Amazon’s first-gen Echo is still around, priced at a lower than ever $50 at AT&T

Smart speakers have become a global phenomenon less than five years after the limited release of Amazon’s original Echo, with an estimated installed base of 66 million units in the US alone as of December 2018, and around 100 million devices in use worldwide, according to a slightly older market report. Naturally, there are now more options than ever for smart speaker buyers, ranging from the ultra-affordable Echo Dot and Google Home Mini to premium Echo Show models with screens.

But if you can find it, the first-generation Amazon Echo is still a pretty great choice, fetching …

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