The portable Amazon Tap speaker rarely gets the respect it deserves. It costs $50 less than the Amazon Echo, which is a huge price difference. What’s more, it’s portable so you can take it with you and access Alexa anywhere, at any time. Of course, one huge advantage the Echo has over the Tap is sound quality, since Amazon’s larger Echo has much better speakers than the Tap. If you plan to stream music to your smart speaker, the Echo is definitely the way to go. And lucky for you, Amazon has refurbished Echo units available right now that are selling at the same exact price as the Tap.

Here’s what you need to know from Amazon’s product page:

  • A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
  • Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more

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