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Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by another round of deals on various Amazon devices, covering Echo smart speakers and displays, Kindle ebook readers, and Fire TV media streamers. Amazon is promoting these as Father’s Day deals, and while most of the offers don’t match the all-time low prices we’ve typically seen on Black Friday or Amazon Prime Daymany are about $5-10 more expensivethere are still a few good discounts worth noting.
You can find our recommended deals below, but the highlights include the latest Kindle Paperwhite, our current pick for the best ebook reader, available for $100. We’ve seen it drop as low as $85 a couple times in the past, but this deal is still $30 off the waterproof e-reader’s usual going rate. The standard Amazon Kindle, meanwhile, is our pick for the best budget ebook reader and is down to $65, which is $5 off the lowest price we’ve seen.If you have an older 1080p TV that you want to supply with streaming capabilities, the base Fire TV Stick is $10 off at $30, while the 4K- and HDR-capable Fire TV Cube includes Alexa speaker functionality and is $20 off at $100. (Just note that Roku’s Premiere and Streaming Stick+ are on sale as well if you don’t want to deal with Amazon’s busy Fire OS.) Beyond that, several Echo devices are discounted, ranging from the Echo Dot with Clock for a new low of $35 to the bigger and strong-sounding Echo Studio for a new low of $170. While Echo devices can be plenty useful for people looking to build a smart home, we do have to give the caveat that they’re designed to collect user data and have the potential to be abused by malicious apps. Per usual, you’ll have to weigh any privacy concerns against that utility.In any event, if you’re not interested in Amazon devices, we also have deals on the AirPods Pro, refurbished Sonos speakers, Bose’s latest wireless noise-cancelling headphones, Gears 5, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and much more. Have a look for yourself below.
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Top 10 deals of the day
Enlarge/ Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is our pick for the best ebook reader you can buy.
Amazon device deals
Enlarge/ The latest Apple MacBook Air.
Laptop and desktop PC deals
- Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n mini desktop PC – Intel Core i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $399 at Lenovo (normally $600).
- Apple Back to School sale: Apple AirPods true wireless earbuds for free with select Mac or iPad purchases (must be Higher Education student, parent of Higher Education student, or K-12 school employee to be eligible).
- Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop – 1.1GHz Intel Core i5-1030NG7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $1,199.99 at Amazon (normally $1,270).
- Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop – 1.1GHz Intel Core i3-1000NG4, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $899.99 at Amazon (normally $970).
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor + Wraith Prism LED cooler for $274.49 at Amazon (normally $295).
Enlarge/Gears 5 comes with an Xbox Game Pass subscription, but it’s down to a new low if you want to own a standalone copy.
Video game deals
Enlarge/Ori and the Will of the Wisps is another Game Pass game we enjoyed that is discounted on its own today.
Enlarge/ The Roku Streaming Stick+.
TV and home entertainment deals
Enlarge/ The Beats Powerbeats Pro (left) and Apple AirPods Pro.
Headphones and audio deals
Enlarge/ The 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini, side by side.
Enlarge/ Apple’s Smart Keyboard is extremely thin.
Accessories and miscellaneous deals