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Amazon Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa Black

Last Updated: August 31, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
774
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Review Summary - 765 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Clock
 103
alarm, alexa, radio, bedside, alarm clock
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Absolutely LOVE this product, slick little alarm clock and Alexa built in!!!  ...  "
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" ...  got this for our bedroom, use it as alarm clock, and more we have many but links well with show in lounge  ...  "
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" ...  Very good as a clock/radio & use the sleep timer a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for a bedside ‘clock/radio’ (old fashioned as that sounds now!)  ...  "
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" ...  I use it as an alarm clock and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Used as an alarm clock and so much more  ...  "
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" ...  This is one we have in the bedroom, very good alarm clock, still getting to grips with what it can actually do.  ...  "
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" ...  I have found it very easy to use and setting alarms is easy.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 102
echo, spot, amazon, screen, poor
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Overall the spot is very good, the only thing I've found is you get locked in the dragon name app and you have to wait some time for it to exit  ...  "
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" ...  Use my echo spot everyday and apart from the usual Alexa miscommunication it works really well and I enjoy using it and like the customisations for the screen background and clock face  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is still a work in progress in my opinion!  ...  "
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" ...  You buy the Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Really impressed with the various ‘skills’ Alexa has.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that you can 'drop in' on other Alexa Spots, so when the kids ignore their alarms in the morning I can remind them to get up without having to run up and down the stairs.  ...  "
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" ...  However this is one fantastic bit of kit with so many apps called skills to do loads of things.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my mum who has poor sight and Alexa has become her best friend in the morning telling her the time and answering her questions  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 99
echo, spot, devices, screen, dot
+89%
-11%
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" ...  With Alexa, it provides so much more and integrates so perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  This really is an awesome step up from the echo devices without a screen. ... Alexa is great at picking up voice as always and the integration of the screen is a huge step up. ... Overall I'm very happy with this and the spot links in with my Sonos beam with Alexa, echo dot and firesticks around the house. ... In my opinion, Alexa is the best ecosystem to be in for smart things.  ...  "
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" ...  Enjoying having alexa around  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to link to smart device, so the other device in the lounge has custom presents, to switch on lamps, my Stargate lamp, complete with Alexa telling you Chevron 7 is locked.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Spot is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Brilliant product to go with my echo and dot .  ...  "
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" ...  And as i already had the Amazon Echo .  ...  "
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" ...  I am happy to have this Alexa echo.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 87
music, sound quality, alarm, sounds, good
+99%
-1%
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" ...  play music on this and am very happy .  ...  "
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" ...  Voice recognition is great, playing music, the sound is Ok. Not brilliant but you’d expect that from such a small device and of course, you can always add another speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is very good, and I can use it to view my Blink cameras.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound - definitely better from setting up than the previous dot.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound for a small unit is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  And it’s good to hear my music anywhere  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is very good and everything works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds good too.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 87
display, flickering, flicker, echo, year
+47%
-53%
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" ...  Very disappointed that Amazon make you watch a “things to try” screen when on the clock setting, you look at the Amazon Spot expecting to see the time but instead get a screen with tips on things to try, you can not turn this off, it’s as bad as making you watch ads on a device you have bought, why would anyone want that permanently on screen, would make a little more sense if it was on for a week or two but Permanently!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s annoying I have togged everything off but still rotates the screen with things to try.  ...  "
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" ...  Our echo is just over 1 year old and - like everyone else is saying- the screens started flickering !!!  ...  "
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" ...   Unfit for purpose first unit returned under warranty due to screen flicker.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a good wee gadget but display is far to dull with no setting to brighten it getting command words right is frustrating  ...  "
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" ...   Bought this echo spot 27th January 2018 and now 23rd March 2019 the screen has developed a flickering issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Major issue with screen flickers after around 14 months, just google it to see the scope of the problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen Flickers just after the 12 months warranty, Amerson says it’s a 2 year warranty yet Echo says 1 year.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 67
set, use, easy to use, easy to set, uses
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  No issues setting it and so easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to set up too despite my lack of technical knowledge.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s so easy to use I don’t use my radio anymore .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up, great sound system, lovely bit of kit  ...  "
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" ...  Was not easy to set up, but all fine once you have.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it, so super easy to use  ...  "
Capacity
 46
bedroom, room, family, upstairs, echo
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I'll be getting a couple more for around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have this and 3 dots linked all over the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the fact that I can drop into this whilst I was away from the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound fine for music in bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my son for his bedroom, great product.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 2nd one so house is linked upstairs and down.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m loving my Echo Spot, it’s hooked to everything upstairs, so that pretty much the whole house sorted!  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic for keeping my 6 year old in bed.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 33
months, year, fault, device, 14 months
+27%
-73%
