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All new Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Sound Quality
 197
sound quality, gen, dot, much better, generation
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Much better sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is substantially better than the original echo dot  ...  "
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" ...  As a speaker it shines as one of the best mini voice assistance out there, don’t expect the type of sound you would get out of the bigger models but it a very good small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is SO much better than gen 2 dot.  ...  "
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" ...  But the last generation had clearer audio output.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty decent sound for such a small piece.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality just as good as the bigger Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  This new Echo Dot has s much better speaker in it than the previous unit.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 152
echo dot, echo, smart, gen, dots
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Love the Echo and now the Echo Dot . ... Using to control lights and music throughout my house.  ...  "
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" ...  It is as good as our echo but way cheaper and way smaller.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot has a better speaker and can play specific songs and not only “stations”.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the 3rd generation echo dot as an update to my 2nd generation dot. ... I use my echo dots primarily to control lighting throughout my house and play music from Amazon music and Spotify. ... In that regard, the two devices communicate flawlessly with my smart switches, and can play music interchangeably depending on which room I'm in. ... If you're looking to buy your first echo device, I would strongly suggest the echo dot. ... If you already have a previous generation echo dot, then this device is really only appropriate if you're looking to expand to multiple rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  Love you Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  As for smart home the Echo Dot is the beginning and yes the little one can do everything the big ones can. ... Be prepared to enter the world of smart home with this device, bulbs, switches and the accessories to automate your home aren’t as expensive as you may think, there will always be something you can buy and not break the bank. ... The only person who will be turn out the light in your house will soon be Alexa .  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  I have several of them around my house and enjoy the automation, ease of finding answers and making lists.  ...  "
Software Platform
 115
echo dot, echo, gen, app, 3rd
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I think Alexa is his new mistress  ...  "
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" ...  Once you get your skills downloaded and everything setup in the app, its a great feature to have in the home.  ...  "
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" ...  Love having Alexa around.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced my daughter's Google home with this and she loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Much easier to connect to smart devices than the google home.  ...  "
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" ...  Last christmas I was given an ECHO .  ...  "
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" ...  Love my Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is pretty quick to answer questions.  ...  "
Capacity
 65
house, family, rooms, bedroom, kitchen
+100%
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" ...  I plan to have an Echo Dot in several rooms of the house for that purpose.  ...  "
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" ...  We have several through out the house!  ...  "
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" ...  Was a hit gift for the girls in our family!  ...  "
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" ...  This echo is amazing ever since we got it, it has became a part of our family  ...  "
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" ...  Our son's family is able to help us while we learn.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this so Alexa can be in my room with me, while our tall one is down stairs.  ...  "
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" ...  I LOVE THIS THING I GOT 1--- 4 LIVING ROOM AND 1--- 4 BEDROOM. ... MAYBE MORE 4 THE BACK YARD AND GARAGE  ...  "
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" ...  I have both set up in my dad's house and he is thrilled to request music throughout the house!  ...  "
Volume
 55
loud, volume, room, louder, sound quality
+82%
-18%
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" ...  The echo dot third generation is bigger,louder, and smarter.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is very good for such a small speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to order a second to have the dual speaker feeling in my room. ... Also the sound is really great now I have my nieces coming into my room asking the dot questions and laughing because she answers back  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker for regular sized room - and has a lot of uses.  ...  "
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" ...  Such a smart and loud speaker for a small price  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to set up and has great volume.  ...  "
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" ...  And the volume output is 10fold more powerful.  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound for the size, ideal for small rooms or kitchen.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 54
easy to set, set, easy to use, setup, super
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Hard to figure out, but nice once its set up  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is easy and fast the commands are always on going!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Also it would be better if it were easier to find commands a little easier  ...  "
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" ...  It's super easy to set up and very fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy set up and does not take up to much space.  ...  "
For Kids
 36
son, loves, daughter, year, room
+100%
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" ...  My 14 year old son is teaching me how to use it and all its capabilities  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love it  ...  "
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" ...  This is a must on every room when you have kids.  ...  "
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" ...  Daughter is enjoying this.  ...  "
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" ...  Enjoying our new toy!  ...  "
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" ...  Kids Love them  ...  "
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" ...  Daughter loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, bought for a son who loves it.  ...  "
As Gift
 31
christmas, gave, year, mother, loved
+100%
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" ...  Got this as a gift but it's awesome and will probably buy another  ...  "
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" ...  The first one i got as a Christmas gift with a Alexa Show and in two days i was ordering two more Dot's .  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my husband for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  It's my favorite gift for Christmas!  ...  "
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" ...  A gift for my parents.  ...  "
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" ...  As a matter of fact, I bought 6 pieces last Black Friday for a good deal so I can give them as gift for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  This was the absolute best gift and I am so excited to watch her continue to do things that she wasn't able to do before!  ...  "
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" ...  Initially I was given one by a friend as a gift.  ...  "
Call quality
 31
alexa, hear, call, echo dot, echo
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I have an echo &echo dot and I absloutely love them!  ...  "
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" ...  We hear her repeatedly asking Alexa questions and requesting her favorite music.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it in the kitchen for music and random question.  ...  "
