Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Smart home and networking

Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer’s giant 36-hour sale, has officially started as the majority of sales kicked off at noon PT (3 p.m. ET) on Monday. You’ll be able to find deals through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.

PT (Wednesday, 2:59 a.m. ET). There will be over a million items on sale during this time, so we’ve gathered the best of the best smart home deals for your bargain hunting convenience.

Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

So without further ado, here are the smart home deals available so far:

Plus, check out deals available now and everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2018.

Amazon’s smart home products

Amazon Cloud Cam (£60): The Amazon Cloud Cam is one of our favorite connected cams with reliable performance and free cloud storage. It was already a great value at £120, so £60 is a steal. Read the CNET review of the Amazon Cloud Cam.

Buy the Amazon Cloud Cam for 50% off

Amazon Echo Second Generation (£70): The refined version of the smart speaker that started it all is on sale for £30 off today.

Normally, the 2nd Gen Echo is £100, so if you’re still on the fence about getting a smart speaker, today could be a good day to spring. The 2nd Gen Echo took everything we liked about the original Echo and improved on it. Read the CNET review of the Amazon Echo Second Generation.

Amazon Echo Second Generation for £30 off

It’s a good day to grab a Dot.

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Amazon Echo Dot Second Generation (£30): Still our pick for best smart speaker with the most smarts for your money, the Amazon Echo Dot is even more appealing with today’s price cut.

It brings all of the smarts of Amazon’s assistant Alexa into a compact and affordable package. Read the CNET review of the Amazon Echo Dot Second Generation.

Buy the Amazon Echo Dot Second Generation for £20 off

Amazon Echo Spot (£100): If you want Alexa on your nightstand, the normally £130 Echo Spot doubles as an alarm clock and has a touchscreen so it can show you extra info when you ask questions. You can also use the touchscreen to make video calls and keep track of the time during the night.

Read the CNET review of the Amazon Echo Spot.

Amazon Echo Spot for £30 off.

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition (£60): The Kids Edition has all the same functionality of an ordinary Dot, which is great, because we’re big fans of the ordinary Dot. Normally £80, the Kids Edition also has a protective bumper on the exterior to help protect the smart speaker. Read the CNET take on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition.

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The Look gives Alexa a sense of style.

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Amazon Echo Look (£100): The Look gives Alexa a cam and a sense of fashion.

You can still talk to the Amazon Echo Look as you would an ordinary Alexa-enabled smart speaker. The cam will take a picture on your voice command. Use it to take a full body selfie, catalog your wardrobe, and even get style advice based on current trends when comparing two outfits.

Normally £200, today’s discount is a great deal. Read the CNET review of the Amazon Echo Look.

Amazon Echo Look for 50% off.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro (£174): Technically an Amazon-owned product as well since Amazon bought Ring, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is available at a steep discount today. Normally £249, the Ring Pro is slim enough to fit on most doorframes and will show you who comes knocking in 1080p HD.

Read the CNET review of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro for £75 off

Other smart home deals

Blink sk© Security SAVER SALE Camera (£70): Blink’s security cams are on sale today. The Indoor Cam is £30 off the normal £100 price. We found Blink’s features a bit limited when we tested it in 2016, but £70 is a nice price for a battery powered cam.

The outdoor Blink XT is also on sale for £75, a £55 discount off of the £130 retail price. Read the CNET Review of the Blink sk© Security SAVER SALE Camera.

Blink sk© Security SAVER SALE Camera for £30 offBlink XT sk© Security SAVER SALE Camera for £55 off

Noon Lighting Products: This sale hasn’t started yet, but watch for some of Noon’s smart lighting products to be at least 40 percent off. I’m hoping for 40 percent off of the lighting start kit, which offered reliable performance, but we thought the £400 price was too expensive.

Read the CNET Review of the Noon Smart Lighting Starter Kit.

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Lock down your home with Abode.

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Abode Essentials Starter Kit (£230): A solid DIY security system including a hub and a handful of sensors, Abode also offers contract-free professional monitoring if you’d like and it works with plenty of other smart home gadgets such as Nest and Amazon’s Alexa. Read the CNET Review of the Abode Starter Kit.

Abode Essentials Starter Kit for £50 off.

Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor (£150): An HD Baby Monitor that works with all major voice assistants including Amazon’s Alexa, the Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor is on sale today for £50 off the normal £200 price. We’ve liked other products in the Netgear Arlo line, and the Baby Monitor includes two-way talk, air quality sensors and a night light. Netgear Arlo wall mounts are also on sale today for 50 percent off.

Read CNET’s take on the Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor.

Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor for £50 off.

Networking deals

Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender (£23): Help your Wi-Fi reach the corners of your house with the Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender. It’s almost half off the normal £45 price today if you need a signal boost in your basement. Read CNET’s review of the Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender.

Netgear WiFi Range Extender

TP-Link Archer AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (£65): With a big price cut down from £110, the TP-Link AC1900 offers fast speeds and reliable performance for a very appealing price. TP-Link’s 8-Port Smart Switch is also on sale if you need to do some data transfers. It’s £24 today and £50 normally.

Read CNET’s review of the TP-Link Archer AC1900 Wi-Fi Router.

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Netgear’s Orbi Wi-Fi system has a long reach.

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Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System (£220): Get £70 off one of our favorite mesh Wi-Fi systems today. Netgears Mesh System uses multiple hardware units to blanket a large home in signal and deliver reliably fast speeds throughout. Read CNET’s review of the Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System.

Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System for £70 off.

Google WiFi System 1-pack (£100): You can also extend one of our other favorite mesh systems today with a Google WiFi 1-pack for £30 off.

Google WiFi can cover 1,500 square feet with a single unit. It’s also sold as a three pack which can cover 4,500 square feet. Read CNET’s review of Google Wifi.

Google WiFi System 1-Pack for £30 off.

Asus Wireless AC1700 Router (£60): Normally sold for close to £90, you can get the Asus AC1700 today at an attractive price.

A similar Asus router recently won CNET’s Editors’ Choice.

Asus Wireless AC1700 Router for 33 percent off.

The best of the rest

Etekcity Smart Plug 2 Pack (£25.50)

Etekcity Smart Plug 2 Pack for 30% off.

Stay tuned.

We’re expecting more smart home deals as Prime Day rolls on, and we’ll keep this post updated with the best of the bunch.

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