There’s too much summer fun outdoors to spend time indoors doing chores. Let devices handle the work. Helping out: Amazon Prime Day has discounts on top-brand, smart vacuums, like iRobot Roombas, as well as air purifiers in case of smoke or dog dander.
Amazon Prime Day, the retail giant’s two-day and biggest sale of the year, continues to offer more than one million deals, from household appliances to the hottest technology, until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22.
It should be no surprise that Amazon is discounting its own products, especially smart devices such as Fire Tablets, Fire TV, Kindle E-readers and Echo and Alexa Devices. If you’re ever going to want an Alexa-activated device, now is the time.
Do you need a TV Fire Stick to access your favorite shows or another Amazon device to monitor door deliveries or manage your calendar, follow along with recipes or catch up on news? Alexa-voiced smart speakers will stream music, order a pizza and control other smart devices.
- Sale price $44.99: Save $45 or half the price on a Fire HD 8 tablet with an 8-inch HD display and 32 GB designed for portable entertainment (it’s the latest model). The all-new Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1-inch screen with 1080p is $79.99 (save $70 or 47%).
- Sale price $69.99: Save $40 or 36% on an Echo Show 8 HD smart display with Alexa, which lets you stay connected with video calling, watch your security cameras or TV shows, movies or the news, and listen to radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks and control lights, and adjust thermostats (First Generation, a 2019 release).
- Sale price $44.99: Save $54.99 of 55% on a Ring Video Doorbell wired bundle with Echo Dot (Generation 3), which has two-way talk and advanced motion detection to let you know when someone’s at your front door before they ring your doorbell.
- Save up to 44% off wireless, weather-resistant HD Blink outdoor smart cameras, starting at $49.99 (was $89.99, a 44% savings)
Speaking of smart, do you need to upgrade your smart thermostat to save energy and money on utility bills?
- Ecobee Lite is an Energy Star-certified, Alexa-compatible smart thermostat and is on sale at $144
- Honeywell Home Wi-Fi smart thermostat is also Energy Star-certified, Alexa-compatible and can be programmed for different days with its touch screen ($126.15)
- See more smart thermostats on sale
Here’s what else we found to upgrade your living space and enhance your quality of life at home:
During last year’s wildfires, many people who went shopping for air cleaners returned empty-handed. Shelves in many smoke-laden areas had been emptied.
Wildfires aren’t the only polluters. Hazardous indoor air quality can be caused by smoke and scents of cigarettes, cooking or household cleaning products that linger without proper ventilation.
High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Outdoor contaminants such as pollen, dander and bacteria can be brought into a home by family members or pets. And everyone’s aware of seasonal allergies.
An air purifier reduces odors, absorbs volatile airborne pollutants and freshens the air.
- Blueair Blue Pure 211+ air purifier with washable filters captures allergens, odors, smoke, mold, dust, germs and more in a large room ($209.99, save $90 or 30%)
- Medify MA-25 air purifier with H13 True HEPA Filter covers 500 square feet of indoor space ($112, save $48 or 30%)
iRobot Roomba vacuums are discounted up to 38%. Give your cat something to be curious about while your floors get cleaned of pet hair, dirt and dust. Schedule the self-charging vacuum to circulate over carpets and hard floors with the app or your voice.
- iRobot Roomba 692 robot vacuum with Wi-Fi and Alexa connectivity is $199.99 (save $100 or 33%)
- iRobot Roomba i4+ with automatic dirt disposal (it empties itself for up to 60 days), is on sale at $399.99 (save $250 or 38%)
- iRobot Roomba i6+. which can be scheduled to vacuum specific floors, is $499.99 (save $300 or 38%)
See more vacuums on sale during Amazon Prime Day
- Midea window air conditioner with 12,000 BTU dehumidifies up to 550 square feet and has a reusable filter and a LCD remote control ($377.45, save $51.55 or 12%)
- Black and Decker air conditioning unit with 8500 BTU is $333.29.
- See more air conditioners
Amazon has linens on sale to layer your bed with a variety of calming textures and colors. You can start with luxurious, hotel-style sheets ($23.92 for a queen set, save 20%) or lightweight cashmere. Add all-seasons blankets, quilts and a comforter wrapped in a duvet.
Save up to 40% off kitchen essentials.
- Ninja Foodi eight-quart pressure cooker air fryer can crisp, steam, slow cook, sear, saute, bake, roast, broil and dehydrate food ($141.54, save $108.45 or 43%) and it comes with a 45-recipe cookbook.
See more air fryers on sale
- Cooklee stainless-steel, five-quart stand mixer has 11 speeds and comes with dishwasher-safe bread dough hooks, flat beaters, a whisk and pouring shield. Pick the color you want — pink to black, even green — for $217.99 (save $182 or 46%).
See more Amazon Basics kitchen essentials on sale.
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— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072