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Best Cyber Monday 2018 smart-home deals still available: Nest thermostat for $139, Echo Dot for $30, Philips Hue and more

Here are the best smart-home bargains you can still get from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more, updating frequently.

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Looking to expand your smart-home setup? You're in luck, because some Cyber Monday deals are still live and going strong -- but time is running out.

The 2018 holiday shopping season has delivered some of the best bargains we've ever seen on Alexa and Google Assistant gadgets, smart thermostats from names including Nest and Ecobee, connected lighting kits, video doorbells, app-enabled robot vacuums -- you name it.

Update: Deals and availability confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11:40 a.m. ET.

To that end, here's a running list of all the best deals you can still pick up this year, including any leftover sales from Black Friday and Cyber Monday that are still live (believe me, there are a couple of really good ones). We've kicked things off with deals from Amazon, then followed suit with bargains from Target, Best Buy, WalmartLowe's and Home Depot. We're keeping our eyes peeled for online deals from names such as Newegg and Dell, too.

Remember the usual caveats: Stock levels and prices fluctuate throughout the sale period with many items selling out fast. We'll update this page with the latest information, so keep it bookmarked. And please know that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

(Oh, and if you're looking for the best smart TV deals, or deals on smart appliances and kitchen gadgets like the Instant Pot, we've got those listed in separate posts. Just click the links to see the full rundowns.)

Got it? Good. Now let's get to the deals.

Deals available now

Nest Thermostat E for $139 (save $30)

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The best Cyber Monday deal on the Nest Thermostat E was at Newegg, and it brought the price down $40, to $129. That offer is sold out, but you can still score an almost-as-good $30 discount at Best Buy.

Read the CNET Review.


Two Google Home Mini speakers: $58 (save $40)

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Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa is no longer on sale for its $25 Black Friday price, but if you want to go all-in on Google Assistant by buying two, the savings is still pretty sweet.

To get this price you must add two Google Home Mini speakers to your cart at checkout.

Read the CNET Google Home Mini review.


Google Home Mini + WeMo Mini smart plug: $58 (save $30)

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One of the smallest smart plugs available, the WeMo Mini is just the right size -- and we really liked it. Paired with a Home Mini it lets you realize the dream of voice-automated control of Christmas lights, or just about any other plug-in thingy.

To get this discount you have to add a Google Home Mini and a WeMo mini smart plug to your cart.

Read CNET's WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug review.


Google Home Mini + Chromecast: $69 (save $20)

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If you want to get Google's voice control paired with a TV, this bundle is one cheaper way to go. It includes the newest Chromecast streaming dongle and a Home Mini speaker for a substantial savings.

To get this discount you have to add a Google Home Mini and a Google Chromecast to your cart.

Note that Target's $20 discount is still $5 more expensive than the same bundle at Walmart, where it's called the "Google Smart TV Kit" and currently costs $64 (and includes a $15 credit for Vudu). But maybe that Walmart price has reverted back to $74 by the time you read this -- or maybe you just like Target $5 better.

Read the CNET Chromecast (2018) review.


Amazon Echo and Sengled smart lighting kit for $80 (save $60)

Amazon offered all sorts of Black Friday discounts on Echo speakers and Alexa-compatible smart lights -- but if you missed out, you can still save even with Cyber Monday in the rearview mirror. Look for Sengled's two-bulb starter kit bundled with the current-gen Amazon Echo or with the previous-gen Amazon Echo Dot for up to 35 percent off.

I haven't tested these white-light versions of Sengled's smart bulbs, but I reviewed the color-changing versions and came away impressed. The white light bulbs in this bundle use the same Zigbee hub and app as those do, which means you can always add color-changing bulbs to your setup later if you're so inclined.

Read the CNET review.


Amazon Echo Dot (third-gen) for $30 (save $20)

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Note: Item is currently in stock but delivery is delayed until Dec. 10.

Amazon has a relatively aggressive discount available now for the new, third-gen Echo Dot, too. At just $30, you'll be able to get it for almost half off. That's not quite as good as the $24 sale we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it's still a good deal if you missed out.

Read the CNET review.


Amazon Smart Plug for $5 with purchase of any Echo device (save $20)

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Note: Item is currently in stock but delivery is delayed until Dec. 4.

Picking up a new Echo Dot, or any other Echo gadget? You can tack an Amazon Smart Plug on to your order for just $5. Plug it in and plug something like a lamp or a space heater into it, and you'll be able to tell Alexa to turn it on and off via your new Echo gadget. And if you'd rather shop at Best Buy, it's offering the same deal.

