Amazon has discounted ecobee's Switch+ by about 30-percent, bringing it down to its all-time lowest price. This is not your typical smart light switch, it actually has Amazon Alexa built-in, which explains why it is much more than other smart light switches – which are usually around $20-30.
The ecobee Switch+ was announced not too long ago, and it's a new take on the smart light switch. It has Alexa built-in, so it does have a blue light and a speaker as well. This means that you could talk to your light switch and tell it to turn off the lights, also ask it how the weather is and so forth. This is a really good way to bring Alexa into every room in your home, without needing to plug anything in, as well as making your lights smart. So you can essentially kill two birds with one stone. This also works as a room sensor for the ecobee3 and other smart thermostats from ecobee. So if you picked up the ecobee3 lite smart thermostat that was on sale yesterday (it's still on sale for $139), this would work great for keeping the temperature in your home perfect. This is a great addition to a smart home, given that it does implement Alexa in a pretty cool and realistic way.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.