As today is Alexa’s 5th birthday, Amazon is holding a sale to mark the occasion. And like many of the company’s sales, there are many questionable offers. A few of the better deals are given below.
Echo Show with free Philips Hue Lightbulb
Amazon has reduced the price of second-generation Echo Show by 31 percent, making it $179.99 rather than $259.98. You’ll also get a Philips Hue A19 lightbulb for free. The listing doesn’t specify the model included in the promotion; however, based on the picture, it’s a Hue White model which can’t change colors.
Last year when the second-gen Echo Show was reviewed, it was liked it a lot and given a score of 86. The things that got us interested were the new, streamlined designed and the excellent sound quality from the back-facing speakers.
Echo Show 5
If you are looking for something which takes up less space, Amazon has also reduced the price of the smaller Echo Show 5 to $59.99, down from $89.99. You won’t get anything free with it. However, $59.99 is the lowest Amazon has ever offered the Echo Show 5 for, according to price tracker Camelcamelcamel.
The Echo Show 5 was awarded an 85 when it was reviewed. Apart from its good looks, it works fine as a sunrise clock – though you may decide not to buy it if you don’t want a camera in your bedroom.
Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
Finally, if you have children, the Kids Edition Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets are also on sale at prices of $59.99 and $89.99 respectively. The Kids Edition tablets haven’t been reviewed yet; however, if you are planning on a long trip, they’ll perhaps help to keep the sanity of both you and your kids.