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These are the 5 best Amazon deals you can find right now

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It’s finally Friday! For me, it’s also payday, and I’m willing to bet you might have gotten paid today too. So what’s the first thing we do when we get paid? Spend all the money, of course! We can pay our bills when we’re dead. There are too many sales on things we love right now to not splurge a little. I found a handful of amazing products that are all on sale right now on Amazon, and I think you might find at least one that’s up your alley. So why not treat yourself? (Please do not take financial advice from me outside of what’s actually a good deal.)

1. A smart robot vacuum that works with Alexa for under $200

If you have an Echo smart speaker and like the idea of being able to utter the words “Alexa, clean my house” and have it actually work, you should check out this robot vacuum. The Ecovacs Deebot N79S is a fantastic smart device to add to your home and right now we’ve got an exclusive code (4ECOVACS) to take $70 off the regular $250 price on Amazon. Its predecessor, which didn’t have Alexa compatibility, performed fairly well in our obstacle course. It picked up an average amount of dirt, but struggled with driving from hardwood to carpet flooring. It also took a bit longer than usual to finish a cleaning cycle. The newer model works with Alexa as well as its own smartphone app, and promises to have upgraded features.

Get the Ecovacs Deebot N79S for $179.98 with the code “4ECOVACS” and save $70

2. A drain protector that’s practically magic (and under $10)

The TubShroom seems like one of those “As Seen on TV” gimmicky products. In a way, it is, but it’s one that really works. Stick it in your shower drain and never deal with another hairball clog again. I’ve had one for nearly two years and it makes cleaning hair out of the tub so easy. You just remove the TubShroom, clean out the hair caught in it, and replace it. And it lasts forever! But this Lightning Deal will definitely sell out before the clock runs down, so don’t hesitate. I promise you’ll be glad you acted on this deal.

Get the TubShroom Drain Protector for $9.23 and save $3.72

3. An amazing portable projector for 20% off

If you love watching movies, but get sick of always sitting on your couch, a portable projector might be perfect for you. The Anker Nebula Capsule is crazy good. I haven’t tried any other pico projectors yet, but when I got a chance to test this one, I jumped at it. It covers the entire wall opposite my bed, so it’s almost like having a personal theater. And the picture is bright but a lot easier on the eyes than an LED/LCD/OLED screen, making it perfect for a little Netflix before bed. This is a fantastic discount, but it’s only available until tomorrow, and we don’t know when the Nebula will go back on sale.

Get the Anker Nebula Capsule for $277.99 with the code “MYNEBULA” and save $71

4. Our favorite smart water leak detector for its lowest price yet

If you’ve never had to deal with water leaks, floods, or frozen/burst pipes in your home, count yourself lucky. Even the smallest leak can cause a crazy amount of damage, and it’s rarely a cheap fix. So, to continue avoiding this hassle, you might want to add a few smart water leak detectors to key areas around your home. The Lyric detectors are our favorite smart water leak detectors because they connect to WiFi and send alerts right to your phone when they notice something is amiss, helping you catch leaks sooner. They also last up to three years on a simple set of AAs and don’t require a hub to work.

Get the Honeywell Lyric Smart Water Leak & Freeze Detector for $54.97 and save $5

5. Our favorite Amazon Echo for the second best price ever

The newest member of the Amazon Echo family is also the best of the bunch. The Echo Spot does everything Alexa can do, but it also has a screen that’s small enough to be unobtrusive in any space but still conveys useful information. You can get the weather or reminders at a glance, make video calls, check in on smart security cameras, and more. And right now Amazon is discounting the Echo Spot to nearly the lowest price we’ve ever seen. If you’ve been waiting for a sale to snatch one of these up for yourself, today is a good day.

Get the Amazon Echo Spot for $109.99 and save $20

Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.

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