Amazon Prime Day: Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and Tablets Among Expected Sales

Upgrade without putting a dent in your wallet.

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Amazon’s summer blowout sale is almost upon us. This means it’s time to stop window shopping and actually get your hands on the smart speakers and tablets that have filled your wishlist for far too long. Just like every Prime Day before this one, Amazon has yet to announce when it’ll kickoff in earnest, but recent leak suggests the big day could begin July 16.

It’s safe to say that Amazon is unlikely to mess with the formula too much after last year’s smash success, which began on July 10 in just 30 hours netted $1 billion in sales and “tens of millions” of new Prime members.

Here are some of the gadgets and tech we expect you’ll be able to get for the low this time around.

Amazon Prime Day: Amazon Echo

Amazon’s mini-smart speaker, the Echo Dot, was the most popular purchase during last year’s Prime Day. The device, which is normally priced at $49.99, went for $34.99. This relatively marginal discount led to the company selling “thousands [of Echo Dots] per minute” at one point, according to TechCrunch.

Seeing as this is a proprietary Amazon product and that they sold like hotcakes, we foresee a similar promotion this year. This might also include price cuts on the Echo Plus or the Echo Show.

Amazon Prime Day: Fire TV

Your chance to upgrade to a 4K TV without putting a dent in your wallet might also be here. Last year, there was a $250 discount on the Element 55-Inch 4K Amazon Fire TV. This is the first 4K TV running Amazon’s software and was originally priced at $649.99, but Prime members were able to grab one for $399.99.

Cyber Monday also saw eight 4K TVs go on sale. So expect more deals in this department.

Amazon Prime Day: Fire Tablets

Trying to step up your tablet game? You might need to wait a week or two, but Amazon will likely drop the prices of its Fire Tablet series to make them more than affordable.

All of the company’s tablets also saw notable markdowns in 2017. The entry-level Amazon Fire 7 went from $49.99 to $29.99. While the slightly more pricey Fire 7 Kids Edition was selling for $69.99 down from $99.99.

If there’s a particularly deal you’re on the lookout for, remember to have your finger on the refresh button. Each promotion generally lasts a few hours each.