Designer Echo Dots are Amazon’s 2nd round of crowdfunded products

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.

One comment
  1. JFC says:

    Ha! I kinda like the look of the designs shown above. But I already got a household full of Echo Dots… and don’t see the need to replace them just for the sake of “fashion”.

    I guess I’m just not a Diane von Furstenberg kind of guy! :-)

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