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Amazon's 1st-Gen Echo Auto Puts Alexa in Your Car for Just $15

This little box of tricks puts Amazon's Alexa digital assistant in your car -- and now it's a massive 70% off.

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An Amazon Echo Auto (1st gen) attached to a car vent.
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Amazon's Alexa is streets ahead of some of the digital assistant competition and it powers some of the best smart speakers around. But did you know that you can put Alexa in your car as well? You can -- and you can pick up the first-gen Echo Auto with a massive 70% off at Amazon subsidiary Woot.

That means that rather than pay $50 you're going to pay just $15, which is a bargain way to stream all of your favorite music services and more to your car while harnessing the power of Alexa to stay safe and hands-free.

The Echo Auto is a nifty gadget with eight microphones and far-field technology, designed to hear you over music, AC and other noise on the road. Just use the included vent mount and connect to your car's speakers either through an auxiliary input or your phone's Bluetooth connection. Once it's in place, you can use your Echo Auto to stream content from all your favorite audio streamers like Audible, Amazon Music, Spotify and SiriusXM, just to name a few. Plus you can check the news, make calls, set up reminders and more. There's even a button to turn the microphones off when you need to. 

If you're a fan of Alexa and already use a lot of Amazon's ecosystem of devices, you can't go wrong with this hands-free Alexa device. It can help navigate your trips and give you real-time information about traffic. It makes a great gift for loved ones, too, if you want to start your holiday shopping early. Just be sure to check that the first-gen Echo Auto is compatible with your car and air vents before you purchase.

Watch this: Taking Amazon's $50 Echo Auto for a test-drive

Read more: Best Amazon Alexa Devices of 2023

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