The best Black Friday Week headphone deals

Whether you’re looking to get some Christmas shopping done early or just bag yourself a bargin, here are the best headphones, earbuds and speaker discounts.

There are sales across Amazon in advance of Black Friday later this week. Most of Amazon’s own products are on sale, with sales on all of their smart speakers and earbuds. Here we’ve gathered some of the best sales on third-party headphones. Click here for earbuds, portable speakers and smart speakers.


Sony WH1000XM4 Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Mic and Voice Control
Price: $278
Usually $349.99 | Save $71.99 (21%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones 2020’.

  • Industry-leading noise canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Next-level music with Edge-AI, co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Touch Sensor controls to pause/play/skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-to-chat technology automatically reduces volume during conversations
  • Superior call quality with precise voice pickup
  • Wearing detection pauses playback when headphones are removed
  • Seamless multiple-device pairing
  • Adaptive Sound Control provides a personalized listening experience
  • Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort

Marshall Monitor II Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphone
Price $249.99
Usually $319.99 | Save $70 (22%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones 2020’.

  • Active noise canceling technology that continuously pinpoints and measures ambient noise in order to block out the things you don’t want to hear. Now you can focus on what matters most – the music.
  • Up to 30 hours of wireless playtime with active noise cancelling and 45 hours without noise cancelling.Driver impedance: 32 Ω
  • Collapsible design and compact size makes the ultimate travel companion
  • Multi-directional control knob – play, pause and shuffle your music, Adjust volume and control phone functionality
  • Travel Kit – USB-C charging cable, 3. 5mm cord and carry bag to stow it all away
  • Power Source Type: Battery-Powered
  • Included Components: Headphone,Removable 3.5Mm Cable,User Manual With Legal And Safety Information, Usb-C Charging Cable, Canvas Carrying Bag

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control
Price $199
Usually $299 | Save $100 (33%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
  • Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up
  • Balanced audio performance at any volume
  • Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, personalized settings, access to future updates, and more through the Bose connect app. Usb cable: 12 inch

Sony WHCH710N/B Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Mic and Voice Control
Price $88
Usually $199.99 | Save $111.99 (56%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • Cancel out the world with smart noise cancellation
  • Noise cancellation automatically senses your environment with Dual Noise Sensor Technology
  • Long-lasting listening with up to 35 hours of battery and quick charging
  • Smartphone compatibility for hands-free calls and use with your voice assistant
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming with NFC one-touch
  • Hear more detail with the 30 millimeter driver units
  • Ultra-comfortable headphones design with adjustable metal sliders
  • Next-generation USB type-C charging
  • Connector type: USB type C

Sennheiser Consumer Audio HD 450BT Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Mic and Volume Control
Price $99.95
Usually $199.95 | Save $100 (50%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • Bluetooth 5. 0 technology for effortlessly reliable connectivity including AAC and AptX Low Latency codec support
  • Active noise cancellation for uninterrupted listening pleasure
  • 30-hour battery life with USB-C fast charging
  • Intuitive controls including Virtual Assistant button for Siri and Google Assistant
  • Sennheiser App support providing an equalizer, Podcast Mode and Firmware updates
  • Included components: HD 450BT wireless headphones, Audio cable USB-C charging cable, Carry case, Quick guide & safety guide

JBL LIVE 650BTNC – Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation
Price $99.95
Usually $129.95 | Save $30 (23%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • JBL Signature Sound
  • 30 Hours Battery Life; 2 Hours Recharging Time
  • Bluetooth technology.Bluetooth version: V4.2
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Ambient Aware and TalkThru Technology

The best Black Friday Week headphone, earbud and portable speaker and smart speaker deals

Whether you’re looking to get some Christmas shopping done early or just bag yourself a bargin, here are the best headphones, earbuds and speaker discounts.

There are sales across Amazon in advance of Black Friday later this week. Most of Amazon’s own products are on sale, with sales on all of their smart speakers and earbuds. Here we’ve gathered some of the best sales on third-party headphones, earbuds and speakers.

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Headphones

Sony WH1000XM4 Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Mic and Voice Control
Price: $278
Usually $349.99 | Save $71.99 (21%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones 2020’.

  • Industry-leading noise canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Next-level music with Edge-AI, co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Touch Sensor controls to pause/play/skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-to-chat technology automatically reduces volume during conversations
  • Superior call quality with precise voice pickup
  • Wearing detection pauses playback when headphones are removed
  • Seamless multiple-device pairing
  • Adaptive Sound Control provides a personalized listening experience
  • Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort

Marshall Monitor II Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphone
Price $249.99
Usually $319.99 | Save $70 (22%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones 2020’.

  • Active noise canceling technology that continuously pinpoints and measures ambient noise in order to block out the things you don’t want to hear. Now you can focus on what matters most – the music.
  • Up to 30 hours of wireless playtime with active noise cancelling and 45 hours without noise cancelling.Driver impedance: 32 Ω
  • Collapsible design and compact size makes the ultimate travel companion
  • Multi-directional control knob – play, pause and shuffle your music, Adjust volume and control phone functionality
  • Travel Kit – USB-C charging cable, 3. 5mm cord and carry bag to stow it all away
  • Power Source Type: Battery-Powered
  • Included Components: Headphone,Removable 3.5Mm Cable,User Manual With Legal And Safety Information, Usb-C Charging Cable, Canvas Carrying Bag

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control
Price $199
Usually $299 | Save $100 (33%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
  • Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up
  • Balanced audio performance at any volume
  • Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, personalized settings, access to future updates, and more through the Bose connect app. Usb cable: 12 inch

Sony WHCH710N/B Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Mic and Voice Control
Price $88
Usually $199.99 | Save $111.99 (56%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • Cancel out the world with smart noise cancellation
  • Noise cancellation automatically senses your environment with Dual Noise Sensor Technology
  • Long-lasting listening with up to 35 hours of battery and quick charging
  • Smartphone compatibility for hands-free calls and use with your voice assistant
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming with NFC one-touch
  • Hear more detail with the 30 millimeter driver units
  • Ultra-comfortable headphones design with adjustable metal sliders
  • Next-generation USB type-C charging
  • Connector type: USB type C

Sennheiser Consumer Audio HD 450BT Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless Over-Ear Headphones With Mic and Volume Control
Price $99.95
Usually $199.95 | Save $100 (50%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • Bluetooth 5. 0 technology for effortlessly reliable connectivity including AAC and AptX Low Latency codec support
  • Active noise cancellation for uninterrupted listening pleasure
  • 30-hour battery life with USB-C fast charging
  • Intuitive controls including Virtual Assistant button for Siri and Google Assistant
  • Sennheiser App support providing an equalizer, Podcast Mode and Firmware updates
  • Included components: HD 450BT wireless headphones, Audio cable USB-C charging cable, Carry case, Quick guide & safety guide

JBL LIVE 650BTNC – Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation
Price $99.95
Usually $129.95 | Save $30 (23%)

Included on ‘Top 5 wireless noise cancelling headphones under $200 2020’.

