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Amazon Echo dot Black Friday deal 2021: Save 42% on the smart speakers

Looking for some new home tech? Snap up a third- or fourth-generation model now

Eva Waite-Taylor
Monday 22 November 2021 11:59
<p>Chances are you’ve seen one of these in action, so now’s the time to join the masses </p>

Chances are you’ve seen one of these in action, so now’s the time to join the masses

Although it’s still seven days away, the early Black Friday sales have really amped up. The shopping bonanza offers you the chance to bag a bargain on everything from gaming, tech and laptops to home appliances, mattresses and beauty.

Since the start of November, we have seen a whole host of whopping discounts and offers, whether that’s from cult-fitness brand Peloton or online giant Amazon.

Follow live: The best early Black Friday deals to shop now

While we’re of course covering all of that and more, we’d also recommend bookmarking our Black Friday guide, which has the crème de la crème of discounts.

But, if it’s a smart speaker that’s on your shopping list, then we’ve got good news for you – Amazon has launched discounts on the hugely popular all-new Echo dot (was £49.99, now £28.99, Amazon.co.uk), which is always a huge hit during sale periods.

It’s considered a wallet-friendly device even at full price. So, if you want to save on the Amazon Echo dot during the Black Friday bonanza, we’d recommend doing so sooner rather than later. Read on for everything there is to know.

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Amazon Echo dot, 4th generation: Was £49.99, now £28.99, Amazon.co.uk

Chances are you’ve seen one of these Alexa devices in action – and that’s because they’re just so good – so now’s the time to join the party.

As you’d expect, the Amazon Echo dot has high-quality vocals and bass, and you can play music, radio and podcasts. Best of all, thanks to Alexa, you can control your entertainment using your voice. Just ask it to play tunes or audiobooks from streaming services such as Amazon Music, Spotify and Apple Music. What’s more, you can also ask it plenty of questions, including what the weather will be like that day, and what time it is.

As for its performance, we can vouch for how well the fourth-generation device performs as it featured in our review of the best smart speakers. “If you’re an Alexa user, or dipping your toe into the world of smart speakers, the Echo dot is a great choice for a non-invasive speaker that produces great sound and slots nicely into the Amazon ecosystem,” noted our writer.

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Amazon Echo dot, 3rd generation: Was £39.99, now £18.99, Amazon.co.uk

Although it is not the newest Echo dot, the third-generation version is still an impressive device. It was previously included in our guide to the best smart speakers, with The Independent’s technology critic, David Phelan, praising its impressive performance at such a reasonable price.

This device “can do all the Alexa-related tasks that the most advanced speakers do, such as answering questions, turning home gadgets on or off, and so on”. And we think it’d make a great alarm clock, too. So, if you’re looking for an affordable way to bring some smart tech into your home, then this is the one for you – especially now it’s only £18.99.

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Best Black Friday beauty deals – stock up on your favourites across make-up, skincare, haircare and fragrance

Best Black Friday laptop deals – there are hundreds of pounds to be saved on laptops from big-name brands such as Apple, Microsoft and HP

Best Black Friday TV deals – update your at-home cinema experience without paying full price

Best Black Friday fashion deals – whether it’s a pair of boots or a coat, treat yourself to some wardrobe essentials

Best Black Friday kids’ toys deals – get your Christmas shopping done and dusted with offers from Disney, Lego, Playmobil and more

Best Black Friday sports deals – kit out your home gym or build your winter workout wardrobe

Best alcohol Black Friday deals – whether you’re a fan of gin, vodka, tequila, beer or wine, you’ll be able to bag a bargain

Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals – whether it’s the OLED, lite or original you’re after, level up with these discounts

Best Black Friday mattress deals – rest easy with big discounts on brands such as Emma, Eve Sleep and Simba

Best Black Friday Aldi deals – the budget supermarket is expected to slash prices on big-ticket items like the Nintendo Switch

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Best Apple Black Friday deals – discover rare offers on the brand’s bestsellers, from AirPods to iPhones

Best Argos Black Friday deals – find discounts on everything from kids to homeware, fitness and DIY

Best Boots Black Friday deals – there’s no better time to save on beauty, skincare, electric toothbrushes and more

Best Currys Black Friday deals – for everything from TVs and laptops to kettles and coffee machines

Best Black Friday Dyson deals – bag a bargain on the brand’s corded, cordless and handheld vacuum cleaners

Best John Lewis & Partners Black Friday deals – the high street stalwart will have great prices on fashion, beauty, tech, kids and homeware

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