Update: As of Monday Nov. 26 at 5 a.m. PT, it appears this deal is no longer available from Amazon (instead, it's offering a $10 deal on a TP-Link Smart Plug).

Read the CNET review.


Philips Hue White two-bulb starter kit and a new Amazon Echo Dot for $70 (save $50)

Amazon is selling Philips Hue White two-bulb starter kits bundled with a new Amazon Echo Dot for $70 total. The bulbs won't change colors, but the starter kit comes with the Hue Bridge, and you can always add color-changing bulbs to your setup later.

Read the CNET review.


Amazon Echo (second-gen) for $70 (save $30)

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It isn't just the Dot -- Amazon's basically running a sale on its entire fleet of Alexa-enabled smart speakers. That includes a $30 discount on Alexa's flagship, the second-gen Amazon Echo. That discount brings the price down to $70, more than $100 less than the original Echo sold for. And note that the popular Product Red Edition Amazon Echo is now back in stock.

That price looks like to be available elsewhere, too, including at Target and at Best Buy.

Read the CNET review.


Echo Button two-pack for $14 (save $6)

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Amazon's Echo Buttons seemed like gimmicky, kid-friendly Alexa extras when they debuted last year, letting you buzz in during Alexa trivia games or play an Alexa-hosted memory game. But the Buttons got a lot more interesting this month when Amazon started letting users trigger their Alexa Routines with the things

That lets you use them as makeshift light switches, magic buttons that can trigger your smart home scenes, or any number of other creative uses. Available now at just $14 for a two-pack, the time to give these gizmos a shot might have arrived.

Read more on CNET.


Ecobee Switch Plus for $79 (save $20)

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Ecobee didn't just put Alexa into a thermostat -- they put Amazon's assistant into this teeny tiny light switch with a built-in microphone and speaker, too. It's marked down by $20. Amazon and Best Buy have deals of their own going as well, to varying degrees. 

Read the CNET review.


Amazon Echo Sub with two Amazon Echo smart speakers for $330 ($100 off)

Buy the Echo Sub and two Amazon Echo Plus smart speakers for $330. That deal is still live on Amazon, and it'll save you $100. Or you can get the Sub with two second-gen Echos (not Pluses) for $250, an $80 savings, with the link below. 

Read the CNET review.


Lenovo 8-inch Smart Display for $150 (save $50)

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We've tested all of the impressive new Google Assistant smart displays this year -- Lenovo's was the first, and I think it's still my favorite. Best Buy has the 8-inch version marked down by fifty bucks, bringing the price down to $150, and the deal is live right now. Not as good as the $100 discount you were able to score for Cyber Monday, but still a good price for a device that tested well in the CNET Smart Home.

Lenovo's larger, 10-inch version of the Smart Display is marked down by $50, too, bringing the cost to $199. It might be bigger than you'd want if counterspace comes at a premium in your kitchen, but the upgraded, bamboo backing looks really nice, so it's worth considering.

Read the CNET review.


Lifx Multicolor Wi-Fi Smart Bulbs for up to $20 off

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Right now, Lifx is offering discounts on its entire catalog of color-changing Wi-Fi smart bulbs (some items are on back order but available at sale price) -- here's the full list:

I thought this deal would be expired now, so grab 'em before they're gone.

Read the CNET review.


Blink Indoor Cam Systems for up to $116 off

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Amazon bought smart home camera startup Blink late last year -- this year, it's offering big discounts on Blink Indoor starter kits, and the deals are all live right now. Here are your options:

Don't ask me why a single add-on cam costs more than the one-cam starter kit, which also includes the system's hub. 

Read the CNET review.


Anova Wi-Fi Sous-Vide Circulator for $100 (save $60)

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It usually sells for $160, but right now, Best Buy will sell you Anova's Wi-Fi-equipped sous vide circulator for $100. It's a great way to cook meats to the exact temp of your choosing, and the Wi-Fi lets you monitor the cooking remotely on your phone, even if you aren't at home.

Read the CNET review.


Canary All-in-One Security Cam for free with purchase of 1-year membership (save $169)

Another smart home camera option? This all-in-one doodad from Canary is a night-vision camera that features its own siren and built-in sensors for things like motion and air quality, and it works with Alexa and Google Assistant, too. 

It usually costs $169, but right now, Canary will give it to you for free if you spend $100 on a one-year membership, which covers up to five Canary devices and unlocks 30 days of running, unlimited clip storage, incident support and an in-app panic button that'll tell Canary to dispatch the police.

Read the CNET Review.


iRobot Braava Jet 240 for $170 (save $30)

Want a robotic floor cleaner that can mop? iRobot's Braava Jet is one option, and it works with iRobot's app for automated cleaning controls. You can get $30 off right now as a Cyber Monday special on iRobot's website.

