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Last year, Amazon released Echo, a really, really awesome voice-controlled entertainment hub that was ignored by far too many people. Now, Amazon is expanding the Alexa line with Tap, a voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker designed for a bit more portability. All you need to do is tap the microphone button on the speaker and say your request—anything from a specific song you want to hear to a pizza order you want to place. You can listen to music from Prime Music (obviously), Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, and Tap can stream the music from your Bluetooth-connected phone or device. Powered by Dolby, the dual stereo speakers spit out 360° sound, and the device itself offers 9 hours of playback. Whereas Echo was meant more to sit on a shelf in your living room, Tap is designed to be attached to a backpack, thrown in a bag, or carried around for use. Just like with Echo, we’re fans.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.