Amazon's early Black Friday device sale just dropped -- with some historic-low prices

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Black Friday has arrived a full week early, at least for many Amazon-branded devices. There are some historic-low prices here, so grab these deals before they're gone.
Black Friday has arrived a full week early, at least for many Amazon-branded devices. There are some historic-low prices here, so grab these deals before they're gone.

Is Amazon having a calendar malfunction? Because today is Friday, Nov. 19 — one full week before actual Black Friday, Nov. 26. And yet the store just rolled out some of the best deals of 2021 on Amazon-branded gear: Ring video doorbells, Echo Show smart screens, Eero mesh routers and plenty more.

Two things you need to know. First, while some of these deals are scheduled to run through the end of the month (or even into December), some will expire on Wednesday, Nov. 24 — two days before Black Friday. Second, hot deals go quickly; even Amazon runs out of stock sometimes.

All this is to say, if you see something that's on your shopping list, grab it before it's gone or it expires.

(Pro tip: If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day Amazon Prime trial here.)

Amazon early Black Friday Blink deals, starting at $20

Blink's outdoor camera is completely wireless and weatherproof, the better to keep a year-round eye on your digs. (Photo: Amazon)
Blink's outdoor camera is completely wireless and weatherproof, the better to keep a year-round eye on your digs. (Photo: Amazon)

Blink makes a variety of highly rated smart-home gear, including indoor and outdoor cameras, video doorbells and floodlights. Just about everything in the lineup is on sale right now, with discounts of up to $160 and some of the lowest prices on record.

For example, you can get the Blink Mini indoor smart camera for just $20, an all-time low. But there's an even better quantity discount: three Blink Mini cameras for $50.

Here's the complete list of Blink deals:

See the Black Friday Blink deals

Amazon early Black Friday Echo deals, starting at $15

Smile! You're on a video call with Amazon's 2nd-generation Echo 5 smart display, currently on sale for an all-time-low $45. (Photo: Amazon)
Smile! You're on a video call with Amazon's 2nd-generation Echo 5 smart display, currently on sale for an all-time-low $45. (Photo: Amazon)

In case you haven't been paying close attention, Amazon's Echo smart speakers and displays go on sale a lot. These deals — which are good until Nov. 24 — don't represent everything in that product lineup, but they do represent some of the lowest prices on record. Case in point: The new-for-2021 Echo Show 5, which you can now get for just $45 — a $40 discount.

Notably absent here are the larger Echo displays, including the Echo Show 8 and Show 10. Although deals on those devices haven't been announced yet, keep your eyes out starting Wednesday, Nov. 24. My guess is by Black Friday, they'll be discounted as well. And if not, Cyber Monday and holiday sales are just around the corner.

See the Black Friday Echo deals

Amazon early Black Friday Eero Pro deals, starting at $140

Is weak Wi-Fi ruining your work-from-home efforts? Eero's mesh network will almost certainly help. (Photo: Amazon)
Is weak Wi-Fi ruining your work-from-home efforts? Eero's mesh network will almost certainly help. (Photo: Amazon)

Here's the best thing I can tell you about the Eero mesh-networking system I bought a few years ago: I never think about it. Once it was set up, it just worked and kept on working, slinging strong Wi-Fi signals to all corners of my house.

Your mileage may vary, of course, but if you struggle with Wi-Fi connectivity, I can't recommend an Eero system highly enough. The single Eero Pro router is on sale for $140 (save $60), but consider the Eero Pro with two Eero Beacons for $223 (save $96).

If you don't feel the need to "go Pro," the standard 3-node Eero 6 system is on sale for $167

See the Black Friday Eero deals

Amazon early Black Friday Fire Tablet deals, starting at $35

The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is on sale for just $45 right now. (Photo: Amazon)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is on sale for just $45 right now. (Photo: Amazon)

It's a Fire sale, get it? Amazon's tablets are already a bargain at their regular prices, but many of these Black Friday deals are downright historic (and available until Nov. 30). For example, the current-generation Fire HD 10 (32GB) is just $75, a full 50% off and the lowest price ever. It may not have the polish of the latest entry-level iPad, but that model starts at $329 and doesn't offer expandable storage. You could buy four Fire HD 10s and still come out ahead.

A few other notable Fire deals right now:

See the Black Friday Fire Tablet deals

Amazon early Black Friday Fire TV deals, starting at $18

Put the Fire TV Stick 4K Max where the sun doesn't shine (you know: behind your TV!) and enjoy speedy streaming and even games. (Photo: Amazon)
Put the Fire TV Stick 4K Max where the sun doesn't shine (you know: behind your TV!) and enjoy speedy streaming and even games. (Photo: Amazon)

Several of Amazon's Fire TV products (including the plug-in streaming sticks and Recast DVRs) are on sale for the lowest prices since, well, last year around this time. So if you're looking to raise your streaming game or record over-the-air TV shows, this is the time to pounce.

Worth noting: The new-for-2021 Fire TV Stick 4K Max has been on sale for $35 for about a week already, but it's the first discount since the product's September debut. This is the stick to pick if you want super-speedy navigation and support for console-free gaming.

Also worth noting: It's crazy to pay $18 for the Fire TV Stick Lite when for just $2 more you can get the Fire TV Stick, which adds dedicated TV controls (volume, power, etc.).

Here are all the Fire TV deals right now:

See the Black Friday Fire TV deals

Amazon early Black Friday Kindle deals, starting at $50

Now read this: You can get a Kindle for as little as $50, a tie for the lowest price ever. (Photo: Amazon)
Now read this: You can get a Kindle for as little as $50, a tie for the lowest price ever. (Photo: Amazon)

The Kindle-sale selection is slim right now, but what's there is good: The current-generation Kindle e-reader is down to just $50, tying the lowest price on record for only the second time. (If you're hoping for a Paperwhite deal, nothing yet — but stay tuned, I guarantee it's coming.)

Also available: The Kindle Kids for $60 (save $50) and Kindle Paperwhite Kids for $115 (save $45). These models include a colorful cover, an Amazon Kids+ subscription and a 2-year worry-free warranty. (Honestly, if you're thinking about the standard Kindle for $50, grab the Kids model for only $10 more. The cover and warranty alone are well worth it.)

See the Black Friday Kindle deals

Amazon early Black Friday Ring Video Doorbell deals

If you like it (home security) you should put a Ring (video doorbell) on it. (Photo: Ring)
If you like it (home security) you should put a Ring (video doorbell) on it. (Photo: Ring)

If you're looking to replace an existing wired doorbell with one that's smart, look no further: The new Ring Video Doorbell Wired is on sale for just $42, the lowest price to date. (I think it was already a steal at $60.) With it you can get a live video feed from your front porch, get notified of movement and even carry on two-way conversations — all from your phone.

You can decide later if you want to add the indoor chime, which plugs into any AC outlet to give you the ol' "ding dong" that's otherwise missing, or just buy the doorbell with chime. Either way, the latter costs $30. (No Black Friday savings to be had, alas.)

See the Black Friday Ring deals

More to come!

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