If you were wishing for an Amazon Echo for the holidays and had your hopes dashed, you weren't alone. Echo was such a popular holiday gift that Amazon had it on backorder since the beginning of December. Thankfully, Amazon's best, most versatile device is in stock and ready to ship immediately.
That means you can get one into your home as soon as tomorrow. That means you could be controlling things like our favorite smart plug, the iDevices Switch or the best smart bulb system, the Philips Hue White and Ambiance kit this weekend!
Whether you use it to control your smart home items, as a hands-free speaker to access audio content, or even just as a way to talk to Alexa, the Echo is great and getting better, more useful skills all the time.
As of publication, I was able to order the classic Black Echo with 2-day Prime shipping, and the spacy-looking White Echo with Prime 2-day, or even $8 1-day shipping. For only $179, we definitely recommend trying an Echo for all your smart home needs.