We love a good deal here at Smarter Home Automation, and Black Friday has some of the best of the year. Already, retailers are enticing us with seriously discounted prices on smart home gear, and right now, you can get an Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) for only $49.99 in a Prime Exclusive Deal.
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)
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This 8-inch display features a 13 MP camera that automatically frames, zooms, and pans so that you’re always in frame, whether you’re on a casual video call with friends and family who have the Alexa app or Alexa-enabled device, or on a Zoom call. Effortlessly connect by asking Alexa to do it for you.
The camera also allows you to check in on things at home while you’re away, and that can be particularly useful for checking in on older kids while they have friends over in common areas. You can also shutter the camera and mute the mic when you want privacy.
The hub is your control center for compatible cameras, lights, thermostats, and other smart devices around your home, using voice control with Alexa, motion, or tapping the interactive display.
The interactive display does more than just control your smart home⎯it’s a hub for managing your home life as well. Keep your calendar and reminders handy, asking Alexa to add events and reminders hands-free, and even ask her to add groceries to your shopping list.
The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is a big help in the kitchen. Get recipe ideas and hands-free instructions, step-by-step, set timers, and even watch cooking videos on YouTube. You can use the display for entertainment while cooking, or wherever, watching Netflix, Prime Video, listening to music via Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify.
The display can also be turned into a photo frame when you’re not using it, showing your favorite photos of your family and loved ones.
A Stellar Deal on an Awesome Smart Home Hub
The Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is available on Amazon for the $49.99 Black Friday Deal, which is 62% off its normal price of $129.99.
While the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is not the newest smart home hub Amazon, you can’t beat the price. Amazon does keep their smart home hubs and speakers around for a while, so you should get some solid use out of this one.
If you’re looking to invest in your first hub to dip your toes into smart home control, or desire an additional hub within your Amazon ecosystem, you may want to consider this one. Otherwise, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (3rd Gen), which is newest Echo Show 8, and is going for 30% off its usual price at $104.99, from $149.99. That one features spatial audio and is definitely worth a look.