If you’re looking for an affordable way to see what the smart speaker craze is all about, then Amazon’s got the deal for you.
Amazon is now selling the Echo for $79.99. That price is for the refurbished Echo, which is tested and certified to work like new, and applies to both the black and white versions of the Echo.
The Amazon Echo normally sells for $179.99 new and $164.99 refurbished, so this is a pretty nice deal on Amazon’s smart speaker.
With an Amazon Echo, you get access to Amazon’s Alexa assistant. Alexa can answer questions, control smart home devices from companies like Next and Philips, stream music from services like Spotify and Pandora, and use services like Domino’s and Uber. The Amazon Echo also supports messaging and calling with other Echo devices or Android and iPhone devices with Amazon’s Alexa app installed.