Last Updated: 21 May 2019

Echo Dot 3rd gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 21 May 2019
9.0
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Device Compatibility
 154
echo, echo dot, dot, speaker, home
+92%
-8%
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" ...  as always aim very please with my Alexa  ...  "
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" ...  Seemlessly connect all my smart home together. ... Allows me to monitor and access via the iPhone app.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the functions Alexa has.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker much better than original echo dot  ...  "
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" ...  I also have two smartplugs hooked up to my Echo which are great for turning my aquarium lights on and off, but once in a while one of the aquariums doesn't successfully turn on/off, I'm guessing due to my poor wi-fi. ... Sometimes if I need speakers that are better than my Macbook's built-in speakers I tell her to connect to my Macbook so audio goes through her.  ...  "
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" ...  I used to have mixed feeling about Alexa. ... But now that SiriusXM radio is now available on Alexa in Canada, I've found ne love for Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I love Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is sweet.  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 152
music, speaker, good, generation, gen
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I like it, but the sound isnt as good as i tought.  ...  "
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" ...  I got 5 of them and I love them exelent sound  ...  "
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" ...  We love using her to play music. ... Good sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Definite improvement in audio quality from the 2nd generation dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Improvement to the sound quality vs the old ver.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than 2nd generation  ...  "
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" ...  BEST SPEAKER AND SOUND QUALITY  ...  "
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" ...  Was surprised at the clarity of sound for such a small item.  ...  "
Software Platform
 115
echo, google, app, home, dot
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I use this in another location to have easy access to "Alexa".  ...  "
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" ...  Just getting used to Alexa's capabilities.  ...  "
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" ...  He finds trying to google staufd hard to do so being able to just ask alexia all his random questions is so easy and fun for him.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought three Alexa Echos to find out we need to switch to prime music to get good songs.  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy that Alexa is constantly learning.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, BUT downloading the app is another matter.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is fun.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 56
easy to set, use, easy to setup, sound, set
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Love it, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot is super easy to use and set up - its small, and sleek and the speaker is clear and works great for our little apartment.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes no time to set up, 5min and your done.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes things so much easier.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the fact it was so easy to set up with the other dot and echo that I already own.  ...  "
Capacity
 47
house, echo, one, bought, bedroom
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Like it so much we have bought a second for another room.  ...  "
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" ...  one on main floor and one in basement---controls lights, stereo, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Completes any room in your house!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexis can hear me from across the room. ... Gonna get one for my sons room so we can use it as an intercom.  ...  "
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" ...  It can replace the standard radio and talk to you in any room of your house.  ...  "
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" ...  It fills my whole living room !  ...  "
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" ...  An awesome addition to our household  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it in a family room where ceiling lighting is limited so it is convenient to walk in the room and ask Alexa to turn on the lamps.  ...  "
For Fun
 33
play, use, much, lots, bought
+100%
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" ...  Got it around Christmas for like $30 and it was tons of fun for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  have fun with using the Eco Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun!  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is lots of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Its fun and simple to use when you get to understand it funtions but We are lerning and having with it  ...  "
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" ...  One person had to order one when she found out how much fun they are.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to play with.  ...  "
Volume
 29
sound, good, volume, room, loud
+90%
-10%
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" ...  When playing a radio station volume keep changing.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo has decent sound for how small it is.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone in the house uses it - we bought a bunch and music now fills the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome little speaker to have in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is basically as good as the 2nd Gen larger Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how it’s very loud and has an endless number of accessories for it here on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  It fills my whole living room !  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sound is really good.  ...  "
Call quality
 29
alexa, echo, need, hear, good
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The voice control that Alexa offers is very innovative.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the 1st generation Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  The ease of getting it started and how it recognizes my voice to ask different questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Ability to answer questions could be better  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa's voice is soothing and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  All by voice commands.  ...  "
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" ...  First we had the flip-phone cell phone  ...  "
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" ...  Really cool product with nice features and really simple introduction to voice assistants.  ...  "
For Kids
 28
love, loves, son, year, use
+100%
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" ...  I bought it for my son, he loves it, I love hearing him talk with her.  ...  "
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" ...  good for grandchildren to ask questions.and have fun with . ... my 92 year old mother has one and can use it easily .  ...  "
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" ...  My husband and kids love it!  ...  "
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" ...  Daughter loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  it is just like saving money bank for kids.  ...  "
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" ...  👍 I'll definitely be buying more when my kids are older!  ...  "
