Amazon staff prepare for the onslaught of Black Friday shopping

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City

To put that into perspective, that's just $20 over the normal retail price of ONE Echo Dot.

It's such a great price on a product that's only a month old that it's tricky to think of anyone we wouldn't recommend this deal to.

The third-generation Echo Dot boasts an all-new fabric design and improved call quality compared to previous models.

Amazon's Seven Days of Black Friday specials are available with free shipping, and Prime members can also get exclusive access to selected deals by shopping through their Alexa digital assistant. The Echo Dot has all the same smarts of its larger siblings, Echo and Echo Plus, meaning it can do everything from playing your music, updating you on the latest weather and headlines, ordering take-away, and controlling your smart devices.

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For those who don't know, the Echo Dot is the smallest speaker in Amazon's ever-growing arsenal of AI-powered devices.

Of course, there is no retailer more powerful than Amazon, especially when it comes to Black Friday deals.

The official Black Friday deals will drop on Thursday, November 22 at 6 p.m. ET, all you have to do is click through to the Amazon.ca/blackfriday link.

Amazon says it has also introduced new ways to make shopping easier this Black Friday, including AR View, which enables mobile shoppers to see products in their home before they buy, using augmented reality technology.

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