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This story is part of , CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.
runs Oct. 13 and 14, and there are great sale options under $50, like the $25 Blink Mini, the $20 Echo Auto and more. I’ll be updating this page regularly as new deals come in, so check this space for the best and most affordable sales this Prime Day.
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Amazon wants to put Alexa in your car. Is that worth $50? No. Is it worth $20? Maybe. Echo Auto reviews have been fairly mixed, in part because the price feels too high and in part because you can accomplish a lot of the same voice-powered things with your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri. (Can’t say I’m wild about the wires, either.)
At this price, the Blink Mini is within spitting distance of the CNET-favorite Wyze Cam ($20 plus shipping). Both models work quite well, though the latter includes free cloud storage, which the Blink doesn’t.
However, you get a free Blink cloud-storage trial through the end of 2020, and the forthcoming Blink Sync Module 2 will afford you subscription-free local storage for just $35.
Another great option: Get the Blink Mini bundled with an Echo Show 5 for just $50. These two have a combined retail value of $125! Read our Blink Mini review.
Roku’s entry-level streamer is basically the Premiere, but without the ability to handle 4K HDR content. At just $22, it’s still a capable option for getting the latest 1080p streaming channels on to older TVs. That’s $8 less than the new Fire Stick Lite is currently selling for. Read our Roku Express (2019) review.
This stepdown to the Streaming Stick Plus is a minibox rather than a stick, and it loses the TV power/volume controls on the remote. But it otherwise pumps out the same 4K HDR picture quality and channel selection as the Streaming Stick Plus. Read our Roku Premiere review.
If you can buy one streamer in Roku’s line, this is it. The tiny stick pops into the back of any HDMI-equipped TV, and it can stream nearly every online channel at resolutions up to 4K and with HDR support. The included remote controls your TV’s volume and power, too. If you want to retrofit any older TV to be a streaming powerhouse, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus is a no-brainer. Read our Roku Streaming Stick Plus review.