The biggest retailer in the world couldn’t have missed the chance to make people happy this Cyber Monday, so it put most of its own devices on sale. Even though Amazon makes a lot more money from the services that come with its products, rather than from the devices themselves, such discounts are not to be neglected.
Are you looking for a new e-reader because you’ve realized that books can be quite cumbersome while traveling? Or maybe you need a new tablet for streaming music and videos? Your living room telly could definitely benefit from a 4K-capable TV box, and the education of your kids could take a turn for the better with products that are specifically designed for them. Regardless of which of these you miss, Amazon has got you covered, with discounts that go up to 30%. Check out the following Amazon products, or head over straight to the Cyber Monday Deals page to see what the e-tailer has in store for us. As usual for such deals, they are only available for a very short period of time, and given the considerable discounts, there is always a risk of the products being sold out, so take advantage of Amazon’s fantastic products at a discounted price while you still can.
The e-tailer’s smart wireless speaker only needs to be powered and connected to your local Wi-Fi network to revolutionize audio entertainment in your living room. It responds to voice commands even if you are accross the room, and can stream all sorts for audio, from news, weather, and information to music, audiobooks, and traffic. If you’re wondering if Alexa (Amazon’s virtual personal assistant residing inside of Echo) can hear you even when music is playing loudly, the answer is yes.
Echo’s design enables it to fill an entire room with sound, as it features 360-degree omni-directional audio. In case you want to integrate it with some smart home devices, the options include Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink. Once you connect it to these, you gain complete control over them, and no longer have to look for the remote control of each one of them. This Cyber Monday, Amazon Echo is available for $149.
Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle, the most loved family of e-readers on Earth, judging by the market share they have, are a staple when it comes to Amazon deals. The basic Kindle, with its 6-inch glare-free toushcreen display and Wi-Fi connectivity, represents a great device for someone who’s just taking his first steps into the world of e-books. While these are very appealing to eco-conscious people, e-books typically prove a lot more convenient to carry around when traveling, not to mention that they always cost less than their paper counterparts. With 4GB of internal storage, people can carry thousands of ebooks with them, without having to experience the burdain of the real tomes.
On the other hand, Kindle Paperwhite brings a high resolution display (albeit with the same diagonal) with a pixel density of 300ppi, twice as much than on the basic model. On top of that, it features exclusive fonts, but the most impressive feature of this e-reader is definitely the built-in light that can be easily adjusted to accommodate your eyes in daytime and at night. While both models take about 4 hours to charge over USB, the battery lasts for weeks, so you can take the e-reader away for you without having to worry that it needs to be charged. Besides that, they sport microUSB ports, so carrying a power bank in your backpack could save you if Kindle’s battery runs out.
If you’re into more than just eBooks, a reasonably priced tablet such as Amazon’s Fire HD6 could be exactly what you need. Unlike the Kindle e-readers, which have eInk displays, Fire HD6 features a similarly sized HD display with a 1280 by 800 resolution and a 252 ppi pixel density. The tablet runs a heavily-modified version of Android that integrates Amazon’s own apps and App Store perfectly.
Amazon’s Fire HD6 is powered by a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz, and while the 8GB of internal storage may not sound like much, the e-tailer provides unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with this device. Fire HD6 may not be impressive in terms of gaming performance, but for streaming content off Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, ESPN or Pandora, it’s more than enough.
Now capable of playing back 4K content, and featuring Alexa on top of it all, Amazon’s fire TV is quite a piece of work. Needless to say, this TV box can stream content in 1080p without any problems from such services as Netflix and Hulu, so it’s not mandatory to won a 4K TV to use it. For cord-cutters who live off streaming services, there are plenty of TV channels that broadcast online, including NBC News, NBA, Sling TV, ESPN, CNN, AMC, Cartoon Network and more.
Fire TV’s Voice Remote makes it easy now to check sports scores, the weather, as well as to play music whenever you feel like it, without having to browse through endless menus.
All of Fire TV’s playback and streaming capabilities are made possible by a dedicated graphics engine, great Wi-Fi support, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, and a slot for expandable storage that takes microSD cards of up to 128GB.
Kindle for Kids Bundle and fire HD6 Kids Edition
The little ones couldn’t have been left behind by Amazon. Thus, there is a heavily discounted Kindle for Kids Bundle available for them that includes the latest Kindle without offers, a kid-friendly cover, as well as a 2-year warranty covering accidents such as spills or drops provided by SquareTrade. The bundle typically helps parents save nearly $40, but for Cyber Monday, the e-tailer discounted it by an additional $30.
On top of that, the fire HD6 Kids Edition enables the young ones to take their first steps in the world of tablets. With a kid-friendly design (or rather a kid-proof case) and content that’s specifically tailored for them, the fire HD6 Kids Edition tablet is equally great for learning and for playing games. Besides that, parents can add their own profiles, so that they are in charge with what goes on with it.
Don’t forget to check the other Cyber Monday Deals, as Amazon went well out of its way to make sure that this holiday season is a special one for you and your friends. Any of these great performing Amazon products would make a great gift for your kids or other family members.