- Amazon’s line of Echo products has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and the Echo Show 5 is one of the company’s best-selling new Echo products.
- The Echo Dot and other Alexa smart speakers are great, but the Echo Show 5 adds a whole new dimension to the experience by adding a beautiful LCD display.
- People love the Echo Show 5 so much that it became a best-seller when it was discounted during Black Friday and Cyber Week — and right now it’s back down to the same price if you buy a renewed model.
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Amazon offers three different Echo Show devices and all three of them are fantastic. The original Echo Show has a huge display making it great for so many different things, but it’s also very pricey at $230. The mid-size Echo Show 8 is a bit more affordable at $130, and it has an 8-inch screen which is nice and big despite its compact form factor. Our favorite is the smallest model though, the Echo Show 5 that doesn’t take up much counter space at all.
The $90 Echo Show 5 Compact Smart Display with Alexa packs all the same great features as the other two models, including all the integrations with other Alexa-enabled devices. For example, if you have a Ring Video Doorbell, you can tell Alexa to show you who’s at the front door and the Echo Show 5 will oblige. That’s just one of millions of examples — the possibilities are endless.
While there’s no question that $90 is already a great price for this device, but you won’t pay anywhere near that much if you get one right now on Amazon. Certified Refurbished Echo Show 5 models are on sale right now for just $59.00, which matches Black Friday’s all-time low. Amazon’s certified refurbs are guaranteed to look and function like new or you can return it, so you have nothing at all to lose.
Here are the highlights from Amazon’s description:
Connect with your favorite people: Make hands-free video calls to the Alexa app or another Echo device with a screen. Instantly connect to other supported devices in your home, or make a voice announcement to every room with a supported Echo device.
More ways to control your privacy: Alexa and Echo devices are built with multiple layers of privacy. For example, your voice is streamed to the cloud only after your device detects the wake word (“Alexa”). You can also turn the microphone and camera off with a press of a button. And the built-in shutter lets you easily cover the camera.
Make your home smarter: Manage compatible smart home devices on the simple interactive display or use your voice. Control lights and switches. Set thermostats. View security cameras.
Alexa has skills: With more than 80,000 skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter. Skills are like apps and help you do more like play Jeopardy! or learn something new with wikiHow. Just say, “Alexa, show me skills.”
Alexa for kids: Make your Echo Show 5 kid-friendly at no extra charge by enabling Amazon FreeTime in the Alexa app. Automatically filter explicit content, set bedtime limits, and review activity. Allow independence with calling and video chat only with approved contacts. Children’s privacy is important to Amazon. Learn more about FreeTime on Alexa. With an Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription (starting at $2.99 per month), your kids can access over 1,000 Audible books, kid-friendly movies on Prime Video, premium kids skills from brands like Disney and Nickelodeon, ad-free radio stations and playlists, and more.
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