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All-new Echo Dot (2022) already discounted in HUGE Black Friday deal

It’s only been out a few weeks, but now’s the time to buy the new Amazon Echo Dot in the Black Friday sales

With Amazon regularly refreshing its own-brand Echo smart devices, it’s usually a given that the prices will dramatically drop around Black Friday, but not often on something as fresh off the assembly line as the brand-new Echo Dot.

That’s right, the fifth-generation dinky smart speaker is already reduced in price in the Black Friday sales, mere weeks after release. With a launch price of £55 on 20 October in the UK, you can now pick up a 2022 Echo Dot for just £27 for a limited time.

That’s a huge saving of £28, or 51% off the original price. Considering this is the first time the Echo Dot has dropped in price, and it’s dropped this far in such a short time, we didn’t have to wait long for this frankly ludicrous deal.

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Not only that, but there’s also the option to pay an extra £5 for a Philips Hue smart bulb bundle or with a Meross smart plug. Both of these bundles cost £32, down from a list price of £75.

What’s new with the 2022 Echo Dot, then? To be clear, this is the model without the LED digital clock – which isn’t on offer – but there’s still a lot to like with the regular version. The biggest change over the previous iteration is the addition of a new 1.73in speaker, which is not only bigger in size but promises less distortion at louder volumes.

A new temperature sensor allows the Echo Dot to automatically switch on your smart devices, such as tower fans and heaters, when the ambient room temperature changes above/below pre-assigned thresholds. There’s also a new touch sensor at the top, so you can now silence your alarms or pause music without using your voice.

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In fact, in our review, we found that the only downside worth mentioning was the removal of the line in/out audio jack. This means that you can no longer connect your phone to the speaker via a cable, and have to rely on Bluetooth for music casting. This is a relatively minor change, of course, and for just £27 you’re still getting the best smart speaker for your money.

Hungry for more deals? We’ve rounded up our selection of the best savings in our in-depth Black Friday article, which contains deals on smartphones, laptops, TVs, kitchen appliances and more.