Best Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals now: Bose discounts, $20 Echo Dot, $25 Fire TV, $30 Roku, $30 Fire tablets, $69 Echo and much more

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No need to wait until Black Friday — give thanks today because the big annual sale at Amazon is already under way. It includes some of the best prices of the year (or, at least since Prime Day) on Amazon’s own devices including the Amazon Echo, Fire tablet, Fire TV and Kindle — and other top-notch gadgets, too.

New and notable Bose and Beats deals at Amazon

These Bose wireless headphones and wireless speakers are available elsewhere, too, but we’re calling them out because they’re great-sounding products available at nice discounts. $20 off of the BeatsX is great for iPhone fans, too.

Bose SoundSport Free: $169 at Walmart, Amazon and other retailers ($30 off)

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Availability: Now

Store: WalmartAmazonTarget and Best Buy

Bose’s totally wireless SoundSport Free headphones rarely go on sale. They’re $30 off at several retailers. 

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Bose SoundSport Wireless: $100 at Walmart and Amazon ($50 off)

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Availability: Now

Store: Walmart and Amazon

Bose’s popular wireless sports headphone are on sale for $100 at a few different retailers for Black Friday. 

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Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker: $30 off at Amazon

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Okay fine, it’s not a pair of headphones, but it still plays damn fine music and you can always hold two against your head like actual headphones if that makes you feel better. 

It’s waterproof and provides a great sound for such a small speaker. 

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Amazon device deals available now

OK, now to the Amazon device deals. Here’s what you can get right now, including the new Fire TV sales that started Sunday and are still available today.

Echo Dot (third-gen): $24 (save $26)

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The latest and greatest Dot smart speaker for over 50 percent off? Yes, please.

See at Amazon Echo Dot review

Echo Dot (second-gen): $20 (save $20)

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Last year’s Dot is still plenty good, especially at this price. Who cares about a fabric cover?

See at Amazon Echo Dot review

Echo Dot Kids Edition: $50 ($20 off)

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Kid-friendly Alexa in an Echo Dot with a (mostly) kid-proof bumper case.

See at Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition preview

Echo (second-gen): $69 (save $31)

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Although QVC briefly had this beat with a two-fer deal (two Echos for $100), a single for $69 is still pretty compelling. At most, Amazon usually cuts $20 off the price.

See at Amazon Echo review

Echo Look: $50 (save $150)

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Look — Amazon’s fashion-minded Echo device hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. Because do we need an Alexa-powered selfie camera? Maybe not for $200… but what about for $50?

See at Amazon Echo Look review

Echo Plus (second-gen): $110 (save $40)

Truthfully, this is far from our favorite Amazon Echo product. The Plus adds a Zigbee hub and temperature sensor — decidedly optional items for most homeowners. The straight-up Echo (just $69) may be your better bet.

See at Amazon Echo Plus review

Echo Show (second-gen): $180 (save $50)

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Though a big improvement over the original, the screen-equipped Echo Show is still a hard sell for some. Maybe a $50 savings makes it more palatable?

See at Amazon Echo Show review

Echo Spot: $90 (save $40)

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The Echo Spot is fine for what it is, but Amazon still hasn’t done enough to convince us that Alexa needs a touchscreen at all.

See at Amazon Echo Spot review

Amazon Smart Plug: $5 with the purchase of any Echo device (save $20)

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Assuming you’re all-in with Alexa devices, this smart plug is a steal at $5. Just don’t expect compatibility outside Amazon’s ecosystem.

See at Amazon Smart Plug review

Fire 7 Tablet, $30 ($30 off)

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The latest version of Amazon’s most popular tablet ever… for $30. 

$30.00 at Amazon

Fire HD 8 tablet $50 ($30 off)

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At $30 off this is also well worth a look.

$50.00 at Amazon

Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire 7 Kids Edition: $100 ($70 off)

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Great little package, perfect for kids.

$100.00 at Amazon

Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 10 Kids Edition: $180 ($90 off)

Perfect if you’re looking to spend a little more on your nearest and dearest.

$180.00 at Amazon

Ring Video Doorbell 2 with all-new Echo Dot: $139 ($110 off)

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Time to take the next step with creating that smart home, might as well get it when its $110 off.

$139.00 at Amazon

Blink XT Cam Systems for up to $150 off

The standard Blink cameras are designed for indoor use, but if you have outdoor areas you want to monitor, look to the Blink XT. Those weather-proofed models are on sale now. Here are your options:

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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: $25 ($15 off)

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When you talk (to your TV), Alexa listens.

