Amazon has discounted the certified refurbished Amazon Echo Plus today, bringing the price down to just $87.99. That's good for around $50 off of its regular price, and this is the cheapest the Echo Plus has ever been – new or refurbished. So it's definitely worth picking up. And since this is part of the Gold Box Deal of the Day, it will only be available until midnight PST.
The Amazon Echo Plus was announced last year, and it has one feature that sets it apart from other Echo's that Amazon sells. That is the fact that it has a built-in hub. Amazon has built-in a hub into the Echo Plus, thanks to Zigbee, which means that you can connect everything in your home through the Echo Plus, even things like Philips Hue bulbs that need their own hub. With Zigbee being inside the Echo Plus, that is no longer an issue. It makes setting up your smart home so much easier. The Echo Plus does have Alexa inside, of course, which can be used to answer questions as well as order pizza, get you ride and so much more. The audio inside the Echo Plus is tuned by Dolby, so you are actually going to be getting some really good sounding audio here. The Echo Plus also comes in a slew of colors.
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.