The Echo Dot may be a smaller version of Amazon’s standard smart speaker, but thanks to its combination of Alexa smarts and affordability, it’s one of Amazon’s best-selling Echo devices. The company currently has three versions of the Dot line: the standard Echo Dot, the Echo Dot with clock, and the Echo Dot Kids, all of which will be updated in 2022. The Prime Day sale brings all three at their lowest price ever. The savings also extend to other Echo devices, with discounts on the Echo Shows, the Echo Studio and the new Echo Pop. Here are the best Prime Day deals on Echo Dots and other Echo devices we could find.
Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022)
The latest Echo Dot has dropped to a low of $23 for Prime Day and 53 off its usual $50 price tag. Engadget named it the best smart speaker under $50 in our buyer’s guide because it produces louder and clearer sound than you’d expect from such a small device. It also gives you all your Alexa-enabled benefits, like answering questions, controlling your smart home and reminding you when it’s time to water your houseplants. At this price, you can get both and pair them for enhanced stereo sound.
Echo Dot with clock
The Echo Dot with clock is now just $30 for Prime members instead of $60, which is the lowest price we’ve tracked since this new model comes out in 2022. As the name suggests, this smart speaker has all the features of the Echo Dot, but has an LED clock readout. That could be a candidate for your nightstand where it can stand for your alarm clock.
Echo Dot Kids
The kids’ edition of the Echo Dot is down to $28. They are usually $60 and have an owl theme or a purple dragon on the outside. The version of Alexa that’s on Amazon’s kid-focused devices is tuned to provide more educational answers, offer homework help, and provide age-appropriate answers. Echo Dot Kids also includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids +, which allows children to access stories, audiobooks, games, special Alexa skills and the “hey Disney” feature that answers in different character voices.
Echo Dot with Darth Vader stand
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you might want your Echo Dot bundled with a themed stand. The best deal for a bundle shown The MandalorianThe always adorable Baby Grogu for $46, or 41 percent off — that’s less than the normal price of the speaker itself. You can also buy a Darth Vader bundle for $63 (30 percent off), and a Stormtrooper kit for the same price.
Echo (4th generation)
Amazon’s flagship smart speaker, the Echo, is on sale for $55 after a 45 percent discount from its usual $100. That’s not as low as it was on Black Friday, but it’s still almost $10. This is the standard Echo device, which first appeared in 2014 and has since been updated several times. The company released the latest generation in 2020 and it is now Engadget’s favorite smart speaker under $100, thanks to a redesign that makes music quality the main focus. It has a more advanced speaker setup than the similarly priced Nest Audio or HomePod mini, which also produces more power.
The newest addition to the Echo line is the Echo Pop, and Prime Day is giving it 55 percent off, making it $18 instead of $40. The Echo Pop was unveiled a few months ago and it looks like someone cut an Echo Dot in half. We haven’t tested the new speaker yet, but it looks like an affordable way to bring casual music play and Alexa assistance into small spaces.
Amazon’s biggest smart speaker, the Echo Studio, doesn’t always go on sale. But now, it’s on sale for $155, which is a 23 percent discount and equals the lowest it’s ever been. This speaker is designed to deliver better audio quality than other Echos and we gave it an 88 in our review, impressed by the hi-res sound it delivers. It’s not a small speaker at 7.7 pounds and just over eight inches tall, but it uses all that space to do justice to your playlists.
Echo Show 5
If you want more than one speaker, you can add visuals to the mix with a smart display. The Echo Show 5 is the smallest display in Amazon’s lineup and has been updated for 2023. Now it’s down to $45, half of its usual $90. We think it makes sense as a bedside display/alarm clock because the five-inch screen is great for showing the weather and other data at a glance, and it has a snooze function. button at the top.
Echo Show 5 Kids
Prime Day discounts the Echo Show 5 kids to $50, instead of the $100 sticker price. The new children’s edition of the display is very similar to the standard Show 5, but with a space-themed outer fabric, parental controls and a year of Amazon Kids + for free. The subscription includes tons of kid-friendly videos, ebooks, stories and other content that can be played from the display and also allows kids to use Amazon’s “Hey Disney” feature to respond with the voices of Disney characters.
Echo Show 8
The Echo Show 8 has a more generous screen real estate and is discounted to $60, which is a steep, 54 percent discount for Prime Day and even cheaper than the Black Friday sale. We think the Show 8 is Amazon’s best smart display because it finds the balance of being useful while remaining unobtrusive. The camera quality is “amazing” for video calls and the speakers provide deep bass and a rich tone. Plus when you’re not actively using it, the screen can act as a digital photo frame.
Echo Show 10
The Echo Show 10 drops to $163 for Prime Day after a 35 percent discount off the street price of $250. The larger Echo Show 10 comes with a swiveling base that can track you as you move around the room, keeping you in frame for video calls and turning in your direction when you ask Alexa. Once you get over the initial shock, you might find the feature to display recipes while you cook as useful as we did. Of course, if it doesn’t stop bothering you, you can always turn off tracking.
Echo Show 15
The largest of Amazon’s smart displays is the Echo Show 15. The device with Alexa voice remote is on sale for $182 for Prime Day, and normally sells for $280. The remote helps as the Show 15 straddles the line between a smart display and a smart TV. It runs Amazon’s Fire TV interface, so you can stream just like you do on devices. As a smart display, it acts as a gateway for Alexa smarts, offers controls for your smart home, and displays widgets like the weather, reminders and your calendar.
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