio for supported soundbars and receivers.

Read our Amazon Fire TV Omni review.

The third-gen Amazon Echo Frames are certainly more stylish than previous models, but they’re also somewhat expensive when they’re not on sale. Thankfully, the smart glasses have dropped to just $169.99 ($130 off) at Amazon in all five styles with blue light filtering lenses, which beats their previous low by $55. You can also go for a pair of the Carrera, which are currently down to $269.99 ($120 off) for Prime members and available with darker shades for those who prefer sunglasses over a pair of traditional lenses.

In terms of features, Amazon’s latest Echo Frames offer decent battery life and integrated open-ear audio for calling, music, and podcasts, with a microphone for Alexa voice control. But there’s no onboard camera for easy POV snapshots and video, which you can get on similar wearables like the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.

Read our Amazon Echo Frames review.

The Echo Show 15 is a large wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar appointments, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also features the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers.

You can currently save quite a bit on Amazon’s biggest smart display, the Echo Show 15, when you buy it in refurbished condition at Amazon for $215.99 ($39 off). Amazon says the refurb model is fully functional and sports a “like-new” appearance, though it’s also backed by Amazon’s standard one-year warranty should you run into any issues with the hardware.

Thanks to its Fire TV integration and the included Alexa Voice Remote, the Echo Show 15 can easily double as a 1080p TV. This means you can use it as a kitchen companion when you need some entertainment or recipe help; it can also function as a family hub for viewing shared calendar appointments, the weather, and other info. You can even set up widgets to control any smart home gadgets you have, although it doesn’t quite compare to the Amazon Echo Hub in that regard.

Read our Amazon Echo Show 15 review.
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The Sony WH-CH520 offer a lot for very little. The on-ear Bluetooth headphones provide 50 hours of battery life and support hands-free voice assistants, including Google Assistant and Siri. They also offer multipoint Bluetooth support and can tap into Google’s Find My Device network.

Amazon’s invite-only deal on the Sony WH-CH520 is a great opportunity to get in some early Prime Day practice. The tan model will be on sale for an all-time low of $35.99 ($44 off) on July 16th and 17th; however, you have to be a Prime member and request an invitation to purchase them. If selected, Amazon will email you details on how to complete your purchase, which is how invite-only deals will work throughout the event.

The entry-level headphones are a step down from Sony’s WH-1000XM5 and even the WH-CH720N, but that’s forgivable considering the massive price difference. You’ll miss out on active noise cancellation, and because they use an on-ear design instead of a more traditional over-ear build, you might not find them as comfortable as other models. However, they should offer solid sound quality in a pinch, along with an impressive 50 hours of battery life. They also offer support for multipoint connectivity, Google Assistant, Siri, and Google’s Find My Device network.

An Amazon Music Unlimited subscription gives you ad-free access to millions of podcast episodes and over 100 million songs starting at $10.99 a month.

Right now, Prime subscribers who have never signed up for Amazon Music Unlimited can get five months for free at Amazon, while non-Prime members can score three months for free. After the promotional period ends, you’ll be able to keep the bathroom mirror concerts going for the usual $10.99 a month (or $9.99 if you’re a Prime subscriber).

For those unfamiliar, Amazon Music Unlimited provides ad-free, on-demand access to millions of songs and podcasts. It features unlimited song skips and offline listening, too, which is pretty standard for premium music services. What’s not standard is the service’s support for spatial audio and Amazon’s “Ultra HD” audio quality, which offers 24-bit, 192Hz streaming for 7 million tracks if you have the ears and hardware to pick up on the added detail. Over 100 million more support lossless CD-quality audio, too.

The 2023 Amazon Fire HD 10 sports a 10.1-inch 1080p display and 3GB of RAM, which is plenty if you’re streaming or browsing. It’s lighter than the last-gen model, too, and comes with support for both the Made for Amazon Stylus Pen and Amazon’s handwriting recognition technology.

Prime members can get Amazon’s latest Fire HD 10 in its base configuration with 32GB of storage and lock screen ads for just $74.99 ($65 off), which is $5 less than the tablet’s price during Black Friday. You can also upgrade to the 64GB model for $84.99 ($95 off).

The slate’s octa-core chipset and 3GB of RAM should be sufficient for reading Kindle books, watching Prime video content on the 1080p display, browsing, and even performing some light productivity tasks. However, the Fire Tablet HD 10 can’t quite measure up to an iPad or even Amazon’s other tablets. That said, it can be a nice starter tablet for a teen or anyone who frequents Amazon’s content and services with regularity.

Eero’s Pro 6E mesh router is the Amazon-owned company’s last-gen model. It supports the 6GHz Wi-Fi band with speeds of up to 1.3Gbps and covers up to 2,000 square feet with one unit. Wired speeds can go up to 2.5Gbps. Read our review.

Amazon has Eero Pro 6E routers in a two-pack for $259.99 ($140 off) or a three-pack for $349.99 ($200 off). Both of these bundle prices are new all-time lows, making Eero’s last-gen flagship routers cheaper than ever.

While the newer Eero 7 routers (which are also discounted, see below) are here to outshine the Pro 6E, spec-wise, they’re also much pricier. Eero’s aptly named Pro 6E are tri-band mesh routers that support the Wi-Fi 6E band, and a two- or three-pack of them can cover most sized homes (each router covers up to 2,000 square feet).

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A few more Prime Day deals you can shop right now

  • Feeling studious but don’t feel like scanning pages? You can get a three-month trial of Audible Premium Plus at Amazon to see if audiobooks are more your style. Normally $14.95 a month, the subscription gives you one credit per month to permanently add any audiobook you want to your Audible library. You can also freely listen to a rotating list of thousands of other titles and original audio experiences.
  • Amazon’s Luna Controller is matching its all-time low of $39.99 ($30 off) at Amazon. The wireless gamepad is designed for use with Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service, but you can use it with PCs, Android phones, Fire TV devices, and Apple devices via Bluetooth and USB-C. New subscribers get a month of Luna Plus for free with the deal.
  • Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 has dropped to just $54.99 ($75 off) at Amazon exclusively for Prime members, beating its previous low by $15 in the 64GB configuration with ads. The inexpensive tablet features an eight-inch, 1280 x 800 screen and serves up the essential Fire OS experience, which makes it easy to browse apps and games from the Amazon Appstore. Just know that’s really limited if you were hoping to tap into non-Amazon content, particularly given how lacking the Amazon Appstore currently is.
  • If your Wi-Fi 6E connection isn’t fast enough, you can pick up a two-pack of Eero 7 Max routers at Amazon for $849.99 ($300 off) or a three-pack for $1,299.99 ($400 off). The 10-gigabit system supports the new Wi-Fi 7 standard and offers enough throughput to support more than 200 simultaneous connections, which might be better suited for a bustling office than a home. Each tri-band router is also equipped with dual ethernet ports as well as Thread, Matter, and Zigbee support for easier smart home control.

Update July 8th, 2:37PM ET: Removed expired deals and added several new ones.

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