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These days, smart speakers are a dime a dozen, with a wide range to choose from, both in price and features. For an easy-to-use option that's sleek enough to fit right in with the rest of your home décor, you can’t beat Amazon’s Echo Dot—and you can get it for a steal right now.
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Marked down 40% off at Amazon, the already wallet-friendly price of this gadget, which comes in three neutral color options (charcoal, Glacier White or Twilight Blue), falls from its usual $49.99 price tag to $29.99. For an extra $10, you can also get it with a clock display or in a bundled deal with the Amazon smart plug, which we found to be "flawless" with Alexa (note that the experience will be quite different for any other smart home ecosystem, however).
Our reviewers loved the new orb-shaped design of the Echo Dot, which keeps lines and buttons out of sight for a sleek, minimalistic aesthetic. While none of the Echo models will give you the crispest audio quality out there, we still named the 4th gen among the best smart speakers on the market for its surprisingly good sound—especially when you consider the fact that it's barely larger than a baseball.
This device offers instant access to Amazon's famous smart assistant, Alexa, so you can stream songs, audiobooks and podcasts, ask for the weather report, get news headlines or receive answers to your most important questions, like how many ounces are in a quart as you cook. The light ring around the speaker's base will even notify you when you've got a message,
With close to 240,000 ratings and reviews on Amazon, this compact, trusty little smart tool is clearly one that shoppers can’t live without. There’s no telling how long the sale price will last, though, if you want to join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of happy customers who love having it in their homes, don’t miss out.
Get the Echo Dot 4th Gen at Amazon for $29.99 (Save $20)
Get the Echo Dot 4th Gen with Clock for $39.99 (Save $20)
Get the Echo Dot 4th Gen with Smart Plug for $39.99 (Save $34.99)
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