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Amazon Continues Aggressive Marketing of Echo Dot Via Discounts

Douglas A. McIntyre

Amazon (AMZN) continues to aggressively press its voice controlled device business, most recently offering discounts on the second generation of its Echo Dot product. The new promotion is "buy three and save $20" That drops with price of a trio to $49.99 per unit

The offer includes free shipping, which in this case is delivery in 5 to 8 business days

The new deal from Amazon.com:

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more
Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more
Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
Buy any 3 Echo Dots, save $20

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Alexa Voice System is Amazon's software system which controls sound to both microphones and speakers. The company is in a rush to compete with similar systems, particularly from arch-rival Apple (AAPL)

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