Last Updated: 20 Mar 2019

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

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2019
9.1
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Review Summary - 976 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 226
speaker, sound quality, sound, much better, dot
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It has good speakers. ... I love that it can connect to my Apple Music too.  ...  "
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" ...  Better sound than second generation.  ...  "
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" ...  Love listening to music all through the house!  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality for such a little speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound (for such a small device) is really good. ... I use it mainly for listening to music but there is so much more .  ...  "
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" ...  My wife wanted this for our bathroom so she could listen to her favorite SiriusXM station, and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is much better than Generation 1. ... Speaker on all sides, it surrounds the DOT.  ...  "
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" ...  After getting these 3rd Gen Dots, I totally want to replace my other 2nd Gen Dots as these sound so much more full and rich in comparison. ... I use them for music and it fills the room nicely.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 197
echo dot, echo, devices, smart, dot
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I love Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  The third generation of the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is better in many aspects from the already brilliant Echo Dot 2nd generation. ... As for how it's like compared to my benchmark smart speakers - The 3rd gen's sound is better compared to the Amazon Echo 2nd generation, and in certain aspects, it is better than the Google Home Mini. ... Since the Echo Dot is Amazon's most affordable smart home speaker, it's good that Amazon offers it for about the same price. ... For some reason, I never used the Bluetooth capabilities of my 2nd generation Echo Dot and Google Home Mini.  ...  "
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" ...  i love my Echo Dot so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy talking to Alexa  ...  "
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" ...  I love the echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  Though I wish Alexa were smarter.  ...  "
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" ...  Omg I love my echo.  ...  "
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" ...  We use Siri and Alexa. ... Alexa has better voice control.  ...  "
Software Platform
 170
echo dot, echo, app, google, 3rd
+91%
-9%
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" ...  BOUGHT FOR ME BUT THE WHOLE FAMILY LOVE ALEXA.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this Echo 3rd generation Dot, and I've hit to say it's pretty cool. ... I can tell Alexa what to do and she does it. ... I'm gonna try this next, "Alexa, sweetie, I love you, bring Papa a beer!!!!!!"  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is life  ...  "
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" ...  Though I wish Alexa were smarter.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  I never thought I could use Alexa or even be able to hook up the Echo Dot (3rd Gen), but it was a breeze and I've been able to find recipes, listen to music, and even ask funny questions. ... Alexa will give you the latest on the stock market then can sing on command.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I can't afford an assistant to remind of things, I simply ask the echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy talking to Alexa  ...  "
Ease of Use
 92
easy to set, easy to use, set, use, setup
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Easy and simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to pick up on your voice and enunciation.  ...  "
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" ...  I just really like how easy it is to use and so very helpful!  ...  "
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" ...  so easy to hook up - even easier to use and a lot of fun adding skills to it for entertainment.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect, does just about ANYTHING.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  but so far its fun and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is easy with the app on my phone.  ...  "
Capacity
 80
house, rooms, one, echo, bedroom
+98%
-3%
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" ...  We now have three in our home!  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can now talk to Alexa when I’m in another room .  ...  "
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" ...  I placed it in my master bedroom, which is upstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the perfect quasi-wife" for hopelessly single guys who are a little old fashioned and really enjoys having a woman around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Great in the kitchen!!!  ...  "
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" ...  So far, my whole family loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my echo dots, I bought multiples so I could have them throughout my house.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, put in Kitchen and can still give it commands from my front room.  ...  "
Volume
 74
room, volume, music, loud, echo
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Small in size but huge surprisingly large sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  We have the regular taller Echo in our main room and wanted several of these smaller Echo's in our other rooms so we could have music throughout our home.  ...  "
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" ...  However, music is easily played and heard from any room.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is not only loud, but she is is helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  This blows away the sound volume and quality of the 2nd generation dot. ... It fills two rooms with sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Used bedside it provides more than enough volume and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two pairs so that I could create stereo sound in my living room and office.  ...  "
Call quality
 57
alexa, echo dot, echo, answer, room
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Much better sound than the previous Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  And the drop in feature is such an awesome feature for my kids who never answer their phones.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought the voice recognition was really cool. ... Almost like talking to someone.  ...  "
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" ...  I also feel more secure because I can have it call someone if I need them and I don't have to find the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I know if I fall or need help I can get help easy by voice calling.  ...  "
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" ...  We've also discovered that Alexa can answer many questions.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit can do plenty by voice command.  ...  "
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" ...  It can do so many things I was very impressed that it will make phone calls from your mobile contact list and send text messages.  ...  "
For Kids
 42
love, loves, one, son, play
+98%
-2%
