Huge Best Buy sale knocks 50% off Google Home

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We're all spending more time at home these days, so why not make the best of it by giving your home a smart upgrade with these smart home deals from Best Buy. 

For a limited time, Best Buy is taking up to 50% off Google and Amazon smart speakers (opens in new tab). For instance, you can get the Google Home Mini for just $29.99 (opens in new tab). Alexa fans can also get the Amazon Echo Dot for just $29.99 (opens in new tab). In both cases, that's $20 off and one of the best deals we've seen for these devices. It's not uncommon to find these devices on sale, but it's been awhile since we've seen so many devices on sale at once. (We likely won't see a similar sale till Amazon Prime Day). 

Amazon Devices on Sale

Echo Dot (3rd Gen):  was $49 now $29 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Echo Dot (3rd Gen): was $49 now $29 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Echo Dot 3rd Gen is our all-time top-rated smart speaker. And it's now on sale for only $29.99. If you're looking for an Alexa device with high-quality audio, this is the one to get and the time to get it.

Amazon Echo (3rd Gen.): was $99 now $59 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Amazon Echo (3rd Gen.): was $99 now $59 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The newest version of Amazon's flagship smart speaker improves the sound quality while keeping all the functions you expect from an Alexa-powered device. It's now $40 off. 

Amazon Echo Show 8: was $129 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Amazon Echo Show 8: was $129 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Echo Show 8 is an excellent smart display for just $99.99. It features an 8-inch display and a camera shutter that block its lens when it's not in use. We also like its speakers, which are loud enough to fill our conference room. It's perfect for making video calls to family and friends.

Google Devices on Sale

Google Home Mini: was $49 now $29 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Google Home Mini: was $49 now $29 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Google Home Mini sports an attractive design, delivers great sound, and controls Android TVs and Chromecast. It's now on sale for just $29.99. 

Google Smart Light Kit: was $55 now $45 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Google Smart Light Kit: was $55 now $45 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This is the perfect starter kit for anyone who wants to modernize their home on the cheap. It includes the Google Home Mini and a Smart Light Bulb from GE, which you can control via voice commands. 

Google Home Smart Speaker: was $99 now $49 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Google Home Smart Speaker: was $99 now $49 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Google Home is powered by Google Assistant so you can get answers to questions with a simple, "Hey Google" voice command. For a limited time, it's $50 off. 

Google Nest Hub: was $129 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Google Nest Hub: was $129 now $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Google Nest Hub features Google assistant so you can make calls or pull up recipes hands free. For a limited time, it's $30 off its regular price.

Portal Devices on Sale

Portal Mini: was $129 now $79 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Portal Mini: was $129 now $79 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Portal Mini is a smart display that lets you make video calls to other Portal owners or friends using Messenger or WhatsApp. It sports an 8-inch screen, built-in Alexa, and a smart cam that can automatically pan or zoom. 

Portal 10" Smart Display: was $179 now $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Portal 10" Smart Display: was $179 now $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 10-inch smart display lets you make video calls to other Portal owners or friends using Messenger or WhatsApp. It sports built-in Alexa and a smart cam that can automatically pan or zoom. 

Portal Plus: was $279 now $229 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Portal Plus: was $279 now $229 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Portal Plus packs all of the features found in the smaller Portal screens, but adds a massive 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution and audio. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.