While Amazon was pulling out all the stops withtwo Sundays ago, it was also slashing prices on a wide array of its Alexa-powered devices, including its Echo smart speaker and Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Now, with Valentine's Day on the horizon, some of these deals are still available -- though we don't know for how much longer. Our advice: Act now, while the company may be .
We've rounded up the key deals here.
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Echo Show 2018 for $180 (save $50)Tyler Lizenby/CNET
The Echo Show has seen serious competition from Google's smart display devices, which are often cheaper (and, in some ways, better). But if you're an Alexa-only household, getting $50 off the 10-inch Echo Show is nothing to sniff at.
The Show is currently on back-order, but is still available for purchase. Amazon says it will be back in stock on Feb. 23.
Fire TV Recast bundle with Fire TV Stick 4K and HD antenna, $250 (save $50)Ry Crist/CNET
Amazon's Recast normally costs $230 by itself. This bundle includes the DVR system -- plus the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is a great value at $40 on its own -- and an HD antenna, which could tack on an additional $10 to $40 or more. This is a solid deal on a comprehensive cord-cutting solution.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $100 (save $30)Sarah Tew/CNET
Amazon's 2018 refresh of its Paperwhite e-book reader is an enthusiastic CNET Editors' Choice for anyone looking for a dedicated reading device. It's finally waterproof, and the addition of Bluetooth audio makes it great for audiobook fans, too.
Amazon Echo (second-gen) for $70 (save $30)Ian Knighton/CNET
Alexa remains the gold-standard voice assistant in the game, and the new and improved Echo was already worthwhile at $100. For $70, it's a steal.
Amazon Smart Plug for $20 (save $5)Ben Fox Rubin/CNET
If you're already committed to Alexa gear, this smart plug will do the trick -- and this is about as good a price as you'll find. That noted, there are better -- though more expensive -- smart plugs out out there, like the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Power Monitoring, that provide more customization and broader compatibility. (Amazon has cut the original $10 discount in half, but that's still 20 percent off its normal price.)
No longer available: AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa, $42 (save $18)Tyler Lizenby/CNET
This deal was no longer available as of Feb. 12.
This is a compelling price for any plain old microwave this size -- but, of course, this AmazonBasics model has support for Alexa built in, too. You'll still need an Echo speaker nearby to parse your commands -- the microwave doesn't have an integrated microphone -- but if Alexa has already taken over your home, this microwave is an obvious next step.
The Microwave is currently on back-order but still available for purchase. Amazon says it will be back in stock on Feb. 19.
Originally published on Feb. 4.
Update, Feb. 13: Noted that AmazonBasics Microwave is no longer available at $42, and confirmed that other deals are still active.
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