Amazon Prime Day 2019: Find the best deals on smart home gadgets like the Amazon Echo – CNET


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

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Amazon Prime Day now has an official date for this year. The massive sales event from the online retailer giant starts on Monday, July 15, and Prime Day runs for 48 hours confirming earlier Amazon leaks
. This year’s Prime Day should be an awesome opportunity to start your smart home or expand it with deals on a wide variety of connected gadgets.

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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 as we learn of them.
  • 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.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) for $24.99 — save $25

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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 $25, it’s an absolute steal and this is the lowest price we’ve seen in awhile. This is a good time to jump. 

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener and Amazon Cloud Cam bundle for $99.98 — save $88

Open your garage door with an app and remotely keep an eye on your home with this bundle. Both the MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener and the Amazon Cloud Cam are good products on their own and the bundle makes sense if you want Amazon to drop off packages in your garage. The combined about-$100 price is a great deal to smarten and secure your entryway. 

Amazon Echo (2nd generation) for $69.99 — save $30

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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. The $70 price is a nice bargain, but this one could go lower on Prime Day itself. 

Ring Video Doorbell 2 plus an Echo Dot (3rd gen) for $199 — save $49.99

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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.

Amazon Cloud Cam for $89.99 — save $30

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Yes, a lot of Amazon’s early smart home deals are on the company’s own products. Fortunately, like the smart speakers, the Amazon Cloud Cam is really good, so a $30 discount on the $120 price is appealing. In addition to being affordable, the Cloud Cam is reliable and easy to use.

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