  • JBL Signature Sound
  • 30 Hours Battery Life; 2 Hours Recharging Time
  • Bluetooth technology.Bluetooth version: V4.2
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Ambient Aware and TalkThru Technology

Earbuds

Apple AirPods Pro
Price $199.95
Usually $249 | Save $50 (20%)

Included on ‘Top 5 active noise cancelling truly wireless earbuds’.

  • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
  • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
  • Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear
  • Easy setup for all your Apple devices
  • Quick access to Siri by saying “Hey Siri”
  • The Wireless Charging Case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life

Sennheiser Consumer Audio Momentum Bluetooth Lightweight Wireless In-Ear Headphones With Mic and Volume Control
Price $249.95
Usually $299.95 | Save $50 (17%)

Included on ‘Top 5 active noise cancelling truly wireless earbuds’.

  • Enjoy unrivalled high-end stereo sound created by Sennheiser’s unique 7mm dynamic earbud audio drivers.
  • Switch off your surroundings and focus on the deep bass, the natural mids and the clear treble thanks to Active Noise Cancellation providing you with high-fidelity sound even in noisy environments
  • Experience uninterrupted play time with the new 7-hour battery life that can be extended up to 28 hours with the charging case for your wireless headphones.
  • In the mood for a movie marathon? With its ergonomic and lightweight design, you can experience unbeatable sound in unbelievable comfort when lounging in front of the TV or while strolling through the city.
  • Control your exceptional sound with customisable touchpad technology built into both earbuds handsfree via voice control or with your smart devices.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, True Wireless Earbuds w/Active Noise Cancelling (Wireless Charging Case Included)
Price $139.99
Usually $169.99 | Save $30 (18%)

Included on ‘Top 5 active noise cancelling truly wireless earbuds’.

  • SOUND THAT ROCKS: The AKG-tuned 12mm speaker and enhanced bass tone play everything in studio-quality sound. An open design creates a live listening environment, suiting those who prefer a natural, spacious sound
  • NEW STYLE. NEW SOUND: Equal parts earbuds and ear bling, Galaxy Buds Live come in 3 colors you’ll want to rock all day.
  • TURN DOWN DISTRACTIONS: Turn on Active Noise Cancellation ¹to block out background noise on an airplane, train or bus. Tap again to let in surrounding live sounds— colleagues’ voices, flight announcements, street traffic—while still enjoying your favorite playlist or podcast
  • LONG-LASTING BATTERY: Long-lasting battery life with a case that doubles as a wireless charger
  • ALWAYS-ON ASSISTANCE: Use your always-on voice assistant to order coffee, send a message or search music hands free
  • Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearable app on Android, available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on IOS devices, available through the App Store

Sony WF-1000XM3/B Bluetooth Noise Cancellation Wireless In-Ear Headphones With Mic and Voice Control
Price $168
Usually $229.99 | Save $61.99 (27%)

Included on ‘Top 5 active noise cancelling truly wireless earbuds’.

  • Digital noise canceling: Industry leading anc lends a personalized, virtually soundproof experience. Phone call: A built-in mic enables you to take hands-free calls
  • 24bit Audio signal processing delivers dramatically improved sound quality
  • Battery life up to 24 hours with carrying case (with 10min quick charge for 90min of play time)
  • Easy and clear hands free calling; Leave your phone where it is, just speak with a double tap to the earbud
  • Truly wireless design with uninterrupted L/R simultaneous Bluetooth transmission
  • Alexa enabled for voice access to music, information, and more. Activate with a simple touch.
  • Smart listening by adaptive sound control automatically switches to ambient sound mode based on your activity
  • Quick attention mode and wearing detection make conversations effortless
  • Sony, headphones connect app for Android/iOS to use smart listening technology to control your ambient sound settings

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus, True Wireless Earbuds (Wireless Charging Case Included)
Price $109.99
Usually $149.99 | Save $40 (27%)

Included on ‘Top 5 truly wireless earbuds 2020 – AirPods competitors’.

  • Exactly what you want to hear. Galaxy Buds+ are the perfect fitting earbuds to isolate you from distracting noises, so you can stay focused on what you want. And if you’d like to filter in some of the outside world to be more in-tune with your surroundings, you can switch on Ambient Aware2. Hear flight annozments, oncoming traffic or your order number while still enjoying your favorite playlist or podcast.
  • 22 hours of serious sound. Get up to 11 hours of nonstop music on a single charge, then pop your Galaxy Buds+ in the wireless charging case and get nearly 11 more. Forgot to charge them the night before? No worries. 3 minutes of charging gives you one hour of play time, so you have enough juice for your commute or workout.
  • Your voice, loud and clear. Ensure you’re heard clearly. A dedicated internal and two external microphones pick up your voice and isolate it from outside noises. When you’re on a call, your voice comes through richly and confidently, even in noisy locations.
  • Android & iOS compatible. Pair with smart devices via Bluetooth. Use the Galaxy Wearable app on Android and Galaxy Buds+ app on iOS to make the most of your earphones.
  • Included Components: 3 Size Eargel

Portable Speakers

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone
Price $284.24
Usually $399.99 | Save $115.75 (29%)

Included on ‘Top 5 small portable bluetooth speakers’.

