Amazon’s Echo Show 5s are cheaper than ever starting at $45

If you missed the previous sale earlier this month, you have another chance to grab one of Amazon’s Echo Show 5s for less. Both the first- and second-gen versions of the compact smart display are on sale right now, with the original Echo Show 5 going for $45 and the updated version, which came out earlier this year, only $10 more. 

Buy Echo Show 5 (1st gen) at Amazon – $45 Buy Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) at Amazon – $55

Unlike the new Echo Show 8, the Show 5s are designed to fit neatly on your nightstand and act as smart alarm clocks. Each have a 5.5-inch, 960 x 480 touchscreen that shows the time along with things like weather forecasts, news headlines and more. They are also capable of making video calls thanks to their built-in camera and mics, and if you have multiple Alexa devices in your home, the Show 5s can be part of your larger intercom system. And when you need more privacy, you can shutter the camera and flip a switch to turn off the microphone. The smaller display isn’t ideal…