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Echo Dot 3rd gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: April 7, 2020 (Refresh Now)
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Sound Quality
 191
music, speaker, good, quality, gen
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Great sound for a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  music (easy listening)  ...  "
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" ...  I can hear clips from the news and a lot more.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of sound it’s amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  We love using her to play music. ... Good sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality for music is unreal!  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it for smart home and some online music. ... Sound quality is better than the echo spot.  ...  "
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" ...  Music is awesome to wind down and mellow out with a good book.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 184
echo, echo dot, music, dot, home
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Happy with it - not an amazing connection to Spotify but overall pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this product, I own a Gen 1, four Gen 2, and a Gen 3 Echo Dots .  ...  "
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" ...  Love Echo so much I bought one for every person on my Christmas lists!!  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can group this with my Alexa Hub to have music playing in more than one room at a time.  ...  "
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" ...  We love our Echo Dot! ... Alexa's voice is soothing and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  HOW easily you can connect to new devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Something I REALLY wanted was the Alexa app for PC, I wanted to be able to control everything from the Alex (lights, Fire TV, LED strips & PC). ... I managed to connect the Alexa via Bluetooth to my PC for music ( I have an expensive set of speakers I like to listen to music on that are connected to my PC via USB).  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is very smart and can help you enjoy using it.  ...  "
Software Platform
 145
echo, google, app, home, google home
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Alexa en français évolue très rapidement .  ...  "
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" ...  I love Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely like it better than google  ...  "
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" ...  First thing in the morning, "Alexa, what time is it?" ... "Alexa, is there any breaking news this morning?"  ...  "
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" ...  Love the echo. ... Have two now plus my Alexa,and does everything I need it to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Jattends demain mes 2 smart plug par amazon afin de tester comment alexa va gerer sa.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for hands free usage and kids like talking to Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Totally impressed with Alexa.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 77
easy to set, use, set, sound, setup
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Mostly easy to set up, Wasn’t complicated but not overly user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Makes remembering things easier.  ...  "
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" ...  You won’t be disappointed - easy to setup, great sound quality, small and easy to hide.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and fast and after a few days he's been already gotten amazon music premium.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  All set up easily, so far so hoopy.  ...  "
Capacity
 57
house, one, echo, another, put
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We plan to purchase another one or two for other rooms and more for gifts for family members.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased these dots to be able to communicate between the Master Bedroom and our upstairs loft area and my garage which is a separate building from the house but in close proximity.  ...  "
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" ...  Can whisper close or yell from another room and it always gets it right.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for a care home.  ...  "
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" ...  Works pretty good you're just gunna have to invest a small fortune to make your house work smarter!!  ...  "
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" ...  The best part I can drop in on the other ones in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for in the house  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one for another family member for Christmas and they are loving it as well.  ...  "
Volume
 39
sound, good, room, volume, loud
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Nice and compact and this gen has a fantastic speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I like its small footprint and sound is decent for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a good heft to it and can play room filling sound without distortion.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is basically as good as the 2nd Gen larger Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  Can whisper close or yell from another room and it always gets it right.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome little speaker to have in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the sound quality from this little speaker, such big sound.  ...  "
For Fun
 37
play, use, much, lots, bought
+100%
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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 lot of fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it as a toy and it is fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fun to have and some added convenience.  ...  "
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" ...  its a lot of fun & practical too  ...  "
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" ...  It’s just so fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is lots of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  I think they are lots of fun as well as helpful and the price was great!  ...  "
Apps
 35
music, app, phone, spotify, games
+71%
-29%
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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 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.  ...  "
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" ...  He provided me with the Alexa App and so when I purchased a second Alexa , installation was a breeze to do myself.  ...  "
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" ...  If you download the Amazon Alexa app, it has so many different features you can enable!  ...  "
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" ...  I have yet to use Alexa or its skills other than for streaming music.  ...  "
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" ...  And the app makes adding skills, links to other devices and even routines simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect with phone app, not sure it’s worth the purchase price!  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it for smart home and some online music.  ...  "
For Kids
 34
love, loves, son, year, use
+100%
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" ...  They now love their new toy.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son so that he could communicate with me wherever we are.  ...  "
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" ...  👍 I'll definitely be buying more when my kids are older!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Husband loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  Marche très bien, bon son et facile à utiliser  ...  "
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" ...  I love it so does my granddaughter.  ...  "
Call quality
 34
echo, alexa, sms, phone, hear
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I can hear clips from the news and a lot more.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and hears you really well without it having to learn your voice.  ...  "
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" ...  The ease of getting it started and how it recognizes my voice to ask different questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Good conversation piece also.  ...  "
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" ...  Way better than Siri haha  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure the unit is in the room where it can clearly hear what's being asked  ...  "
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" ...  I love the different skills you can add or create, it also has really good audio and can hear me from any corner of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I love Alexa, she doesn’t talk back.  ...  "
Setup
 30
setup, easy to setup, use, sound, lot
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Very easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Sound is great, easy to use and setup  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  I loved the way it installed itself. ... I thought I would have a long tedious installation but it was done in less than a minute.  ...  "
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" ...  First impressions: It's pretty easy to set up ... you do the initial setup from your phone and then it's ready.  ...  "
Size
 28
small, good, compact, speaker, loved
+100%
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" ...  It would make it better if it had an internal rechargeable battery so it can be more portable  ...  "
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
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" ...  Portable, has great sound and kids loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good speaker and very handy.  ...  "
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" ...  So much knowledge in such a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  I like its small footprint and sound is decent for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is great, surprising for the size.  ...  "
