Amazon’s Alexa has come a long way since the 1st-gen Amazon Echo was announced, but the original smart speaker is still a great device to this day. If you prefer the aesthetics of the original Echo, can’t live without a volume wheel, or just don’t want to pay twice as much for the Echo 2, the refurbished Amazon Echo just went on sale for $49.99. This is the first time the Echo 1 has ever been available at such a low price. The refurbished version has been listed at a regular price of $79.99 on Amazon since the start of the year. The only thing the Echo 1 doesn’t have that the Echo 2 has is an audio-out 3.5mm jack on the back. Otherwise, the two devices are identical in features. The newer Echo sounds a tiny bit richer with music, but the older Echo sounds better with spoken word content, like audiobooks and podcasts, thanks to its larger tweeter. Both the black and white Amazon Echo are available at this sale price.