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Amazon has the Echo Show on sale for $149 — that’s $30 less than its Black Friday price

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When "save $80" and "Amazon Echo Show" are in the same sentence, you can't go wrong.
When “save $80” and “Amazon Echo Show” are in the same sentence, you can’t go wrong.

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Okay, we know we talk about Amazon Echo deals a lot, but this one is seriously important.

Amazon’s grand daddy of Echo devices, the touchscreen Amazon Echo Show, is only $149 today. If that still seems pricey, just know that it’s regularly $229 and was on sale for $179 on Black Friday. We haven’t seen it this low in a while.

For $149, you’d usually be able to get the Echo Plus (a smart home hub) or the Echo Spot (with a significantly smaller screen than the Show). Our point? If you’ve been eyeing the Show but couldn’t justify its price, the time to act is now. (We know it can get confusing — for our rundown on the difference between all of the Echo products, go here.)

Image: haley hamblin/mashable

Image: haley hamblin/mashable

Everything you love about Alexa is truly brought to life with this clean-looking device and its giant 7-inch screen. Named a Mashable Choice product in 2017, the Echo Show includes eight microphones to catch your commands, plus Dolby-powered speakers. See flash news briefings and daily schedules, ask Alexa for recipes or song lyrics, enjoy video calling, and monitor home security cameras (gotta make sure the Dominos delivery guy isn’t an axe murderer). With the Echo Show you’ll also get access to Prime Video and movies, and it can also be used as a digital picture frame.

Writes Lance Ulanoff:

“Amazon Echo Show is always on, and by on, I mean engaging you with information. The home screen displays the time and a rotating carousel of news and offers to help you discover more about Alexa’s deep well of capabilities. 

Don’t confuse the Echo Show screen with a tablet. Amazon didn’t cram one of its Fire tablets inside a box. There are no apps here, and touch is a convenience you’ll use mostly as a last resort.”

SEE ALSO: Read Mashable’s full review on the Amazon Echo Show

Like all of the other Echo devices, the Show is equipped with the Drop-in feature. However, while that acts as a household intercom on screenless devices like Echo and Echo Dot, the Show allows you to “drop in” on someone with a video call without them having to answer. While a college student may not be thrilled with his mom being able to walkie-talkie him whenever she wants, numerous customer reviews claim that this feature was very useful for contacting elderly parents who have limited mobility or short term memory, as it doesn’t require them to pick up a phone or use any buttons. (Hint hint Father’s Day.)

Regularly $229.99, the lowest sale price we usually see on this bad boy is $179.99. However, you can swipe it for a whopping $80 off today at just $149.99. Check it out here.

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