  • Signature sound quality: beoplay P6 wireless speaker delivers True360 Bang & Olufsen signature sound for a premium listening experience from any angle, at home or on the go.
  • Authentically beautiful: crafted with robust pearl blasted aluminum that encompasses the speaker’s curved grill, and a double-layered, genuine leather carrying strap for style and portability.
  • Heritage-inspired design: beoplay P6 is designed to pay subtle homage to Beomaster 6000, Bang & Olufsen iconic sound system. This is seen in the fine cuts and flexible nature of the buttons on P6.
  • Play longer: This Bluetooth speaker boasts a powerful built-in battery that lasts for up to 16 hours, and easily recharges in just 3 hours with the included USB-C cable.
  • Special drop, part of Bang & Olufsen autumn winter color collection
  • connector type: 3.5mm Mono
  • power source type: Battery Powered

LG PL7 XBOOM Go Water-Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Party Speaker with Up to 24 Hours Playback
Price $126.99
Usually $179.99 | Save $53 (29%)

Included on ‘Top 5 small portable bluetooth speakers’.

  • Easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Up to 24 hours playback
  • Water and weather resistant (iPX5 rated)
  • LED Lighting
  • Deep Rich Bass
  • Included components: warranty card
  • Output wattage: 30 W
  • Power source type: Battery Powered

JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle with divvi! Protective Hardshell Case
Price $89.99
Usually $99.99 | Save $10 (10%)

Included on ‘Top 5 small portable bluetooth speakers’.

  • Easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Up to 24 hours playback
  • Water and weather resistant (iPX5 rated)
  • LED Lighting
  • Deep Rich Bass
  • Included components: warranty card
  • Output wattage: 30 W
  • Power source type: Battery Powered

JBL CLIP 3 – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Price $29.95
Usually $69.95 | Save $40 (57%)

Included on ‘Top 5 waterproof portable bluetooth speakers under $50’.

  • Connect wirelessly from a distance – Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion 1,000 mAh battery – Play your favorite tunes for up to 10 hours on a full charge.
  • IPX7 waterproof – To enable use at the beach or by the pool.
  • 3.3W RMS system power – Delivers crisp, robust sound to complement your favorite music.
  • 120Hz – 20kHz frequency response – Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 80dB signal-to-noise ratio – Provides clear audio.
  • Built-in microphone – Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.
  • Take your show on the road – Built-in carabiner clip enables easy portability.

Smart Speakers

Bose Home Speaker 500 with Alexa Voice Control Built-in
Price $299
Usually $399 | Save $100 (25%)

Included on ‘Best home smart speakers 2020 – Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant enabled’.

  • Fill any room with impressive wall to wall stereo sound from a single speaker
  • Built in voice assistants, like Alexa and the Google Assistant, with superior voice pickup from a noise rejecting eight microphone array
  • With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple airplay 2 compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want
  • Play integrated Wi Fi services like Spotify, music and audible or connect over Bluetooth to play anything from your phone or tablet
  • Experience superior voice pickup from a custom designed eight microphone array that hears you over loud music or across the room
  • Control comes easy, with three different ways to manage what you hear: Voice, tap the top controls, or the Bose music app
  • Works with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars for a multi-room listening experience
  • Use Bose SimpleSync technology to pair a member of the Bose Smart Home Family with a Bose SoundLink speaker for synchronized music playback
  • Alexa speaks English and Spanish

Google Home Max
Price $149
Usually $299 | Save $150 (50%)

Included on ‘Best home smart speakers 2020 – Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant enabled’.

  • Designed to protect your privacy – Nest Home Max comes with privacy built in. You can delete your Assistant history by saying, “Hey Google, delete what I just said.” Or to turn off the mic, just use the switch on the back.
  • Made for music – Google Home Max is built with advanced hardware for the ultimate in high-fidelity music with dual 4.5″ woofers and crystal-clear highs from two tweeters.
  • Smart Sound inside – By applying the power of Google to audio, your music will sound amazing in any room. Google Home Max analyzes, tunes and updates itself – automatically.
  • Rock the house – Play music everywhere by creating a multi-room group using Google Home Max along with Google Home, Google Home Mini, or a speaker with Chromecast Audio plugged in.
  • A speaker with smarts – Powered by the Google Assistant, you can control compatible smart home devices with your voice and do things like turn up the thermostat and turn lights on or off. Plus you can check traffic, get your daily schedule, the weather forecast, and set reminders all hands-free.

Google Nest Mini
(From Nov. 25 at 7PM PST) Price $18.99
Usually $49 | Save $30.01 (61%)

Included on ‘Best home smart speakers 2020 – Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant enabled’.

  • Better sound, all around – Music sounds bigger and richer on Nest Mini, with more power and bass. Ask your Google Assistant to play your favorite songs from Spotify, YouTube Music, and more. Or stream music from your phone to Nest Mini.
  • A little help with the Google Assistant – Just ask and get the best of Google – weather, news, or almost anything. Set timers and alarms. And with Voice Match, you can hear your personalized schedule, commute times, reminders, and more. So your day gets off to a good start.
  • Control your home with just your voice – Dim the lights, pause the TV, or turn up the heat – all with your voice. Nest Mini works with thousands of compatible smart devices, like lights, thermostats, and TVs, from your favorite brands. Just say “Hey Google.”
  • Thoughtfully designed for every room – Nest Mini blends right into your home. It looks great on a nightstand, shelf, or countertop – even on the wall. Each color complements the entryway, living room, bedroom, or kitchen.

The best Black Friday 2020 Echo Studio deals – discounted smart speakers

Black Friday starts early this year on Amazon with Black Friday Week. We’ve collected the best Alexa-enabled Echo Studio deals we could find.

There are currently discounts across Amazon, especially on Amazon’s own devices such as Echos, Fire TVs, Kindles and Ring Doorbells. From the Flex to the Studio and everything in between, we collected the best Echo sales we could find. Here are the best Echo Studio deals.


