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TL;DR: As of Aug. 27, you can get the popular Echo Plus (2nd Gen) smart speaker for $50 off, bringing the total cost down to $99.99. We have gone ahead and found a personal assistant that you don't have to stay 6 feet away from, or even pay. The Echo Plus can't help you cook dinner or pick up your dry cleaning, but it can help with everyday tasks like setting up reminders and alarms. It can even help you control your house using just your voice. Depending on what compatible devices you have, you could potentially turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and much more.
Sonos has finally announced its own smart speaker that's powered by Amazon's Alexa digital assistant. Called the Sonos One, the upcoming smart speaker will arrive on Oct. 24 for $199. The Sonos One will work with different voice assistants, but at launch it will be powered by Alexa, the same digital assistant that's on Amazon's Echo speakers. The company says that its smart speaker will also work with Google Assistant in 2018, making the Sonos One the very first smart speaker that support multiple voice services. "We live in a golden age of streaming entertainment," Sonos CEO Patrick Spence said.