Published: Wed, December 11, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Your guide to buying an Echo Dot

Your guide to buying an Echo Dot

Unsurprisingly, you can't claim this incredible bundle deal if you've tried Amazon's music streaming platform before or if you've claimed the same combo last time it was up for grabs at this insane low price.

Voice control your smart home - Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices.

Regularly $49.99 for a full-price Echo Dot and $9.99 per month for Amazon Music ($7.99 per month if you're a Prime member), you can get your first month and an Echo Dot for $8.98 or $10.98, depending on your Prime status.

From a positioning in the kitchen as a tool to draw up recipes, listen to the radio or watch instructional videos, to a placement in a living room as a smart home hub and entertainment unit, the Echo Show 5 delivers.

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What does the Echo Dot do?

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Amazon's third generation Echo Dot features a charcoal fabric cover and vastly improved sound over its predecessors. Alexa can quiz you. With a new speaker and design, Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart speaker with Alexa, ideal for any room.

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It's basically Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with a built-in LED display to display the current time, your timers, and temperature. has already got a pair of Echo Buds in our ears, so you can expect to read our in-depth thoughts very soon. Not only it can show you the current time without having to ask Alexa every single time, it also supports setting timer and asking Alexa without having to lift a finger.

You can just speak to it each time you need Alexa to wake you up (or set the alarm via the Alexa app). Once activated, users should only hear their music rather than all of the background sounds that often spoil the audio experience.

While "sellout" headlines can generate buzz for new products, highlighting how a hot product is flying off the shelves, the Echo speakers are an important part of Amazon's sales strategy. You can think of it as the traditional Amazon Echo's mini-me, with pretty much the same capabilities, just smaller and more affordable.

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