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Here are the best Amazon Echo deals right now

The Echo Show 5 (left), Echo Show 8 (middle), and the Echo Show (right). | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Amazon’s current Echo lineup offers a broad selection of smart speakers and displays that can fit just about anywhere in your home. Whether you want to place a voice assistant in your living room, replace the bulletin board in your office, or pick up a touchscreen-enabled device to showcase recipes in the kitchen, there's an Echo device for just about every occasion and use case.

Regardless of why you might want one, there’s also always a way to save on an Echo device, from the last-gen Dot to the wall-mounted Echo Show 15. Even when they’re selling at full price, for instance, Amazon offers a 25 percent discount when you trade in select devices, meaning there are still other ways to save money when none of the models are on sale.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best deals available on each device in Amazon’s Echo lineup. The current discounts may not rival those we saw during Amazon Prime Day, but some models — notably the third-gen Echo Dot — are still on sale for up to 25 percent off.

The best Echo Dot deals

In 2020, Amazon released the fourth generation of the Echo Dot, which looks more like a sphere than an actual dot. But if you prefer the previous design, don’t worry: Amazon has not discontinued the third-gen Echo Dot, which retains the familiar dot shape and is on sale for $29.99 ($10 off) at Amazon and Best Buy.

As for the latest Echo Dot, it’s available right now at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $39.99 ($10 off), which is considerably more expensive than it was during Amazon Prime Day. Amazon, Target, and Best Buy are also selling the model with a built-in LED display that showcases the time, weather, and other information for $49.99, a modest $10 off its usual list price. Additionally, Best Buy is offering $10 off the price of two if you’re looking to outfit your home with multiple smart speakers, regardless of which Echo Dot model you prefer.

The best Echo Dot Kids Edition deals

The fourth-gen Echo Dot Kids Edition is as spherical as its adult version but is designed to look like a tiger or panda. The device also comes with a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus service, which provides access to a slew of kid-friendly content, including audiobooks and games.

If you’re looking to pick up the latest, kid-centric Echo Dot, it’s currently available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $44.99 ($15 off), a mere $5 more than the standard version but $20 more than the all-time low we saw on the smart speaker during Prime Day. Like with the aforementioned Echo Dot, Best Buy is also knocking an additional $10 off the price of a pair, dropping the final sale price of two to around $80.

The best Amazon Echo deals

The fourth-gen Amazon Echo also received a makeover in 2020. Like the aforementioned fourth-gen Echo Dot, the latest Amazon Echo has a sphere-shaped design, but it’s noticeably bigger than the Echo Dot. That said, it also touts a built-in smart home hub and produces better sound, thanks to a pair of 0.8-inch tweeters and a 3-inch woofer.

In the past, we’ve seen the namesake Echo drop to as low as $60, primarily during shopping events like Black Friday and Prime Day. As of right now, however, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and other retailers are only offering the speaker for $99.99, the full MSRP. That said, Best Buy is offering $10 off the price of two if you’re looking to bring Alexa to multiple rooms.

The best Amazon Echo Studio deals

If you’re interested in an Alexa smart speaker with better audio quality and Dolby Atmos support, the Echo Studio is the Amazon product to check out. Unfortunately, however, the Echo Studio is currently only available at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy for its usual asking price of $199.99. Amazon also offers a Billie Eilish Limited Edition Echo Studio with the singer’s image pasted on the side for $229.99, if you consider yourself an Avocado, Eyelash, or whatever Eilish fans call themselves these days.

The best Echo Show 5 deals

If you are looking for a compact Echo device that functions more as a smart clock than an entertainment speaker, the Echo Show 5 is the Echo device to consider. The latest edition, which launched last year, features an always-on microphone, an upgraded 2MP camera, a 5.5-inch display, and a physical shutter, allowing you to block the camera’s view.

We’ve seen the second-gen Echo Show 5 drop to as low as $44.99 in the past, however, it’s currently only available at a discount at Target, where you can pick up the blue and white colorways for $79.99 ($5 off). If you’re looking for the black model, it’s available at Target, Amazon, and Best Buy alongside the other two colorways for just $5 more.

The best Echo Show 5 Kids Edition deals

The Echo Dot isn’t the only Echo device with a kid-friendly design. The Echo Show 5 Kids Edition offers all of the same features as the standard, second-gen Echo Show 5, only with a vibrant print on the rear and a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus service, which grants your family access to a trove of videos, games, and other kid-friendly content. It even comes with a two-year warranty, providing a bit of protection from whatever your child might (literally) throw at it.

As far as pricing goes, we recently saw the Echo Show 5 Kids drop to $39.99 — its lowest price to date — during Amazon Prime Day. Sadly, though, it’s currently only available at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers for $94.99, the speaker’s full retail price.

The best Echo Show 8 deals

Like the Echo Show 5, the Echo Show 8 is available in two distinct models, both of which feature 8-inch displays and dual speakers. However, unlike the first-gen Echo Show 8, the newer model is equipped with a 13MP camera and some unique software tricks, one of which grants it the ability to keep the subject centered in the frame as they move around.

We recently saw the first-gen Show 8 drop to as low as $54.99 ($55 off) on Amazon, but it’s currently only discounted at Target, where you can pick up the black model on clearance for $87.99. You can also buy the last-gen model at Best Buy and Amazon, however, it’s only available for the speaker’s full retail price of $109.99.

As for the second-gen model, it’s readily available at retailers like Amazon, Target, and Best Buy for $129.99, the usual list price. Amazon is offering select customers six months of Amazon Music Unlimited with the purchase of either the first- or second-gen model, though, the retailer doesn’t stipulate how to qualify.

The best Echo Show 10 deals

Last year, Amazon released a third-gen Echo Show 10. The device features a 10.1-inch HD screen and, unlike the Show 5 and Show 8, the 2021 model allows you to adjust the angle of the screen. It’s also mounted on a motorized, swiveling base that allows the display to follow you as you move. If you plan on doing a lot of video calling, this is the model to get.

We’ve seen the latest Echo Show 10 get discounted to as low as $200, but no active deals are available right now. If you still want to pick it up, however, you can get it for $249.99 — the smart display’s typical retail price — at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Like with other Echo devices, Amazon is also offering six months of Amazon Music Unlimited to select customers.

The best Echo Show 15 deals

Unlike other smart displays in Amazon’s Echo lineup, the new Echo Show 15 is a large, wall-mounted device with a 15.6-inch touch display. It’s designed to replace the likes of bulletin boards and calendars, and as such, it functions as a shared hub for families where everyone can see digital sticky notes, upcoming calendar appointments, shopping lists, and other reminders. It also features support for Alexa, meaning it offers the same functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers, and you can even use it as a decent 1080p TV in your kitchen or to display photos and artwork. It’s even compatible with an optional stand, though, we’d argue it remains a better fit for your wall than your countertop given its size.

Having launched at the end of last year, we’ve seen very few discounts on the Echo Show 15. That said, you can currently buy it at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for $249.99, its full retail price and $50 more than its most recent sale price.



Source: The Verge

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