Prime Day isn’t over yet! You’ve probably had some fun poking around all of the great deals on furniture, textiles and home decor on Amazon. All of the easy-on-the-eyes pictures – and even easier-on-the-wallet prices – make it tempting to spend your savings stocking up on home goods. However, don’t miss out on the great tech deals just because it’s not as fun to window-shop them. This is the year to make your house into a smart home, and Prime Day has just the deals to help you do it. Whether your home is fully fitted with the latest tech or you’ve been hesitant to jump on the bandwagon, there are some key Prime Day smart home deals you shouldn’t skip.
Most people who’ve eschewed smart home tech have done so because of the historically high price of getting started. Amazon is changing that, thanks in part to its deals today. There are a wide variety of devices and price points, so any home or apartment can jump on the smart tech trend. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite Prime Day smart home sales to get you started.
Echo Dot, $30
Let’s start with one of the most cost-effective ways to bring smart home tech into your living spaces. The Echo Dot is a smart speaker that connects you to Alexa, your very own virtual assistant. What’s more, it’s $20 off thanks to Prime Day. You can use its voice controls to play music, get answers to questions, check the news and weather, set an alarm clock and more. And because the Echo Dot is part of Amazon’s family of smart home tech, you can connect it to smart plugs, lighting, home security … you get the idea. The possibilities are virtually (get it?) endless. No more of that pesky getting out of bed to turn off a light. Just have Alexa do it for you!
iRobot Roomba 671, $229
Does anyone actually enjoy cleaning their floors? Just imagine how much more time you’d have if you never had to worry about getting out the vacuum. Thanks to the Prime Day smart home deals, the iRobot Roomba 671 is $120 off, dropping the price down to $229. That’s significantly cheaper than hiring a maid service over the next year. Plus, with your trusty Roomba, you get a multi-surface floor cleaning system that you can put to work whenever you need it. Have unexpected guests coming into town? Turn on your Roomba via your mobile phone so you come home to a sparkling floor. What’s more, this robot helper is Alexa-compatible.
Blink XT Home Security Camera System, $75
You might think that getting a security system installed in your home is expensive. But thanks to the latest tech, the cost of securing your premises is dropping. Take the Blink XT Home Security system, for example. While it’s usually $139, you can grab it for the price of a concert ticket today. Its built-in motion sensor sends an alert to your smartphone, so you can get HD video of any person who sets foot in its range. It has a two-year battery life, free cloud storage for all of your security footage and easy DIY install.
Yale Assure YRD226 Touchscreen Deadbolt, $199
Speaking of home security, you can make your home harder to enter for unwanted guests but easier to access for your loved ones with the Yale Assure YRD226 Touchscreen Deadbolt. It’s an impressive $170 off today. Once installed in your door, this little device gives you the ability to monitor all comings and goings. The keypad makes it easy for you to give the access you want for the duration you desire. Family can have a permanent keycode. Your neighbor who checks on things while you’re out of town can have a short-term one. And your electrician can have one that only works for the hour they are scheduled to visit. And, surprise, surprise, it works with Alexa. Just ask her to lock your door at night and you’ll be able to rest easy.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, $149
Take all of the guesswork and hassle out of caring for your lawn and save $100 by grabbing the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller today. With this single piece of home tech, you can optimize care for 16 different sections of your lawn, controlling each of them from your mobile device. Because you’re able to customize the exact amount of water each portion of your yard receives based on the needs of its specific plants, the Rachio can help you slash your water bill and your environmental impact. Plus (you guessed it), it works with Alexa.
Your favorite Prime Day smart home deals
Are you planning on using today’s sales to bring your home into the digital age? We’d love to know if you’re excited by any of these Prime Day smart home deals. Tell us what you think in the comments!