Echo Studio – High-fidelity smart speaker with Philips Hue Bulbs – Alexa smart home starter kit
Price: $159.99
Usually: $229.98 | Save: $69.99
  • Immersive sound – 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos technology adds space, clarity, and depth
  • Smart home made simple – To set up your free bulb, plug in and set up your Echo Plus, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.”
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and answer questions
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. With Amazon Music HD, play 50 million songs in HD plus a growing library of music mastered in 3D
  • Adapts to any room – Automatically senses the acoustics of your space, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound
  • Built-in smart home hub – Ask Alexa to control Zigbee-compatible devices

Echo Studio with Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $164.99
Usually: $224.98 | Save: $59.99 (27%)
  • This bundle includes Echo Studio and an Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Immersive sound – 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos technology adds space, clarity, and depth.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and answer questions.
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. With Amazon Music HD, listen to 50 million songs in the highest quality audio formats available, HD, UltraHD and 3D.
  • Adapts to any room – Automatically senses the acoustics of your space, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound.
  • Built-in smart home hub – Ask Alexa to control Zigbee-compatible devices.
  • Keep your family in sync – Use your Alexa devices like an intercom and talk to any room in the house with Drop In and Announcements.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the mics.

The best Black Friday 2020 Echo 4th Gen deals – discounted smart speakers

Black Friday starts early this year on Amazon with Black Friday Week. We’ve collected the best Alexa-enabled Echo 4th Gen deals we could find.

There are currently discounts across Amazon, especially on Amazon’s own devices such as Echos, Fire TVs, Kindles and Ring Doorbells. From the Flex to the Studio and everything in between, we collected the best Echo sales we could find. Here are the best Echo 4th Gen deals.


All-new Echo (4th Gen) and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $69.99
Usually: $159.93 | Save: $89.94 (56%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Fill your home with sound – With multi-room music, play synchronized music across Echo devices in different rooms. Or pair your Echo with Fire TV to feel scenes come to life with home theater audio.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo (4th Gen) – bundle with Philips Hue Bulbs (2-pack)
Price: $69.99
Usually: $129.98 | Save: $59.99 (46%)
  • This bundle contains the Echo (4th Gen) and Philips Hue zigbee bulbs (2pk)
  • Automate your home set up with Philips and Alexa -use your voice to control your lights
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo (4th Gen) – bundle with Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $74.99
Usually: $124.98 | Save: $49.99
  • This bundle includes the All-new Echo (4th Gen) and Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.
  • Certified for Humans – Struggle-free, tinker-free, stress-free. No patience needed—it’s actually simple.
  • Schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away.

Echo (4th Gen) bundle with “Made for Amazon” Mount for Echo
Price: $90.98
Usually: $129.98 | Save: $34
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • This bundle contains Echo (4th Gen) in Charcoal with “Made for Amazon” Echo Wall Mount in Black.
  • Place your Echo (4th Gen) anywhere on the wall, then tilt & swivel it for the best audio. Swivels 150º and tilts 30º for maximum placement flexibility.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.

The best Black Friday 2020 Echo Dot 3rd Gen deals – discounted smart speakers

Black Friday starts early this year on Amazon with Black Friday Week. We’ve collected the best Alexa-enabled Echo Dot 3rd Gen deals we could find.

There are currently discounts across Amazon, especially on Amazon’s own devices such as Echos, Fire TVs, Kindles and Ring Doorbells. From the Flex to the Studio and everything in between, we collected the best Echo sales we could find. Here are the best Echo Dot 3rd Gen deals.


Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – with Sengled Bluetooth bulb
Price: $18.99
Usually: $49.98 | Save: $30.99 (62%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Sengled Smart Bulb – everything you need to start your smart home.
  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your free bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) bundle with Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $23.99
Usually: $64.98 | Save: $40.99 (63%)
  • Includes Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Amazon Smart Plug – everything you need to start your smart home.
  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
  • With Echo Dot and Amazon Smart Plug, you can add voice control to any outlet.
  • Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Simple to set up and use—plug in, open the Alexa app, and start using your voice.
  • With 4 far-field microphones, Alexa hears you from across the room. And with compatible Echo devices in different rooms, you can fill your whole home with music.
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Amazon Smart Plug is for indoor use only, works exclusively with Alexa, and must be connected through a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Mandalorian The Child stand
Price: $38.94
Usually: $64.94 | Save: $26 (40%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Made for Amazon Disney The Mandalorian The Child stand – the cutest bounty in the galaxy!
  • Meet Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with a fabric design. It is our most compact smart speaker that fits perfectly into small spaces.
  • Mandalorian The Child stand is built to last with durable materials that withstand daily use and hold your Echo device securely.
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others.
  • Alexa has skills – With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.

The best Black Friday 2020 Echo Dot 4th Gen deals – discounted smart speakers

Black Friday starts early this year on Amazon with Black Friday Week. We’ve collected the best Alexa-enabled Echo Dot 4th Gen deals we could find.

There are currently discounts across Amazon, especially on Amazon’s own devices such as Echos, Fire TVs, Kindles and Ring Doorbells. From the Flex to the Studio and everything in between, we collected the best Echo sales we could find. Here are the best Echo Dot 4th Gen deals.

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Echo Dot 4th Gen

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $28.99
Usually: $109.93 | Save: $80.94 (74%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) – bundle with Sengled Bluetooth bulb
Price: $28.99
Usually: $59.98 | Save: $30.99 (52%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) and Sengled Bluetooth bulb
  • Automate your home set up with Sengled and Alexa -use your voice to control your lights
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Create timers and routines to automate your entire smart home lighting setup.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $33.99
Usually: $74.98 | Save: $40.99 (55%)
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Echo Dot (4th Gen) bundle with “Made for Amazon” Mount for Echo Dot
Price: $41.98
Usually: $66.98 | Save: $25
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) in Charcoal with “Made for Amazon” Echo Dot Wall Mount in Black.
  • Get your Echo Dot (4th Gen) off the counter and onto the wall, under a cabinet, or even on the ceiling in minutes.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.

