Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite drops to $100, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals

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Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale is coming next week and we’ve already started seeing a bunch of preview deals. Devices like the Echo Show 5, Fire TV Stick 4K Max, and Kindle Paperwhite have all been discounted ahead of the event, and we’re expecting more deals on Amazon gadgets throughout the two-day event. You can also pick up one of Samsung’s latest foldables for hundreds of dollars less than usual, or Google’s Pixel 6a for just $349. And if you need a new robot vacuum, there are a handful of Roombas currently on sale too. Here are this week’s best tech deals to get today.

Kindle Paperwhite

A number of Kindle devices are currently on sale, including the $135 Paperwhite Signature Edition and the $100 Standard Kindle Paperwhite. We voted the Signature Edition the best e-reader of the time thanks to its larger, more responsive screen, adjustable brightness and warm light, and wireless charging capability, but the regular Paperwhite doesn’t fall too far behind. If you can safely skip the wireless charging and auto-adjusting light, then the standard Paperwhite is a solid choice.

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AirPods Pro (1st gen)

Apple AirPods (1st generation)

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The previous generation AirPods Pro have dropped to $170 on Amazon, which is 32 percent below their usual price. These are still great earbuds, despite the launch of the second-gen models a few weeks ago, and we like their solid sound quality, good ANC and comfortable fit.

Buy AirPods Pro (1st Gen) at Amazon – $170

iPad Mini

Apple ipad mini 2021

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Apple’s 2021 iPad mini is back on sale for a record $400. We think it’s the best small tablet available right now and gave it 89 points for its modern design, solid performance, center stage cameras and USB-C charging.

Buy iPad mini from Amazon – $400

Apple Watch SE (1st generation)

Apple Watch SE review

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The previous generation Apple Watch SE has fallen to a record low of $199. We think it’s the best starter smartwatch for most people, and we gave this version a score of 88 for its comfortable design, responsive performance, and handy watchOS features.

Buy Apple Watch SE from Amazon – $199

Google Pixel 7

The new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro start at $599 and $899, respectively

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If you preorder the new Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro through Amazon, you can choose between $100 and $200 in your purchase. Head to Engadget for our full reviews of both phones in the coming days, but if you know you want to upgrade to one of Google’s latest handsets, you can do so and in the process get extra spending money to use on Amazon.

Pre-order Pixel 7 at Amazon – $599 Pre-order Pixel 7 Pro at Amazon – $899

echo show 5

Amazon Echo Show 5


Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is available for a record low of $35, while the Echo Show 8 is down to $70. These smart displays are arguably the most versatile in Amazon’s lineup. The Show 5 makes a great smart alarm clock thanks to its compact size, while the larger Show 8 works well in a living room, on a kitchen worktop, and many other places around the home.

Buy Echo Show 5 at Amazon – $35 Buy Echo Show 8 at Amazon – $70

Fire TV Stick 4K max

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K max


The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is 36 percent cheaper and is currently just $35. This is Amazon’s most powerful streaming stick with WiFi 6 support and picture-in-picture view, allowing you to check security camera feeds right from your TV.

Buy the Fire TV Stick 4K Max from Amazon – $35

Fire HD 10

Amazon Fire HD 10


Amazon’s Fire HD 10 is half the price, down to $75, while the new Fire 7 tablet is down to $45. If you’re looking for a super-affordable drive that will let you check email, shop online, and do other basic necessities, the Fire 7 should serve you well. However, we recommend shelling out the extra cash for the Fire HD 10 as it offers an HD screen, better performance, and longer battery life.

Buy Fire HD 10 at Amazon – $75 Buy Fire 7 at Amazon – $45

Google Pixel 6a

A Pixel 6a lying face up on a wooden surface and a white Pixel 6a lying next to it.

Sam Rutherford / Engadget

Google’s already affordable Pixel 6a retails for $100 and is currently down to just $349. We gave the handset 89 points for its attractive design, excellent cameras and long-lasting battery.

Buy Pixel 6a at Amazon – $349

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Although the design hasn't changed much, the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a number of upgrades, including longer battery life, improved cameras and a brighter main display.

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The 512GB version of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is available for $1,500, which is 22 percent off the regular price. We gave Samsung’s foldable flagship a score of 86 for its brighter main screen, upgraded cameras, slimmer hinge, and improved battery life.

Buy the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at Amazon – $1,500

Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 4

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 closed and propped up on its top edge, with the cover display and external cameras facing out.

Cherlynn Low / Engadget

You can still pick up the 256GB Galaxy Z Flip 4 for $900, which is the base model’s standard price, so you’re essentially getting the extra storage for free. We gave the handset a score of 86 for its more robust design, improved hands-free applications, and longer battery life.

Buy the Galaxy Z Flip 4 at Amazon – $900

Roomba 694

iRobot Roomba 694

Valentina Palladino / Engadget

iRobot’s Roomba 694 is 27 percent cheaper, down to $199, close to its record low. It’s our most popular budget vacuum robot thanks to its powerful cleaning power, sleek design and easy-to-use mobile app. iRobot’s high-end Roomba j7+ and s9+ devices are also on sale for $599 and $799, respectively.

Buy Roomba 694 on Amazon – $199 Buy Roomba j7+ on Amazon – $599 Buy Roomba S9+ on Amazon – $799

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Sense smartwatch interface

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You can pick up the Fitbit Versa 3 from Wellbots for $50 less than usual using the code FITBIT50 at checkout. This smartwatch gives you all-day activity and sleep tracking, plus advanced features like blood oxygen monitoring, built-in GPS, an always-on display, and more.

Buy Fitbit Versa 3 at Wellbots – $150

Fitbit Sense

Fitbit Sense review

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Get $70 Off Fitbit’s Sense Smartwatch At Wellbots When You Use The Code FITBIT70 at checkout. We gave Fitbit’s most powerful smartwatch a score of 82 for its large, bright display and comprehensive health-tracking tools.

Buy Fitbit Sense at Wellbots – $180

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential

Lenovo's new Smart Clock with Alexa is 29 percent cheaper at Amazon


Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential with Alexa is a whopping 57 percent cheaper and costs just $30. If you prefer a more minimalistic smart alarm clock, this is the one for you. The screen displays the time, date and weather and automatically dims depending on the light levels in your room. It also has a handy tap snooze feature, and you can use Alexa features to set alarms, control smart devices, and more.

Buy Smart Clock Essential at Amazon – $30

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