Bring Alexa to any room with the plug-in Echo Flex — it's on sale at Amazon for just $17

Rudie Obias
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Get Alexa anywhere in your home! (Photo: Amazon)
Get Alexa anywhere in your home! (Photo: Amazon)

An Echo Dot is a great way to stream music around the house and have Alexa on hand to ask any and all of your burning questions (What day is it? Is it summer yet?). But if you just want Alexa in one room, there's a solution.

Enter the Echo Flex plug-in mini smart speaker — it's the cheapest way to get Alexa in your home right now and it's on sale for just $17, or $8 off at Amazon. That's a 30 percent savings on something so popular, it's earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 58,000 reviewers.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Instant Alexa

Here's how it works: Simply plug the Echo Flex into just about any wall outlet for instant access to Alexa. Use it in the kitchen, the living room or even in the basement or garage for weather updates, news reports, to turn on the lights and more. You can essentially treat it as an intercom, to tell the kids to wash up for bedtime or ask your spouse to take out the trash.

"I installed the Echo Flex in my basement (where I do my laundry and occasionally sift through seasonal items or stored items). I didn’t need a lot of features," shared a five-star Amazon reviewer. "I just needed Alexa to answer questions, tell me the time, give me a reminder or notification or just keep me company. The Echo Flex works perfectly for my needs."

And because the Echo Flex just plugs directly into a wall outlet, you don't have to deal with cumbersome cables like the Echo Dot.

Wondering when rubber ducks were invented? Just ask Alexa! (Photo: Amazon)
Wondering when rubber ducks were invented? Just ask Alexa! (Photo: Amazon)

It offers security, too!

But wait, there's more: The Echo Flex comes with 'Alexa Guard,' a smart home feature that sends you a notification if it detects the sound of a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm or even glass breaking. 

"This is the only little gadget like this I own. I bought it planning to use it in my Airbnb," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "...Alexa will guard my house when I leave..."

At $17 (was $25), the Echo Flex doesn't offer quality audio for music or podcasts, but it can do nearly everything else an Echo Dot can do — including connecting your smart home devices together.

And it doesn't take up any counter space! As this five-star reviewer described, it's the "perfect size for small places."

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

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