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Amazon Echo devices now support multi-room audio

When Amazon launched the 2nd-gen Echo Dot speaker last year, the company offered discounts if you bought a 6-pack or 12-pack. That deal has ended, but you can still save money by picking up a 3-pack from some retailers. The idea is that you could buy a bunch of Amazon’s entry-level smart speakers and put […]

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Get an Amazon Fire tablet for $30, an Echo Dot for $35 (Amazon Prime Day prices… at third-party stores)

Didn’t get a chance to pick up an Amazon tablet for $30, an Echo speaker for $90, or an Echo Dot for $35 on Amazon Prime Day? Now you have another chance. Prime Day 2017 may have come and gone. But now retailers including Best Buy, Target, and Staples are matching Prime Day prices for […]

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Deals of the Day (7-05-2017)

The $50 Amazon Echo Dot is already one of the cheapest gadgets you can buy to interact with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant software. From time to time you can pick one up for even less (right now Amazon is offering $20 off when you buy 3 and use the coupon DOT3PACK). But today Amazon is […]

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Amazon discounts Kindle, Echo devices ahead of Father’s Day

A week ahead of Father’s Day, Amazon is discounting a bunch of products for geeky, bookish dads. You can save up to $40 on an Amazon Echo smart home speaker or save $20 or more on a select Kindle eReaders. Here’s a run-down of some of the best bargains on Amazon devices, Echo/Alexa devices Amazon […]

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Now you can connect Amazon Echo to Bluetooth speakers

Want to use an Amazon Echo for its Alexa Voice Service features, but find the audio from the speaker underwhelming? Now you can pair an Echo with a Bluetooth speaker or Bluetooth headphones. That’s a feature that had previously only been available for the smaller, cheaper Amazon Echo Dot. But Pocket Lint notes that Bluetooth […]

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Deals of the Day (11-10-2016)

With a list price of $129, Google Home may be a cheaper internet-connected home assistant than a full-priced Amazon Echo. But who says you need to pay full price? Right now Amazon is selling refurbished Echo devices for $120. Or if you don’t mind a smaller package and inferior speaker, you can spend $50 for […]

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Deals of the Day (10-27-2016)

Want to stock up on gadgets that can support Amazon’s Alexa voice service? Your cheapest option is still a $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote. But now that Amazon sells Echo Dot speakers for $50, that’s another solid option… and one with a built-in speaker and an always-listening mic that doesn’t require you […]

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Evo battery makes Amazon Echo Dot portable (also doubles the price)

Amazon lowered the barrier to entry for folks looking to use its Alexa-powered wireless speakers when the company introduced the new $50 Amazon Echo Dot. The tiny speaker can listen for questions and voice commands, allowing you to get news updates, play music, or find out who’s playing in the World Series all without using […]

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Amazon is hiring 400+ more people to work on Alexa

Amazon may have launched the market for voice-activated, internet-connected speakers that you use around the house. But now that Google and Apple are eyeing the space, Amazon isn’t resting on its laurels. In the two years since Amazon launched the original Echo, the company has expanded the product family with smaller and cheaper models including […]