CNET logo Why You Can Trust CNET

Our expert deal-hunting staff showcases the best price drops and discounts from reputable sellers daily. If you make a purchase using our links, CNET may earn a commission.

Amazon's Smart Soap Dispenser is down to $38 (Update: Deal expired)

We tested (and loved) this automatic soap dispenser that eliminates a high-traffic germ zone and reminds you to scrub for 20 seconds.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's logged more than a decade writing about all things edible, including meal kits and meal delivery subscriptions, cooking, kitchen gear and commerce. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the eats business from slicing and dicing as a sous-chef in Rhode Island to leading complex marketing campaigns for major food brands in Manhattan. These days, he's likely somewhere trying the latest this or tasting the latest that - and reporting back, of course. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
Expertise Kitchen tech, cookware, small appliances, food innovation, meal delivery and meal kits.
David Watsky
David Watsky/CNET

A soap dispenser might sound like an odd gift but wait till you get your hands under this one. When I heard about Amazon's $55 smart soap dispenser, I was skeptical. But I recently tried it and have to admit I was impressed. While $55 is a bit steep for the bathroom gadget, even with its sturdy design, fun features and smart connectivity, it's a great buy at $38. That's where it sits right now on sale at Amazon, marked down $17 and at an all-time low price.

What makes this soap dispenser smart? For one, it's automatic, so you never have to touch it, eliminating a high-traffic germ touchpoint during cold and flu season. It also has LED lights that blink in a 20-second countdown while you scrub to keep in line with official recommendations. And it connects with your Amazon smart speaker so you can cue up the day's weather report, stock quotes or even 20 seconds of reminder music in the morning when you first wash your hands (you can set it so it only plays the first time you activate it).

It's a great gift for kids to encourage good hand hygiene or anyone who loves smart home everything. For more, read my review of Amazon's Smart Soap.