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The best early Prime Day 2021 deals on Amazon devices — Echo Buds are already up to 33% off

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 will begin on Monday June 21 and run through June 22. We’re expecting tons of deals on tech across all categories, and shoppers can already find early Prime Day discounts on select Amazon devices.

Amazon’s brand-new second-generation Echo Buds are now down to their lowest price yet. Other Amazon devices, like Fire TV Edition smart TVs and a couple Kindle bundles, are available with early Prime Day deals as well. Smart Plugs from Amazon are particularly a good deal right now, as as nearly half off the Echo Show 5 smart display.

Prime Day is traditionally one of the best times to find an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot on sale, and a few models are available for impressive discounts of up to half off already. That said, we anticipate even better Echo device and speaker deals when Prime Day officially starts.

To shop Prime Day deals, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Prime subscriptions cost $13 a month or $120 a year. The service offers tons of perks, including free two-day shipping on many items.

Best early Prime Day Echo Buds deals

Amazon just released its second-generation Echo Buds in May, and the new wireless earbuds are already $40 off ahead of Prime Day 2021. The Echo Buds with wired charging case are down to $80, while the Echo Buds with wireless charging case are available for $100.

The second-generation earbuds have a sleeker design and improved noise cancellation compared to the older model. Senior Tech Correspondent Lisa Eadicicco was impressed by the improvements Amazon made, and said the Echo Buds are “a great choice for anyone in search of affordable wireless earbuds that don’t compromise on features like noise cancellation and customization.” You can find our Amazon Echo Buds 2 review here.

Top early Prime Day Echo smart speaker deals

Echo devices are some of the most popular smart speakers on the market, and they’re often available for some of their lowest prices during Prime Day. Though select Echo speakers were recently up to 30% off, that discount has now expired.

We expect big deals on speakers once Prime Day begins. Right now, however, you can find a $25 discount on the fourth-generation Echo, and a modest $5 discount on fourth- and third-generation Echo Dots. Bigger discounts are available if you buy two units at once.

The fourth-generation Echo Dot offers new spherical design and slightly improved sound quality. That said, if the third-generation Echo Dot dips down to a sale price that’s significantly less than the fourth-gen model, we think it offers a better value.

The best early Prime Day smart home deals

Of course, Amazon is running a few early deals on some smart home devices that might be worth hopping onto right now, particulary the $15 Amazon Smart Plugs. That’s a super cheap way to turn a room into a smart-lit one with your existing lamps . With a decent $10 off the list price, that could help you buy a few extra to truly turn an entire room or two into a smart-controlled space. Likewise, a nearly half-off Echo Show smart display would bring that home control scenario together with voice control and visual information. Finally, on a related note, Amazon’s Echo Frames are available for up to 30% off, which bring Alexa to you wherever you are. These work with prescription lenses as well, if you’re considering them for a gift for a glasses wearer.

Best early Prime Day Fire TV Edition smart TV deals

Amazon’s Fire TV operating system comes built right into a number of smart TVs from Toshiba and Insignia. This enables simple streaming access with the same interface you’d see on a separate Fire TV Stick or Cube.

Both brands sell

, 1080p, and 720p Fire TV displays in a range of screen sizes, and many of these models are on sale right now ahead of Prime Day. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that all of these displays are considered entry-level TVs . They’ll get the job done for casual viewing, but for better picture quality and speedier smart TV performance, we recommend stepping up to a mid-range model from brands like TCL, Vizio, Samsung, or LG.

Though we don’t typically recommend TVs with 720p screens, the benefits of higher resolutions are hard to see on screen sizes under 43 inches. If you’re looking for a smaller TV in the 32- or 24-inch range for a bedroom or other secondary location, an inexpensive Fire HDTV could offer solid value, especially when they’re discounted. If you’re going bigger than 32-inches, however, it’s worth paying more for a 4K model.

Buyers who want an inexpensive 50-inch 4K TV should consider this Toshiba model, especially when it’s discounted. You won’t find advanced picture quality features, but the display comes with Amazon’s Fire TV interface built right in for easy streaming.

Top early Prime Day Kindle deals

Amazon’s Kindle devices are some of our favorite e-readers, and we expect deals across the entire lineup when Prime Day begins. Though there are no early deals on Kindle models right now, you can snag a discount if you purchase a Kindle bundle with a case and power adapter.

The Paperwhite Essential Bundle includes a leather cover and a power adapter for charging, while the Kindle Kids Edition Essential Bundle adds a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, along with a cover, charger, and screen protector.

Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite sits in the middle of the Kindle lineup with a sharp 6-inch screen, backlight, and lots of great ebooks. The essentials bundle comes with a fabric cover and a power adapter.

Best early Prime Day Fire TV Stick deals

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick connects to your existing TV, allowing you to add streaming access to tons of apps using the Fire TV platform. Fire TV Sticks are available in a few different models, but the best of the bunch is the Fire TV Stick 4K.

You can snag a Fire TV Stick 4K right now for $10 off its regular price. That’s not the best deal we’ve seen, but it’s still a solid discount. Like its name implies, the 4K model includes 4K streaming capabilities and it even supports advanced high dynamic formats like HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

Top early Prime Day Fire Tablet deals

Amazon is offering parents (or incredibly loving and doting friends of parents) 30% off the total cost of two Fire Tablet Kids Edition devices when bought in a bundle. That’s a hefty savings of more than $83.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Amazon Prime Day 2021 will start on Monday, June 21. The two-day sales event will run through June 22. We’ll be keeping track of the best deals throughout the sale, so check back for the latest discounts.

Prime Day deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, so you’ll need to sign up to get deals on Amazon devices. Amazon Prime costs $13 a month or $120 per year, but new users can get their first 30 days of Prime for free.