amazon has unleashed a slew of Cyber Monday deals for its own gadgets. Looking for a few smart Amazon devices to enhance your home? There are plenty of options—ranging from a Fire TV Stick to an Echo Dot (including one for kids). Amazon is also offering plenty of discounts for its lineup of Fire tablets and Kindles. To help make your shopping experience easier, we’ve rounded up our favorites below.
Amazon’s basic Kindle (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite to suggest to most people. It has a 6-inch E Ink touchscreen with a built-in front light that makes it easier to read in the dark. However, it’s not waterproof like the Kindle Paperwhite, and it only comes with 8 gigabytes of storage.
If you want the premium ebook reader experience and don’t mind paying for it, the Kindle Oasis is frivolously awesome. It boasts a sleek aluminum body with physical page turn buttons, warm lighting, and slick performance. The only catch is that it might not fit in your pocket.
Like Amazon’s lineup of children’s Fire tablets, the company’s Kindle Kids Edition also comes with a protective case, a two-year warranty, and a year of Amazon Kids+ at no charge (which allows parents to set reading goals and age filters and add books to their child’s library.)
The Kindle Paperwhite Kids is the better option if you’re looking for something a little more durable since it’s waterproof. It also comes with a 6.8-inch screen, which is larger than the 6-inch display on the Kindle Kids.
Fire TV Deals
This is one of the Best TV Streaming Devices. If you’re all-in on Amazon, the Fire TV Stick 4K is a great choice, as its menus are skewed toward the company’s Prime Video service and purchasing content from its store. And as the third-generation version, it’s faster than its predecessors.
Don’t own a 4K TV? Have no interest in making the switch? The Fire TV Stick Lite works fine for standard HD TVs. We have tested earlier HD models and it offers access to all major streaming apps. It also comes equipped with a simpler version of the Alexa remote that lacks all the branded buttons for specific services like Netflix and doesn’t have TV power or volume controls; you’ll need another app for that. It does allow you to control content via voice commands.
The Fire TV Cube is made for “hands-free” streaming via Alexa voice search (6/10, WIRED Recommends). It struggles with this difficult mission, and many folks may be better off with a cheaper Fire TV Stick. Thankfully, it does come with a remote. This is its standard discount price.
Echo Speaker Deals
Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) holds the title of Best Overall in our roundup of Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers. Thanks to its orb-like redesign, it offers far better sound quality than previous Echos—especially for larger rooms. It’s a worthy option for those looking for a speaker under $100.
This smart speaker is perfect for the bedroom because it has a digital clock display. Alexa can play sounds or dip into your playlists to help lull you off to sleep at night, and wake you gently or loudly, if you prefer, in the morning. It’s also good for getting a quick weather report as you dress.
If the adorable tiger and panda prints on the kids’ edition of the Echo Dot aren’t enough, it also comes with parental controls and offers great sound quality. It includes a year of Amazon Kids+ free too, giving you access to games, Audible books, and other additional features.