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On any given day, the retail giant adds and removes sales from this secret section on a handful of their Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Fire tablets — and let us tell you, the savings are good! If you’re looking to build out a smart home or just want to read mountains of e-books on one device, you need to know about this page.
So what’s on sale? Here's a taste: Amazon’s top-rated 8GB Kindle Paperwhite can be had for just $80, or $50 off — that's a 38 percent savings!
And Amazon will give you free shipping too. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies and TV shows, discounts at Whole Foods, exclusive sales and two-day shipping on many, many items. Not yet a member? Let's fix that: You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).
Check out our favorite hidden finds below, and shop the rest of the secret sales on Amazon devices here.
Save 43 percent: Fire TV Blaster
With the advent of Alexa, it seemed like our dreams of the future had come true. With just a few words, you could activate timers, check the weather, play music, etc. But even the most stocked smart homes have some devices that, let's say, could use a little tutoring. It used to be that to really enjoy the benefits of your Fire Stick, you still had to get out the TV remote, hit the power button, find the source button, switch to HDMI 1, and then have a second remote for the sound bar on hand to manage the volume. Not quite the hands-free experience you were hoping for.
Now it can be with the simple and convenient Fire TV Blaster. This little device will make your TV fully compatible with your Alexa and Fire Stick setup, able to turn the TV on or off, control volume levels and switch between HDMI devices with just a few words to your Alexa.
As one five-star reviewer points out, the Fire TV Blaster not only cuts down on remote clutter but also makes for a far more accessible home for everyone. "One of the things we really look for is using Alexa to help operate things that are hard for a blind or visually impaired person to manage," they said. "This device has worked well with Alexa to turn the TV on and off with a verbal command, and switch inputs between HDMI settings verbally — making it easy to switch between "regular TV/cable" and streaming services like Netflix and Disney+."
Shop it: Fire TV Blaster, $20 (was $35), amazon.com
Save 40 percent: Fire 7 Kids Tablet
Much as some of us may bemoan that "back in my day, we didn't need smartphones and tablets to have fun," kids today want smart devices. But as parents, you don't want to hand them an expensive, easily-breakable device, especially one with access to the entirety of the unfiltered internet. That's where Amazon's highly-praised Fire 7 Kids Tablet comes in.
Over 20 million kids use Amazon Kids service, which offers parental controls to set educational goals, create time limits and filter content. This tablet also comes with a protective rubber case and a 2-Year Worry Free Guarantee, meaning if it breaks within that time frame, you can send it back and have it replaced.
"I bought two of these, for my girls 2 and 4 years old and they are Amazing!!" one reviewer shared, "I don't allow my kids to watch YouTube as it does not have proper parental controls, but this absolutely does (if you have apps that need to be controlled). This kids tablet is set up for children and I have yet to see a need to put a control on it." And as for functionality, they added, "It does not stall or load at an unreasonable speed, everything works well and keeps my girls engaged. I would recommend this kid's Fire tablet to any parent."
Shop it: Fire 7 Kids Tablet, $60 (was $100), amazon.com
Save 38 percent: Kindle Paperwhite 8GB
Plenty of folks have been resistant to e-readers. It's understandable, some folks prefer the coziness of a paper book to the brightness of a screen. Like Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer said about "the getting of knowledge should be tangible" and being used the shade of paper, something it seemed no screen could truly replicate.
Well, that's why the Kindle Paperwhite has been making converts out of many of the e-reader resistant: It's just like reading a book. No brutal blue-light glare or bulky, blocky tablet casing; the Kindle Paperwhite sports a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper. Carry a full library with you in a single, slender system, but still enjoy all the relaxing joy of a paperback book. In fact, now that the Kindle Paperwhite has a waterproof design, it may even beat out the classic paperback to be the new perfect beach read.
"I am an avid reader and adore the new paperwhite! To me, it’s the perfect reader. No light bleed thru, easy to control the amount of backlight, easy to download books and simply just easy to read my books," one five-star reviewer said.
Another declared: "This is the best Kindle ever. If you are searching for a great reading device then this is the one you want!"
Shop it: Kindle Paperwhite 8GB, $80 (was $130), amazon.com
Check out more secret sales on Amazon devices below:
Save $60 on Kindle Paperwhite 32GB, amazon.com
Save $50 on All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Pro Tablet, amazon.com
Save $50 on Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet, amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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