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Echo Dot 3rd Gen New and improved smart speaker with Alexa Charcoal

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.2
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Review Summary - 920 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 273
speaker, music, gen, dot, much better
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The sound quality is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have a Tap which I prefer for it's portability and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple setup and this 3rd Gen sounds great on its own but even better when paired with external speakers! ... I love the Apple Music skill!  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds better than 2nd generation.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this product for music, weather, an alarm, and information.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better sound than the earlier model  ...  "
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" ...  They can play music independently in separate rooms or play the same audio through your entire home through multiple devices and the sound quality is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker quality for the size.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 202
echo dot, echo, smart, gen, speaker
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Love the new Echo Dot!  ...  "
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" ...  I've owned all echo dots and this one is neat!  ...  "
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" ...  Love you Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I've used Echos as my home automation platform. ... 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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" ...  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, received this Echo Dot as a Promotion for getting SiriusXM Radio for my Car .  ...  "
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" ...  I truly love I can ask Alexa to call someone when I am downstairs and my phone is upstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my echo!  ...  "
Software Platform
 157
echo dot, echo, gen, app, google
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Alexa can assist in almost anything.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great way to check in on the kids using the Alexa app on my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it a little bit because I prefer my Google Mini.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun to learn Alexa and Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the new echo dot  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa was given as a Christmas present by our youngest son. ... During senior moments, Alexa is there to jump in and save looking up stuff on the I Phones.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Dot (3rd Gen) has much better sound than previous dots  ...  "
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" ...  I truly love I can ask Alexa to call someone when I am downstairs and my phone is upstairs.  ...  "
Capacity
 81
house, family, bedroom, rooms, kitchen
+100%
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" ...  I bought four, two in bedrooms and the living and family rooms. ... We use it for amazon music and for communication between rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  I now want one in every room of my house.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a big hit with entire family .  ...  "
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" ...  We have several through out the house!  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve alread got the second gen model throughout the house so this one went to my wood shop.  ...  "
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" ...  Combined with my other Echo, there is music throughout the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Would love to make our house a smart house soon, too!  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift from family.  ...  "
Volume
 68
loud, volume, room, louder, sound quality
+84%
-16%
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" ...  It’s easy to set up and has great volume.  ...  "
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" ...  We love that these have a built in speaker and have them set up in the main bathroom and kid’s playroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Loud clear great for living room  ...  "
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" ...  Change in volume and tone just makes for great listening.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to play music in a bedroom. ... Really good speaker for such a small device!  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is actually surprisingly loud and clear.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I can play my music through it and it’s fairly loud.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 66
set, easy to set, easy to use, super, setup
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Makes life easier  ...  "
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" ...  Set up and use are very intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup  ...  "
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" ...  Makes life a bit easier.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up and easy connection with my other off brand devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  is easily accessible.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up and connections are simple and quick. ... The optional household controls are a step up but really handy.  ...  "
Call quality
 48
alexa, hear, echo dot, call, echo
+88%
-13%
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" ...  When I got rid of my land line, I no longer had a call for help solution.  ...  "
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" ...  Audio is good but the range can hear you from is limited.  ...  "
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" ...  It is nice to activate home features with sound of our voice.  ...  "
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" ...  Answer question play my favorite song  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve never used an echo before.  ...  "
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" ...  We hear her repeatedly asking Alexa questions and requesting her favorite music.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is better and hears my commands better.  ...  "
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" ...  It also does a great job sending texts and working as a speaker phone  ...  "
For Kids
 46
loves, daughter, son, year, room
+100%
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" ...  I bought 1 for each of my adult children not knowing they would even be interested.  ...  "
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" ...  My son got this for Christmas this year.  ...  "
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" ...  The kids are obsessed with these things.  ...  "
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" ...  great for my music and questions kids love it too  ...  "
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" ...  just purchased 2 more for the kids and they act as a intercom to get them up in the morning!  ...  "
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" ...  I got my son one and my sister got me one.  ...  "
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" ...  I get it to read the headlines at dinner and then I discuss with our kids!  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Echo Dot and do do my children.  ...  "
As Gift
 42
christmas, received, gave, year, mother
+98%
-2%
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" ...  This was a gift from family.  ...  "
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" ...  This gift to myself is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a hit gift for the girls in our family!  ...  "
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" ...  Christmas gift and they loved it  ...  "
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" ...  We got this on sale (during Christmas).  ...  "
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" ...  This was a Christmas gift for our family this year and we were all excited to start using it. ... But other than that, it works just as promised, and was a lovely present for this year's Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a wonderful gift!  ...  "
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" ...  It's my favorite gift for Christmas!  ...  "
Size
 30
small, speaker, easier, sound quality, convenient
+97%
-3%
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" ...  use this in my bedroom, small and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, sleek design with a decent speaker for its size.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Small size, big sound!  ...  "
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" ...  As a speaker, it packs a punch and surprisingly good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how small this is.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Pretty cool if you ask me and great sound quality for the size  ...  "
For Fun
 29
much, lots of fun, echo dot, use, things
+100%
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" ...  Not only helpful, but fun.  ...  "
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" ...  This has been a lot of fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun to learn Alexa and 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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" ...  I haven't had it that log, but it's fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Had lots of fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  We have fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun little features.  ...  "
