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With the Labor Day weekend fast approaching, Amazon is offering some great sales on its smart speakers, home security, and Fire TV devices. Here the best deals on smart home devices for Labor Day 2019:
The 3rd Generation Echo Dot is an Alexa device that lets you control your smart home, shop, listen to music, play games and more, all with your voice. Right now you can get it for 40% off for a single unit or you can buy three together for $70. It’s a great deal, especially if you’re looking to take advantage of the Dot’s speakerphone and intercom capabilities.
Amazon Cloud Cam
Amazon’s cloud-enabled security camera, with HD clarity, night vision, and Key functionality (letting people drop packages off inside your home) is 25% off right now at $90. This is the least expensive the camera has been since it was launched back in 2017. If you’re looking for a reliable security camera with intelligent notifications, it’s a great smart home enhancement.
Ring Video Doorbell + Free Echo Dot
Of all the modern security devices, I think that a video doorbell is one of the most practical out there. I use mine on a daily basis. Ring is better than ever, because you can now use the Echo Dot to talk with whoever is at your door. If you pick one up before Labor Day, Amazon will sweeten the deal with a free Echo Dot when you buy the smart bulb pack for $20 more.
If you’ve got great speakers already, but you’d like to make them smarter, you need an Echo Input. Just as the Fire TV makes plain TVs intelligent, Echo Input does the same for the speakers you already have in your home. It connects via a 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth to bring Alexa to just about any audio device you own. Prime members can purchase the Echo for only $20, $15 off its regular price.
Insignia Fire TV Edition plus Free Echo Dot
Amazon’s Fire TV sets, powered by its Fire OS, have been a surprisingly welcome addition in my home. I expected my wife, not the biggest fan of all the tech with which I constantly bombard her, to absolutely hate the set. But with the voice remote, it’s easy to operate. The interface is clear and easy to navigate. And when it comes to finding content, adding additional apps is a simple thing. You can get started with a 24-inch Insignia set for just $99 right now and you’ll get a 3rd Generation Echo Dot for free when you buy them both in the same purchase. This deal is only good through Labor Day.
Fire TV Recast Bundle
If you want to cut the cord and use your smart devices to watch over-the-air content, you need the Fire TV Recast. Plug in a digital antenna and you can record up to 75 hours of digital broadcast channels from your local stations. When paired with the Fire TV stick, it’s a great way to get all the benefits of Amazon streaming while keeping basics like local news, weather and sports. Right now you can get the 2-tuner version, plus an HD antenna, plus a Fire TV Stick for $249—which is $60 less than if you bought each component individually. If you’re serious about cutting the cord, this is the bundle you want.