Find the best deals on the Amazon Echo Plus Gen 2 this Black Friday 2018 here at Funtober. Amazon recently announced the newly designed. Two of the biggest changes are the sleeker exterior and greatly enhanced audio experience. There is fierce competition in the smart home market and Amazon keeps upping their game. These new and improved products and the competition all add up to great sales and consumer deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018.
Amazon’s recent announcement was its largest single product release to date. The early fall announcement timing is no coincidence. They want to build the hype around these new products and create the best deals for Black Friday and the 2018 holiday shopping season.
Let’s dig in and take a look at the newly designed Echo Plus Gen 2 so you can determine if it lives up to the hype. The new rounded and upscale exterior is noticeable at first glance. Amazon designed it to integrate in to your homes decor and dropped that chunky hard edged tech gadget shiny plastic finish. The entire new line of echo products integrates similar exterior design so they all look similar. The Echo Plus and DOT are offered in the same exterior colors, Sandstone, Heather Gray and Charcoal. The Gen 2 Echo Plus is smaller and lighter than the previous generation also.
There was a lot of grumbling about the listening experience of the previous generation Echo. Amazon took that criticism and met it head on and completely redesigned the listening experience. The subwoofer is half and inch larger, up from 2.5 – 3”. Both models feature equalizer settings in the Alexa app. Both the new and Gen 2 Echo plus have seven microphones, noise cancellation and beam form technology, so it can hear you through background noise or across the room.
The new Echo plus has a temperature sensor for further ZigBee hub integration with your smart home devices. Both the new and previous Echo can control a wide range of smart home devices. The Gen 2 Echo Plus offers all the same Alexa functionality as the previous version.
The new Echo Plus offers some additional call and messaging capabilities. The new Echo plus can call and message the Alexa app and other Echo devices too. Amazon is planning on adding skype in the near future as well.
As Amazon strengthens its smart home offering the Echo DOT and Echo Plus continue to be the cornerstone offerings. The new and improved Echo Plus offers some great additional functionality at the same price, we expect better pricing as Black Friday 2018 gets closer. The strong competition in the smart home market and the aggressive platform of products Amazon just announce add up to better pricing as Black Friday approaches. Amazon historically announces deals in the first two weeks of November leading up to Black Friday. We expect Amazon to do that again, but expect the discounts to be steeper.
If you’re in the market for an Echo, we strongly suggest that you wait for the Echo Plus Gen 2. It is scheduled to be released on October 11th and is currently available for pre-order for $149.99. As a bonus it come with a free Philips Smart Light Bulb. If you searching for deals pay close attention to bundle offers because we anticipate Amazon will have same fantastic bundle deals with the Echo Plus Gen 2 with other integrated Smart Home Products.
Check back as Black Friday 2018 approaches for updates deals and offers. We are searching out the best deals so you don’t have to.