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This $18 Amazon Echo Pop bundle is secretly the best smart home deal on Cyber Monday

The cutesy Amazon speaker, on its own, has been greatly discounted. But for the same price, you can get a bonus smart accessory with this deal.
Written by Kerry Wan, Senior Reviews Editor
Echo Pop on a desk
Maria Diaz/ZDNET

Every year, when it's the holiday shopping season, there are good deals, and then there are better deals. A good deal during Cyber Monday is the Amazon Echo Pop speaker for $18. But want to know what's better? That same speaker -- for that same price -- but with a Sengled Smart Color bulb bundled in. Altogether, what was originally $22 worth of savings is now $42, and you've got a bonus smart light bulb that can be turned on and off via voice.

Also: The best Cyber Monday deals: Live updates

ZDNET's Maria Diaz reviewed Amazon's Echo Pop speaker back in June and praised the smart home gadget for its space-saving form factor, voice assistant capabilities, and integration with fellow smart appliances. "My two older kids share a 250-300 square feet room where we've set up some smart lights. Naturally, adding a smart speaker for easier control made the most sense. The room also houses children who often throw their own dance parties, so an Echo Pop was a win-win there," Maria quotes.

Read the review: Amazon Echo Pop

Speaking of smart lights and dance parties, this Amazon Echo Pop bundle on Cyber Monday comes with a Plus-One, a Sengled Smart Color Bulb, which you can fit in traditional lamps and light stands and control its luminance and color via your phone or Alexa voice assistant. See how the two gadgets work together? 

Given the price of the Cyber Monday deal, you might want to pick up more than one Echo Pop. You can synchronize multiple speakers for stereo output, reproducing songs, music, and media from multiple directions. At just $18 for both the Echo Pop and the smart light bulb, it's not a stretch to do just that.

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