The best after-Christmas deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and more – The Verge
Whether you’ve got a stack of gift cards burning a hole in your pocket or ended up with two air fryers that you don’t have room for, there are still plenty of deals to help you stretch your spending before the new year. Below we’ve outlined some of the best tech deals, sales, and promotions from a variety of retailers across a number of categories to make sure you don’t end up with two stand mixers when you didn’t even need one.
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While they certainly aren’t for everyone, the usefulness of Amazon’s Echo devices makes them an excellent value, especially if you have an older model to trade in. Currently, many Echo devices — including the standard fourth-generation Echo, the Echo Show 5, and Echo Show 8 — are selling for the same prices we saw on Black Friday. If you pair that with the potential 25 percent discount you’ll receive when you trade in an older Echo device tied to your account, you’ve got a great way to upgrade your home automation setup.
Amazon’s Echo devices are available at a variety of retailers for the same price, but note that if you’re planning to trade in an older device, you can only do so through Amazon directly.
Amazon Echo (fourth-gen)
The latest model of the Echo opts for a spherical build and better sound while maintaining its approachable price tag.
Echo Show 5 (second-gen)
We consider the second-generation Echo Show 5 to be one of the best smart displays you can buy. It’s an ideal smart display for your nightstand, one that allows you to set alarms using your voice, play music, and get the weather report, among other things. When the alarm goes off, you merely need to tap the top of the Echo Show 5 to snooze it.
- Google’s lozenge-shaped Nest Mini is $25 at Best Buy, half off the original price tag. Read our review.
- The $179.99 Facebook Portal 10-inch smart display has dropped to $79.99 at Best Buy. Read our review.
- The myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control is selling at Amazon for $19.98 instead of $29.98.
- The latest Nest Doorbell is back down to its Black Friday pricing at Best Buy, discounted from $179.99 to $129.99. Read our review.
- Yeedi’s no-frills $199.99 K650 robot vacuum is selling for $111.99 when you apply the $68 coupon at Amazon.
- A single Eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi router costs $83 instead of $129 at Amazon.
- The Eufy RoboVac 11S is on sale at Amazon for $154.99 instead of $229.99.
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