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Amazon launches new spherical Echo Dot - and it's under £50

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·2-min read
Amazon launch new range of Echo devices, and the bestselling Echo Dot has been given a makeover. (Amazon)
Amazon has given the best-selling Echo Dot a makeover with the launch of this new range. (Amazon)

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Amazon has launched a new range of Echo devices, including the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Dot with a clock.

The Echo Dot has proved to be a popular gadget in most homes, but we predict the new generation, described by Eric Saarnio, VP of Amazon Devices EU, as “the best Echo devices we have ever made”, will be hot property.

The Echo Dot now has a spherical design, which replaces its former flatter shape - which continues to be a bestseller.

The range doesn’t only have a new design, but improved audio, powerful hardware and new Alexa functions.

It has a powerful 1.6inch front speaker, which provides clear sound and a balanced bass, as well as voice control so you can stream songs, play music or listen to podcasts with ease.

The device is still compatible with Alexa, so you can ask questions, check the news or weather, hands-free, plus you can connect with devices in other rooms too.

Like previous Echo devices the new release is ideal for those who want to turn their house into a modern smart home.

It also features a microphone off function for your privacy.

Buy it: All-new Echo Dot (4th generation) | £49.99 from Amazon

What else is new, you ask?

The tap-to-snooze feature for an alarm that has been a popular feature of the Echo Dot (with clock) version has now been added to the normal Echo and Echo Dot.

The Echo Dot is also created from sustainable materials, as it is built using 100% post-consumer recycled fabric, recycled die-cast aluminium and plastic.

The designs also have an energy saving Low Power Mode, to help conserve energy when the device is not active.

The All-new Echo Dot (4th generation) comes in three colours; charcoal grey, glacier white and twilight blue, all of which retail for £49.99 on Amazon.

For those looking for the addition of a clock can spend an additional £10 for the Echo Dot with Clock.