Price reductions and flash maybe normal on Amazon, but what isn’t normal is a sale on the company’s own Alexa-powered Echo and Tap smart-speakers. Such is the appeal and importance of those products that Amazon has never really seen the need to offer discounts on them; until now that is.
Regardless of your own opinion of Amazon as a company, it seems that there are enough people out there who love the business to thrust it into the limelight from an awards perspective. Amazon has recently been thrown into a competition with the likes of Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Samsung and Rolex where it came out to be ranked as the number one Most Reputable Company in the United States. In order to celebrate that award, the company has decided to break protocol by offering a rare discount on the excellent Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo and Amazon Tap hardware.
The Amazon Echo has proven to be extremely popular ever since its launch. Usually priced at around the $180 mark, Amazon is now offering the Echo for $153.71 for one day only. Parting with that reduced monetary amount will get you an excellent hands-free speaker that is controlled through the integrated voice-guided Alexa digital assistant.
A direct connection to the Alexa voice service allows the user to instantly initiate the playback of music, request access to information and even access sports scores and weather information with limited fuss and maximum efficiency. Its technology stack also includes a microphones and “beam forming technology” so it can hear and understand commands from greater distances.
If you don’t require that large approach to the connected hardware world, then the Amazon Tap may be the right direction to go in for a reduced $111.01. This portable battery-powered speaker is a bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled speaker that offers owners a rich, full-range 360-degree sound, and can be used on the go. A simple and quick tap on the microphone button allows Alexa to be commanded to provide music, news, or even order a pizza if the need arises. What a world we live in.
If you want your connected hardware to order a pizza or Uber on your behalf, and don’t want to pay the full retail price for that privilege, then you might want to act right now on this one-day only Echo and Tap sale.
Not convinced by Echo or Tap yet? Watch this video and it might just change your mind.
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