Last Updated: 19 Jun 2019

Amazon Echo Spot Smart Alarm Clock with Alexa Black

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2019
9.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
661
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Review Summary - 657 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Device Compatibility
 106
alexa, spot, device, dot, devices
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I have 2 other Echo 2nd generation devices elsewhere.  ...  "
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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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" ...  All the setup is done through the screen so you don't need the phone app to get it running.  ...  "
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" ...  it’s better than the alexa dot glad i got it for xmas best ever oresent  ...  "
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" ...  she loves talking to alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that you can ask Alexa anything.  ...  "
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" ...  An amazing voice activated computer.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 92
sound, good, sound quality, echo, clock
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Perfect size for a bedside ‘clock/radio’ (old fashioned as that sounds now!)  ...  "
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" ...  This little Alexa is amazing, from audible reading aloud to yoga before bed, alarm clock and sleep sounds, the best thing is the internal intercom system we have created in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is very good i like having a clock at the side of the bed that is not very bright but i can still see its quite easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic gadget and unbelievable sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the Amazon products got most of them connected to prime and this is a welcomed addition great sound and used in bedroom as an alarm clock  ...  "
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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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" ...  there was no noise and the unit isn't mounted near anything other than a lamp.  ...  "
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" ...  As expected, sound quality is good although not as good as the 2nd gen Dot.  ...  "
Clock
 92
alarm, bedside, echo, spot, radio
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Replaced my dab clock radio as the dot does the same and more.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for an alarm clock if my partner would allow technology in the bedroom .  ...  "
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" ...  Waking up to Alexa saying ‘good morning’ and a fun fact is far nicer than a harsh alarm!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this little device, I’m using mine as an alarm clock primarily but the need updates and music are great features.  ...  "
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" ...  I have an Echo & two Dots already so it was a no brainier to get the Spot as an alarm clock/Alexa for the bedroom.  ...  "
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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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" ...  We use our spot as an alarm clock and to video call friends and family around the world.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this as it makes an excellent bed side clock with many extras.  ...  "
Software Platform
 76
echo, amazon, app, spot, google
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Husband loving Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first experience with an Amazon/Alexa product, and it did not disappoint.  ...  "
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" ...  The reason I bought it with a security camera, is so that I can command Alexa to show me my Neos SmartCam camera feed, which currently is pointing out the window.  ...  "
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" ...  It links in with our other Alexa items really easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Received as a gift - I'm sure amazon can make this a 'verified' review by looking at our linked Alexa's.  ...  "
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" ...  we have Alex's all over our home the spot is great it interacts with the other alexa fine.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Much better than the Echo dot.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 62
set, easy to 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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" ...  The ability to configure it how you want it.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up .  ...  "
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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  ...  "
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" ...  the initial set up was easy and the product is very good.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 60
echo, display, spot, clock, bright
+83%
-17%
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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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" ...  Screen to small to be of great use but makes an adequate bedside smart clock.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen size is ideal for sitting on your bedside table and being able to control the brightness at night is great so it’s not to bright.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the small screen but it is very clear and compact with some neat displays to choose from.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen has a number of different presentations from which to choose.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo spot is a great thing simple to use great clear screen brought for my wife she loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Compact Echo with advantage of a screen .  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Capacity
 44
room, one, kitchen, spot, family
+95%
-5%
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" ...  It sits unobtrusively in the bedroom and wakes us every day with music of our choice.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 2 one in the living room and one in the middle landing.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good, and I’ve ordered more for other rooms  ...  "
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" ...  I love it I have one in kitchen and one in bedroom great device!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my 9yr old daughters bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it mainly for the radio and to play our music in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  Used in my son's room.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo spot is a great little device suitable for a bedroom.  ...  "
As Gift
 23
present, christmas, bought, son, loves
+100%
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" ...  Great device and a lovely present.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a surprise present.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this as a gift and my son loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for my Son .  ...  "
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" ...  great product, one of the best Christmas presents ever  ...  "
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" ...  This was a Xmas present from my daughter and it's fab love everything about it  ...  "
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" ...  A gift works as expected  ...  "
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" ...  It was a present and he loves it  ...  "
Apps
 23
app, alexa, video, alexa app, user
+74%
-26%
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" ...  A Wonderful choice of music available on international radio stations and from record collections - all available with kind word to Alexa  ...  "
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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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" ...  All the setup is done through the screen so you don't need the phone app to get it running.  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion, Alexa is the best ecosystem to be in for smart things.  ...  "
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" ...  Many useful features including radio and music (Amazon Music Unlimited).  ...  "
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" ...  I cannot link Alexa app to my mobile Samsung s8+  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and connect to your network with the onscreen keyboard and Alexa app.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Call quality
 23
alexa, echo, seems, questions, question
+78%
-22%
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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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" ...  These are easier to use than the echo dots and can do skype calls.  ...  "
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" ...  The voice control is a very useful feature, how did I live without it?  ...  "
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" ...  She has some really good jokes as well as answering those difficult questions and spelling quandaries.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for music also answering questions  ...  "
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" ...  great little gadget, can respond to voice from afar.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Amazing product, the drop in is really useful as we have another echo in our lounge so can use it as an intercom too!  ...  "
Size
 21
good, device, sound quality, sound, quality
+100%
