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Deal Alert: Fire Stick & Echo Dot Just $59.98, 2nd Gen Amazon Echo Just $79.99, & 2nd Gen Echo Dot Just $29.99


Did you miss out on the Echo Black Friday sale? Well Amazon has the 2nd Gen Amazon Echo on sale for just $79.99 right now. You can also get the Echo Dot for just $29.99.

Want a Fire TV Stick? Right now you can get the Fire TV Stick & Echo dot for just $59.98.

  • Pair the included Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot and get hands-free voice control of your Fire TV with Alexa.
  • Find, play, and control movies and TV shows from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more using just your voice.
  • Fire TV Stick delivers streaming access to over tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills and more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes.
  • Echo Dot has 7 far-field microphones that hear you from across the room for hands-free voice control, even while watching a movie or listening to music.
  • Ask Alexa to play music, order a pizza, or provide information. With compatible smart home devices, you can turn on the lights, set thermostats, and more.
  • Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Thursday Night Football, Amazon Original Series, Amazon Channels, and ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.

Here are the details from the Echo Amazon listing:

  • All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more—instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker, now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio.
  • With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
  • Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.

Here are the details from the Echo Dot Amazon Listing:

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Spotify and Sirius XM support coming soon).
  • Call or message anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more

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  • Teddy G

    I don’t get the fascination with those smart speakers. Besides spending a small fortune on Google/Alexa enabled smart plugs to have an echo be able to switch appliances and lights on and off and look up the weather which I can already do on a smartphone and Alexa, what *real* practical value do they provide? Perhaps in the future when they are paired with sophisticated AI software, but today they seem like a marketing gimmick to fleece people from their money with no real value to our lives.

    • Barbara R

      I’ve read some scary tech articles about the dangers of having them hacked. It amounts to having an open, always-on microphone in your house, picking up everything that is said. Even though Amazon says that it won’t pick anything up unless the wake word is spoken, the articles I read said that is very easy to override or hack. Amazon stores all of the things that are said when it is activated, and there has already been a case where what was said was subpoenaed in a murder case. Knowing that everything you say is being stored and can be subpoenaed if the government gets a warrant is pretty freaky. Not for me!

      • Teddy G

        I agree. A few years ago that issue became real with the early smart tvs. Youtube has actual video of hacking the mic on those early samsung tvs.

      • Marc H

        How about don’t commit murder.

        • Barbara R

          Absolutely true, Marc, and I’m glad they were able to get the information needed to prosecute the case. But I still wouldn’t want an always-on microphone listening to, recording, and storing every word that was said in my home.

    • Respected Citizen

      Play The Misfits. Play ESPN Radio. Turn on Lamp. What time is it? What day is it? What is the Penguins score? Set a timer for 17 minutes. Remind me tomorrow at 9pm to take out trash. Wake me up at 7am. Set a weekday alarm for 7:30am. What are today’s NHL games? Cancel. Did the 76ers beat the Blazers? What was the Tottenham score? Who coaches the Suns? What teams will play in the Sugar Bowl? What number does Kris Letang wear? What team is Ricky Rubio on? What time do the Clippers play? How old is Abe Vigoda? Volume down. How many days until Arbor Day? Add blueberries to my shopping list. When was Rickey Henderson born? How many calories in a Milky Way bar? Play alt rock. Stop. Play WCSB. What is the weather for Friday? What time do the Gators play tonight? What are show times for Thor?

      What practical uses are you wanting?

      • Teddy G

        Why can’t you do those things with your smartphone? Most of the time a person’s smartphone is within arms reach.

        • Respected Citizen

          Because I don’t have to type those things and I get instant answers without having to scroll through Google and click on websites and wait for them to load because they’re bogged with javascript.

          Please stop responding with your nonsense.

          • Teddy G

            I can ask Siri, Alexa or Google with just one button, or if I set it up correctly, without even using a button. Btw, you are responding to me, not me to you.

          • Marc H

            You still have to activate your phone.

          • Teddy G

            but not with Google, Siri or Cortana. Just say “Ok Google”, “Hey Siri” or “Hey Cortana”

          • Barbara R

            Yes, life does take some effort. Perhaps pushing a button. Maybe — in extreme circumstances — walking across an entire room to turn on a light. It is hard, but so worth it, for those of us who like to live in the world and not spend our entire time bubble-wrapped in a recliner.

            In the ’60s, there was a great French film (“Alexandre”) about a man who chose to live in his bed, with the companionship only of his little dog. He set up a system of pulleys so he never had to leave the bed. It was a very funny film, and matched a fantasy I had from time to time when I was feeling withdrawn, but eventually he did get out of bed, fell in love, and I even remember scenes with him walking outdoors in a field of flowers, awed by the beauty of Queen Anne’s Lace (called “wild carrots” in the film, if I remember correctly after all these years).

          • Barbara R

            It works for you, and that’s great. Many people enjoy it. But there’s no need to be so disrespectful toward other people’s opinions.

      • Barbara R

        I do all that via Google on my smartphone. I can turn on the lamp or other appliances myself. I set the alarm the old-fashioned way.

        • Respected Citizen

          Me, I use a rooster to wake me up and I rub two sticks together to make a fire.

          • Barbara R

            You have a very sarcastic and contemptuous response for everyone whose opinion is different from your own. Glad the technology is one you enjoy. Other people are not nuisances, gullible, Luddites, etc. We are on a discussion board. This is not your personal e-mail.

  • Respected Citizen

    Reminder that you can get a smart plug for $5 more, all through December.

    • Teddy G

      But you need more than one to really make it useful. At $20-35 per plug, it adds up quick.

      • Respected Citizen

        It’s $5. Please stop being a nuisance.

        • Teddy G

          A nuisance? How so? because I pointed out a flaw in your logic? Its $5 IF YOU BUY AN ECHO . So no, its not just $5 unless you can purchase it for $5 without buying an echo

          • Respected Citizen

            Such a nuisance.

          • Teddy G

            I’m just not gullible to buy into the marketing. Whatever guy,

          • Teddy G

            I don’t like your logic Teddy G Waaaaa Waaaaaa sniff sniff
            Good riddance