Alexa – of Amazon Echo fame — moved in at my house over a year ago. In that time, she’s become one of the family. As a disembodied artificial intelligence, she has a couple of dwellings in our house: The Amazon Echo is in the kitchen. And the Echo Dot is in the bedroom.
I think (as a dedicated deal hunter), that the Echo Dot is the better deal of the two – and one of the best deals in tech. It is my go-to gift for everyone. It is smaller than the Echo but just as mighty — in every way except the built-in speaker.
And that is why I love the Vaux, a speaker and battery combination designed to upgrade the Dot’s speaker and make it mobile. Add the Vaux to the Dot and you have an appliance that is – I think – better than the big-sized Echo. It sounds better and, when you want to listen to news in the shower, you can just pick it up and park on the vanity. It will run on battery, playing what you were listening to without interruption. Best part? This combo is still cheaper than the big Echo.
I got you a deal on the Vaux. It’s normally $49. But if you buy it from www.ninety7life.com, and enter the code Techish97 at checkout, you will get ten percent off. Do it quick, though. This deal runs out at 11:59pm on Sunday, the 30th.