In light of the recent release of Google Home, it should come as a surprise to no one that former king (or queen) of connected speakers, the Amazon Echo, would start seeing more deals. Well, here it is. The Echo is $140 on Amazon today in both colors, which is a savings of $40.

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We all know what the Echo can do. It was Amazon's first foray into home automation, giving users a friendly vocal interface (Alexa) with which to interact. As time went along, more and more services were added to the Echo. It has been pretty cool to watch how a Bluetooth speaker with a voice assistant has grown and matured. It will be very interesting to see how well Home stacks against it.

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Also of note in this Deal Alert is that the Invoxia Triby portable speaker is also on sale. This was the first non-Amazon device to feature Alexa. Even though the design looks a bit... dated, it has quite a bit of functionality. The Triby is $147 in the 'cool grey' color ($51 off), $167 in green and blue ($42 off), and the full $205 in red.