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The new Echo Dot is on sale for just $39.99 on Amazon for Black Friday, and yes, it's the best one yet

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There’s no denying that Amazon changed the smart speaker game with the Echo Dot. Not only does the best-selling speaker play music and podcasts, but it’s enabled with Alexa, so you can ask the speaker for the weather, tell it to add items to your shopping list and more. (Check out more surprising ways to use your Echo Dot here.)

The last Echo Dot was released in 2020, and it has more than 560,000 ratings on Amazon. To say it's popular is a major understatement. Given how much people love this smart speaker, it's not surprising that the All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen) is one of Amazon's most highly-anticipated launches this year. It's arguably the best Echo Dot yet, and it's officially available to purchase today. You can order it here now.

All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 Release) with Clock, $39.99 (Orig. $59.99)

$39.99 $59.99 at Amazon

The globe shape of the Echo Dot (5th Gen) is reminiscent of the previous design, but rest assured, there are lots of improvements and enhancements.

First, Amazon took the sound quality of the Echo Dot (5th Gen) to a whole new level. According to the product description, this Echo Dot delivers “clearer vocals, deeper bass and vibrant sound in any room.”

My personal favorite feature on the new Echo Dot (5th Gen)? The crisp and clear LED display can show the time, weather, song titles and more.

Folks who use their Echo Dot as an alarm will be happy to know that snoozing is better than ever with the (5th Gen). Just tap it to give yourself a few extra minutes of Zs. You can also tap the device to pause music playing from the speaker.

Last but not least, folks who like to keep their living space at the perfect temperature are sure to appreciate the new Echo Dot’s temperature sensor that can automatically heat or cool your room when synced with compatible smart home devices.

Whether for yourself or as a gift for a friend this holiday season, the new Echo Dot (5th Gen) is a must-buy. It’s less than $40 and can make your daily life so much easier. Place your order now so that you can start using it ASAP.

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