As a consumer tech expert, Kim regularly receives early alerts about deals for the Kim Komando audience. This list comes from Amazon, in anticipation of the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, and we're excited to share it with you.
Here are a few that we think you'd like, and you don't have to wait until Amazon Prime Day to take advantage of the deals; in fact, some of them extend beyond July 15-16. We've noted expiration dates next to the links.
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Fire TV Recast is a DVR that lets you watch and record over the air TV at home and on the go. You can watch live TV, local news, record up 1 or 2 shows at a time and save 75 hours of HD programming.
Make sure you read the fine print. The Fire TV Recast requires an HD antenna, a Fire TV streaming media player or Echo Show, and a smartphone or tablet with the free Fire TV app. Fire TV Recast - $100 Off Early Prime Day Deals (ends July 13, 2019).
- The smart speaker for kids
The Echo Dot Kids isn't just colorfully designed to appeal to your kids. It has kid-friendly content. You can set time limits and filter content through the app that's on your smartphone or tablet. All-new Echo Dot Kids (good through March 24, 2020).
- The smart speaker with video
The Echo Show 5 is a compact smart display. Alexa goes beyond answering your questions and requests; with Echo Show, she shows you answers. Ask her to show you movie trailers, your smart devices, weather, maps, calendars -- and so much more! Click or tap the banner below to get the Echo Show (offer ends Dec. 30, 2019).
- A video doorbell
If you've been thinking about getting a Ring doorbell, Amazon has a certified refurbished buying center, where you can pick up previously owned devices for less than the cost of brand new. You'll find doorbells, security cameras, floodlights and more. Amazon Devices - CR Ring devices starting $89.99 (good through Aug. 30, 2019).
→If you're looking for a whole-home security system that is easy to install, doesn't require a contract and offers 24/7 monitoring, check out Kim's recommendation: SimpliSafe.
- 4k Fire TV
Trade in your Fire TV and get a discount on a new 4K Fire TV device. Simply select your existing device, follow the prompts, and Amazon will help you return the device and get started on a new one. Shop Amazon Devices - Fire TV Trade-In Offer (good through Feb. 20, 2020).
Tech gear for you (and they make great gifts)
- Apple AirPods with charging case (Apple sales are so rare!) Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model)
- Amazon Echo Dot third generation smart speaker with Alexa (we have one here in the Komando newsroom, and we love it) Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal
- Energizer AA batteries mega pack, (because you know you're always running out) Energizer AA Batteries (48Count), Double A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary
- 6-outlet power strip surge protector (yes, it makes a good gift -- very practical!) AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 2-Foot Long Cord, 200 Joule - Black
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Outdoor recreation and camping shopping guide
You probably have memories of camping from when you were a child. Good or bad. If you’re someone who doesn’t think back to camping fondly, these tech gadgets might help change your mind. Check out our shopping guide for outdoor recreation and camping, you might just fall in love with Mother Nature and spend some quality time outdoors.