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With top shelf tech like this, they’ll assume you spent a fortune. Photo: Amazon)
With only ten days left till Christmas, some folks are hustling to finish their holiday prep – while others of us haven’t even begun our shopping (show of hands, please!). Not to worry, Amazon’s super secret sale site has huge discounts on useful, thoughtful gadgets for everyone on your list.
This week Amazon has put tons of popular devices on serious sale, many for $20 or less. Of course, feel free to take advantage for yourself too. Make your home smarter by grabbing an Echo Dot or Show, stream holiday shows for guests with a new Fire TV Stick or keep an eye on your home while away with a Blink camera.
If you’re a Prime member you can get your goodies even faster, with free two-day shipping on many items. Prime members also get access to streaming music, audiobooks and thousands of movies and TV shows. If you’re not already a member, you can easily sign up for a free 30-day trial here. Check out our picks from the Amazon super secret sale site below — and see the full array here.
Save 50 percent: Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker
Call friends and family, play music, get news and more. (Photo: Amazon)
The Amazon Echo Dot is a great basic smart home device. It’s small and unobtrusive; it can play music, podcasts or audiobooks; it can make calls for you; 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 save half off the regular price!
One scrappy 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’ve started to listen to audiobooks more.”
$40 at Amazon
The Blink Mini 1080p HD camera gives a whole new meaning to smart. (Photo: Amazon)
Smarten up your home easily with this mini 1080p HD indoor, plug-in security camera. It has motion detection and two-way audio (so you can chat with someone at the door, even if you’re upstairs). The Blink Mini HD camera can be set up within minutes, and provides a clear detailed view day or night. It works with any Alexa devices, so you can use your voice to view …….