LONG drives may be on hold for now, but more informed and entertaining journeys are less pricey.
Amazon has dropped the price of its Echo Auto, giving drivers a tempting offer.
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Amazon’s Echo Auto launched in June last year, bringing Alexa into the car.
With the device, Amazon once again found a niche where current tech didn’t quite reach.
The low-price smart speaker allows users to make calls, listen to music and get other useful information while driving.
If that all sounds like something you need, you’re in luck - Echo Auto is £20 off at its lowest price of £29.99.
Echo Auto isn’t for everyone, but it does fill a useful gap for in-car music and information.
Built-in ‘infotainment’ systems still aren’t low-cost enough in newer cars so that everyone has one.
Plus, there are plenty of older cars on the roads which don’t have them at all, instead fitted with a radio and CD player and occasionally Bluetooth too.
Echo Auto can add to these setups by connecting to a car’s speakers (via AUX port or Bluetooth) and your phone.
Once up and running, you can use Echo Auto to ask Alexa to play music or a radio station via TuneIn.
The device also supports Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and of course Audible.
You can also ask for news updates, make notes on a to-do list, set reminders, and even check petrol prices.
If you use your phone as a sat-nav, you can also pair it up with Echo Auto, to utilise what Amazon refers to as a driver-friendly display.
Should you not want the gadget’s eight microphones to be active, there’s a clear electronic disconnect button too.
Handily, Echo Auto comes with an air vent mount but there are some cars and phones it won’t work with.
For everyone else, the current deal of £29.99 (at a 40 per cent discount) looks like a strong offer.
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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