As Gift
 27
christmas, bought, ever, day, daughter
+100%
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" ...  This was a gift to my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the Echo Dot for my daughters Birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second one got the first as Christmas present great for okaying my music getting info  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, loved it bought a second one for a gift  ...  "
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" ...  she says it's the best gift ever!  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't want one but got as gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't buy it for myself, I got it as a gift for my mom, and she loves it.  ...  "
Marketplace
 26
thank, happy, ca, advertised, use
+88%
-12%
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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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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Came as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Yet another great product by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Good way to make sure I renew my amazon prime.  ...  "
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" ...  nice try amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Even with prime it took over 8 business days to arrive.  ...  "
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" ...  with the Amazon Echo products . ... and got a response.  ...  "
Price
 25
worth, two, sound, 99, 39
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Awesome for the price I payed for it!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two (sale price two for the price of one).  ...  "
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" ...  Great price and surprising how good the sound is out of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Price is also really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price. ... You can’t go wrong for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the best peace for entertaining for the price no comblains at all  ...  "
Features
 23
lights, turn, really, money, smart
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Really nice when it works properly and when you have other smart features in your house.  ...  "
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" ...  Our favorite feature!  ...  "
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" ...  It can't be that difficult to add that feature.  ...  "
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" ...  So many features and so many uses.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I look forward to adding some home automation features soon.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and the skills add a lot of cool features.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 18
month, speaker, problems, months, alexa
+50%
-50%
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" ...  but after all the years, it's still not ready yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working after 4 months.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker blew after 2 days.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Controls
 15
weather, love, voice, play, alexa
+100%
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" ...  From asking to play music, the weather, setting up the alarm, etc.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Love alexa, mainly use for alarms, random questions, weather updates and music  ...  "
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" ...  Easy access to music, weather and lots of added extras you can use as well!  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome plays my music love the mute button  ...  "
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" ...  She controls our lights, several speakers set up.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Gaming
 13
good, fun, shopping, read, kids
+100%
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" ...  The games are good also, and our friends have been thoroughly impressed and entertained.  ...  "
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" ...  Also try some of the fun games you can play.  ...  "
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" ...  Games are fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Like play heavy rain, brain games, and many more!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Some of the games are a nice touch.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I haven't got into the games or skills too much, handy for a quick answer in a argument over a fact  ...  "
Bluetooth
 13
speaker, alexa, works, speakers, sound quality
+85%
-15%
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" ...  The pairing was easy to do.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can bluetooth it to my bigger speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I managed to connect the Alexa via Bluetooth to my PC for music ( I have an expensive set of speakers I like to listen to music on that are connected to my PC via USB).  ...  "
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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 do not own other Alexa but she worked with my personal Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  We have setup bluetooth speakers in different rooms so it is very easy to select and play music in each room  ...  "
Clock
 12
music, clock, usb, plug, morning
+100%
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" ...  No more alarm clocks or radios .  ...  "
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" ...  I use this product for music and as an alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  I checked my recordings and I had definitely set a timer.  ...  "
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" ...  Lights and 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 used it as an alarm clock too and it was super useful.  ...  "
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" ...  From asking to play music, the weather, setting up the alarm, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for myself as an alarm.  ...  "
Design
 12
looks, appearance, small, pink
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Looks nice and is not obtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
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" ...  I find the appearance very attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  Generation, far more upscale appearance.  ...  "
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" ...  Really like the look.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is really pretty and simple so it fits in any room.  ...  "
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" ...  She gets pink and pink Floyd mix up  ...  "
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" ...  Looking to get some more.  ...  "
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  ...  "
Delivery
 5
+100%
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" ...  Even with prime it took over 8 business days to arrive.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly and as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it delivered on time and works as expected.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
sound, music
+100%
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" ...  Now it collects dust and I have moved onto Google Home which is so easy to use and their customer service actually responds.  ...  "
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" ...  It's got the cloth cover built on - looks nicer, harder to clean.  ...  "
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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!  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 4
+100%
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" ...  I love to play music on it, and at night listening to ocean waves which helps put me to sleep.  ...  "
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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
 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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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Performs exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Came as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Fit
 4
+100%
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" ...  These are so compact, they can really fit anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds up great.  ...  "
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
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" ...  Screw the haters .  ...  "
Notifications
 3
alexa
+100%
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" ...  The list of things to try is endless as well as really safety in the home features,such as reminders messages etc .  ...  "
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" ...  I love Alexa, she doesn’t talk back.  ...  "
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" ...  but I'm using it for list, calendar, and reminders.  ...  "
Cables
 3
replacement, power, amazon
+100%
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" ...  I love my Alexa but the cord was very fragile, and amazon didn’t sell their own replacement cords, so I had to pay $20 just to buy a new cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Va super bien et le son est impécable!!  ...  "
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
Ports
 3
plug, adapter, connect, alarm
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Why not make it USB and include a power adapter? ... I'm wasting a plug while I could just plug it into the USB port of my alarm clock. ... Also the plug is square shaped, blocking the plug adjacent to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't connect with mini USB so the chances to connect a battery back up are zero  ...  "
Battery Life
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  This is a life changer.  ...  "
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" ...  It would make it better if it had an internal rechargeable battery so it can be more portable  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.14 meters
Connectivity
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0.14 meters
SIZE
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