it’s the main day as good a time as any to drop your cash on Amazon devices. Then you can take advantage of the best offers. Whether you’re looking for a Kindle e-reader, an Echo smart display, or a Fire tablet, Amazon has a wide variety of its own gadgets on sale during the annual two-day event. We’ve rounded up all of our WIRED-approved devices below.
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Updated July 12: We’ve added deals on the Echo Show 15, Amazon Glow, and Blink Mini. We’ve also crossed out offers that are no longer available.
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We’re big fans of Kindles at WIRED, for a number of reasons—they’re easy to use, they’re reliable, and they work as intended. They can hold thousands of books, a month of battery life, and more. If you want to explore more options than those listed below, be sure to check out our guide to the best Amazon Kindles.
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite is our best suggestion for most people. It has a bright 6.8-inch display with adjustable warm lighting and is water resistant – making it a great option if you like to read by the pool, beach or in the bath. It’s a great alternative to the more expensive Kindle Oasis below.
If you have more money to spend, the Paperwhite Signature Edition (8/10, WIRED recommends) comes with a few more features than the standard Paperwhite. The screen can automatically adjust brightness based on the lighting in your environment, the page-turning speed is faster, and there’s more storage—the Signature version has 32 gigabytes, while the standard version has 8 gigabytes. We recommend this one if you listen to a lot of audiobooks.
The basic Kindle (8/10, WIRED recommends) is the best option for those who want a super simple e-book reader. It is equipped with a 6-inch E Ink touch screen and a built-in front light for reading at night. You’ll also get 8 gigabytes of storage space, which can hold around 5,000 books. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked for it.
For a luxury experience, you’ll want to go with the Kindle Oasis. It has an aluminum body, a large 7-inch screen with automatic brightness adjustment, tactile buttons for turning pages and fast performance. It’s worth the high price if you’re looking for a feature-packed Kindle.
We think the Kindle Kids Edition is a solid, affordable e-reader for kids — it’s also the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Amazon will throw in a protective case, a free year of Amazon Kids+ (where parents can add books to their child’s library, set reading goals, add age filters and more) and a two-year warranty with your purchase.
If you want something more robust than the children’s edition, you’re better off going with the Paperwhite because it’s waterproof. At 6.8 inches, you’ll also get a larger screen than the 6-inch screen on the standard model.
We’ve tested a wide range of speakers and smart displays, in addition to the ones below. You can read our guide to the best Echo and Alexa speakers for multiple Alexa-powered devices. If you want to go beyond Amazon itself, check out our guide to the best smart speakers and our guide to the best smart displays.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 is our favorite Alexa-powered smart display. The 8-inch screen is a great size for watching movies, reading recipes, making video calls (it has automatic panning and zooming to keep you in the frame), checking your calendar, and more. Its compact size makes it a great addition to your kitchen counter or nightstand. We’ve never seen a price this low.
In our review of the Echo Show 5, we criticized the device for its small screen—it’s a little too small for comfortable navigation. But it’s still a good option if you want a smart display that’s compact enough to fit on a desk or nightstand. It also has a physical mute button and a camera shutter for privacy. But if you want a bigger screen, we recommend the Echo Show 8 instead. It varies in price often, but this is the lowest price we’ve seen.
We haven’t tested the Echo Show 15 yet, but we like most of the Echo Show models in Amazon’s lineup. It is equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD screen, making it Amazon’s largest Echo with a screen to date. The home screen includes widgets for your to-do lists, shopping lists, and more—so it’s a great option for those with large families and busy schedules. It’s also at the lowest price we’ve ever tracked.
We named the Echo Dot (8/10, WIRED Recommends) the best Alexa speaker in our buying guide. The spherical speaker fits anywhere in the house and fills the room with 360-degree sound. Thanks to Alexa, you’ll also keep up with the weather and news, and you can set timers and alarm clocks. Concerned about privacy? There is a physical button that allows you to mute the microphones as well. It’s also $5 off its lowest retail price.
It’s hard not to smile at the panda and tiger prints on the kids’ edition of the Echo Dot. In addition to fun prints, the smart speaker comes with great sound quality, parental controls, and a free year of Amazon Kids+ with access to Audible books, Alexa skills, and games.
The Echo Buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) pack a ton of features, including noise cancellation, wireless charging, and customizations via a connected app. But we especially love these Alexa-integrated headphones, which let you check the weather, set timers, and update your grocery list with voice commands—all while listening to your music. These headphones dropped to $50 in April, but this is still a solid deal.
