Now that Amazon’s touchscreen-equipped Echo Show is out, and seems to be quite good, it bears repeating that you can buy two and save $100 with promo code SHOW2PACK. Owning two allows you to use them as videoconferencing intercoms, and even if you don’t need both yourself, maybe you could find a friend and go in…
Amazon usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but for now at least, that discount has increased to $12. Refurbished Dots still carry the same warranty as new ones, so there’s really no downside to going this route if you want to sprinkle these around your home on a budget.
Amazon’s Alexa is basically the operating system of the home, but to fully appreciate it, you need to scatter Echoes and Echo Dots around your house until they can basically hear your from anywhere. If you’re ready to fully commit, Amazon’s offering a solid discount on the already-affordable Echo Dot when you buy three
Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot devices are good for more than shopping, listening to music and home automation. Just try asking it one of the most important questions in the Mass Effect universe. “Does this unit have a soul?”
Echo was a standout at the PAX Indie Megabooth last weekend. The concept is very cool: You have to infiltrate and explore a futuristic techno-palace. Every so often, the whole place reboots and goes dark. With each reboot, your past playthroughs “echo” as AIs that try to take you down using whatever tactics you used…
Sci-fi adventure Echo’s first gameplay trailer is on YouTube today and it looks so dope. In the game, a girl named En explores a legendary, ancient palace that, according to developer Ultra Ultra, “has a mind of its own.”
In spite of all the snark when it first launched, the Amazon Echo is actually really great (and only getting better over time), and Amazon’s discounting it today for the first time since Black Friday.
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