Eufy Genie is the first non-Amazon device to support Alexa Calling and Messaging

New 3rd-party Alexa-enabled devices are constantly being released, but one thing that holds true for all of them is that they don’t support all of the features that Amazon’s own line of Echo speakers. The one feature that has been exclusive to Amazon’s own Alexa devices is calling and messaging capabilities. That has finally changed because the Eufy Genie smart speaker has just become the first non-Amazon device that supports Alexa calling and messaging. Read more ›

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Eufy Genie Smart Speaker with Alexa on sale for $17.33

The Eufy Genie Smart Speaker is on sale for $17.33 for Prime Day. This price is about $15 off the retail price. The lowest I’ve seen the Eufy Genie go for in the past is $19.99, so this is the new lowest price that it has been. You can read my review of the Eufy Genie, but it’s essentially an Echo Dot clone. It sounds slightly better than an Echo Dot, but is missing Alexa features like calling/messaging that are only found on Echo devices. It also does not have Bluetooth, so it can’t be paired with a phone. If you already have multiple Echo devices, you’ll probably be happier spending the extra money and getting an Amazon Echo Dot for $29.99 instead. But if you want to try out a smart speaker for the first time without spending too much, the Eufy Genie is a good choice.

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Eufy Genie Smart Speaker w/ Alexa on sale for $19.99 — Lowest Price Ever

The Eufy Genie is on sale for $19.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest price that the Genie has ever been. If you’re not familiar with the Eufy Genie, it’s an Alexa smart speaker that is nearly identical to the Amazon Echo Dot. I reviewed it in detail when it was released, but the summary is that it’s a good way to dip your toes into an Alexa speaker. If you already have Alexa devices in your home, the Genie is a good cheap way to add Alexa to a room that you’re not going to use too often, but still occasionally want access to Alexa. The pros of the Eufy Genie are its price and that it sounds better than the Echo Dot. The cons are that it doesn’t have Bluetooth and it doesn’t have the few features that Amazon reserves for their Echo devices, like Alexa calling and messaging.

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Eufy Genie Smart Speaker w/ Alexa on sale for $24.99 — UPDATE: Now $19.99 [Expired]

The Eufy Genie Smart Speaker has just gone on sale for $24.99. This is just $5 more than the lowest price it has ever been, which was during Black Friday last year. It is essentially an Echo Dot clone that was released last year by Anker. Since it now supports Echo Spacial Perception, thanks to a recent software update, it’s a decent alternative to the Echo Dot. The Genie doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity or messaging/calling features, like the Echo Dot does, but it’s a fair bit cheaper and sounds slightly better.

Update

It’s now $19.99

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Eufy Genie now supports Echo Spatial Perception (ESP)

The Eufy Genie has just gone on sale for a great price. Before posting about the deal, I dusted mine off to see if the one major complaint I had about it, when I reviewed it, had been addressed. Sure enough, the Eufy Genie now supports Echo Spatial Perception. Read more ›

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Eufy Genie Smart Speaker w/ Alexa on sale for $19.99 — New lowest price ever [Expired]

The Eufy Genie has just gon on sale for $19.99 for today only. This is the new lowest price that this smart speaker has ever been. You can read my review of the Eufy Genie, but it’s essentially an Amazon Echo Dot clone with nearly all of the same capabilities. My one and only major complaint of the Eufy Genie was that it did not have Echo Spacial Perception (ESP) but I have just discovered that it now does support ESP, so it works well with other Echo devices nearby. The only real issue with the Genie, compared to the Dot, is it doesn’t have access to some of the advanced Alexa features, like calling and messaging. Other than the lower cost, the main advantage of the Eufy Genie over the Echo Dot is that the Genie has a slightly better sounding speaker than the Dot. While I would still recommend the Echo Dot over the Eufy Genie for most people, it’s hard to resist at this price, especially if you’re fine with not having calling capabilities.

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Amazon Tap, Echo Dot, Eufy Genie, Ecobee4 Thermostat and more on sale to celebrate Alexa’s 3rd Birthday [Expired]

Three years ago today, Amazon introduced Alexa to the world when they revealed the original Echo speaker. To celebrate, they’re offering discounts on numerous Alexa devices. The Amazon Tap is $50 off at $79.99, which matches the lowest price it has been. You can save $33 on a 3 pack of Echo Dots by using promo code BDAY3PACK at checkout. Normally, Amazon only gives $20 off of a 3 pack. You can save $50 on a 3 pack of 2nd-gen Echos using promo code ECHO3PACK, but that’s the usual discount that has been around ever since the new model was revealed. Other bundle deals include the all-new Fire HD 10 tablet + Echo Dot for $149.98, which saves you $50, the Fire TV Stick + Echo Dot for $69.98, which saves you $20, and the all-new Cloud Cam + Echo Show for $299.98, which saves you $50. Read more ›

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Eufy Genie Alexa-enabled smart speaker + 3 months Amazon Music Unlimited on sale for $29.70 [Expired]

The Eufy Genie is on sale for $29.70 on Amazon. Included with the purchase is 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for new subscribers. The Eufy Genie is the Echo Dot clone made by Anker that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago. While the list price may say $59.99, this smart speaker normally sells for $34.99 so the current price is just over 15% off, if you don’t include the free music service. My opinion of the Eufy Genie is that it is great as a stand-alone alternative to the Amazon Echo Dot, but because it does not support Amazon’s more advanced Alexa features, like ESP and calling, it’s not a good addition to a home that already has Echo devices.

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Eufy Genie Review: How it compares to the Amazon Echo Dot

Anker is a company best known for their highly reviewed portable powerbanks and charging cables but they’ve been expanding into numerous other consumer electronics lately. They launched Eufy, a smart home brand, late last year with products like a robotic vacuum and a smart scale. Now they’ve released the Eufy Genie, an Alexa powered smart speaker that closely resembles the Amazon Echo Dot in both form and function. At $34.99, the Genie undercuts the Echo Dot by $15 and claims to have a better speaker, so I picked one up to see if it’s a good budget alternative to Amazon’s own smart speaker. Read more ›

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Anker to release $35 Alexa speaker to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot

Anker, best known for their USB chargers and battery packs, has been expanding their product line into home goods under their new Eufy brand. Those products have mostly been vacuums and lights, but they’ve now announced the Eufy Genie, which is an Alexa smart speaker that closely resembles the Amazon Echo Dot in both appearance and features. With a retail price of only $34.99, the Genie undercuts the Echo Dot by $15 and has the potential for being a good alternative to Amazon’s own hardware. Read more ›

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