Unless you've been living under a rock, and we really can't blame you with everything that's been going on, you'll probably know a bit about Amazon's Echo devices and why they're the ideal back to school accessory: no matter where you live, smart home tech is the way forward.
Amazon has clearly been listening to our cries and has introduced a huge sale, and when we say huge we mean it; pretty much every single product is discounted right now, some by up to 50%. If you've been on the fence about getting an Echo, now is the time to make a decision.
For the uninitiated, Amazon's Echo devices are powered by Alexa, its smart assistant that can, at this point, basically do any task: play the radio, call your friends, set reminders and timers, order stuff (from Amazon, naturally), control other smart home devices, and a lot more through third-party skills.
All of the Echo devices come with Alexa baked in, meaning they're all as useful as each other, whether you're going for the cheap and cheerful Echo Dot or the luxurious Echo Show. So, without further ado, let's jump into the deals.
Amazon Echo (third generation) |Four colours | Alexa | Dolby 360° audio | Was £89.99 | Now £64.99 | Available from Amazon
The Echo was the first, and perhaps best, Amazon smart device and the premise is simple: a really great speaker in an attractive design (available in four vibrant colours) with Alexa built in to handle whatever task you throw at her. With £25 off, it's hard to say no.
Amazon Echo Dot (third generation) | Four colours | Alexa | Compact design | Was £49.99 | Now £29.99 | Available from Amazon
Want Alexa without the speaker, or perhaps you have your own speaker that you want to make smart? That's where the Dot fits in, offering a really neat compact design with all the same smart assistant perks built right in.
Amazon Echo Show 8 | Two colours | Alexa | 8-inch HD display | Built-in 1MP camera | Stereo audio | Was £119.99 | Now £69.99 | Available from Amazon
This might be one of the best deals currently on offer: the 8-inch version of the Show is the perfect companion for any kitchen or bedroom, offering video calls on top of the other Echo perks. And right now you'll save a massive £50.
Amazon Echo Spot | Black or white | Alexa | Smart alarm clock | Was £119.99 | Now £79.99 | Available from Amazon
Everything about the Echo Spot is cool, from the minimal rounded design to the second-generation voice control that will pick up even the tiniest of commands. With this thing beside your bed, you'll never be late for class again (although maybe that isn't the best selling point...)
Your smart home future starts now: with Amazon's Echo and Alexa range powering your setup, nothing is beyond your reach, especially at these crazy prices.