If you’re like us, and missed your chance to pick up an Amazon Echo Dot Alexa-enabled speaker while they were available, you’ll be heartened to hear that you might get another shot at grabbing one, and at a lower price.
Amazon appears to be readying a cheaper version of its popular Echo Dot speaker, if a tweet that showed up briefly on the company’s Twitter account this morning is anything to go by.
The voice-controlled internet-connected speaker, which accesses Amazon’s personal assistant, Alexa, was announced back in March at a cost of $89.99. The smaller, palm-sized version of the taller Echo smart speaker sold out quickly. Now it appears Amazon may be planning on releasing a new, cheaper version of the pint-sized powerhouse that allows Echo users to put the power of Alexa in any room.
— Darrin (@Indypodcaster) September 12, 2016
The tweet, posted from Amazon’s @amazonecho Twitter account, indicated a new, $49.99 version of the Dot is on the way, but it was quickly deleted from the account. But not before some sharp eyed Twitter users saw it. Unfortunately, if you click the link in the tweet, it goes to the sold out page for the Dot.
Recode asked Amazon spokespeople about the tweet, but they declined to comment, which suggests the tweet was a genuine accident. We’ll keep an eye on the @amazonecho account for any other Dot-related tweets. We really want one of those tiny wonders for the bedroom…