See at Amazon Fire TV Stick review

Fire TV Recast 500 GB: $180 ($50 off)

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Fire TV Recast is a just-released piece of hardware that acts as a dedicated DVR hub for your media streaming needs. CNET’s Ty Pendlebury called it ‘one of the best cord-cutting companions yet,’ and starting Nov. 18, you’ll find the 500GB version with two tuners marked down to $180, saving you $50.

Need more storage space for Recasted reruns? The 1TB version with four tuners will be marked down to $220, saving you about $60.

See at Amazon Fire TV Recast review

Roku Streaming Stick 2018 for $29 (save $20)

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If Fire TV isn’t your thing, this Roku is a great substitute. It’s got more channels, a cleaner interface and it includes a remote (shown here) that controls your TV’s power and volume. 

See at Amazon Roku 2018 streamers compared

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $35 ($15 off)

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4K HDR stick speaks Alexa, carries big streaming features.

See at Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review

Fire TV Cube: $60 ($60 off)

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Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic.

See at Amazon Fire TV Cube review

Echo Sub and two Echos (second-gen): $250 (save $80)

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The Amazon Echo Sub adds an instant bass upgrade to the Echo line of smart speakers — and you get two of the latter as well, making for a better overall music experience.

See at Amazon Echo Sub review

Echo Sub and two Echo Plus (second-gen): $330 (save $100)

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One Echo Sub and two Echo smart speakers make for a great combination. If you want to raise the ante, opt for a pair of Echo Plus instead. They add a temperature sensor and smart-home hub to the mix.

See at Amazon Echo Plus review

Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot (second-gen): $40 (save $40)

For less than the regular price of an Echo Dot alone, you nab both the smart speaker and Amazon’s Alexa-imbued streaming stick.

See at Amazon Fire TV Stick review

 

Blink Indoor Cam Systems for up to $116 off

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Amazon bought smart home camera startup Blink late last year — this year, it’s offering big discounts on Blink Indoor starter kits. Here are your options:

Don’t ask me why a single add-on cam costs more than the one-cam starter kit, which also includes the system’s hub. 

See at Amazon Blink Indoor review

Echo Dot Kids Edition three-pack: $100 ($110 off)

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You’ll score similar savings on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, with a three-pack selling for just $100. That’s $33 each — less than half of what they normally cost.

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Echo Show two-pack: $340 ($120 off)

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Amazon just released a new, second-gen Echo Show touchscreen smart speaker. Starting Friday, you’ll be able to buy two of them for $340, which is $120 less than you’d normally pay and $10 less per device than the Black Friday discount on single units.

To get this price you’ll need to add both devices to your cart.

See at Amazon Echo Show review

Echo Spot two-pack: $160 (save $100)

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Want a pair of Echo Spots? Amazon will tell you two of them for $160, which is $100 less than you’d normally pay. Single Spots get discounted to $90 starting on Thanksgiving Day, so this deal saves you an extra $20 if you’re planning to buy two, anyway.

To get this price you’ll need to add both devices to your cart.

See at Amazon Echo Spot review

Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet: $70 ($30 off)

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Amazon’s kid-friendly tablet with a safety net — er, case. Koala not included.

See at Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition review

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet: $90 ($40 off)

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A great value from the kids’ menu.

See at Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review

Fire HD 10 tablet: $100 ($50 off)

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Amazon’s biggest tablet is also an Alexa-powered hands-free device.

See at Amazon Fire HD 10 review

Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet: $150 ($50 off)

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A bigger screen, and bigger value, on the kid- and parent-friendly Fire tablet.

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Fire HD 10 Tablet with Show Mode Charging Dock: $145 ($60 off)

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The Show Mode charging dock basically transforms your Fire Tablet into an always-on, Echo Show-style smart display. Starting Nov. 16, you’ll be able to get the two packaged together for $145.

Already have a Fire HD 10 and just want the dock? Starting on Nov. 16, Amazon’s knocking $10 off of the price, bringing the dock’s cost down to $45.

See at Amazon Amazon Show Mode dock review

Ring Video Doorbell 2 with all-new Echo Dot: $139 ($110 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 10 Kids Edition: $180 ($90 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire 7 Kids Edition: $100 ($70 off)
Fire HD 8 tablet with Hands-Free Alexa: $50 ($30 off)
Fire HD 8 tablet and Show Mode Dock bundle: $80 ($40 off)
Show Mode Dock for Fire HD 8: $40 ($10 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: $120 ($80 off)
Kindle Paperwhite (seventh-gen): $80 ($40 off — note that this is the previous version of the Paperwhite, note the newer 2018 version)   
Ring Alarm five-piece Home Security Starter Kit: $169 ($30 off)
Ring Spotlight Cam two-pack: $249 ($149 off)

 

 

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