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The JBL Link View is an 8-inch smart display down to its lowest price at $95

JBL Link View
JBL Link View (Image credit: Android Central)

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 (opens in new tab). The same smart display is on sale at some other retailers but only for around $100, like through the JBL website.

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Has Google Assistant for hands-free voice control and Chromecast for instant streaming from your favorite mobile device. Uses Google Home app for easy management. The 8-inch display is a touchscreen. Bluetooth, a 5MP camera, and JBL-powered speakers.

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.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.