Update: The price has gone up a few bucks since Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, but at $30 it's still quite a deal!

If Amazon's newest Echo Dot is on your holiday wish list, it's time to stop what you're doing and grab one now. Amazon is now discounting the new hardware to just $30, which is almost 50% off its regular selling price. Last year, Amazon discounted the second-gen hardware to $25 and we thought that was crazy, but this far exceeds that because of how new the hardware is.

It offers up to 70% better audio quality when listening to music, has a nicer overall design, and is available in Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone options. You can pair two of them together for stereo sound, or connect it via Bluetooth (or 3.5mm cable) directly to another speaker that you prefer. With the Echo Dot you can control your smart thermostat, smart plug, and other smart home gear, as well as have measurements converted, find out the local weather, and more.

Our pals at Android Central reviewed the latest Echo Dot, so be sure to give that a read after you have your order in so you'll know what to expect when it arrives!

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