It's Alexa's birthday – and Amazon's slashed prices on smart devices to celebrate

Happy birthday, dear Alexa, happy birthday to youuuuuuu – treat yourself to huge discounts on Amazon smart devices as we celebrate 5 years of Alexa

Amazon Echo Dot
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It's Alexa's birthday. Well it was yesterday, anyway. And while we wanted to wish her (it?) happy birthday, we were too busy writing Amazon deals round ups ahead of Black Friday. 

Anyways... Amazon's smart assistant – who resides in some of the best smart speakers (according to our product tests) – turned five yesterday, having been released to Prime members on 6th November, 2014. Where did the time go? We couldn't tell you. But, what we do know is that Alexa has never been more intelligent than she is now. In fact, we'd say she's pretty successful for a five year old.

So, how have Amazon chosen to celebrate the birth of what might be their most genius invention, to date? By dropping the price of various Amazon devices, of course. With Black Friday just around the corner, what else did you expect?

We've spotted discounts on the Amazon Echo Dot range, which is super exciting because we think they're the most accessible devices for those who are new to the world of smart home technology. Small, with a stylish design and (almost) the full range of functions you'd expect from Alexa, they're perfect for testing the smart home waters without committing too much financially.

Shop the Amazon Echo Dot – with and without clock – below. Then keep scrolling for more information on why we love the Amazon Echo Dot so much. Looking to build a complete Amazon smart home system? You'll find all the best deals and discounts over on our Amazon smart home hub page, too.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) |was £49.99, now £34.99 | save £15
A great entry into the world of smart home tech, the Amazon Echo Dot may be small, but it's perfectly formed.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) with clock and Alexa | was £59.99, now £44.99 | save £15
Looking for a smart device to sit on your bedside table? Or in your home office? Look no further than the Amazon Echo Dot with a built in clock.View Deal

Wondering why we love the Amazon Echo Dot so much? We've shared our thoughts and feelings below:

Make the most of Alexa in a super small device

Despite being small in size, the Amazon Echo Dot makes use of all of Alexa's greatest features. Whether you want to set timers, play the radio, answer interesting facts or control other smart devices, it's super easy with Alexa's help. Plus, there are plenty of third-party apps – know as Skills – which allow you to customise your Alexa experience. For example, the Just Eat app allows you to order a takeaway with your voice.

Affordable device

The Echo Dot is one of the cheapest in Amazon’s range, so if you’re looking for an affordable way to control your smart home this may be it. Plus, they're currently discounted as we celebrate Alexa's birthday!