Get it or regret it: Grab the Amazon Echo Dot for less than $30 before it sells out

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This mini smart home hub doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. (Photo: Amazon)

If you want a compact and reliable Bluetooth speaker, or you’re thinking about converting your home into a smart home, then the Echo Dot is a great solution for both needs.

Amazon has this mini smart home device on sale for just $30, or $20 off its list price. That’s a 40 percent savings on one of the best smart home hubs on the market right now!

Made with a textured fabric design, the Echo Dot features a small, but mighty speaker that drastically improves your home audio with a rich and clear listening experience. In fact, if you pair it with another Echo Dot, you can create a great stereo sound in your home for less than what it would cost for just one Bluetooth speaker from Bose or Sonos.

In addition, the Echo Dot is also a mini smart home hub, so you can connect it directly to Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others for music streaming. It can also sync to your smartphone to play your own playlists and podcasts with audio that can fill up a room.

Meanwhile, the Amazon Alexa voice assistant is included, so you can always get the latest news, weather, and sports updates with just the sound of your voice, while you can control other smart home devices and products when you simply ask Alexa.

And if you have privacy concerns, the Echo Dot is built with multiple layers of privacy controls and protections, such as a physical button that turns off its microphone and disconnects it from your home WiFi network.

The Echo Dot has a 4.6 out of 5 star review rating with over 57,200 reviews. (Photo: Amazon)

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are just a few near-perfect reviews from the more than 57,200 reviews on Amazon.

“I had no idea I'd love Alexa so much — I wake up in the morning and she does the routine I've set up, and she's so comforting and useful and fun overall,” an Amazon reviewer wrote. “My husband and I played Skills trivia games for hours last night. If we had kids it would be even more super useful with kids workouts, stories, and games — we even had a goodnight story read to us by Alexa and it was awesome. I'm really loving it. The Echo Dot itself is pretty great — the sound quality is pretty good too. I'm really surprised by how much I like the Alexa app and the Echo Dot, because I'm a little resistant to technology, but it's pretty easy to figure out and feels like a new little buddy in the home.”

“I chose the Echo Dot Alexa for a few reasons,” another satisfied Amazon reviewer wrote. “It has a ton of support for smart devices and they have many app skills to pick. The sound quality is great! I was really surprised by how much sound comes out of this little device. I am hard of hearing and wear hearing aids and I am very pleased with the sound. I plan on ordering smart plugs to control my lamps and fan for starters and may look into an Alexa controlled smart TV. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small smart speaker with the ability to control devices and a great assistant.”

Shop it: Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $30 (was $50),

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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