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How to choose the best smart speaker for you: shopper's guide

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Amazon's Echo devices are powered by its Alexa artificial intelligence. LOS ANGELES -- Hey, Alexa, which of the seven Echo speakers should I buy, and what's the difference between them? And OK Google, the new Home Mini is so affordable at $29 for the holidays. How does it stack up to the entry level Echo, Amazon's Dot? If you're shopping for a smart speaker, here's how to decide which model and brand fits your needs and some advice on what to do once you own one.

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Amazon's best smart speaker, Echo Show, is $150 off when you buy two


An Amazon Echo with Alexa can infuse your home with information, entertainment, and smart hub capabilities, all controllable by your voice. The most feature-packed Echo usually costs a pretty penny, but Amazon's running a deal where if you buy two Echo Shows, it'll knock $150 off the total. Putting a pair in your cart should automatically apply the discount. We've tested every Echo released so far and the Echo Show is the best one. It offers everything a good smart speaker should: clear sound quality, voice control, and compatibility with other Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as TVs, cameras, thermostats, and lights.