Last Updated: 24 Mar 2019

Amazon Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa Black

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2019
9.0
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Review Summary - 478 recent, verified reviews

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Device Compatibility
 82
alexa, spot, device, devices, smart
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I looked at Spotify but they want a paid account to connect also.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall though a great little device.  ...  "
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" ...  I love using Audible via Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely brilliant along with other Alexa’s In the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device, I use it mainly for music & to control smart lights.  ...  "
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" ...  I already have 2 Echo Dots in the house but I purchased the Echo Spot for my bedside.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Echo Spot.  ...  "
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" ...  it’s like a mini TV!  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 73
sound, good, sound quality, echo, clock
+93%
-7%
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" ...  It's fun and great for playing any music you want.  ...  "
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" ...  So helpful and sound is amazing if you play music, great for alarms and reminders.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound wise it’s ok - nothing spectacular but plenty loud enough for general listening and can be hooked up to a bigger Bluetooth speaker when necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  It is also very good for showing the words to streamed music.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is great for little device, I already have 3 Echo Shows and it sounds just as good, the little screen does take a little to get used to.  ...  "
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" ...  He’s made music playlists, asked her millions of questions and turned the lights on and off about a hundred times, best purchase for a long time!!!  ...  "
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" ...  And listen to music  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is really good for something so small.  ...  "
Clock
 62
alarm, bedside, echo, spot, radio
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Purchased this as a bedside clock and relocated our “dot” to another room.  ...  "
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" ...  The Spot was bought to replace a clock radio in the bedroom. ... I was pleased with the choice of sounds to wake up to and how easy it was to set and change the alarm.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little design, using it as a bedside interactive alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good produck love it the clock choice for the bedroom clock is great, love being.  ...  "
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" ...  It sounds good, it’s an alarm clock and much more.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for music & alarm for school.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought my first one of these to replace my alarm clock next to my bed and use it for an alarm, heating, lighting and streaming music through my Sonos network. ... It is so much better than a simple alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this as it makes an excellent bed side clock with many extras.  ...  "
Software Platform
 56
echo, amazon, app, spot, echo spot
+80%
-20%
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" ...  We bought an Echo Spot and an Amazon Smart Plug.  ...  "
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" ...  i can understand every word Alexa says.  ...  "
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" ...  Have amazon echo and spot which are fantastic tech must have smart gadget in the home  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa and all the smart access that she brings. ... please, please Amazon, we love Alexa and don’t need the messages . ... You need an Amazon account (Prime better) to have the ability to access it’s full capabilities.  ...  "
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" ...  I have other Amazon Alexa devices throughout the house and also make free phone and video calls.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know what we did without it - easy to operate - Alexa -still does not know that 1029 Beagles in the UK on 22/4/18 at Caperstone Hall obtained the Guinness World Record for Most Single Breed Dogs walked bit I'll forgive her and keep asking every day until she gets it right -lol  ...  "
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" ...  All different rooms and uses, I love that they can call each other and also that I can use the Alexa app on my phone to video call the spot! ... The sounds quality is great, I have prime and can order stuff just by asking Alexa. ... The future is Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  The things Alexa can help with are endless she can even read a bedtime story!  ...  "
Display Clarity
 45
echo, spot, night, display, clock
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Great display, love how it changes to provide different information  ...  "
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" ...  Other than screen size both same for me, but find spot more useful as bedroom clock.  ...  "
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" ...  Not as responsive as the dots, but screen is great.  ...  "
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" ...  You can put a screen saver on there plus the words to the Christmas songs are displayed.  ...  "
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" ...  The Spot has a small but very clear touchscreen that can show video, messages and graphics for whatever you are using the Spot for.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little gadget, surprised by the quality of the screen & speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  so ive had a few echo speakers at home but i much prefer this its great, so handy having the screen to glance at for weather and time etc, really useful  ...  "
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" ...  It makes a great addition to my bedside table, the clock face dims at night to reduce the brightness.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 40
easy, set, use, easy to use, music
+95%
-5%
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" ...  She not savvy with tech but found this easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device love it , so easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of skills to learn and plenty of user settings to play around with to make it unique.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up took a while  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and works well with the stand, I have no negatives as yet for this product  ...  "
