Black Friday came early! Score three 3rd-gen Echo Dot speakers for $23 each

At this price, there’s no use in waiting for Cyber Monday.

Amazon’s Black Friday week begins today, and there are a ton of offers you won’t want to miss out on. Plus, if you’re a Prime member, you can even use Alexa — the voice assistant featured on devices like the Echo Dot — to unlock Black Friday deals early. If your home doesn’t have such a device, today’s deals bring about a way to change that at a very low cost.

The Echo Dot just received a major update and a new look for the third generation of the speaker, and today, Amazon’s offering a three-pack of the smart speaker for only $69.97 to get your home upgraded as well. Each speaker is regularly sold for $50 otherwise, but today’s deal sends the price down to just $23.32 apiece. That’s even better than the price we’ll see on the single speaker next week, which is set to drop to $24 on Thanksgiving day.

While three may seem unnecessary at first, having just one Echo Dot at home actually isn’t enough. It can fill a…

At this price, there's no use in waiting for Cyber Monday.

Amazon's Black Friday week begins today, and there are a ton of offers you won't want to miss out on. Plus, if you're a Prime member, you can even use Alexa — the voice assistant featured on devices like the Echo Dot — to unlock Black Friday deals early. If your home doesn't have such a device, today's deals bring about a way to change that at a very low cost.

The Echo Dot just received a major update and a new look for the third generation of the speaker, and today, Amazon's offering a three-pack of the smart speaker for only $69.97 to get your home upgraded as well. Each speaker is regularly sold for $50 otherwise, but today's deal sends the price down to just $23.32 apiece. That's even better than the price we'll see on the single speaker next week, which is set to drop to $24 on Thanksgiving day.

While three may seem unnecessary at first, having just one Echo Dot at home actually isn't enough. It can fill a room with music playing from Amazon Music Unlimited, but eventually you'll want to be able to have access to the music, Alexa's answers, and all the functionality the Dot has in every room of your home that you spend a decent amount of time in. And yes, that surely includes the bathroom — it's great for shower singing. And if all else fails, they make great gifts too.

With the Echo Dot, you can also start voice controlling tons of smart home products, like the $10 smart bulb and smart plug Amazon is offering right now. It's also compatible with Philips Hue and the Ring Doorbell.

Other Echo device bundles are on sale right now too, including two-packs of the Echo Show and Echo Spot devices.

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These discounted Amazon Fire Tablets make great holiday gifts

A great tablet for less.

Black Friday discounts are beginning to go live at Amazon, including some solid deals on Amazon Fire Tablets. Right now, you can purchase the latest 32GB Fire HD 10 Tablet for just $99.99. That’ll save you $50 off its regular cost and snag you the tablet at its lowest price ever. You can also grab the tablet bundled with the Show Mode charging dock for $144.99 right now; it regularly sells for $190 otherwise.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet is discounted currently too. This model comes fitted with a protective kid-proof case and includes a no-questions-asked two-year warranty for $149.99. That saves you $50 off its regular price of $200, though you can save further by purchasing two at once. That’ll bring your total price to $249.98, saving $150 overall.

If you’re a bit worried about spending so much on a tablet for the kids, other Kids Edition Fire Tablets are on sale this week too. You can pick up the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet (regularly $100) for $6…

A great tablet for less.

Black Friday discounts are beginning to go live at Amazon, including some solid deals on Amazon Fire Tablets. Right now, you can purchase the latest 32GB Fire HD 10 Tablet for just $99.99. That'll save you $50 off its regular cost and snag you the tablet at its lowest price ever. You can also grab the tablet bundled with the Show Mode charging dock for $144.99 right now; it regularly sells for $190 otherwise.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet is discounted currently too. This model comes fitted with a protective kid-proof case and includes a no-questions-asked two-year warranty for $149.99. That saves you $50 off its regular price of $200, though you can save further by purchasing two at once. That'll bring your total price to $249.98, saving $150 overall.

If you're a bit worried about spending so much on a tablet for the kids, other Kids Edition Fire Tablets are on sale this week too. You can pick up the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet (regularly $100) for $69.99 or two for $119.98. Meanwhile, the Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet (reg. $130) is available for $89.99 or two for $149.98. The latter model not only has a larger screen but double the amount of storage too.

