When it comes to electronics, one way to stretch your dollar is to stay a generation behind. This can prove particularly savvy if you strike right when a new product is announced, as the 'old' one might not be all that old or outdated at that point. Following that philosophy, you can snag a 2nd generation Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa integration for only $22.99 right now.
There are a couple of caveats. One is that Amazon just announced a 3rd generation Echo Dot, which releases on October 11. You'll spend more than twice as much, however, as the asking price is $49.99 on Amazon's website.
The other caveat is that the discounted 2nd generation Echo Dot is used. Deal site Woot (owned by Amazon) is unloading the used Echo Dots at a deep discount, and if you don't mind potentially "minor cosmetic imperfections," you can score a nifty gadget at a great price. In addition, Woot promises that the speakers ship in "perfect working order," and backs them with a 90-day limited warranty.
Up until recently, the 2nd generation Echo Dot was the most recent version. If you're not familiar with this gadget, it's a small, puck-shaped voice-controller speaker powered by Alexa. You can have the Echo Dot play music, control smart home devices, make calls, look up web queries, set timers and alarms, and a whole bunch more.
It functions as a speaker, though you can also connect it to your home entertainment system or another more robust speaker setup via Bluetooth for audio cable, for bigger audio.
Hit the source link in the via field or click here to grab one, with black or white color options available.