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Save $100 when you buy 2 Echo Spots at Amazon before Black Friday

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Get news updates in real time thanks to the video display on the Amazon Echo Spot.
Get news updates in real time thanks to the video display on the Amazon Echo Spot.

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This is not a drill: You can save $100 on Amazon when you buy two Echo Spots.

Smart devices are so great, right? You can control your lights, music, and TV with just the sound of your voice. But while they are becoming more ubiquitous every day, most smart devices are a bit impersonal. The Echo Spot is not like the others though: it’s a smart device that has personality to fit every need. So much in fact, that we’re giving these as gifts to everyone on our list this year — which is why we’re so excited about this deal.

The Echo Spot can do everything you’ve come to expect from Amazon devices, like show you the news, give you weather updates, play your music, and control your other smart devices via Alexa. The best part through is that you can pick and choose your own interface and display from a wide range of options.

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If you want the Echo Spot to be an alarm clock, it has a clock face setting. If you want the Echo Spot to be your primary news source, it has a setting for various news outlets like CNN. If you want the Echo Spot to be your music hub, it works as a Bluetooth speaker that can show you music lyrics on its 2.5-inch touchscreen display with Amazon Music, as well as Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Audible for audiobooks. The Amazon device can even be used for video chats or as a baby monitor when the Ring Video Doorbell or Amazon Cloud Cam are synced to it.

While one Echo Spot is on sale for $129.99 in honor of Black Friday, if you buy two, you can get them for just $159.98 — that’s a $100 savings.

Amazon customer Elizabeth Z writes:

“The Echo Spot is everything I thought it would be, and more. I love being able to play Prime videos and music from what essentially is taking the place of my alarm clock. It’s also great to be able to check in on my various security cameras and control my Philips Hue lights. The screen is small (as expected) but still has great playback quality. I really like the analog clock faces and it would be great if even more were released for some variety. I can’t think of any drawbacks to this product. It was worth the wait.”

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Save $60 on the Amazon Fire TV Cube ahead of Black Friday

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With all the devices on sale for Black Friday, now is a great time to turn your house into a smart home — or help a loved one do the same. There are many things on sale this year that every smart home will be happy to have, but one of our favorite deals is on the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is currently on sale for $59.99, which is a whopping $60 off the original price of $119.99. At it’s core, the Fire TV Cube takes the best of the Echo Dot with the Fire TV 4K and rolls them into one. 

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As a home assistant, the Cube offers all the features you’d expect out of an Alexa device. Whether it’s checking the news and weather or just listening to music, if you’ve had an Echo in the past, you’ll feel right at home.

Once plugged into the TV, you’ll be able to stream all the shows and movies your binge-loving heart could possibly want, all in 4K. The best part: you don’t even have to pick up a remote. The Cube will let you control your TV and compatible devices with your voice, instead of fiddling around with four remotes. 

Snag it on sale during this early Black Friday deal and gift it to all your loved ones — or just keep it for yourself (we won’t tell.)

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Save up to $200 on Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9 smartphones for Black Friday

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Shop deals on Samsung Galaxy smartphones at Walmart and Amazon for Black Friday.
Shop deals on Samsung Galaxy smartphones at Walmart and Amazon for Black Friday.

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Samsung is getting in on the Black Friday festivities early with an amazing sale on its Galaxy smartphone line. You can save up to $200 on the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, and Samsung Galaxy Note9 devices starting now, so if you know someone who is looking to upgrade (maybe that’s you?), now’s the time to save big.

All three unlocked models are available on Amazon and Walmart, which means you can take them to just about any mobile carrier (like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) for activation without signing up for a two-year contract.

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If you’re an Android user, these Samsung devices are a must to get the most out of your smartphone experience. If you’re an Apple user who is looking to switch to Android, these models are the closest counterparts to iPhones out there, so your transition will be as hassle-free as possible. Either way, you’re going to save a lot with these pre-Black Friday deals on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

The S9 is fine.

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The S9 is fine.

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 is completely reimagined from last year’s S8, with an eye for productivity and photography thanks to a 12-megapixel rear shooter and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. 

The S9’s 5.8-inch edge-to-edge “Infinity Display” is built for immersive experiences for engaging entertainment and lively communications with 10 hours of battery life. The smartphone also features a IP68 rating, so it’s durable enough to withstand splashes, spills, and even rain, so you don’t have to worry if it takes an accidental dip in water.

The all-new Samsung smartphone is available at Amazon and Walmart.

Go Plus.

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Go Plus.

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Everything is bigger with the Samsung Galaxy S9+. The bigger sibling features a bigger “Infinity Display” at 6.2 inches, a longer battery life of 11 hours, and 6GB of memory instead of 4GB. The S9+, however, has the same Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel camera and 8-megapixel selfie shooter as its smaller counterpart. The smartphone also has the same storage starting at 64GB, which is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available at Amazon and Walmart.

This smartphone gets it right, or should we say "write."

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This smartphone gets it right, or should we say "write."

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If you think the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is too small, the Note9 features the largest display on any Galaxy smartphone with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, which makes it ideal for gaming and streaming movies and TV shows. The “phablet” also features Samsung’s S-Pen stylus, so you can do more than just touch and swipe, but actually sketch and take handwritten notes. With a long all-day battery life, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage that is expandable to a whopping 2TB via microSD card, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is basically a computer that fits in your pocket.

The Note9 is now available at Amazon and Walmart.

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Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99, just in time for Black Friday

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $34.99 ahead of Black Friday.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $34.99 ahead of Black Friday.

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The Amazon Fire Stick was in need of an upgrade and it got one just in time for Black Friday.

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Not that it was a bad device — quite the opposite, in fact. A streaming device you could take anywhere that just needed to plug into an HDMI port and connect to Wi-Fi is great. But if you can watch something in 4K, why would you chose not to?

Well, that upgrade is here, and better yet, it’s on sale.

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is $34.99, $15 off the original price of $49.99.

According to Amazon, the device is 80% more powerful than its first iteration, can support Dolby Vision and HDR10+, and has a new quad core, 1.7GHz processor. All that for less than $35? We’re sold.


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Save $50 on the Fire TV Recast at Amazon ahead of Black Friday

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Fire TV Recast let's you watch and record live TV anywhere, without a special DVR cable package.
Fire TV Recast let’s you watch and record live TV anywhere, without a special DVR cable package.

Now’s the time of year that we’re constantly out and about, chipping away at our holiday shopping lists and bouncing around to holiday parties, which means it’s a lot harder to prioritize being home for our favorite over-the-air TV programs. Thankfully, Amazon’s hooking it up by taking $50 off the Fire TV Recast, so you’ll never have to miss a thing. 

The Fire TV Recast is a DVR device that lets you watch and record TV at home or on the go, and is basically the ultimate addition to any Fire TV, Echo Show, or compatible mobile device. And the best part? No monthly fees.

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You’ll be able to watch everything from live sports, to local news, to all of those late-night shows you can never seem to stay awake for. It even has two tuners, so household wars won’t break out every time your show’s time slot interferes with the big game. Just record ’em both! You’ll get up to 75 full hours of recorded HD video with this thing.

As with any compatible Alexa device, you’ll get the full hands-free experience. Just use your voice to ask Alexa to search, record shows, open channel guides, and more. 

Normally priced at $229.99, you can now get the Fire TV Recast for just $179.99. 

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