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" ...  I have two little boys they love listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son so that he could communicate with me wherever we are.  ...  "
Apps
 28
app, music, phone, spotify, games
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Just add support apps for what ever you are after, games, sports weather and off you go.  ...  "
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" ...  Best part is the music streaming that comes with prime accounts.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed the Alexa app and tested everything on my IPhone before I got the speaker. ... Works great with Alexa skills and Alexa Music unlimited.  ...  "
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" ...  Neat and very affordable device, but still has a long way to go developmentally (better more helpful apps, more games, etc.).  ...  "
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" ...  I listen to music, set reminders, add to my shopping list, leave messages for friends, make phone calls and play trivia games.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect with phone app, not sure it’s worth the purchase price!  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, BUT downloading the app is another matter.  ...  "
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" ...  The selection of Prime Music is vast and every genre of music and Alexa knows them all. ... The Echo Dot is a cinch to set up and downloading the many apps available is so simple.  ...  "
Setup
 24
easy to setup, setup, use, sound, quickly
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Great product for the money - rapidly acquainted myself with the commands and it was easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  I got a Google Mini and it’s a lot easier to setup and a way better AI.  ...  "
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" ...  better inwritten instructions would help.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  Je recommande fortement (et le son est bien meilleur que les demo en magasin style best buy)  ...  "
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" ...  it came quickly, easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived so quickly, easy to install and use.  ...  "
As Gift
 22
christmas, ever, daughter, best, one
+100%
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my girlfriend.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my daughter and she was thrilled with it.  ...  "
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" ...  It was the most popular gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased as a Christmas gift, they couldn't be happier!  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift to my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a Xmas gift and have heard nothing but great things and will be buying my own!  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift to my granddaughter.  ...  "
Price
 22
worth, two, sound, 99, 39
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Really good for the price I got it. ... For this one reason it was 100% worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I got all 4 of mine for the special price of $39.99.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome for the price I payed for it!  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price. ... You can’t go wrong for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Am I eligible for the $20 * 2 extra savings?  ...  "
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" ...  The price was also quite affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is fairly good for price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great miniature echo for the price!  ...  "
Size
 22
small, good, compact, speaker, loved
+100%
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" ...  So much knowledge in such a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is better then I expected for such a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  Good compact device to have on your counter etc.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is great, surprising for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for spelling at my desk  ...  "
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" ...  Rich in features and the sound is actually very good for such a small peripheral.  ...  "
Marketplace
 20
happy, advertised, use, echo
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Well done Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Came as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know but I love every amazon product that I buy, they are always of high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  with the Amazon Echo products . ... and got a response.  ...  "
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" ...  Great job amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Good way to make sure I renew my amazon prime.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently ordered one from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Will order more .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 12
month, problems, months, alexa, worked
+50%
-50%
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" ...  And if I eventually get it working, am hoping it will be what we were looking for.  ...  "
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" ...  this has to be a lemon one off yes?!  ...  "
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" ...  Today is January 31st and it is not working. ... I actually bought two of them in December one of them is already not working.  ...  "
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" ...  Had the Dot doe less than 4 weeks and it died.  ...  "
Features
 12
turn, smart, money, lights, lot
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Really nice when it works properly and when you have other smart features in your house.  ...  "
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" ...  There are a ton of features you can use if you are interested in exploring .  ...  "
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" ...  Our favorite feature!  ...  "
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" ...  This alone would be great, but it can also control the lights and other smart home features that I need it for.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and the skills add a lot of cool features.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of features  ...  "
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" ...  Uses it for many features including white noise for sleeping.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
Gaming
 11
good, fun, shopping, read, kids
+100%
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" ...  I haven't got into the games or skills too much, handy for a quick answer in a argument over a fact  ...  "
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" ...  There are some really great games to play as well, love - Escape Room and the Music games.  ...  "
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" ...  shopping lists, True or False games, you can get it to read your calendar to you, read a book you bought on Kindle - so amazing!!  ...  "
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" ...  The games are good also, and our friends have been thoroughly impressed and entertained.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus she also plays games, such as escape room and categories.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it for asking questions, listening to music and playing games.  ...  "
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" ...  A real game changer .  ...  "
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" ...  Like play heavy rain, brain games, and many more!  ...  "
Design
 11
looks, appearance, small, pink
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Really like the look.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
