Amazon has just opened pre-ordering for the 2nd version of the Echo Dot, and if you haven't seen the little puck before, it's pretty compelling.
The idea is that you'll add these little guys to every room of your house with a much more manageable price point of $50.
You can control a bunch of aspects of your home with just your voice with the Echo Dot. Control your music, TV, and even control the lights in your home (if you're using smart light bulbs).
On top of that though, they've added the functionality to use outside services like:
- request an Uber ride
- order a pizza from Dominoes
- find local businesses
...and much more.
They've also beefed up the microphones, and now use a 7-microphone array.
You can currently buy 5 Echo Dots and get 1 free, or you can buy 10 Echo Dots and get two extra for free. They're currently priced at $49.99.