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" ...  The interface is very simple and I love the design.  ...  "
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" ...  Really works well makes life so much easier  ...  "
Capacity
 36
room, one, kitchen, spot, family
+94%
-6%
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" ...  If the cost was less I'd have them in all the rooms  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for the bedroom as part of your smart setup.  ...  "
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" ...  I keep this in the bedroom and it runs all my lights in the hall front bedroom, its also great for relaxation sounds like the amazon rainforrest to put me to sleep  ...  "
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" ...  We were so pleased that we bought another Echo Spot for my computer room and a Dot 3 for the bedroom to act as an alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  A handy little piece of kit for the bedroom  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good, and I’ve ordered more for other rooms  ...  "
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" ...  Best of all I can drop-in or FaceTime with my family.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it on my bedside table (we already have an Echo downstairs) and each morning I ask for the news headlines, which are broadcast by the BBC with no problems .  ...  "
Call quality
 20
echo, alexa, seems, questions, question
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Excellent call quality and the ‘drop in’ facility is an excellent feature  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Plus, for the sound quality in the kitchen to compete with all the other noises in the environment.  ...  "
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" ...  Ha can use voice command and listen to his music etc etc  ...  "
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" ...  great little gadget, can respond to voice from afar.  ...  "
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" ...  Alot clearer than echo dot & louder really pleased with my purchase  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing product, the drop in is really useful as we have another echo in our lounge so can use it as an intercom too!  ...  "
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" ...  Good for music also answering questions  ...  "
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" ...  and used for question and answer.  ...  "
As Gift
 19
present, christmas, bought, son, loves
+100%
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" ...  Bought this for my husband for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device and a lovely present.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it as a gift for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a present and he loves it  ...  "
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" ...  My son asked for it as birthday present.  ...  "
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" ...  A gift works as expected  ...  "
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" ...  This was a Xmas present from my daughter and it's fab love everything about it  ...  "
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" ...  I was given it as a Christmas present from my son, I must admit I have never thought of getting one,  ...  "
Apps
 18
app, alexa, alexa app, video, user
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Easy to set up had trouble downloading the Alexa app as so many apps but once sorted no problem  ...  "
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" ...  As I already had a Dot in the bedroom and enjoy using the various apps I thought I might upgrade to a Spot for that added visual extra.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice, will play a video of the news for you in a morning, nice for music and to have around as an Alexa, very good for an alarm clock as you can pick any song to wake you up.  ...  "
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" ...  As an avid Apple user I look forwards to iTunes interfacing like it does in the US  ...  "
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" ...  Links in to my Spotify account so I can access all music.  ...  "
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" ...  Ask Alexa to play music and she played a video.  ...  "
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" ...  All different rooms and uses, I love that they can call each other and also that I can use the Alexa app on my phone to video call the spot!  ...  "
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" ...  As it has the ability to control lights, heaters and other smart devices through app and IFTTT app in particular it is really versatile.  ...  "
For Kids
 16
old, son, music, year, playing
+94%
-6%
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" ...  My daughter has fell in love with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought three now, loved by myself and my daughter's who have them in their bedrooms.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for our 10 year old son who absolutely loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  The children have them and they are used constantly, from playing music to homework questions.  ...  "
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" ...  It's an excellent gadget to have and the grandchildren love it.  ...  "
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" ...  My son is going to buy one too.  ...  "
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" ...  Great gift for the kids  ...  "
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" ...  My husband and children love it.  ...  "
Size
 15
device, sound quality, nice, good, easy
+100%
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" ...  Nice and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Even so a useful clever practical device.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great device for the bedside table or next to your computer. ... What I like most is the size.  ...  "
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" ...  It may be quite small, but will make a huge difference to my life.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect bedside companion .  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality build and bigger than I had expected it to be.  ...  "
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" ...  This little unobtrusive gadget is just brilliant!  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to imagine the bedside table without the spot on it.  ...  "
Volume
 13
speaker, echo, bedroom, would, sound
+85%
-15%
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" ...  I keep this in the bedroom and it runs all my lights in the hall front bedroom, its also great for relaxation sounds like the amazon rainforrest to put me to sleep  ...  "
