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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals seal 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 the place to be.
Amazon Prime Day is getting closer and closer, and there’s already some momentum with early deals. July 12 is slated to kick off the two-day sales event, but you can bet on some nice discounts popping up before that date. We may see a slow crescendo of deal accumulation or a random deluge. It’s also likely that other retailers will want to get into the mix, so keep an eye out for sales from Walmart and Target, the latter of which already has a “Deal Days” event planned for the same time period. While Amazon is obviously the star of its own show, it should also be mentioned that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members, while competing 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 any other notable gadgets that pop up. Some of the items may not be available for their best prices — and others may get deeper discounts once Prime Day begins — but for now, here are some of the best early bird discounts, sales, and deals available.
Deals 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-owned companies like Ring and Eero. The bottom line is that if Amazon does or owns it, there’s a good chance Prime Day will have the best price of the year outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- The large-sized Echo Show 15 is available now with the second-generation Echo Show 5 for a total of $249.99, the typical asking price of the Echo Show 15. The discount bundle — which combines the largest and smallest Echo smart displays — gives you save $84.99 and get a 15.6-inch screen for your wall and a 5.5-inch display for your nightstand.
- For those who want a security system in a box, the second-generation Ring Alarm eight-piece set is just $149.99 at checkout for Prime members. The $100 discount drops the security system to its lowest level since Black Friday / Cyber Monday. The complete kit includes a base station, keypad, four contact sensors, one motion detector and a range extender with an option for 24/7 subscription monitoring.
Offers 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’s currently available on Amazon for $399.99. That’s $130 off the regular price of a Fire TV-equipped bundle, and matches the TV’s best price yet.
Deals on Kindle e-readers
Offers on smartphone accessories
The occasional unlocked phone might get a hefty discount during Prime Day, but deals on accessories will likely be ripe for the picking (even before Prime Day).