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" ...  My child loves having baby Groot and pichA chew talk to him. ... Also lots of child friendly adventures like scooby do mysterious  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my son for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  the kids and I both love it  ...  "
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" ...  the kids and I use it daily  ...  "
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" ...  My 12 year old son loves it .  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves it he plays his music.  ...  "
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" ...  My 5 year old loves telling Alexa what to do.  ...  "
Setup
 36
setup, set, install, easy to set, use
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The install was also easy, without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  The dot came on time and was easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  I found the echoes easy to hook up and get started.  ...  "
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" ...  Install is also improved, automatic when plugged into network, can still do it manually if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is almost automatic.  ...  "
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" ...  EZ to setup, simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot was easy to set up and ready to be used within a few short minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up.  ...  "
For Fun
 35
alexa, use, play, really, music
+100%
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" ...  But she's fun to have around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fun.  ...  "
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" ...  some tasks can make you lazy, but its fun to play with.  ...  "
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" ...  New toy fun  ...  "
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" ...  It accurately responds to most of our requests and is a fun addition to our home.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fun to ask Alexa crazy questions to see if she knows the answers and she usually does.  ...  "
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" ...  but so far its fun and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful and fun I don’t have any problems with it.  ...  "
Price
 33
money, worth the money, cost, worth the price, product
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Excellent product and value  ...  "
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" ...  One of the best gadgets I've ever bought for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  The price was the best!  ...  "
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" ...  This product did exceed expectations  ...  "
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" ...  I’d never heard that but it cost $40.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't see any improvements worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the extra money to buy this one over the 2nd generation.  ...  "
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" ...  The cost is incredible for this much technology and quality.  ...  "
Apps
 30
music, alexa, play, alexa app, google
+70%
-30%
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" ...  I love the music on demand without having to pull out my phone and select pandora or spotify.  ...  "
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" ...  And they work fine as long as you are working with an Alexa-compatible app (Amazon music, audible, etc. ... She tells you to go to the “help” section in the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is easy with the app on my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I can set alarms, have it play music, turn off the lights, and I can even play games! ... It can also run meditation apps, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it all the time, for music, reminders, to play games, make grocery list, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Just simply enable the skill for any music app and ask away. ... The best is that it now lets you even enable a skill to play your iTunes music if you are subscribed.  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite feature is you can link Alexa to your Xbox and tell her to turn it on, off, launch a game, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be cool to ask alexa to play a song that I already purchased on Apple Music. ... Pandora world but I like specific music.  ...  "
Size
 27
small, compact, sound, sound quality, perfect
+100%
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" ...  For being so small, it packs a big punch.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and pleasing design allows it to blend in with any decor.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very handy in many ways.  ...  "
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" ...  Small in size but huge surprisingly large sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It has descent sound quality considering the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for a small space  ...  "
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" ...  The dot is as good as the full-sized version.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very convenient!  ...  "
As Gift
 25
christmas, love, got, gifts, uses
+100%
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" ...  Bought this as a gift and they love it, I’m going to order myself one soon  ...  "
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" ...  A gift for my Granddaughter and she is thrilled.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my son for Christmas. ... This is a great gift for anyone you’re shopping for or for yourself.  ...  "
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" ...  We purchased this for a Christmas present for our kids and they love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Got one as a gift and ordered a second one the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it so much , I bought two for Christmas presents & they loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for my husband  ...  "
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" ...  Have as gifts too and they love them!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 22
echo dot, worked, months, work, years
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Now working on lights to control.  ...  "
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" ...  I have enjoyed having this device for couple weeks now.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked well right out of the box!  ...  "
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" ...  I got a great deal before the 2018 holidays, but that's gone gone gone. ... Will foow-up soonish on how that worked out.  ...  "
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" ...  No negative issues after 3 weeks of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Original one that is several years old still works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using echo dot (Alexa) for a few months and it has changed my life.  ...  "
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" ...  work every good for me  ...  "
Marketplace
 22
receive, works as advertised, works, working, something
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Amazon for reference selling in the future.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you very much  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend that their Generations over the first or second easily and I did it using the trade-in program provided by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  The last few times I ordered something from Amazon it was coming from China and I had to wait over a month to receive my product or I did not receive it at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller Is Reliable!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it when it was on sale .  ...  "
