Amazon Prime Day Packs Savings on Every Alexa Device, Even the Newest
Amazon Prime Day came on quickly this year, with fewer bells, whistles, and exclusive concerts compared to some past, but the e-commerce giant countered by not holding back when it came to reducing prices on Alexa-enabled devices. That includes even the new Echo speakers, displays, and accessories introduced this year, which are usually excluded from the Prime Day deals.
Individually, Amazon Echo device prices were slashed plenty deep. The devices released only a few months ago, the brand new Echo Pop smart speaker, the latest Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 5 Kids smart displays, and the Echo Buds wearables, are all amazingly cheap considering the abbreviated timeline. The Echo Pop, which Amazon designed to weigh less while offering better audio quality than the standard Echo Dot, is shaped like a hemisphere with a front-facing directional speaker and Eero Built-in to extend WiFi networks by up to 1,000 square feet. For Prime Day, it costs $18 instead of $40,
The new Echo Show 5 is a slightly compressed variation on what Amazon cites as its most popular smart display. The upgrade brought enhanced speakers, another microphone, and a screen that’s easier to read at night. The same goes for the Echo Show 5 Kids, recognizable by its space-themed wrap design and year’s subscription to Amazon Kids+. Both the standard and Kids version of the Echo Show 5 are half off for Prime Day at $45 and $50, respectively. The second generation of Echo Buds stands out for actually removing some features to be cheaper and simpler to use, but are still getting a discount for Prime Day, selling for $35, instead of $50.
The Echo devices that have been around a bit longer aren’t left out, of course. The normally $100 fourth-generation Echo smart speaker is at its lowest price ever, down from $60 during Prime Day last year to $55. The high-end audio Echo Studio isn’t as steeply discounted but still clocks in at $155 instead of $200. The fifth-generation Echo Dot, the latest version, is $23 or $30 for the kind with the clock, down from $50 and $60. On the smart display front, The Echo Show 8 is $60 instead of $130, while the Echo Show 10 is $163 instead of $250. The biggest smart display, the Echo Show 15, isn’t cheap at $182, but that’s about $100 less than normal. The other Alexa accessories are also on sale, with the car-based Echo Auto priced at $35 instead of $55 and the Echo Frames smart sunglasses a much pricier $170, though that’s still a $100 discount.