Today, Amazon is discounting a number of Echo devices, but perhaps the best deal is on the Echo Dot. You can currently pick up an Echo Dot for just $39.99. Or you can upgrade to the Echo Dot with Clock for $45. These are good for $10 and $15 off respectively.
While not the lowest prices we have seen for the Echo Dot, these are some pretty good prices. We likely won't see them drop further until Prime Day (if that actually still happens this year) or Black Friday.
The Echo Dot is a small hockey-puck shaped smart speaker from Amazon, that has Alexa built-in. This allows you to ask Alexa different things, stream your music, get the latest news and even control your smart home products. Which makes for a really great experience.
Now when it comes to streaming music, it isn't going to sound the best. And that is because this is a tiny smart speaker from Amazon, and there's not a whole lot of room for multiple woofers, and large tweeters to provide outstanding audio quality. But Amazon did work with Dolby to tune the audio here, so you are getting the best possible sound out of such a small package.
The Echo Dot with Clock is pretty much the same thing, but it includes an LED clock on the front, so you can see the time. It's a minor change, but a really useful one. Especially if you are putting the Echo Dot on your bedside table. As it is dark enough so you aren't kept awake, but also still useful to see the time without picking up your phone.
You can pick up the Echo Dot or the Echo Dot with Clock from Amazon by clicking here. However, this price is not going to last long, so you'll want to be quick.