Amazon has discounted the Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) as part of its back-to-school sale right now, bringing the price down to $84.99. That is $15 off of the regular price for the Amazon Echo, and does bring it back down to its all-time lowest price. This makes it a great time to pick up the Amazon Echo, especially if you're looking to bring Alexa into your home.
The Amazon Echo is the second-generation smart speaker from Amazon, which has the Amazon Alexa smart assistant built-in. With Alexa, you can tons of things, with the tens of thousands of skills that are available for Alexa right now. That includes ordering pizza, ordering an Uber, checking on your kids using one of the compatible security cameras, and even controlling your smart lights. That's just a small list of things that Alexa can do right now. The Amazon Echo is a speaker as well, though. So you can stream your favorite music using this speaker, over WiFi instead of Bluetooth. The reason why that's a better idea is the fact that WiFi has more bandwidth, so that music isn't as compressed as it would be over Bluetooth. Allowing for better sounding music. There are a slew of music services that support Alexa as well – Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon Music Unlimited and more.
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 $119/year (or $59/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.