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 these caveats, Amazon’s smart thermostat is a great option to consider that could potentially help you save money on your energy bills. Read our review.
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.
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 comes with 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.
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.
Some additional offers to start your weekend
- If you’re looking for a portable speaker with great sound, you can currently buy the Sonos Roam in refurbished condition from Sonos for $139 instead of $179, the price the speaker usually sells new. The rugged Bluetooth speaker offers a number of great features, including an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2 compatibility. Apple. Read our review.
- As part of its new outlet sale, Nomad is up to 85% off a number of wearable and Apple-centric accessories. The current promotion includes discounts on Apple Watch leather bands, iPhone and AirPods cases, and more.
- If you are prone to seasonal allergies or wildfire smoke, Coway’s Airmega 200M is currently on sale at Walmart for $129.99 ($100 off), which is easily the best price we’ve seen on the handy HEPA air purifier.
- The latest Apple TV 4K is discounted again in the 32GB configuration for $129.99 at best buy and Amazon (with delayed shipment). The upgradable streaming box supports 4K HDR content, as well as more modern specs, such as HDMI 2.1 and Wi-Fi 6. Read our review.
- Want to get out of the house this weekend but are hesitant given today’s gas prices? Segway’s Ninebot Max G30LP Electric Scooter is currently on sale at Best Buy for $749.99, down from its usual price of $899.99. This is a great commuter scooter with a removable seat, good range and a top speed of 18.6 miles per hour.