Prime Day: Amazon offers deep discounts on two of its smart speakers – Echo $130, Tap $100

Here’s another great Prime Day Deal. Amazon has knocked its Echo voice-enabled wireless 360-degree speaker down to just $129.99 shipped, which is $50 off its regular price of $180 and the best deal we’ve ever tracked by nearly $20. Too rich for your blood? Amazon’s Tap is on sale for $99.99 shipped. As a price comparison, it typically sells for $130 and has never been priced lower. Sale prices are only available to Prime members (free trial). We expect both deals to sell out early in the day.

Please refer to this Amazon document for an overview of the key differences between these two devices. Both are extremely popular. In fact, during our review we found Echo to be nothing short of life changing.

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, you can set a different wake word for each—you can pick “Amazon”, “Alexa” or “Echo” as the wake word.

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