The infiltration of smart home equipment is happening slowly. You buy an economy LED bulb here, a smart plug out there, and suddenly connected gadgets do everything from wake up at order more toilet paper. Many such devices have come and gone, but one of the most useful (and popular) is the smart speaker. Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo Dot is its newest and best iteration to date, as good as best alexa speaker. Right now, it’s on sale for just $ 30.
Nary a month goes by without us seeing some sort of discount on some Amazon device or another, so as we have already advised, you should never pay full price for them. The fourth-generation Echo Dot typically costs between $ 35 and $ 50. It came out in September 2020 and only dropped to $ 30 once – during last year’s Black Friday sales. (Technically, it was $ 29, but that deal wasn’t available to everyone.) The price lasted until January, and it’s been $ 35 or more since.
You might not want a smart speaker in every room in your house (I’m guilty of owning five), but if you’re still using an older first or second gen Echo Dot, you should take this. The sound is much clearer and it is a much better speaker for music.
These little gadgets are also useful for other tasks, from checking the weather to setting kitchen timers to guide meditation. Don’t forget to check out our tips on how to protect your privacy on voice-assisted gadgets as well.
the Fourth generation Echo Dot Kids speaker is also on sale at its Black Friday price. As long as they are cute, these speakers are not quite necessary. They come with a one-year free trial of Amazon Kids +, which can be used to read age-appropriate books, filter out explicit songs, and more.
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