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Amazon Prime Day 2018: tech and gaming deals on laptops, TVs and Echo dot

From gaming computers to smart speakers, the retail giant’s day of sales is a tech lover’s dream

The Amazon Prime Day flash sale is officially under way and there are some big savings to be had on gadgets and tech. 

It’s the fourth time the online retail giant has held its mid-year day of discounts, and 2018 is on course to be its biggest year yet. This is because Amazon has added a number of new territories to Prime Day, including Australia, Singapore and Luxembourg. 

Only members of the £7.99 per month Amazon Prime service are eligible for the discounts, but there is a way for non-subscribers to grab a bargain.  

Amazon offers a free 30-day trial to those who haven’t subscribed in the past. However, you will need to unsubscribe before the period ends, otherwise payment for a full subscription will be taken from your account.

Prime Day runs until 11.59pm (UK time) on 17 July, so here are the some of the best deals for tech lovers: 

Amazon Echo products
  • 50% off Echo Show, Amazon’s smart speaker with integrated touchscreen display, bringing its price down to £99.
  • Up to 50% discount on a bundle pack with the entry-level Echo Dot speaker and Smart Home products.
  • £179.99 for a new Kindle Oasis e-reader, down from £229.99.  
  • £30 off the Amazon Echo smart speaker with Alexa voice assistant, now available for £59.99. 
  • Over 30% off certified refurbished Echo speakers. 
  • Discounts on Blink security cameras, including a £150 reduction on the range-topping XT 5x model
  • Nearly 40% off Amazon’s Fire HD8 tablet, which can now be grabbed for £49.99.
Laptop and PC deals
TVs and sound
Games and subscriptions
Games consoles
  • Nearly 40% off an Xbox One S with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, a vertical stand and a Minecraft-themed controller. Now available for £199.99, down from £319.99.
  • £25 off a PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB console, reducing the price to £219. 
  • Get a PlayStation VR headset with two Move motion controllers for £229.99, which is a saving of almost £90. 
  • Sony’s more powerful PS4 Pro system is now available for £299.99 - £50 less than the regular retail price.

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