October 20, 2021

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Apple iPad, Echo Dot, and Other Gadgets to Buy On Sale

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You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get great deals on gadgets that will turn your house into a smart home. Thanks to wireless Bluetooth speakers and camera-enabled doorbells, it’s pretty easy to stream music and TV or find out who’s at the front door without actually lifting a finger.

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To give you a headstart, we gathered up some of the best Amazon deals on electronics including Apple iPad, Amazon Echo speakers, DSLR cameras, and other items that you can grab on discount. Apart from offering deep price cuts and major markdowns, the items on our list include free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up for $12.99 a month ($1.99 for the first week). The membership comes with free access to Prime Video, the mega-streaming library that boasts tons of your favorite films and TV shows. Amazon also offers discounts for students and EBT cardholders.

For more of our tech items to shop, see our picks for the most comfortable headphones, best virtual reality gear, best soundbars, and best stereo speakers. Below, find our list of the great deals on a range of electronics for work and play.

Apple iPad 12.9 inch

Apple iPad 12.9 inch

Apple iPad Pro, 256GB (12.9-Inch)

Buy:


$1,099

$999

Buy it

For the iPad lovers, this fourth-generation 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro is currently on sale for $999. The iPad features an M1 8-core CPU chip with a powerful processor, plus 128 GB of storage, and includes a 12mp wide camera, edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, ProMotion technology, along with wide color and True Tone support. Other features include a 10 MP ultra-wide camera, a 7MP TrueDepth front camera, Face ID, and an LiDAR Scanner that uses light reflection to determine distance, and up to 10 hours of battery life. You can also pair it with Apple’s Magic Keyboard.

Canon EO Rebel T7 DSLR Camera Bundle

Buy:


$749

$599

Buy it

Ready to step up your photography game? The Cannon EOS Rebel T7 makes a nice starter option. This user-friendly DSLR camera has an LCD screen to view your high-quality images and full HD (1080/30p) video recordings. Features include a 19-55mm focal length range, a 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, wifi and NFC technology, optical viewfinder, and a fast autofocus system that lets you capture every moment as it happens. Aside from the camera, the bundle kit pictured above comes with a 50” tripod, two 32GB memory cards, a padded camera case, an extra battery pack, a three-piece filter kit, a tulip lens hood, an AC/DC car and home charger, and a neck strap to carry your device around. If you’re more into filmmaking than photography, refer to our list best cameras for all budgets.

Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller

Buy:


$99.99

$79.99

Buy it

Here’s how to turn your iPhone into a mini gaming console. The Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller features clickable analog thumbsticks for a true handheld experience. Designed for iPhone X, 11, and 12, the mobile controller is compatible with cloud gaming services such as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW, Steam Link, and hundreds of popular mobile games including “Call of Duty Mobile” (iPhone only), “Fortnite,” and “Minecraft.” Want more gaming gear? Read our list of must-have accessories for gamers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Buy:


$279.99

$229

Buy it

For those who prefer Android to iPad, this Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is on sale for less than $250. Slim and lightweight, the 10.4-inch tablet is equipped with an ultra-wide display perfect for movies, and more. The Galaxy Tab A7 features a front-facing camera and Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers for an immersive experience, placing you in the center of the action. With an ultra-fast processor, long-lasting battery, and 64GB of built-in storage, you’ll enjoy more streaming, browsing, music, and other content.

Etekcity Cordless Neck Massager

Buy:


$58.99

$49.99

Buy it

No need to leave the house for a soothing massage. The Etekcity Cordless Neck Massager works on your neck, shoulders, lower back, legs, and arms. This infrared heating massager has two heating levels, three massage speeds, and eight bi-directional rollers for deep kneading. The battery-operated massager works for up to three hours before it needs to be recharged.

Echo Dot, 3rd Generation Smart Speaker

Buy:

$39.99

Buy it

From the crisp sound to the compact design, it’s probably no surprise that the Echo Dot reigns as Amazon’s most popular Alexa-enabled smart speaker. And at $40 you can’t beat the price of this 3rd generation Echo Dot. Through the magic of voice control technology, you can turn your home into a multi-functional space to stream songs from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, SiriusXM, and other platforms. Echo Dot is compatible with other Echo models for a full listening experience. You can also use it for audiobooks and podcasts, and add restrictions to make Alexa more kid-friendly. For more security, set up Guard for free through the Alexa app, to receive mobile alerts if your Echo detects a potential emergency such as a break-in, or the sound of a smoke detector. Upgrade to the 4th generation Echo Dot for just $49.99, or the Echo Show 5 for $79.99.

KAMEP WirelessWaterproof Home Security Doorbell Camera

Buy:


$129.99

$89.90 + Save $15 with instant coupon

Buy it

This wireless home security camera from KAMEP is a good alternative to Ring cameras. It’s equipped with a 166-degree wide-angle lens, 120-degree detection range, and a built-in PIR motion sensor so that it can detect even the slightest movements. You will receive security notifications directly to your phone, plus there’s a mobile app that allows you to speak to whoever rings the doorbell in real time (or you can pre-record a video message). If you’d rather not be disturbed, you can mute the indoor chime. The doorbell comes with two 18650 batteries, each of which lasts up to six months before needing a recharge. And the 128G Micro SD and Cloud storage let you store recordings for easy playback, no matter where you are.

TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

Buy:


$79.99

$56.99

Buy it

With so many of us spending more time at home, it’s important to have a good wireless router. This AC1750 model from TP-Link is a solid choice and it’s currently on sale. The dual-band gigabit wireless internet router works with Alexa and other WiFi-compatible devices, as well as VPN servers. It features Gigabit and USB ports, and four Gigabit LAN ports, the latter of which makes it ideal for gaming. As far as the no-frills design goes, the base of the router has three external antennas giving you up to 2,500 square feet of WiFi coverage. Advanced WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption and parental controls help you keep your devices secure, and the Tether app allows you to set up your router, manage WiFi at home, or access it remotely through the cloud.

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