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Admit it: You’ve been meaning forever to install smart home devices but either a) never got around to it or b) feel too intimidated by the options to pull the trigger on purchases. Never fear. Prime Day is here to give you the savings push you need. And we’re here to help narrow down the options.
For Prime Day, Amazon is offering discounts of up to 50 percent on essential components of a smart home—from smart home hubs to security cameras to flood lights to mesh routers (and other things you may not have heard of but need). Prices start as low as $15.
Amazon’s sales include discounted items from some of the top brands in smart home gear, including Kasa, Wemo, Motorola and more.
And, in case the smart home thing isn’t your bag, we’ve included plenty of steals in other “smart” categories (smart vacs, for example), which can be just as life-changing. Scroll for our curated list, and watch how much better your home gets with these small-but-mighty additions.
Smart home hubs
Armed with a brilliant five-inch display, the Echo Show 5—on sale for $45, or half off at Amazon—is a compact nightstand companion. Use it for video chats with friends and family or up-to-the-minute news reports—it can even stream Hulu Plus and Prime Video (so you can sneak in an episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or Fleabag before bed). It’s in stock on October 24, but grab it now to get the deal.
This smart home device doubles as a futuristic digital alarm clock with a number of customizable clock faces to suit your personality. “I love my new Echo Show 5,” said a satisfied shopper. “It makes it much easier to see the numbers. I like that it dims itself while I’m asleep, too.”
Want more? Check out more smart home hub deals below:
Echo Dot (third generation), $19 (was $50), amazon.com
Echo Studio, $150 (was $200), amazon.com
Echo Flex, $10 (was $25), amazon.com
Echo Auto, $20 (was $50), amazon.com
Sengled Smart Hub, $25 (was $30), amazon.com
Wink WNKHUB-2US 2 Smart home hub, $65 (was $99), amazon.com
Logitech Harmony Companion, $100 (was $150), amazon.com
Unlike the cameras you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on, this Blink Mini HD is on sale for $25, or $10 off at Amazon. It features Full HD live streaming and two-way audio, so you can talk to house guests via the Blink app. The smart home security camera also detects motion—it can record whenever it senses activity around your home. It also comes with free cloud storage until the end of 2020.
“This is a great little camera monitor,” raved an excited five-star shopper. “It’s easy to set up and easily managed with your smart phone. Can be set up to arm and record at any time. I bought this to use in my master bedroom by my desk where I keep sensitive information.”
Check out more smart camera deals below:
Ring Peephole Cam, $70 (was $130), amazon.com
Goowls Security Camera (two-pack), $37 (was $60), amazon.com
Victure HD Pet Camera, $27 (was $40), amazon.com
Trying to head to bed, but the light switch is all the way on the other side of the room? Forgot you left your kitchen light on? Turn them off using your voice.
The Wemo Wi-Fi Light Switch light switches work with Alexa, Google Home and even Apple HomeKit to convert your old house lights into smart home lights. Now you can simply command your lights to turn on and turn off with your voice or smartphone, so you don’t have to go from one end of the house to the other just because you left a light on.
“These are amazing devices. I've been waiting for a simple, clean, functional three-way switch. This is it,” wrote a delighted five-star Amazon shopper. “It connects easily to wifi, Alexa, etc. The instructions are clear and simple. The product is stout and robust. It installs and uninstalls easily. Great product.”
Check out more smart light deals below:
OHLUX Smart WiFi LED Light Bulbs, $27 (was $43), amazon.com
TP-Link Kasa Smart Light Switch, $14 (was $20), amazon.com
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug, $15 (was $20), amazon.com
Routers and Modems
Why pay upwards of $200 per year on your cable modem from your cable company? Yup, that’s how much you’re paying every year just to rent a cable modem that you can just buy on your own.
The Motorola MB7621 Cable Modem can hook you up with fast internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, while it’s compatible with every major internet service provider, including Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Spectrum, Cox and much more. Just plug it in, verify with your cable company and start saving money every single month. You can save up to $124 in the first year of use alone.
“Love this modem,” shared a five-star reviewer. “The picture quality when watching Netflix (via apple TV) is noticeably better with just switching to this new modem. Installation was super easy with pictures and easy to understand instructions (very few steps).”
Check out more Wi-Fi router deals below:
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router, $52 (was $80), amazon.com
NetGear Cable Modem CM600, $95 (was $130), amazon.com
The Goovi smart vac boasts up to 1600Pa of intense suction, making short work of even the most evasive dust bunnies—and it’s on sale for $153 (down from $183). It can handle just about any floor type, including carpets, hardwood and tile, thanks to large wheels that roll over small obstacles. It runs for 120 minutes on a single charge, and knows to return to its charging base when it’s time to get some juice.
“Oh my goodness! It has honestly changed my life,” raved one happy shopper shared. “I wasn't the type to vacuum every day, but now when I come home to a fresh and clean floor, I feel accomplished. When the kids make a mess, I can plop this down on the ground and it cleans it all up! I feel like I get twice as much done now. It works SO well, cleans up a lot every day even when I think there's nothing to sweep. We have a cat that sometimes comes inside, but not for long, and yet this picks up all the hair. It goes under furniture, around toys, doesn't get stuck on much and has never gone down the stairs. It is GREAT.”
Check out more smart vacuum deals below:
Yeedi K700 Robot Vacuum, $200 (was $350), amazon.com
eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C Max, $210 (was $280), amazon.com
Ecovacs DeeBot 500 Robot Vacuum, $170 (was $280), amazon.com
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum, $249 (was $280), amazon.com
Neabot Robot Vacuum, $469 (was $599), amazon.com
MooSoo Robot Vacuum, $136 (was $170), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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