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Much has been made of Amazon's voice-activation software Alexa in recent months, but Prime Day 2017 will be the first major spending day where the technology has gotten significant exposure among shoppers.

One of the more useful abilities of Amazon's Echo products is the ability to use them to order stuff from Amazon.

Amazon hasn't released apparel deals for this year's Prime Day yet, but it's worth keeping an eye out to see how apparel sales fare this year.

Who doesn't want a great deal? Be sure to check out the epicentre of Amazon's Prime Day deals too, which collates all the best deals in one place. Amazon has said the day has been successful, though it has been criticized as having "unimpressive" deals, the AP reports. "On top of that, of all Whole Foods shoppers, 52 percent are Prime members - meaning half of Whole Foods' customers are already regarded as key Amazon shoppers".

Last year's Prime Day was the biggest sales day ever for the Echo, with sales up 2.5x compared to the day prior.

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Prime Day kicks off at 9 Eastern Monday night and lasts through 3 a.m.

"We are seeing other big box retailers use Prime Day as an opportunity to capture shoppers' appetite for deals and as way to compete against Amazon for share of wallet and mindset", PwC's Consumer Markets lead Steve Barr told CNBC. All of the TV deals will be right here, the smart home devices and gaming products have their own sections, and there's also a general tech section of specials. The prime day page on dodocool.com is available for users to get the promotional informati on.

If you don't want to overspend on reading material, you can even borrow e-books from your local library.

Prime Day is 30 hours of deals. Once you have some ideas-I wouldn't mind an iRobot Roomba 614 myself-the easiest way to track deals for the stuff you lust for is to download the Android or Apple iOS app. This is the best Google has in store for you. You can score four months of the streaming service for just $1 after purchasing Echo devices, Fire TV players, or Fire tablets.

So far, Amazon has only announced a handful of deals.


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