Father's Day is this week, Friday June 19. Have you gotten a gift for dad yet? Or are you a dad and want to get a gift for yourself? Might as well take advantage of your special day and save some money! As a dad myself, saving money sometimes IS the special gift. Amazon's Father's Day sale includes a ton of smart home devices all down to low prices, which makes this the perfect time to smarten up your home. The 4th-generation Amazon Echo Dot, for example, has dropped to $27.99 today (opens in new tab). That's $22 off its regular price and a match for the lowest it has ever been.
Want to see what else is on sale? Check out the full landing page for Amazon's sale (opens in new tab). You'll find deals on the Fire TV Stick media streaming player, the Fire TV Cube, Echo smart displays, and more. Pick your favorite because they are all discounted.
Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker
$50 $27.99 (opens in new tab)
I love having Echo Dot smart speakers around the house because it makes it so easy to play music when I want, figure out if it's going to rain later, or just control my smart lights using Alexa. Can't hurt to have one more!
We actually like the Echo Dot has a media remote for the Xbox. It's so easy to use with Amazon Alexa's Xbox skill. Control y our console with your voice, which includes functions like turning it on and off or loading up your favorite games or just turning the volume down. There is something really convenient about being able to pause a game or continue playing a movie without lifting a controller.
The 4th-gen Echo Dot is also much more powerful than the 3rd-gen and other versions. The new design gives it the sort of volume that lets it fill a room with music if you want it to. Plus it can hear you from much farther away so you don't even have to get off the couch to get Alexa to tell you the weather. Plus, Amazon is always adding new functionality like the ability to change the voice or even play games.
Don't forget if the Echo Dot doesn't suit your needs, there are a lot of ways to save in the ongoing sale from Amazon (opens in new tab). Happy Father's Day!
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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