Starting tomorrow, Oct. 12, some Xbox One bundles will get a little bigger. Microsoft announced Thursday that the new third-generation Echo Dot will be included in “qualified” Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles bought at Amazon — “while supplies last.” This promotion comes in conjunction with an Xbox skill being added to the Xbox One for Alexa and Cortana devices. Following the failure of Kinect, voice commands have only been available with a mic while the console is turned on. Adding the skill to existing smart home setups means that Microsoft doesn’t have to create a whole new Kinect-like device. The Echo Dot is one of our sister site The Verge’s favorite smart home devices, and the third-generation version brings some style and sound upgrades. It normally retails for $49.99. Microsoft has been pushing a lot of bundles recently — the Xbox One S is only available in bundle form now — but interestingly, this isn’t a new … [Read more...] about Xbox One bundles at Amazon will come with a new Echo Dot for free
AMAZON'S Alexa smart speakers get rave reviews, and they're now dirt-cheap too – with the Echo Dot down to just £29.99. This makes it one of the best Amazon deals from this year's Prime Day, and should be high on the list for any bargain hunters. Amazon's Echo Dot usually sells for a very reasonable £49.99. But on Prime Day, this price has been slashed to an incredibly low £29.99 – a genuine steal. That's a huge 40% saving off the R.R.P, saving you £20 on an Echo Dot. It's also the lowest price Amazon has ever sold the Echo Dot for in the UK. Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker at Amazon for £29.99 on Prime Day – buy now The Amazon Echo Dot is a smart speaker powered by the Alexa digital assistant. Alexa is controlled by your voice, so you simply say commands out loud and she'll answer. She can perform simple tasks like telling you about the news or weather, setting alarms and timers, or playing music. But she'll also do more complicated things, … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals – Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker down to JUST £29.99 in Alexa super-sale
AMAZON has knocked off nearly half the price of its hugely popular Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot speaker bundle. The streaming stick – which comes with an Alexa Voice Remote – is now up for grabs with an Echo Dot smart speaker for under £50. This deal is seriously good value for money. Normally the two items would cost you £89.98, but Amazon has slashed the price to a lowly £64.98. But if you're an Amazon Prime member (sign up for a free month here) then the price comes down to an even lower £49.98. That means you're saving a massive 45% on the full price of the products combined. Amazon Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot bundle for £49.98 – buy now The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a great way to watch telly. It's like a smaller version of a set-top box, and plugs directly into the back of your TV – through a HDMI port. Once it's in and connected up to Wi-Fi, you can watch TV shows and movies from a host of on-demand and catch-up apps. These include … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire TV stick and Echo Dot bundle gets HUGE 45% price cut – now under £50
SMART speakers are all the rage – and they don't have to cost the earth, either. If you're dying to try out Amazon's Alexa digital assistant, don't miss this fantastic deal on the Amazon Echo Dot. Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Dot from £49.99 to just £39.99. That's a saving of £10, or 20% off the full cost. The Echo Dot is Amazon's smallest and cheapest Alexa speaker, so it's a great way to start building your own smart home. It's controlled by voice commands, so all you need to do is ask about the weather or news and she'll tell you. The Echo works using far-field microphones that pick up your voice from anywhere in a room. 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. What is Alexa?If you've never heard of Alexa, here's … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Dot DEAL – cheapest Alexa speaker gets price-slashed to just £39.99
AMAZON is coming after your kids with a brand new smart speaker aimed at children. The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is a voice-controlled pod powered by the Alexa digital assistant – now rejigged to be child-friendly. The new model features bright and colourful cases, new parental controls, and a two-year "no questions asked" warranty for accident-prone youngsters. The protective rubber cases are available in red, green or blue paintjobs. But otherwise, the hardware looks identical to the existing Echo Dot – Amazon's smallest and cheapest (£49.99) smart speaker. Amazon is giving parents a new service called FreeTime with all Echo Dot Kids Edition speakers as standard. The free version of FreeTime gets you parental controls, allowing you to block out certain Alexa features. This means concerned parents can shut off news and shopping. But you'll also be able to deny access to third-party skills that connect to non-Amazon accounts – like Domino's Pizza or Uber. … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition revealed – will the smart speaker land in the UK soon?