Amazon is offering their second-generation Amazon Echo Dots in black or white for $34.99 (regularly $49.99) with Free Shipping for a limited time. Best Buy also has it for the same price for a limited time.
The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more. It is capable of controlling lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others. It has 7 far-field microphones and an all-new voice recognition processor for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music from across the room. It includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer but you can also connect it to larger speakers if you want better sound.