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" ...  I have in my bedroom but voice command it from my living room  ...  "
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" ...  It has decent sound for a small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is remarkably good for such a small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Alot clearer than echo dot & louder really pleased with my purchase  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect bedside companion .  ...  "
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" ...  With the audio setting steps away from mute, it shouldn't be blasting out at the max volume "WHAT STATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO!?".  ...  "
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" ...  Sound wise it’s ok - nothing spectacular but plenty loud enough for general listening and can be hooked up to a bigger Bluetooth speaker when necessary. ... I’m not convinced this hears quite as well as the Dots but it is located in quite a large room so that might be why.  ...  "
Setup
 12
use, setup, set, quality, good
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Ideal for the bedroom as part of your smart setup.  ...  "
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" ...  the initial set up was easy and the product is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up took a while  ...  "
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" ...  Setup could be easier i think but we got there in the end  ...  "
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" ...  Once setup it appears straight away in that App and all smart home settings can then be used from  ...  "
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" ...  I have installed it in the bedroom, installation on my network was simple and straitforward.  ...  "
For Fun
 10
bought, good
+100%
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" ...  find it useful and have a lot of fun , still finding out more about it.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun and great for playing any music you want.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it bought at Christmas had a lots of fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Also bought the light bulbs, great fun.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo spot is as good as we expected and good fun too  ...  "
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" ...  but it can be fun.  ...  "
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" ...  I am really taken with this device and all the things it can do - you are always finding something new - its informative and fun to use - I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase it also looks good  ...  "
Controls
 10
volume, voice, screen, playing, like
+70%
-30%
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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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" ...  I like being able to listen to music by voice command, I like being able to turn down the music by voice command if someone rings.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device, I use it mainly for music & to control smart lights.  ...  "
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" ...  What a clever little device, have had such fan asking questions, playing my music.  ...  "
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" ...  With the audio setting steps away from mute, it shouldn't be blasting out at the max volume "WHAT STATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LISTEN TO!?".  ...  "
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" ...  You can put a screen saver on there plus the words to the Christmas songs are displayed.  ...  "
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" ...  He’s made music playlists, asked her millions of questions and turned the lights on and off about a hundred times, best purchase for a long time!!!  ...  "
Video Playback
 10
video, music, watch, sound, plays
+100%
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" ...  I love this so much you can see videos on it.  ...  "
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" ...  It even plays video.  ...  "
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" ...  Ask Alexa to play music and she played a video.  ...  "
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" ...  We have this one in the bedroom can watch videos of the hits you are playing the sound is good  ...  "
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" ...  Does exactly what I want - Can even view youtube videos which was a surprise!  ...  "
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" ...  You can use it without, but it would limit it a bit without being able to play music or videos.  ...  "
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" ...  "Play Sky News" seamlessly and instantly plays the video of latest news.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the fact that when you ask what the news headlines are Alexa plays in video a snapshot of the bbc headlines.  ...  "
Design
 10
much, like, design, nice, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  Looks nice on the bedside cabinet  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good, sounds OK and does what I ask it to.  ...  "
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" ...  A very attractive product that is very useful but neat and inconspicuous.  ...  "
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" ...  But provided you don't expect too much you can get a lot of pleasure from this cute-looking gadget as well as practicalities like being able to add things to your shopping lists.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface is very simple and I love the design.  ...  "
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" ...  and it looks lovely at the side of my bed!  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I think if I was going to get one Amazon device this would be it.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time .  ...  "
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" ...  Great quality as always from Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as Described  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  Love the Amazon acho spot.  ...  "
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" ...  We got this for the bedroom great service from Amazon  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
+43%
-57%
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" ...  If you are buying this device expecting years of use you may be disappointed.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke in a month  ...  "
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" ...  Some kind of SSL certificate error, was bounced from amazon to BT then back again and nobody could help, gave up and now awaiting refund.  ...  "
Price
 7
value, worth, product, price, got
