Early Prime Day deal: Amazon just slashed a whopping 50 percent off the Echo Show 5—score one for $45

Rudie Obias
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Echo Show 5 on purple background. (Photo: Amazon)
Echo Show 5 on purple background. (Photo: Amazon)

While Prime Day arrives on October 13 and 14, Amazon just dropped an early deal to give us a taste of what’s to come next week.

Right now, you can score an Echo Show 5 for $45, or half off at Amazon. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this mini smart home display, so it’s very likely that it’ll sell out fast! In fact, it’s so popular that it has earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 108,000 reviewers. Wow.

The deal is just for Prime members, so if you’re not in the club, you’d have to pay full price for this baby. However, you can sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial to take advantage of the savings.

Compact and sleek

Originally priced at $90, the Echo Show 5 is the smaller and sleeker model, compared to the bigger 10-inch Echo Show. Armed with a 5-inch display, the Echo Show 5 is the perfect compact and lightweight companion to your nightstand.

The smart home display can double as a digital alarm clock with Alexa built-in. Amazon has a wide range of personalized clock faces to choose from, so you can bring a little bit of your own personality to this device. It’s one of the best ways to instantly get weather reports, news updates, sports scores and general information as soon as you wake up.

“This is the best alarm clock I've ever had,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “The clock face is customizable and very easy to read from anywhere in the room. The screen has no distortion or discoloration from any angle, so it is easy to see from everywhere...Perfect for checking the time in the middle of the night.”

It can even be used as a digital photo frame when it’s not in use, thanks to Amazon Photos.

Echo Show 5. (Photo: Amazon)
Echo Show 5. (Photo: Amazon)

Video chats and recipes

The mini smart display is fantastic for video chats via Skype and Zoom and even video streaming with Hulu Plus and Prime Video. “I use this to drop in in on my elderly mother and father. It works without fail every time. It’s nice to see their faces whenever I want,” shared a satisfied shopper. “FaceTime, Zoom, etc are too complex for my parents but this creates a passive approach for them. I appear on their Echo with no work on their end—brilliant!”

It’s also great for looking up recipes; Alexa can give you step-by-step instructions on how to make a new and exciting meal. It even has access to Food Network Kitchen.

“This little thing is awesome,” says a five-star reviewer. “I’m pretty tech savvy yet this little guy has opened my eyes to the next level of making my home a smart home.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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