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The Best Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals to Look for

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High-tech gizmos and gadgets have always been a big part of Amazon's Prime Day sale event, which is set for Oct. 13-14 this year. Not surprisingly, the company's own branded electronics — including Echo smart speakers with Alexa, Fire tablets and Fire TV streaming devices, and Kindle e-readers — typically get the steepest discounts (and most attention). But there are other tech bargains to be had, if you know where to look. Here are some of the most popular electronics we expect to see on sale during this year's Prime Day event. And don't miss All the Best Deals to Look for on Amazon Prime Day 2020.

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Beats Solo Pro Headphones
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Beats Solo Pro Headphones

Sale Price: $200
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Regular Price: $300

Prime Day has a special meaning for audiophiles. For instance, last year shoppers could snag a pair of Beats Solo3 headphones for $140, more than half off the $300 list price. If you don't feel like waiting to see what Prime Day itself brings this year, you can save 33% on this pair of similar wireless, noise-canceling Beats headphones (price varies by color).

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Nintendo Switch
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Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo Switch is no longer the newest kid on the block, but it remains one of the most popular video game consoles out there. The Switch has been in and out of stock all year, and any holiday deals will go very quickly. Consider buying early to avoid the holiday rush.

Fire TV Recas
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Fire TV Devices

Sale Price: $130
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Regular Price: $230

Amazon tirelessly touted its Fire TV devices during Prime Day (and the holiday shopping season) in 2019. Last year, the voice-controlled Fire TV Cube, which streams 4K and HDR content, was marked down by $50, and savings on the Fire TV Recast DVR were even greater. This year, Amazon is already discounting the Recast aggressively ($100 off the regular price). Shoppers should also expect deals on the latest Fire TV Stick devices.

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Toshiba Smart 4K UHD Fire TV Edition
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Toshiba 43" 4K Fire TV Edition

Sale Price: $230
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Regular Price: $330

If you want a great deal on a TV, you're better off waiting for Black Friday, when retailers will be slashing prices on lots of models. But Prime Day is a chance to snag a name-brand ultra-HD TV on the cheap. This 43-inch 4K TV, already $100 off, comes preloaded with popular streaming apps for Netflix, Prime, and more, plus Alexa compatibility. Last year, an Alexa-compatible Sony 49-inch 4K HDR TV was marked down to $650 from $700.

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Laptops

With many students forced to attend school remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, is it any wonder that laptops have been hard to find this year? Be that as it may, we expect to see select computers on sale. Last year, a 14-inch HP Chromebook, with 4GB of memory, 32GB of internal storage, and a high-definition 14-inch screen, was marked down to $180 from $300.

Kasa Smart Plug
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Kasa Smart Plug

Sale Price: $27
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Regular Price: $50

You'll see plenty of Amazon-branded smart home devices on sale during Prime Day (more on that in a moment), but you can also find deals on other products, too. These smart plugs, sold in packs of four, can be turned on and off using the Kasa app or with Alexa- or Google-assisted voice control. 

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Amazon eero mesh WiFi router
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Security Cameras
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AmazonBasics Amplified Indoor/Outdoor TV Antenna
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TV Antennas

Although you've cut the cable cord, you still may want to see what's on broadcast TV. Keep that in mind come Prime Day. Last year, members enjoyed a 35% discount when they bought an AmazonBasics ultra-thin indoor TV antenna for just $13, marked down from $30.

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 All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with Alexa
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Alexa-Only Deals

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Here's a limited-time deal that doesn't require waiting for Prime Day: If you have the Alexa voice assistant but aren't yet a Prime member, you can score $5 in Amazon credit by using any Echo device to join. Just say, "Alexa, sign me up for Prime." And once Prime Day does roll around, you can get exclusive deals you won't find online by asking, "Alexa, what are my Prime Day deals?"

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Ecovacs DEEBOT N79S Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
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Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Sale Price: $200
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Regular Price: $250

If cleaning isn't your thing, then Prime Day is worth your time. Shoppers saw steep discounts on robotic vacuums such as the iRobot Roomba 690, which was marked down to $230 from $375. That model is now discontinued, but you can bet other robotic vacs by iRobot and Eufy will be on sale. The Ecovacs Deebot N79S is currently $50 off.

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Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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Echo Devices

Sale Price: $40, or 2 for $40 with code DOTPRIME2PK
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Regular Price: $50

In years past, Amazon's family of Echo smart home devices has been marked down significantly during Prime Day. In 2019, Prime members could snag a 2nd-generation Echo Dot for $22, more than half off its original price, so look for the 3rd-generation model — already on sale — to be discounted further as the date approaches. The full-size, second-generation Echo was selling for half off its usual price of $100 last year. Expect similar discounts on Echo devices big and small. Amazon is already touting the Echo Show 10 ($249), even though it's not available yet, and already discounting the Echo Show 8 ($105).

Samsung Galaxy S9
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Smartphones

If you're in the market for a new phone this fall, Prime Day might just have your number. Last year, shoppers saw a significant savings ($250) on an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, which featured a super-speed dual-aperture camera, edge-to-edge immersive screen, fast wireless charging, and 64GB of internal memory. With newer Samsung models released this fall, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, more discounts on older phones like the Galaxy S9 are likely.

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
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Kids' Tablets

Amazon's devices for kids, especially tablets for kids, also have been among the best sellers on Prime Day. The Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, which included one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-proof case with a built-in stand, and a two-year, worry-free guarantee, was marked down to $60 from $100. Or, you could buy two for $100. Expect similar discounts this year on the Fire 7 as Amazon makes way for the new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition ($140).

What Else to Watch For
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New Amazon Services

Amazon is getting into the gaming business with Luna, a new cloud-based service that promises unlimited access to games — including the popular Assassin's Creed, Sonic, and Resident Evil series — for $5.99 per month. At present, Luna is available for only a limited number of advance subscriptions, but that may change by Prime Day. Another new Amazon offering currently available only to select members, the Halo health and wellness tracker ($65), is worth watching for future availability and promotional discounts. Halo promises to monitor everything from your body composition to the tone of your voice (seriously) to keep you in optimal health.

Ring Pro
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Refurbished Amazon Electronics

Refurbished electronics are always a good way to save a few bucks, and Amazon is already discounting some Kindle and Ring devices ahead of Prime Day. You can find a refurbished Kindle e-reader (the basic version) for just $49, a savings of $30. Amazon is also discounting refubished Ring doorbells models, including the Ring Pro ($100 instead of $150) and Ring Elite ($200 instead of $300).