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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.)
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."
It offers security, too!
"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..."
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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