Amazon's Summer Sale is now live and runs all this week, offering some fantastic deals on its own range of smart speakers.
The Echo Dot with Clock is a current Deal of the Day, with 50% off at just £29.99. Also reduced is the Echo Show line of smart displays, with Echo Show 8 down from £119.99 to £89.99, the Echo Show 5 down from £79.99 to £59.99, and the second-gen 10in Echo Show down from £219.99 to £189.99.
In addition to this there are some great bundle deals around, as well as discounts on refurbished Echo devices.
Our price-comparison charts below update in real time, ensuring you buy your Echo device at the best price.
Right now Echo purchases also get you 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free, which is two months longer than the existing 30-day trial. Read more about Music Unlimited and how it compares with Prime Music.
Best Echo Dot deals
The Echo Dot is Amazon's cheapest smart speaker (the Flex isn't really a speaker - it's more of a utility device). With Alexa built-in it is capable of all the same things as the pricier Echos, but you don't get a display and audio quality is naturally inferior, but still surprisingly good. With a retail price of £49.99, buying an Echo Dot is the best way to try Alexa in your home without investing too much, and it's also the cheapest way to get an Echo in every room of the house when you ultimately decide you love it. Read our full Echo Dot review.
Best Echo Dot with Clock deals
An updated version of Echo Dot comes with a built-in display that can show the time, alarms and timers, as well as the outside temperature - handy additions that enable Echo Dot to work as a bedside alarm clock, though they come at a £10 premium over the standard model. The Echo Dot with Clock retails at £59.99. Read our full review of the Echo Dot with Clock.
Best Echo deals
The standard Echo has just been updated with the third-gen model, which retails at £89.99 just like its predecessor. (It is still possible to find the Echo 2 at Argos, but unless the price comes down we'd advise buying the newer model.) A step up from Echo Dot, the new Echo offers a refined design and improved audio quality. Plus, Alexa is a constant across all Echo devices: she doesn't change. Note that this Echo does not have a built-in smart home hub or temperature sensor, so look further up the range for that. Read our full Echo review.
Best Echo Plus deals
Echo Plus (currently in its second-generation) is the device you want if you love the Echo Dot and standard Echo but want to step up audio quality a notch, with a larger 3in woofer and 0.8in tweeter over the standard model's 2.5in woofer and 0.6in tweeter. It also has built-in Zigbee that allows it to act as a hub for all your smart home kit. Naturally it costs a little more, with a retail price of £139.99. Read our full Echo Plus review.
Best Echo Studio Deals
The Echo Studio is the top-of-the-line Echo without a display. With a full retail price of £189.99, it's cheaper only than the 10in Echo Show. If you want the ultimate in sound quality, this is the Echo for you, with support for hi-res audio and 3D sound making this a significantly cheaper rival to Apple's HomePod and the Google Home Max. A large slot on the front allows bass from the 5.25in woofer to pour out, and the Studio also has two 2in speakers and a 1in tweeter inside, each positioned to deliver truly room-filling audio. Plus there's a built-in Zigbee hub for controlling compatible smart home kit. Read our Echo Studio review.
Best Echo Show 5 Deals
The most recent addition to Amazon's Echo line is the Echo Show 5, a smart display that is beaten on price only by the Echo Dot with a retail price of £79.99. Amazon builds in a 5.5in display, which is ideal if you want a screen but also a more compact device than the standard 10in Show. Read our full Echo Show 5 review.
Echo Show is now also available in an 8in version.
Best Echo Show Deals
The second-generation Echo Show is an Alexa smart display with a 10in screen. Retailing at £219.99 it's quite a bit more expensive than anything else in the line, but it also has a usefully large HD screen and packs decent audio with excellent volume and plenty of bass. Read our full Echo Show review.
The pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe means that all bets are off when it comes to Amazon's regular deals schedule. Ordinarily we'd be expecting a Prime Day in the summer. We hope that things will be back to normal in time for November's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are immediately followed by the Christmas, Boxing Day and January sales.
Regardless, Amazon offers some great deals all year round, especially if you're interested in buying multiple Echos or combining them with other gadgets such as an Amazon Smart Plug, Philips Hue smart bulb or a Ring doorbell.
When an Echo device goes on sale at Amazon it is also found at this reduced price at official stockists including Currys, John Lewis and Argos, so be sure to also check these outlets as stocks run low.
1. Amazon Echo Dot With Clock
Now: £29.99 ((50% off)
2. Amazon Echo (3rd-gen)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £49.99 (£40 off with 6 months of Spotify Premium)
A great price on Amazon's latest edition of the Echo smart speaker with Alexa, along with six months of Spotify Premium for free. Read our review here.
3. Amazon Echo Show 5
Now: £59.99 (£20 off)
4. Amazon Echo Show 8
Now: £89.99 (£30 off)
5. Amazon Echo Show (2nd-gen)
Now: £189.99 (£30 off)
6. Amazon Echo Show (2nd-gen) with Philips Hue Bulb
Now: £189.99 (£44.99 off)
A great way to save on Echo devices directly from Amazon is through buying refurbished. Refurbished prices can save you up to 54% off the RRP on other Amazon devices too, like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.
Certified refurbished devices go through rigorous testing (hence "certified") to ensure products are just like new. You also get a separate 1-year limited warranty. Click here to see all Amazon Certified Refurbished deals.
In the US, there are a lot more options for certified refurbished Amazon devices.
When is Black Friday 2020 - should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals - but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.