Amazon discounts still available: $42 Alexa Microwave, $70 Echo and more

While Amazon was pulling out all the stops with its star-studded 2019 Super Bowl commercial two Sundays ago, it was also slashing prices on a wide array of its Alexa-powered devices, including its voice-activated microwave and Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Now, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, these deals are still available — though we don’t know for how much longer. Our advice: Act now, while the company may be preoccupied with other matters.

We’ve rounded up the key deals here.


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AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa, $42 (save $18)

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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 $42 microwave is an obvious next step.

This product is currently on back order but still available for purchase; Amazon says it will be back in stock on Feb. 19.


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Echo Show 2018 for $180 (save $50)

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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.

This product is currently on back order but still available for purchase; Amazon says it will be back in stock on Feb. 19.


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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $100 (save $30)

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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.


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

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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.


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Amazon Smart Plug for $20 (save $5)

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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.)


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Originally published on Feb. 4.
Update, Feb. 11: We’ve confirmed that all of these deals are still active.

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