While Prime Day doesn't start until later today, Amazon has already decided to discount a number of its own hardware products. Including the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot second-generations. These are actually down to their all-time lowest price. The Echo Dot is discounted $20 to just $29.99, while the Echo (2nd Gen) is discounted to $69, taking $30 off of its regular price.
The Echo Dot is a great Alexa-enabled speaker to pick up, because it's small and inexpensive. It's about the size of a hockey puck, so obviously the audio quality coming out of this one isn't going to be all that great. But the good thing here is that you can connect it to another speaker via a 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth. The reason most people buy the Echo Dot is for Alexa, and not its audio quality. With the Echo Dot, you can bring Alexa into every room in your home pretty easily.
Now the Echo (2nd Generation) is a great speaker, especially for those looking for a speaker with good audio quality. It uses Dolby for tuning audio, so you are going to get a great audio experience here. Aside from audio, the Echo 2nd-generation is great for Alexa, since you get to use all sorts of Alexa skills here. There are thousands of Alexa skills available, and more coming each day. This deal is going to be good through the end of Prime Day which is 3AM EST July 18.