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Best smart home deals for Black Friday 2018: Echo, Google and Hue prices slashed

By reviews / 17. November 2018

The Black Friday sales are on us and there are lots of great savings on smart home devices. Whether you’re looking to invest in your first smart home device or add to a growing system, there’s going to be plenty for you to choose from.

We’re going to be covering smart home devices from all angles, covering connected cameras, smart lighting, plugs and more across platforms like Ring, Nest, Hive and as well as Google Home and Amazon Alexa compatible gadgets.

If you’re looking for Black Friday US deals, then we have you covered here.

Best smart home deals on Black Friday quick links

Below are quick links straight to the Black Friday deals pages for the top UK retailers – but do check out our highlighted deals.

  • Amazon Black Friday
  • Currys PC World Black Friday
  • AO.com Black Friday
  • Argos Black Friday
  • John Lewis Black Friday
  • Very.co.uk Black Friday

Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Amazon has discounted a number of its own devices, as well as other smart home gadgets.

Amazon Echo (second gen), save £35, now £54.99 (was £89.99): The second-gen offers a fabric-covered design and all the skills of Alexa, recently boosted with stereo pairing and compatibility with the Echo Sub. It’s the cornerstone of an Echo home. View the Echo deal here

Amazon Echo Dot (third gen), save £25, now £24.99 (was £49.99): The new Echo Dot has incredible sound for its size and reduced to nearly half price, it’s a deal too good to be missed. See the Echo Dot deal here

Amazon Echo (second gen) and Amazon Smart Plug bundle, save £50, now £64.98 (was £114.98): Partnering the Echo with the Amazon Smart Plug saves you cash while also giving you voice control over your plug to turn off devices like lights or fans. See the Echo and Smart Plug offer

Echo Plus (first gen) with Hue bulb bundle, save £58.99, now £89.99 (was £148.98): The Echo Plus gives direct control over smart home devices as well as all the skills of Alexa, bundled here with a Philips Hue bulb to get you started. See the Echo Plus and Hue deal

Philips Hue colour and white starter kit + Echo Dot, save £109.99, now £89.99 (was £199.98): Philips Hue is the name in smart lighting and this deal slashes the prices, including three colour bulbs and a hub. Bundled with a new Echo Dot, it’s an incredible deal. See the Philips Hue + Echo dot deal

Blink Indoor cameras systems, save 33%, from £86.99: Blink is an Amazon company and the indoor cameras are perfect as part of an Alexa household. These wireless battery-powered cameras detect motion, record a clip and alert you on your phone. There are discounts on individual cameras, or bundles up to four cameras. See the Blink Indoor camera deal

Blink XT cameras, save up to £59, from £90.99 (was £149.99): Blink XT is the outdoor version of the Blink camera, waterproof and wireless and can be controlled with Alexa. There are discounts from single cameras up to packs of four. View the Blink XT discounts

iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, save £199, now £699.99 (was £899): iRobot is one of the biggest names in robot vacuum cleaners giving you remote control and scheduling through your smartphone. View the iRobot Roomba deal

Honeywell Evohome connected thermostat, save £59.01, now £169 (was £229): Evohome learns how about your home to more effectively control your heating. It also works with Alexa and gives you smartphone control. See the Evohome deals

Hive View connected camera, save £69, now £119 (was £189): The Hive View camera integrates with the Hive system, letting you monitor your home remotely. It includes person detection and sound detection with smartphone notifications. See the Hive View offer

Currys PC World Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Currys PC World goes big over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, and the Black Tag event has already started, guaranteeing “Black Friday prices now”.

Google Home Mini and Philips Hue Smart Bulb B22 Starter Kit save £105, now £79.99 (was £184.99): Google Home Mini will put Google Assistant anywhere in your home, along with a Hue starter kit for smart lighting, with big savings on this bundle. View the Google Home and Hue deal

Google Home Mini, save £20, now £29 (was £49): This fabric-covered device will give you Google Assistant control of your home, answer questions and do a whole lot more. It’s so compact you can put it anywhere as an extension or just to give it a try. View the Google Home Mini deal

Google Home, save £50, now £79 (was £129): Google Home is an ideal replacement for your kitchen radio, giving you a better music experience than the Mini, but with the same Google Assistant skills. It’s the original Google Home device. View the Google Home deal

Hive Active heating, save £55, now £124.99 (was £179.99): Hive Active heating gives you smartphone control of your heating and hot water and works with Alexa and Google Home for voice control. It also offers scheduled control, holiday mode and easy boosts. See the Hive deal here

John Lewis Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

John Lewis not only gives you a solid Christmas advert, it gives you deals too – although its Black Friday offers don’t start until 19 November.

Argos Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Argos often has a range of deals on Black Friday, with the advantage of being able to click and collect. The deals officially started on 16 November.

Ring Video Doorbell (first-generation) save £50, now £89 (was £139): Ring offers a connected video doorbell that’s battery powered so easy install, giving you smartphone access and enhanced home security. View the Ring Video Doorbell offer

Google Home Mini save £20, now £29 (was £49): Google Home Mini is stylish and compact, giving you a great way to add Google Assistant smarts to your home. It plays music, answers questions and controls your other devices. View the Google Home Mini offer

Original source: https://www.pocket-lint.com/smart-home/deals/google/139580-smarthome-deals-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-smarthome-deals-and-bargains

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