For Amazon Prime subscribers, Prime Day may be the best time of the year to outfit their homes with connected home tech at the lowest prices. Here are some of the best deals we recommend from among the thousands of items available July 15-16.
Upgrade Your Network with eero and Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Systems
Mesh Wi-Fi has been all the range, ever since eero launched its first products and proved that Wi-Fi dead zones in your home can be a thing of the past. On Prime Day, you can score some great deals on these units from eero, Netgear Orbi, and others.
Networking giant Netgear also has comparable mesh Wi-Fi systems in their Orbi line. On Prime Day, check out the the Netgear Orbi Wall-Plug Whole Home Wi-Fi System. It includes one main router and two wall-pluggable satellite routers.
All Echo, All Alexa, All the Time
The consummate compact smart speaker, the Echo Dot is suitable for anywhere in your home. The Dot, wrapped in soft fabric, is in its 3rd generation of evolution and is available in 3 colors to blend into any room in your home.
The latest Echo Show, the Echo Show 5,is a smaller version of its larger 10.1-in. brother, but has all the same video-enabled features and hi-res display attributes.
4K Smarter TV, Alexa Enabled Out of the Box
For Prime Day in the U.S. only, Amazon is offering the Toshiba HD 43-inch Fire TV Edition Smart TV. With Fire TV integrated, you may not need any extra set-top boxes to get the shows you want most. This TV has 4K resolution, so you can use Alexa commands to find the best in UHD programming.
Cool Down and Protect with Yeti Coolers
While they have no microchips, these rotomolded Yeti coolers are built with high tech specs to keep your stuff cool while offering indestructible protection—but are rarely on sale. Among the deals are the Yeti Roadie 20 cooler and the much largerYeti Tundra 65.
We love this company, based in our home base of Austin, Texas, and all of their products set the bar for what’s possible in mobile cooling. And when visiting Austin, be sure to check out the Yeti Flagship store.
Tom Kolnowski is the Chief Content Officer & Founder of Digitized House Media, LLC, the publisher of Digitized House | Guide to the Connected Home. When he isn’t writing about smart home technology, sustainability, and high-performance architecture, you’ll find him exploring faraway destinations with his family.