The new 3rd-gen Echo Dot is great, and it’s on sale right now for $30. If you plan to stream a lot of music to your Dot, the speaker is a little bit better so you should definitely consider the 3rd-gen model over the 2nd-gen version. Of course if you plan to use your Echo Dot mainly as a means of accessing hands-free Alexa voice controls, there’s a sale happening right now that you should really take advantage of. The 2nd-gen Echo Dot Smart Speaker is down to just $19.99 right now in Amazon’s big Christmas sale, making it the absolute cheapest way to add Alexa to any room. Definitely take advantage of this sale before it’s done.

Here’s what you should know from the product page:

  • Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.
  • Play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music (coming soon), Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
  • Call or message family and friends hands-free, or drop in from the Alexa App to your Echo device.
  • Controls lights, locks, thermostats, and more with compatible connected devices.
  • Use the built-in speaker, or for bigger sound, connect to speakers through Bluetooth or audio cable.
  • 50,000+ skills, including Jeopardy!, Lyft, Audible, and Domino’s. Always getting smarter and adding new features.
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.

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