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A bunch of Amazon Fire, Kindle, and Echo devices are on sale today

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Today’s Dealmaster is headed by a new round of Amazon device deals, with a number of Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Echo speakers and smart displays all discounted. The sale is ostensibly available for Mother’s Day, though Amazon’s ongoing coronavirus-induced shipping delays have made it so most of these items won’t make it out in time by this weekend. Still, there are a few worthwhile offers here.

One highlight is the latest Kindle Paperwhite down to $95 from a typical price of $130. We’ve seen it drop $5-10 cheaper on a handful of occasions, but if you’re looking for a new e-reader, this is still a good price for our top pick on the market. Amazon’s Fire tablets are also on sale, with the Fire HD 8 down to $60 and the Fire HD 10 down to $110. Again, we’ve seen all of these slates go for $10 or so cheaper in rarer sales, but each is still 20 to 25 percent off their normal going rates. While none of them can really touch Apple’s iPad—which is also on sale today—the Fire HD 8 and 10 are decent values for those who only need a tablet for casual videos and Web browsing. (The entry-level Fire 7 is also on sale for $40, though that’s only advisable for people who strictly want to spend as little as possible on a tablet.)

Beyond that, the company’s Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 are back at their lowest prices to date—$50 and $80, respectively—for those who want an Echo speaker with a display for video calls and more involved smart home controls (and can live with Amazon’s data collection policies). There are deals on the more traditional Echo and Echo Dot speakers, too, though the discounts aren’t as steep, relatively speaking, as with the other gadgets here.

If you have no interest in bringing Amazon further into your home, though, we also have deals on Roku’s Streaming Stick+, several Bluetooth speakers and USB-C chargers, Fitbit trackers, a rare drop on security keys from Yubico, and much more. Have a look at the full list below.

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Enlarge / Yes, that’s a sword, and not a gun. Yes, Doom Eternal is still a Doom game.

Video game deals

Logitech's G3src5 Lightspeed gaming mouse.

Enlarge / Logitech’s G305 Lightspeed gaming mouse.

Gaming deals

The Roku Streaming Stick+.

Enlarge / The Roku Streaming Stick+.

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TV and home entertainment deals

Amazon's waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.

Enlarge / Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.

Valentina Palladino

Electronics deals

The UE Wonderboom 2.

Enlarge / The UE Wonderboom 2.

Jeff Dunn

Audio deals

  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (White) Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $299 at Amazon and B&H (normally $375).
  • Apple AirPods (latest gen) true wireless earbuds + Wireless Charging Case for $149.98 at Amazon (normally $169).
  • Apple AirPods Pro true wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $224.99 at Verizon (normally $249.99).
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro true wireless earphones for $199.95 at Amazon (normally $249.95).
  • UE Wonderboom 2 portable Bluetooth speaker for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
  • JBL Clip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker for $39.95 at Amazon (normally $55).
  • Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $250).
  • Marshall Kilburn II portable Bluetooth speaker for $219.99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $260).
  • UE Megaboom 3 portable Bluetooth speaker for $149 at Amazon (normally $185).
  • Bose SoundLink Color II portable Bluetooth speaker for $99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $129).
The Apple HomePod home speaker.

Enlarge / The Apple HomePod home speaker.

Jeff Dunn

Smart home devices

The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 helps stabilize photos and more involved videos you might take with your smartphone.

Enlarge / The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 helps stabilize photos and more involved videos you might take with your smartphone.

Valentina Palladino

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Yubico Security Key USB-A 2FA security key for $18 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Mophie Powerstation AC portable battery pack – 100W AC, 30W USB-C PD, USB-A, 22,000mAh for $128 at Amazon (normally $195).
  • DJI Osmo Mobile 3 smartphone gimbal for $89 at Amazon (normally $119).
  • Anker PowerLine II (6ft) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable for $6.99 at Amazon (use code: AKMMCC82 – normally $12).
  • Aukey PA-Y18 USB-C wall charger – 18W USB-C PD for $9.89 at Amazon (use code: 2ZZHSHAC – normally $15).
  • Aukey PA-D1 USB-C wall charger – 30W USB-C PD, USB-A for $15.32 at Amazon (use code: E2TNFJXY – normally $22).
  • Anker PowerPort Strip PD 2 Mini USB power strip

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