Smart speakers in general and smart speakers with touchscreens (aka smart displays) in particular are growing at an incredible pace
around the world, eclipsing pretty much every other consumer tech market segment
in terms of the pace at which sales have been surging for the last couple of years.
As such, it shouldn't be too surprising to see more options than ever available for folks looking to interact with a virtual assistant in their homes. But perhaps the best thing about the recent announcements of a compact and affordable Echo Show 5
and extra-large Nest Hub Max
is that you can now get older models of Amazon and Google's popular smart displays at truly unbeatable prices.
Following in the footsteps of a number of killer Google Home Hub
(or Nest Hub
) deals, the first-generation Amazon Echo Show is on sale today only at an insanely low price of $49.99. Available back in the day for as much as $230 brand-new, the Alexa-controlled device can be purchased for a whopping 180 bucks less than that as a used product in "good" working condition right now from Woot.
Amazon's discount-specialized daughter company promises these black and white units have been "tested and verified internally" by their manufacturer to meet the "specified product condition", exhibiting "cosmetic blemishes" but otherwise touting flawless functionality. Covered by the retailer's standard 90-day warranty, the ultra-affordable original Echo Shows can be returned if any defect or malfunction shall arise within that period.
This is obviously not the first time
we're seeing Woot try to clear old Amazon Echo Show inventory
, but $49.99 is easily a new all-time low price for a fully working device with stellar reviews and top-notch versatility. Keep in mind that the first edition can do pretty much all the same stuff as the second generation
, just with slightly poorer audio capabilities and a smaller 7-inch screen.
Check out the deal here