Last Updated: 18 Jun 2019

Echo Dot 3rd gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2019
9.0
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Sound Quality
 182
music, speaker, good, quality, gen
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Sometimes if I need speakers that are better than my Macbook's built-in speakers I tell her to connect to my Macbook so audio goes through her. ... The speakers are pretty good for such a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  Same with the music is on Spotify or amazon music.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the Dot 3rd gen as roving unit mainly for patio music.  ...  "
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" ...  GET AMD POWERFUL SOUND. ... I highly reconded on getting Amazon unlimited music.  ...  "
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" ...  Use for weather and music  ...  "
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" ...  The sound output is not as good as the other models .  ...  "
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" ...  Dumb jokes but good music.  ...  "
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" ...  I am actually shocked by the sound quality. ... No it isn’t a full scale stereo but it is VERY good for the size and it qets quite loud with little distortion.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 181
echo, echo dot, music, dot, home
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It is everything you’d expect, works great with smart devices like smart lights and listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  But I love having Alexa ad my assistant.  ...  "
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" ...  Having a gen 2 echo dot I wasn’t sure how the gen 3 improvements would compare.  ...  "
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" ...  echo dots are the best.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the device.  ...  "
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" ...  I was gifted an echo dot for Christmas and went ahead with setting it up. ... I have yet to use Alexa or its skills other than for streaming music.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my wife, so she could listen to Amazon music without turning on the TV and FireStick. ... The way it works with other devices is also very useful. ... Next, I want to order some smart electrical outlets and connect those to the Echo. ... I am extremely pleased with this purchase and how much the Echo Dot can do.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s my first echo dot and I want more.  ...  "
Software Platform
 137
echo, google, app, home, dot
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Alexa is lots of fun. ... Alexa is sweet.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a Google Home Mini, and I think the Echo Dot sounds noticeably better.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa was able to help me by just asking.  ...  "
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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 like Alexa very much.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control that Alexa offers is very innovative.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa, play some music.  ...  "
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" ...  great once it is operating as for smart features I have not figured them out yet  ...  "
Ease of Use
 69
easy to set, use, set, sound, setup
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Setup was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how easy it was to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes remembering things easier.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use and is able to understand you very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is great, easy to use and setup  ...  "
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" ...  it came quickly, easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of operation.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the fact it was so easy to set up with the other dot and echo that I already own.  ...  "
Capacity
 52
house, one, echo, another, bought
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Can whisper close or yell from another room and it always gets it right.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for getting full coverage of your home.  ...  "
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" ...  It is just great for my small living space, more than I expected still getting use to all it can do.  ...  "
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" ...  She’s a hit in our house.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice to have a smaller vision of Alexa in more rooms  ...  "
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" ...  The best part I can drop in on the other ones in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  An awesome addition to our household  ...  "
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" ...  We plan to purchase another one or two for other rooms and more for gifts for family members.  ...  "
For Fun
 38
play, use, much, lots, bought
+100%
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" ...  Lots of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is lots of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  We have been having so much fun with our echo dot (we have THREE!)  ...  "
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" ...  I really am having fun with this technology.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it as a toy and it is fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  its a lot of fun & practical too  ...  "
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" ...  I think we spent the first day asking it to do fun things like: rap or talk like Yoda.  ...  "
Volume
 35
sound, good, room, volume, loud
+89%
-11%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  The second my partner uses in her office\art room, which I moved elsewhere for a better multi-room sound throughout the home experience, when shes not looking & until there is a offer on/price drop (You can set them up as stereo pairs with two of the same type) & I can get a few more (Boys & their toys I know) along with a few more Smart plugs (& possibly light switches).  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is basically as good as the 2nd Gen larger Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how it’s very loud and has an endless number of accessories for it here on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  works brilliantly, synced to an exterior speaker .  ...  "
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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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" ...  Everyone in the house uses it - we bought a bunch and music now fills the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Plays loud and vey convenient  ...  "
Apps
 35
music, app, phone, spotify, games
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I use it to get updates, information, keep tto time and appointments as well as to listen to music.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it for smart home and some online music.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect with phone app, not sure it’s worth the purchase price!  ...  "
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" ...  I have yet to use Alexa or its skills other than for streaming music.  ...  "
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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 am still learning what "Alexa" can do .  ...  "
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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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" ...  If you download the Amazon Alexa app, it has so many different features you can enable!  ...  "
Call quality
 32
alexa, echo, sms, phone, need
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Much better sound than the 1st generation Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Lovely sound for music as well as Alexas voice is not irritating .  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Dot 3 is much improved for sound over the Dot 2.  ...  "
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" ...  Really cool product with nice features and really simple introduction to voice assistants.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a Google Home Mini, and I think the Echo Dot sounds noticeably better.  ...  "
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" ...  First we had the flip-phone cell phone  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control that Alexa offers is very innovative.  ...  "
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" ...  Good conversation piece also.  ...  "
For Kids
 30
love, loves, son, year, use
+100%
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" ...  Our kids love asking Alexa for a joke or a prank.  ...  "
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" ...  Daughter loves it  ...  "
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" ...  They now love their new toy.  ...  "
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" ...  it is just like saving money bank for kids.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband and kids love it!  ...  "
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" ...  All my kids got one of these for Christmas!  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Setup
