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The best smart home deals from Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale

A robot vacuum on a hardwood floor.
The Roborock S7 vacuum and mop is $270 off during the sale. | Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

While it’s relatively slim pickings in terms of smart home gear, there are still some good deals to be found during Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, which runs through October 12th.

As always, there’s a slew of robot vacuums getting price drops; we’ve picked the best deals on the best bots that we saw. There are also a number of older Echo devices seeing some substantial savings as well as some of our firm favorites, such as the Echo Show 8 and Echo fourth-gen smart speakers.

We also found some decent deals on a few of our top picks for smart security cameras, plus savings on smart locks and garage door controllers. Remember, most of the deals on Prime Days are for Prime members only, but if you’re not a member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and still get those prices.

The best deals on Amazon Echo devices

The best robot vacuum deals

The best deals on smart lighting

  • If you prefer a more muted look for your smart lighting, the Nanoleaf Elements Wood are on sale for $199, a savings of $50. These elegant hexagonal wood lighting panels can display a range of warm to cool ambient white lighting and double as wall art. Both Nanoleaf sets work over 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and can function as Thread border routers.
  • For some outdoor smart lighting, these Govee Smart Outdoor String Lights are a great way to spruce up your deck or patio with warm lighting. On sale for $28 (down from $42), the white LED bulbs are Wi-Fi powered, IP65-rated, and work with Alexa for voice control.
  • If you have existing outdoor lights you want to make smart, the Kasa Outdoor Smart Dimmer Plug is on sale for just $17.99 today. This is a great option and one of the only outdoor smart plugs that can also dim your string lights. It works over Wi-Fi, so no hub is required, and it can be controlled by Alexa and Google but not Apple Home.

The best deals on smart security cameras

The best deals on smart locks

  • The unique-looking but very capable SwitchBot Smart Lock is on sale today. This Bluetooth smart lock uses a tiny robot hand to turn the lock for you. The best bundle is the lock, fingerprint keypad, and smart hub for $135.99, a savings of $34, which adds Wi-Fi connectivity for Alexa and Google Home voice control. This is a great lock for renters, as you don’t have to remove any part of your existing deadbolt.
  • Not a door lock, per se, but another way to access your home from your phone, the MyQ smart garage controller is on sale — again. Just $16.98, down from $29.99, this connects wirelessly to your garage door opener to let you control it from your phone. MyQ also has a compatible garage camera that pairs with the controller (and can mount magnetically under your opener), so you can visually see if your door is open that’s on sale today for $69.99, but it requires a subscription to view any recorded video. Both products work with Amazon Key In-Garage Delivery if you want to have packages delivered inside your garage.



Source: The Verge

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