The Echo Show 15 just got its first discount at Best Buy and Amazon
If you’re looking to upgrade the shoddy pinboard in your kitchen, Amazon’s biggest Echo Show yet is currently discounted for the first time on Amazon and best buy. The Echo Show 15 launched in December for $249.99, but today the price has dropped to just $199.99 at both retailers. On the surface, the Echo Show 15 looks like a scaled-up version of the Echo Show 10 with thinner bezels. However, the larger 15.6-inch screen allows for some extra features that you can’t get with any other Echo Show.
The 1080p touchscreen can display multiple blocks of information simultaneously, dividing the home screen with calendars, weather, news and reminders, among a handful of other useful widgets. While the Echo Show 15 will hardly replace your living room TV, the larger screen also makes watching a number of streaming services or reading a cooking tutorial on YouTube in the background a much more enjoyable experience. (and much less compromised compared to smaller smart displays). You can also mount the screen vertically or horizontally on your wall, however, if you don’t want to mount it, you will need to purchase a stand separately.
Much like Samsung’s The Frame TV, the Alexa-equipped Echo Show 15 is meant to mimic the look of framed artwork on your wall, allowing this technology to sit harmlessly on your wall. Widgets may be limited and the smart speaker’s built-in camera may be lacking for a device that costs this much – contributing to its inconsistent visual identification ability – but it’s still a decent HD TV and a great organizational tool for the House. Read our review.
If you’re looking for a slightly smaller smart display, Amazon’s latest Echo Show 8 is also down to Amazon and best buy right now. Originally available for $129.99, both retailers have discounted the compact smart display to $89.99, matching its lowest price yet and making it a good upgrade opportunity.
While the previous Echo Show 8 model featured a 1MP camera, the 2021 version uses a 13MP front-facing camera that can pan and zoom, as well as follow you around the room. The new model also offers robust sound and uses an eight-core processor instead of the four cores present in the previous version, however, the exterior design remains unchanged and the smart speaker still offers access to the full range of features. ‘Alexa.
If you plan to use your Echo Show 8 for Zoom calls or video conferencing, choosing between the last-gen model and the second-gen smart speaker is pretty obvious. But even if you plan on blinding the camera with the built-in bezel, the upgraded processor is an upgrade that will appeal to almost anyone. Read our review.
In another one-of-a-kind sale, Apple’s Beats Fit Pro are now discounted at various retailers, including Amazon and walmart. Normally $199.99, the noise-canceling headphones are on sale for $179.99, which is the lowest price we’ve seen on the excellent pair of true wireless headphones since they launched in November.
Feature-wise, Beats’ latest workout-centric headphones offer a lot. While it would have been nice to see wireless charging make an appearance, the headphones instead rely on USB-C to supplement. That said, we were still happy with their sound quality and other conveniences from the Apple ecosystem, like support for Apple’s Immersive Spatial Audio feature and hands-free voice commands. Other standout features include the headphones’ excellent active noise cancellation and thin-tip design, the latter of which prevents them from popping out of your ears during intense workouts.
While the Fit Pros are still compatible with Android devices, their Apple-centric feature list makes them a solid choice if you’re an iPhone user who needs a solid pair of headphones, whether you have the intention to train or not. Read our review.
If you’re looking to catch up on your spring cleaning, the Roborock S7 is a great robot vacuum that’s currently on sale for just $479.99 at Amazon. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the robovac at $649.99, and this price will only be available for today. While the vacuum and mop combo may lack some features of the S7 Plus, we still consider it one of the best robot vacuums you can buy right now.
The S7 still has the same great features found in the S7 Plus, including programmable cleaning zones, voice activation, and the ability to seamlessly switch from cleaning hardwood to vacuuming your carpet. However, the S7 Plus’ main selling point, its self-emptying tray, is something you won’t find included with the standard S7. However, the automatic dump station was one of the robot vacuum’s least impressive features, as noted in our review of the S7 Plus, so you’re not missing out on much by opting for the more budget-friendly model.
A few other deals to watch out for
- Roccat is an established name in gaming peripherals, and with great accessories like the Magma Gaming Keyboard and Burst Pro Mouse, it’s hard not to notice. Right now you can get these two cool gaming peripherals in a bundle for $89.94 at Amazon instead of their usual price of $119.94.
- Apple’s latest iPad Mini is still available in the 64GB Wi-Fi configuration for $399.99, its lowest price ever, at best buy and Amazon. The tablet, which typically retails for $499, comes with a larger 8.3-inch display and uses USB-C for charging instead of a much-needed Lightning port. Read our review.
- Best Buy is currently offering the Lenovo Chromebook Duet at its lowest price yet. Typically $299.99, the 10-inch tablet — which can double as a laptop in a pinch thanks to the included detachable keyboard — has been reduced to just $189. This configuration comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage out of the box, but can be expanded via microSD storage down the line. Read our review.
- It’s everyone’s favorite bounty hunter, in controller form. If you’re looking for a sleek Xbox controller modeled after the elder Fett, this limited-edition controller from Razer is it. currently on sale for $149.99 instead of its usual $179.99 on Amazon. This matches the lowest price we’ve seen for this controller and charging station combo.
- Right now you can take $10 off a four-pack of AirTags at Best Buy and Amazon, which usually costs $99. Accurate, waterproof Bluetooth trackers can last over a year on a single battery, and they use the same “Find My” network that’s built into other Apple devices. Remember to follow responsibly.