Last Updated: 17 Apr 2019

Echo Dot 3rd gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2019
8.9
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Device Compatibility
 125
echo, echo dot, dot, speaker, music
+92%
-8%
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" ...  the echo dot is an ideal smart home device for all . "  ...  "
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" ...  I am a prime member and expected the access to prime music to be sufficient for my new echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Handy little device.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control that Alexa offers is very innovative.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Alexa, am I handsome?  ...  "
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" ...  I can control my Denon receiver (which I didn't even realize would work with Alexa) and my xbox.  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 124
music, speaker, good, generation, gen
+94%
-6%
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" ...  And is s pretty great speaker and convenance for music and podcasts. ... Great alternative to TV when you want background sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound for such a small unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker much better than original echo dot  ...  "
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" ...  BEST SPEAKER AND SOUND QUALITY  ...  "
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" ...  I am not a big user of this but when it is combined with Amazon Prime is is a great music player.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound output is not as good as the other models .  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker works great.  ...  "
Software Platform
 93
echo, google, dot, music, home
+91%
-9%
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" ...  The voice control that Alexa offers is very innovative.  ...  "
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" ...  I love waking up with Alexa giving all the information I need to start my day.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for hands free usage and kids like talking to Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Dot is much better.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is a lot dumber than you'd think.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s Alexa - she’s awesome. ... Not to mention the million and one other things Alexa can do.  ...  "
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" ...  Very satisfied with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I can control my Denon receiver (which I didn't even realize would work with Alexa) and my xbox.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 51
easy to set, use, easy to setup, sound, setup
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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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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" ...  Easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Mostly easy to set up, Wasn’t complicated but not overly user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, good sound and work well.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Just simple love  ...  "
Capacity
 37
house, echo, one, bought, bedroom
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I love being able to walk through my two bedroom apartment and hear music at a constant level as I move from room to room.  ...  "
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" ...  even in an echo-y bathroom!! ... Hoping to slap one of each in their rooms!  ...  "
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" ...  I have one of these in every room.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the echo for Christmas and bought the companion for my bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  We put 1 in the living room, and 1in the game room.  ...  "
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" ...  This is great for a teenagers bedroom or office.  ...  "
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" ...  I want more of them for more rooms in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone in the house uses it - we bought a bunch and music now fills the house.  ...  "
For Fun
 30
play, use, much, lots, bought
+100%
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" ...  So much fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to play with and find new music and shows  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my husband/me for Christmas and we are having fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a ton of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  One person had to order one when she found out how much fun they are.  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a fun thing to Interac with.  ...  "
For Kids
 24
love, loves, son, year, use
+100%
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" ...  I bought this for my son and he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter uses this more than me lol.  ...  "
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" ...  it is just like saving money bank for kids.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughters love them.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it so does my granddaughter.  ...  "
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" ...  I think my kids use it more than I do.  ...  "
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" ...  All my kids got one of these for Christmas!  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
Volume
 24
sound, good, volume, loud, echo
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Nice and compact and this gen has a fantastic speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  When playing a radio station volume keep changing.  ...  "
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" ...  works brilliantly, synced to an exterior speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is basically as good as the 2nd Gen larger Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a good heft to it and can play room filling sound without distortion.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm keeping this on volume 2/10 or 1/10 most of the time because I'm in a small bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price nice and loud just have to get used to how to ask questions so Alexa understands  ...  "
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" ...  It fills my whole living room !  ...  "
Size
 20
small, good, compact, speaker, loved
+100%
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" ...  I love this handy little device.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and compact and this gen has a fantastic speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good speaker and very handy.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is better then I expected for such a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  Cool little device with impressive sound quality for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  So much knowledge in such a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  Handy little device.  ...  "
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" ...  Rich in features and the sound is actually very good for such a small peripheral.  ...  "
Setup
 19
easy to setup, setup, use, sound, quickly
+100%
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" ...  it came quickly, easy to setup.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Sound is great, easy to use and setup  ...  "
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" ...  I have 2 of these and both work nicely, easy to setup, plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  You won’t be disappointed - easy to setup, great sound quality, small and easy to hide.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product for the money - rapidly acquainted myself with the commands and it was easy to install.  ...  "
Apps
 19
music, app, spotify, games, trivia
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Best part is the music streaming that comes with prime accounts.  ...  "
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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 am still learning what "Alexa" can do .  ...  "
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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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" ...  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 app is easy to use and Alexa learns everyday, its even funny sometimes.  ...  "
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" ...  If you download the Amazon Alexa app, it has so many different features you can enable!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect with phone app, not sure it’s worth the purchase price!  ...  "
Call quality
 18
echo, need, call, also, alexa
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Very impressed with Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  The ease of getting it started and how it recognizes my voice to ask different questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa need more hapiness in her voice.  ...  "
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" ...  I love she is able to make calls and send messages to other units.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my son, he loves it, I love hearing him talk with her.  ...  "
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" ...  I have so far picked up only one call from my Echo. ... It never ceases to amaze for calls.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the 1st generation Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and hears you really well without it having to learn your voice.  ...  "
As Gift
 17
christmas, ever, daughter, best, one
+100%
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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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" ...  good for gifts for all ages .  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my daughter and she was thrilled with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my girlfriend.  ...  "
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" ...  she says it's the best gift ever!  ...  "
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" ...  I was told this was the best gift a family member has ever received.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a gift for Christmas .  ...  "
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" ...  I actually gave this as a gift to the senior lady I looked after who lives alone.  ...  "
Price
 17
worth, two, sound, 99, 39
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The sound is fairly good for price.  ...  "
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" ...  50.00 box with the deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price. ... You can’t go wrong for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  More rhan exceeded my expectations for 39.99  ...  "
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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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" ...  Worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Great miniature echo for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two (sale price two for the price of one).  ...  "
Marketplace
 15
happy, advertised, use, echo
+87%
-13%
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" ...  nice try amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Well done Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  I recently ordered one from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon is awesome, they always work to solve any problem really quick and this time was no different. ... Amazon is love.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly in the mail and it exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Great job amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Can’t wait for a sale to buy another one.  ...  "
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" ...  A very happy Amazon shopper!  ...  "
Gaming
 10
good, fun, shopping, read, kids
+100%
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" ...  Like play heavy rain, brain games, and many more!  ...  "
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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
 10
turn, smart, money, lights, lot
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Our favorite feature!  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Clock
 8
music, clock, wake
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 8
speaker, speakers, sound quality, play music, alexa
+100%
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" ...  I do not own other Alexa but she worked with my personal Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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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
 7
weather, love, play, volume, use
+100%
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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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" ...  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
 6
month, problems, months, worked, speaker
+50%
-50%
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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, wi, system, 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  ...  "
Wifi
 4
system, router, fi, garage, around
+25%
-75%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
+67%
-33%
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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
 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.  ...  "
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 .  ...  "
Comfort
 3
device
+100%
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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.  ...  "

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