If you buy just one thing for yourself this holiday season, make it the Echo Dot — it’s now $30 at Amazon

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Start your smart-home setup for 50 percent off. The Echo Dot 4 smart speaker is half off for Prime Day! (Photo: Amazon)
Get smart: The Echo Dot 4 smart speaker is a sweet 20 bucks off. (Photo: Amazon)

If you only treat yourself to one thing this holiday season, make it the Echo Dot. The price of this brilliant smart-home speaker is unbelievable: just $30 — that's 40 percent off. This item is so essential — and so beloved — that it's earned a five-star rating from nearly 333,000 reviewers!

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$30 $50 at Amazon

Back to this steal of a deal: Normally priced at $50, the Echo Dot is a small but mighty speaker that can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more with an all-new sphere design. Alexa is included, of course, and you can always ask her for the latest news, weather and sports updates. Plus you can use your Echo Dot to control other smart home devices with the sound of your voice.

“This is exactly what I was looking for,” raved a happy Amazon shopper. “The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding.”

Score the Echo Dot 4 for 25 bucks on Prime Day — the lowest price ever! (Photo: Amazon)
Score the Echo Dot 4 for 30 bucks. (Photo: Amazon)

You can even connect this clever speaker to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can bring your own music to the party. And you can pair another Echo Dot to it to create amazing stereo sound — for much less than the cost of a single Bluetooth speaker from brands like Bose or Sonos.

“Tiny size. Phenomenal sound,” shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. “I have almost every single version of the Echo and Echo Dot in my house for an easy to use Spotify music setup to surround my upstairs with music, but this little orb is the best sounding of the lot.” 

Privacy concerns? The Echo Dot is built with multiple layers of protection, including a physical button you can press to turn off its microphone and disconnect it from Wi-Fi.

The Echo Dot 4 comes in three colors: Twilight Blue, Glacier White and Charcoal — all are on sale for just $30. At this price, you can grab one for each room, so you can dance it out anytime, anywhere.

$30 $50 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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