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Price drop! 'Tech rookies' love Amazon's Echo Show 5 — and it's more than 50% off

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We've gotten used to having screens of all sizes around — smartphones, smart watches, TVs, laptops and tablets are everywhere! But one item that’s become increasingly useful, if not indispensable, around the house is a smart display. Put one in your kitchen for viewing recipe videos, the living room to display treasured family photos or the home office so you can sneak a peek the next time the doorbell rings — the possibilities are endless. And right now you can open up those possibilities with Amazon's Echo Show 5, loved by more than 72,000 Amazon reviewers, while it's on sale for $40 — more than 50% off!


Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)

$40$85Save $45
$40 at Amazon

This handy gizmo has a 5.5-inch screen, a powerful 1.7-inch speaker and a 2MP camera for video calls. If you're not comfortable with having a camera in your home, flip a switch to cover it.

Of course, the marquee feature of the Echo Show 5 is Alexa, the voice assistant you can ask to do all sorts of things. Want her to play music, check the weather or turn the lights on and off? You can do all this and more, and she's so easy to get started with.

It's especially great if you're already familiar with Alexa, like one family who notes that "It was easy to add to our Alexa compatible products already in the home using the Alexa app... I had an Echo Dot and I moved it to another room, and they were easy to connect so I can listen to music in any area of the house."

"So convenient," wrote a five-star fan. "I check the time and the temperature, ask her to set reminders or a timer, ask her how long to cook something, etc. I’ve also used her to send photos and make a video call to my nephew and his family."

Another praises the Show for its convenience: "I love my Echo Show 5. It really helps with my grocery list! Just say 'Alexa add milk to my grocery list.' That's it; no forgetting to buy. It is like having a secretary in your kitchen."

Smart home display on pink background.
Keep in touch with loved ones thanks to the Echo Show 5. (Photo: Amazon)

Even newbies can benefit from the Echo Show 5's ease of use. This shopper says, "I am a tech rookie and set it up myself. I need to further explore all the activities with which Alexa can help me."

The mini smart display is fantastic for video chats via Skype and Zoom and even video streaming with Hulu Plus and Prime Video. "I use this to drop in in on my elderly mother and father. It works without fail every time. It’s nice to see their faces whenever I want," shared a satisfied shopper. "FaceTime, Zoom, etc are too complex for my parents but this creates a passive approach for them. I appear on their Echo with no work on their end — brilliant!"

It can also be your kitchen companion; ask Alexa for step-by-step instructions on how to make everything from buttermilk pancakes to veggie lasagna. You’ll get access to Food Network Kitchen too. It can even be used as a digital photo frame when not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos.

This five-star reviewer summarized what the device offers:: "The versatility of this device is amazing."


Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)

$40$85Save $45
$40 at Amazon

This handy gizmo has a 5.5-inch screen, a powerful 1.7-inch speaker and a 2MP camera for video calls. If you're not comfortable with having a camera in your home, flip a switch to cover it.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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