For Father's Day, Amazon has marked down the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap smart speakers for a limited time. The Echo gets a $40 price cut to just $139, the Echo Dot gets $10 off bringing it to $39.99, and the Amazon Tap gets $30 taken off coming down to just $99. All of which have Amazon's Alexa smart assistant built in.
The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are popular because of their speaker quality and price, respectively. However these are not portable. Since they are always listening, it uses a lot of power, and thus needs to be plugged in at all times. Now the Amazon Tap is the portable speaker. When it launched, it did not have always listening which is what allowed it to be portable. Now there is a feature that allows users to turn on the always listening on the Amazon Tap. All three of these speakers have Alexa built in. With Alexa, you are able to ask it questions, have it read your daily news briefing, check the weather, and much more. It's also a great hub for controlling your smart home. It integrates with most smart home services like LIFX, Philips Hue, Wemo and many others. Allowing you to use your voice for controlling them.
As expected, these are eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. If you are not a member of Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and take advantage of unlimited two-day shipping as well as the many other perks that Amazon Prime includes. Additionally, these prices are good now through June 17th, and would make a great gift for Father's Day.