Not sure whether the Fire HD 10 Tablet is for you? Your next step should be to check over Android Central's review of the device to go over its capabilities and features.

It’s the perfect time to save 30% a Blink Indoor Security Camera

Record what goes on inside!

With Black Friday gearing up, now is the time to start making some decisions! Tons of deals at Amazon just went live, including $50 off the Fire HD 10 Tablet and discounts on Echo device bundles. Along with those deals came an offer on the Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System. The single-camera system is now down to $66.99, one of its best prices ever and a savings of $33.

If one camera isn’t enough to give you peace of mind while away from home, other options are discounted currently too.

Two-camera system for $113.99 (was $170)

Three-camera system for $153.99 (was $230)

Five-camera system for $233.99 (was $350)

Single add-on camera for $71.99 (was $90)
These 720p wireless cameras feature a built-in motion sensor alarm that will send an alert to your phone and record a short clip of the event when motion is detected. They’re powered with two AA batteries with an expected two-year battery life, and are easy to install without help from a handyma…

Record what goes on inside!

With Black Friday gearing up, now is the time to start making some decisions! Tons of deals at Amazon just went live, including $50 off the Fire HD 10 Tablet and discounts on Echo device bundles. Along with those deals came an offer on the Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System. The single-camera system is now down to $66.99, one of its best prices ever and a savings of $33.

If one camera isn't enough to give you peace of mind while away from home, other options are discounted currently too.

These 720p wireless cameras feature a built-in motion sensor alarm that will send an alert to your phone and record a short clip of the event when motion is detected. They're powered with two AA batteries with an expected two-year battery life, and are easy to install without help from a handyman. Using your phone and the Blink app on iOS or Android, you can watch live footage from the camera and control the system. It also includes free cloud storage that requires no monthly fees or service contract, unlike many others.

With an Echo Dot, you can even voice control these cameras using Alexa. You might want to look over those Echo device bundle deals now.

Amazon has a bunch of Echo device bundles discounted ahead of Black Friday

The time to save is now!

Black Friday may be a week away, but Amazon decided it would get a head start and offer some fantastic deals beginning a week in advance. Deals on Fire TV devices, Kindle e-readers, best-selling tech, toys, fashion, and more are now live, including some stellar discounts on Amazon Echo devices, including the newest edition of the Echo Dot speaker.

Through November 23, Amazon is taking $80 off your order of three Echo Dot smart speakers, which will bring your total down to $69.97. That’s only $20 more than what a single speaker normally sells for ($50). No promo code is required — you should see the discount applied automatically during checkout.

The Echo Dot Kids Edition also has an offer attached to it; right now, you can save $110 on three of the speakers and snag them for $99.97 total. They regularly sell for $70 each otherwise. These are awesome for the kids’ room because they bring all the functionality of the Echo Dot while providing extra pare…

The time to save is now!

Black Friday may be a week away, but Amazon decided it would get a head start and offer some fantastic deals beginning a week in advance. Deals on Fire TV devices, Kindle e-readers, best-selling tech, toys, fashion, and more are now live, including some stellar discounts on Amazon Echo devices, including the newest edition of the Echo Dot speaker.

Through November 23, Amazon is taking $80 off your order of three Echo Dot smart speakers, which will bring your total down to $69.97. That's only $20 more than what a single speaker normally sells for ($50). No promo code is required — you should see the discount applied automatically during checkout.

The Echo Dot Kids Edition also has an offer attached to it; right now, you can save $110 on three of the speakers and snag them for $99.97 total. They regularly sell for $70 each otherwise. These are awesome for the kids' room because they bring all the functionality of the Echo Dot while providing extra parental controls and a smarter way to keep your child from hearing explicit songs on Amazon Music Unlimited.

Other deals that just went live include two Echo Show devices for $339.98 ($120 off) and two Echo Spot devices for $159.98 ($100 off).

Save $20 on $100 or more of Amazon’s best-selling toys right now

Christmas is coming up quick.

