It is Amazon Prime Day tomorrow and Wednesday... but we are already keeping our eyes on the sale for buys that might make fabulous finds for our homes (think: Le Creuset, KitchenAid et al); or, indeed, might be brilliant Christmas gifts that we can buy now (we do like to be organized).
As you might expect, Amazon is already reducing its own brand smart tech, with the clever little Echo Dot on sale today. Usually £49.99, this smart speaker has been reduced to just £18.99. A perfect price for the perfect stocking filler, we think.
I bought one of these smart speakers for each of my children last Prime Day. They tend to use theirs as a speaker (which makes me regret my purchase somewhat), but they also ask it questions, do quizzes and even play games through it with friends. And, of course, these clever devices can be used to control all sorts of things in our homes – from lighting to your robot vacuum cleaner, and even the slow cooker, assuming these appliances are matched with a smart plug if not already equipped with smart capabilities. The Echo Dot comes in four stylish colors – charcoal, grey, plum or sandstone, so you can choose one to suit your scheme.
Remember: you need to become an Amazon Prime member to shop the Amazon Prime Day sale. Click the link above or the 'view' button below to head to Amazon. From here you can start your free, 30-day Prime trial. In the meantime, keep scrolling for the Echo Dot – you needn't be a Prime member to shop today.
More Echo devices...
Amazon sells a huge range of smart speakers from the Echo Dot to the Echo Show 5 – complete with a screen – and even Echo Auto which is for your car. The brand new Echo collection is being introduced after Prime Day but you can pre-order it now from their website. Otherwise, see all Amazon Echo devices below.
Lucy Searle has written about interiors, property and gardens since 1990, working her way around the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-nineties. She was Associate Editor on Ideal Home, and Launch Editor of 4Homes magazine, before moving into digital in 2007, launching Channel 4's flagship website, Channel4.com/4homes. In 2018, Lucy took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for Realhomes.com, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success. She was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where she has also taken on the editorship of the magazine.
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