Also, save on Amazon tablets and smart speakers ahead of Mother’s Day
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For the lead-up to Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9th, Amazon has discounted most of its tech, including the Fire TV Stick 4K, the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, its Echo Show smart displays, and more. Whether you’re getting Mom a gift or snagging a gadget for yourself, some of these discounts are the best prices we’ve seen yet.
Amazon is clearing out stock of its previous generation of Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets since a new iteration was announced last week. But so far, the best deals are on the Kid-friendly versions of the older tablets that include a protective case and a year-long subscription to Amazon Kids Plus (formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited) that provides complimentary apps, games, books, videos, and more. Normally $140, the eight-inch Fire HD 8 Kids is $90. The slightly smaller Fire 7 Kids is $60, down from $100.
If you want a capable smart display that has a motorized screen that can move to remain visible as you walk around the room, Amazon’s latest Echo Show 10 is one of your only options. At that, it’s $50 off, which matches the best price we’ve seen for this model. You can pick one up in charcoal or white with a complimentary Ring smart bulb for $200 at Amazon. Other retailers offer the same price but without the smart bulb.
Lastly, time is running out to get Mom a great gift before Mother’s Day. If you need a hand coming up with ideas, let our gift guide be of assistance to you. We polled The Verge’s staff for ideas, and you’re bound to find some unconventional gifts here, if that’s what you’re after.