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" ...  Beware that the screen is faulty and flickers, this happens just after one year.  ...  "
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" ...  My 17 month old device failed, and they accepted this, but refused to replace.  ...  "
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" ...  This is not acceptable particularly as this could be described as a known fault.  ...  "
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" ...  I believe this is an inherent fault with the spot, too many people having same problem after 14/16 months.  ...  "
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" ...  This device worked fine until 3 months after the warranty ran out - now it has a huge flicker on the display which is very annoying. ... Clearly not worth paying £120 for something that only last 15 months  ...  "
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" ...  However, for about a month now the display has begun flickering.  ...  "
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" ...  I have reset it, turned it off and turned it on and nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had it just over a year and guess what .  ...  "
Screen Protection
 27
months, flickering, flicker, year, started to flicker
+26%
-74%
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" ...  Screen started flickering after 14 months.  ...  "
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" ...  after a year screen starting flickering.  ...  "
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" ...  I did give it 5 stars when I purchased item in January 2018 but the screen has started flickering!  ...  "
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" ...  After 1 year the screen has started flickering.  ...  "
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" ...  In July 2019 the screen begins to flicker.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s just past a year since I purchased the Echo Spot & the screen has started flickering, apparently this is a common fault as several people with the device are complaining about the same fault on various forums.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have the screen flickering issue.  ...  "
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" ...  However after 14 months of use the screen started to flicker about every second.  ...  "
Call quality
 25
voice recognition, call, words, video, sound
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Another feature that pleasantly surprised me is just how easy the device is to operate via voice control - even at quite a distance.  ...  "
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" ...  My family call me ‘Gadget Nanny’ and I love my ‘spot’.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent call quality and the ‘drop in’ facility is an excellent feature  ...  "
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" ...  Voice recognition is great, playing music, the sound is Ok. Not brilliant but you’d expect that from such a small device and of course, you can always add another speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control is a very useful feature, how did I live without it?  ...  "
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" ...  This would be very useful as we're using the BT call Guardian.  ...  "
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" ...  Our first entry into the voice assistant arena has been easy and entertaining.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo spot is great the sound it gives out is great  ...  "
Size
 20
sound, small, size, rather, compact
+95%
-5%
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" ...  A good bedside buddy :)  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to imagine the bedside table without the spot on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great looking and only takes up a little space.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my desk.rather nicely made  ...  "
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" ...  Small but carries a punch in sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality unexpectedly good for its relatively small size.  ...  "
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" ...  This little unobtrusive gadget is just brilliant!  ...  "
Apps
 19
video, play, app, things, screen
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Great to play amazon music with no ads  ...  "
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" ...  Great if your away and want to drop in with the app.  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion, Alexa is the best ecosystem to be in for smart things.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is so usefully for information, correct spelling and when ever you feel like listening to music or audio books it is all in the voice recognition  ...  "
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" ...  I cannot link Alexa app to my mobile Samsung s8+  ...  "
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" ...  I’m very impressed and love that I can adjust the settings in an app on my phone!  ...  "
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" ...  Also music sooths him, so again Alexa will play whatever he wants.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall the spot is very good, the only thing I've found is you get locked in the dragon name app and you have to wait some time for it to exit  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
one, happy, another, services, customer
+53%
-47%
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" ...  A good deal with prime day.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon xxx  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this I ordered another one thanks  ...  "
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" ...  Another excellent gadget by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  So as always Amazon excels.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve had Amazon Dots since they first came on the market and never been disappointed.  ...  "
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" ...  Ca ching for Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  I think if I was going to get one Amazon device this would be it.  ...  "
Design
 17
looks, well, good, feels, cute
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I love it to bits, it’s stylish, sophisticated but simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit looks stylish and sounds very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Cool and slick design!  ...  "
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" ...  The spot feels really nice and weighty.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice on the bedside cabinet  ...  "
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" ...  Very good value and looks very cool if that is something that matters to you.  ...  "
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" ...  This is brilliant, and looks so good.  ...  "
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" ...  Look and Feel - feels more solid than the dot, if more of a 60s/70s sci-fi idea feel. ... May just be the rounded appearance but feels a bit like a Home Pride man.  ...  "
For Fun
 16
gadget, still, lots, excellent, use
+100%
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" ...  Better than I thought it would be and some of the features like sending messages are great fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Really fun gadget, still amazed each week when we discover something new that Alexa can do.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great you can have lots of fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent gadget and loads of fun  ...  "
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" ...  Overall good fun espcially when 6 year old granddaughter is visiting  ...  "
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" ...  My Grandchildren have great fun asking strange questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Great fun chatting to Alexa purchased one for grandma to help with crosswords  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it to use purely for Salam clock and saw it had different feature and its soo fun to play with.  ...  "
Setup
 15
set, uses, use, many, item
