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Half off alert: The Echo Dot 3 — loved by 830,000 (!!) buyers — can be yours for $20

The Echo Dot is a fantastic way to get acquainted with Alexa, or to add a bit more functionality to your overall smart home — especially because multiple models are on mega-sale right now. The 3rd generation Echo Dot is just $20, an incredible 50% off, while you can save up to 30% on the Echo Dot 5. But you better act fast — these are going faster than you can say, "Alexa, show me deals."


Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2018 release)

The third-gen Echo Dot is a lot like Genie -- small package, giant cosmic power. Okay, maybe not that much -- but it can control your smart home, answer questions, tell you the weather, and a whole lot more.
$40 at Amazon

This item is so essential — and so beloved — that it's earned a five-star rating from over 830,000 verified reviewers. The device is a small but mighty speaker that can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more. Alexa is included, of course, and you can always ask her to turn off the lights and give updates on the weather, sports and more. Plus, you can use your Echo Dot 3rd generation to control other smart-home devices with the sound of your voice. You can even connect this clever speaker to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party. And you can pair another Echo Dot 3rd Gen to it to create amazing stereo sound — for much less than the cost of a single Bluetooth speaker from brands like Bose or Sonos.

“This thing is a true lifesaver,” shared a grateful Amazon shopper. “I was away from home with our dog when I got an alert that alarms were going off in our home. Alexa also sent an audio file. I listened to it and I heard the smoke alarms, what sounded like flames crackling and the obvious sound of water spraying. I ran home as fast as I could. It wasn’t a fire but my upstairs neighbor’s hot water heater had exploded and had been flooding our apartment for hours.”

Snag a robotic companion for your home in this Echo Dot super-sale. (Photo: Amazon)
Snag a robotic companion for your home in this Echo Dot super-sale. (Photo: Amazon)

Privacy concerns? The Echo Dot 3rd Gen is built with multiple layers of protection, including a physical button you can press to turn off its microphone and disconnect it from Wi-Fi.


Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen, 2022 release)

Amazon's newest version of their most popular smart speaker features a sleek design and an improved LED display that shows the time, weather, song titles, and more.
$60 at Amazon

And of course, there's the newest iteration of the Echo, the stylish 5th Gen. Enjoy enhanced audio for vibrant sound anywhere in your home, stay on track with help from Alexa, and control compatible smart home devices with your motion thanks to the newest Echo Dot — and savor improved speaker quality, delivering clearer vocals and deeper bass for rich vibrant sound.

Reviewers are loving it: "Comparing the 5th Gen to the 4th Gen, the first thing you notice is the display... The display now spells out things like temperature, and what song is playing which is a more useful feature than I expected," shared an Amazon shopper. "[The sound is] MUCH better. The bass is fuller, the overall sound is much crisper, and there is less distortion at high volume...I use this thing every day, and the new stuff make for a better and more satisfying user experience."

If these three deals aren't quite right, check out the additional Amazon Echo devices that are on sale.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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