Alexa, grab me a cheeseburger will you?
This year, Amazon is returning with a brand new edition of their Amazon Prime Day – a day of huge savings across the gigantic e-tailer. While of course there’s some fantastic Amazon Prime Day fashion deals amongst other things, Amazon’s also offering special deals on all their own-brand tech: if you’ve ever wanted to try out their voice assistant Alexa, here’s a great place to start.
This handy little device packs a real punch. The Echo Dot is essentially a helping hand around the house, controlled entirely by your own voice so you never have to get up to press a button. Using Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant technology (essentially Amazon’s version of Siri), all you have to do is say the word Alexa and you’ll be ready to go.
The Echo Dot can sync to and control your music speakers, home devices like IKEA smart bulbs, thermostats and more, as well as even read you the latest news, weather and order food from JustEat. Plus if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll also be able to order Prime products through Alexa – glorious yet dangerous territory for impulse buyers.
Original Retail Price: £49.00
Amazon Prime Day 2017 Price: £34.99, 30% off
Part speaker, part voice assistant and all parts smarter living, the Amazon Echo is one of the e-tail giant’s hero products – and with good reason. Controlled entirely by Amazon’s Alexa voice technology, its several microphones make it possible for the Echo to hear you across the room and respond to commands. It can do everything the Amazon Echo Dot can do – so control smart home products, read you the news, set alarms and more – but it also has the added perk of having some incredible built-in 360 degree speakers. Through Alexa, it can sync to all your music libraries across Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn, so you’ll be able to blast your favourite hits with no effort at all.
Original retail price: £149.99
Amazon Prime Day 2017 price: £79.99, 47% off
Fire 7 Tablet
If you’ve been saving up for a tablet, now’s the time to jump in. Amazon’s affordably priced tablet is seeing further price reductions this hallowed Prime Day, meaning you’ll be able to swoop in and snag it at 40% off. With 8GB of storage in four different colour ways, you’ll get access to Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa and you can do everything from watch movies to browse the internet. If you’re a Prime member, that’s where this baby really shines – you’ll be able to watch all of Amazon Video’s offerings offline, Amazon Music’s two million song-strong library and more.
Original Retail price: £49.99
Amazon Prime Day price: £29.99, 40% off
Shop now: Fire 7 Tablet for £29.99 from Amazon
New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Forget the universal remote – the Fire TV Stick is the next generation of easy home tech. All you need to do is plug in your TV Stick into an HDTV and you’ll have over 7000 video apps and games at your fingertips, such as Amazon Video, YouTubeBBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix to name just a few (though you’ll need to already be registered with the paid ones). The best thing about it is that it works with Amazon’s Alexa voice technology – so you don’t have to worry about misplacing the remote ever again.
Original retail price: £39.99
Amazon Prime Day price: £29.99, 25% off
These special Prime Day offers run from 6pm, July 10 until midnight July 11, then they revert back to regular retail prices.
Save yourself a pretty penny – after all, Prime Day only comes once a year…