Amazon has also discounted its Echo Dot, among other Echo and Fire TV hardware. The Echo Dot is back down to its typical sale price of $39.99. That is good for $10 off of the small smart speaker, and makes it a really affordable way to get Alexa into every room in your home.
The Echo Dot is a great smart speaker from Amazon, though it is more well-known for its smart assistant – Alexa. With the Echo Dot, you can speak to Alexa, and ask her many things like how's the weather, how old is LeBron James and much more. Alexa can also do different tasks like playing your favorite music or podcast, turning off the lights in your home, and even ordering some pizza for you. The Echo Dot is also a speaker, but it's not a great one. It's a 5W speaker, so as you might expect, the audio here isn't on par with something like a Sonos PLAY:1 – which is also nearly $200. But the good thing here is that the Echo Dot can be connected to other speakers. Either via Bluetooth or a wired connection. The wired connection is a better option, as Bluetooth can sometimes lag, and that will really drive you crazy when talking to Alexa. The Echo Dot is also a great speaker to pick up before you head off to college.
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.