Amazon is offering $20 off orders of $100 or more on select best-selling toys, games, and more with prices starting as low as $6. Within the sale, you’ll find discounts on products by Funko, Hot Wheels, K’Nex, Fisher-Price, Play-Doh, Melissa & Doug, and much more. It lasts for a limited time with no set expiration date, so you shouldn’t wait too long to get your purchase in. The items in your order must total $100 before tax and shipping, and must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com.

There are tons of popular options to choose from in this sale, which makes it a wise way to stock up on potential Christmas gifts this year. There are options for kids of all ages too. One great choice for kids who find it hard to put down their phone is the Sphero Mini. It’s a robot ball that you can control using an app on your smartphone. The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is another smart option that’s app-controlled, plus it gives kids some light hands-on c…

Christmas is coming up quick.

Amazon is offering $20 off orders of $100 or more on select best-selling toys, games, and more with prices starting as low as $6. Within the sale, you'll find discounts on products by Funko, Hot Wheels, K'Nex, Fisher-Price, Play-Doh, Melissa & Doug, and much more. It lasts for a limited time with no set expiration date, so you shouldn't wait too long to get your purchase in. The items in your order must total $100 before tax and shipping, and must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com.

There are tons of popular options to choose from in this sale, which makes it a wise way to stock up on potential Christmas gifts this year. There are options for kids of all ages too. One great choice for kids who find it hard to put down their phone is the Sphero Mini. It's a robot ball that you can control using an app on your smartphone. The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is another smart option that's app-controlled, plus it gives kids some light hands-on coding experience.

New Panda Fingerlings by WowWee are included in the offer too, along with options like the Exploding Kittens card game, a Thanos Funko Pop figure based on Avengers: Infinity War, this Harry Potter Light Painting Wand, and the Barbie Ultimate Kitchen.

This offer can only be redeemed once per account and requires that you purchase your items totaling $100 or more within a single order to receive the discount. You should see the $20 discount applied at checkout.

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Protect your new iPhone XR with this transparent anti-scratch case for $2

This slim case offers shock protection and more.

You’ve got to protect your smartphone these days with how expensive and fragile they can be, but so many cases seem over-priced and ruin the look of your device. Right now, you can pick up Mkeke’s Clear Anti-Scratch Shock Absorption Case for the iPhone XR at just $1.99 via Amazon when you enter promo code QOK2V37S during checkout. Not only will it protect your phone, but it won’t cover it up with an eyesore either. Only the clear version of this case is valid with this code.

If you just got your hands on the new iPhone XR, you definitely want to be careful with it! This case is made of soft flexible TPU that’s scratch-resistant. It also offers shock absorption using an air space cushion that keeps your phone from being damaged after a sudden drop. It’d also be wise to pick up some screen protectors for your device with this purchase if you haven’t yet.

You’ll also receive a one-year warranty with your purchase of this iPhone case. A…

This slim case offers shock protection and more.

You've got to protect your smartphone these days with how expensive and fragile they can be, but so many cases seem over-priced and ruin the look of your device. Right now, you can pick up Mkeke's Clear Anti-Scratch Shock Absorption Case for the iPhone XR at just $1.99 via Amazon when you enter promo code QOK2V37S during checkout. Not only will it protect your phone, but it won't cover it up with an eyesore either. Only the clear version of this case is valid with this code.

If you just got your hands on the new iPhone XR, you definitely want to be careful with it! This case is made of soft flexible TPU that's scratch-resistant. It also offers shock absorption using an air space cushion that keeps your phone from being damaged after a sudden drop. It'd also be wise to pick up some screen protectors for your device with this purchase if you haven't yet.

You'll also receive a one-year warranty with your purchase of this iPhone case. At Amazon, it received great reviews from 150 customers resulting in a collective rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Right now, you can also snag a discount on Aukey's two-pack of durable MFi-certified Lightning cables for $12.74. Just make sure to use the appropriate promo code listed. A wireless charger would be a great purchase too, as this case is slim enough to not get in the way while your device is powering up.

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‘The Game Console’ spans years of gaming history for $15

Full of info, trivia, photos, and more.

