If you’ve been waiting for a deal on Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 smart display that can spin around to always be facing you, today’s your day. Normally $250, it’s down to $210 right now for the black or white versions, both of which feature a camera for video chats, as well as for tracking you in order to make sure the screen’s within view for convenience. This is the first price drop, and 16 percent off isn’t bad.
This deal is available through Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, but Amazon has the exclusive on a deal that costs just $5 more and lets you checkout with the Blink Mini home security cam added to your purchase.
There are several other Echo Show models, and aside from the rotating feature, this one provides a similar experience. My colleague Dan Seifert reviewed this new model recently, saying “Alexa in the new Echo Show 10 is largely the same Alexa you get on the prior Echo Show and every other Alexa-powered smart display. You ask it for information — a weather report, a favorite playlist, news, calendar appointments, and so on — and it will give you a polite response and show the requested information on the screen.”
Amazon’s rotating Echo Show 10 has a motor within its cylindrical base that lets its 10.1-inch display spin around to find you, so you’ll always have the screen within view. It’s the best smart display for making video calls. Read our review.
The Beats Flex wireless neckbuds usually cost $50, but you can get the black, sky blue, or bright yellow models for $10 off at Amazon. These are Beats’ first headphones to charge via USB-C, making them equally suited for Android users as they are for the Apple ecosystem of devices. For folks heavily invested in Apple’s products, these have the Apple W1 wireless chip that makes these buds easily connect to them.
I own these, and I’ve found the sound quality to be delightful for the price, and the controls are simple enough to learn. But, as Chris Welch’s review mentions, they aren’t perfect. They aren’t rated for sweat resistance or waterproofing, and these don’t have great sound isolation when you’re surrounded by a fair amount of noise. Still, $40 is hard to turn down.
If you have a Nintendo Switch and don’t yet own a high-capacity microSD card to store games on, Amazon’s deal of the day has your name on it. You can get a 400GB SanDisk microSD card for $39, which is near the lowest-ever price (you’re getting more than 10GB per dollar here). Games for the Switch range in size between a few gigabytes to dozens, so this sub-$40 purchase should last you a while.