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Amazon Prime Day Deal: Echo Show 5 Just $49

Amazon Echo Show 5
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The Echo Show is Amazon's Alexa-powered smart display. We didn't think it'd go on sale during Prime Day, but Amazon is proving us wrong. The Echo Show 5 is getting its first ever price drop and it's a good one. Currently, you can get the Echo Show 5 (opens in new tab) for just $49.99, which is $40 off. 

Amazon Echo Show 5: was $89.99 now $49.99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This pared down Echo Show still features a display and all the power that Alexa brings. A great way to make your home smarter.

The Echo Show 5 is a compact version of the original Show, offering Alexa's voice-activated skills and control of your other smart-home products plus camera and video screen functions. It would suit being placed in the kitchen where you could use it as a photo frame that can bring up recipes, or on your nightstand as an alarm clock that you can also use to stream video.

The Show 5 even has a physical camera shutter for increased privacy, something that the more expensive Echo Show lacks.

The Prime Day discount is a weighty 40% off. It’s also the first time that the Echo Show 5 has gone on sale since it was launched earlier this year, so it’s a very good time to buy. You can get it in either charcoal or sandstone (black or white) too, so it’ll likely match whatever room you want to put it in.

Richard is a Tom's Guide staff writer based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, gaming, audio and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.