early prime day deals knock the echo show 5 down to $35

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Amazon has announced good deals on more devices ahead of Prime Day. This time around, some smart displays are getting deep discounts. The Echo Show 5, for instance, has dropped to just $35 for Prime members. That’s $10 less than the previous all-time low and $50 below the list price.

Buy Echo Show 5 (Prime exclusive) at Amazon – $35

The second-gen Echo Show 5 emerged last summer. We gave the smart display, which has a 5.5-inch screen, a score of 85 in our review.

It’s a solid choice for a bedside table device, particularly given that there’s a tap-to-snooze function. The decent audio quality doesn’t hurt either. On the flip side, we found the interface less intuitive than it perhaps ought to be. The webcam, meanwhile, is only 2MP, though that’s still an improvement over the one Amazon used in the first-gen Echo Show 5.

Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Show 8 as well. It’s down from $110 to $55. However, it’s worth noting the deal is for the first-gen version of the device, which was released in 2019. An updated model followed in 2021.

Buy Echo Show 8 (Prime exclusive) at Amazon – $55

The eight-inch smart display has a camera shutter (as does the Echo Show 5) and stereo sound. It’s Alexa-powered and supports video calls, but it only has a 1MP webcam — the second-gen Echo Show 8 has a 13MP webcam. Still, $55 is not a bad price if you’re looking to pick up an inexpensive smart display with a larger, higher-resolution screen than Echo Show 5.

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