Price
 29
worth, waste, money, time, one
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Excellent price too.  ...  "
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" ...  Such a bargain!  ...  "
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" ...  Great buy for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is amazing for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price of this product, you can’t go wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not even close to my Apple HomPod in sound quality, but it's also a fraction of the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The price makes this a very good deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Free is a very good price.  ...  "
Setup
 28
set, setup, super, install, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  Easy to install and very useful to have in area where I don’t have the main echo unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Already having an Echo, the setup was so smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to put together and install.  ...  "
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" ...  The ease of setup is the first thing you will notice, much better than the 2nd generation.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up and use are very intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and get running with other echos.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup  ...  "
Apps
 28
alexa, music, play, google, apps
+82%
-18%
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" ...  However, we’ve found sound quality to be very good and adjustable with the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  Also you can play your Amazon, Spotify, or Pandora music at a command.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the Apple Music skill!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa helps with homework, tells me news stories, plays games sets timers for me and plays music.  ...  "
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" ...  We listen to music, ask random questions, make grocery list and countless other things, plus it all links to the phone app so you have access while on the go.  ...  "
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" ...  Also impressed with the amount of apps and love the Autism Help app.  ...  "
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" ...  A week in, I like that it allows me some technology in the bedroom to access my Headspace app and set my alarm while limiting my screen time.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 27
look, design, sleek, nice, much
+100%
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" ...  And better looking too.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is on point, the look is sleek in white and even better .  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, sleek design with a decent speaker for its size.  ...  "
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" ...  much better and I actually prefer the new look.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks great and sounds even better!  ...  "
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" ...  Love it and great looking  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice and sounds great!  ...  "
Marketplace
 20
product, original, job, shipping, sale
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Much better sound than the original!  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it on sale for 30$ .  ...  "
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" ...  Great job Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better than the original Dot  ...  "
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" ...  Great job amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Picked this up on Amazon sale after Thanksgiving.  ...  "
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" ...  So much more than the original!!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 17
dots, dot, worked, week, stops
+71%
-29%
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" ...  After two days, not a lot to say.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my 10 year old!  ...  "
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" ...  Last year we got two echoes and have loved them.  ...  "
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" ...  I am still amazed at the technology even after having it for two years.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great for about a week but now tons of glitches.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I had it working in a minute or two.  ...  "
Controls
 14
play, alexa, songs, song, turn
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Liked how to control the volume by voice  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful in the kitchen timer, music.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa can play any music .  ...  "
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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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" ...  It is my second and its use is limited, but I can wake to music and its so easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  There are EQ settings too.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it's edge-less round design, and sleek incorporation of buttons and lights.  ...  "
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" ...  It is great for remembering things, for entertainment, alarms, playing music and many more things.  ...  "
Features
 13
many, would, still, love, learning
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I use it to control lights in the house, which it does well.  ...  "
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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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" ...  So many 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".  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun little features.  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
Delivery
 11
arrived, time, product, fast, delivery
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Delivered on time.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Clock
 10
set, clock, alarms, timer, reminders
+90%
-10%
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" ...  You can set up alarms and have celebrities wake you up which is quite funny.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to used ,for music alarm, waether,  ...  "
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" ...  A week in, I like that it allows me some technology in the bedroom to access my Headspace app and set my alarm while limiting my screen time.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Gaming
 9
play, music, obsessed, kids, fun
+100%
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" ...  The game skills are fun.  ...  "
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" ...  It's good to play trivia games with kids while cooking and doing other stuff.  ...  "
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" ...  Very helpful, grandkids love it to play games.  ...  "
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" ...  You can play games, listen to music, and can create morning and evening routines.  ...  "
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" ...  She’ll play games with you.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Wifi
 6
set, house, alexa
+17%
-83%
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" ...  My only issue has been getting the speakers to function as a group on a guest network.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 5
speaker, music, connect, use, play
+80%
-20%
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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.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
easy, loud
+100%
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" ...  It’s all too easy to get distracted and start doing something else when your phone is in your hand, so I’m happy that this helps me reduce my screen time at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy hands free  ...  "
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" ...  Hands down love it!  ...  "
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" ...  She doesn’t typically understand what i ask for but i don’t mind lol i like that it’s hands free and loud.  ...  "
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" ...  Buying more to have as gifts on hand!  ...  "
Build Quality
 5
nice, looks, look, dots, design
+100%
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" ...  The 2nd tune by Drop Kick Murphys.  ...  "
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" ...  The Dots also look nice with the fabric cover around the outer edge.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Cooling
 4
pretty
+100%
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" ...  Overall pretty cool!  ...  "
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" ...  This is too cool.  ...  "
FM
 4
new, music, clock, slacker, good
+100%
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" ...  I like listening to music and radio.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Charging
 4
use, usb, old, echo, anymore
+50%
-50%
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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.  ...  "
Wash Programs
 3
set
+33%
-67%
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" ...  - The option to go into DND/do-not-listen modes  ...  "
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" ...  Wouldn’t even set a timer.  ...  "
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!  ...  "

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Specifications

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