Save $30 on Amazon’s Echo Show 5 bedside smart display – The Verge
It’s Friday, so it’s nearly time to put this busy week in the books. We hope you have a chance for some rest and relaxation this upcoming weekend, and we’ve got a couple deals for you that may help.
First off, you can give your bedside nightstand an upgrade with a second-gen Amazon Echo Show 5 for $54.99 at Amazon or Best Buy. It’s just $10 away from its all-time low price, but it’s $30 cheaper than the regular price of $84.99. This little smart display with a 5.5-inch screen can go anywhere around the house (so long as there’s a power plug nearby), but the ideal spot is near your bed where it can show and tell you the weather or news right as you wake up. It’s also a key part of any Alexa-infused smart home setup, because what’s better than calling out voice commands without having to get up? Though if putting a camera in your bedroom feels a little awkward, it has a physical switch to block the lens. Read our review.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2021, second-gen)
Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is an ideal smart display for a nightstand. You can set alarms with Alexa using your voice, play music, control smart displays, get a weather report, and more. When the alarm goes off, you merely need to tap the top of the Echo Show 5 to snooze it.
The Bose Sleepbuds II promise to help you fall asleep faster and feel more rested, and they’re back down to the best price of $199 at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s a $50 savings off the regular price of $249. These earbuds are designed to be comfortable enough to wear while you sleep and help you tune out ambient noises like a snoring partner or the sounds of a city that never sleeps.
Their effectiveness may depend on outside factors in your environment, not to mention that everyone’s sleep habits are different. If you like the idea of gently falling asleep to the white noise of rain or soft music while outside noises are blocked out, these are the single-purpose earbuds for you. But they may not help you sleep if you left the closet door open and you’re too freaked out to get up in the dark to close it. Read our review.
Bose Sleepbuds II
Designed to help you sleep better, these small earbuds silence external sounds and replace them with a combination of sounds and music.
Getting back to another Amazon smart device that’s on sale is the charming little Fire TV Cube, currently selling for $69.99 at Amazon. This is the lowest price the Fire TV Cube has ever sold for, knocking $50 off its full price. While it’s been on the market for a while now, it’s one of the few streaming device and smart speaker combos around. It supports 4K output along with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos, so you can be sure your picture and sound quality are great as you bark orders at Alexa …….