The best Amazon deals don't always come from Amazon. Case in point: Best Buy recently offered a sweet bundle, one I actually bought myself. It was an Echo Studio smart speaker, an Echo Show 5 and a Philips Hue smart bulb, all for $170. (That deal is still running, by the way.)
Today, Best Buy unveiled a remix: For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the Amazon Echo Show 10, Echo Show 5 and Philips Hue Bulb for $180. That's $50 off the regular price of the Show 10 by itself.
The second-gen Echo Show 10 is the big kahuna of Amazon's smart-screen lineup. It's approaching two years old, meaning a refresh is probably imminent. Even so, it's a nice-looking device, with big sound and a roomy display that's particularly well-suited to video calls. Read CNET's Echo Show review to learn more.
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And the Echo Show 5? Pretty much the same thing, but smaller. Read CNET's Echo Show 5 review to learn more about that model.
Finally, the Philips Hue is an A19 smart bulb, one you can control directly via Bluetooth or as part of a larger Hue system (which does require a Philips Smart Bridge, just FYI).
The value here is off the charts. Even if you're just in the market for the Echo Show 10, the $180 price tag represents one of the best deals to date.
Add a joystick to your Microsoft Flight Simulator experience for $25
The recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator has sent demand for joysticks and flight yokes through the roof. Mostly they're sold out or backordered — even the ones priced in the hundreds of dollars — but I did find one solid deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, B&H has the Thrustmaster USB Joystick for Windows for $25.29. It's currently listed as a special-order item, one that will be delivered in 7-10 business days — but at least you can actually order it.
The new Flight Simulator is amazing (here's how to play it for a buck), but fly-by-keyboard just isn't the same. You need a joystick to fully appreciate the experience. This one is about as basic as they come, with only four buttons and a trigger, but it does have a small throttle in the base.
If you don't want to wait on something more robust, or you just don't want to spend a lot, this is as good as it gets right now. Happy flying!
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