Amazon currently has the Eufy Genie Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa available for just $19.99. That's a great price for the Eufy Genie, which is typically priced at $35. Making it a great time to pick up the Eufy Genie, especially if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Echo Dot.
The Eufy Genie is made by Anker – Eufy is their sister brand that does all of the smart home and health products – and it is essentially a cheaper Echo Dot. It's a small smart speaker from Eufy, that does have Alexa built in. This is going to allow you to talk to Alexa to ask it things like how the weather is, what's on your calendar and so forth. Now there are a couple of caveats with Alexa on the Genie compared to the Echo Dot, with the largest one being the fact that you can't do multi-room audio. Though the speaker on the Genie is nothing to write home about anyways, so that shouldn't be an issue. It also doesn't have as many microphones as the Echo Dot, so it doesn't always hear you saying "Alexa" with background noise – though it is still pretty good at hearing you. The Genie is a great way to bring Alexa into every room in your home, especially at just $20 each.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $99/year (or $49/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.