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Amazon Prime Day (early deals) - 2 Echo Dots (3rd gen) for $49.98

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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Prime Day (early deals) - 2 Echo Dots (3rd gen) for $49.98

Amazon Prime Day (early deals) - 2 Echo Dots for $49.98 (3rd gen)

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Echo Dot (3rd gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal $54.99 regular price

APD Deal: 2 for $49.98
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It's been nearly a year since Fire TV 4K was $39.99...waiting patiently for another sale...
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I've had both Alexa and Google (Home).

I wanted to like Alexa just because calling your device Alexa is farrrrrr more satisfying than ever saying "Okay Google" all the time, but the Alexa AI is just plain dumb by comparison and relies too heavily on specific trigger words, her voice is also way too robotic. Google you can ask more detailed and intelligent questions and it'll at least make an effort to try to figure out what you're asking. I will say, I swear Google Home has been getting dumber lately than when I first got it a year or two ago.

Regardless, I'd buy any of the devices at full price just for the simple command of "Alexa/Okay Google SET TIMER 10 minutes." I use it at least 5x a day.
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RiCHC3 wrote: I've had both Alexa and Google (Home).

I wanted to like Alexa just because calling your device Alexa is farrrrrr more satisfying than ever saying "Okay Google" all the time, but the Alexa AI is just plain dumb by comparison and relies too heavily on specific trigger words, her voice is also way too robotic. Google you can ask more detailed and intelligent questions and it'll at least make an effort to try to figure out what you're asking. I will say, I swear Google Home has been getting dumber lately than when I first got it a year or two ago.

Regardless, I'd buy any of the devices at full price just for the simple command of "Alexa/Okay Google SET TIMER 10 minutes." I use it at least 5x a day.
FYI, You can change Alexa's trigger word to say "Computer", "Echo" or "Amazon" instead.
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fox29 wrote: It's been nearly a year since Fire TV 4K was $39.99...waiting patiently for another sale...
Holy shit, you're right, time flies... I'm remembering the past 6 months based on which RFD deals I've taken advantage of, smh
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umadbrah wrote: FYI, You can change Alexa's trigger word to say "Computer", "Echo" or "Amazon" instead.
Ya but u can't create ur own custom trigger words! Also I'd like it if any of them had a Clapping Hands Sign clapping sound to trigger lights on off!
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I already have an Amazon Echo dot, mostly I use to set the timer during working hours. It is easy compared to watch or phone!
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mikka2017 wrote: Ya but u can't create ur own custom trigger words! Also I'd like it if any of them had a Clapping Hands Sign clapping sound to trigger lights on off!
That would be cool (and retro) like the clapper Face With Tears Of Joy
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RiCHC3 wrote: (...) I wanted to like Alexa just because calling your device Alexa is farrrrrr more satisfying than ever saying "Okay Google" all the time, (...)
If you don't like "Okay Google", you can say:

"Hey poodle" :)
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Temporel wrote: If you don't like "Okay Google", you can say:

"Hey poodle" :)
Hey boo boo
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"ok boomer" also works for google home Electric Light Bulb
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The new echo dot looks great

This is meh just getting rid of old stock
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RiCHC3 wrote: I've had both Alexa and Google (Home).
Once you learn Alexas nuances I find you can actually get more done with a better range of skills and integration on offer. I totally agree about timers especially named timers when cooking.
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Amazon Prime Day is coming? Sigh... Time to remove Redflagdeals and Amazon from bookmarks...
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fox29 wrote: It's been nearly a year since Fire TV 4K was $39.99...waiting patiently for another sale...
Same here but now I'm wondering if I should get one if it goes on sale or wait for the new Google Sabrina device.
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Have to put 2 in the cart, then add code!
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My first gen Google Home is deaf or is plain lazy.

First gen Alexa (the tall cylinder one) is a lot more responsive. Good thing my ST hub is paired with Alexa and not the GH.
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orbitdesign wrote: Same here but now I'm wondering if I should get one if it goes on sale or wait for the new Google Sabrina device.
Google TV device is supposed to be out Wednesday in the states. Lets hope it's the same in Canada! I'll be picking that up since my house in already in the Google Home ecosystem. I do have a firestick though and I have no problems with it.
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fox29 wrote: It's been nearly a year since Fire TV 4K was $39.99...waiting patiently for another sale...
I scored it for $35 during Black Friday last year, here's hoping it goes that low again.

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