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Amazon's smart thermostat falls to a new all-time low of $42 ahead of Prime Day


Amazon has already started selling a bunch of its smart home devices at a discount, almost a week before Prime Day even begins. One of the most notable deals that's already available is Amazon's smart thermostat, which you can get for $42 -- as long as you're a Prime member. Amazon's smart thermostat debuted in September 2021, giving you an affordable option to control your home temperature. But it's Energy Star-certified and can save you an average of $50 on your electric bills every year. Plus, it's Alexa-compatible and allows you to use the voice assistant to set custom routines for heating and cooling.

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: The new Dot delivers a revamped look and (slightly) better sound


The revamped, fourth-generation Echo Dot has arrived, and it comes with a spherical design that sets it well apart from its smaller, flatter predecessors. But while it boasts an all-new look, the latest Echo Dot is essentially the same speaker as the (now steeply discounted) third-gen Dot, complete with onboard Alexa, stellar smart home capabilities, impressive communication features, and the ability to keep an ear on your home via Alexa Guard. And while we're pleased with how the new Dot sounds, its front-firing driver doesn't deliver a quantum leap over the older Dot's audio quality. So yes, the fourth-gen Echo Dot is technically the best Dot yet, but only by a narrow margin. Available in charcoal, glacier white, and twilight blue flavors, the fourth-gen Echo Dot marks a major departure in terms of the speaker's look and feel.

The fourth-gen Echo Dot is only $3 away from its record-low Prime Day price


SAVE $22: Amazon and Best Buy have the fourth-gen Echo Dot on sale for just $27.99 as of April 27. It typically retails for $49.99, so this works out to a 44% savings. ICYMI, Amazon is running a limited-time deal where new customers can get an Echo Dot for just 99 cents by bundling it with a month of Amazon Music Unlimited ($7.99). It's a ridiculously good offer we've seen only a couple times before; the only catch is that the device in question is a third-gen Echo Dot, a slightly outdated smart speaker that came out back in 2018. Hey, 99 cents is 99 cents -- but if you'd rather have the latest and greatest Amazon smart speaker, you're still in luck.

Here are the best Amazon Echo deals right now


When it comes to smart speakers, Amazon has a slew of voice-enabled Echo devices to choose from, one for practically every occasion. Maybe you want to add Alexa to a spare bedroom, for example, or you're looking for an Echo device that will allow you to easily manage your lighting or other smart home devices. Regardless of the reason, this is one of the best times of the year to pick up an Echo device, even if Black and Cyber Monday are behind us. Last year, Amazon released the fourth generation of the Echo Dot, which looks more like a sphere than an actual dot. But if you prefer the previous design, don't worry: Amazon has not discontinued the third-gen Echo Dot, which still retains the familiar dot shape and is currently on sale for just $19.99 at Amazon.

The Echo Dot is one of our favorite smart speakers--and it's less than $20

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Amazon Prime Day 2021 is in full swing with hundreds of markdowns on popular devices like the Amazon Echo Dot (fourth-gen). Right now, you can save 50% on the compact, orb-shaped smart speaker, which features Amazon Alexa built-in. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone. Sign up for text message alerts from the deal-hunting nerds at Reviewed.