Prime Day doesn't always have the best deals on Amazon gear. Case in point: The Echo Show 5 smart display is currently marked down to $45 as part of today's discounts. That ties the lowest price I've ever seen.
Amazon also has the car-basedas long as you're OK with the refurbished model. That's not the lowest price on record, but it's $10 cheaper than most deals you see.
The Echo Show 5 packs all the usual Alexa-powered voice goodness and adds a 5.5-inch screen, while the Echo Auto is all about delivering Alexa features in your car by connecting to the stereo. While the Echo Auto is an audio-only experience, the ability to access things like navigation and app launchers on your phone is worthwhile.
The Show 5 might be better suited to your nightstand than to, say, a kitchen counter, though take note that some may find the display a little bright, even at its lowest setting. Read Andrew Gebhart'sto learn more. And here's David Priest's as well.
First published last year. Updated with new deal details.