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" ...  I did the payment plan with amazon because I wasn’t sure it was going to be something i would like.  ...  "
Controls
 19
play, control, lights, weather, turn
+95%
-5%
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" ...  She also falls asleep to music every night and can control the volume without having to get out of bed and can set a timer for the music to turn off at a certain time.  ...  "
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" ...  control lights, locks, play music, and control your TV, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I can control most of my home with my voice.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely helps and can play many songs.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that I can just talk to Alexa without pushing any buttons and that I can listen to my music from my phone without touching it  ...  "
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" ...  I love the music on demand without having to pull out my phone and select pandora or spotify.  ...  "
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" ...  I started using it (sorry, her) next to my bed to give me time, weather, and music.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how it work very well it responds right away to turn on lights and resume music.  ...  "
Clock
 19
alarm, set, alarms, use, radio
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I am older and I can ask the time when I get up in the middle of the night set my alarm so easy and play any kind of music.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like having a phone, clock, radio, and personal assist.  ...  "
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" ...  Day to day alarms and appointments.  ...  "
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" ...  I set alarms, and much more.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a clock, weather report.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use it to turn on and off light switches, set timers, alarms and tell me the weather.  ...  "
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" ...  She has replaced my clock.  ...  "
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" ...  I set my ring alarm with it and turn on lights and the shopping list feature my wife loves.  ...  "
Gaming
 17
play, time, love, kids, family
+100%
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" ...  We use it all the time, for music, reminders, to play games, make grocery list, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I also play some of the games with my family and set reminders for myself.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids play games on it.  ...  "
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" ...  They also entertain their grandchildren with the games that are available.  ...  "
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" ...  For instance, I just asked what time an English soccer game plays on Saturday.  ...  "
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" ...  My grandson showed me games you can play with Alexa!  ...  "
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" ...  There's lots of built-in games, latest.  ...  "
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" ...  I love all of the features and games.  ...  "
Design
 17
price, look, decor, 3rd, white
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Great sound and beautiful design  ...  "
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" ...  If the Echo Dot 2nd generation looks like a hockey puck, then the 3rd generation looks like a stylish & sophisticated donut. ... - Price remains attractive.  ...  "
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" ...  Nicer looking than the original model  ...  "
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" ...  Also looks more elegant than the first model.  ...  "
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" ...  This dot looks better than my other ones.  ...  "
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" ...  The 3rd gen looks better too.  ...  "
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" ...  Compliments out two Echoes.  ...  "
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" ...  They are small and stylish.  ...  "
Features
 16
use, turn, get, features, control
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I think I might get another one for downstairs as well as to control lighting.  ...  "
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" ...  This Alexa is cool has a bunch of features and louder than I expected  ...  "
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" ...  I now control lights with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Like its feature .  ...  "
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" ...  Now working on lights to control.  ...  "
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" ...  So many uses, I use for my outside lighting and inside lighting.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to get the box or whatever for her to turn lights on/off.  ...  "
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" ...  I use Alexa to control my light and set up timer.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 11
speaker, find, even, use, sound
+91%
-9%
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" ...  For the price, it blows every other Bluetooth away.  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention that it can be connected via Bluetooth and any device.  ...  "
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" ...  It can support bluetooth or a plug in external speaker so I am considering that.  ...  "
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" ...  For some reason, I never used the Bluetooth capabilities of my 2nd generation Echo Dot and Google Home Mini.  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting was easy, does bluetooth, and isn't slow.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth seamlessly links up with my home theater.  ...  "
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" ...  Very impressive sound from a small BT speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Echo dot and it is paintable to bigger Bluetooth speakers.  ...  "
FM
 9
clock, use, stereo, stations, music
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I use it mainly to listen to the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like having a phone, clock, radio, and personal assist.  ...  "
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" ...  Plays music with radio stations, looking to get Amazon Prime for more choices.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I found I could get my favorite radio station.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sounds better than my old clock radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it to listen to Radio!  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to set up initially but I cannot get them to work as a default stereo speaker system for the radio.  ...  "
Bass
 8
treble, sound, settings, listening, like
+88%
-13%
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" ...  The mini size woofer gives it the umph to hear such a better clarity and sound quality for the prize.  ...  "
