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Amazon’s Echo Studio speaker is down to $170 and comes with a free Hue bulb ($60 off)

Amazon’s Echo Studio speaker is down to $170 and comes with a free Hue bulb ($60 off)

If the Amazon Echo is not powerful enough, you should consider the higher-end Echo Studio. It was unveiled in September and is Amazon's answer to the Google Home Max. It's currently down to just $170 and comes with a free Hue bulb, which represents a $60 discount over the traditional MSRP.

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You can now use Alexa to announce reminders and drop in on all of your devices

You can now use Alexa to announce reminders and drop in on all of your devices

If you own and use multiple Alexa devices, Amazon has introduced some new features that might make all of them useful at once.

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Amazon is killing its fashion-oriented Echo Look

Amazon is killing its fashion-oriented Echo Look

Amazon's Echo Look sounded like some kind of late April Fools joke when it landed back in 2017, offering smart "style assistant" functionality via Alexa. The whole gimmick was literally that it took photos and videos of you showing off your clothes you when you asked, and could run them past a "Style Check" for AI-automated fashion judgment. You really couldn't make something that ridiculous up, and now Amazon is killing it. The Echo Look itself has been discontinued, and both it and its associated app will stop working in July.

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You can now talk to JustWatch on Google Assistant

You can now talk to JustWatch on Google Assistant

JustWatch is a neat way to find out which streaming service has the TV show or movie you’re looking for. But wouldn’t it be better if you could simply ask the Google Assistant to do the searching part? While there is no official solution from JustWatch yet, an indie developer was able to deliver the capability using an Assistant action.

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August's compact new Wi-Fi smart door lock is now on sale for $250

August's compact new Wi-Fi smart door lock is now on sale for $250

Smart locks add a level of convenience, as they let you leave your keys behind and grant access to guests remotely. Unfortunately, many of them are bulky, and often use a Bluetooth connection, which could require a separate hub. With the announcement of the Wi-Fi Smart Lock, August wants to address these issues, with a more compact device that connects directly to the Internet.

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Amazon's Echo Flex wall-mountable smart speaker is down to just $17 ($8 off)

Amazon's Echo Flex wall-mountable smart speaker is down to just $17 ($8 off)

If you think smart speakers aren't discreet enough, mounting them directly on the wall is a good solution. Some accessories let you do that, but they're not necessarily ideal. Thankfully, Amazon has the solution with its Eco Flex wall-mountable smart speaker, which it announced back in September. The product normally sells for $25, but it's now down to just $17.50

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Get an Echo Spot for $90 ($40 off), the lowest price yet

Get an Echo Spot for $90 ($40 off), the lowest price yet

The Echo Spot is a tiny smart speaker with a tiny screen, comparable to the Lenovo Smart Clock, but with much more functionality. If that sounds like something you're interested in, it has now dropped to $89.99 — a $40 savings from the original MSRP, and the lowest recorded price yet.

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Ecobee launches Haven security subscription alongside Alexa SmartCamera

Ecobee launches Haven security subscription alongside Alexa SmartCamera

Ecobee is mostly known for its smart thermostat, but the company has decided to foray into an adjacent business field: home security. It has announced its new Haven subscription that takes advantage of existing SmartThermostats and SmartSensors and introduced its first security camera and sensors for doors and windows.

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You can save up to $500 on Sony's premium 4K TVs right now

You can save up to $500 on Sony's premium 4K TVs right now

4K TVs have almost completed their takeover to become the de facto standard resolution being sold, and you don't have to pay a king's ransom for them anymore. If you want to a more high-end experience though, right now is the time to bite — many's of Sony's premium 4K sets are on sale right now for up to $500 off.

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Anker's car microphone for Alexa is just $19 for today only

Anker's car microphone for Alexa is just $19 for today only

Before there was the Echo Auto, there was the Anker Roav Viva: an accessory that is part phone charger, part microphone for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. If that sounds like something you might get some use out of, it's just $17.99 at B&H Photo for the next few hours.

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