The Amazon Echo makes a great addition to any home, whether you live in a studio apartment or a mansion, if you have roommates or your nest is finally empty. And while it usually costs $179.99, it has been going on sale a bit more often than usual lately. On Prime Day, we saw the price dip 50% to the lowest price ever. And since then it's been quiet... until now.
The flagship Amazon Alexa device is currently on sale for $129.99 today only. This is the first Echo sale we've seen since Prime Day ended, and while it doesn't beat a half-off bargain, it's still a great deal. The only catch is that it's not actually ins tock right now. But you can still reserve yours at this sale price now, and when it's back in stock by August 11, your very own Alexa device will be on its way to change the way you live at home.
With Amazon Echo in your home, you can do loads of fun and helpful things, such as:
• Set timers, alarms, and reminders
• Make shopping and to-do lists
• Buy items directly through voice shopping (for Prime members only)
• Listen to music (works with Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, and more)
• Call friends with Alexa devices
• Get weather and news reports
• Listen to audiobooks
• Control hundreds of smart home devices (see the full list here)
Talking to Alexa is extremely intuitive, and she understands most basic questions and commands. So there's no need to keep a reference book of trigger phrases, but we recommend glancing through Alexa skills for new and fun additions to the library. My personal favorite is "cat facts," which is exactly what it sounds like.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.