As we noted yesterday, today is Amazon Prime Day 2016. It’s a lot like Black Friday, only in the middle of the summer for some reason and exclusively for Amazon Prime members (Not a member? Sign-up here for free.). But the idea here is that Amazon is slashing the prices on thousands of products to get you to shop, because, shopping. Seriously, I don’t get the point other than Amazon seems to think we need a mid-year Black Friday to blow more money on fun stuff. I don’t have issues with that, it’s just odd. Shopping, though!
Amazon did give us a preview of what to expect in terms of Amazon Prime Day deals and now we get to actually browse through them all and decide if they are worth the trouble. Anything good? Here are some that are sticking out at the moment.
Tomorrow, July 12, is Amazon Prime Day. You probably know that, because Amazon won’t shut up about it. And rightfully so, as Amazon Prime Day is a day not unlike Black Friday, where Amazon slashes prices and offers a variety of discounts on thousands of items. All I can say is that I hope this year’s Prime Day is better than last year’s massively disappointing inaugural discount day.
Today, to help set expectations, Amazon released a list of Amazon Prime Day deals we should see tomorrow as a preview of sorts. The deals include a $50 discount on the Amazon Echo, $30 off the Fire TV, $15 off the Fire TV Stick, and $30 off the Kindle Paperwhite. The deals don’t all involve Amazon products, though. You will also see big ticket items like a Samsung curved 55-inch 4K TVs available for as little as $650. There will be lightning deals too, the ones that come and go as they sell through or reach the end of their allotted time, and special discounts should you order through Alexa via Amazon Echo (or Echo Dot or Tap).
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Amazon Dash Buttons, the programmable buttons that allow you to order all sorts of your favorite household items with a single press, are discounted today to just $0.99. Since they normally retail for $4.99 a piece, I’d say that this is a deal worth jumping on if you are a Prime member.
How do Dash Buttons work? They are super simple, thanks to setup via the Amazon Android app, and have become a part of my shopping routine, especially when it comes to things like paper towels, toilet paper, tissue paper, air fresheners, and even bottled water. In fact, Dash Buttons have all but killed off any need for me to go to Target, which is an amazing thing to say. (more…)
Today’s best deal is without a doubt the Amazon “Deal of the day” for the Jaybird X2 Bluetooth sport headphones. At just $79.99 ($70 off), you can own what I consider to be the best wireless Bluetooth headphones on the planet. Well, they’ll be the best until the X3 comes out later this year.
Amazon currently has the $79.99 price available in a variety of colors with Prime shipping, since this is a Prime-specific deal. (more…)
Traveling from airport to airport is typically associated with also having a bad internet connection. Whether that’s because of spotty service from your provider, the fact that thousands of people are on the same tower at a time, or because airport WiFi is expensive (or terrible when free), getting anything important done (like checking in and blasting your baller life to IG) can be difficult. Companies like Boingo offer what they consider to be decent WiFi hotspots, but they come with fees or memberships. If you want to give them a shot for the next few months, you can do so for free, thanks to Amazon.
Over at Amazon Underground, the place where apps are “actually free,” you can install the Boingo Wi-Finder app, create an account, and get 6 months of free service. From what I can tell, all you need to do is install the Amazon Underground app, then install Boingo Wi-Finder linked below, and sign-up for an account, and you should be granted access. (more…)
The Moto G4 went up for pre-order only yesterday and already, Amazon has it discounted to a ridiculously low price of $124.99. That’s a $75 discount in case you were curious. Now, let’s talk about why Amazon has this phone so cheap, because as you probably guessed, there is a bit of a catch here.
Amazon announced a new program today called Prime Exclusive Phones. This new program sells newly launched unlocked smartphones to Prime subscribers at up to 50% off in exchange for a lock screen with “offers and ads.” Oh, that’s…interesting. (more…)
A year ago, Amazon opened up Alexa to developers, allowing them to integrate the tech into their own platforms. Because of this, the amount of skills offered on the Echo has shot up tremendously, with more being added every day. To help navigate through all of these skills, Amazon has redesigned the Skills layout inside of the Alexa app, listing individual skills under categories, making discovery easier for Echo owners. (more…)
As we inch closer to the summer launch of the Moto Z brand, it only makes sense that Motorola and its retail partners try and clear out any remaining Moto X Pure Edition inventory. Today, they should be able to do that in a hurry with the crazy low prices they are currently offering the phone for with 16GB or 64GB of storage.
Most retailers who carry the phone are selling the 16GB Moto X Pure Edition for just $239.00, which is a $110 discount. If you want all the storage, you can grab the 64GB version for just $319.00, a $130 discount. B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Amazon all have each phone for that low price. (more…)