If you’re in search of a Father’s Day gift, Amazon has you covered with an excellent deal on its highly rated Echo smart speaker.
The second-gen Echo earned “excellent” marks in PCMag’s review and praise for its Alexa voice assistant ecosystem, affordable price, and more stylish design compared to the previous model. It’s our Editors’ Choice for voice assistant speakers.
You can ask it to play music, read the news, set an alarm or timer, answer questions, make a phone call, control smart home devices, and more. “Alexa’s real strength is in its thousands of third-party skills, with more arriving each day,” we noted in our review.
As for audio quality, we said the Echo pumps out “very crisp” sound. “The guitar strings on Yes’ ‘Roundabout’ and the hi-hats on Matt & Kim’s ‘Daylight’ really pierce through the mix, and voices have a space and shape that steps out in front of the instrumentation,” we wrote.
Want another opinion? On Amazon, the Echo has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with more than 44,000 customer reviews.
“My 82 y.o. Dad lives with me & has a hard time walking & he’s also losing his ability to see at all in the dark, because of Macular Degeneration,” one reviewer wrote. “Now that we have a Dot in his bedroom & an Echo & Dot in the living room, he’s very easily learned how to ask Alexa to turn on the hallway light, his bedroom light when he’s going to bed!! NO MORE STUMBLING AROUND IN THE DARK or trying to remember where he put his flashlight!!“
Don’t miss your chance to snag an Echo for just $64.99.