But did you know that the Echo Dot is the most popular smart speaker Amazon makes? Better yet, did you know that it’s currently 56% off? That savings amounts to a total cost of just $22 per dot—or $38 for two with code DOT2PACK—a price so nice we hit “add to cart” twice.
Need more convincing? Alexa can also read you the latest from PureWow (shameless plug—sorry, had to!), answer pretty much anything you’d type into Google, set alarms and control the other pieces of smart home tech your futuristic house is rigged with. Yup, that means you can even adjust your thermostat, turn on your sprinklers, or light up your Christmas trees—as long as you're within shouting distance.
Amazon likely knows what it’s doing in slashing the Dot’s price by more than half for one of the year’s biggest holiday shopping days—especially considering the promo. You might want to consider taking advantage of this sale and gifting the Dot to your far-away friends or low-tech mom, since one of its most impressive capabilities is a call function that can get any one of your contacts (in the U.S., Mexico, Canada or U.K.) on the phone in an instant.
As per usual with supremely smart pieces of technology, the issue of privacy comes into play. To its credit, however, Amazon says that the Echo Dot was built with “multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones” when you’re not asking Alexa if you need a scarf.
If the Dot was something you had your eye on this Cyber Monday, you better move fast! The discounted price will be in effect for the remainder of the day before jumping back up to $50.
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