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If you ever wanted Alexa in your car, here’s your chance!
Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon has the Echo Auto on sale for just $15 — it's $35 off for Prime members only. That's an unreal 70 percent savings and the all-time lowest price on this super popular car add-on — more than 64,000 reviewers gave it a flawless rating.
Normally priced at $50, the Echo Auto is a clever little gizmo that instantly makes your old vehicle smart. It connects to your car's stereo via auxiliary input and pairs to your phone with Bluetooth. Then you can talk to Alexa just like at home.
"I'm actually impressed with this little device," wrote a delighted five-star Amazon reviewer. "I've tried other car Alexa-enabled devices but they've always struggled to pick up my voice over noises such as the radio, a window being down or other people chatting in the car. [This device] always picks up my voice no matter the sound level."
Say goodbye to road noise on phone calls
No worries about the roar of your engine, the wind, or traffic getting in the way of your voice. The Echo Auto is designed with eight mighty microphones, so it can clearly pick up voice commands. It’s absolutely genius for making hands-free phone calls and calling up your favorite driving tunes on Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more.
"...This hands-free feature is very valuable to me, as I frequently drive in a great deal of traffic and I’m not always able to pull over to locate the information I need," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "Alexa can help you locate restaurants, stores, and more. Of course, you can stream music and have her tell you jokes, but you can also listen to podcasts and create lists as you drive or wait in traffic. If you have other Echo devices at home, you can drop in on them or send an announcement! You can also make phone calls with the Echo Auto..."
At $15 for Prime members only (was $50), the Echo Auto is one of the best ways to turn your car into a smart car, instantly. It's a safe alternative from using your phone while driving, thanks to state-of-the-art voice recognition and the leading voice assistant. So now you can keep your eyes on the road instead of on your phone.
"...This gadget has made my life so much easier and driving more pleasant," added another five-star reviewer. "I think it was worth every dime and I love it..."
The Echo Auto includes a vent mount, an in-car power adapter, a microUSB cable and a 3.5mm auxiliary cable. Happy trails!
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