Amazon has dropped the price of the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, back to $199. That's down from its regular price of $249 and it also brings it back to its Black Friday pricing. Making it a great time to pick one up, if you did miss out on Black Friday.
The ecobee4 is a smart thermostat that does support Alexa, so you are able to use your voice to control the thermostat and adjust the temperature and such. However the ecobee4 takes things a step further, not only does it work with Alexa, but it has Alexa built-in. This allows you to ask your thermostat how the weather is, or what's in the news, or even order you pizza. It basically works like an Amazon Echo that is mounted on your wall. Making it a pretty sweet product, and a great gift idea for anyone still left on your shopping list this year.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap next-day shipping if you need it here extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime by hitting the link below. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $99/year. Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. Remember that if you are looking to pick this up as a gift for someone this holiday season, you'll need to order it by December 18th for non-Prime shipping, and if you are a Prime member, you have until December 22nd, to get it in time for the Holidays. Amazon does also offer extended returns for anything purchased before December 31st, can be returned until January 31st, 2018.