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Amazon has deep discounts on its secret sales page. (Photo: Amazon)
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to buy yourself a present — and Amazon’s super-secret sale site is a great place to find significant discounts. This week the sale includes all kinds of tech devices from smart TVs and tablets to wearables and home cameras.
This week we found great deals on the Halo fitness band (a whopping 50 percent off!) and the latest Echo Show 8 smart home device, which comes bundled with a smart Blink Mini security camera for just $75. You can check out all the gadgets on sale here.
Of course, if you’re an Amazon Prime member you can get your purchases even faster — Prime members get two-day shipping on many items. And Prime members get additional access to TV shows, movies, audiobooks and more. If you’re not a member yet, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here.
The Halo Band is a full-featured fitness wearable that looks like futuristic jewelry. (Photo: Amazon)
Amazon’s unique Halo fitness band is currently 50 percent off, down to just $50. The Halo is designed to measure steps, heart rate and sleep – all without a screen. Though it looks more like a piece of futuristic jewelry, the Halo offers accurate fitness features and comes with a six month membership to the band’s full suite of fitness tools, and a library of workouts and programs. It’s also rare in that it offers a BMI measurement and can track your tone of voice to help you identify ways to communicate better.
A happy user who boasts they love the device shares “It’s extremely lightweight which makes for easy wear night and day…The activity aspect of it has been very useful, and I really enjoy the sleep calculator. The way it calculates your exercise seems to be way more accurate than a FitBit or an Apple Watch….And this baby stays charged and it takes 20 minutes to get to a full charge.”
$100 at Amazon
Amazon’s Echo Dot smart speaker is just $25
“Hey Alexa, play my classical playlist.” (Photo: Amazon)
The Amazon Echo Dot is a great choice for your first smart home device. It’s unobtrusive and easy to find a place for and it has all the smart features you’ll want. It can stream music, or play podcasts and audiobooks; it can make calls; and it can deliver weather, news and traffic updates. Using your voice you can ask Alexa to answer questions, set alarms, create routines or control your smart home devices like lights or thermostats. And you’re saving 38 percent off the regular price!
One clever reviewer shares, “I started putting in reminders for medications, starting dinner, to remember to switch the laundry…Now Alexa keeps all my lists and can read them to me. I set up a Google calendar and Alexa can also remind me what events are coming up. I wish I had tried it much sooner. My husband was so amazed, he bought a second one for me! He enjoys having Alexa play sports talk radio and news, and I’…….