Echo Dot 4th Gen with Clock

All-new Echo Dot w/clock (4th Gen) and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $38.99
Usually: $119.93 | Save: $80.94 (67%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Perfect for your nightstand – See the time, alarms, and timers on the LED display. Tap the top to snooze an alarm.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock – bundle with Sengled Bluetooth bulb (Certified for Humans product)
Price: $38.99
Usually: $69.98 | Save: $30.99 (44%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) smart speaker with Clock and Sengled Bluetooth bulb
  • Automate your home set up with Sengled and Alexa -use your voice to control your lights
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Create timers and routines to automate your entire smart home lighting setup.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock + Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $43.99
Usually: $84.98 | Save: $40.99 (48%)
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock with Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Perfect for your nightstand – See the time, alarms, and timers on the LED display. Tap the top to snooze an alarm.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Echo Dot 4th Gen Kids Edition

All-new Echo (4th Gen) Kids Edition and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $38.99
Usually: $119.98 | Save: $80.94 (67%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa, made for kids (not a toy). The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Help kids learn and grow – Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
  • Unlock a world of kid-friendly content – The included year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) gives them access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • Easy-to-use parental controls – Set daily time limits, filter explicit songs, and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard. Made for wild imaginations – Kids can ask Alexa to play music, read stories, and call approved friends and family.
  • Comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee – If it breaks, return it and we’ll replace it for free.
  • Designed to protect your family’s privacy – Echo Dot Kids Edition is built with multiple layers of privacy protection and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids Edition + Echo Glow
Price: $48.99
Usually: $89.98 | Save: $40.99 (46%)
  • Best friends forever – The all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition pairs perfectly with the Echo Glow Multicolor Smart Lamp.
  • Echo Glow adds to the fun – Kids can bring color into their Alexa experience, and parents can use it to create fun daily routines.
  • Unlock a world of kid-friendly content – Echo Dot Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) that gives kids access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • Help kids learn and grow – Kids can use their very own Echo Dot to ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
  • Easy-to-use parental controls – With Echo Dot Kids Edition, parents can set daily time limits, filter explicit songs, and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
  • Echo Dot Kids Edition is made for wild imaginations – Kids can ask Alexa to play music, read stories, and call approved friends and family.
  • Designed to protect your family’s privacy – Echo Dot Kids Edition is built with multiple layers of privacy protection and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids Edition with Fuzzible Friends Cubby The Fox Plush Light Up Toy – Compatible Amazon Echo Devices for Interactive Activities and Sounds – Amazon Exclusive
Price: $52.98
Usually: $79.98 | Save: $27 (33%)
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa, made for kids (not a toy). The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Help kids learn and grow – Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
  • Unlock a world of kid-friendly content – The included year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) gives them access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • For more interactive fun, merge the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition with a Fuzzible Friend fun. Fuzzible Friends can connect through Bluetooth with a compatible Amazon Echo device for interactive fun. Play cool guessing games or choose your own story adventures.
  • From their language to yours ,listen as the Fuzzible skill for Alexa magically translates the Fuzzible Friends’ language using your compatible Echo device (parental consent required).
  • Play offline! Your child can play with their Fuzzible Friend even when it’s not connected to an Amazon Echo device. The Fuzzible will still light up and speak its funny language, just without the translations.

The best Black Friday 2020 Echo deals – discounted smart speakers and earbuds

Black Friday starts early this year on Amazon with Black Friday Week. We’ve collected the best Alexa-enabled smart speakers and earbud deals we could find.

There are currently discounts across Amazon, especially on Amazon’s own devices such as Echos, Fire TVs, Kindles and Ring Doorbells. From the Flex to the Studio and everything in between, here are the best Echo sales we could find. Including the brand new Echo Dot with 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited or a Bluetooth bulb for under $30.

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Echo Flex

Echo Flex – Plug-in mini smart speaker with Alexa
Price: $9.99
Usually: $24.99 | Save: $15 (60%)
  • Make any space a little smarter – This plug-in smart speaker lets you get help from Alexa in more places in your home.
  • Alexa is always happy to help – Manage your day. Get instant information. Check weather and traffic on your way out.
  • Voice control your smart home – Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices.
  • Built-in USB port – Charge your phone or add an optional accessory like a night-light or motion sensor.
  • Connect with others – Drop in on or make announcements to other rooms that have a compatible Echo device. Call hands-free.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the mics.

Echo Flex with Smart Clock
Price: $21.98
Usually: $39.98 | Save: $18 (45%)
  • This bundle includes the Echo Flex Plug-in smart speaker with Alexa and the All-New “Made for Amazon” THIRDREALITY Smart Clock for Echo Flex
  • Echo Flex makes any space a little smarter – This plug-in smart speaker lets you get help from Alexa in more places in your home.
  • Smart Clock for Echo Flex has a bright display that automatically adjusts brightness using built-in light sensor. Manually adjust brightness by saying, e.g., “Alexa, set My Clock brightness to 50%.”
  • No Batteries Needed: Smart Clock is powered directly by Echo Flex. Never worry about changing batteries.
  • Echo Flex can support 1 USB accessory at a time.

Echo Flex with Smart Motion Sensor
Price: $21.98
Usually: $39.98 | Save: $18 (45%)
  • This bundle includes the all-new Echo Flex Plug-in smart speaker with Alexa and the “Made for Amazon” THIRDREALITY Motion Sensor for Echo Flex
  • Make any space a little smarter – This plug-in smart speaker lets you get help from Alexa in more places in your home.
  • Use the motion sensor and the Alexa app to create your own routines that are triggered when motion is detected.
  • If you have a smart light or smart plug connected to the Alexa service, you can create a routine in the Alexa app that will enable it to automatically turn on when motion is detected (and off when no motion is detected for a period of time that you specify).
  • Alexa is always happy to help – Manage your day. Get instant information. Check weather and traffic on your way out.
  • Connect with others – Drop in on or make announcements to other rooms that have a compatible Echo device. Call hands-free.

Echo Flex with Smart Night Light
Price: $21.98
Usually: $39.98 | Save: $18 (45%)
  • This bundle includes the all-new Echo Flex Plug-in smart speaker with Alexa and the “Made for Amazon” THIRDREALITY Smart Night-Light for Echo Flex
  • Make any space a little smarter – This plug-in smart speaker lets you get help from Alexa in more places in your home.
  • Use the Smart Night-Light to add voice-controlled, dimmable color LEDs to your Echo Flex.
  • The built-in light sensor automatically turns the Smart Night-Light on when it’s dark, off when there’s light.
  • Alexa is always happy to help – Manage your day. Get instant information. Check weather and traffic on your way out.
  • Connect with others – Drop in on or make announcements to other rooms that have a compatible Echo device. Call hands-free.

