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If an Echo Show 5 is at the top of your Amazon Prime Day 2021 wishlist, there's no better time to buy one than right now. Currently, the compact smart display is on major sale during Amazon's two-day mega shopping event and it can be yours for less than $50.
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You can buy the 2019 version of this gadget for $44.99—that's a 44% discount from its regular $79.99 price tag! The original Echo Show 5 is a great choice for anyone looking for a basic, reliable smart display to use on their bedroom nightstand or in the kitchen. Our senior smart home writer, Rachel Murphy, called it "the perfect accessory for your desk" because of its small footprint and robust features, including a shutter for the camera that gave her added peace of mind and a decent-sounding speaker for its compact size.
There's no shortage of uses for the device: as an alarm clock in the bedroom, a display for the weather and news, a control hub for Alexa-enabled devices, a Bluetooth smart speaker and an easy option to make video calls to friends and family. It even supports Hulu, Prime Video, YouTube and Vimeo. While she said she wouldn't necessarily recommend the petite, 5.5-inch screen for movie marathons, she found it plenty suitable for more casual streaming.
Amazon shoppers laud the device too, with nearly 400,00 (!) global reviewers giving the Echo Show 5 a solid 4.7 stars. Reviewers praised the versatile size and how easily the Show fit into their Alexa ecosystems, and echoed Murphy's praise for the sound quality, noting that "it has great bass and the sound is full."
This deal applies to the Amazon Echo Show 5 in charcoal or sandstone, so you can get the perfect color to match your décor. At this price, it's an easy decision to grab one and take your smart home to the next level.
The popular Echo Show 5 is one of several Amazon smart displays on sale for Prime Day 2021. If you need an Echo Show that's excellent for making video calls to friends and family, check out the Echo Show 10. Released earlier this year, the Show 10 features an impressive motion-tracking camera with a rotating screen and a 13 MP camera. Right now, it's on sale for $189.99. That's $60 off the list price and the lowest price we've seen on the Show 10 since it debuted in February.
There are less than 24 hours until these deals expire, so make sure to check out before it's too late!
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