And now there's a new, redesigned Echo in addition to a brand new, souped-up Echo Plus. Finally, Echo Show is the new Echo with a screen. This adds video calling, visuals for apps such as weather, and you can even watch films on it, if you're desperate for entertainment while locked in the kitchen.
In our T3.com review, we called Amazon Echo Dot a 'no brainer' to buy. It's a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Amazon's voice assistant Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more.
Amazon Echo takes the concept a step further - it's a hands-free speaker, great for music, radio, news bulletins and more. Echo Plus builds on this with a beefier speaker and a smart home hub.
The Echo range supports third-party 'skills' as well, so developers outside Amazon can write apps to let the device stream music from Spotify, read tweets or order a ride from Uber.
Stop what you're doing. Set an alarm for 9am on the morning of Wednesday December 13. Then, you can get the Echo Show for just shy of 130 quid. We've been using this for the last month and it's easily the best Echo device to date, with better 'hearing', improved sound and a screen that's genuinely useful.View Deal
This one is already live: get the already cheap-as-mince Echo Dot for just £35, minus one pence. This little fella is handy for smart home automation, apps like ordering taxis or pizza, tasks such as kitchen timing, and use as a radio in very quiet rooms. Plug it into a speaker – such as one of our favourite Bluetooth speakers with a line in – and it becomes a musical maestro with support for Tune In, Spotify and Amazon Music.View Deal