What’s the best cheap Echo – regular or Dot?

Amazon offers an abundance of Alexa-enabled speakers, and the 3rd Generation Echo Dot and 2nd Generation Echo are among i… Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Best bang for the buck

$50 at Amazon


Cheapest Echo
Inconspicuous size
Fully-functional Alexa device

While improved, sound quality not as good as larger versions
Not as customizable as previous versions
The Echo Dot (3rd Gen) is the Echo to get for most people. Echo (2nd Gen)

Better sounding speaker

$100 at Amazon


Better sounding than the previous generation and smaller Echo Dot
Most customizable Echo
Great value for excellent smart speaker

More expensive than the Echo Dot
No built-in smart hub
The Echo (2nd Gen) is also a great device at a great price. Whether you’re just starting with your smart home or you are expanding your current setup, these affordable speakers can do pretty much anything. You get an outstanding speaker that you can customize with several different finishes to suit your style.