Snag Amazon devices for less, thanks to these back-to-school deals

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change. 

Back-to-school season is in full swing — and thankfully, Amazon has your back and is letting you stock up on its popular devices for less.

From Echo Dots and Echo Shows to Fire Tablets, shoppers can save up to 60% on these top-rated gadgets. Below, get the inside scoop on five hot items that are currently on sale. Your student will thank you!

1. Echo Dot (4th Gen), $34.99 (Orig. $49.99)

Credit: Amazon

If you’re new to the world of Echo Dots, the Dot is essentially a smart speaker. You can ask it to do things by calling on Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. You can ask Alexa to tell you a joke, the weather forecast, play your favorite music and so much more. Plus, you can even use it to control your other smart devices like your smart lights, thermostat and door locks. Or connect all of your Echo Dots and use them as an intercom!

2. Echo Show 5, $44.99 (Orig. $79.99)

Credit: Amazon

Echo Show is like the Echo Dot, except it has a 5.5-inch smart display. The Echo Show is great for using in the kitchen to cook along with recipes, checking out new movie trailers or as a digital photo frame that has all of your favorite pictures in rotation. You can also video call on your Echo Show with “friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen.”

3. Fire TV Gaming Bundle, $93.99 (Orig. $119.98)

Credit: Amazon

This special bundle deal includes a Fire TV Stick 4K and Luna Controller. The Fire TV Stick is a media streaming stick that you can plug into your TV to instantly watch your favorite shows and movies from Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+ and more. The Luna Controller is “a high-performance controller made for Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service.” Simply download the Luna App on Fire TV to start streaming Luna games from the cloud right to your screen.

4. Amazon Halo Band, $74.99 (Orig. $99.99)

Credit: Amazon

If you don’t love your Fitbit or Apple Watch, the Halo might be perfect for you. The Halo is a wearable band that measures how you move, sleep, sound and feel. Through a Halo membership, you also can access workouts, meditations, nutrition programs and more. Naturally, the band works with Alexa, so you can ask your Alexa-enabled device to tell you your health summary, activity score, sleep quality and more.

5. Echo Buds (2nd Gen), $89.99 (Orig. $119.99)

Credit: Amazon

Echo Buds are wireless earbuds, and they come with a handy charging case. The Buds are tiny, lightweight and sweat-resistant, making them perfect for workouts, commutes and everything in between. The Buds also work with your Alexa app to play your favorite music, podcasts and audiobooks — all you have to do is ask Alexa. Additionally, these earbuds get five hours of playback per charge and up to 15 hours with the charging case, so you won’t have to worry about them dying on you daily.

If you liked this story, check out the heels one editor swears are pain-free.

More from In The Know:

This best-selling $33 maxi dress is sure to be one of the most versatile things in your closet

All of the best back-to-school sales going on now

The best women’s sandals for walking that won’t give you blisters on your next vacation

These spaghetti strap sports bras are trending on Amazon — Get 3 for $11