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Amazon Echo at lowest price of the year

Amazon Echo at lowest price of the year

The one-day discount brings the Amazon Echo down to its lowest price ever, knocking it from $179.99 down to a more affordable $129.99.

After providing a number of exciting deals and offers, now Amazon is offering its popular Echo speaker on sale at an all-time low price.

While the videos show the device to be functional, it also demonstrates Amazon being quite obstinate about voice control when touching the screen would be faster, and I think shows that there is still room for competitors like Microsoft's upcoming Home Hub to deliver a more intelligent and intuitive interface.

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On June 28, Amazon will release its $229 Echo Show, the latest entry in the retail giant's line of Echo smart speakers. Buy one Echo Show and get the the second unit for $100 off. Speaking of which, Amazon is expected to announce its third annual Prime Day in the coming weeks. The price cut applies to both the black and white versions of the Echo. Yes, you read that right! Amazon's Echo devices feature Alexa, a personal assistant that can play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.

So, if you've been thinking about picking up an Amazon Echo to introduce Alexa into your apartment, or have been on the fence when comparing it to Google's $130 Home, now might be a good time to pick an Echo up. The display isn't great (there's a reason the company's not talking specs) and sure, the speaker gets loud, but if you're looking for music playback, there are thousands of better Bluetooth speakers on the market. Echo responds very quickly and you can start using this service instantly by saying the word "Alexa".

Additional reviews of the Amazon Echo Show can be seen over at Wired and Slashgear. Let us know below.

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