Amazon's Black Friday deals dropped early—score massive savings on Echo and Fire TV devices, Kindles and more

Rudie Obias
·9 min read

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Why wait until Black Friday? Everything from Fire TVs to home security devices and cameras are on sale right now. (Photo: Amazon)
Why wait until Black Friday? Everything from Fire TVs to home security devices and cameras are on sale right now. (Photo: Amazon)

Why wait until after Thanksgiving for Black Friday, when you can shop stellar deals right now? Like much of everything in the world, the coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every facet of our lives—including shopping.

So many retailers, including Amazon, are launching their Black Friday deals weeks early because of anticipated shipping delays and to avoid over-crowding in stores like Walmart and Best Buy. It’s tough to social distance when you’re trying to race down aisles for that last smart home device.

So what’s on sale? The Echo Show 5 is at its lowest price to date—at just $45, it’s 50 percent off! The display has the ability to bring all your smart home devices together, while also giving you a visual companion to Amazon Alexa ‘herself.’

Of course, you’ll get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime too. 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.)

Scroll to get your hands on the best early Black Friday deals on Amazon devices below:

Save $21: Echo Dot (third generation)

Save 53 percent on the Echo Dot (third generation). (Photo: Amazon)
Save 53 percent on the Echo Dot (third generation). (Photo: Amazon)

Right now, the Echo Dot (third generation) is on sale for a ridiculous $19, or $21 off. That’s an impressive 53 percent savings and the lowest price ever for this genius Bluetooth smart home speaker. It’s back in stock on December 7, but you can pre-order now to take advantage of the low sale price.

The small but mighty 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.”

Save $45: Echo Show 5

Echo Show 5. (Photo: Amazon)
Echo Show 5. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $45 (was $90), the Echo Show 5 is the smaller and sleeker model, compared to the bigger 10-inch Echo Show. But, it’s back in stock on November 17, but you can pre-order now to lock in this low sale price.

Armed with a 5-inch display, the Echo Show 5 is the perfect compact and lightweight companion to your nightstand. This smart home display can double as a digital alarm clock with Alexa built-in. In fact, Amazon has a wide range of personalized clock faces to choose from, so you can bring a little bit of your own personality to this device.

“This is the best alarm clock I've ever had,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “The clock face is customizable and very easy to read from anywhere in the room. The screen has no distortion or discoloration from any angle, so it is easy to see from everywhere...Perfect for checking the time in the middle of the night.”

Save $20: Fire TV Stick 4K

Save 40 percent on the Fire TV Stick 4K. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 40 percent on the Fire TV Stick 4K. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $30 (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, 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.”

It’s back in stock on November 19, but you can pre-order now to take advantage of this low sale price.

Save $60: Ring Video Doorbell 3

Save 30 percent on the Ring Video Doorbell 3. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 30 percent on the Ring Video Doorbell 3. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $140 (was $200), the Ring Video Doorbell 3 isn’t a regular doorbell at all. It’s a smart doorbell with 24/7 HD video streaming and a wide field of view. Simply sync the device with your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Wi-Fi and the Ring app, so you can always keep an eye on things around the house—even if you’re at work, on vacation or running an errand. It’s designed to make you feel safer at home.

“I am really happy with this purchase and feel more secure,” shared a happy shopper. “I love seeing what else is going on in the neighborhood—porch thieves, people rummaging through unlocked cars, even one car theft, bobcats and mountain lions wandering through people's yard at night.”

Save $30: Amazon Kindle

Save 33 percent on the Amazon Kindle. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 33 percent on the Amazon Kindle. (Photo: Amazon)

The Amazon Kindle—which is on sale for $60, or $30 off—is a great entry-level e-reader. It features a six-inch display with a built-in light for clarity that reads just like paper, plus it’s packed with 4GB of on-board storage that can hold thousands of e-books and digital magazines from Amazon’s digital bookstore. Meanwhile, the Amazon Kindle’s best feature is its super-long battery life—it can go four weeks per charge. That’s weeks and not days or hours. Weeks!

“The improvements to the basic Kindle are great,” raved an avid reader. “I've been reading on mine the past several days and I'm extremely impressed. The lighting is the brightest, whitest and most even I've seen. It's comfortable to hold, easy to read, and just as responsive as my Oasis and my husband's Paperwhite.”

Save $30: Echo Auto

Echo Auto. (Photo: Amazon)
Echo Auto. (Photo: Amazon)

If you ever wanted Alexa in your car, here’s your chance. The Echo Auto is a clever little gizmo that instantly makes your old car smart. It connects to your car’s stereo via auxiliary input and pairs to your phone with Bluetooth.

And don’t worry about the car’s engine, wind or road traffic getting in the way of your voice. The Echo Auto is designed with eight mighty microphones, so it can clearly pick up voice commands. It’s also great for making hands-free phone calls and searching for your favorite tunes on Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more.

“I'm actually impressed with this little device. I've tried other car Alexa-enabled devices but they've always struggled to pick up my voice over noise such as the radio, a window being down or other people chatting in the car,” shared another five-star Amazon reviewer. “It always picks up my voice no matter the sound level.”

Save $10: Blink Mini HD

Blink Mini HD. (Photo: Amazon)
Blink Mini HD. (Photo: Amazon)

Unlike the cameras you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on, this Blink Mini is on sale for $25, or $10 off at Amazon. However, it’s back in stock on November 10, but you can pre-order now to take advantage of this low sale price.

This smart home camera features Full HD live streaming and two-way audio, so you can talk to house guests via the Blink app. The smart home security camera also detects motion—it can record whenever it senses activity around your home. It also comes with free cloud storage until the end of 2020.

“This is a great little camera monitor,” raved an excited five-star shopper. “It’s easy to set up and easily managed with your smart phone. Can be set up to arm and record at any time. I bought this to use in my master bedroom by my desk where I keep sensitive information.”

Save $80: Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition

Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition. (Photo: Amazon)
Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon has the Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition on sale for $150, down from $230—and it’s one of the retailer’s best-selling TVs. It’s also the all-time lowest price we’ve ever seen on this TV. Equipped with a Standard HD resolution of 720p, it’s the perfect size for a small space. And it lets you stream movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and more without adding a separate device.

“This TV is exactly what I wanted for my office,” raved a delighted five-star reviewer. “It is small in size, but big on picture quality and sound. It was easy to set-up, just like my other Fire TVs; and, easy to use with voice- or remote-control. I have had no issues using the TV with Amazon Prime and all of the other apps I installed to stream television, movies and music.”

Save $110: Insignia 55-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD—Fire TV Edition

Insignia 55-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD—Fire TV Edition. (Photo: Amazon)
Insignia 55-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD—Fire TV Edition. (Photo: Amazon)

Step up your TV-watching game with 4K. This Insignia 55-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD—Fire TV Edition is on sale for $320, or $110 off. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this 4K model. The TV has a brilliant 4K resolution at 2160p; it comes with Fire TV built-in and is ready to stream popular video apps including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, CNN, HBO, Starz and much more.

“I love this TV. The set up was simple,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “The picture is gorgeous. The first thing I decided to watch on it was Avengers Endgame 4K, it looks spectacular...The Alexa works great on the remote control.”

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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