The Amazon Tap and the Echo Dot, the two newest Alexa devices, have been released today and customers who pre-ordered have already begun recieving their devices. Both devices immediately became backordered a few days after they were announced, but it looks like Amazon was able to ramp up production on the Amazon Tap because it’s currently available for immediate delivery. The Echo Dot on the other hand, the far more popular device out of the two, is another story. Orders placed today will not ship until August at the earliest. If you didn’t place your pre-order the day it was announced, and want one immediatly, you’re going to have to resort to eBay or Craigslist and pay a premium. Echo Dot’s on eBay are currently selling for $50 over their retail price.
I have both devices arriving later today. If you have any questions about either the Amazon Tap or Echo Dot, post them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.