Echo Dot in a carThat’s an Echo Dot in a car.Cork Gaines/Business Insider

When Amazon put the Echo Dot on sale for $35 during Prime Day, my reaction was probably like a lot of others': Should I buy another Echo, and if I do, where would I put it?

Then, with a little help from a funny moment involving my 6-year-old daughter, it hit me: Why not put an Echo Dot in my car?

Sure enough, I ordered another Dot and installed it in my car. So far, it has turned out to be the best $35 I have spent in a long time.

I’ll walk you through how I installed it (it’s easy), what I use it for (just about everything), and why it is the best car infotainment system I have ever used (it turned out to be better than I imagined):