Add Alexa to your favorite speaker for $20 (save $15)
The Echo Input is once again on sale, but it might make more sense to hold out for an Echo Dot deal.
Rick BroidaSenior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
Cool, right? Yes, except for one thing: As CNET's Ry Crist points out in his Echo Input review, the Echo Dot can do the same thing -- and it has a speaker of its own.
Granted, the Dot sells for $50, though it routinely goes on sale. As
draws near, it's a good bet you'll be able to score a Dot for around $35, possibly even less. (Following the holidays, Amazon cut the price to $30 and kept it there through February.)
Make no mistake, the
is a decent deal at $20, but a Dot might be a smarter buy -- especially if you can score one in the same price range.
Watch this: The new Amazon Echo Dot: Does it sound better than before?
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs,
and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!
Get the best price with CNET Shopping.
Love shopping online but don't have time to compare prices or search for promo codes? Our CNET Shopping extension does that for you, so you always get the best price.
Add CNET Shopping