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Our Fave Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon Devices

Amazon is having an internal crisis over Alexa right now—its voice assistant is on pace to lose $10 billion this year—so it might not be the best idea to invest in the company's lineup of Alexa-powered devices right now. However, Amazon makes a ton of other hardware, from Kindles, which are some of the best ebook readers in the market, to Fire tablets and Fire TV sticks. Everything is heavily discounted right now for Cyber Monday, so now's one of the best times to buy. 

Updated November 27: We've refreshed this guide for Cyber Monday with a new Luna cloud gaming deal, a note on Ring Doorbells, some navigation to better move around the page, and link and pricing tweaks throughout for accuracy.

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Kindle Deals

We're big fans of Kindles—they're easy to use, dependable, and work as intended. They can hold thousands of books and have a month's worth of battery life. Read our Best Amazon Kindles guide to narrow down which is best for you. Most Kindles below are at their lowest price ever.

Kindle Paperwhite Ebook Reader for $100 ($50 off)AmazonTarget

The Kindle Paperwhite is what most people should buy. The bright 6.8-inch screen has adjustable warm lighting, and it's waterproof–which makes it a great option if you like to read in the bathtub, by the pool, or at the beach. It's back to the lowest price we've tracked since last year. It charges via USB-C. This is the 16-GB model, which we recommend since the 8-GB model has half the storage but only costs $5 less.

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Ebook Reader for $130 ($60 off)AmazonBest Buy

The Paperwhite Signature Edition (8/10, WIRED Recommends) comes with a few more features than the standard Paperwhite. The page turn is faster, the display automatically adjusts brightness based on the lighting in your environment, and there's more storage (the Signature version has 32 gigabytes and the standard has 8 gigabytes). It's a great option if you listen to a lot of audiobooks.

Basic Kindle (2022) Ebook Reader for $85 ($15 off)

Amazon updated its basic Kindle this year with a few worthy upgrades. The screen is brighter at 300-pixels-per-inch—up from 197 PPI on its predecessor—and the built-in light comes with a dark mode for when you're reading at night. Amazon also swapped the Micro USB port for a USB-C port, which means you can use the same cable you use with your laptop or Android phone. It comes with 16 gigabytes of storage, which can store thousands of ebooks.

Kindle Oasis Ebook Reader for $165 ($85 off)AmazonBest Buy

For a more luxurious experience, the Kindle Oasis is the way to go. It has a large 7-inch display with auto-adjust brightness, an aluminum body, speedy performance, and tactile page-turn buttons (the only Kindle with physical page-turn buttons). It's also waterproof.

Kindle Paperwhite Kids Ebook Reader for $105 ($56 off)AmazonBest Buy

The Paperwhite Kids Edition is great for little bookworms. It has a large 6.8-inch screen and comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, a kid-friendly content library with access to parental controls. It's also waterproof, which means you won't have to worry about accidental spills. 

Fire Tablet Deals

It's easy to justify a Fire tablet. They're affordable and capable slates. The software mostly highlights Amazon content and there's no Google Play Store, so app selection is more limited (there's a workaround), but they're perfectly fine screens for consuming media. Read our Best Amazon Fire Tablets guide for more.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) for $75 ($75 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The Fire HD 10 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite Fire tablet. It has a bright screen, good battery life, and enough RAM to guarantee smooth performance. We also like the HD 10 With Bluetooth Keyboard, which is also on sale for $160 ($35 off). You’ll get a free year of Microsoft 365, and it’s an ideal setup for getting some light work done.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus Tablet (2021) for $105 ($75 off)AmazonBest Buy

If you can spend the extra cash, go for the Fire HD 10 Plus. It has the same 10.1-inch screen and 1080-pixel resolution, but it comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM instead of 3 GB, which makes performance a little bit smoother overall when you use multiple apps. It also supports wireless charging, so you can use a dock like this and never have to plug it in.

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet (2022) for $40 ($20 off)AmazonTarget

We previously never recommended Fire 7 tablets because they were too slow, but this updated model changes things. It comes with a more powerful processor, longer battery life (charges via a USB-C port), and double the RAM. The SD card also now supports up to 1 terabyte of storage. It's a nice mini slate to tote around, though you should still spring for the Fire HD 8 if you can.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet (2022) for $55 ($45 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

Amazon's recently updated Fire HD 8 has a thinner design and a slightly faster processor. It has a great size that's not too big and not too small. Performance is pretty good, and battery life is plentiful. For more RAM and wireless charging, the Fire HD 8 Plus is on sale for $65 ($55 off).

