Amazon’s Echo Dot normally costs $50, but it does goes on sale every now and then so you can get it for as little as $30 or even around $25 if you wait for Black Friday. What you might not realize, however, is that Anker makes a little Alexa speaker that’s even cheaper without having to go on sale. It’s called the Eufy Genie Wi-Fi Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, and it costs just $19.99 every day of the week. The audio quality isn’t quite as good as the Echo Dot so it’s not the best for streaming music. But if your main concern is having hands-free access to Alexa and all of its wonders, the Genie is perfect!
Here’s more info from the product page:
- Eufy Genie is a voice-controlled smart speaker with Amazon’s intelligent Alexa voice assistant built in. Just say the wake word “Alexa” and Genie plays music, controls your smart home devices, answers your questions, sets calendars, reports the weather and news and more.
- Built with a 2W speaker that delivers dynamic audio and room-filling sound, so you can truly enjoy your favorite playlists from streaming services like Amazon Music, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. Also supports music streaming from your Apple devices via AirPlay.
- Enables a true voice-controlled smart home experience. Use Genie to control all Alexa-compatible Eufy smart products, such as RoboVac 11c and Lumos LED Smart Bulbs, in addition to other brands that work with Alexa. If you have more than one Eufy Genie or Amazon Echo in your home, Spatial Perception Technology intelligently selects the Eufy Genie or Amazon Echo closest to you to answer your request.
- Easy setup with the free EufyHome app. Use the Amazon Alexa app to access 10000+ skills and services, such as Pandora, Domino’s Pizza, Uber, ESPN, NPR News, and much more. Plus, Genie is always getting smarter. Future updates include: directly control Spotify with your voice; Alexa messaging and calling. (EufyHome requires a smartphone or tablet running iOS 8.0 (and above) or Android 4.3 (and above) to operate.)
- What You Get: Eufy Genie, AC power adapter (5ft/1.5m), AUX cable (5ft/1.5m), user manual, safety instruction card, our worry-free 12-month warranty and lifetime technical support.
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