Read the CNET review.


LG ThinQ WK9 Xboom Smart Display for $200 (save $100)

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LG just released its own Google Assistant smart display to compete with Lenovo and JBL (and, y'know, Google). And good news! Here at launch, it's already marked down by $100 to fit in with the Cyber Monday crowd.

Read more at CNET.


Nest Cam Indoor for $129 (save $70)

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Nest's smart security cameras are all pretty solid picks, but they don't come cheap. Fortunately, you'll be able to score a pretty sizable $70 discount on the original Nest Cam Indoor at Best Buy this Cyber Monday, bringing the cost down to $129. It's not the newest model, but it's still a worthy pick, especially at this price. 

Read the CNET review.


Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for $50 (save $20)

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It usually costs $70, but Amazon will sell you the Echo Dot Kids Edition in any color for $50.

If you're looking to buy in bulk for a couple of kids, you can save even more, as Amazon is also offering a three-pack of kid-friendly Echo Dots for $100. That brings the cost for each one down more than 50 percent, and saves you a total of $110.

Read more on CNET.


Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition and Kids Edition Fire Tablet for $100 to $180 (save up to $90)

Amazon is offering discounts on the Echo Dot Kids Edition bundled with a Kids Edition Fire Tablet. You've got three options depending on which tablet you want:

For my money, I'd probably go with the Fire HD 8 bundle.

Read the CNET review.


Amazon Echo Look for $50 (save $150)

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Here's a steep price cut for the Amazon Echo Look, a smart selfie camera with onboard Alexa voice controls and the ability to offer fashion or shopping advice based on your personal style. It usually sells for $200, but right now, you can still nab one for just $50.

Read the CNET review.


Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub for $60 (save $20)

Chamberlain's MyQ Garage controller lets you open or close your garage from your phone, and it works with a bunch of popular smart home platforms. Buy it on Best Buy for $60, saving you $20.

Read the CNET review.


Nest Cam Outdoor for $149 (save $50)


Prefer Nest's weatherproofed outdoor camera? The rugged, weather-proof Nest Cam Outdoor typically sells for a steep $199, but you can pick it up for $50 off at Lowe's and Kohl's.

Read the CNET review.


Cree Connected LED for $12 ($3 off)

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It's the smallest discount in this roundup, but hey, nothing wrong with saving a few bucks per bulb if you plan on filling your home with automatable Zigbee smart lights like these. And, despite the fact that they've been out for a few years now, Cree's Connected LEDs, which work with Zigbee controllers like the Philips Hue Bridge and the Amazon Echo Plus, are still some of our favorite bargain bulbs. 

Look for them on sale at Home Depot this Cyber Monday -- both the soft white and daylight versions, I might add.

Read the CNET review.


iRobot Roomba 890 for $350 (save $90)


It's not as good a deal as we saw on Black Friday, but Target has the app-enabled Roomba 890 marked down by $90 for Cyber Monday. That discount brings the price down to $350.

Lutron Caseta Wireless Dimming Starter Kit for $80 (save $20)

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It isn't a huge discount, but Lutron Caseta is still my top pick among smart light switches. You'll find this one-switch starter kit that comes with the Lutron Bridge for $20 at Home Depot.

Read the CNET review.


Netgear Arlo Pro 2 4-Camera Starter Kit for $580 (save $220)

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If you want current-gen cameras from Netgear, Best Buy has the newer version of the Arlo cameras available in a four-camera starter kit for $580. That sounds like a lot, but this kit usually sells for $800.

Read the CNET review.


Philips Hue Lightstrips for $60 (save $30)

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If you've already got a Hue Bridge and just want to expand your system, these Hue Lightstrips look great beneath cabinets and behind TVs, and $60 is about as low as they ever sell for.

Read CNET's first take.


Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Smart Bulb for $40 (save $10)

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Just want to expand your existing Hue setup with an additional color-changing light bulb or two? Best Buy is selling them for $40 each, a savings of $10.

Read the CNET review.


Philips Hue White LED four-pack for $40 (save $10)


If you don't care about the colors and just want to fill out your home with automatable white light, this four-pack of plain, vanilla Philips Hue White bulbs is selling for $40 at Best Buy. This four-pack usually sells for $50, which is already a pretty good deal.

Read the CNET review.


Buy a Philips Hue 4-Bulb White and Color Starter Kit, get a free $50 Target gift card

If you buy a four-bulb Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit from Target this Cyber Monday, the retailer will throw in a free $50 gift card.

Read the CNET review.


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