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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals Stamp of Approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is it. this is the place to be.
Amazon Prime Day is getting closer and there is already some momentum with early deals. July 12 is slated to kick off the two-day sales event, but you can bet some nice discounts will crop up before that date. We may see a slow crescendo of deals or the occasional torrent. It’s also likely other retailers will be looking for the mix, so keep an eye out for sales from Walmart and Target, the latter of which already has a “Deal Days” event scheduled for the same time frame. While Amazon is clearly the star of its own show, it should also be mentioned that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members, while competitive sales from other retailers are open to everyone.
In the meantime, we’re rounding up the best early Prime Day deals you can get on smart home tech, 4K TVs, streaming devices, and all the other noteworthy gadgets that pop up. Some items may not be available at their absolute best prices — and others may get bigger discounts once Prime Day starts — but for now, here are some of the best early discounts, sales, and offers on offer.
Offers on Amazon Echo, Ring and Eero devices
Prime Day is usually one of the best times of the year to buy Amazon devices, whether you’re looking for Alexa-equipped smart speakers and displays or products from Amazon companies like Ring and Eero. The bottom line is, if Amazon makes or owns it, there’s a good chance Prime Day has the best price of the year outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- The jumbo-sized Echo Show 15 is now available with a second-generation Echo Show 5 for a total of $249.99, the typical asking price of the Echo Show 15. The discounted bundle — which combines the largest and smallest Echo smart displays — save you $84.99 and get a 15.6-inch screen for your wall, as well as a 5.5-inch screen for your nightstand.
- For those who want a security system in a box, the second-generation Ring Alarm eight-piece kit is just $149.99 for Prime members at checkout. The $100 discount lowers the security system to its lowest level since Black Friday / Cyber Monday. The comprehensive kit includes a base station, keypad, four contact sensors, one motion detector and a range extender with the option of 24/7 monitoring on a subscription basis.
Deals on TVs
- The 50-inch, HDR-ready Hisense 50U6HF QLED is one of the few early 4K TV deals that shows promise. Released in May, it is currently available on Amazon for $399.99. That’s $130 off the regular price of the Fire TV-equipped set, and equates to the TV’s best price yet.
Kindle E-Reader Deals
Smartphone Accessory Deals
The occasional unlocked phone can get a solid discount during Prime Day, but accessory deals will most likely be ripe for the picking (even before Prime Day).