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Although Black Friday is still a couple weeks away, that isn’t stopping Amazon from slashing their prices on their most popular gadgets in advance. The new Echo Show 8, for instance, which will officially be released on November 21, is already on sale despite only being available for preorder.
While it will retail for $130 once released next week, right now you can save $30 on the Echo Show 8 and snag it for just $100. It’s possible that this Echo will drop back down to the same price, or perhaps even lower on Black Friday, but if you’re planning on buying it anyways, now may be the time to do so and not risk it selling out.
With a larger 8-inch display, the Echo Show 8 is perfect to perch atop your kitchen counter for easy recipe-following or to Netflix while you cook. Like its predecessor, the Echo Show 5, it also features a 1 MP camera so you can video chat your friends and family, but comes with a physical shutter to cover up the lens for added privacy. While we obviously haven’t gotten a chance to test it, we expect it to perform even better than the Echo Show 5, which is one of the best echo devices we’ve tested.
Equipped with Alexa, you can also use the Echo as a smart speaker to check the news, traffic, and weather, along with thousands of Alexa’s other skills. If you own other smart home devices like the Ring Video Doorbell or Amazon Smart Plug, you can even ask Alexa to show your security camera feed, turn off the lights, and more, all via your Echo Show 8. The built-in speakers will also work fine for listening to your favorite tunes (and singing along with the lyrics on display) but just in case you want something more powerful, there’s an audio output for use with for use with external speakers or headphones.
Black Friday deals are already trickling in, but we haven’t seen one on a yet-to-be-released product, until now that is. This new Echo is sure to be on many a wishlist this holiday season, so this is a great opportunity to save on it.
Preorder the Echo Show 8 on Amazon for $99.99 (Save $30)
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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.