It's finally here! Amazon Prime Day has arrived, the deals are in full swing, and the premier members take advantage of good discounts on the site.
The massive online shopping event began at midnight Pacific Time today and ends at 11:59. Pacific time July 16th. Prime Day deals come in several forms, including Lightning Deals that can last just minutes. There are also offers on the day ending when Prime Day breaks up – unless the products sell first.
Here are some offers for goods we think may interest you.
Echo Show 5 ̵
1; Compact smart display with Alexa
Like its predecessors, the new Echo Show 5 has a display with speakers that lets you see what's going on in rooms with other Alexa-enabled devices that have displays. You can also make video calls with Skype.
The Echo Show 5 also comes with a number of features that distinguish it from older models. It is more compact, has a 5.5-inch display, better sound, an HD camera and a built-in camera shutter.
It also has a new smart home dashboard that connects to other compatible home devices by saying commands. You can even use on-screen controls to manage other smart devices in your home.
With Echo Show 5 you can watch music videos from Vevo or listen to music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and more. You can watch performances from NBC and Prime Video, or short news clips from Reuters, CNN and more. Amazon said it is integrating with wikiHow, so you can access hundreds of video files.
The unit has an off button that electronically disconnects both the microphone and the camera. This Amazon Prime Deal of the day ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time July 16th.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa
Amazon claims that Echo Dot is one of its most popular smart speakers, and it is now in its third generation. It has a fabric design that comes in different colors and an enhanced speaker for a richer, higher sound.
To really pump up the volume and quality, pair it with a second Echo Dot (third gene) to get a stereo sound. Or fill your house with music by placing compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
With voice commands you can stream music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM and others. You can also listen to audio books from Audible.
In addition to listening to audio books and music, you can ask Echo Dot (3rd gen) to answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. For complete privacy, press the microphone off button to disconnect the microphones. This Amazon Prime Deal of the day ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time July 16th.
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum Wi-Fi Connection
This little robot vacuum can work with Amazon Alexa to provide extra voice control. Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum picks up pet hair and works on carpets and hard floors. Its 3-stage cleaning system and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes take everything from small particles to large debris.
As with all Roombas, intelligent sensors lead the robot under and around furniture. Roomba runs for up to 90 minutes before adding and uploading automatically. This Amazon Prime Deal of the day ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time July 16th.
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Toshiba 50LF711U20 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR – Fire TV Edition
Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Smart TV is a new generation TV with built-in Fire TV and a voice distance with Alexa. This TV has an image quality of more than eight million pixels, providing clarity, deep contrast and vibrant colors. Movies and TV shows seem to come to life in ultra high definition.
This Fire TV Edition brings together live over-the-air TV with favorite streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO and more. All you have to do is connect any HD antenna (sold separately).
With Alexa-enhanced remote control, you only use your voice to launch applications, search for TV shows, switch inputs, manage smart home devices, and more. This Amazon Prime Deal of the day ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time July 16th.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular, 38mm)
If you're not someone who needs the latest Apple gadget, you can get a Great Prime Day deal on a number of seniors. For example, Apple Watch Series 3 is a daytime deal.
While the Apple Watch Series 4 has more features, is more powerful and more compact than Series 3, the older model is not exactly from the Stone Age.
The series 3 has a 563 square millimeter or 740 square millimeter display area; an 11.4 millimeter casing, a dual-core S3 processor and an optical heart sensor.
Again, if you don't need every clock and whistle, the Apple Watch Series 3 can still give you what you want and make some money in your bank account. This Amazon Prime Deal of the day ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time July 16th.