The Amazon Prime Day sale kicked off today and continues until 23:59 tomorrow. Among the many gems, this Echo + Ring bundle glitters brighter than most. You can pick up both an Echo Dot 3 and a Ring Video Doorbell Wired for the insanely low price of $44.99 - and no, we're not joking. That is better than half-price.

(If you're prepared to pay a little more, the Ring doorbell can also be paired with Echo Show 5 (1st gen) for $64.99, or Echo Dot 4 for $69.98.)

This deal offers staggering value, allowing you to quickly, easily and cheaply transform your home into a smart home for less than $45.

Ring's Video Doorbell Wired (reviewed - 4.5/5 Tech Advisor Recommended) is the brand-new entry model in its line-up, but although it's affordable it is not light on features. Like other Ring cameras, it records 1080p video of the area immediately outside your front door, alerting you to anyone at the door even if they haven't pressed the buzzer, and it also supports two-way audio.

Echo Dot 3 (reviewed - 4.5/5 Tech Advisor Recommended) might be an older-generation device, but it still offers great features and fantastic value. As an Alexa-enabled device it supports all the features you'd expect to find on any other Echo smart speaker, from answering your random questions about the weather, news headlines or search queries, to playing music and controlling all your smart home kit.

See Echo Dot 3 + Ring Video Doorbell Wired Deal on Amazon

Is there a catch?

You must be a Prime member to take advantage of the deal, but you can easily grab a 30-day free trial - sign up for a free trial now.

Also note that Ring video doorbells work best when paired with a Ring Protect subscription, which is standard for all video doorbells, but it is not essential to use the camera. You'll get a 30-day free trial with the camera, after which it costs £3 per month or £30 per year (discounts are available if you have multiple Ring devices). Without the subscription you'll still get real-time notifications and two-way audio, but add Ring Protect to unlock rich notifications, video recording, photo capture and sharing. 

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