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" ...  Good quality build and bigger than I had expected it to be.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little device very powerful  ...  "
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" ...  Small but efficient  ...  "
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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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" ...  I like the size of the spot its so neat.  ...  "
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" ...  small compact voice reconginition all good.  ...  "
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" ...  I also purchased 2 'dots' and although they are small and compact the sound quality is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  It may be quite small, but will make a huge difference to my life.  ...  "
Setup
 18
set, use, setup, quality, good
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Ideal for the bedroom as part of your smart setup.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Set-up instructions were easy to understand and it was up and running in next to no time.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up took a while  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up, works well with my other devices & all the family use it.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to set up too despite my lack of technical knowledge.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup could be easier i think but we got there in the end  ...  "
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" ...  the initial set up was easy and the product is very good.  ...  "
For Kids
 18
old, son, music, year, playing
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Bought for study, kids use it for music and information.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought three now, loved by myself and my daughter's who have them in their bedrooms.  ...  "
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" ...  The children have them and they are used constantly, from playing music to homework questions.  ...  "
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" ...  As I said they're basically a great toy.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my 9yr old daughters bedroom.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It's an excellent gadget to have and the grandchildren love it.  ...  "
Volume
 18
speaker, sound, echo, bedroom, alarm
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It sits unobtrusively in the bedroom and wakes us every day with music of our choice.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I have in my bedroom but voice command it from my living room  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo is very compact and does not take up much room at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is remarkably good for such a small speaker.  ...  "
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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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" ...  A little smaller than expected but fits well in bedroom and sounds larger than it is.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 15
still, screen, quite, get, flicker
+47%
-53%
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" ...  The product has worked well, but after 6 months developed a strange screen flicker which has got progressively worse.  ...  "
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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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" ...  After this happened I read the reviews and it is a worryingly common fault.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Video Playback
 13
videos, music, watch, streaming, sound
+85%
-15%
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Ask Alexa to play music and she played a video.  ...  "
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" ...  So many features and accrssto music video an all.  ...  "
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" ...  It even plays video.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  being able to watch video clips or trailers without turning on the tv.  ...  "
Design
 13
much, like, design, nice, easy to use
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Very good value and looks very cool if that is something that matters to you.  ...  "
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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!  ...  "
For Fun
 12
bought, good
+100%
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" ...  My Grandchildren have great fun asking strange questions.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Screen Protection
 11
night, months, flicker, annoying
+64%
-36%
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" ...  but this was a completely different arrangement because you can do the set up on the screen and it is really simple and I was up and running in a few minutes including updates.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the Echo already but this is far better with the little screen.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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!!!  ...  "
Door
 9
front door, front, ring, lights, clock
+89%
-11%
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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  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
FM
 9
reception, get, bedside, time, found
+100%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Great bedside radio / organiser  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for a bedside ‘clock/radio’ (old fashioned as that sounds now!)  ...  "
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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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" ...  bought to replace an old clock radio with ipod dock.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using Spot as a bedside radio alarm and have found it nearly perfect  ...  "
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" ...  Great little bedroom clock / radio  ...  "
Price
 8
value, worth, product, price, got
+88%
-13%
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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 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  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  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  ...  "
Features
 7
many, light, echo, clock, alexa
+100%
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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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" ...  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  ...  "
Bluetooth
 7
speaker, listening, sound quality, sound, one
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
love, kids, daughter
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  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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" ...  A great piece of gear seems to work very well  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 6
music, ask, alexa, wakes, room
+83%
-17%
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Gaming
 5
+100%
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" ...  It's a great way to play quiz games with the family.  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
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  ...  "
Wifi
 5
fi, connect, wifi, echo
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Looks like a handy item for travelling but look out if you're on a dodgy WiFi system, no WiFi, no reminders and only a basic alarm, apparently.  ...  "
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" ...  So, good in fact that I have subsequently bought a second Echo Dot for my office where I need both full network (WiFi) accessed services as well as a screen that provides periodic updates relevant to my work  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent WiFi connection.  ...  "
Returns
 4
back
-100%
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" ...  I will be returning my one  ...  "
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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
 4
+100%
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" ...  Bought 2nd one so house is linked upstairs and down.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
options, love, daughter
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  , it looks good and has a large number of options for cloc face background and separate options for dials/hands.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter has fell in love with it.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  I5 does wha5 it says in the box  ...  "
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" ...  Good all round performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent does the job  ...  "
Display Size
 3
little
+100%
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" ...  I am very pleased with this device, an I am considering buying the large screen version.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the small screen but it is very clear and compact with some neat displays to choose from.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little screen.  ...  "
Ports
 3
power, alexa
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Together with a smart plug socket we can get a smart house  ...  "
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" ...  Why did this spot come with a two pin plug.  ...  "
Clarity
 3
+100%
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" ...  This works really well and the clock face remains surprisingly clear.  ...  "
Camera
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Excellent product although the camera could be better.  ...  "
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" ...  Or you can upload your own images.  ...  "

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Specifications

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