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Price drop! The No. 1 bestselling Echo Dot 3 is down to $20 — save a sweet 50%

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Snag a robotic companion for your home in this Echo Dot super-sale. (Photo: Amazon)

The Echo Dot is a fantastic way to get acquainted with Alexa, or to add a bit more functionality to your overall smart home — especially because multiple models are on mega-sale right now. The 3rd generation Echo Dot is just $20, an incredible 50% off, while you can save up to 50% on a variety of other devices. But you'd better act fast — these are going faster than you can say, "Alexa, show me deals."

The third-gen Echo Dot is a lot like a genie — small package, giant cosmic power. OK, maybe not that much, but it can control your smart home, answer questions, tell you the weather and a whole lot more.
$20 at Amazon

This item is so essential — and so beloved — that it's earned a five-star rating from over 846,000 verified reviewers. The small but mighty speaker can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more. Alexa is included, of course, and you can always ask her give updates on the weather, sports and more; she can even turn off the lights, if you've smart ones. Plus, you can use your Echo Dot 3rd generation to control other smart-home devices with the sound of your voice. Connect the clever speaker to your phone via Bluetooth to bring your own music to the party. Better yet, pair another Echo Dot 3rd Gen to it for amazing stereo sound or much less than the cost of a single Bluetooth speaker from brands like Bose or Sonos.

“This thing is a true lifesaver,” shared a grateful Amazon shopper. “I was away from home with our dog when I got an alert that alarms were going off in our home. Alexa also sent an audio file. I listened to it and I heard the smoke alarms, what sounded like flames crackling and the obvious sound of water spraying. I ran home as fast as I could. It wasn’t a fire but my upstairs neighbor’s hot water heater had exploded and had been flooding our apartment for hours.”

Privacy concerns? The Echo Dot 3rd Gen 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.

Amazon's newest version of their most popular smart speaker features a sleek design and an improved LED display that shows the time, weather, song titles and more.
$40 at Amazon

For the latest iteration of the Echo, check out the stylish 5th Gen. It lets you enjoy enhanced audio for vibrant sound anywhere in your home, stay on track with help from Alexa, and control compatible smart home devices with your motion. The improved speaker quality delivers clearer vocals and deeper bass for rich vibrant sound.

Reviewers are loving it: "Comparing the 5th Gen to the 4th Gen, the first thing you notice is the display... The display now spells out things like temperature, and what song is playing, which is a more useful feature than I expected," shared an Amazon shopper. "[The sound is] MUCH better. The bass is fuller, the overall sound is much crisper, and there is less distortion at high volume...I use this thing every day, and the new stuff make for a better and more satisfying user experience."

If these three deals aren't quite right, check out these additional Amazon Echo devices now on sale.

  • All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release)

    Save $20
  • All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release)

    Save $20
  • All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release)

    Save $20
  • All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release) Kids

    Save $20
  • All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release) Kids

    Save $20

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

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

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