Amazon just announced its latest slew of Echo devices, which includes a refresh to the top-selling Echo Dot. And it is coming in at the same price as the original Echo Dot, $49.99. It is now up for pre-order, however, Amazon is also throwing in a discount if you purchase two Echo Dots. You can add two to your cart, and when you head to checkout, you'll see $10 being taken off there. It's important to note that this will only appear in checkout, and it doesn't show up on the Echo Dot page.
The new Echo Dot is still much like the older Echo Dot, with the main difference being the new fabric covering around the Echo Dot, and the fact that it is louder and has better audio quality. Amazon says that you will get around 70-percent louder sound out of the Echo Dot. And the speaker itself has gotten a much needed upgrade, which that in of itself is worth the upgrade for many people. It does come in both black and white again, with the white coming with a more light gray fabric covering. Pre-Orders are open right now, and will ship on October 11. If you are looking to get Alexa into more rooms of your home, this is definitely a good deal to take advantage of.
This 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.