Best Buy’s big sale discounts Kindle Oasis, Ring Doorbells, and much more
We’re seeing the first big uptick in deals today since Amazon Prime Day in mid-July. Most of them are happening at Best Buy, which is having a three-day sale on Amazon products, like Kindles, Echo Dot smart speakers, and smart home tech. It also has plenty of other things discounted, like Beats headphones, the iPad Air, and more. Of course, I’ve included deals that you should know about from other retailers, too.
Several Kindle models are deeply discounted at Best Buy, notably the previous generation of the Kindle Oasis with 8GB of storage and no special offers (Amazon’s ads) for $174.99 (usually $249.99), and the 32GB model, also without special offers, for $204.99 (usually $279.99). This version is mostly the same as Amazon’s latest Oasis, though its display lacks adjustable color temperature.
If the Oasis costs a bit too much for you, you should check out the latest Kindle Paperwhite with 8GB of storage and special offers, which costs $84.99 (usually $129.99) at Best Buy. Its display is just as pixel-dense (300ppi) as the Oasis, and it’s waterproof, too. This is my colleague Chaim Gartenberg’s top pick for the best e-reader, edging out the Oasis, thanks to its lower price.
- The latest iPad Air (10.5-inch, 64GB, Wi-Fi) is $449.99 at Best Buy and Amazon. This tablet is usually $499.99, and this matches the lowest price that we’ve seen yet.
- Beats Solo 3 wireless on-ear headphones are $159.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (usually around $199.99)
- Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth speaker with Alexa voice functionality is $69.99 (usually around $100) at Best Buy
- Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is $24.99 at Best Buy (usually $49.99; this matches the Prime Day price). This streaming stick includes the improved Alexa voice remote that can control most IR-based entertainment center tech, and it recently gained YouTube support.
- A three-pack of Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation) smart speakers costs $60 at Best Buy. (It’s currently $22 per speaker if you’d rather buy just one. This matches the Prime Day price.)
- The Ring Video Doorbell is $69.99 at Best Buy (usually $99.99) and includes a free Echo Dot (third-generation) with purchase
DJI’s Osmo Pocket gimbal with an integrated camera capable of 4K/60 frames per second capture is $324.99 at Daily Steals. Verge readers can get this price by entering the offer code VERGEDJI at checkout.
This gimbal is priced at $349.99 at Amazon and elsewhere, and according to my colleague Jon Porter, who reviewed the Osmo Pocket, it might be a nice addition to your vlogging setup. It’s not perfect, but if you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to record stable video, you might want to check this out.