Amazon Prime Day 2019: Where to find the best deals on smart home gadgets – CNET


Prime Day will be the perfect opportunity to start your smart home. 

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Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner — probably. Amazon hasn’t officially announced a date for the company’s annual day of online sales, but the latest Amazon leaks suggest July 15. And Prime Day should be a great opportunity to start your smart home or expand it with deals on a wide variety of connected gadgets.

Fortunately, some of the deals have already started. though they might be masquerading as late Father’s Day or graduation gift sales. You can find discounts on the full-size Amazon Echo, as well as other Amazon devices right now. Check out our favorite smart home discounts below.

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As we find out more, we’ll update this page, so stay tuned if you’re looking to save on a particular smart home gadget. If last year’s Prime Day is any indication, then Amazon is likely to have sales on most of its smart speakers and a wide variety of compatible smart home products. 

Things to keep in mind:

  • We’ll collect all of the best Prime Day smart home deals here, once the sale date becomes official.
  • We’ll keep an eye on pricing and availability, and note when certain items sell out.
  • Amazon doesn’t officially sell devices in the Google Assistant family, but we’ll be on the lookout for discounts on those from other retailers.
  • Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) for $30 — save $20

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The Echo Dot has long been one of our favorite smart speakers and the third-gen version looks less industrial and sounds better than before. It’s a great purchase at its normal price of $50, given that you get all of the smarts of Amazon’s assistant Alexa for a reasonable splurge and you can plug it into your own sound system. At $30, it’s a steal and a great way to kick-start or expand your smart home. 

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CNET review: Amazon Echo Dot (2018)

Amazon Echo (2nd generation) for $80 — save $20

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If you want Alexa to answer your questions and control your smart home, and you want a smart speaker with a little more oomph in the actual speaker, the Amazon Echo could be the right choice for you. And $80 is a good price, though it was just $65, so this one could drop again as Prime Day gets closer. 

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CNET review: Amazon Echo (2017)

Ring Video Doorbell 2 plus an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for $199 — save $50

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If you want to add smarts to your front porch, you can get the latest Ring Video Doorbell now and Amazon will throw in a current Echo Dot for free. With the Ring Doorbell, you can see who’s there remotely and talk to them. You can also set up motion alerts for added security.

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CNET review: Ring Video Doorbell 2


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