Amazon has put the standard full-sized Echo on sale for $49.99, which is 50% off its regular price of $99.99. This is the first time the Echo has ever dropped this low and it’s $10 less than it has ever been in the past. The Amazon Echo provides much better audio quality than the smaller Echo Dots, thanks to housing dual 0.8″ tweeters and a 3.0″ woofer, compared to the Echo Dot’s single 1.6″ speaker. It also has a built-in Zigbee smart hub for controlling smart home devices without a hub, like Philips Hue lights, even when the internet goes down. It does this thanks to a new module on the device that can process some basic voice requests on the device itself, without needing to send your request to the cloud for processing.