Get the best prices yet on the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot today
In case you haven't heard, Prime Day is coming, and Amazon's ramping up the discounts on its own tech as a result. Today only, you can get a 2nd-generation Echo Smart Speaker (opens in new tab) for only $49.99 in every finish but Walnut. That's half off the usual cost and also the best price we've ever seen. When it does go on sale, usually it only drops to $70, or sometimes as low as $65, but this $50 price point is the first time we've seen it fall this low.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot (opens in new tab)
Need a new smart speaker or two? Add Alexa to every room of your home thanks to these incredible prices.
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You can also score the 3rd-generation Echo Dot (opens in new tab) for $24.99. That's technically $0.99 more than the best deal we've seen, which hit during Black Friday last year, but considering the fact that it hasn't dropped even close to that price since then, today's deal is well worth shopping if you're looking to save money.
Note that, like all of the upcoming fun, these deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime members. Now is the perfect time to sign up for a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) if you're not a member yet since it gets you access to these deals as well as all of the great discounts we'll see during Prime Day on July 15th.
The Echo features a massive speaker with Dolby processing, crisp vocals, and dynamic bass, whereas the Echo Dot packs punchy sound into a smaller footprint. Size is really the only difference between the two options. Both have Alexa built in, meaning you can play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, and shop. Alexa's always getting smarter, too. There are over 50,000 skills to choose from, like fun games, music to soothe your animals, real-time news updates, and even guided meditation. Play podcasts. Listen to audiobooks. Control compatible smart home devices (opens in new tab). Just make sure you get in on these excellent deals before they expire.
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Louryn saves money on everything she buys. In between waiting for Amazon deliveries, she googles the Animal Crossing Switch release date, hand-letters on her iPad Pro, and downloads a zillion match-three apps. She also loves Skyrim, makeup, and beer. Find her on Twitter: @lourynstrampe