Amazon Echo Dot deal: Cheap Alexa speaker now just £29 in shock price cut

AMAZON has slashed the price of its entry-level Alexa speaker.

The mark-up on the Echo Dot is down by a whopping 42% – saving you nearly half on the sci-fi gadget.

The Echo Dot is down to a very low price

The Echo Dot is down to a very low priceKrediet: Amazon

Beter nog, it’s the newer 4th generation model that’s on sale.

Normally you’d pay £49.99 for this particular product.

Maar Amazon is now flogging it for £29 in a surprise deal.

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It’s not quite the lowest price ever (it’s been sold for £24.99 earlier this year), but it’s one of the cheapest mark-ups we’ve seen.

The Echo Dot is the smallest and cheapest of Amazon’s speakers.

But make no mistake: the 4th-gen Echo Dot is seriously powerful for its size.

The latest Echo Dot 4th-gen has been redesigned to make more of an impact.

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Not jut physically, although the ball-like design with controls on its top is a departure from the ‘hockey puck’ look of the 3rd generation.

The latest model sticks with the same specification of one 1.6-inch speaker, but it’s now ‘front firing’, which should help project sound in a more effective manner.

That means it’s clearer and louder, but the 4th-gen also has a low-power mode to drop usage when the speaker isn’t being used.

All you need to do is say the wake word (Alexa), and she’ll start listening to your speech.

Ask a question and she’ll use Amazon’s computing heft to work out an answer for you.

She can play music or radio, make phone calls, and even read your Kindle books or audiobooks out loud.

Beter nog, she can connect to third-party services too.

So you can use the official Domino’s skill to place pizza orders just with your voice.

Because she’s powered by artificial intelligence, Alexa is constantly getting smarter.

Alexa will also get more used to your voice, and better understand what you want her to do over time.

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