This story is part of , CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
runs through the end of Wednesday, Oct. 14, and there are great Prime Day deals under $50, like the $25 Blink Mini, the $20 Echo Auto and more. I’ll be updating this page regularly as the steep discounts come in, so check this space for the lowest price options and most affordable Amazon Prime Day deals.
Smart home deals
Amazon wants to put Alexa in your car. Is that worth $50? No. Is it worth $20? Maybe. Echo Auto reviews have been fairly mixed, in part because the price feels too high and in part because you can accomplish a lot of the same voice-powered things with your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri. (Can’t say I’m wild about the wires, either.)
That said, if you’ve been curious to give this a try, I believe this is the lowest price on record (by a lot). Read our Amazon Echo hands-on first take.
Amazon’s pint-sized smart speaker, the $50 third-gen Amazon Echo Dot, is on sale for $19 right now. Like other Alexa speakers, the Echo Dot answers your queries about the weather, controls compatible smart home devices and more, all with simple voice commands.
The $25 Echo Flex is a plug-in smart home device from Amazon with optional attachments, sold separately. The attachments include night lights and motion sensors so you can configure your Echo Flex device to suit your specific needs. During Prime Day, the Echo Flex costs just $10.
The Blink Mini is on sale for $25 when ordered via the Amazon app or site, but if you have an Alexa-equipped device, use your voice to order it for just $15. (“Alexa, order a Blink Mini indoor camera.”)
That would put the camera below the CNET-favorite Wyze Cam ($20 plus shipping). Both models work quite well, though the latter includes free cloud storage, which the Blink doesn’t.
However, you get a free Blink cloud-storage trial through the end of 2020, and the forthcoming Blink Sync Module 2 will afford you subscription-free local storage for just $35.
Another great option: Get the Blink Mini bundled with an Echo Show 5 for just $50. These two have a combined retail value of $125!
Roku’s entry-level streamer is basically the Premiere, but without the ability to handle 4K HDR content. At just $21, it’s still a capable option for getting the latest 1080p streaming channels on to older TVs. That’s $9 less than the new Fire Stick Lite is currently selling for.
This stepdown to the Streaming Stick Plus is a minibox rather than a stick, and it loses the TV power/volume controls on the remote. But it otherwise pumps out the same 4K HDR picture quality and channel selection as the Streaming Stick Plus.
If you can buy one streamer in Roku’s line, this is it. The tiny stick pops into the back of any HDMI-equipped TV, and it can stream nearly every online channel at resolutions up to 4K and with HDR support. The included remote controls your TV’s volume and power, too. If you want to retrofit any older TV to be a streaming powerhouse, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus is a no-brainer.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K typically costs $50, but it’s currently on sale for $30 during Prime Day. This 4K media streaming kit includes an Alexa Voice Remote.