Our picks for the best early Prime Day deals:
Well, folks, it’s finally almost time for Amazon Prime Day 2020. The two-day shopping event officially kicks off at midnight PT Oct. 13 (that’s 3 a.m. for East Coasters). Of course, you don’t actually have to wait for the official start time to begin shopping deals — we’ve already found some pretty great discounts.
Our top pick: Echo Show 5 — $44.99 (save $45)
Get all the smart home power of Alexa, plus a video screen with the Echo Show 5. This is not the newest model in the Echo Show lineup, but it is the most compact and the best for keeping on a nightstand or end table. You can control smart devices, make video calls, watch shows and movies, and tons more.
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Our top pick: Audible annual membership — $99.50 (save $50)
Prime members can get their first year of Audible for $50 off and receive 12 credits upfront instead of on a monthly basis. One credit equals one title, meaning you get 12 books included for free in the membership.
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Our top pick: MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,149.99 (save $149.01)
This laptop has a gorgeous 13.3-inch Retina display that Apple is known for, and it features a backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID.
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Our top pick: JVC 55-inch 4K Roku smart TV — $248 (save $151.99)
All of your favorite streaming channels are built right in to this Roku TV, plus you get hundreds of free movies, shows, and live news with the included free channels. And the TV itself is pretty impressive looking with a 4K display.
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HOME AND KITCHEN
Our top pick: ionVac Robot Vacuum — $99 (save $80.88)
Less than $100 for a WiFi-enabled robot vacuum is practically unheard of. This isn’t one of the better known brand names, but Walmart reviewers gave this robo vac pretty impressive ratings.