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet (2022) for $80 ($70 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The new Kids' version is the same as the Fire HD 8 above. You're paying extra for the two-year worry-free guarantee (Amazon will replace the tablet if your kid breaks it in that timeframe), as well as a rugged case and one year of Amazon Kids+, the content service stuffed with age-appropriate educational programming. The Kids Pro version, which is better for older kids since it has a dedicated Kids app store for parents to install, is also on sale for $80 ($70 off).

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Tablet (2022) for $55 ($55 off)AmazonTarget

For young children, there's also the new Fire 7 Kids tablet—with a 30 percent faster processor. WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson says his kids have always found the 7-inch screen size challenging to use. But if a smaller display isn't an issue, then it's a good option.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet (2021) for $120 ($80 off)AmazonBest Buy

The Fire HD 10 Kids Pro is great for older children since it's bigger. Kids can also request to install apps from the app store for parents to manually approve. The case it comes with is also less bulky.

Fire TV Deals

Love watching most of your content on Amazon Prime? Then a Fire TV Stick is a nice idea for your entertainment system. It prioritizes Amazon content over other popular streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, but you'll still get access to all the major streaming services. Be sure to check out our Best TV Streaming Devices guide for more.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max Streaming Device for $35 ($20 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is our favorite recommendation for Amazon loyalists—the menus are targeted toward the company's Prime Video app and purchasing content from its store. It also comes with a variety of upgrades compared to its predecessor, including more memory (2 gigabytes versus 1.5), support for Wi-Fi 6, and a picture-in-picture feature for viewing your security camera feed. You'll get some of the highest streaming quality with this stick.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device for $25 ($25 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The Fire TV Stick 4K doesn't have Wi-Fi 6 support and has slightly less internal memory, so performance won't be as buttery smooth, but it's still a great stick (especially since you need a Wi-Fi 6 router to take advantage of those faster speeds on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max). 

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite ($15) Streaming Device ($15 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

Those who don't own a 4K TV and have no desire to make the switch can opt for the Fire TV Stick Lite, which works great for standard HD TVs. We've tested earlier HD models and had access to all the major streaming apps. You'll also get a simpler version of the Alexa remote—with no TV power button, volume controls, or branded buttons for apps like Netflix (you'll need a separate app for that). You won't be able to control content with voice commands either.

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More Amazon Deals

Amazon owns other brands like Eero and Blink. We've pooled the best sales on those devices too.

Amazon Eero 6 (3-Pack) Wi-Fi Mesh Routers for $169 ($30 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The Eero 6 is on our Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers guide for its simplicity. Even though it's one of the slower systems we've tested (at longer distances), it still offers fairly wide coverage and a stable connection. This one comes with one Eero 6 router and two Eero 6 extenders. If you want something slightly faster in the Eero family, the Eero Pro 6 is also on sale for $148 ($81 off).

Amazon Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-Pack) for $389 ($210 off)AmazonBest Buy

These Pro routers and nodes come with the same simplicity as the Eero 6 system. But they're bigger and can accommodate faster speeds and an extra 5 GHz band, which helps it manage simultaneous streams from more connected devices. We only recommend upgrading if you have a fast connection above 500 Mbps from your internet service provider. 

Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker for $35 ($45 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The Halo View received an honorable mention in our Best Fitness Trackers guide. It's comfortable and affordable, and its companion app is easy to use. It's also at the lowest price we've seen yet. WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So isn't a fan of how it tells you to strip down in your underwear to measure body fat composition (and how it pushes business partnerships). 

Amazon Halo Fitness Tracker for $35 ($35 off)AmazonTarget

Amazon's Halo isn't our top choice for health and fitness tracking, but it is useful for voice-tone tracking. WIRED editor Adrienne So tested this one too. She says that despite her discomfort with the tracker, the Halo's ability to spot changes in her psychological and emotional states through the tone in her voice did create changes in her own relationship.

Blink Video Doorbell + 2 Outdoor Security Camera System for $120 ($95 off)

We're still in the process of testing the Blink Video Doorbell, but we gave it an honorable mention in our Best Video Doorbell Cameras guide. It's not only affordable, but it also works with Alexa and comes in both a tethered and battery-powered version. This bundle includes two of Blink's outdoor cameras, which will give you broader coverage around your home (other bundles are on sale as well). This one is the lowest price we've tracked.

Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Security Camera for $50 ($10 off)AmazonBest Buy

Amazon recently launched this new mount for its Blink Mini camera, so we haven't tried it yet. It has the ability to pan and tilt, giving you a 360-degree view of any room. This bundle comes with the camera, but if you already own the Mini you can purchase the mount separately.

Luna Cloud Gaming Controller for $40 ($30 off) and Other Bundles

We have not thoroughly tested Amazon's cloud gaming service (learn more about it here), and therefore don't recommend it, but if you're aware of it and ready to try it out, you can get a controller or a bundle with a Fire TV stick or another accessory to use the controller on your tablet or phone. 

Echo Speaker Deals

We've tested a lot of different speakers and smart displays, in addition to the ones below. For more Alexa-powered devices, you can read our Best Echo and Alexa Speakers guide. If you want to go beyond Amazon, check out our Best Smart Speakers guide and Best Smart Displays guide.

Amazon Echo Studio Smart Speaker for $155 ($45 off)

For the best sound, we recommend the Echo Studio, with 350 watts of power, a downward-firing subwoofer, an upward-firing midrange speaker, and two side-facing ones. It'll both listen and adjust the sound accordingly depending on the space. You can buy and pair two of these for a soundbar-like experience. Read our tips on how to secure your smart speaker to preserve your privacy. 

Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Smart Speaker for $50 ($50 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

Amazon may have introduced a 5th-generation Echo Dot, but it has yet to release a successor to its flagship smart speaker. The Echo (4th Gen) still holds the title of Best Overall in our Best Alexa Speakers guide. It's compact, which makes a great addition to any room in the house (use it in the kitchen for recipes and timers or in the bathroom for music), and has robust sound.

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) Smart Speaker for $25 ($25 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The latest Echo Dot comes equipped with a new custom full-range driver for improved sound and a sensor that triggers Alexa to perform a task based on the room's temperature (like turning on your smart fan when the room gets too warm). (It's still not the best option if your primary use is to play music.) With gesture control, you can now dismiss a timer or control music by simply tapping the top of the Dot. The new Echo Dot With Clock is also on sale for $40 ($20 off).

Amazon Echo Dot Kids (5th Gen) Smart Speaker for $30 ($30 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The new kids' version of the Echo Dot comes with some of the same upgrades as the standard Echo Dot, including gesture controls. It's available in two new adorable designs: an owl and a dragon. As with past models, you'll have access to parental controls and one year of Amazon Kids+.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) Smart Display for $70 ($60 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

The Amazon Echo Show 8 is our favorite Alexa-powered smart display. The 8-inch screen is a great size for making video calls (there's also an auto-pan and zoom feature to keep you in frame), reading recipes, and streaming content. Its compact size makes it super ideal for your kitchen counter or nightstand too. There's a physical switch that cuts power to the camera and mic for added privacy. 

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen, 2021) Smart Display for $170 ($80 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

If you want a larger screen, the Echo Show 10 has a 10-inch smart display that also swivels almost 360 degrees (which can follow you while you're on a video call or when viewing a recipe). You'll also get better audio quality.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Smart Display for $35 ($50 off)AmazonTargetBest Buy

We criticized the Echo Show 5 for its small screen because it's a bit too cramped to navigate comfortably. But that doesn't rule it out as a good option if you want a compact smart display for your nightstand. It also has a physical mute button and a camera shutter for privacy. It dipped lower during the Prime Early Access Sale, but this is still a solid deal.

Amazon Echo Show 15 Smart Display for $170 ($20 off)AmazonBest Buy

With a 15.6-inch Full HD display, this is Amazon's largest Echo smart display to date. It also has a redesigned home screen with widgets for to-do lists, calendars, shopping lists, support for picture-in-picture mode, and more. You can use it to stream Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu, or display art and family photos. There's a 5-megapixel camera and mics built-in for video calls as well (which you can turn off for privacy). We haven't tested it yet.

Amazon Echo Buds True Wireless Earbuds (2021) for $70 ($50 off)

These buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have dipped to this price before, but it's still a great deal. They're easy to pair, have good sound, and come with a wireless charging case along with multiple size options for ear tips. You'll also basically have Alexa right in your ear to help you with any task. Its noise cancellation isn't the best, and touch controls can be triggered by sweaty hair during workouts.

Why We Don't Have Ring Doorbell Deals

Though they are owned by Amazon and there are a few sales going on, we still hesitate to recommend Ring Doorbells due to their unique, and not always obvious, relationship with law enforcement and how it relates to security. Read more about this our Video Doorbells guide.

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