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Easy to install, set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to set up too despite my lack of technical knowledge.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, easy to setup, so many uses  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up instructions were easy to understand and it was up and running in next to no time.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up, works well with my other devices & all the family use it.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Well what a item, I have brought all the sockets and light bulbs and turn them off on demand, very easy to setup and synced my Apple Music with this device, I would recommend this item  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use once set up.  ...  "
Volume
 15
sound, bedroom, alarm, voice, music
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Sound is decent but could be better quality from speaker  ...  "
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" ...  Buy this it great for the bedroom and sound is excellent  ...  "
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" ...  I can even set the volume of alarms separately to the general volume.  ...  "
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" ...  The volume and sound quality is amazing as I can leave it in the bedroom and still hear it crystal clear in the ensuite.  ...  "
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" ...  That said, it's a dinky little thing that sits nicely by the bed and I actually think the sound is quite good for it's size.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it for the bedroom and integrated it with a speaker so sound is brilliant  ...  "
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" ...  Sound fine for music in bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Great volume for the garden too  ...  "
For Kids
 14
old, got, children, bought, bedroom
+100%
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" ...  I got 2 of the echo dots for 2 of my kids at Christmas,and whilst they love them,and they ARE great devices,there is just something so CUTE about this little globe and it's gorgeous little clear,sharp screen!  ...  "
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" ...  Overall good fun espcially when 6 year old granddaughter is visiting  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my son’s 9th birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Will by for adult children a Great present  ...  "
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" ...  Great for kids  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered for my son and he loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my son for his bedroom, great product.  ...  "
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" ...  The kids love it too.  ...  "
Controls
 13
play, alarm, radio, ask, alexa
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Another feature that pleasantly surprised me is just how easy the device is to operate via voice control - even at quite a distance.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa could have a key role in this with its good radio music playing option.  ...  "
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" ...  I can see who's at the door, switch lights and heating on or off and play my music.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it as an alarm, check the weather play music set a reminder ask it basic questions like how to bake.  ...  "
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" ...  Used as a bedside clock/alarm/radio/Alexa controller .  ...  "
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" ...  We can play Spotify, ask to turn off our lights and other things  ...  "
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" ...  I love just sitting and saying "Alexa,play (such & such song by such & such artist)" and up it comes,sometimes with singalong lyrics.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be great to have something on the touchscreen to stop music.  ...  "
As Gift
 13
gift, bought, birthday, love, year
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This was a present for my birthday and it's great.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased this when it was on offer as a birthday present for my 11 year old granddaughter she wanted one as her friend has one.  ...  "
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" ...  This is amazing great as a present great if you just wanna highly recommend  ...  "
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" ...  This was a surprise present.  ...  "
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" ...  this was a birthday present from my grandson and it great, I can listen to all my favourite music just when I want.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this as a gift and my son loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Was a present.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this as a gift for my folks, so have never seen it in action.  ...  "
Price
 13
price, really, device, would, use
+69%
-31%
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" ...  It looks great but as a comparison to the cost of Echo Show 5 it seems like an expensive purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  A spot worth having!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product just the price is too much  ...  "
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" ...  overall I think it is worth every penny and can't wait to add more smart gadgets.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a really good smart device well worth the price  ...  "
Video Playback
 11
video, streaming, skill, news, stream
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Video - default to square, available on some videos to expand to full screen.  ...  "
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" ...  But they also ask her questions and get her to play music and videos.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is great for showing song lyrics, answers to question and also video calling people.  ...  "
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" ...  being able to watch video clips or trailers without turning on the tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Can watch prime videos if need be bit small  ...  "
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" ...  I like the news videos  ...  "
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" ...  She also delivers sky news with real video footage.  ...  "
Features
 11
turn, smart, product, love, add
+91%
-9%
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" ...  On the back of this I've bought a hue bulb for the bedroom - so I can easily turn the light out without getting out of bed, and it makes for a nice way to wind down at night - 'alexa play relaxing classical music' then 'alexa 30 minute sleep timer'  ...  "
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" ...  So many helpful features.  ...  "
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" ...  It has some great features.  ...  "
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" ...  Useful features to control lights, heating etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I have yet to explore the smart home features but will very soon  ...  "
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" ...  Great features included too, depending on the skills you add to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Will definitely add more bits in the future as great security when out being able to turn lights on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  You also get touch options when you turn lights on etc.  ...  "
FM
 11
stations, bedside, use, replace, music
+100%
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" ...  most radio stations seem to require an individual skill to listen to them.  ...  "
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" ...  Love changing music or radio station. ... Mmmm already thinking of getting another one to replace my digital radio.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using Spot as a bedside radio alarm and have found it nearly perfect  ...  "
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" ...  Exelent for lisening the radio and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for a bedside ‘clock/radio’ (old fashioned as that sounds now!)  ...  "
