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Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best early deals in tech so far

Amazon Prime Day might be days away, but that does not mean you can't already take advantage of the sale.
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Amazon Prime Day 2018

Amazon's annual sale, Prime Day, begins at 3pm EST on July 16, 2018, spanning a full 36 hours before ending on July 17, 2018. However, there are already many deals available on electronics and technology including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and more.

This roundup will be updated as more deals appear.

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Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon is already offering a discount on the Echo Dot, the smaller, portable cousin of the Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Price: $34.99 (reduced from: $49.99)

Via: Amazon

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Amazon Echo Show

If the Amazon Echo Show takes your fancy -- a smart home assistant complete with both speakers and a screen, one of the latest devices in Amazon's smart home lineup can be picked up now for a substantial discount with Prime membership.

Price: $129.99 (reduced from: $229.99)

Via: Amazon

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Amazon Music

Amazon's Music streaming subscription service is trying to secure new customers with a deal that gives you four months' usage for only $0.99 per month -- a deeply discounted rate on the standard monthly fee of $7.99.

Price: $0.99 (reduced from: $7.99)

Via: Amazon

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Kindle Unlimited

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers users unlimited access to over one million titles. Usually, the subscription service will cost you $9.99 a month, but the retail giant has launched a new deal to entice more customers to sign up.

In a similar manner to Amazon's Music deal, users can sign up for three months' access to the service for $0.99 a month (+tax), before being switched to the standard price. You have until the end of July to take advantage of the deal.

However, existing Kindle Unlimited subscribers cannot pick up this deal.

Price: $0.99 (reduced from: $9.99)

Via: Amazon

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Samsung Chromebook

You can now enjoy a $70 discount on the Samsung XE500C13 Chromebook. The laptop sports an 11.6" 1366 x 768 screen, an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage.

Price: $229.96 (reduced from: $299.99)

Via: Amazon

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Free games

If you're an avid gamer, Twitch is "celebrating" Prime Day with a daily selection of free games -- as long as you are a Prime member.

Price: $Free

Via: Twitch

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Movie rental

Amazon is offering movie rentals for $1.99 as well as up to 50 percent off popular titles.

Price: $1.99

Via: Amazon

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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet

Amazon is offering refurbished Fire HD 8 tablets over the course of this week for a discount. Anyone can purchase this device for $64.99 -- a saving of $5.00 -- but Amazon Prime members will save a further $25.

Price: $44.99 (reduced from: $64.99)

Via: Amazon

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Ebooks

Another promotion book lovers will enjoy is $10 off any ebook, print, or Audible book leading up to Amazon Prime Day. If you purchase any book worth at least $5 by 15 July, you can claim your discount on the day of the event.

Via: Amazon

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Squish wireless charging platform

Through Amazon's new Launch program, which allows Prime members to pre-order new and limited edition products, you can currently pick up a Squish wireless charging stand for iPhones and Android devices. 7.5W and 10W flows are supported.

Price: $29.99

Via: Amazon

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Tewell wireless Bluetooth soundbar

You can also take advantage of Amazon Launch to secure a Tewell wireless Bluetooth soundbar. The detachable soundbar can be used as a tower for your PC, a typical audio bar for your television set, and can also connect to other devices such as smartphones and tablets due to the Bluetooth connection.

Price: $109.99

Via: Amazon

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro

You can pick up a Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone in titanium grey, midnight blue, or mocha brown -- but not black -- for a substantial discount on the lead up to Amazon Prime Day.

Price: $549.99 (reduced from: $799.99)

Via: Amazon

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SanDisk

SanDisk is offering up to 40 percent off a range of memory cards in various sizes and formats.

Via: Amazon

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Ring doorbell

The Ring doorbell Pro, a smart system which doubles up as a motion and sound-detecting security system for your front area and a doorbell which sends you an alert through your mobile device when you have a visitor, is on sale.

You can pick up the doorbell -- which also allows you to see and speak to visitors remotely -- for a substantial discount.

Price: $174 (reduced from: $249)

Via: Amazon

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Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Available now, you can pick up a Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED television with a saving of $110. The Fire TV system is inbuilt and you can control the TV through the Alexa voice remote.

Price: $289.99 (reduced from: $399.99)

Via: Amazon

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Amazon Dash buttons

Amazon Dash buttons are small gadgets which connect to your Amazon account and can be pressed to automatically order household essentials. If you're looking to pick up a set or try one or two out, you can get them for a bargain price.

Price: $0.99 (reduced from: $4.99)

Via: Amazon

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GoldBox

GoldBox, the deals of the day section of Amazon for Prime members, is running as usual as the event approaches.

Check out the listings to take advantage of a range of discounts in not only Amazon-branded electronics, but cameras, memory, tablets, and television sets.

Via: GoldBox

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