It's not Prime Day but Amazon already has a half-price Echo Dot for you

Amazon Echo Dot slashed to $24.99/£24.99 ahead of Amazon Prime Day

cheap Amazon Echo Dot deal

Call it an early Amazon Prime Day discount, or just call it a sweet deal: Amazon has just slashed 50% off the Echo Dot speaker in the US and the UK bringing it down to just $24.99/£24.99, which is crazy cheap.

The Echo Dot is the smallest speaker in Amazon's ever-growing arsenal of AI-powered devices. Although it does include a built-in speaker that's plenty loud enough to hear the answers to any questions you've asked Alexa, the Echo Dot works even better when paired with a more powerful sound system. This can be done with a 3.5mm aux cable or via Bluetooth.

Music is handled by Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Audible, Deezer or TuneIn.

The Echo Dot is a phenomenal gateway into the world of smart home technology, since Amazon's proprietary voice assistant Alexa is compatible with a whole host of smart bulbs, kettles, and central heating systems.

The third-generation Echo Dot boasts an all-new fabric design and improved call quality compared to previous models. The Echo Dot has all the same smarts of its larger siblings, Echo and Echo Plus, meaning it can do everything from playing your music, updating you on the latest weather and headlines, ordering food, and controlling your smart devices.

All three Echo Dot colors are available at this low price, so you can choose between charcoal, sandstone and heather gray (or "heather grey" as it's called on Amazon UK).

Echo Dot (3rd generation) | Was $49.99 | Now $24.99
50% off this powerful little smart speaker makes for a lip-smackingly good deal in our books – this lightweight speaker packs all the intelligence of Amazon Alexa, far field voice recognition, and the ability to control your smart home, and order an Uber.View Deal

Echo Dot (3rd generation) | Was £49.99 | Now £24.99
This is the Amazon UK page for the half-price Echo Dot deal, so you get exactly the same product as you would on Amazon US but you can pay in British pounds while drinking a nice cup of tea while you place your order. God save the Queen!View Deal

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