The JBL Link View 8-inch smart display is down to $94.99 on Best Buy. This is part of Best Buy's deals of the day, and when it's not on sale it's selling for closer to $300. It's more than $200 at Newegg. The same smart display is on sale at some other retailers but only for around $100, like through the JBL website.
Our review of the Link View gave it 4.5 stars and called it the "best-sounding smart display yet." The review went on to add, "Its design may not be as functional or aestheticly pleasing as its competition, but when you add together the excellent sound quality, video camera, HD display, and snappy software performance, that one gripe quickly fades into the background."
This is both a smart speaker and a very good 8-inch display. It has Google Assistant inside so you can control the speaker with your voice. That lets you ask questions or control your smart home without using your hands. If you need to use your hands, you can download the Google Home app to your smartphone and control it that way. You'll be able to manage its settings and set it up pretty quickly that way. The built-in Chromecast lets you stream music, movies, podcasts, and more directly from your mobile device.
The display is eight inches and a touchscreen. You can use it to view camera feeds or watch YouTube. Scroll through a recipe easily using your fingers or switch between apps with a flick of the finger. The front of the camera also has a 5MP camera so you can use the screen for video calls with friends, family, and work. It's also splashproof and easy to clean in case you're using it in the kitchen or during a backyard barbecue.
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