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Attention all shoppers, Black Friday is almost here!
The list of predictions for Amazon Black Friday deals is already getting long. Although November 29 is officially the day when you will find some of the best prices on holiday gifts, this year’s early discounts start much earlier (some already started as early as November 1!)
It’s time to look into the anticipated discounts and see what you’ll want to get a jump on. Look out for deals on the following items and check for pre-order deals on products set for release on or before Black Friday. Keep an eye out for any bundles offered, too.
Echo Dot With Clock
The latest of the Echo Dot iterations, the Echo Dot with Clock already has a 4.6-star rating. In addition to the prior Dots’ features (calling friends, listening to music, checking the news, etc.), this device shows the time, weather and easily sets timers. The user’s voice controls a range of smart home devices. Echo Dot lets you listen to or delete your recordings whenever you wish. Simply push the “mic off” button to cut the microphones off for privacy from Alexa’s ears. It comes in four attractive colors and is offered on its own or in a bundle with a discount smart plug. Buy it here. Make it child-friendly.
Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series 5 was just released in September 2019 and is sure to be one of the most sought-after Amazon Black Friday deals. It ranks as an Amazon’s Choice product with 4.2 out of 5 stars’ rating. With a 30% larger retina display screen that never turns off, the Apple Watch 5 includes features such as GPS, fall detection, fitness goals/activity tracking, phone calls, music streaming, emergency SOS and more. Comes with a choice of two size bands, a charger cube and a cord. Connects with your phone’s Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi, or with cellular service you can leave your phone behind. Waterproof up to 50 meters. One charge gives you up to 18 hours of battery. Buy it here.
Fire TV Stick 4K
Tell Alexa what to put on, sit down and enjoy over 500,000 television episodes and movies from HBO, ESPN, NBC, Prime Video, Netflix, Sling, Hulu and more. Stream live TV, sports and news, or tell Alexa to play your favorite song, artist or playlist. (Some may require subscriptions). The Fire TV Stick 4K even lets you control smart home devices, check on live camera feeds and adjust lights or thermostats. The best part is that set up is easy. Comes in a bundle with an Echo Dot; watch for Black Friday deals on this and similar bundles. Buy it here.
Echo Show 8
The brand-new Echo Show 8 lets you ask Alexa to show you everything from your vacation photo album to recipes or today’s weather on an ample 8-inch screen with full stereo sound.
The latest Echo Show iteration with high-definition 8″ smart display and Alexa also connects you to video calls and messages, shows you other rooms in the house via Drop-In, dims your smart home lights on voice command, streams music,and more. Hear and delete your household’s recordings or open and shut mic/camera as you wish for extra privacy. Available in charcoal and sandstone. Buy it here.
Nintendo Switch Lite
Fully portable, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a lighter, less bulky handheld video game device than its predecessor. Perfect for road trips or long lines at the store, toss this baby in the family travel bag and you can’t go wrong. Works with all Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode. Comes in four types; compare the features of each one. Buy it here.
Give your dearest music lovers the new Echo Buds this holiday season. Wireless with immersive sound, active noise reduction and Alexa, Echo Buds do it all. Go hands-free with Alexa to get directions to a new lunch spot, play your favorite workout tunes, ask Siri a question, make phone calls or listen to an audio book on the train to work. Use Bose Active Noise Reduction technology to drown out extraneous noise or pass-through mode when you want to stay aware. Comes with three sizes of customizable ear tips and a charging case. Buy it here.
Furbo Dog Camera
An Amazon Black Friday steal for the pet lover! Peek in on your fur babies during the work day or while you run errands with the Furbo Dog Camera. Not only can you check up on Fido visually, but you can speak to him through two-way audio, toss him a treat and detect when he’s barking. Equipped with night vision and a 160 degree, wide-angle view. Every camera comes with a 90-day trial of cloud recording, daily diary entries and smart alerts. Watch the fun. Buy it here.
Fire HD 10 Tablet
The all-new Fire HD 10 Tablet is 30% faster than its last iteration, has a longer battery life (up to 12 hours) and enhanced Wi-Fi to bring more videos, games and movies to life than ever. Enjoy hands-free Alexa prompting, video recording facing both front and back, picture-in-picture viewing of your favorite shows and movies and a one-year limited warranty. Comes in black, white, plum and twilight blue. Buy it here.
The Echo Flex is a plug-in smart speaker designed to bring Alexa functionality to rooms or areas of your home where she normally couldn’t reach. As long as you’ve got a working outlet to plug into, the Flex (and Alexa) can work! Speak to Alexa just as you would in other areas for activation of smart home devices or getting information like weather, making phone calls and requesting music. Disconnect the mic as you wish for privacy. Charge your phone or other devices/accessories from its handy built-in USB port as well. Buy it here.
Kindle Kids Edition
A Kindle just for your child’s reading enjoyment – no games, no texting, no ads, no videos. Amazon’s new Kindle Kids Edition includes access to thousands of book titles, a 10th generation Kindle, a free year of child-safe FreeTime Unlimited, your choice of four colorful Kindle covers and a two-year worry-free guarantee – if it breaks, just return it and Amazon will replace it free of charge. Holds a single charge for up to four weeks. Ideal for ages 7 and up. Buy it here.
Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera
The Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera works with Alexa to show you any room in the house upon voice command. When you want to check on the baby, just ask Alexa to show you her room and the Cloud Cam’s Live View will appear on your Echo Show, Fire TV, Fire Tablet or Echo Spot. Two-way audio lets you listen and speak to her, and you can check in or watch clips of the day’s events from your smartphone anytime. Get motion-activated alerts when the Cloud Cam detects activity. These alerts have caught burglars in the act and notified pet owners in time to save the family pet from fires. Can be placed on a flat surface or mounted to a wall or ceiling. Check out additional features here. Buy it here.
Another exciting newbie to watch for this year’s Black Friday will be the Echo Glow. This multi-color smart lamp works with Alexa to bring your kids’ rooms a colorful glow as a night light, wake up lamp or the alternating Rainbow Timer to help keep bedtime routines in order. Ask Alexa to change the color, brighten or dim the light and more. Buy it here.
Which Amazon Black Friday items will you be watching for? Let us know in the comments below.
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