Psst: Did you know Amazon has a hidden section devoted to secret sales on its own devices? Now you do! On any given day, the retail giant adds and removes deals from this secret hub on a handful of Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Kindle e-readers — and the savings are great. If you’re looking to build out a smart home or just want to read mountains of books on one goes-anywhere screen, you need to know about this page. Here are our current fave finds.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Essentials Bundle$240$260Save $20
Amazon Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router$169$200Save $31
Amazon Fire TV 43" Omni Series 4K UHD smart TV$267$410Save $143
Ring Video Doorbell 3$140$200Save $60
Certified Refurbished Echo (4th Gen)$72$90Save $18
Certified Refurbished Echo Show 8 (1st Gen, 2019 release)$99
Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 tablet$85$110Save $25
Want to catch up on your reading in 2023 the modern way? The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Bundle holds all your books but weighs just six ounces. It also grants you access to Amazon’s ginormous Kindle library — get thousands of titles delivered straight to your e-reader. Read for up to 10 weeks without needing a recharge (not a typo). The Paperwhite has a screen that looks like, well, actual paper, so you can get more of that real-book feel. This set comes with its own case and stand.
"When I read about the new Kindle Paperwhite, I really couldn’t believe I needed another device, but I am an avid reader, and it just sounded great," said a satisfied shopper. "I ordered it. I love it. It reads so much like a book, has more memory and holds a charge for longer. It was a great buy."
If you have a big home, then you know the struggles of getting Wi-Fi to the far corners of the house. The Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi Router can cover up to 2,000 square feet of space and support more than 75 different devices at once. It's Wi-Fi 6–compatible for the fastest speeds, and you can expand your network as needed to create a more reliable, more secure internet.
"I originally had a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Triband router, but since I have a two-storey, the rooms at the far back weren’t getting strong signal. The house is 2019 square feet, and even with the antennas (six of them), it still could barely reach the upper rooms. With the Eero Pro 6 mesh system, I only have one SSID and constant coverage. I’ve had absolutely no drops in signal, even with all my devices (seven DirecTV stream boxes, six phones, three tablets, Smart thermostat, Echo Dot, three smart TVs). This was a great buy," one user said.
If you're looking for an easy-to-use TV, you can't go wrong with the Omni series. Between the support for HDR and Dolby Digital Plus, the 4K resolution, and the easy access to more than one million TV shows and movies, it's a great set-up-and-go set. It comes with a lot of bonus features, too — and right now, it's $120 off.
"Bottom line: This is a great TV. Gaming in 4K and watching movies/shows looks amazing. There are a plethora of options to fine-tune the picture settings," said one happy viewer. "My favorite feature is the Smart-HDR setting which makes SDR look much more detailed and have better contrast. The FireTV OS is my favorite over everything else (Roku, AppleTV). Best purchase I've made in a long time."
Winter sales are in full swing right now, which means you probably have a lot of packages arriving on your porch. Few things bum you out as much as having one of those stolen, but with a Ring Video Doorbell you can catch the culprit in action — plus, you can greet guests from anywhere!
One resident of an um, "exciting" neighborhood said, "The Ring doorbell cam was so easy to install. Took my husband less than 15 mins. The camera works great! The motion detection is great! The two-way talk works perfectly and has been valuable. The Ring community is awesome, too. People post missing dogs/cats, suspicious behavior, people stealing cars, breaking into cars, gunshots, etc. So glad we made this purchase."
The Echo Dot 4th Gen looks a lot better than the old hockey puck design, but more than that, it produces a surprising volume of sound. You can even link multiple Echo Dots together for a sort of surround sound experience. Plus, if you have the Eero Mesh Router, you can use one of these as a mesh relay to further extend your Wi-Fi through your home.
One user was more than a little impressed. "I still can't believe how good it sounds. We stuck it in our showroom at work for some background music. Before a remodel we had a very expensive sound system that we no longer had room for after the remodel. No regrets, as this fills the entire showroom with great sound!"
Thanks to this Echo's 8-inch display, you can watch content, make video calls, and much, all while being able to make out what's happening on screen that much easier. Ask Alexa to show the weather, check the news, and much more.
"I love being able to connect to my video doorbell, watch recipes in my kitchen while cooking and make video calls without needing my phone. This is a great piece for any smart-home connoisseur, and an impressive starting point for someone curious about home connectivity," one customer said.
The Fire HD 8 tablet is a fantastic choice for a budget-friendly entertainment option. It can play video, a few games, and let you surf the web with ease — plus, it's a great Kindle alternative if you want a full-color display without paying Kindle Scribe prices.
"This is my fourth fire tablet. I have two older Fire 7's. One is more than 10 years old and still works. I use my Fire 10 most of the time. Wanted a newer model that is lightweight and easy to toss in bookbag or purse," one on-the-go user said. "This Fire 8 is a perfect size. Is just like brand-new. I like the USB-C charger. The tablet has a great screen and responds to touch quickly. Keeps a charge. I am really happy with this."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.