The clock-equipped Echo Dot is small enough to fit just about anywhere in your home and offers music, weather, news updates, and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The latest model has improved sound, more convenient tap controls, and a temperature sensor that can tell you the temperature in the room or even trigger an Alexa routine to fire up your HVAC system when that room gets too hot or too cold (if you did). has a compatible smart thermostat system). The fifth-generation Dot can also extend an Eero mesh Wi-Fi configuration. It’s a handy way to get more out of this little speaker if you’re quite entrenched in Amazon’s smart home ecosystem. Read our review.
If you don’t have much need for a visible clock display on your smart speaker, the stand fifth generation Echo Dot is also on sale at the best price – dropping to $27.99 ($22 off) at Best Buy And Amazon. It has most of the same benefits and features of the Dot with the clock display (including the temperature sensor and Eero extender functionality), but it’s just a little cheaper. Personally, I think the clock is nice to have, but if you buy a handful of them or put a few in your house where they’re heard but not seen, there’s no harm in saving as much as you can.
Both this week Goal And Amazon offer mix and match buy two get one free deals on select video games, table games, movies and books. The lowest priced item of your selected trio is the free item, so this is a great opportunity to pick up, say, three full-priced video games (Goal / Amazon) like it Diablo IV ($69 on PlayStation 4, but upgradeable to PS5), Resident Evil 4 ($59.99 Xbox), and Dead Island 2 ($69.99 on PS5).
Other notable games included in this promotion include Star Wars Jedi: Survivor ($69.88), Empty space ($69.99), and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II ($69.99) on PS5 at Target. As of now, Target seems to have a slightly better selection of titles, but if history is any indicator, more titles could be added (or subtracted) throughout the week.
SSD prices continue to drop like rocks, and today one of Samsung’s go-to drives for the PlayStation 5 is at a new low. The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD with a heatsink is now $69.99 ($60 off MSRP). Amazon. Or, if you prefer more storage, the 2TB version of the same drive with a heatsink pre-installed costs $139.99 ($60 off) at Amazon or Best Buy.
With a PlayStation 5’s built-in storage offering just 667GB of usable space, the console fills up quickly if you don’t take advantage of the versatile M.2 slot. A game like Diablo IV, for example, takes up 80GB – about 12 percent of the PS5’s SSD. So do yourself a favor and avoid playing the uninstall-reinstall shuffle because that game is even less fun than Lord of the Rings: Gollum.