Amazon has discounted nearly all of their own devices for Black Friday. And that includes their top-selling smart speaker, the Echo Dot. It's down to $23, which is 54 percent off the $50 list price and matches the lowest it ever sold for, back in October during the company's second Prime Day of the year. It's dipped down to $35 throughout 2023, so this is still a significant discount over its typical sale price. We named the Echo Dot our favorite smart speaker under $50 — and now you can get two for that price.
The Echo Dot is a little bigger than a baseball, but emits surprisingly full sound for its size. The spherical design is an upgrade from the previous generation's puck shape, and now allows for higher-end components that make for pretty great audio. Of course, the real perk is Alexa's help. You can use the assistant to control your smart home devices, tell you the weather, remind you to pick up the kid from school or a friend from the airport, and play you a happy song on a rainy day.
Other Amazon speakers are on sale too, including the standard Echo. It's down to $55, which is a 45 percent discount and about $5 more than the all-time low it hit last Black Friday. This one happens to be our favorite smart speaker under $100, again beating out its direct competitors from Apple and Google thanks to its superior (and just louder) sound. And again, Alexa is baked right in.
But if audio quality (plus smarts) is what you want, you'll likely want to opt for the Echo Studio. It's now down to $155 instead of $200 after a 23 percent discount that brings it back to its lowest price ever, from last year's holiday shopping sale. The speaker packs high audio quality into its 7.7 pound body, emitting excellent sound that led us to declare this "the best-sounding speaker Amazon has built."
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