Technology Amazon discounts its Echo Show speakers to as low as $50
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Alexa can now send commuter and traffic details to your phone and give you details about the election.Some of the new features include asking Alexa to send traffic information to your phone when you don't have time to look it up. You can also ask Alexa for information about the elections, like when to vote in your area.
Now might be a prime opportunity to shop if you’re looking for a connected alarm clock or a video viewer for the kitchen. Amazon is offering substantial discounts on its Echo Show smart displays, with theon sale for ($40 off) and the larger Echo Show 8 selling for ($50 off). Those match price drops we saw on Black Friday, and could make them tempting compared to audio-only smart speakers.
The Echo Show 5 is clearly meant as a nightstand companion and won’t blow you away with its 5-inch screen, but it delivers better sound quality than you’d expect for the size while including helpful alarm clock features like a sunrise alarm and an ambient light sensor. The Echo Show 8 can fill that role, but its 8-inch display makes it the better of the two foror catching up on your Netflix queue.
In both cases, Alexa is the main draw — it’s still one of the most capable voice assistants and helps you control smart home devices, play music or start video chats (there’s thankfully a built-in privacy shutter). So long as you’re comfortable with Amazon’s ecosystem in the first place, they should fit right in to your household.
Get two 10-inch Echo Show displays for the price of one .
Update 6/13/2020: Amazon is now matching this deal. Customers can get two Echo Shows for $230 by using the code SHOW2PK at checkout. Best Buy is making it easier than usual to outfit your home with smart displays. It’s running a sale on Amazon’s second-generation, 10-inch Echo Show that offers two units for the price of one, or $230. This could give you an easy way to video chat with distant family, a recipe guide in the kitchen or a bedside video viewer. Buy Amazon Echo Show (2-pack) on Best Buy - $230The display quality of the second-gen model is merely average, but that big screen still makes it ideal for catching up on shows or checking information from afar.