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Echo Dot 3rd gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.0
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Review Summary - 983 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 191
music, speaker, good, quality, gen
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I mostly use it to listen to music.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound for something the size of o hockey puck .  ...  "
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" ...  Great price and surprising how good the sound is out of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Love having my music at voice control.  ...  "
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" ...  but I was amazed at the improvements in this generation of dot, in terms of sound, power and attractiveness. ... Sound is as good as many large speaker setups.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Quieter amazed so far!  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than 2nd generation  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 184
echo, echo dot, music, dot, home
+93%
-7%
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" ...  It’s my foray into my smart home collection.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Only wish you could change to voice to the computer voice (aka Gene Roddenberry wife) with the new wake word computer lol  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa answers anything pretty quickly, and it can hear you even if you whisper at a distance.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot was extremely easy to set up. ... Alexa entertained our guests with jokes and songs.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a Google Home Mini, and I think the Echo Dot sounds noticeably better.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome for the bedroom doing simple tasks, and easily pair to your phone.  ...  "
Software Platform
 145
echo, google, app, home, google home
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I am loving this Item specially since i have a GMC vehicle and Alexa can start it for me.  ...  "
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" ...  My children and I use Alexa frequently for reminders, very helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  Love Alexa and still learning the different skills .  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, BUT downloading the app is another matter.  ...  "
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" ...  I love Alexa!  ...  "
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" ...  I love how it responds to me but anytime I say hey Alexa or Alexa it doesn’t turn on or work sometimes  ...  "
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" ...  Obsessed with Alexa devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, Alexa has a sense of humour.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 77
easy to set, use, set, sound, setup
+96%
-4%
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" ...  It is easy to use and is able to understand you very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, good sound and work well.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot is easy to setup and a real time saver for music.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple a installé  ...  "
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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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" ...  You won’t be disappointed - easy to setup, great sound quality, small and easy to hide.  ...  "
Capacity
 57
house, one, echo, another, put
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Perfect for my home office!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice to have a smaller vision of Alexa in more rooms  ...  "
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" ...  My 4th echo for the house.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it in our kitchen & it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for in the house  ...  "
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" ...  the dot is great for a smaller space like a bedroom, office or bathroom . ... But for larger spaces, the dots big brother is where the powers at :-)  ...  "
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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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" ...  We now have 3 echo dots in the house.  ...  "
Volume
 39
sound, good, room, volume, loud
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Alexis can hear me from across the room.  ...  "
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" ...  Though not a replacement for a more robust speaker, it'll fill the need in a pinch.  ...  "
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" ...  works brilliantly, synced to an exterior speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  It fills my whole living room !  ...  "
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" ...  Can whisper close or yell from another room and it always gets it right.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sound is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the bigger and better speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone in the house uses it - we bought a bunch and music now fills the house.  ...  "
For Fun
 37
play, use, much, lots, bought
+100%
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" ...  Adds fun to life.  ...  "
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" ...  One person had to order one when she found out how much fun they are.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a lot of fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to play with and find new music and shows  ...  "
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" ...  good for grandchildren to ask questions.and have fun with .  ...  "
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" ...  its a lot of fun & practical too  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Apps
 35
music, app, phone, spotify, games
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I am still learning what "Alexa" can do .  ...  "
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" ...  The app is easy to use and Alexa learns everyday, its even funny sometimes.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  I have yet to use Alexa or its skills other than for streaming music.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it for smart home and some online 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!  ...  "
For Kids
 34
love, loves, son, year, use
+100%
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" ...  Bonne qualité de son, plaisant a operer.  ...  "
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" ...  it is just like saving money bank for kids.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Daughter loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Son loves the music.  ...  "
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" ...  Husband loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  The kids loved my Alexa so much I bought them their own to listen to music, ask her for jokes etc.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughters love them.  ...  "
Call quality
 34
echo, alexa, sms, phone, hear
+88%
-12%
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" ...  All by voice commands.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my son, he loves it, I love hearing him talk with her.  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely sound for music as well as Alexas voice is not irritating .  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control that Alexa offers is very innovative.  ...  "
