Amazon is once again discounting our go-to smart display. The Echo Show 5 is just $64.99 from $89.99, and yes, we raved about it on our review. It might be the smallest Echo Show, but it packs a punch.
You get a 5.5-inch HD display that’s wrapped in a soft cloth outer shell in either charcoal or sandstone. The Show 5 is terrific for a nightstand, desk or even a kitchen counter.
With the Echo Show 5, you can ask Alexa to queue up content from news networks, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, as well as live TV. It can even be a second screen to help with recipes in the kitchen. The screen also shows text corresponding to Alexa’s vocal responses.
Those with privacy concerns will be happy to know that the front-facing 1-megapixel camera has a physical shutter. With a simple slide of a switch, you can cover the lens and have it disconnect internally. Like past Echo Smart Speakers, you can also hit a button to mute the microphone.
Audio on the Echo Show 5 is pretty solid, especially when you place it up against a wall, thanks to a rear-firing four-watt speaker.
This sale doesn’t quite match the record-low $40 discount we saw for Prime Day, but it’s a good device at a very good price at just $64.99.
Note: The price above reflects the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.