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Deal: Amazon Echo on sale for $140 today only

To celebrate the device's second anniversary, the Amazon Echo is on sale for just $140 today only, a 22 percent saving.
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November 7, 2016
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If you’ve been on the fence about picking up an Amazon Echo for your living room, today is the perfect opportunity to grab one for cheap. To celebrate the Echo’s second anniversary, Amazon is selling the little smart speaker for just $140. You’ll have to act fast though, as the deal is valid for today only.

Normally, the Amazon Echo is priced at $179.99, so there’s a $39.99 saving (22 percent) on offer here. If you’re already using Amazon’s Prime services, and you might want to be to make the most of the Echo, you’ll also receive free two day shipping on your purchase.

If you’re not familiar with the Amazon Echo, the little smart speaker is powered the company’s Alexa virtual assistant. Alexa can answer questions on topics from the weather to local businesses, reads audiobooks, and much more. In total, Alexa can perform some 4,000 tasks upon request, up from just 135 at the start of the year. The hardware plays nicely with Amazon Muic, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, and other music services. It can also be used to control other smart home appliances, including lights and thermostats from WeMO, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, and others.

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It’s been two years since Amazon first launched the Echo and the little device seems to have been a big hardware hit for the company. Amazon doesn’t like to talk sales figures, but third party research suggests that the Echo has secured a much bigger market share than similar products from major audio brands. The success of Echo has set Amazon up as a leader in the smart home space, which wasn’t one of the company’s original priorities, leaving the likes of the new Google Home to play catch-up.

If you’re eager to hop on the smart home trend, you can grab the Amazon Echo at today’s discounted price using the button below.