[Good Deal] Amazon Echo Plus with Philips Hue Bulb for $114

If you’ve been contemplating dipping your toes into the Amazon side of the Smart Speaker/Smart Home range, then JB Hifi has a great deal on the Amazon Echo Plus, offering the speaker with a Philips Hue bulb for just $114.

The price is insanely good with the pairing normally priced at $229 (that’s $115 off). The Echo Plus offers the same 360° room-filling speaker setup as the smaller Echo, but includes a Zigbee smarthome hub. The inclusion of Zigbee support means that it can control an assortment of smart home devices, including Philips Hue light bulbs without an additional hub.

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The Echo range of devices are of course powered by Amazon’s digital assistant: Alexa. Alexa is quite handy at smart home control, and also offers a range of Alexa Skills from third parties that can expand the functionality of Alexa.

It’s a decent offering, and only discounted due to Amazon releasing a new Echo Plus this month. The new and old Echo Plus offer similar functionality though a few tweaks to the audio including Dolby support make the newer model slightly better for audio.

If you’re interested you should head over to JB Hifi to check it out.

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  • I wonder why traditional retailers like JB Hi-fi and Officeworks would sell an Amazon echo. It's a trojan horse built for the purpose of being a sales conduit for Amazon. When users want to buy products by using voice, this robot will direct them straight to Amazon. Why would a bricks-and-mortar retailer sell such a thing?

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