Not to be outdone by one of its rivals selling Amazon devices with a discount, Amazon itself has now one-upped Best Buy on this deal. If you're an Amazon Prime member you can save $40 on a Ring Video Doorbell 2, bringing it down to $159.99 but still also get a free Echo Show 5 worth $89.99. That's a double discount.
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If you buy a Ring Video Doorbell 2 from Best Buy, right now you can get a free Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display worth $89.99. Considering the two devices work perfectly together it makes a lot of sense.
Considering the main draw of the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is its 1080p camera, the Echo Show 5 provides you a quick and easy way to see precisely who's at your door. You can also use the mic and speaker to take advantage of the Ring's two-way talk.
Otherwise, you'll have to use the Ring app to check in on the video from your smartphone, which is handy when you're on the move but not as great if you're at home.
Of course, you get all the functionality of an Echo Show 5 in your smart home, too. That means Alexa controlling everything from your smart lighting to playing music and watching video. This is a great deal as Best Buy is selling the Echo Show 5 alone for $89.99.
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 itself is a great buy. We awarded it 4/5 in our review, where we concluded: "The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is a fantastic option for someone looking for more smarts for their front door or entry system. It‚Äôs such a straightforward idea that it‚Äôs staggering that this is still an emerging genre."
It's not clear how long Best Buy is planning on bundling in an Echo Show 5 with this smart doorbell, so if you're looking for a winning combo, grab one sooner rather than later.
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