Tag Archive: Amazon


How to host a party with your Amazon Echo

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be starting to plan some parties and gatherings with friends and family. Here’s how to use Alexa and Amazon Echo products to be a more efficient party planner.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot ($ 50) Amazon: Amazon Echo ($ 100) Amazon: Amazon Echo Plus ($ 150) Amazon: Amazon Echo Sub ($ 130) Amazon: Amazon Echo Show ($ 230) Amazon: Philips Hue White  [Read More…]

The Amazon Echo Spot and Show see discounts up to $65 off for the holidays

Alexa’s coming over for Christmas.

Amazon’s Echo hardware continues to become more and more popular, and last year Amazon began offering Alexa-enabled devices with displays on them. The first-gen Echo Show was nothing to write home about, but Amazon learned from its mistakes, and came back swinging. The Echo Spot has less of an industrial big tech look, and instead looks like it’s designed to fit in. Right now, you can pick one up for just $  [Read More…]

Amazon has nearly all of its Fire Tablets on sale right now

The value is incredible.

Amazon’s Fire tablets have always been one of the best values on the market, and when you have a chance to pick one up for less than its already-affordable regular price, you should jump on it. What sets the Fire tablet line apart, price aside, is that there are so many different options to choose from. You can get them in one of four colors, including blue, yellow, red, and black, and in  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K vs. Roku Premiere: Which should you buy?

It’s 2018 and 4K streaming boxes are more accessible that ever. Both Roku and Amazon offer pint-sized 4K media players that are portable and easy to set up with support for 4K TVs.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon’s best value

$ 50 at Amazon

Pros Support for 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Fire TV interface is really simple to use Remote is well-designed Cons No official YouTube app

Amazon has been refining the  [Read More…]

Use Amazon Parent Dashboard with Echo Dot Kids

Now that you have purchased the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, you’re likely wondering how to use the Amazon Parent Dashboard — you know, one of the key features that brought you to the kids edition in the first place. Here’s a deeper look at what the service offers and what you can do with it.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70) Amazon: FreeTime Unlimited (1 year included for Echo Dot Kids  [Read More…]

A bunch of Amazon Fire TV devices are back down to Black Friday pricing

We have to go back!

Black Friday has come and gone, but Amazon wants to give you another shot at scoring its best pricing of the year on select Fire TV devices. These discounts are only around for a limited time, and there’s no telling when the prices will be back again once they expire.

The most-purchased item of 2018 was the Fire TV Stick, according to the Best of Prime list and right now you can  [Read More…]

Curl up with a good book this winter with $5 off $20 or more on Amazon

Real books. Real savings.

Did you know Amazon actually sells books that aren’t made with E Ink? Crazy right? Used to be pretty big into books, too, if I recall. Well, now you can save on some print books by using the code GIFTBOOK18 to take $ 5 off when you spend $ 20 or more. As far as I can tell, this works on just about any print book you can find. Use it to save on holiday  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Recast Review

Amazon makes watching and recording over-the-air easy — so long as you’ve got a Fire TV device.

It used to be that getting rid of cable and switching to an all-streaming solution meant you probably would be giving up your local channels. And it almost certainly meant that you’d lose the ability to record them, at least easily.

That’s changed a good bit in 2018. Many streaming services now include the major local broadcast channels. And products like Tablo  [Read More…]

Can I use the Amazon Cloud Cam as a baby monitor?

Best answer: The Amazon Cloud Cam works amazingly well as a connected baby monitor. With its low price, two-way talk features and cloud storage, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your little one no matter where you are.

Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 119)

Get more for less

While many smart baby monitors are just, well, monitors, the Amazon Cintegrationives you a variety of features while still staying around the $ 100 mark. Right  [Read More…]

Make your Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition work for you with Parent Dashboard

Amazon offers a wide range of parental controls to help you oversee the content and the amount of time your child has access to all of the wondrous things they can do with Alexa on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, or any Amazon Echo device.

Parental controls can be a hassle to set up — and even more so to come back and edit — but Amazon has made things as painless as possible by including the  [Read More…]