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If you buy just one early Prime Day deal, make it the Echo Dot — it’s $25 (50% off!)

If you only treat yourself to one early Prime Day deal, make it the Echo Dot. The price of this brilliant smart-home speaker is unbelievable: just $25 — that's 50% off. This item is so essential — and so beloved — that it's earned a five-star rating from nearly 450,000 reviewers! Normally priced at $50, the Echo Dot is a small but mighty speaker that can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more. Alexa is included, of course, and you can always ask her for the latest news, weather and sports updates.

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Echo Dot Smart Speaker (4th Gen)

$25$50Save $25
The adorable Dot features a ton of cool features packed into a sleek design. Enjoy crisp vocals and balanced bass while you use Alexa to crank up the tunes, play the news, set reminders and give the final word in an argument.
$25 at Amazon

Plus you can use your Echo Dot to control other smart-home devices with the sound of your voice. You can even connect this clever speaker to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party. And you can pair another Echo Dot to it to create amazing stereo sound — for much less than the cost of a single Bluetooth speaker from brands like Bose or Sonos.

“This is exactly what I was looking for,” raved a happy Amazon shopper. “The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding.”

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“Tiny size. Phenomenal sound,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “I have almost every single version of the Echo and Echo Dot in my house for an easy-to-use Spotify music setup to surround my upstairs with music, but this little orb is the best sounding of the lot.”

Privacy concerns? The Echo Dot is built with multiple layers of protection, including a physical button you can press to turn off its microphone and disconnect it from Wi-Fi. At this price, you can grab one for each room, so you can dance it out anytime, anywhere.

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Echo Dot Smart Speaker (4th Gen)

$25$50Save $25
The adorable Dot features a ton of cool features packed into a sleek design. Enjoy crisp vocals and balanced bass while you use Alexa to crank up the tunes, play the news, set reminders and give the final word in an argument.
$25 at Amazon

About that Prime Day, Part Deux: You will, of course, need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of the deals. Here's how you can sign up for a free trial, which also gives you complimentary shipping. See all of our Prime Early Access Sale coverage here and shop the early Prime Day deals here.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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