Note, the Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is scheduled for release on October 20, 2016.
Amazon also offers a 6-Pack of Echo Dot (2nd Generation, Black or White) Pre-Order for $249.95 w/ promo code DOT6PACK (apply at checkout). Shipping is free. Thanks ChicoDad [discuss]
Note, choose a quantity of 6 or 12 (for offer below) from dropdown menu.
Amazon also offers a 12-Pack of Echo Dot (2nd Generation, Black or White) Pre-Order for $499.90 w/ promo code DOT12PACK (apply at checkout). Shipping is free.
Editor's Notes & Price Research
- Echo Dot (2nd Generation) 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.
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Now allows you to order the gen 2 Echo Dot ! It is $50 but there is a $5 discount. It is not instock but gave me an Oct. 20th delivery date and placed the order. It is my understanding that they are now available in black and white. Alexa specified I was ordering a black one.
Note: Must order with Alexa to receive discount, YMMV.
1. Go to BBB using User Agent switcher or some other add on to spoof mobile browsing. You should see an offer as attached.
2. Input your email and click submit
3. Add echo dot to cart
4. Go to Checkout and enter your details in the "Shipping Address" section. Click "Apply and Continue". You could use a dummy phone number if you like since it is a required field.
5. You should now see 20% off coupon in "My Offers" as attached picture 2 shows. Once you click apply, you should now be able to buy it for $39.99 plus tax.
Use User Agent Switcher addon for Chrome or Firefox in order to spoof the mobile website.
Be aware that Amazon has changed warranty period for the Dot. The original (and all over Amazon devices that I'm aware of) have a 1 year warranty. The GEN2 DOT only comes with 90 day warranty. You can buy extended warranty for 1-3 years.
Differences between the Gen1 and Gen2:
- The new dot is smaller. Same 3.3" diameter but is 1.3" tall vs 1.5" tall
- Directional mic holes are slashes instead of tiny circles
- Volume buttons replaced the volume slider around the top
- 5.7 oz vs 8.8 oz so slightly lighter likely due to smaller height
- Comes with 90 day warranty vs first gen had 1 year
- No more power indicator light on the back
- Side material appears to have a glossy finish now
- No longer includes the 3.5 mm audio cable (4 ft.)