Amazon Prime Day 2022: the best smart home deals on Echo speakers, Ring doorbells, Roborock vacuums, Eero Wifi and more


Amazon Prime Day 2022: the best smart home deals on Echo speakers, Ring doorbells, Roborock vacuums, Eero Wifi and more

Amazon Prime Day is the second best time of year to bag up some smart home gadgets at great prices. While Black Friday and its various offshoots traditionally offer deeper discounts and broader product options, Prime Day feels strategically placed on the calendar as the ideal buying season for those investing in the smart home. This is especially true when looking for bargains on Amazon Alexa devices or compatible gadgets.

This year Prime members have some good deals on July 12th and 13th on everything from smart thermostats and smart locks to security cameras and smart lights. Plus, if there’s a room in your house that doesn’t already have one, it’s a great time to stock up on a few more Echo speakers.

Here are my picks for the best deals on smart home tech for Amazon’s Prime Day 2022.

The best deals on mesh WiFi routers

When you have a smart home, good WiFi is essential, and a mesh router is often the best solution to any connectivity issues your devices may be having.

Eero Pro 6E tri-band router

The Eero Pro 6E mesh router is the latest top-of-the-line model from the Amazon company. It supports the 6 GHz WiFi band with speeds up to 1.3 Gbps and covers up to 2,000 square feet with one device. Wired speeds can reach up to 2.5 Gbps.

  • If you don’t need that much speed (or don’t have devices that can use the 6GHz band), you can save $105 on the equally capable Eero 6 Plus dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system, which can handle speeds of up to a gigabit and costs $194 for a three-pack (usually $299).
  • Surprisingly, the Google Nest Wifi mesh system also gets a Prime Day discount. You can get a dual pack of the routers for $141.55, a savings of 53 percent. Amazon is one of the few places you’ll find a double pack with just the routers, which, unlike the “dots” in the Google Nest Wifi system, don’t double as Google Assistant-powered smart speakers. However, the dual-band Wi-Fi 5 routers are the more powerful devices in the system, boasting dual Ethernet ports and threaded radios. You can string two or three of these together to extend WiFi throughout the home. Read ours Review of the Google Nest Wifi.

The best deals on smart speakers

As this is an Amazon sale, you will find many deals on Amazon Echo devices. For a full list, see our round-up of the best Prime Day deals for Amazon devices, However, if you’re looking for a new smart speaker and/or display, I recommend getting a fourth-gen Echo smart speaker or Echo Show 8 smart display.

  • The Echo Show 8 (second generation) is the best Alexa smart display and is priced at $74.99 ($55 off), a new record low. It’s small enough to fit on a counter or mantel, but big enough to be useful – you can comfortably watch a YouTube video or check your security camera. It also has decent speakers and its 13-megapixel camera is a good device for video calls. Read our review.
  • The fourth-gen Echo is my favorite Amazon smart speaker because it doubles as a smart home hub and will be a matter controller and thread border router when the new smart home standard comes out later this year year arrives. Now $59.99, you save $40 on the impressive speaker that offers great sound and an attractive spherical design. Read our review.
  • The innovative, wall-mountable Echo Show 15 is currently getting a price drop from $70 to $179.99 — a decent price for this multitasking digital bulletin board that doubles as a small TV and streams live TV via Sling TV and Hulu with Live supports TV. It’s also a good companion for a video doorbell or security camera, as it can automatically display a live feed when someone presses your doorbell or activates the motion sensor. Read my full review.

Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro

The Eufy Floodlight Cam features a 360-degree field of view, adjustable lighting, and AI-powered human alerts. It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home and offers local storage of recorded videos.

The best smart security camera deals

  • Our top pick for the best floodlight camera, the Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro sells for $199.99 compared to $299.99. It’s not a head-turner, but it will do a very good job of keeping an eye on your belongings.
  • Aqara’s Camera Hub G3 — a smart home hub and indoor security camera in one — is available for $79.99 ($30 off). This is a good price for an excellent pan and tilt camera that works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit (including HomeKit Secure Video) and can serve as a hub for a variety of useful Aqara smart home gadgets.

