Amazon’s latest Echo Dot is discounted to its best price of the year

Amazon’s fifth-gen Echo Dot smart speaker showing the time on its display while sitting on a kitchen counter.
Both the base model and the LED-equipped upgrade are on sale for $15 off. | Image: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Reading this half-asleep? We feel you. The first week after the clock springs forward can feel like hell, but today’s lead deal might help you adjust a little easier. That’s because you can currently buy Amazon’s latest Echo Dot with an LED display for $44.99 ($15 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The model without the LED display, meanwhile, is on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target for just $34.99 ($15 off).

As an Alexa-enabled smart speaker, the fifth-gen Echo Dot is a versatile gadget. You can use it to set alarms to help you wake up, and it comes with a handful of perks the average alarm clock lacks. This includes a temperature sensor that’s capable of triggering Alexa Routines, which allows you to program the smart speaker to…

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