Amazon has just dropped the price of the second generation Echo smart speaker, bringing it down to just $79.99. This is a great price fro the Echo, Seeing as it doesn't typically hit this price other than for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Prime Day. So if you are looking to pick up an Amazon Echo, now is the time to do so.
The Echo second generation is actually smaller than the original Echo, but it does have a nice fabric or wood casing that looks really good, especially for sitting on a coffee or side table in your living room. The Echo has Amazon Alexa built-in as well, so you are able to ask her different things and control different smart products in your home. Through Alexa skills, she is able to do things like order you pizza, order an Uber and so much more. She can also turn on or off the lights in your home if you have any smart lights or other smart home products. The Echo also works with the Fire TV platform, so you can tell Alexa to play something on your TV, and of course she can also play music. If you subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited, you can get a slew of great music and play it directly on your brand new Echo smart speaker.
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.