Waiting for your newest game to finish downloading and installing to your console can be both exciting and aggravating, but while it’s loading, it doesn’t hurt to put the controller down and find something else to pique your interest. A perfect choice for gamers looking to build up their knowledge on video game history is The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox by Evan Amos. It covers consoles from the early 1970s up to modern releases like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and just today it dropped to $15 at Amazon for the first time ever using the on-page coupon near the product description. It’s always sold for $25 or a dollar cheaper there since its release in October 2016.

This hardcover book takes readers on a tour of the evolution of video game hardware, spanning consoles from the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600 and Nintendo Entertainment System to the N64, Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation, and ending on recent models su…

Full of info, trivia, photos, and more.

Waiting for your newest game to finish downloading and installing to your console can be both exciting and aggravating, but while it's loading, it doesn't hurt to put the controller down and find something else to pique your interest. A perfect choice for gamers looking to build up their knowledge on video game history is The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox by Evan Amos. It covers consoles from the early 1970s up to modern releases like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and just today it dropped to $15 at Amazon for the first time ever using the on-page coupon near the product description. It's always sold for $25 or a dollar cheaper there since its release in October 2016.

This hardcover book takes readers on a tour of the evolution of video game hardware, spanning consoles from the Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 2600 and Nintendo Entertainment System to the N64, Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation, and ending on recent models such as the Xbox One, Wii U, and PlayStation 4. The book was released the year before the Nintendo Switch came out, so that's one of the few consoles you won't find inside. The Game Console is full of trivia and covers 86 consoles featuring full-color photos of each, some of which even offer an in-depth look inside the console they show.

If this book isn't enough to quell your feelings of nostalgia, maybe Nintendo's NES Classic Edition console or SNES Classic Edition console could do the trick. They're both available directly from Amazon for regular price while supplies last. The NeoGeo Mini International is a fun option as well.

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Grab a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro Studio Over-Ear Headphones for $129

High-quality audio at a nice low price.

Amazon is offering the Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 250 Ohm Studio Over-Ear Headphones for just $129 right now. That saves you $50 off what they sell for these days there otherwise. This pair of headphones originally sold for almost $300, and they’ve only ever dropped a few dollars lower than this in the past. Only the Gray version is on sale today.

These closed over-ear headphones are ideal if you’re planning on working with audio or video editing, though they’re great for casual listening too. The soft, circumaural velour ear pads are comfortable and replaceable, which is awesome; if you accidentally spill something on them for example, you can simply buy new ear pads instead of an entirely new pair of headphones. may not be a fabric you often associate with headphones. It’s like wearing velvet on your head. The cable measures close to 10 feet long and these headphones also feature “Bass reflex” technology which provides an improved bass respon…

High-quality audio at a nice low price.

Amazon is offering the Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 250 Ohm Studio Over-Ear Headphones for just $129 right now. That saves you $50 off what they sell for these days there otherwise. This pair of headphones originally sold for almost $300, and they've only ever dropped a few dollars lower than this in the past. Only the Gray version is on sale today.

These closed over-ear headphones are ideal if you're planning on working with audio or video editing, though they're great for casual listening too. The soft, circumaural velour ear pads are comfortable and replaceable, which is awesome; if you accidentally spill something on them for example, you can simply buy new ear pads instead of an entirely new pair of headphones. may not be a fabric you often associate with headphones. It's like wearing velvet on your head. The cable measures close to 10 feet long and these headphones also feature "Bass reflex" technology which provides an improved bass response.

The DT 770 Pro headphones earned 4 stars from CNET in December. They said Beyerdynamic's headphones offer audiophile-level sound, excellent build quality, and long-lasting comfort without breaking the bank.

Beyerdynamic's headphones are the sort that benefit a lot from having a headphone amplifier. If you don't have one, consider investing in something like the AudioQuest DragonFly for $200. A protective travel case would be a smart purchase for headphones of this price too.

If you're grabbing these headphones as a gift this holiday season and looking to bundle them with something else, these discounted Spotify gift cards would be a wise choice for music lovers. Right now, you can grab a $60 gift card for $50 or a $30 gift card for $25.

