Since Prime Day (opens in new tab) looks like it's going to be delayed, Amazon has started on the big Echo deals early – in this case, cutting the price of the Echo Dot by half, and taking £30 off the Echo Show 5 smart screen.
The Echo Dot only tends to go down this cheap during big sale events – Black Friday and so on – so if you're thinking of getting one, now is the time.
The Echo Show 5 has also had a price cut, and £49.99 is the cheapest the smaller Alexa smart screen has ever been.
• Buy Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) for £34.99 from Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
• Buy Amazon Echo Show 5 for £49.99 from Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
Both of these smart speakers can be used to keep in touch with people inside or outside the house – the Echo Show 5 has a built-in camera for video calls to other Echo Show devices, which can be great for beating isolation.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) |
Was £49.99 | Now £24.99 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
This clever little device might not seem like much, but it's a music player, knowledge source and smart home controller all in one. It's like an Echo, just a lot smaller and cuter.
Amazon Echo Show 5 |
Was £79.99 | Now £49.99 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
Amazon's small smart screen can show you useful information (such as weather) on the screen, can play video, and make video calls, and acts as a regular Alexa smart speaker. It's a great kitchen recipe companion, or as a bedroom or office clock.
Amazon's Echo has been a huge hit, and the Dot has especially found favour in kitchens, offices and bedrooms, so you can ask Alexa a question or to play some music without a bigger devices taking up your space.
Teens especially have taken to it, since it makes it so easy to just request any music you want from all over the world.
- See all the best Amazon Echo deals (opens in new tab)