It has been exactly 1 week since the Amazon Tap and the Echo Dot were announced and made available for pre-order. As is often the case with new Amazon hardware, the release day stock of both devices are now sold out. Placing an order today for the Amazon Tap will net you a delivery date that’s about 1 month after the device’s release date of March 31st. The Echo Dot’s expected delivery date for new orders is pushed even further. Pre-orders placed today for that device are receiving delivery dates in June.
Despite only being available for pre-order through an Alexa enabled device like the Amazon Echo or Fire TV, the Echo Dot seems to be the far more popular product between the two new devices. A post about the Echo Dot on popular deal forum Slickdeals currently has over 300 thumbs ups and nearly 1,000 comments. Compare that to the post about the Amazon Tap which, while still respectable, only has 17 thumbs ups and 40 comments. If you’re considering either of the two new devices, you should place your order now and decide later if you really want the device, since you’ll have at least 2 months to decide before it actually ships and can cancel your pre-order anytime.