  • Amazon-owned Blink security camera system gets a huge discount, with the Blink Outdoor 3 camera kit retailing for $125. For only $124.99 you can set up a complete surveillance system around your home if you want. These AA battery powered cameras don’t deliver the best audio and video quality, but they are very versatile and last up to two years on a set of batteries. If you buy a Blink Sync Module 2 and a USB flash drive, you can also get local storage – so there are no cloud storage fees to pay.
  • The indoor version of Blink’s camera is also currently getting a sizable discount, with the Blink wireless indoor three-camera kit retailing for $113.99 instead of $189.99.
  • If you want better video quality, broader smart home compatibility, and are willing to spend a little more, the EufyCam 2 Pro wireless security camera system goes from $369.99 for a two-pack to $240. These outdoor cameras feature people detection, work with Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Home, and have a battery life of up to a year on a single charge. Thanks to the included HomeBase 2 for storing your recordings locally, there are no subscription fees.

Eufy Dual Video Doorbell

This battery-powered video doorbell features dual cameras to capture both packages and visitors, plus local storage, package notifications, and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

The best deals on smart video doorbells

  • Blink offers a very good deal on their complete Blink video doorbell system, my pick for best budget video doorbell. It only costs $50.98 (usually $85). The full system comes with a Sync Module 2 for local video storage and if you can connect this battery powered doorbell to doorbell wire it will also sound your indoor chime.
  • The Ring Video Doorbell 4, the company’s flagship battery-powered doorbell and our top pick for a wireless video doorbell, is on sale now for $169.99 ($50 off).
  • If you want a battery-powered doorbell that can see everything on your front door, top to bottom and side to side, the Eufy Dual with HomeBase is down from $259.99 to $179.99. The trick of this doorbell is to have two cameras, one facing the ground and the other facing the visitor. read my full review of the Eufy Dual.
  • The excellent, albeit aging, Google Nest Doorbell (wired) is priced $81 off on Prime Day, and you can pick up this wired video doorbell for $148. It’s the only video doorbell that can record 24/7 (with a subscription fee), and it makes my list of the best video doorbells.

This hybrid mop/vacuum robot is one of the best dual vacuums on the market. Its sonic mopping technology actually scrubs your floors, and its VibraRise feature raises the mop so it can still vacuum your carpets without getting them wet.

The best deals on smart robot vacuums

The best deals on smart thermostats

  • Amazon’s affordable Smart Thermostat, which can do almost everything its pricier rivals can, is at a new all-time low on Prime Day, costing just $41.99. With a feature called ‘Hunches’ to control your climate, the thermostat can intelligently schedule you and detect when you leave the house and turn back a few degrees to save some energy. Read my review.
  • The new Google Nest Thermostat, which isn’t as good as the old Google Nest Learning Thermostat but is a lot cheaper and a decent option for Google Home homes, also gets a Prime Day discount. Right now you can pick it up for $89.99 instead of $129.99. Read our review.

More great deals on smart home gear

The Wi-Fi Smart Lock is August’s latest retrofit door lock. It easily adapts to your existing latch and does not require an external bridge for Wi-Fi connectivity. It works with Alexa, Google Home, HomeKit and Samsung SmartThings.

  • August’s award-winning and reliable fourth-generation Wi-Fi smart lock is only $149.99 (usually $229). However, it quickly comes through its fairly expensive batteries, so factor that cost into those savings.
  • One of the best smart lighting systems, Philips Hue is offering a great deal on a set of its white and colored LED smart bulbs that work with or without the Hue Bridge. A three-pack is currently on sale for $79.99, up from $134.99, a savings of over 40 percent.
  • Another good smart lighting option is the Kasa Outdoor Smart Dimmer Plug, which currently sells for $16.99 with the coupon on the side (usually $30). One of the few outdoor plugs that also dims is a good option to make outdoor lighting like fairy lights smarter.
  • The new Aqara Curtain Driver E1 – which turns your curtains into automated smart window coverings – is at a 20 percent discount today, respectfully bringing the price of the track and rod versions down to $71.99 and $79.99, respectively.
  • Furbo’s new 360-degree rotating dog camera is available for just $147, compared to $210 if you need a treat-throwing, panning camera that can follow your pet and snap selfies for you when they are looks at the camera.

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