Amazon has put the Echo Input on sale for $19.99. This matches last months sale and is the lowest price the Echo Input has ever been. The Echo Input is essentially an Echo Dot without a built-in speaker. If you plan to always have your Alexa device connected to external speakers, the Echo Input is worth considering over an Echo Dot because it is much smaller and discrete. I personally have one permanently muted and connected to my TV soundbar as an “Alexa bridge” to allow the soundbar to be part of my whole-home audio group. The small form factor lets me tuck it out of sight and the little red mute LED is much less noticeable than the red ring of a muted Echo Dot. An Echo Dot is more versatile because it can be repurposed in the future and used on its own, but if you value minimalism and just need to add Alexa to a speaker, then the Echo Input could be the better option.