The Amazon Black Friday deals are finally here, as the online giant has officially launched its sale. Starting things a whole week earlier, the anticipation for the big day certainly increases. We’ve already spotted deals on TVs, laptops, games and tech, but if you’re hoping for the biggest savings, Amazon likes to reserve them for its own line of products.
This year is no different, with big savings to be had on the Echo dot smart speakers, and there’s even a substantial discount to be had on the latest range.
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Rather than imposing itself in your living room or kitchen, the Echo dot is a smaller offering, in a much more compact form factor, while being able to answer questions, play music and even help you order your purchases.
To find out how to save on Amazon’s range of smart speakers, continue reading the rest of the article below.
Amazon Echo dot 5th Gen speaker: Was £54.99, now £26.99, Amazon.co.uk
The brand’s latest Echo dot speaker has slashed its price by 51% for Black Friday – a bargain for those looking to connect their home with its understated spherical design. For this model, the audio architecture has been redesigned and Amazon says it offers up to double the base Gen 4. It also has new sensors, including an ambient temperature sensor, so Alexa can take action. when the room gets too hot. or too cold.
Amazon Echo show 8, 2nd Gen: Was £119.99, now £69.99, Amazon.co.uk
Having a smart speaker with a built-in display has all sorts of practical uses, from watching videos while you cook to answering the door with a smart doorbell connection, and that saving on the Echo show makes it cheaper of £50. Our tech writer Alex Lee put Amazon’s Echo 8 show to the test, saying in his review, “you really get what you pay for” with this device. It has an “ambient detection screen, home monitoring function, an improved processor and a better 13-megapixel camera, which has less intrusive pan and zoom tracking functions than the 10” Echo show. He even went so far as to say that it should be a must-have if you’re “looking for an Amazon smart display”.
Amazon Echo dot, 3rd Gen: Was £39.99, now £16.99, Amazon.co.uk
The third generation Echo dot may be outclassed by its round upgrade but this version is still an impressive device, especially at the price. It was previously included in our guide to the best smart speakers, along with The IndependentTech reviewer David Phelan, praising its impressive performance at such a reasonable price.
This device “can do all the Alexa-related tasks that more advanced speakers do, like answering questions, turning home gadgets on or off, and more.” And we think that would make a great revival too. So if you’re looking for an affordable way to bring smart tech into your home, this is the one for you, especially now that it’s 58% off.
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