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This story is part of , CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
runs Oct. 13 and 14, and there are great sale options under $50, like the $25 Blink Mini, the $20 Echo Auto and more. I’ll be updating this page regularly as new deals come in, so check this space for the best and most affordable sales this Prime Day.
Smart home deals
Amazon wants to put Alexa in your car. Is that worth $50? No. Is it worth $20? Maybe. Echo Auto reviews have been fairly mixed, in part because the price feels too high and in part because you can accomplish a lot of the same voice-powered things with your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri. (Can’t say I’m wild about the wires, either.)
Amazon’s pint-sized smart speaker, the $50 third-gen Amazon Echo Dot, is on sale for $19 right now. Like other Alexa speakers, the Echo Dot answers your queries about the weather, controls compatible smart home devices and more, all with simple voice commands. Read the review.
Amazon’s Echo Flex is a clever little gadget, adding Alexa to a modular smart plug design. The plug itself can attach various augmentations, like an LED clock, a motion sensor or a night light. To get this little device, plus all of Alexa’s smarts, for only $10, is a solid deal. Read the review.
This is the lowest price to date, and it can get even better: Use the aforementioned Prime Rewards Visa card and you’ll get 10% back, effectively bringing your price down to $40.50.
As noted above, you can also get the Echo Show 5 bundled with a Blink Mini Indoor Camera for just $5 more. I don’t think the 10% cash-back option applies, but that’s still a stellar bundle. Read the review.
The Blink Mini is on sale for $25 when ordered via the Amazon app or site, but if you have an Alexa-equipped device, use your voice to order it for just $15. (“Alexa, order a Blink Mini indoor camera.”)
That would put the camera below the CNET-favorite Wyze Cam ($20 plus shipping). Both models work quite well, though the latter includes free cloud storage, which the Blink doesn’t.
However, you get a free Blink cloud-storage trial through the end of 2020, and the forthcoming Blink Sync Module 2 will afford you subscription-free local storage for just $35.
Another great option: Get the Blink Mini bundled with an Echo Show 5 for just $50. These two have a combined retail value of $125! Read our Blink Mini review.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K typically costs $50, but it’s currently on sale for $30 during Prime Day. This 4K media streaming kit includes an Alexa Voice Remote. Read the review.
This is Roku’s most basic streaming player. It’s usually priced at $30, but is available for just $21 during Prime Day. It can’t handle 4K HDR streaming, but works well otherwise. Read our Roku Express (2019) review.
The Roku Premiere typically sells for $40, but is just $27 while supplies last. It takes the basics from the Express HD and adds in the ability to handle 4K HDR content. Read more.
The Roku Streaming Stick Plus retails for $50, but is available for $37 ($13 off) during Prime Day. Unlike the Premiere and Express HD versions, the Streaming Stick Plus connects to TVs equipped with HDMI ports — and can stream up to 4K. Read the review.