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Amazon's Bank Holiday sale gives Prime Day deals tough prices to beat in July

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Amazon's really going for it today. We've been taking a look at a lot of Bank Holiday sales already this week and Amazon has some cracking deals today on a range of it's own devices.

We're not kidding with that headline though. £29.99 for an Amazon Echo Dot is as low as Amazon have ever discounted the small smart speaker down to as an individual purchase. And given Amazon Prime Day is all about the best chance to get the best deal on Amazon devices, we'd like to think Amazon still has something up its sleeve for the big day. £25 for a new Amazon Echo Dot anyone? We can but hope!

Not that a potential better deal should put you off picking up an Echo Dot today as you might find that by the time the July sale event rolls into town you'd actually like to pick up another one for a different room of the house. Or maybe one of the other Alexa speakers.

As for the other Amazon device discounts today we're seeing some tempting offers on the likes of the Amazon Echo (the Dot's big brother), the excellent Fire TV streaming stick and the Fire HD 8-inch tablet.

Amazon Echo Dot | £49.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Echo Dot goes from strength-to-strength with each iteration and this modern 3rd-gen version is the best yet with refined audio that's louder than ever. The built-in Alexa assistant is getting smarter all the time too and is great for requesting random information, playing music or controlling your smart home devices.

Amazon Fire TV Stick | £39.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This popular streaming stick is the perfect fit for Amazon Prime instant video streaming. You can also watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer and many other video streaming services and we're loving the new voice-remote with Alexa inside too. The 4K version is only a tenner more (opens in new tab) today too.

Amazon Echo £89.99 £69.99 at Amazon
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If playing music is going to be one of the main uses you're going to have for a smart speaker (voice requesting tunes from Spotify Premium without lifting a finger is so cool) then you may want to consider this version of the Echo family. It's got the same Alexa smarts as the Echo Dot, but the sound output is considerably louder and carries more bass.

Amazon Fire HD 8 | £79.99 £54.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If those pesky iPad Prices (opens in new tab) are the wrong side of ridiculous for you, then you might want to consider Amazon's Fire tablet range. The eight-inch version comes with a HD screen and you can get the 16GB model for £54.99. Just a few hundred quid cheaper than a second-hand iPad.

Not an Amazon Prime member yet? Why not give it a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) and then you can check out the super fast delivery service along with the packed Amazon Video streaming service. Plus, if you want to enjoy the discounts on Prime Day, you have to be a Prime member.

Brendan Griffiths is the managing Editor of Hardware & eCommerce - GamesRadar.com at Future. After spending his formative years as a games journalist, he joined Future Publishing and TechRadar in 2016. He manages a small team and wrote, commissioned, and maintained a vast collection of e-commerce content published around the world with particular focus on the US and UK. In 2020 Brendan joined another Future website, GamesRadar, as Managing Editor of the Hardware and eCommerce team to take charge of the site's eCommerce strategy, hardware reviews and buying guides.