Amazon Prime Day is back, baby! OK, maybe not technically speaking, but so many Amazon devices are currently receiving discounts at Best Buy and other retailers that it’s giving us a great sense of deja vu. Right now, for example, you can buy Amazon’s excellent smart thermostat at Best Buy and Target for just $41.99 ($18 off)—a record low set during Prime Day.
The budget-friendly thermostat will mesh with most decor, and can even learn and adapt to your habits like the more expensive options. Be aware, however, that you can’t integrate the device with voice assistants beyond Alexa, and there are no native temperature sensors. Still, if those warnings don’t bother you, Amazon’s Smart Thermostat is a great option to consider, which could potentially help you save money on energy bills. Read our review.
Despite the Prime Day iteration, some of Amazon’s smart displays and speakers are also back on sale today. If you’re looking for a smaller smart speaker, you can buy the rounded, fourth-gen Echo Dot for $19.99 instead of $49.99 currently at Best Buy and Target. The latest model may launch in 2020, but it still feels great for its size and allows you to set alarms, control various smart home devices, and accomplish multiple tasks with just your voice. Read our fourth generation Echo Dot review.
If you’d prefer a smart display that you can use to watch movies and view recipes, Best Buy is selling the second-gen Echo Show 5 for $34.99 instead of $84.99, as mentioned above. aims at. The small, 5.5-inch display makes a great bedside alarm clock, as you can use it to quickly check the weather and snooze it with just one tap.
If you prefer something bigger, you can also buy the 2019 8-inch Echo Show 8 at Best Buy for $54.99 ($55 off). The older display still feels better than the second-generation Echo Show 5, and comes with a built-in shutter to block the camera. Sure, the 2019 model still comes with a 1MP camera and a slower processor than the latest Echo Show 8, but it’s still a capable Alexa-powered smart display that’s well suited for a kitchen or living room . read our Second-Gen Echo Show 5 And First-Gen Echo Show 8 review.
Somehow, we are already approaching the start of a new school year. And if you’re a college-going student who needs a powerful Apple laptop that’s ideal for content creation, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is available to My Best Buy members at the lowest price to date.
Regularly $1,999, you can buy the MacBook Pro in Space Gray with 16GB of RAM, an eight-core M1 Pro processor, and 512GB of storage for $1,699. The 14-inch machine offers an impressive selection of ports and grade-A display, battery life that outperforms most other laptops we’ve looked at, and a beautiful Mini LED display – something that the new M 2 MacBook Air doesn’t even have it. Just keep in mind that My Best Buy is the retailer’s free rewards program, which is separate from Best Buy’s premium TotalTech service. read our review,
A few more deals to kickstart your weekend
- If you’re in the market for a portable speaker with great sound, you can buy the Sonos ROM currently in refurbished condition from Sonos for $139 instead of $179, the price the speaker usually sells for new. The rugged Bluetooth speaker offers a slew of great features, including an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and compatibility with Apple’s AirPlay 2. Read our review.
- As part of its new outlet sale, Nomad is taking up to 85 percent off a number of wearables and Apple-focused accessories. Ongoing promotions include leather Apple Watch straps, discounts on iPhone and AirPods cases, and more.
- If you’re prone to seasonal allergies or wildfire smoke, Coway’s Airmega 200M is on sale right now at Walmart for $129.99 (a $100 off), which is easily the best price we’ve found for a HEPA air purifier. But have seen.
- The latest Apple TV 4K is once again discounted to $129.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (with delayed shipping) in a 32GB configuration. The future-proof streaming box supports 4K HDR content along with more modern specs like HDMI 2.1 and Wi-Fi 6. read our review,
- Want to get out of the house this weekend but hesitating how expensive it is to buy gas these days? Segway’s Ninebot Max G30LP electric scooter is on sale right now at Best Buy for $749.99, down from its usual price of $899.99. It is a great commuter scooter with removable seats, good range and a top speed of 18.6 mph.