Echo Auto

Echo Auto and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renew
Price: $19.99
Usually: $109.93 | Save: $89.94 (82%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Add Alexa to your car – Connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. Includes Vent Mount.
  • Designed for the road – With 8 microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.
  • Go beyond radio – Voice control Echo Auto through the Alexa app to stream from Audible, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and radio stations with TuneIn and iHeartRadio.
  • Just ask – Use your voice to play music, check the news, make calls, add to your to do-list, manage your calendar, and more.
  • Designed for your privacy – You can press the microphone off button to electronically disconnect the microphones.
  • Check for compatibility – Echo Auto is not compatible with all cars and phones. See if it will work for you below.

Echo Dot 4th Gen

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $28.99
Usually: $109.93 | Save: $80.94 (74%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) – bundle with Sengled Bluetooth bulb
Price: $28.99
Usually: $59.98 | Save: $30.99 (52%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) and Sengled Bluetooth bulb
  • Automate your home set up with Sengled and Alexa -use your voice to control your lights
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Create timers and routines to automate your entire smart home lighting setup.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $33.99
Usually: $74.98 | Save: $40.99 (55%)
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Echo Dot (4th Gen) bundle with “Made for Amazon” Mount for Echo Dot
Price: $41.98
Usually: $66.98 | Save: $25
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) in Charcoal with “Made for Amazon” Echo Dot Wall Mount in Black.
  • Get your Echo Dot (4th Gen) off the counter and onto the wall, under a cabinet, or even on the ceiling in minutes.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.

Echo Dot 4th Gen with Clock

All-new Echo Dot w/clock (4th Gen) and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $38.99
Usually: $119.93 | Save: $80.94 (67%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Perfect for your nightstand – See the time, alarms, and timers on the LED display. Tap the top to snooze an alarm.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock – bundle with Sengled Bluetooth bulb (Certified for Humans product)
Price: $38.99
Usually: $69.98 | Save: $30.99 (44%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) smart speaker with Clock and Sengled Bluetooth bulb
  • Automate your home set up with Sengled and Alexa -use your voice to control your lights
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Create timers and routines to automate your entire smart home lighting setup.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock + Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $43.99
Usually: $84.98 | Save: $40.99 (48%)
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (4th Gen) with clock with Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Perfect for your nightstand – See the time, alarms, and timers on the LED display. Tap the top to snooze an alarm.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home – Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Echo Dot 4th Gen Kids Edition

All-new Echo (4th Gen) Kids Edition and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $38.99
Usually: $119.98 | Save: $80.94 (67%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa, made for kids (not a toy). The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Help kids learn and grow – Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
  • Unlock a world of kid-friendly content – The included year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) gives them access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • Easy-to-use parental controls – Set daily time limits, filter explicit songs, and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard. Made for wild imaginations – Kids can ask Alexa to play music, read stories, and call approved friends and family.
  • Comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee – If it breaks, return it and we’ll replace it for free.
  • Designed to protect your family’s privacy – Echo Dot Kids Edition is built with multiple layers of privacy protection and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids Edition + Echo Glow
Price: $48.99
Usually: $89.98 | Save: $40.99 (46%)
  • Best friends forever – The all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition pairs perfectly with the Echo Glow Multicolor Smart Lamp.
  • Echo Glow adds to the fun – Kids can bring color into their Alexa experience, and parents can use it to create fun daily routines.
  • Unlock a world of kid-friendly content – Echo Dot Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) that gives kids access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • Help kids learn and grow – Kids can use their very own Echo Dot to ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
  • Easy-to-use parental controls – With Echo Dot Kids Edition, parents can set daily time limits, filter explicit songs, and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
  • Echo Dot Kids Edition is made for wild imaginations – Kids can ask Alexa to play music, read stories, and call approved friends and family.
  • Designed to protect your family’s privacy – Echo Dot Kids Edition is built with multiple layers of privacy protection and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids Edition with Fuzzible Friends Cubby The Fox Plush Light Up Toy – Compatible Amazon Echo Devices for Interactive Activities and Sounds – Amazon Exclusive
Price: $52.98
Usually: $79.98 | Save: $27 (33%)
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition – Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa, made for kids (not a toy). The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Help kids learn and grow – Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
  • Unlock a world of kid-friendly content – The included year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) gives them access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • For more interactive fun, merge the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition with a Fuzzible Friend fun. Fuzzible Friends can connect through Bluetooth with a compatible Amazon Echo device for interactive fun. Play cool guessing games or choose your own story adventures.
  • From their language to yours ,listen as the Fuzzible skill for Alexa magically translates the Fuzzible Friends’ language using your compatible Echo device (parental consent required).
  • Play offline! Your child can play with their Fuzzible Friend even when it’s not connected to an Amazon Echo device. The Fuzzible will still light up and speak its funny language, just without the translations.

Echo Dot 3rd Gen

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – with Sengled Bluetooth bulb
Price: $18.99
Usually: $49.98 | Save: $30.99 (62%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Sengled Smart Bulb – everything you need to start your smart home.
  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your free bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) bundle with Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $23.99
Usually: $64.98 | Save: $40.99 (63%)
  • Includes Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Amazon Smart Plug – everything you need to start your smart home.
  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
  • With Echo Dot and Amazon Smart Plug, you can add voice control to any outlet.
  • Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Simple to set up and use—plug in, open the Alexa app, and start using your voice.
  • With 4 far-field microphones, Alexa hears you from across the room. And with compatible Echo devices in different rooms, you can fill your whole home with music.
  • No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
  • Amazon Smart Plug is for indoor use only, works exclusively with Alexa, and must be connected through a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Mandalorian The Child stand
Price: $38.94
Usually: $64.94 | Save: $26 (40%)
  • This bundle contains Echo Dot (3rd gen) and Made for Amazon Disney The Mandalorian The Child stand – the cutest bounty in the galaxy!
  • Meet Echo Dot – Our most popular smart speaker with a fabric design. It is our most compact smart speaker that fits perfectly into small spaces.
  • Mandalorian The Child stand is built to last with durable materials that withstand daily use and hold your Echo device securely.
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others.
  • Alexa has skills – With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.

