Amazon deal of the day: the brand-new Google Pixel 8a comes with a free $100 Amazon gift card from Mashable

Amazon deals of the day at a glance:

Google Pixel 8a (128GB)
$499 at Amazon + free $100 Amazon gift card

Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle
$339.97 at Amazon
(save $150)

Apple 11-inch M4 iPad Pro (256GB, WiFi)
$949.99 at Amazon
(save $49.01)

Amazon 32-inch 2-Series Fire TV
$99.99 with code PRIME32
(save $100)

We’re midway through the week and the month of May and what better way to celebrate than with deals on some of your favorite brands? We’ve been scouring the deal pages at Amazon and a few standouts have caught our eye on May 15. We’re seeing particularly good deals on top brands like Google, Apple, Kindle, and Amazon’s own Fire TVs.

Here are the best Amazon deals of the day. Be sure to check back at our deals from May 13 and May 14 as well — most of those deals are still live.

Our top pick

Amazon deal of the day: Google Pixel 8a (128GB)

at Amazon
free $100 gift card with purchase

Why we like it

Just released on May 14, the Google Pixel 8a is already a deal with its low $499 price tag. But it’s even more tempting of a purchase as of May 15 because it comes with a free $100 Amazon gift card. This deal is similar to the pre-order deal offered at the Google Store. Essentially a lite version of the Pixel 8, the 8a shares many of the same specs, including the Tensor G3 chip, over 24-hour battery life, Magic Editor and Magic Take camera tools, 128 and 256GB storage options, 8GB RAM, and up to 120Hz refresh rate (up from 90Hz on Pixel 7a). Where it mainly differs is the size (it’s just 0.1 inches taller and wider with a slightly smaller display) audio (no spatial audio, one less microphone), and camera. Basically, the Pixel 8a gets you a very similar product to the Pixel 8, but for $200 less — plus a free gift card. Mashable’s Alex Perry called it “the best deal in Android-land.”

Read our full review of the Google Pixel 8a.

Best iPad deal

Apple 11-inch M4 iPad Pro (256GB, WiFi)
at Amazon

Save $49.01

Why we like it

The brand-new M4 iPad Pro just came out today, May 15, and it’s already temporarily out of stock. But that shouldn’t stop you from snagging it on sale. You can still purchase the 11-inch base model (256GB, WiFi) for just $949.99 (reg. $999) and save $49.01, but you’ll have to wait just a little longer for delivery. Amazon will shoot you an email when it ships (once they get more in stock). As the first iPad Pro refresh since 2022, the M4 iPad Pro “blew us away with its power efficiency, striking display, and breakneck performance.” It’s just 0.21 inches thick and weighs just under a pound, making it sleeker and lighter than any previous version. Plus, it’s the first Apple product to carry the M4 chip, bypassing the M3 generation that powers current Mac and MacBook lineups.

Read our full review of the M4 iPad Pro.

Best Kindle deal

Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle
at Amazon

Save $150.00
includes Kindle Scribe (32GB), premium pen, black leather folio cover, and power adapter

Why we like it

As part of Amazon’s Book Sale, the Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle is on sale for just $339.97 — that’s a savings of $150 or 30% and just $6 away from its lowest price on record (from Black Friday). The bundle includes the Kindle Scribe (32GB), premium pen, a black leather folio cover, and a power adapter. As Mashable’s Alex Perry noted in his review, the Kindle Scribe is not a perfect device. However, it does manage to bridge the gap between traditional reading and e-reading by including a stylus to mark up books to your heart’s content. The premium pen includes a virtual eraser on the back and a customizable shortcut button on the side to make scribbling notes, doodling, or marking up books a breeze.

Read our full review of the Kindle Scribe.

Best TV deal

Amazon 32-inch 2-Series Fire TV
at Amazon

Save $100.00
with code PRIME32

Why we like it

If you’re looking for a no-frills smart TV on a tight budget, this 32-inch 2-Series Fire TV should fit the bill. After sitting at $119.99 for months — down from its usual $199.99 — it’s now on sale for just $99.99 with an on-page coupon as of May 15. That drops its price to its lowest on record. There’s just one catch: you have to be a Prime member to get the deal. While this TV doesn’t support 4K resolution (check out the 4-Series for that feature), it does offer all of the smart capabilities from the Fire TV experience, hands-free control via on-board Alexa, and support for HDR 10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Audio.

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