Shopping for smart home bargains? Amazon's yearly Prime Day is a pretty good day to do it, and it's happening right now -- but for some deals, you might need to act fast.
First up, Alexa. Amazon sits her front and center on Prime Day, enjoying some of the best smart home deals you'll find. For instance, the original Amazon Echo smart speaker can be had at half cost -- just $90 (LINK).
The Amazon Echo Dot offers the same Alexa smarts as the original Echo, but with a smaller, less powerful speaker. Still, you can connect it with external speakers via line out jack or via Bluetooth, and it costs a lot less than the Echo. It's even cheaper on Prime Day -- marked down to just $35 (LINK).
If you've already got an Echo Dot, consider getting it the battery-powered Vaux speaker base. It'll make your Dot into a portable speaker with better sound, and today, it's ten bucks off at $40 (LINK).
Lifx is another option for fans of connected, color-changing light. Like Philips Hue's bulbs, these work with Alexa, but unlike Hue's bulbs, they don't need a hub. Today, Lifx's current-gen, baseline bulbs are marked down to $45 bucks a piece. They're not the Lifx+ bulbs that work with night-vision cameras, but that's still a pretty good discount (LINK).
Amazon's also running a Prime Day promo on the newly released Amazon Echo Show, which gives Alexa a new touchscreen to play with. One of the things she can do with that screen is show you your smart home camera feed, so today, Amazon's offering the Echo Show bundled with a camera from Netgear Arlo for $410 -- about $75 off of what you'd normally pay (LINK).