In a surprise move, Amazon’s offering its newest smart display at a discount for Prime Day. The Echo Show 5 (see our review) came out less than a month ago. The $90 list price was already a good deal, since it combined the voice-enabled smarts of the company’s famous assistant Alexa with a touchscreen for controlling your smart home, watching videos and making video calls.
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While we expected most Alexa devices, like the Amazon Echo, to go on sale for Prime Day, the Show 5 didn’t seem a likely candidate. It’s brand-new and already costs much less than the company’s other smart display, the $230 Echo Show Second Generation. This surprise sale might be too good to pass up if you want an Alexa touchscreen for your nightstand. You can get the Show 5 right now for $50.
The Show 5 has a petite 5.5 inch touchscreen. It responds to voice commands and includes uncommon features like a sunrise alarm to help ease you out of your sleep. Amazon also rolled out a new smart home control panel with the Show 5, so it’s easier to see and control your devices at a glance by swiping over on the touchscreen.