Echo 4th Gen

All-new Echo (4th Gen) and 6 months of Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $69.99
Usually: $159.93 | Save: $89.94 (56%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Fill your home with sound – With multi-room music, play synchronized music across Echo devices in different rooms. Or pair your Echo with Fire TV to feel scenes come to life with home theater audio.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo (4th Gen) – bundle with Philips Hue Bulbs (2-pack)
Price: $69.99
Usually: $129.98 | Save: $59.99 (46%)
  • This bundle contains the Echo (4th Gen) and Philips Hue zigbee bulbs (2pk)
  • Automate your home set up with Philips and Alexa -use your voice to control your lights
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Simple to set up and use – To set up your bulb, plug in and set up your Echo device, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Use your voice to name your bulb and begin using immediately
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Use your voice to control your lights, just say “Alexa, turn on lights” for a hands-free experience
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

All-new Echo (4th Gen) – bundle with Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $74.99
Usually: $124.98 | Save: $49.99
  • This bundle includes the All-new Echo (4th Gen) and Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.
  • Certified for Humans – Struggle-free, tinker-free, stress-free. No patience needed—it’s actually simple.
  • Schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away.

Echo (4th Gen) bundle with “Made for Amazon” Mount for Echo
Price: $90.98
Usually: $129.98 | Save: $34
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • This bundle contains Echo (4th Gen) in Charcoal with “Made for Amazon” Echo Wall Mount in Black.
  • Place your Echo (4th Gen) anywhere on the wall, then tilt & swivel it for the best audio. Swivels 150º and tilts 30º for maximum placement flexibility.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.

Echo Buds

Echo Buds and 6 months Amazon Music Unlimited FREE w/ auto-renewal
Price: $79.99
Usually: $189.93 | Save: $109.94 (58%)
  • Get unlimited access to 60 million songs. Always ad-free.
  • Immersive sound – Premium speaker drivers deliver crisp, dynamic audio. Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and sealed in-ear design limits background noise.
  • Hands-free with Alexa – Echo Buds work with the Alexa app to stream music, play Audible audiobooks, make calls, or get directions—just ask.
  • Access other assistants – Supports access to Siri or Google Assistant from a supported device—just press and hold your earbud.
  • Long-lasting battery – Get up to 5 hrs music playback per charge, up to 2 hrs with a 15-min quick charge, and up to 20 hrs with the charging case.
  • Customizable fit for better sound – 3 sizes of ear tips help form a comfortable in-ear seal for immersive listening.
  • Exercise ready – Sweat-resistant with a secure fit that’s made to move with you.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills – Request a rideshare, get a guided workout, or order dinner, all hands-free.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.

Echo Studio

Echo Studio – High-fidelity smart speaker with Philips Hue Bulbs – Alexa smart home starter kit
Price: $159.99
Usually: $229.98 | Save: $69.99
  • Immersive sound – 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos technology adds space, clarity, and depth
  • Smart home made simple – To set up your free bulb, plug in and set up your Echo Plus, plug in your bulb, and ask, “Alexa, discover my devices.”
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and answer questions
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. With Amazon Music HD, play 50 million songs in HD plus a growing library of music mastered in 3D
  • Adapts to any room – Automatically senses the acoustics of your space, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound
  • Built-in smart home hub – Ask Alexa to control Zigbee-compatible devices

Echo Studio with Amazon Smart Plug
Price: $164.99
Usually: $224.98 | Save: $59.99 (27%)
  • This bundle includes Echo Studio and an Amazon Smart Plug.
  • Immersive sound – 5 speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Dolby Atmos technology adds space, clarity, and depth.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, read the news, and answer questions.
  • Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. With Amazon Music HD, listen to 50 million songs in the highest quality audio formats available, HD, UltraHD and 3D.
  • Adapts to any room – Automatically senses the acoustics of your space, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound.
  • Built-in smart home hub – Ask Alexa to control Zigbee-compatible devices.
  • Keep your family in sync – Use your Alexa devices like an intercom and talk to any room in the house with Drop In and Announcements.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the mics.

Top 3 smart speakers under $100 – Apple HomePod mini vs. Google Nest Audio vs. Amazon Echo 2020

In the space of a couple of months, the smart speaker game at $100 has seriously heated up, with devices from Apple, Google and Amazon.

Two months ago, we put together our pick of the best smart speakers at each price point. In the under $100 section, both Amazon and Google’s offerings were weak, with nothing from Apple. At the time, Google’s Home speaker was discontinued and Amazon’s best offering was a two year old Echo Plus.

Fast forward just two months later and the competition for the best $100 smart speaker has heated up, with the three biggest smart assistants coming in the form of Alexa with Amazon Echo, Google-Assistant with Nest Audio and Siri with Apple HomePod mini. Amazon’s new Echo speaker replaces last generations with bumped up sound quality and a new design. Google’s new Nest Audio replaces the Google Home speaker with similar improvements as Amazon. Apple’s new HomePod mini is the companies new HomePod in a smaller physical package at a lower price point.

With many around the world still in lockdown, how do these home speakers stack up? If a decent music player, assistant to answer your questions/set timers and smart home controller is what you’re after, one of these may be the perfect Christmas present for you or a loved one.

Amazon Echo 4th Gen
  • New look, new sound – Echo delivers clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep bass for rich, detailed sound that automatically adapts to any room.
  • Voice control your entertainment – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Sirius XM, and more. Plus listen to radio stations, podcasts, and Audible audiobooks.
  • Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Smart home made simple – With the built-in hub, easily set up compatible Zigbee devices or Ring Smart Lighting products (coming soon) to voice control lights, locks, and sensors.
  • Fill your home with sound – With multi-room music, play synchronized music across Echo devices in different rooms. Or pair your Echo with Fire TV to feel scenes come to life with home theater audio.
  • Connect with others – Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner’s ready.
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Size:

5.7 x 5.7 x 5.2-inches

Speakers:

3.0-inches neodymium woofer and 2×0.8-inches tweeters

Note: at the time of writing, Amazon’s Echo speaker is currently on sale with 30% off for Black Friday week, at just $69.99. Come back to RouteNote’s blog later this week to see if the other two speakers go on sale.


