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Amazon’s selling its Echo smart speakers for $10 to $15 off today… but the prices might need to drop even lower than that to make up for the bad press the company has received from an apparent fluke that caused one Echo owner’s device to record a private conversation and send it to a person on their contact list.
Fortunately, Amazon isn’t the only game in town. Best Buy is offering deep discounts on its Insignia Voice speakers with Google Assistant baked in.
And if you’d rather just have a dumb speaker, we’ve got deals on those too: Best Buy is selling a portable Insignia Bluetooth speaker for just $10, and the UE Roll 2 portable speaker is just $46 today, which is one of the best prices I’ve seen. And these speakers won’t listen to a word you say (unless you pair them with a phone and use them to make phone calls).
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Insignia portable Bluetooth speaker for $10 – Best Buy
- JBL Clip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker for $34 – Walmart
- UE Roll 2 portable Bluetooth speaker for $46 – Best Buy
Laptops and convertibles
- Samsung Chromebook Plus 12.3″ convertible w/OP1/4GB/32GB for $380 – Best Buy
- Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 13″ convertible w/Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB for $700 – Best Buy
- Lenovo Yoga 720 12/5″ convertible w/Core i3-7100U/4GB/128GB for $500 – Best Buy
- Acer Nitro 5 15.6″ gaming laptop w/Core i5-7300HQ/8GB/256GBGeForce GTX 1050Ti for $600 – Best Buy
- Apple iPad mini 4 w/128GB for $300 – Best Buy
- Apple iPad Pro 10.5″ for $550 and up – Best Buy
- Amazon Echo Dot for $40 – Amazon
- Amazon Echo for $85 – Amazon
- Refurb Amazon Tap portable Bluetooth speaker w/Alexa for $50 – A4C
- Insignia Voice smart speaker w/Google Assistant for $40 – Best Buy
- Insignia Voice portable smart speaker w/Google Assistant for $60 – Best Buy
- Select movie rentals for 99 cents each – Amazon (Prime members only)
- APC Backup-UPS Pro 1100VA battery backup system for $100 – Best Buy
- Hacknet PC game for free – Humble Store
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.
I’d hold off on the Insignia speakers. I picked up the larger, portable one for $39 a couple weeks ago, when it dropped from $69 to $39 for one day. Since Bestbuy is now partnered with Amazon, anything with Google baked is getting discounted. It will be $39 again soon.
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