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" ...  I find the appearance very attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the white one.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is really pretty and simple so it fits in any room.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking to get some more.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and is not obtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  She gets pink and pink Floyd mix up  ...  "
Bluetooth
 10
speaker, speakers, sound quality, play music, alexa
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Easily controll smart home devices, sound quality is pretty good out of built in speaker, but generally play music through Bluetooth sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this product ,I was using a regular a speaker before and I was tired of the pairing issues , the Dot is easy to set up small end has an amazing sound for the size  ...  "
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" ...  Very great inline this little unit, my only wish would be that it was capable of Bluetooth transmitting to my Bose speaker, when playing music etc .  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using it with bluetooth to play music I already have and with Amazon Music.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not own other Alexa but she worked with my personal Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The pairing was easy to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth matches with speakers, the TV Fire stick and others.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is super useful I mainly just use her as a Bluetooth speaker the sound quality is amazing the only complaint I have is that the bass isn’t as good as I hoped and she doesn’t get quite loud enough to use for a party other than that absolute favourite Christmas present  ...  "
Controls
 9
weather, love, play, alexa, volume
+100%
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" ...  Purchased for my parents and they love being able to ask the weather, to play music synced to Spotify and much more.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the features, I now control my lights, the TV and listen to all genres of music on it  ...  "
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" ...  So nice being able to adjust volume, change rain sounds, turn off or on in the middle of the night, all without having to search for your phone and kill your eyes with a blinding screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome plays my music love the mute button  ...  "
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" ...  Easy access to music, weather and lots of added extras you can use as well!  ...  "
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" ...  Play music, set multiple timers get weather news and more.  ...  "
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" ...  Love alexa, mainly use for alarms, random questions, weather updates and music  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa, play some music.  ...  "
Clock
 9
music, clock, wake, morning, like
+100%
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" ...  Once in a while I set a reminder or a morning wake-up alarm.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it as an alarm clock too and it was super useful.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for myself as an alarm.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is awesome plays music,timer,alarm,7minute workout I’m so amazed with my dot.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use the alarm feature every morning.  ...  "
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" ...  No more alarm clocks or radios .  ...  "
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" ...  Lights and alarm  ...  "
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" ...  I could wake up from a long depression nap and be real quiet and basically whisper “Alexa” and she will wake up and listen to my command.  ...  "
FM
 7
stations, use, talk, music, listening
+100%
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" ...  Love that I can listen to radio stations without a radio and searching for a particular station.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the endless radio station options and all around how useful this speaker is.  ...  "
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" ...  Now it wakes up when we want and plays a radio station of our choice.  ...  "
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" ...  The thought of buying a "radio" was funny.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for listening to TuneIn radio podcasts, radio stations, weather and games.  ...  "
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" ...  great for listening to radio .  ...  "
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" ...  When playing a radio station volume keep changing.  ...  "
Network
 6
house, around, wi, system, put
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Perfect for getting full coverage of your home.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi connection is good.  ...  "
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" ...  No more shouting across the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to put anywhere around house  ...  "
Wifi
 5
system, router, fi, garage, around
+40%
-60%
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" ...  My garage unit frequently disconnects from our Wi-Fi system. ... Loss of functionality may be due to our Wi-Fi system requiring a Range extender.  ...  "
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" ...  will not communicate with the dlink router i bought off you.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
fabric, device
+100%
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" ...  The voice system is great at finding songs and music sounds very good, at least to my middle-aged ears.  ...  "
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" ...  And my whole amazing hands free music world died.  ...  "
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" ...  which was like the hand-held communicators from the original Star Trek TV series from the late 60s.  ...  "
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" ...  yes again a very cool device hands free.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  great product works well with many other applications and makes daily tasks much easier, very fast shipping as well.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
+100%
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" ...  Performs exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Came as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly in the mail and it exactly as described.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 3
+100%
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" ...  Also started playing rain sounds to help me sleep. ... It was super fun for a while and helped me sleep a lot when I needed it.  ...  "
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" ...  And use it for sleep sounds at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Best part is the relaxing music for meditation, sleep, etc.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
+100%
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" ...  Arrived quickly and as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it delivered on time and works as expected.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
sound, music
+100%
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" ...  For some reason a few of my friends like to talk dirty to her (probably a common thing), she doesn't seem to mind and responds in a civilized way.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speaker to connect to and listen to music when cooking or cleaning!  ...  "
Fit
 3
+100%
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" ...  Holds up great.  ...  "
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
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" ...  Screw the haters .  ...  "

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