Amazon’s online marketplace is full of items to make your life easier, more relaxing and more fun. Many of those items are made by Amazon itself and integrate with your Amazon Prime, Amazon Music or Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. Even if you’re not an Amazon devotee, you’ll still love the retro-inspired camera, tech gear and USB hub listed here. Make 2017 your best year yet with these great items for improving your life.
1. All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
With Amazon’s Fire TV device, you’re living in the future. This voice-activated TV attachment lets you instantly stream Prime videos, Netflix and dozens of subscription channels. You don’t have to hook up a laptop or struggle with the buttons on your remote control. Just activate Alexa, tell the Fire stick what you want to watch and get ready to relax. If you’re ready to cut the cord or looking to upgrade your cable-free system, you have to get the Fire TV stick.
2. All-New Echo Dot
If upgrading your television experience with a Fire device isn’t futuristic enough for you, don’t worry. The Echo Dot is here to transform the rest of your house into an amazing, hands-free new reality. You can use Alexa to change the temperature, play your favorite songs and even order a pizza or Uber. With the Alexa app, you can view your calendar or check your bank account. Amazon adds new features to Alexa almost every day. It’s time to live out your Tony Stark fantasy today.
3. Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera
2017 is going to be a great year. You’ll want to record your memories with this vintage instant-printing camera. It’s packed with features like a flashing LED and High-Key photo settings to help you get the perfect shot. The camera will automatically adjust between four different light settings, too. At less than 1 pound of weight, you’ll want to take it everywhere you go. Film is sold separately.
4. Fire Tablet
Amazon sells their Fire tablets at cost, so they’re significantly cheaper than other consumer electronics. This lets you try out a fun way to view movies, play games and read books without a serious investment. The Fire tablet also comes with Amazon Underground, which lets you play great games like Monument Valley and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for free. If you love reading, Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1 million books for one monthly fee, and they’ll look great on the Fire’s HD screen.
5. Amazon Fire TV | Streaming Media Player
This high-end version of the Amazon Fire TV offers the same features as the stick but boasts more processing power, storage and supported resolutions. It’s compatible with 4k TVs for the best picture quality possible and can hold up to 200 GB of stored files with an SD card. It even features Amazon’s new anti-buffering technology that automatically learns your viewing habits, downloads shows you might want to watch and deletes them when you’re done. If you’re a serious television, movie or sports connoisseur, this is the Fire TV product for you.
6. Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Kindle devices dominate the e-reader marketplace, and it’s easy to see why with the best-selling Kindle Paperwhite. A 300-ppi screen creates a crisp image of every page, and the auto-brightness adjusts for indoor and outdoor reading. A single charge will last for weeks of daily reading. The Amazon Kindle store features thousands of free books, and you get extra benefits with Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited. The Paperwhite lets you change font sizes, highlight your favorite passages and pull up definitions for words you don’t know. Amazon estimates that Kindle users read four times as many books once they get their device, and you’ll see why once you get your hands on the Paperwhite.
7. Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Between e-readers, smart phones, tablets and external battery packs, it’s hard to keep all of your devices charged. That’s why you need a USB hub. This best-selling and affordable model from Sabrent lets you power up multiple devices at once. It’s also great for connecting your electronics to a laptop. With USB 3.0 technology, you’ll get quick data transmission from this hub.
8. SENSO Bluetooth Headphones
These are earbuds for people who hate earbuds. The flexible silicone material is comfortable in any size ear canal, and the over-the-ear hooks are designed for maximum softness that won’t rub or irritate. Plus, you get a carrying case, car charger and microUSB cord included.
9. Amazon Echo
Alexa is your virtual assistant, and the Echo is the best way to manage her. Play your favorite apps, listen to audiobooks or check the weather with voice-activated commands. Every day can be a party with Alexa as your DJ-slash-butler.
10. YI Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System
Get peace of mind with this wireless in-home camera set up. It records high-definition video and audio and can be accessed remotely with a phone app. You can set up alerts whenever movement is detected, record video to your own devices or SD card and even see nighttime activity with the built-in 940mm infrared night vision.