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It was on sale, making it an absolute bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this on a deal which was a lot cheaper and more value for money than full price  ...  "
Door
 7
front door, front, ring, lights, clock
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Its linked up to my ring doorbell and I can see who is at the door.  ...  "
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" ...  It turns on my lights and views my door bell  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic product, many uses, love using it as an alarm clock and being able to look at who is at the front door as well as questions and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Just come in our front door ask that lights go on, so safe.  ...  "
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" ...  V fond of the question of the day feature and good for locking the front door and turning the lights off.  ...  "
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" ...  And how l can see who is at my front door with my ring door video bell .  ...  "
Features
 6
many, light, echo, clock
+100%
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" ...  ONLY GOT IT CONTROLLING SOME LIGHTS AT THE MOMENT BUT IT WORKS GREAT, IT IS ALSO HANDY FOR A TIMER AND SOLVING QUESTIONS  ...  "
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" ...  Not used all the features yet, need to learn more.  ...  "
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" ...  This little device might be small but it is packed with so many features.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes a lovely bedroom clock , dimming both automatically in the evening and in dim light. ... All the usual Echo features are available, plus many with visible attributes.  ...  "
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" ...  I loved it so much i even bought smart light bulbs  ...  "
FM
 6
reception, get, time, clock, bedside
+100%
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" ...  Perfect size for a bedside ‘clock/radio’ (old fashioned as that sounds now!)  ...  "
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" ...  Exelent for lisening the radio and music.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound from such a small device is excellent, bring clear when listening to music or radio stations.  ...  "
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" ...  Great bedside radio / organiser  ...  "
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" ...  I got it set up so when i say goodnight to it, it dims the light plays classic fm as I get into bed.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the radio.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 6
listening, sound quality, sound, one, music
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Sound quality is fair but not as good as the Echo or my Bose Bluetooth speaker but then again it is only the size of an alarm clock.  ...  "
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" ...  One feature that I love, is that with a blue tooth speaker (like the one in my bathroom) as soon as it is paired, every time I turn it on, the music I am listening to in the bedroom switches to the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound wise it’s ok - nothing spectacular but plenty loud enough for general listening and can be hooked up to a bigger Bluetooth speaker when necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes currently mainly used for getting up in the morning but is also great for playing music especially when linked to a Bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Funny how it can see the hub fit BT fon which is chargeable.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 5
music, ask, alexa, wakes, room
+80%
-20%
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" ...  It will even offer sleep sounds at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Its does everything you need, and is useful to play soothing music/sounds when trying to sleep!  ...  "
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" ...  Lastly, finding out daughter was asking Alexa to "Help me sleep" late in the evening and to good effective was endearing.  ...  "
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" ...  Brilliant when I am ready to sleep I ask Alex's to close display and the whole thing turns off until alarm wakes it and me.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 5
quality, picture, good, video
+100%
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" ...  The video call is very good too, picture quality just like face time.  ...  "
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" ...  picture of the dog  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
night, annoying
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Yes, it's a small screen, but it's still really handy, and I like that it's a round screen, something a bit different!  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is also lovely.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is pretty useful for certain things.  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
daughter
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Good quality build and bigger than I had expected it to be.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is good, and it seems to sit really well by my nightstand.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter has fell in love with it.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
+100%
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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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" ...  We have played escape room games and quizes. ... Great for a games night  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention the tons of games he can play and music he can listen to .  ...  "
Wifi
 4
fi, connect, echo
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The Echo Spot doesn't connect to the Wi-Fi.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't connect to Wi-Fi and difficulty setting up account.  ...  "
Returns
 3
back
-100%
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" ...  Then got a very nice adviser who said sent it back for a refund. ... I've sent it back lets hope i get refunded.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I'd realised in time to get a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  If still no joy tomorrow it will be going back for a refund.  ...  "
Network
 3
+100%
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" ...  Ideal for the bedroom as part of your smart setup.  ...  "
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" ...  I have installed it in the bedroom, installation on my network was simple and straitforward.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent WiFi connection.  ...  "

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Specifications

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