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" ...  My freind is very happy with their Google home and can change the voice .  ...  "
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" ...  I love how it can play incoming calls.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised that Alexa can hear me from the adjacent room, even when there is background noise.  ...  "
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" ...  It does sound better than the older model, but it does not always hears my commands.  ...  "
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" ...  Audio is good but the range can hear you from is limited.  ...  "
Setup
 25
set, setup, super, install, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  We really like it easy setup  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and get running with other echos.  ...  "
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" ...  Already having an Echo, the setup was so smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up and easy connection with my other off brand devices.  ...  "
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" ...  When setting up the unit does not recognize special characters for internet password, I had to set this up on a guest account on my modem and give it a simple password :( , I wish amazon would tell you this in the instructions .  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is easy and fast the commands are always on going!  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy set up.  ...  "
For Fun
 22
much, lots of fun, echo dot, things, play
+100%
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" ...  Fun to play with  ...  "
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" ...  It's super easy to set up and very fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Having so much fun with Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn't work so well in an echoing kitchen, but is an incredibly fun device to have around.  ...  "
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" ...  We have had so much fun with her.  ...  "
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" ...  like just for fun, i talk shit about jeff bezos to it.  ...  "
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" ...  We have fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  it's not perfect, but it's some much fun .  ...  "
Size
 22
speaker, small, easier, convenient, compact
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Great speaker quality for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  It has the same functionality as the larger echos, in a smaller package.  ...  "
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" ...  It's so convenient and portable, I love it.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought it was portable, but it does need to be connytp a power source at all times.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality sound for the money and size of speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Small but powerful.  ...  "
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" ...  They are really convenient and make the small things so much easier.  ...  "
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" ...  And this one has the best speaker yet for this size. ... Just perfect for the size room that I purchased it for.  ...  "
Price
 20
worth, money, got, definitely, deal
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Great buy for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the upgrade if you find it on sale.  ...  "
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" ...  This is absolutely amazing so glad I bough so worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  2 for the price of 1!  ...  "
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" ...  The price makes this a very good deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Free is a very good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus a super price .  ...  "
Apps
 19
alexa, music, apps, play, unlimited
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Much easier to set up programs like music and my smart lights then it was on my Google.  ...  "
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" ...  Even better if you have the unlimited music subscription.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the Apple Music skill!  ...  "
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" ...  The app found the echo dot and installed right away.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the Alexa program.  ...  "
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" ...  I can also control Alexa from my phone like play audio books or music.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you get your skills downloaded and everything setup in the app, its a great feature to have in the home.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa helps with homework, tells me news stories, plays games sets timers for me and plays music.  ...  "
Design
 19
sleek, looks, love, look, nice
+100%
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" ...  But the design is so much more sophisticated compared to the glossy single color cover of the previous generations.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is on point, the look is sleek in white and even better .  ...  "
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" ...  Love it and great looking  ...  "
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" ...  I love it's edge-less round design, and sleek incorporation of buttons and lights.  ...  "
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" ...  The look is sleek.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is so much nicer.  ...  "
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" ...  I think it’s more attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, sleek design with a decent speaker for its size.  ...  "
Marketplace
 18
product, original, job, shipping, sale
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Great job Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality I have come to expect from amazon products is there.  ...  "
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" ...  Great job amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Got it on sale for 30$ .  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon products are the best  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the original!  ...  "
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" ...  Hey Amazon, you did it again.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice job Amazon  ...  "
Product Reliability
 15
dots, dot, stops, reset, happened
+73%
-27%
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" ...  But I needed to another 2 again after Black Friday without the promo.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the larger one, in red, arriving next month.  ...  "
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" ...  Last year we got two echoes and have loved them.  ...  "
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" ...  I had it working in a minute or two.  ...  "
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" ...  After two days, not a lot to say.  ...  "
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" ...  Both of these problems have been solved and all of my dots work quite well .  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my 10 year old!  ...  "
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" ...  The first last Dec, and this second one this month.  ...  "
Controls
 12
play, alexa, songs, song, control
+75%
-25%
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" ...  There are EQ settings too.  ...  "
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" ...  I can also control Alexa from my phone like play audio books or music. ... So it’s annoying whenever I ask Alexa to play songs from an artist in my home country.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it's edge-less round design, and sleek incorporation of buttons and lights.  ...  "
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" ...  Liked how to control the volume by voice  ...  "
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" ...  Not much to say just is what’s adverted, I use it for alarms for work, music, not much.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa can play any music .  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful in the kitchen timer, music.  ...  "
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" ...  It is my second and its use is limited, but I can wake to music and its so easy to use.  ...  "
Features
 11
many, would, still, love, learning
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Lots of fun little features.  ...  "
