Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet is nearly 50 percent off for Prime members

2024-07-04 12:15

Tech


A close-up image of an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet resting on a granite countertop from above.
Just don’t expect it to rival an iPad in terms of functionality. | Image: Amazon

Let’s face it: Apple’s slates seem to get all the attention when talking tablets (and understandably so). However, you don’t necessarily need to spend $1,000 on an iPad Pro or even $350 on an entry-level model if all you need is a cheap entertainment device for watching The Boys, reading, or burning through your latest audiobook. Amazon’s latest Fire HD 10 tablet will get the job done for a lot less — especially since it’s currently on sale for Amazon Prime subscribers for an all-time low of $74.99 ($65 off) in its ad-supported base configuration.

The 2023 Fire HD 10 isn’t going to blow you away with an OLED display or a laundry list of premium features, though it is a step up from some of Amazon’s low-end models. The inexpensive tablet features a modest octa-core processor, support for up to 1TB of microSD card storage, and 3GB of RAM, the latter of which should allow for plenty of tabs and some light multitasking should you need it. On the outside, you’ll find 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display that’s surprisingly sharp for the price (so long as you’re not in direct sunlight), as well as a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio. The Alexa-enabled device is also compatible with Amazon’s detachable keyboard case ($49.99) and stylus ($34.99), though I’d argue neither of which is going to turn the budget tablet into a productivity machine.

Like all Fire tablets, the biggest drawback of the Fire HD 10 is that it requires you to spend an additional $15 to remove the lock screen ads and chains you to Amazon’s own Appstore — which is seriously lacking when compared to the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. But, again, if all you want is to stream Prime Video content or read, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more capable tablet for the price.

A few more ways to save today

  • The Nothing Ear (a) are down to an all-time low of $94 ($15 off) at Amazon when you clip the on-page coupon. Nothing’s latest pair of wireless earbuds offer a lot for the price — including multipoint connectivity, Fast Pair (for Android), and ChatGPT integration — and can go toe to toe sound-wise with entry-level models from Apple, Samsung, and others. Plus, they sport a slick, see-through design as well as a new yellow shade that’s far more playful than anything from Apple. Read our hands-on impressions.
  • If you’re in need of a simple mounting solution for your car, the iOttie iTap 2 is on sale at Amazon for $19.11 (about $6 off), which nearly matches its second-best price to date. The sleek, adjustable magnetic mount comes with a metal plate that lets you securely affix a variety of phones to your air vent, allowing you to view notifications, directions, and other info at a glance.
  • Now through July 5th, Moment is hosting its annual Summer Sale, giving you a chance to save on smartphone lenses, leather AirPod cases, MagSafe mounts, and a number of other camera / mobile accessories. This includes the Santa Fe Shoulder Bag we recently featured in our Father’s Day gift guide, which is on sale for $68 ($12 off) for a limited time. The durable sling is great for stowing a 35mm point-and-shoot cam and a few rolls of film, not to mention anything else you might need for a short weekend getaway.
  • Amazon is already selling the three-meter Philips Hue Solo light strip for $62.23 (about $8 off), which is the first discount we’ve seen on what is easily the company's cheapest light strip to date. It’s not as versatile as some of the other RGB options out there — it can only display white light or a single color at a time — but it is cuttable and offers 1700 lumens of brightness, which is plenty for adding some visibility to your closest or staircase.


Source: https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/4/24191765/amazon-fire-hd-10-tablet-philips-hue-solo-light-strip-deal-sale