Labor Day is the time when we start to think about the cooler months ahead and all that entails — sweaters, homemade apple pie, video calls with far-away relatives and football games in front of the big screen. Whether you are happy or sad about spending more time indoors with the change of seasons, you can enjoy upgrading your home with smart gadgets like Echo devices that can turn on your light bulbs or security cameras that are controlled by a convenient app. and all itweekend is upon us and if you plan to celebrate from the comfort of home, you’ll want to check out these high-tech gadgets that will make your home smarter and upgrade your entertainment factor. This weekend is a perfect time to add some new tech to your house because Amazon’s Labor Day sale features plenty of savings on its own brand of smart TVs, Echo devices, home security and more. Don’t miss out.
Ease into the morning with the Echo Show 5, which gradually turns on your synced smart lights. After a long day, relax and tell Alexa to play Only Murders in the Building. Dim your connected smart lightbulbs or see who rang your doorbell while staying cozy on the sofa.
This shopper who loves their Echo wrote, “I had no idea how badly I needed this in my life until I actually got it installed. I’m obsessed! I don’t even think I’ve scratched the surface on some of the things the Echo can do, but if you’re looking for a new gadget to pair with your Alexa devices, this is definitely the one!”
Keep an eye on the interior of your home with the Blink Mini camera. Worried that your new puppy is being destructive? Focus one on his favorite spot. Want to be alerted if someone breaks in? Focus these on your front and back doors. If you want to keep an eye on your home’s exterior, opt for the Blink Video Doorbell, also on sale this weekend (now $40, was $50).
We love Blink because it’s one of the few home security brands that doesn’t require a monthly subscription fee. The nearly 150,000 Amazon shoppers who gave the Blink camera 5-stars love it as well.
Enjoy all of your favorite video streaming apps and stay connected with apps like Zoom and Alexa using your Fire HD tablet. Whether you’re looking to catch up on your favorite Netflix show in bed or hold a video chat with friends, family or the boss, this 10.1” tablet is great for a big display on a budget. Ideal for relaxing evenings indoors or working on the go. With a 12-hour battery life, you’ll rarely need to charge it.Sync your tablet with Alexa for hands-free operation. This tablet is available in also available with 64 GB of memory, which is also on sale (now $150, was $190).
One reviewer, who updated his review a year after purchase, said: “Haven’t had any problems after almost a year and it is still zippy. Still love the HD screen, too.”
Cancel out the world and zero on on your favorite tunes or that important call with these noise-canceling wireless Echo Earbuds. Small, ergonomic and comfortable, these buds fit securely in your ear without added pressure or discomfort. They charge in just 15 minutes for two hours of listening time. When fully charged, you can expect up to five hours of entertainment. The charging case can charge these buds up to 15 hours.
“BLOWN AWAY!!!” says a very satisfied user. “Before you buy AirPods or any others give these a listen!
Ring Ring Video Doorbell
$85 at Amazon
This smart doorbell will let you see, hear, and speak to the people at the door from your phone or tablet. Plus, you can receive remote notifications if someone comes to your door when you’re away.
Finally, a doorbell that lets you see who is there before you even get off of your seat. Sync it to any Alexa-enabled device to get announcements for who is at the door — you cn even speak to them without moving. When you’re out you can receive mobile notifications when anyone presses your doorbell or triggers your built-in motion sensors.
Says a self-described non-techy shopper: “Easy to install, easy to use! It was everything we were expecting and more!”
Combine the safety features of a motion-sensor camera with a deterrent like a motion-activated floodlight and you’ve got one powerful security system. That’s what you’ll get with the Ring Floodlight Cam. Once installed, this weather-resistant camera offers two-way talk communication with visitors and delivery men. Sync it with Alexa for a fully hands-off system.
“I have to tell you I have bought this item more than once, in fact, quite a few times. I’m telling you it is something that I favor a lot,” says a very happy reviewer. “If you’re looking for a good product for a pretty decent price that will do everything you need, this is it.”
Get gigabit speed for your home internet for less with the Amazon eero system. This wifi system offers enough bandwidth for the whole family to work, stream, and video chat—all at the same time. The system sets up in minutes and can connect up to 75 devices across 4,500 square feet. The eero replaces your wifi router and works with most major internet service providers. Eero also boasts a secure connection, with world-class encryption and security protocols.
Light your home and set the ambiance with these color-changing smart bulbs that sync with your new Echo Dot. This bundle has three light bulbs by Phillips and a 3rd Gen Echo Dot.
These bulbs literally offer 16 million different colors, which you can choose through voice control or with the touch of a button. Each A19 bulb has a standard E26 screw base, which will fit most fixtures. Once installed, these LED bulbs last an estimated 25,000 hours or 22 years. That means you can save money on your power bill and the cost of bulb replacement over the years.
Reviewers love how easily you can set schedules for the bulbs. “I use them in my bedroom to automatically turn on when getting ready for bed and turn off after a preset time period. I like the fade feature after five minutes to gently turn off the lights. I can easily control them with a command to Alexa, use the Hue app, my Samsung Smart Things app on my phone and even on my watch!”
This smart TV lets you bring movies and shows to life with just the sound of your voice. Ask to watch one of more than 1 million movies and episodes, or check the weather, sports scores and more — all with amazing clarity. Its equipped with built-in Fire TV, which gives you access to more than 500,000 movies and episodes and thousands of channels and apps. With the included Alexa remote, you can even use voice commands to launch apps, search for titles, play music, and more. The picture is seriously stunning, say fans.
This reviewer loves the Fire TV’s OS. “It boots up quickly and is always one home button, button click away no matter what you’re doing or which input you’re on. Everything is snappy and loads quickly. Apple+, PS5, Prime Video, PLEX, Recast, etc. have all been tested and work/look great. There are enough picture options to dial things in to your liking. You can adjust the picture settings for each input. AND for each individual app! Which is pretty amazing and useful.”
This one is for the gamers out there! This $90 bundle includes a Fire TV Stick 4K and Luna controller, which connects directly to Amazon’s custom game servers. You’ll be able to easily switch gameplay between Fire TV, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and select Android phones.
“Grandma Has Been Enlightened!” says a convert. “I didn’t believe there could be any other good streaming device besides Apple TV, UNTIL I installed a Fire-stick. I am a believer! Oh yeah, I ordered the new one last night, and it just delivered!”
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
Looking for more great Amazon tech deals? Check these out:
TVs and home theater
Amazon Fire TV 50-inch 4-Series 4K Smart TV
Auking Mini Projector
Toshiba 32-inch Class V35 Series Smart Fire TV
CZGBRO Inflatable Projector Screen
Hisense 50-inch ULED U6 Series Quantum Dot 4K Smart Fire TV
TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV
Auking Portable Mini Projector
Headphones and earbuds
TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds
Beats Studio Buds
Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds
Boean Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
JBL Tune 510BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Tablets and tech
HP 15.6-inch Windows 11 Laptop
Motorola Unlocked Motorola One 5G Ace Cell Phone
DBPower 800A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter
Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch
Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro + Bridge WiFi Adaptor 6-in-1 Keyless Entry Door Lock
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Bulb 3-pack
Google Google Nest Thermostat
Kasa Smart Smart Plug 4-pack
Blink Home Security Blink Mini 2-pack
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