Apple HomePod mini
  • Fills the entire room with rich 360-degree audio
  • Siri is your do-it-all intelligent assistant, helping with everyday tasks
  • Easily control your smart home
  • Designed to keep your data private and secure
  • Place multiple HomePod mini speakers around the house for a connected sound system
  • Intercom messages to every room
  • Pair two HomePod mini speakers together for immersive stereo sound
  • Voice recognition gives each family member a personalized experience
  • Seamlessly hand off audio by bringing your iPhone close to HomePod

Size:

3.3 x 3.3 x 3.9-inches

Speakers:

Full-range driver and dual passive radiators


Google Nest Audio
  • Designed to protect your privacy – Nest Audio comes with privacy built in. You can delete your Assistant history by saying, “Hey Google, delete what I just said.” Or to turn off the mic, just use the switch on the back.
  • It’s all about sound – Just say, “Hey Google, play some music,” and crisp vocals and powerful bass fill the room. Nest Audio adapts to your environment and whatever you’re listening to, so music sounds better.
  • Music here. Music there. Music everywhere. – Create a home audio system that fills your home with sound. Nest Audio works together with your other Nest speakers and displays, Chromecast-enabled devices, or compatible speakers. And it’s easy to set up.
  • Connect with family and friends – Nest Audio helps you stay in touch. Just say, “Hey Google” to broadcast messages on every Nest speaker and display in the house. Use your Nest speakers as an intercom and chat from room to room. And make audio calls with Duo.
  • Huge help around the house – You can say things like, “Hey Google, what’s the weather this weekend?” Ask Google about the news or sports scores. Hear your schedule. Make calls. And set timers and alarms. Even turn on the lights or turn up the heat. All with your voice.
  • Thoughtfully designed. Environmentally sound. – Inspired by your home, Nest Audio’s colors, size, and shape fit beautifully into any room. It’s also designed with the environment in mind.

Size:

4.89 x 3.07 x 6.89-inches

Speakers:

2.95-inches woofer and 0.75-inch tweeter


If you’re after pure sound quality, Amazon Echo will offer you the most bang for your buck, however none of these three smart speakers will let you down. All will produce excelling sounding, room-filling, loud music. If you are neatly tied in with Google, Amazon or Apple, I recommend staying with your existing smart assistant. That is to say, for example if you own an iPhone, MacBook and use iMessage a lot: buy a HomePod mini, if you own an older Echo Dot, Fire Stick and want to order items on Amazon: buy an Echo, if you own a Google Pixel, Chromebook and use Gmail: buy a Nest Audio. These speakers shine when they interact and pair with their own products.

Beats collaborate with Ambush for special edition glow-in-the-dark Powerbeats

Japanese design label Ambush collaborate with Beats for a special edition glow-in-the-dark variant of their Powerbeats wireless earbuds.

The AMBUSH Glow Powerbeats feature AMBUSH written along both earbuds, with an accented red “b”. Included in the box is a black ripstop pouch. Beyond style, the glow could be good for keeping runners visible at night.

Korean-American co-founder of Ambush and style icon Yoon Ahn says the glow-in-the-dark style represents the city of Tokyo at night. “When I walk around Shibuya, I always listen to music. So I was like, ‘It would be cool if what I’m listening to also glowed and became part of the environment.”

Yoon Ahn

Aside from colours, the Powerbeats are exactly the same as previous versions, complete with a hook for a secure-fit, sweat/water resistance, Apple’s H1 chip for quick connectivity and “Hey Siri”, physical controls using the b button and two-way volume rocker, cable around the back of the neck, and an impressive 15 hours of playback

No word yet on whether this design will come to the truely wireless Powerbeats Pro line.

Powerbeats AMBUSH Glow are available to purchase starting today for $199.95, $50 more than other colours: Black, White and Red.

This Bluetooth speaker beams music directly into your ears only – no headphones required

Image credit: Noveto

By beaming sound into your ears only, SoundBeaming offers the freedom of speakers with the privacy and immersion of headphones.

Israeli-based company Noveto announce their new SoundBeaming technology. Using DSP algorithms to push ultrasonic waves via a transducer array, SoundBeaming focuses this audio into pockets just outside of your ears, before emitting audible sound. A 3D sensing module, tracks the position of your ears in real-time. As your head moves, so do the pockets of audio. This gives the sound a spatial 3D effect without surround sound speakers or stereo headphones. According to Noveto, “the sound feel as if it comes from almost within oneself”.

SoundBeaming 3
Image credit: Noveto

This could be great for many applications, such as video conferencing without disturbing others in the office, movies or gaming without waking up neighbours, in-car directions without interrupting the music for passengers/blocking out traffic noise, or treadmill on-screen audio without sharing sweaty headphones.

Image credit: Noveto

Noveto are hoping to introduce the tech in two forms, SoundBeamer 1.0 – the companies Bluetooth speaker and by working with third-parties to embed SoundBeaming into their products. SoundBeamer 1.0 is planned for release in December 2021. Noveto say SoundBeamer 1.0 “is designed primarily for video conferencing but can also be used for SoundBeaming anything from podcasts to meditation and more.” This suggest the speaker could be somewhat limited in terms of audio quality.

Image credit: Noveto

  • 3D sensing module for locating ear position and built-in mic
  • Proprietary Noveto DSP and chipsets
  • Custom-designed dual transducer array
  • Noveto Connect utility software

You don’t believe it because it sounds like a speaker, but no one else can hear it…it’s supporting you and you’re in the middle of everything. It’s happening around you.
You don’t need to tell the device where you are. It’s not streaming to one exact place. It follows you wherever you go. So it’s personally for you — follows you, plays what you want inside your head.
This is what we dream of. A world where we get the sound you want. You don’t need to disturb others and others don’t get disturbed by your sound. But you can still interact with them.

Ayana Wallwater, Product Manager, Noveto to the Associated Press

We’ll have to wait until this technology is in the hands of consumers to see if its claims are true, with potential concerns around positioning of the speaker and listener, sound outside the optimal position, sound quality, etc.

Video credit: Noveto