 29
setup, easy to setup, use, sound, quickly
+97%
-3%
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" ...  You won’t be disappointed - easy to setup, great sound quality, small and easy to hide.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Sound is great, easy to use and setup  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  I got a Google Mini and it’s a lot easier to setup and a way better AI.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, and very pretty!  ...  "
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" ...  it came quickly, easy to setup.  ...  "
As Gift
 26
christmas, bought, ever, day, daughter
+100%
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" ...  This was a gift for my daughter and she was thrilled with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one for another family member for Christmas and they are loving it as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a gift for Christmas .  ...  "
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" ...  I was told this was the best gift a family member has ever received.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery, loved it bought a second one for a gift  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift to my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift to my granddaughter.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my girlfriend.  ...  "
Marketplace
 25
thank, happy, ca, advertised, use
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I recently ordered one from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  nice try amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Came as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Yet another great product by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly in the mail and it exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Well done Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  but Amazon.ca got them 2 working. ... THANK YOU AMAZON SUPPORT. ... Amazon.ca Thank You.  ...  "
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" ...  A very happy Amazon shopper!  ...  "
Size
 25
small, good, compact, speaker, loved
+100%
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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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" ...  Handy little device.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for spelling at my desk  ...  "
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" ...  So much knowledge in such a small package.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I like its small footprint and sound is decent for the size.  ...  "
Price
 23
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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" ...  Worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Price is also really good.  ...  "
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" ...  50.00 box with the deal.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is fairly good for price.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Am I eligible for the $20 * 2 extra savings?  ...  "
Features
 23
lights, turn, smart, really, money
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Love the music and the multiroom features.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and has a lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  great once it is operating as for smart features I have not figured them out yet  ...  "
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" ...  Only have it hooked up to a lamp but the smart features are nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of features  ...  "
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" ...  There are a ton of features you can use if you are interested in exploring .  ...  "
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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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" ...  Really nice when it works properly and when you have other smart features in your house.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 17
month, speaker, problems, months, alexa
+47%
-53%
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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.  ...  "
Gaming
 13
good, fun, shopping, read, kids
+100%
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" ...  Like play heavy rain, brain games, and many more!  ...  "
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" ...  Some of the games are a nice touch.  ...  "
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" ...  A real game changer .  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Games are fun!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Plus she also plays games, such as escape room and categories.  ...  "
Controls
 12
weather, love, play, alexa, volume
+100%
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" ...  I also love being able to ask Alexa for any particular song or kind of music I want to listen to.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  *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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" ...  From asking to play music, the weather, setting up the alarm, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Love alexa, mainly use for alarms, random questions, weather updates and music  ...  "
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" ...  Play music, set multiple timers get weather news and more.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 12
speaker, alexa, works, speakers, sound quality
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I do not own other Alexa but she worked with my personal Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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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" ...  The pairing was easy to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth matches with speakers, the TV Fire stick and others.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I’m using it with bluetooth to play music I already have and with Amazon Music.  ...  "
Design
 12
looks, appearance, small, pink
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Really like the look.  ...  "
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" ...  I find the appearance very attractive.  ...  "
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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 much nicer as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and is not obtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and looks great as well!  ...  "
Clock
 11
music, clock, wake, usb, plug
+100%
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" ...  I used it as an alarm clock too and it was super useful.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Great for myself as an alarm.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use the alarm feature every morning.  ...  "
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" ...  From asking to play music, the weather, setting up the alarm, etc.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Lights and alarm  ...  "
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  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
+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.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly in the mail and it exactly as described.  ...  "
Wifi
 5
system, router, fi, garage, around
+40%
-60%
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" ...  My garage unit frequently disconnects from our Wi-Fi system. ... Loss of functionality may be due to our Wi-Fi system requiring a Range extender.  ...  "
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" ...  will not communicate with the dlink router i bought off you.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
fabric, device
+100%
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" ...  The voice system is great at finding songs and music sounds very good, at least to my middle-aged ears.  ...  "
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" ...  And my whole amazing hands free music world died.  ...  "
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" ...  which was like the hand-held communicators from the original Star Trek TV series from the late 60s.  ...  "
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" ...  yes again a very cool device hands free.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  great product works well with many other applications and makes daily tasks much easier, very fast shipping as well.  ...  "
Delivery
 4
+100%
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" ...  Arrived quickly and as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it delivered on time and works as expected.  ...  "
Cleaning
 4
sound, music
+100%
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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!  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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  ...  "
Fit
 3
+100%
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" ...  Holds up great.  ...  "
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" ...  Small fits anywhere long cord  ...  "
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" ...  Screw the haters .  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.14 meters
Connectivity
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0.14 meters
SIZE
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