Amazon has launched its 2nd round of Build It products for its crowdfunding program. This time around it is a set of 3 different Echo Dots designed by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Each one costs $59.99 during the pre-order period, which is $10 more than the regular list price of the Echo Dot. Should any of them reach their minimum order threshold by August 13, the price will then increase to $69.99.
As a reminder, Build It products only ship if they receive a minimum number of pre-orders by a set goal date. Amazon does not reveal the exact pre-order goal, but does indicate what percentage of the number of pre-orders have already been placed. If you pre-order the item, you will only be charged if the goal is met.
The first round of Build It products consisted of 3 Alexa Gadgets, which are accessories that work with Echo speakers. Only one product reached its pre-order goal, which was a Smart Sticky Note Printer. It’s set to be released sometime between now and September.
Echo Dots often go on sale for around $30. The lowest price that the 4th-gen version has ever been is $24.99 with a free smart bulb during this year’s Prime Day sale. Even though these designer Echo Dots are only $10 more than the regular price of the Echo Dot, you’re really paying about double when you factor in the sale prices.
If you’re interested in the 3 designs, which are called Midnight Kiss, Ikat, and Twigs, you have until August 13 to order at the cheaper $59.99 price. The price increases to $69.99 if the pre-order goal is met. The designer Echo Dots will ship between December 2021 and March 2022 and Amazon’s standard return policy applies, should you decide to return any of them.