It’s Alexa’s birthday! And to honor the ‘birth’ of the widely-used voice assistant (she’s turning eight, by the way), Amazon has slashed the prices of nearly all of its smart home devices, e-readers, Fire TV devices and more from now until November 7. So what’s on sale? This top-notch Insignia 24-inch smart TV is down to a ridiculous $80 (it's over 50% off) and the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device is at its lowest price to date — just $25! Many of Amazon’s smart home gadgets are marked down too. Top-rated among shoppers, these devices help make life easier and come equipped with our favorite smart assistant. Scroll to get your hands on the best happy birthday Alexa deals below:
Need a small TV for a bedroom or guest space? Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Insignia 24-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition is on sale for just $100! The standout set delivers eye-popping colors and exceptional picture quality — both of which are rare in this price range. The audio, too, is top notch — and Alexa is included in its remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of movie titles (and who is), you can just say, 'Alexa, play In the Heights, and she’ll make your wish come true.
"I am honestly very pleasantly surprised with how much I like this TV," raved a satisfied Amazon shopper. "As far as clarity goes, I believe HD720p is plenty for this screen size. I’m a bit of a TV snob and the lower clarity is not noticeable in this size."
On sale for $55 (was $110), the Echo Show 8 has a compact, crisp 8-inch display, so it’s perfect for a kitchen counter or desk. And thanks to Alexa built-in, it doubles as a mini entertainment hub. Access videos, TV shows, movies or the news with Prime Video, Hulu, NBC and more, plus listen to internet radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks via Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible.
“...It was easy to set up and the app was easy to set up and understand,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “Everyday I learn something new that Echo can do. The screen quality is good...So far have used it to check on the weather each day, play a couple of short games. Listen to national news from CBS...”
It can even be used as a digital photo frame when not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos.
For Alexa’s birthday, the Echo Dot (third generation) is on sale for a ridiculous $20. That’s an impressive 50% savings for this genius Bluetooth smart home speaker.
The speaker can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more. In fact, you can pair your phone to this little guy via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party.
You can also pair it with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound in your home for less than what it would cost for just one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos. And of course, Alexa is included, so you can always get the latest news, weather, sports updates and even control other smart home devices with just the sound of your voice.
“The sound quality is great,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “I was really surprised by how much sound comes out of this little device.”
On sale for $25 (was $50), the Fire TV Stick 4K plugs it into just about any 4K or HD TV’s HDMI ports. It automatically search for your home’s Wi-Fi network and wait for you to log in. Once synced, you’ll have access to hundreds of streaming apps and channels, including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, HBO Max, Starz, Showtime and more.
In fact, these settings are so fun and useful that you’ll finally ditch cable altogether. “If you get this new Fire Stick, then you can just forget cable,” added another satisfied Amazon shopper. “I love this new Fire Stick. I need one for each room. It has more features and stations that are free and come with the Fire Stick.”
The Amazon Fire HD Tablet — which is on sale for $45, or half off — is the perfect tablet for portable entertainment. It features an eight-inch display 32GB of storage that can hold thousands of e-books and digital magazines from Amazon’s digital bookstore, movies, games, and more. Meanwhile, the best feature may be its super-long battery life — it lasts 12 hours per charge.
“Can’t beat the price for what it is capable of," raved one shopper. "I rarely use my laptop because this does most everything I am looking to do- stream shows/movies, scroll Facebook, check emails, look things up on the internet. Quick to respond. Small size makes it very easy to take along wherever you go.
The Ring Video Doorbell — which is on sale for just $40, or $25 off — is a clever little gizmo that instantly lets you see who is at your doorstep. It connects to the corresponding smartphone app that lets you see, hear and speak to visitors even when you're not home.
You'll get real-time notifications sent directly to your phone, and it even comes equipped with night vision, so you'll see exactly who is at your door, even in the dark. While you may think a high-tech device like this would be difficult to set up, shoppers say it's super easy to install.
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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Headphones and earbuds
Tozo T10 Bluetooth 5.3 Wireless Earbuds$21$40Save $19
Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones$253$350Save $96
JBL Tune 510BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones$25$50Save $25
Beats Studio Buds True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds$100$150Save $50
Insignia 39-inch Class F20 Series Smart HD Fire TV$160$230Save $70
Pioneer 43-inch Class 4K Smart Fire TV$230$320Save $90
TCL 55-inch Class 4-Series 4K Smart Roku TV$600
Insignia 75-inch F30 Series 4K Smart Fire TV$550$850Save $300
Tablets and tech
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+$648$690Save $42
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android Tablet$140$230Save $90
HP Chromebook 11-inch Laptop$154$260Save $106
Apple 2021 iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)$459$499Save $40