Top tech deals: Amazon’s popular first-gen Echo Show 5 is currently reduced by 44% – so shoppers can pick one up just £44.99

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If you’ve been considering buying a smart display, you’ll be interested to know that Amazon has slashed the price of its first-gen Echo Show 5. The popular Amazon device with over 90,000 five-star ratings is marked down to £44.99 – that’s a saving of 44 per cent.

The Echo Show 5 (usually £79.99) boasts a 5.5-inch touch screen display and camera, and can help you manage your day, watch videos and connect with friends and family.

It has Alexa built-in, so you can talk to it, ask questions and request songs with a simple voice command. 

 Amazon has slashed the price of its first-gen Echo Show 5 to just £44.99 (usually £79.99)

Plus, it’s perfectly sized for a bedside table or kitchen countertop, earning praise from reviewers who say it’s great for ‘something to listen to music on whilst getting ready or for an alarm clock’.

You can use your Echo Show 5 to get visual updates on the weather and latest news headlines, and for making video calls via Skype and Zoom, as well as streaming videos with Prime Video.

Even better, the Echo Show 5 can also be used to control other smart devices such as a Ring Doorbell and can even turn your smart lights on and off. It’s no wonder shoppers call it their ‘favourite Echo device’.

‘Great little piece of kit,’ one reviewer wrote. ‘I use this little unit mainly as a bedside clock radio.

‘I think it’s great that I can ask Alexa the time without having to turn to look, to turn the radio on and off, to set the alarm and ask it any other question I can think of. It also connects to my Blink cameras so that I can view the outside of my house.’

 You can use your Echo Show 5 to get visual updates on the weather and latest news headlines, as well as for making video calls via Skype and Zoom

You can pop the Echo Show 5 on your kitchen countertop and use Alexa to follow recipes 

They added: ‘I wasn’t certain that I would like it, but I now think it’s great. The sound is also very clear, much better than my previous Roberts clock radio and much easier to use.’

‘I love it,’ a second shopper added. ‘It works very well with the ring doorbell; it announces if someone is at the front door and can show me who it is without getting out of my seat. Love the coloured screen.’

If you’re a keen cook, you can use the Echo Show 5 with the help of Alexa to follow recipes, set timers and even watch your favourite Netflix shows as you cook up a storm.

A reviewer third raved: ‘Plays music with decent sound and with the screen you can watch YouTube, Amazon Prime Video or Netflix on it while cooking dinner!’ 

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