Prime Day is back, which means deals on lots of great Amazon products for work and play from home.

It’s that time of year again for Amazon users: Day One! Let’s take a look at some of the best Amazon products that business professionals will want to look out for for Amazon Prime savings on July 12-13. These deals are available for Amazon Prime members and Amazon Prime Student members (don’t forget to check Amazon Video).

Disclaimer: Product pricing and availability information was accurate at the time of publication.

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Fire HD 10 tablet

This Fire HD 10 tablet in black was released in 2021. The slim and portable 10.1-inch tablet can be convenient for surfing the web on the go, checking important emails instantly, or simply looking for entertainment for your free time. In addition, the tablet is tough enough to handle even business applications like Microsoft Office, Dropbox, Zoom and more, so you can get work done from anywhere.

Although it may be small, the tablet’s 1080p Full HD screen will ensure that you can enjoy all your favorite apps to their full potential. It also comes with a durable 12-hour battery and 32 GB of internal memory, making it an ideal gadget for convenient online use.

As an Amazon-enabled device, the tablet can be controlled hands-free with Alexa, which includes on/off functions. All you have to do is say “Alexa” to access compatible smart home devices, send messages, make calls, open apps and more with just your voice. Amazon Prime Day shoppers can get this 32GB tablet for just $74.99.

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Echo Dot: 4th generation

The fourth-generation Echo Dot smart speaker is on sale for $19.99, which is 60% off its original price this Prime Day. This smart speaker is Alexa-enabled to simplify your life through the power of automation and AI. In addition, the device enables voice control of your home by connecting it to Amazon Smart Plugs and other compatible devices.

You can use this product individually or sync it with compatible Echo devices in other rooms to connect and automate every part of your home. Then simply speak to the elegantly designed Echo Dot to ask questions, create calendar events, set timers and reminders, add items to lists, and more.

If you’re worried about your devices “listening in,” you’ll be happy to know that Alexa and Echo products are designed with multiple layers of protection for your privacy. The Alexa app also allows users to set up Alexa Guard to receive mobile alerts about potential home safety hazards. You can access all of these features by purchasing an Echo Dot for a whopping 60% off through the Prime Day deal.

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Amazon Smart Plug

Automation makes life easier, so why not enter the 21st century with smart gadgets in your home? The Amazon Smart Plug lets you easily control your lights, fans, and other home electronics through any Alexa-enabled device or through the Alexa app.

Amazon Smart Plugs can be used to turn your home devices on and off, and by connecting multiple Amazon Smart Plugs to your Alexa app, you can control more outlets for even more functionality. You can even set a daily routine—think turning the lights on and off in the morning and at night—for one less thing to worry about throughout the day.

Reducing your light and energy use by controlling your devices can also help you reduce your electricity costs. The Alexa app dashboard can allow you to track and manage the power consumption of your Alexa-connected devices. Shoppers can snag this deal on Prime Day for $12.99, which is 48% off retail.

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Amazon Smart Thermostat

Amazon’s smart thermostat is ENERGY STAR certified to help you save on your electric bills with energy efficiency. You can get full control of your thermostat via voice commands or on the go by connecting it to Alexa. The functionality and simplicity of the device make it an excellent resource for maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home or personal office.

You can control your smart thermostat with voice commands to your Alexa-enabled devices or remotely via the Alexa app with the push of a button when you’re away. Thermostat automation even makes it possible to program your HVAC system to run on schedules you set.

As an ENERGY STAR certified thermostat, this unit should save an average of $50 on annual energy bills. Amazon’s smart thermostat requires a C-cable power adapter, and the Alexa app can guide you through the easy setup process. The device will retail for $41.99, which is 30% off this Prime Day, so grab it at its discounted price while you can.

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Audible First Day Deal

With the Audible Prime Day Deal, Prime members can try Audible Premium Plus for free for three months. This audio entertainment service allows members to access spoken content such as audiobooks and podcasts, which can be great for listening on the commute to work or just relaxing at home.

Audible adds more audiobooks, originals, podcasts, and other content every week, and users have access to all genres of audio content, both fiction and nonfiction. TechRepublic readers may be particularly interested in their business and technical audiobooks, where entrepreneurs can learn about the latest cutting-edge technology from global industry leaders.

The three-month trial includes one credit per month to purchase any premium title, such as bestsellers or new releases of your choice. After the trial period ends, users will be charged $14.95 each month, but don’t worry: Amazon will send a friendly email reminder before the trial period ends, and you can cancel at any time without commitment. This deal is only available for a limited time, so grab it while you can before July 31, 2022.

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