The best early Amazon Prime Day deals you can get right now

Amazon Prime Day is inching ever closer, and there’s already some momentum building with early deals. July 12th is slated as the start of the two-day sales event, but you can bet on some nice discounts popping up ahead of that date. We may see a slow crescendo of deals building up or the occasional deluge. It’s also likely other retailers will be looking to get into the mix, so keep on the lookout for sales from the likes of 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 also bears mentioning that Prime Day deals are exclusive to Prime members while competing sales from other retailers are open to all.

In the meantime, we’re compiling the best early Prime Day deals you can get on smart home tech, 4K TVs, streaming devices, and whatever other noteworthy gadgets crop up. Some of the items may not be available for their outright best prices — and others may receive larger discounts once Prime Day proper begins — but, for now, here are some of the best early discounts, sales, and deals on offer.

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 makes it or owns it, there’s a good chance Prime Day may have the best price of the year on it outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The jumbo-sized Echo Show 15 is available right now with a second-gen Echo Show 5 for a grand 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 — saves you $84.99, and you get a 15.6-inch screen for your wall, as well as a 5.5-inch display for your bedside table.

Here’s another Amazon bundle, one that pairs a second-gen Echo Show 5 with a Ring Video Doorbell for a total price of $84.99 (a combined $100 off). The exclusive Prime deal is probably best for someone just starting out with a smart doorbell and wants an all-in-one solution for their home. The bundle effectively lands you an Echo Show 5 for $10, since the Ring Video Doorbell is currently available to Prime members for $74.99 ($25 off). Read our video doorbell buying guide.

For those who want a security system in a box, the second-gen Ring Alarm eight-piece kit is down to just $149.99 at checkout for Prime members. The $100 discount drops the security system to the lowest it’s been 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 for subscription-based 24/7 monitoring.

Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers are up to 50 percent off for Prime subscribers. You can pick from the latest and greatest Eero Pro 6E for 40 percent off (its biggest sale thus far), the older but still capable Eero Pro 6 for 35 percent off, or the new mid-range Eero 6 Plus (which we haven’t had the chance to test yet) for 35 percent off. Read our reviews of the Eero Pro 6E and Eero Pro 6.

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 the Fire TV-equipped set and matches the TV’s best price to date.

Amazon’s 55-inch Fire TV Omni is on sale for just $299.99 ($260 off) at checkout for Prime members. The TVs aren’t the best in terms of picture quality, but they do offer some native Alexa smarts as well as low input lag for gaming. Just note that, unlike the 65-inch and 75-inch models, the 55-inch configuration doesn’t support Dolby Vision HDR.

For another modest TV option running Amazon’s Fire TV smart interface for streaming, the Toshiba 43-inch C350 is $229.99 on a Lightning Deal for Prime subscribers through Prime Day. It’s a basic TV, but it supports 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR, and it’s $100 off.
DEALS ON KINDLE E-READERS

Amazon is selling the refurbished, ad-supported Kindle for $79.99. This may not be the fancier Paperwhite model that came out last year, but it’s the latest generation of the standard Kindle, which launched in 2019. It’s got a front light for nighttime reading and lengthy battery life, and this refurb saves you $10 while offering a one-year warranty.

The last-gen, ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite is on sale at Amazon for $69.99, its lowest price to date, in select colors. That’s $60 off the original price and $70 less than the full price of the newer, 2021 model. This one from 2018 may be a bit older, but it’s still more than serviceable with its six-inch backlit screen and waterproofing.

DEALS ON SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES
The occasional unlocked phone may see a solid discount during Prime Day, but accessory deals will most likely be ripe for the picking (even ahead of Prime Day).

Totallee is discounting iPhone screen protectors by up to 36 percent through July 10th. It has a selection of tempered glass protectors for iPhone 11, 12, and 13 models ranging in price from $9.99 to $24.99.
Totallee is also selling its Qi-compatible car charger for $34.50 (about $25 off). It’s your pretty standard mount that attaches to most car air vents.
Lastly, Totallee’s MagSafe-compatible Hybrid Clear case for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 Mini, 13, and 13 Pro is on sale for $22.99 (as much as $16 off).
DEALS ON SERVICES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
New subscribers to Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service can take advantage of an extended three-month trial, one that typically only lasts a month. After the trial ends, however, a subscription will run you $9.99 a month or $8.99, if you’re a Prime member.
If you’re a Prime member who has never tried Audible, you can opt into an extended three-month trial subscription to Audible Premium Plus, so long as you do so before July 31st. A subscription grants you unlimited access to podcasts, audiobooks, and Audible originals, and normally runs $14.95 a month and includes a monthly credit toward a premium title.