Amazon has offered the Echo smart speaker and many other devices on great discounts for Black Friday. The Echo speaker is available for $129 whereas the regular price is $149.
After hours of browsing the web and our Black Friday 2015 dedicated column, we are pretty sure that you have already picked up your favorite smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Though, there are still plenty of gadgets out there that constitute great company to the said devices, such as speakers if you enjoy quality sound reproduction.
Don’t get us wrong, flagship smartphones and tablets/laptops sport some solid sound producing equipment, but third party speakers admittedly get the job done much better, since this is their purpose after all.
We found three great deals on Amazon that will definitely fulfill your need for a prominent speaker system – whilst staying under budget – either that is for your handset, tablet or mobile computer.
The much-loved Amazon-developed speaker is one of the most innovative pieces in the field.
Besides being a speaker, Amazon Echo has seven built-in microphones that allow you to ask whatever question comes in mind- even if music is playing loudly, the Echo will be able to tell if you are trying to communicate with it or not.
The device connects with a cloud-based service, called Alexa, which provides all the necessary information to answer your questions. To initiate a conversation, all the user has to do is say Amazon or Echo – these are the wake words.
The Amazon Echo features “360º omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound“, while it plays music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more.
The multifunctional gizmo can be used for controlling switches in your home as well, as it is compatible with select Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink connected devices.
Amazon Echo is currently available for $149 on Amazon, saving you $30.99. Free shipping applies to both Amazon Prime and regular users, though the former can have the device in a two-days time out of charge.
UEB HQ BT and FM Function Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Blue
One of the most jaw-dropping deals in the Bluetooth Speaker section of Amazon, is UEB’s counterpart, as it retails for $30.98, saving you $64.27 at checkout. At the time of writing only 17 units are left in stock.
The UEB speaker is IPX5 water resistance certified, packing a flashlight on board for any potential outdoor adventure, while its working range is up to ten meters and battery can last up to 200 hours on stand-by.
Due to the price being under $35, free shipping is not available for non-Amazon Prime users. We’d highly recommend you to add something extra to your cart in order to make this option available as well.
QFX BT-206 2.1 Channel NFC Bluetooth Speaker System
Another notable deal is QFX’s desktop Bluetooth speaker, the BT-206 2.1 system. It will set you back $74.45, saving $55.54 at checkout, while free shipping is available for non-Amazon prime users too. At the time of writing, 19 units are left in stock, though Amazon stated that a refill is on the way.
The BT-206 2.1 speaker system supports Bluetooth, NFC, USB/SD, and FM playback, while offering rich bass and dynamic surround sound thanks to its two satellite speakers and subwoofer (two 50 watt peak output). The package also includes a remote controller.
Amazon offers two warranty options for the QFX speaker system; 2-year protection for $4.26 or 3-year protection for an additional $6.48.
Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker: 10W+ Louder Volume More Bass Water Resistant IPX5 Wireless Shower Speaker (BLACK)
Circling back to mobile Bluetooth speakers, Cambridge Soundworks’ Oontz Angle 3 is a gadget worth taking a look at, as its Black Friday price cut dropped it to $27.99, saving you a whopping $72, with plenty of units in stock at the time of writing – free shipping for non-Amazon Prime users is included too.
The Oontz Angle 3 is IPX5 certified – splashproof, rainproof, dustproof and sand proof – making it the go-to choice if you like listening to the music whilst being at the beach, which is not a friendly environment for sensitive tech equipment – warning though, as the IPX5 certification does not apply to partially or fully submerging the device.
It weighs only 9 ounces and measures 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 inches, while it packs a 2,200mAh battery, capable of 7 hours of music playback. A built-in microphone has been incorporated as well, allowing you to use the Angle 3 as proper phone, after connecting it with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
Connectivity wise, the Oontz Angle 3 sports a microUSB port for charging and a 3.5mm AUX input, that way connecting it to your computer as well.
Did you pick any of the above speakers? Let us know in the comments below.