We first reported on the VAUX Cordless Home Speaker + Portable Battery for Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 back in March. The VAUX is a nifty and cheap way to turn your Echo Dot into nearly a full-size Echo. The device basically houses a larger speaker which is supposed to sound better than the Echo Dot and provide you better entertainment. Back in March, the Amazon Echo was selling for around $179.99USD. So if you picked up a VAUX for $49.99USD and an Echo Dot Gen 2 for $49.99USD then you spent $80USD less for basically the same thing as the Echo.
Now you can spend even less. Amazon has the Echo Dot Gen 2 priced at $44.99USD and the VAUX is priced at $39.99USD (for one day only). That means you’ll spend about $84.98USD which is a pretty nifty deal. The nice thing about this device is that it’s not all bad looking, it’s actually attractive. We haven’t had a chance to test or review one so we can’t speak to the quality of the speaker and features. But for $85USD you’ll be getting yourself what the Echo basically is.
You could spend the extra money and buy a refurbished Echo for $129.99USD or even the Amazon Tap for $99.99USD but I think the combo of the Echo Dot 2nd Gen and the VAUX is a pretty solid deal. Of course, all of these discounts could also mean new Echo products are on the way? We’ll have a full review of the Amazon Echo Show soon!
We would be interested to hear from anyone who owns one of these. How well does it work? Is it worth the money? Or are people better off buying the full Amazon Echo instead? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Purchase VAUX from AmazonPurchase Echo Dot from AmazonPurchase Echo Refurb from AmazonPurchase Echo Tap from Amazon