The rush of Amazon Black Friday deals has officially kicked off, with the retailer rolling out deep discounts on a number of its most popular Echo Show smart products.
Right now, you can get the 2021 version of the Echo Show 8 at a massive £50 price cut, or $63 for those in the US. It’s currently available for just £70 in the UK, a generous 42% off the usual asking price of £120. For US buyers, you can save 40% off the usual price of $155.
We gave the original a perfect 5/5 stars in our Amazon Echo Show (1st gen) review, and the 2021 version builds on this fine piece of kit.
The new 2021 Echo Show 8 is also £50 off!
As we said in our full Echo Show 8 (2021) review, the changes to the new Echo Show 8 aren’t huge, but the camera has been boosted to a more respectable 13MP number (up from 1MP) — which is a pretty significant upgrade when it comes to with video calls.
There’s also a faster processor for good measure with the 2021 model, and beyond, the same 5-star package from the original.
The Echo Show 8 deals will bring all of Alexa’s smarts into your home. The device’s 8-inch display is just right for video calls, while a pair of 2-inch drivers ensure it produces room-filling sound.
In fact, we think the Echo Show 8 is good enough as a speaker alone that it can serve as the primary Bluetooth audio output for most audiophiles, or an assistant device for audiophiles.
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