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5 Best Gadget Deals on Prime Day

5 Best Gadget Deals on Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day is one of the best shopping holidays for online buyers. The retailer offers an incredible variety of discounts, deals and promotions that many can take advantage of. Of course, the best offers are reserved for Amazon’s regular subscribers.

The U.S.-based sale is wildly popular, but it’s not the only place Amazon offers some great discounts. The UK gets its own Prime Day, too, which starts today, July 16, and runs up until Tuesday, July 17, at midnight.

You can find loads of deals on items, like kitchen and home goods, groceries, toys, furniture, fashion and apparel, appliances and even electronics. Amazon’s own devices will be discounted, too, such as the Kindle tablets, Amazon Echo smart tech lineup and Fire TV set-top box.

What are the absolute best deals, though? More specifically, if gadgets are your game then what promotions do you NOT want to miss? Here are five of the highlights.

1. Amazon Echo Show for $100 Off

One of the newest Amazon Echo devices, the Show, is discounted $100 off the regular price when you buy two. That’s $130 for two Echo Show units, which pair great with additional Echo devices if you have them installed in your home.

The Echo Show adds a visual component to the popular Echo smart speakers. The most significant difference is that Alexa can now see you and show you things, like video and media content, Amazon streaming videos, news and weather forecasts and video guides or tutorials. If you have a security camera installed your home, you can also view the feeds directly on the Echo Show — provided it’s compatible with your security system.

You can even make video calls to friends and family.

And yes, it still includes everything and anything the original Amazon Echo speakers have for functionality including music and audio playback. Alexa skills are there, too, which means you can unlock the full potential of your Show!

2. Free PC Games

With an active Amazon Prime subscription, you also have Twitch Prime, which is a premium subscription to the distinguished livestream service for gamers. You may already know, but each month Twitch Prime members received access to exclusive deals and offers, as well as a few in-game goodies — sometimes even full games.

This year, however, Twitch Prime is giving away complete game titles in the lead up to Prime Day. We’re talking great games likes Tacoma, Observer, Hue and even an SNK bundle. As long as you’re subscribed to Prime, you can claim the games and play them forever. You will need to download the Twitch desktop client to access the games, unfortunately — sorry Steam enthusiasts.

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3. Blink XT 1 Security Camera Deals

Two Blink XT security camera systems are being discounted heavily. The XT 1 which is usually $129.99 will be reduced to just $75, while the XT 2 will be reduced from $229.99 to $139.99.

Both models are smart home security cameras with remote access and free cloud storage for recorded video. They also happen to be weatherproof, so you’re free to use them outdoors to watch your property or inside your home to protect your family — your choice.

They offer excellent, real-time coverage of your residence or property. They run on two AA batteries, which means there’s no need to wire them up. Just turn them on and place them somewhere with an unobstructed view.

Yi Home Security Cameras are up to 58 percent off, too.

4. DJI Mavic Drones

DJI is currently offering deals on its drones for Prime Day, with the highlight being a Mavic Pro discount — typically $1000 or more, they’re marketing it down to $800.

Alternatively, you can grab the Mavic Pro Fly More Combo — which has everything you need including batteries, additional parts and a travel case — for $1000. The bundle usually costs $1300.

If those drones are a little too expensive for your tastes, fret not. The DJI Spark Fly More Combo is $500, a discount of $50 off its regular price. As mentioned, the combo includes a bunch of accessories to improve your drone and flight experiences.

5. Up to 30 percent off TVs From LG, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung and More

Today, a variety of TVs — including 4K sets — are being discounted up to 30 percent off. We’re talking great entertainment sets from Sony, LG, Toshiba and many other brands.

Expect to see both connected and non-smart sets available today — choose whichever you prefer!

Bonus: Philips Hue Starter Kit and Echo Dot Bundle

If you haven’t heard of Amazon’s Treasure Truck yet, you’re in for a treat! The roaming and portable marketplace travels the country selling exclusive items only available to those who can catch it before it moves on.

The current lineup for the TT is a Philips Hue Starter Kit and Echo Dot Bundle. The kit includes two smart bulbs along with the Philips Hue Hub, a central control system. You’ll also be getting an Amazon Echo Dot, which you can use to control the Hue bulbs via Alexa.

The whole bundle is $69.99, which is a steal. The Philips Hue Hub alone is about $70, and the Echo Dot is currently priced at $35, not including the two smart bulbs. If you have the opportunity and you’re in the market for smart home tech, definitely jump on this deal quickly!

Of course, this is just a small sampling of the excellent deals you’ll find on Amazon during the next 48 hours. Log on and search for those items you’ve been wanting to buy — there’s a good chance they will at least be slightly discounted!

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