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Best Buy's amazing bundle is back: Echo Show 10, Echo Show 5 and Philips Hue bulb for $180 (Update: Expired)

Save $50 on the full-size Show and get two freebies to boot. Plus: Add a joystick to your Flight Simulator experience for $25.


The Echo Show 10 has a big screen, making it a great option for video calls.

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The best Amazon deals don't always come from Amazon. Case in point: Best Buy recently offered a sweet bundle, one I actually bought myself. It was an Echo Studio smart speaker, an Echo Show 5 and a Philips Hue smart bulb, all for $170. (That deal is still running, by the way.)

There's another great bundle that just came back: For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can once again get the Amazon Echo Show 10, Echo Show 5 and Philips Hue Bulb for $180. That's $50 off the regular price of the Show 10 by itself.

The second-gen Echo Show 10 is the big kahuna of Amazon's smart-screen lineup. It's approaching two years old, meaning a refresh is probably imminent. Even so, it's a nice-looking device, with big sound and a roomy display that's particularly well-suited to video calls. Read CNET's Echo Show review to learn more.

And the Echo Show 5? Pretty much the same thing, but smaller. Read CNET's Echo Show 5 review to learn more about that model.

Finally, the Philips Hue is an A19 smart bulb, one you can control directly via Bluetooth or as part of a larger Hue system (which does require a Philips Smart Bridge, just FYI).

The value here is off the charts. Even if you're just in the market for the Echo Show 10, the $180 price tag represents one of the best deals to date.

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Add a joystick to your Microsoft Flight Simulator experience for $25


The recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator has sent demand for joysticks and flight yokes through the roof. Mostly they're sold out or backordered -- even the ones priced in the hundreds of dollars -- but I did find one solid deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, B&H has the Thrustmaster USB Joystick for Windows for $25.29. It's currently listed as a special-order item, one that will be delivered in seven to 10 business days -- but at least you can actually order it.

The new Flight Simulator is amazing (here's how to play it for a buck), but fly-by-keyboard just isn't the same. You need a joystick to fully appreciate the experience. This one is about as basic as they come, with only four buttons and a trigger, but it does have a small throttle in the base.

If you don't want to wait on something more robust, or you just don't want to spend a lot, this is as good as it gets right now. Happy flying!

This article was first published last month. 

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