Interested in a Fire tablet? We don’t blame you. They’re affordable, capable, and practical boards—though the software could use some improvements. Be sure to also check out our guide to buying the best Amazon Fire tablets.
WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson says the Fire HD 8 is “one of the best values for a tablet.” It has an updated processor for fast performance, an HD display and 12 hours of battery life. If you want extra features like more RAM and wireless charging, the Fire HD 8 Plus is also on sale for $50 ($60 off).
The Fire HD 10 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite Fire tablet of them all. The latest version has a brighter screen, solid battery life, and extra RAM for better performance. We also recommend the HD 10 with Bluetooth keyboard, which is also on sale for $170 ($25 off). It comes with a free year of Microsoft 365 and is an ideal installation for light work.
If you want a bigger screen, there’s also the Fire HD 10 Plus. The 10.1-inch screen, along with 1080p resolution, is a great option if you plan to use it for watching movies, TV shows, and videos. It also has slightly more RAM than the standard version, at 4 gigabytes.
We think the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is the best Fire Tablet for kids. It has the same features as the standard Fire tablets, but also comes with a durable case and a two-year warranty – so Amazon will replace it if your child accidentally breaks it. As with other Amazon devices aimed at children, this one also comes with one year of Amazon Kids+.
For those with older children, we recommend the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro, as it is larger than the Fire HD 8. is more expensive, but in addition to the larger screen, kids can also request to install apps from the Kids Store – which parents have to manually approve. It also comes with a less bulky protective case.
Don’t buy older Fire 7 tablets
Amazon’s previous model of the Fire 7 tablet is on sale, but we don’t recommend it. The new Fire 7 isn’t terrible—it’s still awfully small, but it’s more powerful than previous models—but at this point, the 2019 model, which was never stellar, is pretty much useless.
If you like to watch most of your content on Amazon Prime, then you’ll want to add the Fire TV Stick to your entertainment system. It prioritizes Amazon content over other popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, but still offers access to all major streaming services. Be sure to also check out our guide to buying the best TV streaming devices for more options. It’s also worth noting that all three streaming sticks below are at the lowest prices we’ve ever tracked.
It streams in HD – not 4K – and has the same interface as Amazon’s other smart devices. The remote also comes with power and volume buttons, as well as Alexa Voice, which you can use to launch and search for shows using your voice.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is our pick for Amazon loyalists, as the menus focus on the company’s Prime Video app and purchasing content from its store. It also comes with a number of upgrades over its predecessor, including more memory (2 gigabytes vs. 1.5), a picture-in-picture feature for uploading your security camera feed, and Wi-Fi 6 support.
We suggest the Fire TV Stick Lite if you have a standard HDTV and don’t plan to upgrade to a 4K TV. The Lite version comes with access to all the major streaming apps and a more basic version of the Alexa remote – no dedicated Netflix buttons, TV power button or volume controls. But you can download another app for that.
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Eero’s 6 Mesh system is super easy to set up and use. In our testing, we had solid coverage and a stable connection. And since Eero is owned by Amazon, you’ll also get Alexa support. It’s worth noting that it’s one of the slower systems we’ve tried (it had issues with long distances), but it should work just fine for most people.
Amazon Glow is a great option for parents whose children often video chat with family members who live far away. The device, which comes with a built-in 8-inch screen, can project a 19-inch interactive puzzle, drawing activity or story on a 22-inch mat in front of the child. Using the Glow app on their iOS or Android tablet, adults on the other hand can play or read in real time. WIRED editor Adrienne So says there are two caveats — it’s huge (it’s 14 inches tall), and since you have to plug it in, you’ll need to make sure it’s always placed next to an outlet.
The Halo View received an honorable mention in our best fitness trackers buying guide. It’s also at the lowest price we’ve seen. It’s affordable, comfortable on the wrist, and has an easy-to-use companion app. However, WIRED editor Adrienne So doesn’t like him pushing business partnerships or telling you to strip down to your underwear to measure your body fat.
The Blink Mini received an honorable mention in our best indoor security camera buying guide. We love that it’s compact, affordable and versatile. In terms of features, the Mini comes with solid video quality, accurate motion detection (though it can’t tell the difference between pets and people), two-way audio, activity zones, and built-in Alexa. However, using it requires a subscription — which costs $3 a month.