Finish with your exams? Getting ready for summer? Well, don't forget about being a student juuuuust yet. Before May 24, join Amazon's Prime Student program and you'll be able to get a 3rd-gen Echo Dot smart speaker for just $4.99. You'll have to prove you are enrolled in a U.S. college. Then you'll get an email within two days telling you the promotional discount has been automatically applied to the Amazon account you used to sign up. After that, just add an Echo Dot in Charcoal, Heather Gray, or Sandstone to your cart. You should see the price come down during checkout. This is only available for new sign ups.

Quite the bargain

Echo Dot 3rd-gen smart speaker

The Echo Dot is a great companion for a college student, whether you want to jam to your favorite tunes or need to set alarms to get to class on time.

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Prime Student is fairly similar to a regular Prime membership except it's 50% off the regular price. It includes free two-day shipping, unlimited streaming with Amazon Prime Video, and unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos. Other benefits include 20% off pre-order and new release video games, 25% off dog and cat food, and other exclusive deals.

Compared to the 2nd-gen speaker, the Echo Dot has 70% better audio quality and an improved design. You can pair two of them together for stereo sound, or connect it via Bluetooth (or 3.5mm cable) directly to another speaker that you prefer. With the Echo Dot you can control your smart thermostat, smart plug, and other smart home gear, as well as have measurements converted, find out the local weather, and more.

Of course, if you live in a college dorm or other place where you can't create the smart home of your dreams, you can still use the Echo Dot to listen to your favorite music, learn about the news or the weather, or listen to audiobooks or podcasts.

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