Amazon is about to release a whole slew of new Echo devices, including an all-new Echo Dot that is sure to instantly become a best-seller. Who know what, though? The original Amazon Echo can still go toe-to-toe with any of Amazon’s newest models. The sound quality is awesome, the range is more than good enough to hear you from across the room, and you obviously get the same Alexa experience that you would on any other Echo devices. If you want to save some cash and skip the pricier new options that will soon be released, Amazon is running a big one-day sale on the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (1st Generation), which drops to its lowest price ever on Thursday.
Here’s some key info from the 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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