Last Updated: 21 Mar 2019

Echo Dot 3rd gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2019
9.0
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0.14 meters
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Review Summary - 525 recent, verified reviews

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Device Compatibility
 108
echo dot, echo, speaker, love my echo, music
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Very satisfied with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  works brilliantly, synced to an exterior speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  This third generation echo dot is a huge improvement over the previous generation.  ...  "
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" ...  Handy little device.  ...  "
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" ...  We got the 2nd gen for about $25 and wondered if this 3rd gen echo dot would be worth 3x the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I love, love, love Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the 3rd Gen echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily control multiple devices.  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 105
music, speaker, good, generation, gen
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Check weather, music, sports  ...  "
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" ...  The sound output is not as good as the other models .  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound for a small speaker  ...  "
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" ...  It make listening t ok music so so easier  ...  "
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" ...  Have only had it a few weeks but as a prime member we are enjoying the music.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is just fine for me. ... I am not sure I can tell the difference between them when it comes to sound.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife and I love this device, sound is good also, ❤️ it  ...  "
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" ...  I find the sound pretty solid if you know how to adjust properly.  ...  "
Software Platform
 74
echo, google, google home, dot, tell
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I like the functions Alexa has.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa need more feature. ... Alexa need more hapiness in her voice.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa en français évolue très rapidement .  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is fun.  ...  "
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" ...  The best way to find out if Alexa is for you and your family is through trying the Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa was able to help me by just asking.  ...  "
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" ...  Just add support apps for what ever you are after, games, sports weather and off you go.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 48
easy to set, use, easy to setup, setup, sound
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Mostly easy to set up, Wasn’t complicated but not overly user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  it came quickly, easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and skills are also constantly getting better  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot is easy to setup and a real time saver for music.  ...  "
Capacity
 29
room, echo, bought, bedroom, put
+93%
-7%
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" ...  My 4th echo for the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent item for music in our home  ...  "
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" ...  The best part I can drop in on the other ones in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  No more shouting across the house. ... Got 5 units (3 bedrooms + 1 Living room + 1 Basement).  ...  "
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" ...  Completes any room in your house!  ...  "
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" ...  All family are happy  ...  "
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" ...  Use it in my bedroom for news etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Will definitely be buying a couple more to have in different rooms.  ...  "
For Fun
 27
play, use, much, lots, bought
+100%
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" ...  Bought it as a toy and it is fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  I really am having fun with this technology.  ...  "
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" ...  Skills are fun!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a fun thing to Interac with.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to play with and find new music and shows  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun!  ...  "
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" ...  The abilities of the Echo Dot are fun to explore!  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Volume
 23
good, sound, volume, loud, room
+91%
-9%
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" ...  We have the Dot in our sitting room, where we can have quiet background music.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sound is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  It fills my whole living room !  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is very, very good as well.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a good heft to it and can play room filling sound without distortion.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is as good as many large speaker setups.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and compact and this gen has a fantastic speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it it’s siper helpful and it is pretty loud, amazing product and the fact that you can control it from your phone is really helpful if you don’t want to call to it.  ...  "
For Kids
 21
loves, kids, son, year, use
+100%
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" ...  My son loves his echo  ...  "
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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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" ...  I think my kids use it more than I do.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my 70 year old dad for xmas and he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughters love them.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my son, he loves it, I love hearing him talk with her.  ...  "
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" ...  They now love their new toy.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son and he loves it.  ...  "
Setup
 18
easy to setup, setup, use, quickly, lot
+100%
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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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" ...  Easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Setup several smart home devices in just a couple minutes .  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived so quickly, easy to install and use.  ...  "
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" ...  You won’t be disappointed - easy to setup, great sound quality, small and easy to hide.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 2 of these and both work nicely, easy to setup, plug and play.  ...  "
Size
 18
small, good, compact, speaker, loved
+100%
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
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" ...  I love this handy little device.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
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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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" ...  So much knowledge in such a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  Its cute and portable  ...  "
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" ...  Rich in features and the sound is actually very good for such a small peripheral.  ...  "
As Gift
 16
christmas, ever, daughter, best, one
+100%
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my girlfriend.  ...  "
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" ...  It was the most popular gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave as gifts  ...  "
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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 one for another family member for Christmas and they are loving it as well.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my daughter and she was thrilled with it.  ...  "
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" ...  she says it's the best gift ever!  ...  "
Apps
 14
music, app, games, trivia, spotify
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Love it, BUT downloading the app is another matter.  ...  "
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" ...  Allows me to monitor and access via the iPhone app.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is easy to use and Alexa learns everyday, its even funny sometimes.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I have yet to use Alexa or its skills other than for streaming music.  ...  "
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" ...  I am still learning what "Alexa" can do .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect with phone app, not sure it’s worth the purchase price!  ...  "
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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!!  ...  "
Price
 14
worth, two, 99, 39, sure
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The price was also quite affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  More rhan exceeded my expectations for 39.99  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Great price and surprising how good the sound is out of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Price is also really good.  ...  "
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" ...  I got all 4 of mine for the special price of $39.99.  ...  "
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" ...  Great miniature echo for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Price was right and happy wit5h purchase  ...  "
Marketplace
 12
happy, advertised, use, echo
+83%
-17%
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" ...  A very happy Amazon shopper!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  with the Amazon Echo products . ... and got a response.  ...  "
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" ...  Well done Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Came as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t wait for a sale to buy another one.  ...  "
Call quality
 11
need, also, alexa, well, radio
+100%
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" ...  The ease of getting it started and how it recognizes my voice to ask different questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and hears you really well without it having to learn your voice.  ...  "
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" ...  Good conversation piece also.  ...  "
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" ...  For reading or talking.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my son, he loves it, I love hearing him talk with her.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa need more hapiness in her voice.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it has no problems understanding any voice in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the 1st generation Echo Dot.  ...  "
Design
 10
looks, appearance, small
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Generation, far more upscale appearance.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the white one.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking to get some more.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
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" ...  Really like the look.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and is not obtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is really pretty and simple so it fits in any room.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the appearance very attractive.  ...  "
Gaming
 9
good, fun, shopping, read
+100%
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" ...  We use it for asking questions, listening to music and playing games.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Games are fun!  ...  "
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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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" ...  A real game changer .  ...  "
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" ...  Plus she also plays games, such as escape room and categories.  ...  "
Features
 9
turn, smart, money, lights, lot
+78%
-22%
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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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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  Uses it for many features including white noise for sleeping.  ...  "
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" ...  There are a ton of features you can use if you are interested in exploring .  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Clock
 7
music, clock, wake
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 7
speakers, speaker, sound quality, play music, use
+100%
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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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" ...  Bluetooth matches with speakers, the TV Fire stick and others.  ...  "
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" ...  We have setup bluetooth speakers in different rooms so it is very easy to select and play music in each room  ...  "
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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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" ...  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  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using it with bluetooth to play music I already have and with Amazon Music.  ...  "
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" ...  The pairing was easy to do.  ...  "
Controls
 6
weather, love, play, volume, use
+100%
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" ...  Love alexa, mainly use for alarms, random questions, weather updates and music  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  I love the features, I now control my lights, the TV and listen to all genres of music on it  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome plays my music love the mute button  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
month, problems, speaker, alexa
+40%
-60%
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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.  ...  "
Network
 5
house, around, put
+60%
-40%
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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  ...  "
FM
 4
stations, use, talk, music, listening
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
+100%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Wifi
 3
around
+33%
-67%
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" ...  will not communicate with the dlink router i bought off you.  ...  "

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Body
Size:  0.14 meters
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0.14 meters
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