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Bring along your laptop securely with the $40 Timbuk2 Parkside Backpack

Bag this one quick.

For those looking for a stylish, comfortable backpack that can accommodate their laptop safely, there is a wide range of varied options to choose between. You could choose a messenger bag, or a satchel, but we all know nothing truly beats the traditional backpack. Timbuk2 is a notable brand for high-quality backpacks and other bags, and right now its Parkside Laptop Backpack is down to $39.99 at Amazon. It’s more regularly sold for close to $60 on average, so you’re getting quite a deal with it too. Only the Abyss colored backpack is priced this low currently, though a few of the other colors are discounted to $50.

This 25L backpack features a padded laptop sleeve inside that’s suitable for 15-inch laptops or smaller. It’s constructed of 600D Ripstop Lite Polyester and is a nice option for short trips or daily use. There are several pockets to help you stay organized on-the-go, along with an external side pocket for your water bottle or tumbler. There’s a front …

Bag this one quick.

For those looking for a stylish, comfortable backpack that can accommodate their laptop safely, there is a wide range of varied options to choose between. You could choose a messenger bag, or a satchel, but we all know nothing truly beats the traditional backpack. Timbuk2 is a notable brand for high-quality backpacks and other bags, and right now its Parkside Laptop Backpack is down to $39.99 at Amazon. It's more regularly sold for close to $60 on average, so you're getting quite a deal with it too. Only the Abyss colored backpack is priced this low currently, though a few of the other colors are discounted to $50.

This 25L backpack features a padded laptop sleeve inside that's suitable for 15-inch laptops or smaller. It's constructed of 600D Ripstop Lite Polyester and is a nice option for short trips or daily use. There are several pockets to help you stay organized on-the-go, along with an external side pocket for your water bottle or tumbler. There's a front zippered pocket for smaller items too.

Other features include a ventilated back panel, a vista loop, and an on-strap bottle opener. At Amazon, it recieved a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on nearly 300 reviews. Timbuk2's bags were designed to last a lifetime, and you'll be able to see that once yours arrives.

If your laptop is too big for the Parkside backpack, you may want to consider Timbuk2's larger Vert Laptop Backpack which can hold a 17-inch laptop.

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Instant Pot’s Accu Slim Sous Vide Cooker hits new low price

Instant Pot fans do not want to miss this.

The Instant Pot is always a top seller during Black Friday, and this year it’s likely to be a huge hit once again. It’s become essential in many households thanks to its various cooking functions from pressure cooking to yogurt making. If you’re looking for a great gift for a family who already owns an Instant Pot, then the Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is exactly what you’ve been hunting. And if you’ve come across this post quick enough, you can snag it for its lowest price yet of $59.99. It has only sold for $79.95 at Amazon up until today.

This Sous Vide cooker was made just for the Instant Pot (6-Quart or 8-Quart), though you can use it on other pots of the same size as well. If you haven’t used one before, Sous Vide cookers are pretty simple, they just need some prep. You’re going to need some bags and a large pot you can fill with water. Vacuum-sealed bags are best, but you can squeeze the air out of a Ziploc j…

Instant Pot fans do not want to miss this.

The Instant Pot is always a top seller during Black Friday, and this year it's likely to be a huge hit once again. It's become essential in many households thanks to its various cooking functions from pressure cooking to yogurt making. If you're looking for a great gift for a family who already owns an Instant Pot, then the Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is exactly what you've been hunting. And if you've come across this post quick enough, you can snag it for its lowest price yet of $59.99. It has only sold for $79.95 at Amazon up until today.

This Sous Vide cooker was made just for the Instant Pot (6-Quart or 8-Quart), though you can use it on other pots of the same size as well. If you haven't used one before, Sous Vide cookers are pretty simple, they just need some prep. You're going to need some bags and a large pot you can fill with water. Vacuum-sealed bags are best, but you can squeeze the air out of a Ziploc just fine. Put the Accu Slim in the pot filled with water. Use the manual controls to set the time and temperature for the food you're trying to cook. Put your food in the bag and put the bag in the water with a clip to hold it. The Accu Slim will cook the food under the water.

If you're curious but unsure, grab a cookbook to help you.

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