Black Friday Deals: Amazon Echo and Google Home Mini Smart Speakers

Amazon Echo

Black Friday is here and it’s time to grab latest trending gadgets at unbeatable prices. Amazon is offering a flat discount of $20 for the recently released 2nd generation Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot. Moreover, you can purchase Google Home Mini from Best Buy for a discounted price. In this article, we will explore the features of the Amazon Echo and Google Home Mini with pricing details.

Amazon Echo

The main highlight of the 2nd generation Amazon Echo is the integration of improved sound powered by Dolby. Moreover, the Echo includes a new speaker with a new design and is available in wide range of colors. The device automatically establish connectivity with Alexa to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms including the ability to control smart home devices and lightings. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora. The Amazon Echo also provides the capability to play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and much more.

Excellent voice capability

Amazon Echo features Dolby speaker, which is capable of producing crisp vocals coupled with a dynamic bass response. The device is designed in such a way to fill the room with 360-degree omnidirectional audio. The Echo consists of seven microphones with far-field voice recognition and enhanced noise cancellation. Hence, you can communicate with Echo from anywhere in the room. You need not have to be near the speaker to talk. It is possible to fetch answers related to calendar, weather, traffic, thermostats including the ability to control TV, request Uber ride etc by asking “Alexa” followed by the query. Amazon has added several skills to the mobile app and you have to make use of them to work with the smart speaker.

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Buy Amazon Echo Dot – Stunning price

The main difference between Amazon Echo and Echo Dot is with the speaker system. The Echo includes a 2.5-inch woofer coupled with a 0.6-inch tweeter. However, the Echo Dot ships with a 0.6-inch speaker system. You will find the sound of the Echo better than Echo Dot. However, the Echo Dot is sufficient for a small room. The features are same on both the speakers.

As part of the Black Friday, you can purchase Amazon Echo for $79.99 instead of the retail price of $99.99. The Echo Dot is available at $29.99 instead of $49.99. If you are a big fan of Echo and Alexa, you should purchase the smart speakers now because of an unbeatable discount. You are getting a flat discount of $20.

Buy Amazon Echo – Excellent Price

Amazon is also selling Echo Plus (largest cylindrical speaker) for $119.99 as against the market price of $149.99. The discount offer is applicable only for Charcoal Fabric, Heather Gray Fabric and Limited edition Red color variants.

Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini is similar to Echo Dot but is powered by the Google Assistant. Instead of Alexa, you need to start with “Ok Google” to fetch answers via Google for various tasks and music related activities. It is also possible to control smart home in addition to setting alarms and timers. You will be able to receive personalized responses with accurate voice recognition features.

As part of the Black Friday, you can buy Google Home Mini in Charcoal and Chalk color variants for $29.99, which helps you to save $19.01. Moreover, Best Buy is providing $10 E-Gift card with every purchase of the Home Mini.

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Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at

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