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In case you missed it, Amazon’s Echo Dot recently got a makeover. Gone is the squat cylinder you know and love – it has been replaced by an elegant sphere with fantastic. And the day after Christmas, Amazon gives you the chance to score Echo Dot (4th generation) with the Amazon Smart Plug for just $ 40 (was $ 75).
The next generation Dot has all the features you love from the old versions, wrapped in an elegant design with really great sound. Enjoy sharp vocals and balanced bass as you stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM and more. Do you want a smart home? Now is the time! If you have a phone in your pocket and a Wi-Fi network at home, you are well on your way to building a smart home.
And if you have Amazon Prime, of course you get free shipping. Not a member yet? No problem. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $ 25 or more.)
Echo Dot (fourth generation)
Critics swear the sound quality is the best ever for a dot. “Small size. Phenomenal sound, ”wrote a Dot fan. “I have almost every version of the Echo and Echo point in my house for a user-friendly Spotify music setup to surround my upstairs with music, but this little ball is the best sound of much.” Another called this “the best dot ever”, adding that “the sound is excellent for its size.”
And of course, Alexa is there to help with just about anything you need: Play news, turn up the music, set reminders, tell the weather, and give the final say in an argument.
You can also use Dot to turn on lights, adjust thermostats and even lock doors with compatible devices. At prices like this, you can snap dots in several rooms in your house – and then use them as an intercom to talk to people in the next room.
“This is exactly what I’m looking for,” fantasized a happy Amazon shopper. “This fits perfectly in my bathroom after my Sony shower radio did not work and was discontinued. The sound is loud and clear. Now I can hear all network stations without interruption. The design is space-saving with rubber underneath to prevent it from slipping. ”
Privacy considerations? Echo Dot is built with several layers of protection, such as a physical button that turns off the microphone and disconnects it from your Wi-Fi home network.
Amazon Smart Plug
The package includes the Amazon Smart Plug (worth $ 25), which can be easily paired with Echo Dot. Just plug one of these into an electrical outlet, and then plug in everything like a lamp, a TV, or a coffee maker.
Then connect the plug to the Wi-Fi network and use your phone to sync with the Alexa app (for Android smartphones and Apple iPhones). That’s it! Now you can control just about anything in your home with your phone or just the sound of your voice via Alexa.
“This is the simplest smart plug ever,” shared a happy five-star reviewer. You just connect it and open the Alexa app … It’s ready to use! Unlike other smart plugs that sit in my drawer because it was impossible to connect them to Wi-Fi, and forget about help from customer service, it worked immediately. Easy and worth buying. Alexa can now do one more thing for me. ”
The reviews quoted above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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