The most popular smart speaker Amazon has ever made just dropped to within $5 of its lowest price ever in a surprise sale! With the brand new 3rd-gen Echo Dot now shipping, Amazon has decided to begin offering a big discount on last year’s model. The new one is a solid value at $50, but truth be told it doesn’t improve upon the experience from the second-gen model all that much. That’s why we definitely recommend taking advantage of Amazon’s current sale on the Certified Refurbished Echo Dot instead, which slashes the price to just $29.99. It’s not going to last long at this price, so grab one (or several) while you can.

Here are some key details from the product page:

  • A Certified Refurbished Echo Dot is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more

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