The Echo Show 15 just got its first discount at Best Buy and Amazon

If you’re looking to upgrade the messy bulletin board in your kitchen, Amazon’s biggest Echo Show yet is discounted for the first time at Amazon and Best Buy. The Echo Show 15 launched in December for $249.99, but today the price has dropped to just $199.99 at both retailers. At first glance, the Echo Show 15 looks like a scaled-up version of the Echo Show 10 with slimmer bezels. However, the larger 15.6-inch screen offers some extra functionality that you can’t get from any other Echo Show.

The 1080p touchscreen can display multiple blocks of information at once, dividing the home screen with calendars, weather, news and reminders, among a handful of other useful widgets. While the Echo Show 15 will hardly replace your living room TV, the larger screen also makes watching some streaming services or playing a cooking tutorial on YouTube in the background a much more enjoyable experience (and a lot less compromised compared to smaller smart devices). ). views). You can also mount the screen vertically or horizontally on your wall, but if you don’t want to mount it, you’ll need to purchase a stand separately.

The Echo Show 15 can be mounted on a desktop with the purchase of a separate stand.
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Like Samsung’s The Frame TV, the Alexa-equipped Echo Show 15 aims to mimic the look of a framed artwork on your wall, allowing this technology to sit harmlessly on your wall. The widgets may be limited and the smart speaker’s built-in camera may be lacking for a device that costs so much – adding to its inconsistent visual ID capabilities – but it still makes for a decent HD TV and great organizational tool for the home. Read our review

Amazon Echo Show 15

The Echo Show 15 is a large, wall-mounted device that acts as a shared hub for families to view upcoming calendar events, virtual notes, and more. The 15.6-inch device also features the same Alexa functionality as other Echo displays and smart speakers.

If you’re looking for a smart screen that’s a little smaller, Amazon’s latest Echo Show 8 is now also discounted at Amazon and Best Buy. Originally available for $129.99, both retailers have discounted the compact smart display to $89.99, which is its lowest price yet and makes it a good opportunity to upgrade.

While the previous model of the Echo Show 8 had a 1MP camera, the 2021 version uses a 13MP front camera that can pan and zoom, as well as follow you around the room. The newer model also offers robust sound and uses an eight-core CPU instead of the four cores present in the previous version, but the external design remains unchanged and the smart speaker still offers access to Alexa’s full range of capabilities. .

If you plan on using your Echo Show 8 for Zoom calls or video conferencing, it’s pretty obvious to choose between the last-generation model and the second-generation smart speaker. But even if you plan on dazzling the camera with the integrated case, the upgraded processor is an upgrade that will appeal to just about everyone. Read our review

Amazon Echo Show 8 (second generation)

The Echo Show 8 is the mid-sized smart display in Amazon’s current Echo range and can be used to display weather, news, calendars, shopping lists and more. You can also use it to control your smart home devices, watch streaming video or listen to music. It even supports video calling via Zoom and Amazon’s Alexa calling service.

In another first of its kind, Apple’s Beats Fit Pro are now discounted at several retailers, including Amazon and Walmart. Normally $199.99, the noise-cancelling earbuds retail for $179.99, which is the lowest price we’ve seen for the excellent pair of true wireless earbuds since they launched in November.

The Beats Fit Pro discount applies to all its colorways.
Photo by Chris Welch / Media Today Chronicle

In terms of features, Beats’ latest workout-focused earbuds offer quite a bit. While it would have been nice to see wireless charging appear, the earbuds instead rely on USB-C to top it all off. That said, we were still pleased with their sound quality and other Apple ecosystem conveniences, such as support for Apple’s immersive spatial audio feature and hands-free voice commands. Some other notable features include the earbuds’ excellent active noise cancellation and finned design, which keeps them from popping out of your ears during intense workouts.

While the Fit Pros are still compatible with Android devices, their list of Apple-focused features makes them a solid choice if you’re an iPhone user who needs a solid pair of earbuds — whether you’re planning to work out or not. Read our review

Beats Fit Pro

The Beats Fit Pro earbuds have integrated wing tips that help keep them safe during runs and workouts. They also have excellent noise cancellation and their sound has just the right amount of bass and kick to keep you motivated.

If you’re looking to catch up on your spring cleaning, the Roborock S7 is an excellent robot vacuum, currently on sale for just $479.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the $649.99 robovac and this price is only available today. While the combination of vacuuming and mopping might miss some of the functionality of the S7 Plus, we still consider it one of the best robot vacuums money can buy right now.

The S7 still has the same features as the S7 Plus, including programmable cleaning zones, voice activation, and the ability to switch seamlessly from mopping hardwoods to vacuuming your carpet. However, the main selling point of the S7 Plus, the auto-empty bin, is something you won’t find with the standard S7. However, the auto-empty station was one of the less impressive features of the robot vacuum, as noted in our review of the S7 Plus, so you’re not missing out much by opting for the more budget-friendly model.

Roborock S7

This multitasking robot mops and vacuums – and it does both very well. He can even lift his mop to vacuum your rugs without getting them wet. It works with an auto-empty charging dock (sold separately) and has voice control from Alexa, Google and Siri.

A few more deals to keep an eye out for

  • Roccat is an established name in gaming peripherals and with fancy accessories like the Magma Gaming Keyboard and Burst Pro mouse, it’s hard not to notice. Right now you can get both of these cool gaming peripherals in a bundle for $89.94 on Amazon instead of their typical $119.94 price.
  • Apple’s latest iPad Mini is still available in the 64GB Wi-Fi configuration for $399.99, the lowest price ever, at Best Buy and Amazon. The tablet, which typically costs $499, comes with a larger 8.3-inch screen and uses USB-C for charging instead of a Lightning port, a much-needed upgrade. Read our review
  • Best Buy currently has the Lenovo Chromebook Duet available at its lowest price yet. Typically $299.99, the 10-inch tablet – which can be used as a laptop in no time thanks to the included detachable keyboard – is discounted to just $189. This configuration comes standard with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. , but can be expanded later via microSD storage. Read our review
  • It’s everyone’s favorite bounty hunter, in controller form. If you’re looking for a slick Xbox controller made after the older Fett, this limited-edition controller from Razer is currently on sale for $149.99 instead of the usual $179.99 at Amazon. This equates to the lowest price we’ve seen for this controller and charging pad combo.
  • Right now, you can take advantage of a $10 discount on a four-pack of AirTags at Best Buy and Amazon, which usually sell for $99. The accurate, waterproof Bluetooth trackers last more than a year on a single battery, and they use the same “Find My” network built into other Apple devices. Remember to follow responsibly.
Frank Broholm had acquired considerable experience in writing and editing publications before recruited by The Media Today Chronicle News portal as Editorial Manager. His key task is to conduct effective business reviews based on the most recent business…