The deal also includes a three month free subscription to Amazon fresh if you live in one of their service areas, which is the grocery delivery service. That’s normally about $15 a month. You do have to be a prime member, but right now college students can also get a free prime membership ( including prime video, but without music) for six months.
Prime Fresh details:
Prime Student details:
The grocery delivery is nice, but addictive! Probably especially so when combined with the wand.
The Alexa on the wand can do most Alexa things, including smart home commands, but no music. And of course you have to press the button to talk to it.
Physically, it’s not a device I can use, but I can see the attraction. It will be interesting to see how successful it is this time around.