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" ...  So many features.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to control lights in the house, which it does well.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes I realize I could buy more but it's still a nice feature.  ...  "
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" ...  so many features to play around with .  ...  "
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" ...  Still packs all the great features.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought multiple units this Christmas, and have had great fun learning its many different features.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the features of it but remembering the commands doesn't come easy so it knows what you want to avoid " hmm I don't know that one".  ...  "
Delivery
 10
arrived, time, product, fast, delivery
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Arrived fast and was just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Was very well received by grandkids.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Product came packaged nicely and nothing was wrong  ...  "
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" ...  When we received the 3rd Gen it was even better.  ...  "
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" ...  Recipient received it in timely manner.  ...  "
Network
 8
signal, lost, wifi, smart, router
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Turning my house into a smart house.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone connection and drop in feature useful in our two-story home?  ...  "
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" ...  I have different Dots in several rooms of my house.  ...  "
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" ...  Additionally our house had three floors so the announcement/ drop in feature had really come in handy for smarter communications.  ...  "
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" ...  Would love to make our house a smart house soon, too!  ...  "
Bass
 7
louder, alexa, treble, muffled, mid
+71%
-29%
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" ...  BETTER SOUND, DEEPER BASS THEN LAST MODEL  ...  "
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" ...  It can't handle bass instruments, such as a bass cello, never mind bass instruments in modern music.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker has a lot more bass that it's quite surprising, however it did require a lot of adjusting with the equalizer on the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  only noticed one time on a song with lots of bass that it sounded a little off, all other songs have been amazing .  ...  "
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" ...  I just lower the bass in the app so there is less distortion.  ...  "
Clock
 7
set, clock, alarms, timer, reminders
+86%
-14%
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" ...  This new one is as good as my old "good" clock radio used to be.  ...  "
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" ...  - The ability to set reminders/alarms, and to create shopping/to-do lists  ...  "
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" ...  I use the timer and alarm functions daily.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the alarms for work.  ...  "
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" ...  I now just set my alarm on it and it wakes me up to my favorite radia station.  ...  "
Ports
 6
plug, power, outlet, dot, power supply
+67%
-33%
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" ...  With the smart plugs, you can rename each plug for what is plugged into it suchas "garage fan", "Bedroom light", "bedroom lamp", "hallway lights" etc.  ...  "
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" ...  As well as the amazon plug.  ...  "
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" ...  I would have been happier to have seen USB-C power the 3rd gen dot.  ...  "
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" ...  that negative is countered by really amazing and more powerfull sound output due to it's higher energy input the previous usb powered ones were limited by.  ...  "
Gaming
 5
play, music, obsessed, kids
+100%
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" ...  She’ll play games with you.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 5
noise
+100%
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" ...  This is a great early morning bonus for parents that just need a few more minutes of sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  I sleep like a baby.  ...  "
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" ...  - The sleep/ambient sounds (Brown noise is my favorite!)  ...  "
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" ...  Helps me to sleep better!  ...  "
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" ...  The white noise skill has done wonders for my sleep.  ...  "
Wifi
 5
set, house, alexa
+20%
-80%
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" ...  i was so excited to get an alexa but it wouldnt even connect to wifi, i had to send it back and it ruined my excitement and disapointed me.  ...  "
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" ...  I have network connections issues on it alone in my house and I have restarted and reset factory settings.  ...  "
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" ...  I honestly regret buying this item because its not working properly I have tried everything from resetting, wifi connectivity, unplugging, you name it.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't work after set up and connecting to WiFi, same as the first unit.  ...  "
Cooling
 4
pretty
+100%
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" ...  Overall pretty cool!  ...  "
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" ...  This is too cool.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 4
speaker, music, connect, use, play
+100%
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" ...  Love this device I read reviews but was a novice to its capabilities I purchased due to bluetooth and I discovered that it does so much more.  ...  "
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" ...  This is comparable to any higher-end bluetooth speaker (jambox, UE BOOM, etc . )  ...  "
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" ...  My advice, buy a bluetooth capable home theater receiver and use it as your Echo's primary speaker, so when you go to play music on the Echo, you get the full force of your surround sound system.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speaker and easy to connect to a larger Bluetooth speaker if looking for a bigger impact.  ...  "
Storage
 4
time, take, small, set, room
+75%
-25%
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" ...  It is perfect for the small space.  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy set up and does not take up to much space.  ...  "
Notifications
 3
set, reminders, alarms
+67%
-33%
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" ...  - The ability to set reminders/alarms, and to create shopping/to-do lists  ...  "
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" ...  It immediately sends him an alert by phone, text and email.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
generation, family
+100%
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" ...  My family has adapted to it extremely fast and everyone in the family seems to enjoy using it it’s already became a part of our life.  ...  "
Original Product
 3
much, much better, better
+100%
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" ...  So much more than the original!!  ...  "
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" ...  Much better than the original Dot  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the original!  ...  "
FM
 3
new, clock, slacker, good
+100%
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" ...  I can listen to radio stations in Norway or London .  ...  "
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" ...  This new one is as good as my old "good" clock radio used to be.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus it was much less expensive than a new clock radio/cd player.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
design
+100%
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" ...  nice looking and sturdy, no tin can sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived Fast, Well Made, Securely Packaged to prevent damage.  ...  "
Charging
 3
use, usb, old, echo, anymore
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Very disappointed it's not USE charging.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a kidney transplant and cannot get up all of the time to reach my phone that is plugged charging only short walk away, so I bought the Echo due to it very misleading advertisement.  ...  "

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