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" ...  Like it because it is small and unobtrusive in my bedroom and also using voice control to get radio stations.  ...  "
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" ...  Used successfully as bedside clock radio with connected pillow speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s great to have as a bedside clock radio  ...  "
Gaming
 7
fun, alexa, deal
+100%
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" ...  Plus weather forecasts, tasks games and fun things delivered with a sense of humour.  ...  "
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" ...  We love asking questions and playing games with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great way to play quiz games with the family.  ...  "
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" ...  The best fun though so far was last night when myself and my 2 daughters played the various amazing little games Alexa has stored. ... Trivia Hero,Pointless,Tenable,Deal or No Deal,and a voice interactive game called Earplay to name but a few,it was so entertaining,and was fun to spend family time together!  ...  "
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" ...  It plays games and tells you the news.  ...  "
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" ...  Weather, shopping lists, games, quizzes and much more.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for music & alarms, has some really cool features like games and even driving theory stuff too  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
looks, kids, feels, cute
+100%
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" ...  Great build quality, feels weighty and sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The spot feels really nice and weighty.  ...  "
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" ...  This arrived and took out the box it looks good and feels well made turned it on with the supplied power adaptor and it was up and running within few mins connected to WiFi updates done Alexa was then being pestered by the kids to tell Jokes and answer questions needless to say big thumbs up from me keeps kids occupied but it works well with my smart home kit I already have and it's so simple to set up .  ...  "
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" ...  It looks like the durability is questionable.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice gadget but I think that you do need the adjustable stand .  ...  "
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" ...  A great piece of gear seems to work very well  ...  "
Comfort
 6
use, options
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The spot feels really nice and weighty.  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful if I want soothing music to help me fall asleep.  ...  "
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" ...  , it looks good and has a large number of options for cloc face background and separate options for dials/hands.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought it would be a novelty that wore off but I keep finding new uses for it.  ...  "
Display Size
 5
little, bigger, display
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Very easy to use, good quality screen, discreet but packs a big punch, love it 👍  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased with this device, an I am considering buying the large screen version.  ...  "
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" ...  Really pleased with my Alexa but next time I would try the one with the bigger screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the small screen but it is very clear and compact with some neat displays to choose from.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 5
connect, speaker, sound, good, wifi
+60%
-40%
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" ...  sound quality good , but can be great if you Bluetooth connect to a external speaker as I have .  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good but a Bluetooth speaker might be a good addition  ...  "
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" ...  Was impressed to find that I could connect via Bluetooth to my existing iLayen Bluetooth Dongle that sits upon my 11 year old Bose Vers 1 Sounddock.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 4
night, bright, alarm
+100%
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" ...  Love it for playing the radio to sleep and setting the morning alarm to my fav song!  ...  "
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" ...  Not too bright in the dark (I hate bright lights when I’m trying to sleep) and bright enough in the light.  ...  "
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" ...  The sleep timer is great too so I can listen to anything and Alexa will turn it off at the set period eg an hour.  ...  "
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" ...  It will even offer sleep sounds at night.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
+100%
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" ...  Brilliant as always and does the job  ...  "
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" ...  Up unto recently, it has worked fine and done all that I needed doing.  ...  "
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" ...  It is slightly smaller than I thought it would be but does the job extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  I5 does wha5 it says in the box  ...  "
Delivery
 4
+100%
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" ...  Does what it says on the box  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly and I must say,since I received it a week ago,I'm in love!  ...  "
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" ...  Had my amazon echo spot delivered today .  ...  "
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" ...  Really good product would highly recommend fast delivery too  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 4
screen
+100%
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" ...  The screen is great and it’s a touch screen too.  ...  "
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" ...  You also get touch options when you turn lights on etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Good screen the touch screen is sensitive and works a treat .  ...  "
Wifi
 4
echo, connect
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Our first echo kept losing WiFi connection, the echo show keeps hanging on ‘optimising’ (again just after a year!)  ...  "
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" ...  This product would not connect to our WiFi despite having approximately four hours of help from both amazon and BT.  ...  "
Camera
 4
+100%
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" ...  There are some nice photos to chose from as a background or you can use one of your own photos.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product although the camera could be better.  ...  "
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" ...  Or you can upload your own images.  ...  "
Fit
 4
case, 14 months
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Brilliantly fit for purpose.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit for purpose  ...  "
Resolution
 3
news
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Pics for comparison against firestick 4k remote above.  ...  "
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" ...  There are only news channels, the best of which is sky news.  ...  "
Door
 3
bell
+100%
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" ...  I use it mainly for my ring cam and door bell it does what it suppose to do so no complaints  ...  "
Returns
 3
-100%
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" ...  Now replacement is doing the same and cannot be returned.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I will be returning my one  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very disappointed in this device and again am returning for a full refund.  ...  "
Storage
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Great looking and only takes up a little space.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  0.14 meters
Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
0.14 meters
SIZE
Yes
BLUETOOTH