smart speaker Stories November 11, 2015

expiredAmazon Echo Smart Speaker w/ free shipping: $150 or $95 for card holders (Reg. $180)

Amazon is currently offering its Echo Smart Speaker for $149.99 shipped, which is good for $30 off the regular price. This deal is also available at Staples, B&H and Home Depot. Although there have been discounts in the past, those have been limited to Amazon Prime members and Amazon credit card holders. Today’s deal is the first across the board sale that we’ve seen available to all.

Since it arrived on the scene about a year ago, Echo has received rave reviews from over 27,000 Amazon customers. We recently reviewed this best-selling smart speaker, calling it a “life-changing” product.

Amazon Echo is a feature packed speaker that is capable of providing “instant” access to information, music, news, traffic sports and more by saying “Hey Alexa…” It is voice-controlled and has a 360-degree omni-directional design for use throughout your home or office. Echo can control your smart home devices (Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, others) and play music from streaming services like Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, and TuneIn.

Have a Amazon Store Card? You can drop the final price down to $100 with promo code ECHODEAL, plus save another 5% as usual in the form of a statement credit.

Amazon is also set to discount many of its own first-party products, including Kindles, Fire TV and Fire Tablets during Black Friday. See our full coverage here.

smart speaker Stories June 23, 2015

Amazon today announced that its Echo smart speaker is available for purchase for $179.99 shipped with delivery times extended out until mid-July (initial shipments to be delivered sooner). The original price was $199.99 but initial Prime testers got one for $99.99.

The Echo is the highly acclaimed “Siri in a speaker” that allows users to get information with only voice. iOS and Android apps allow you to configure Echo from your smartphone as well.

It features:

  • Information, music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more–instantly
  • Controlled by your voice for hands-free convenience
  • Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
  • Connected to the cloud so it’s always getting smarter
  • 360º omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound
  • Compatible with Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue connected devices to control lights and switches with your voice
  • Plays music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more
  • Also functions as a highly capable bluetooth speaker for all of your other gadgets.

Many (18,000+) early reviewers gave it an impressive 4.5/5 star rating. Check the videos below and press release for more information.

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