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" ...  First we had the flip-phone cell phone  ...  "
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" ...  I use the product for mostly music and to answer questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the 1st generation Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Really cool product with nice features and really simple introduction to voice assistants.  ...  "
Setup
 30
setup, easy to setup, use, sound, lot
+97%
-3%
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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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" ...  Easy set up and simple to use  ...  "
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" ...  Setup several smart home devices in just a couple minutes .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, and very pretty!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Setup was easy and fast and after a few days he's been already gotten amazon music premium.  ...  "
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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" ...  These are so compact, they can really fit anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good speaker and very handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent sound quality from such a small form factor.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
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" ...  As for the sound quality, it's ok for the size.  ...  "
As Gift
 27
christmas, bought, ever, day, daughter
+100%
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" ...  Bought it for a Father’s Day gift and he absolutely loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, loved it bought a second one for a gift  ...  "
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" ...  I was told this was the best gift a family member has ever received.  ...  "
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" ...  good for gifts for all ages .  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't buy it for myself, I got it as a gift for my mom, and she loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I actually gave this as a gift to the senior lady I looked after who lives alone.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my daughter and she was thrilled with it.  ...  "
Marketplace
 26
thank, happy, ca, advertised, use
+88%
-12%
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" ...  with the Amazon Echo products . ... and got a response.  ...  "
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" ...  but Amazon.ca got them 2 working. ... THANK YOU AMAZON SUPPORT. ... Amazon.ca Thank You.  ...  "
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" ...  nice try amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Will order more .  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Have several Amazon Echo products.  ...  "
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" ...  Performs exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Yet another great product by Amazon.  ...  "
Price
 25
worth, two, sound, 99, 39
+96%
-4%
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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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" ...  It's the best peace for entertaining for the price no comblains at all  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two (sale price two for the price of one).  ...  "
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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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" ...  Awesome for the price I payed for it!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price. ... You can’t go wrong for the price.  ...  "
Features
 23
lights, turn, really, money, smart
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I do not know yet how to activate all the features but do ask her basic questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Our favorite feature!  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of features  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and the skills add a lot of cool 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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" ...  Features are good and Alexa is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I look forward to adding some home automation features soon.  ...  "
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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  *Volume control via voice works pretty quick -- and again, it amazes me how fast it recognizes my voice when something's playing in the background.  ...  "
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" ...  Play music, set multiple timers get weather news and more.  ...  "
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" ...  She controls our lights, several speakers set up.  ...  "
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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 having my music at voice control.  ...  "
Gaming
 13
good, fun, shopping, read, kids
+100%
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" ...  We use it for asking questions, listening to music and playing 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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" ...  Some of the games Alexa plays are a ton of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Also try some of the fun games you can play.  ...  "
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" ...  The games are good also, and our friends have been thoroughly impressed and entertained.  ...  "
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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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" ...  A real game changer .  ...  "
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" ...  Like play heavy rain, brain games, and many more!  ...  "
Bluetooth
 13
speaker, alexa, works, speakers, sound quality
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I love that I can bluetooth it to my bigger speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using it with bluetooth to play music I already have and with Amazon Music.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The pairing was easy to do.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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  ...  "
Clock
 12
music, clock, usb, plug, morning
+100%
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" ...  Once in a while I set a reminder or a morning wake-up alarm.  ...  "
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" ...  Lights and alarm  ...  "
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" ...  I checked my recordings and I had definitely set a timer.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this product for music and as an alarm clock.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it as an alarm clock too and it was super useful.  ...  "
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" ...  No more alarm clocks or radios .  ...  "
Design
 12
looks, appearance, small, pink
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It's cute and compact, and its dark colour fits in perfect with my decor and if not it can easily be hidden.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Generation, far more upscale appearance.  ...  "
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" ...  Looking to get some more.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and is not obtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the appearance very attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
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
Bluetooth:  Yes 
0.14 meters
SIZE
Yes
BLUETOOTH