Amazon’s stunner of a smart thermostat is on sale at its best price yet

Amazon Prime Day is back, baby! OK, maybe not technically speaking, but so many Amazon devices are currently discounted at Best Buy and other retailers that it gives us a major 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 set during Prime Day.

The Economy Thermostat will blend in with most decor and can even learn and adapt to your habits like more expensive options. Be aware though that you can’t integrate the device with voice assistants beyond Alexa, and there are no native temperature sensors. Still, if you don’t mind those caveats, Amazon’s Smart Thermostat is a great option to consider that could potentially help you save money on energy bills. Read our review.

Amazon Smart Thermostat

Developed in partnership with Resideo, the Amazon Smart Thermostat lets you control your home’s temperature with Alexa voice commands and remotely via an app.

Some of Amazon’s smart displays and speakers are also back on sale today, despite Prime Day’s recency. If you’re looking for a smaller smart speaker, you can currently pick up the fourth-generation spherical Echo Dot for $19.99 instead of $49.99 at best buy and Target. The latest model may have launched in 2020, but it still sounds great for its size and lets you set alarms, control various smart home devices, and perform a host of tasks with just your voice. Read our fourth-gen Echo Dot review.

Amazon Echo Dot (fourth generation)

The Echo Dot 2020 features a more spherical design than an actual Dot, but can still do everything Alexa does with other Echo models.

If you prefer a smart display you can watch movies on and use to research recipes, Best Buy also sells the Second-gen Echo Show 5 for $34.99 instead of $84.99, as is Target. The small 5.5-inch screen makes a great bedside alarm clock, not least because you can use it to quickly check the weather and snooze it with just a 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 sounds better than the second-gen Echo Show 5 and comes with a built-in shutter to block the camera. Sure, the 2019 model still has a 1MP camera and a slower processor than the latest Echo Show 8, but it’s still an Alexa-powered smart display, well-suited to cooking or in the living room. Read our Second-gen Echo Show 5 and First-gen Echo Show 8 Comments.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (second generation)

Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is an ideal smart display for a bedside table. You can set alarms with Alexa using your voice, play music, control smart displays, get weather reports, and more. When the alarm goes off, just press the top of the Echo Show 5 to snooze it.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (first generation)

The latest generation Echo Show 8 is Amazon’s mid-size smart display. It has a crisp 8-inch screen and most of the features of the second-gen model, but lacks the latter’s 13MP camera and speedy performance.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro has a gorgeous Mini LED display and an excellent selection of ports.
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In a way, we are already approaching the start of a new school year. And if you’re a college student and need a powerful Apple laptop ideal for content creation, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is available for you. My Best Buy Members today for its lowest price yet.

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 Class-A performance, battery life that beats most other laptops we’ve seen, and a gorgeous Mini LED display – something even the new macbook air m2 doesn’t. 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.

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