*This article is from Prime Day 2016
Only today and only until supply lasts shoppers are able to get an Alexa-enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $79 – nearly half of its original price of $129. Moreover, those who use another Alexa-enabled speaker to order the Amazon Tap Prime Day Deal have the opportunity to avail additional $10 discount, bringing down the price of the device to $69.
In an attempt to condition consumers’ interest towards its newest flagship products, Amazon today revealed a new promotion aimed to make shopping for Prime members even more rewarding. But in order to be able to shop the deals on Prime Day, you should sign-up or start a free trial of Prime on or before July 12 by visiting amazon.com/primeday.
Prime membership subscribtion costs $99 and some may find it a little steep even if it is offered with so many additional service to the free 2-day shipping that other consider it as the best deal in the history of shopping. If you are accustomed to shop online and if you have experience with Amazon, we don’t need to convince you that the Prime membership is worth every dime ot its price.
According to the tech giant, tens of millions of online shoppers around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S. that includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas, and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.
So let’s say you are convinced that the Prime membership is a good thing, but why do you need an Alexa-enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker?
Amazon Tap is a similar device to Amazon Echo which is the first of this kind of products and it was launched in a tasting mode during the fourth quarter of 2014. Recently the company expanded the products line in its family by introducing Amazon Dot.
Though all of these devices when connected to Wi-Fi you can access Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that is always getting smarter. As of now it has more than 1,000 skills. So you can just tap the microphone button and ask to hear news, set a timer, get the weather, and more. New skills are continually added—such as ordering a pizza, setting your robot vacuum cleanner or requesting a ride from Uber. If such an explanation sounds a bit short or outlandish, have a look at the video below to get more ideas on how you can use the Amazon Tap.
Although relatively still new, Alexa-enabled devices are gaining popularity especially in the United States where Amazon has nearly invaded the lives of ordinary consumers. A number of early technology adopters commented they have a few devices in a household. It makes sense if you live in a large house.
According to industry insiders, only the sales of Amazon Echo rose nearly 75% during the first quarter of 2016. Indeed, this may be the reason for Amazon to launch the more affordable Amazon Tap and Amazon Dot in May.
Whatever the case, offered for as little as $69 the Amazon Tap Prime Day deal looks like a very good opportunity to try a novelty on discount. And if you don’t have an Alexa-enabled device to get advantage on the lowest price, still you will be able to buy the device for $79 which is also a one-time deal not to miss.