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 Oct. 13 and 14, and there are great sale options under $50, like the $25 Blink Mini, the $20 Echo Auto and more. I’ll be updating this page regularly as new deals come in, so check this space for the best and most affordable sales this Prime Day.
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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.
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!
This is Roku’s most basic streaming player. It’s usually priced at $30, but is available for just $21 during Prime Day. It can’t handle 4K HDR streaming, but works well otherwise.
The Roku Premiere typically sells for $40, but is just $27 while supplies last. It takes the basics from the Express HD and adds in the ability to handle 4K HDR content.
The Roku Streaming Stick Plus retails for $50, but is available for $37 ($13 off) during Prime Day. Unlike the Premiere and Express HD versions, the Streaming Stick Plus connects to TVs equipped with HDMI ports — and can stream up to 4K.