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With Prime Day a little more than a week away, Amazon is getting up warmed up with a slew of incredible early deals. There are so many, in fact, that it might be a bit overwhelming to forage through them all to find the best of the best. Lucky for you, we did just that, and found a particularly special, and affordable, treat among the early Prime Day deals.
If you pick up only one thing before Prime Day, make it the Echo Dot (fourth generation), which is on sale for a ridiculous $50 for two with promo code PDDOT2PK! That's $25 each, which is also the all-time lowest price ever on this genius and extremely popular Bluetooth smart-home speaker. In fact, it's so popular that it has earned a five-star rating from more than 231,000 reviewers.
Shop it: Echo Dot (fourth generation), two for $50 with promo code PDDOT2PK (was $100), amazon.com
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping. Not yet a member? Here's a tip, one that'll come is especially handy this week: You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (Of course, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Back to this steal of a deal: Originally priced at $100 for two, the Echo Dot is designed with a small but mighty speaker that can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more with an all-new sphere design. In fact, you can pair your phone to this little guy via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party.
You can also pair it with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound in your home for less than what it would cost for just one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos. Meanwhile, the Alexa voice assistant is included, so you can always get the latest news, weather, sports updates and even control other smart home devices with just the sound of your voice.
Shop it: Echo Dot (fourth generation), two for $50 with promo code PDDOT2PK (was $100), amazon.com
“This is exactly what I was looking for,” raved a happy Amazon shopper. “The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding.”
Privacy concerns? The Echo Dot is built with multiple layers of protection, like a physical button that turns off its microphone and disconnects it from your home Wi-Fi network.
At just $50 with promo code PDDOT2PK for two for Prime members only (was $100), the Echo Dot deal is a pre-Prime Day can't-miss — especially if you want to convert your abode into a smart home or you just want to rock out to your favorite tunes in your living room, kitchen or bedroom. And at this low price, you can grab one for each room in the house!
“Tiny size. Phenomenal sound,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “I have almost every single version of the Echo and Echo Dot in my house for an easy to use Spotify music setup to surround my upstairs with music but this little orb is the best sounding of the lot.” Another called this the “best Dot ever,” adding that “the sound is excellent for its size.”
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