Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker is back and it’s super-cheap


Echo Dot second-generation, black and white
The second-generation Echo Dot comes in black and white models.
Photo: Amazon

Powering your home with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is now a lot cheaper, as the company has officially unveiled an updated version of the Echo Dot speaker.

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Amazon accidentally leaked the speaker yesterday on Twitter but later deleted the tweet. As expected, it comes with a $50 price tag (down from $90). And best of all, the Echo Dot is available to everyone.

Amazon originally launched the tiny speaker back in March. Only Prime Members could buy it though before it was pulled. Echo Dot quickly won our hearts with its incredible features that link up to a ton of third-party services.

The new Echo Dot has all of the same features, though the design has been slightly tweaked. The biggest thing that it’s missing is the previous generation’s volume controller that was located at the top and could be rotated to adjust the volume. This time Amazon just added two volume buttons.

Dropping the price makes Echo Dot almost a no-brainer. To encourage people to buy more, Amazon is selling the speaker in discounted packs. If you buy five you get a sixth unit for free.