This story is part of, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
It runs October 13 and 14, and there are great deals on Prime Day for under $ 50, like the $ 25 Blink Mini, $ 20 Echo Auto, and more. I’ll be updating this page regularly as steep discounts come in, so check this space for the lowest pricing options and affordable Amazon Prime Day deals.
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Amazon wants to put Alexa in your car. Is this equal to 50 dollars? No. Is it worth $ 20? Could. Echo Auto reviews have been somewhat mixed, partly because the price seems so high and partly because you can get a lot of voice-powered things done with Google Assistant or Siri with your phone. (I can’t say I’m wild about wires either.)
However, if you’re interested in giving this a try, I think that’s the lowest rate on record (a lot). Read our first experience on Amazon Echo.
Amazon’s pint-sized smart speaker, $ 50 Amazon Echo Dot, is on sale for $ 19 now. Like other Alexa speakers, the Echo Dot answers your weather inquiries, controls compatible smart home devices and more, all with simple voice commands.
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The $ 25 Echo Flex is an Amazon smart home device with optional attachments, sold separately. Attachments include night lights and motion sensors so you can configure your Echo Flex to suit your specific needs. During Prime Day, the Echo Flex is only $ 10.
The Blink Mini sells for $ 25 when ordered via an app or Amazon, but if you have an Alexa-enabled device, use your voice to order it for only $ 15. (“Alexa, order the Blink Mini’s indoor camera.”)
This would place the camera underneath CNET’s favorite Wyze Cam ($ 20 plus shipping). Both models work well, although the latter includes free cloud storage, which Blink doesn’t.
However, you can get a free trial of Blink for cloud storage until the end of 2020, and the upcoming Blink Sync Module 2 will give you subscription-free local storage for only $ 35.
Another great option: get a Blink Mini comes bundled with Echo Show 5 for only $ 50. These two have a combined retail value of $ 125!
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The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K usually costs $ 50, but is currently on sale for $ 30 during Prime Day. This 4K media streaming kit includes an Alexa audio remote.
This is the primary streaming player for Roku. It’s usually $ 30, but it’s available for only $ 21 during Prime Day. It can’t handle 4K HDR streams, but it performs otherwise well. Read our Roku Express (2019) review.
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The Roku Premiere usually retails for $ 40, but it’s only $ 27 while it’s out of stock. It takes the basics from Express HD and adds the ability to handle 4K HDR content. Read more.
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The Roku Streaming Stick Plus retails for $ 50, but is available for $ 37 ($ 13 off) during Prime Day. Unlike the Premiere and Express HD releases, the Streaming Stick Plus connects to TVs with HDMI ports – and can stream up to 4K.
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