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(Pocket-lint) - The Echo Auto has seen a huge discount and if you've been holding out on buying one, now is the time to strike, because Amazon has slashed a massive 70 per cent off in the US.

That sees the Echo Auto down to $14.99 on Amazon from $49.99, saving $35 - but you have to be a Prime Member to get that discount.

In the UK, it has a 50 per cent saving, reducing to £24.99 from £49.99 with £25 off

Echo Auto adds Alexa skills to your car. It's powered via USB with a 12V adapter supplied, hooking into your car's audio either via 3.5mm aux input or via Bluetooth.

Once setup - which also requires connecting it to your phone for a data connection - it will behave like other Alexa devices, answering questions, able to play your music on demand as well as being able to control navigation on the connected phone.

It certainly makes many jobs in the car easier, meaning you can just ask Alexa, rather than having to fiddle around with the settings when you want to switch from the radio to your favourite streaming service.

Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published on 26 August 2020.