Most Amazon Black Friday deals have been live for several days but a few new ones are just barely trickling out this morning. Amazon released new Kids Echo bundles this morning and a few new Fire TV Smart TVs also dropped further in pricea few hours ago. Another new deal for today is the Amazon Smart Plug for $14.99, which is 40% off its regular price of $24.99. This sale matches the lowest price Amazon’s own smart plug has ever been. While this isn’t the least expensive smart plug on the market or the one with the most features, what you get by choosing it over others is simplification. That’s because it comes pre-linked to your account and, if you’ve previously saved your Wi-Fi password with Amazon while setting up a new device, Alexa should be able to configure the plug in seconds by powering it on and saying “Alexa, find my device.” There’s also the advantage of needing to only use the Alexa app for everything related to this plug, instead of yet another 3rd-party smart home app.
Amazon is currently offering a couple of great deals if purchased through Alexa voice shopping. You can get the Kasa Smart Plug Mini with Energy Monitoring for $3.49 by saying “Alexa, order Kasa Smart Plug Mini.” This normally sells for $22.99 and the lowest price that it has ever been in the past is $12.99. You can also get the Kasa Dimmable Color Changing Smart Bulb for $0.99 by saying “Alexa, order Kasa Smart Bulb.” This too normally sells for $22.99 and has only been down to $19 in the past. If you prefer to make your purchase the old fashion way, instead of saying “Alexa, order…” you can say “Alexa, add [ITEM] to my shopping cart.” Then you’ll be able to view the items in your cart on Amazon.com or in the Amazon app and the Alexa exclusive discount will be applied automatically to the order because you used Alexa to add the items. You may order either or both items at the special Alexa discounted price.
The Kasa bulb appears to have sold out but has been replaced by a Sengled Color Smart Blub for $0.99 that normally sells for $14.99. Say “Alexa, order Sengled Smart Bulb” to buy it or “Alexa, add Sengled Smart Bulb to my cart” to checkout on Amazon.com. If you purchased the Kasa bulb you can also purchase the Sengled bulb.
Woot currently has some great deals on Amazon devices. The 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick is available for $21.99 if you’re a Prime member and $24.99 if you are not. This is for the latest Firestick that was released in 2020. The only catch is it comes with the older remote that doesn’t have a guide button or app shortcut buttons, which many people actually prefer to the newer remote. This is the lowest price that a new 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick has ever been, as it’s $1 less than this year’s Prime Day price. If you don’t need 4K playback, you should jump on this deal before it sells out. Also available is a used 1st-gen Amazon Echo for $19.99 and a used Amazon Smart Plug for $11.99. If you buy both the Echo and the Smart Plug together, you’ll get an additional $6.99 off, making the bundle just $24.99.
Amazon is currently offering a Smart Plug and/or Smart Bulb for $0.99 each. To get them at that great price, all you have to do is order through Alexa. The smart bulb is a Sengled Color Changing Bluetooth Bulb that normally sells for $14.99. Order it by saying “Alexa, order a Sengled Smart Bulb.” The smart plug is the WYZE WLPP1CFH-1 WiFi & Bluetooth Smart Plug that normally sells for $10.99. Order it by saying “Alexa, order a Wyze Plug.” You may purchase one of each item for $0.99 each. This offer ends Aug. 27th.
This deal is for select customers only. Sorry for not realizing that initially.
Kasa has put a large portion of its smart plugs, outlets, switches, light bulbs, light strips, and cameras on sale for Prime Day. A lot of these deals, like 4 Mini Smart Plugs for $22.99, are the cheapest they have ever been. There are countless smart whatever device manufacturers now and I’ve only tried a tiny number of them, but, with each new brand I try, I keep coming back to Kasa as my go-to recommendation for budget smart plugs. There aren’t too many bells and whistles, but I’ve found that Kasa stuff needs to be reset the least and so I stick with them for now. Here is a rundown of all the good Kasa smart stuff deals I could find. Read more ›
Amazon has continued their early Prime Day deals with the release of several more Amazon device deals today. While we saw Fire TV Edition televisions go on sale last week, today’s deals are focused on home security devices, like Ring and Blink security cameras, and smart home devices, like Amazon’s Smart Plug and Eero mesh Wifi routers. Every one of these deals is the lowest price that the item has ever been, with many of them being new all-time low prices. So, if you’ve been thinking of getting any of these items, now is absolutely the best time to buy them. Here’s a list of all the new deals. Read more ›
Get this Smart Plug Deal
Kasa by TP-Link is currently having a sale on their Alexa-compatible smart plugs. A single Kasa Smart Plug is $8.99 with promocode 40KASAPLUG, which is entered at checkout. Even better is the Kasa Smart Plug 4-Pack for $31.49 with no promocode needed. Both of these are the lowest prices that these smart plugs have ever been. These Kasa smart plugs are my go-to recommendation because they’re inexpensive, well made, and reliable. I’ve personally tried Amazon’s own smart plug, Wemo plugs, Lenovo plugs, and a few “no name” brands and the Kasa plugs have given me the least issues. These Kasa plugs don’t require a hub and work immediately through Alexa or their phone app. Do note that this deal is for the HS103 model, which has a 12 Amp limit. That should be plenty for most applications, but if you plan to plug in a high-draw item (over 1,400 Watts), like a portable AC unit or space heater, then you’re better off getting the HS105 model with a 15 Amp limit, but those are not currently on sale.
Get this Echo Dot + Smart Plug Deal
Amazon has sweetened the deal that they began offering last week. You can now get the 3rd-Gen Echo Dot + Amazon Smart Plug for just $39.99. That’s an extra $10 off the price from last week. The all-new Echo Dot is normally $49.99 on its own, so you’re essentially saving $10 on the Echo Dot and getting the smart plug for free, which regularly costs $24.99 on its own. That’s a total of $34.99 off of the pair. Also on sale is the Amazon Echo Show w/ Free Smart Bulb for $189.99, which is $40 off of its regular price.
Amazon currently has various packs of Alexa-compatible ISELECTOR mini smart plugs on sale for $5.25 to $5.99 per plug, depending on how large of a pack you buy. The 1-pack is $5.99 with promo code YQSSDV6F, the 2-pack is $10.99 with promo code SBHZKZBK, the 3-pack is $15.99 with promo code RX8USF9I, and the 4-pack is $20.99 with promo code DKVNPHV6. I have no experience with these plugs or this brand, but expect to be giving up something, since you’re essentially getting 4 plugs for the price of 1 name-brand plug. Usually, the worst aspect of these plugs is the software/app, but once you set them up, you’ll be able to use the Alexa app and voice commands from then on, so you shouldn’t need to use their own software much.
Amazon is currently having a sale on dozens of Alexa-compatible smart home devices that are 20% off using promo code SMARTHOME20. Included are Kasa/TP-Link plugs, switches, cameras, and bulbs. There are also Sengled bulbs, both with and without hubs. Several Arlo Pro cameras and security lights are included, as are several camera products from Ring. Continue on for the full list of products on sale. Read more ›