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" ...  More bass and better range for listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is louder more Bass and Clearer!  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is much improved over older units, deep base.  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion, the Google Home Mini offers a more balanced sound and better "mid" range, while the Echo Dot 3rd generation has better bass and more impactful "surround" sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I would also like to add is that the new 3rd Generation Echo Dot has a heavier bass sound to it but unlike the first and second generation the 3rd Generation has audio settings on the Alexa app which is outstanding.  ...  "
Delivery
 6
came, arrived
+100%
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" ...  She will notify you when there's a shipment arrived.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived ahead of promised date.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in good package.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in perfect condition, works perfectly!  ...  "
Ports
 6
switches, smart, power, plugs, adapter
+100%
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" ...  Plug in and go.  ...  "
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" ...  I got a outlet plug for alexia and it turns the light on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this alongside two Kasa plug in outlets that are compatible.  ...  "
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" ...  you have to buy plugs to make this work 3-4 plug-in's cost about $100.00.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it with smart switches and plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  And I'm just starting to dabble in smart switches and plugs .  ...  "
Network
 6
devices, connect, router, room, network
+100%
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" ...  Fabulous, I live in a 900 sqft apartment and this is the perfect size for me:)  ...  "
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" ...  It completes our home network.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to purchase additional Echo Dots to provide coverage throughout the house.  ...  "
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" ...  We have a two story house and I’ll probably buy 2 more for upstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have it connected to lamps and other things in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love that I can connect the devices in my house.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
new, color
+100%
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" ...  The bubble sides are cute compared to old dots.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice color and it’s pretty sturdy. ... Dropped it and it still works perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a nice upgrade from Gen2 Dots and I love the new gray fabric on the base.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks cooler tho, it’s got that cloth wrapping on it  ...  "
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" ...  No issues in WiFi connectivity and new shape and materials feel solid.  ...  "
Color
 5
love, nice
+100%
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" ...  Nice color and it’s pretty sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the size and the grey color!  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
works, described, advertised
+100%
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" ...  on time and as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as I expected and was described !  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it works as advertised.  ...  "
Fit
 5
longer, gen, decor, cord
+100%
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" ...  It has a nice clean look so it fits right into the decor.  ...  "
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" ...  Small enough to fit anywhere out of sight and still function as it’s supposed to.  ...  "
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" ...  This fits practically anywhere and surprisingly, has a longer cord than imagined.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2nd gen is less powerful but fits in snug spots with decent sounds, the 3rd gen .  ...  "
Notifications
 4
check, day
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Provides notifications and messages on account which is convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the inspirational messages she gives me every morning.  ...  "
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" ...  Day to day alarms and appointments.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 4
sleep, time, music, go
+100%
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" ...  The music relaxes him so much and helps put him to sleep  ...  "
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" ...  I struggle with insomnia from time to time, so some nights I ask for it to play sleep music, and it has such a good selection when it plays it for me.  ...  "
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" ...  It plays sleep sounds.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with the echo dot that has fun trivia games, music alarms, relaxing sleep sounds etc!  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
+100%
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" ...  Great upgrade from last generation.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s faster then looking things up  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and hassle-free to start using.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it for running my smart lights dose a great job  ...  "
Food Items
 4
+100%
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" ...  So many Easter eggs and skills!  ...  "
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" ...  You can even order pizza or an Uber through this little darlin.  ...  "
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" ...  Timers for meds and cooking  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa How long do I cook wings in my air fryer .  ...  "
Wifi
 4
wi fi, connect, wifi, router, peer
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The Dots are OK for basic use but the sound quality is not great and they seem to lose their wi-fi connection frequently  ...  "
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" ...  His phone only works on Wi-Fi and he is able to have full use which is exactly what we wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  the echo does no do peer to peer connections like Wi-Fi hotspots so if you need to connect it to one you have to buy a 3rd party Wi-Fi router to feed off the hot spot or establish a mesh system in your house, but once you do that it works great and doesn't drop off.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
+100%
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" ...  But, I truly fell in love.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is as good as the Echo for my old ears.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the only hand sanitizer I use because it moisturizes my hands as well as sanitizing them.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
certain
+100%
comment
" ...  Purchased this as a package with the 4K Firestick to use in my vacation home.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the lists for many of things, things I need for different projects at my house or for a trip the grocery store.  ...  "
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" ...  I went on vacations las week and I love my cube, for a $30 dlls camera was much more than i expected  ...  "
Returns
 3
want
-100%
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" ...  I want to return it now.  ...  "
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" ...  Planning to return after only 2 days.  ...  "

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Specifications

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