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All new Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker with Alexa Heather Gray

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.1
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Review Summary - 970 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 276
speaker, sound quality, dot, much better, generation
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The look and sound quality are both way better.  ...  "
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" ...  I am getting tired of having to repeat myself over and over again, but do love the sounds, especially music.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it through my Harmon Kardon Speakers and music sounds wonderful. ... You can just ask to hear whatever you want ! ... You can wake up to music or nature sounds .  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is great  ...  "
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" ...  I use the small ones in rooms I don't frequent and don't Crr as much about the speakers for the music.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound, look and response is much better than the previous generation.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds better than 2nd generation.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 212
echo dot, echo, smart, gen, dots
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Alexa and I have been roommates for about a week.  ...  "
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" ...  We love echo-dot.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife loves this echo!  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  I have Alexa all throughout my home and office and love them.  ...  "
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" ...  No problem connecting.  ...  "
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" ...  This will far exceed your expectations and give you all those echo features you want.  ...  "
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" ...  Much easier to connect to smart devices than the google home.  ...  "
Software Platform
 167
echo dot, echo, google, app, gen
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I can turn the light on in another room and then have Alexa turn the light off in the room I just left.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the 3rd generation Echo Dit ! ... I don’t forget things because I just tell Alexa to add it to my list which appears on my phone .  ...  "
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" ...  Whenever we say alexa .  ...  "
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" ...  My kids have renamed their Alexa’s so they don’t interrupt each other while talking to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I am highly enjoying my new Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  using it a lot for music, info searches, Amazon plug, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty cool device, most people know what an Echo does.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa works well too.  ...  "
Capacity
 87
house, family, rooms, bedroom, kitchen
+99%
-1%
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" ...  We have several through out the house!  ...  "
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" ...  Turning my house into a smart house. ... Love this product and can't wait to add more to the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the full size Alexa in one room and this echo dot in my office.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have a Alexa show in the kitchen, a Echo Dot in the bedroom, basement and garage for when i am working out there.  ...  "
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" ...  This is perfect and compact for my mother's apartment.  ...  "
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" ...  This is so handy to have around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I have both set up in my dad's house and he is thrilled to request music throughout the house!  ...  "
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" ...  Great way to give younger grandchildren peace of mind in their own room. ... Set up so he can call our room directly in emergency.,  ...  "
Ease of Use
 84
set, easy to set, easy to use, setup, easier
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Excellent sound and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes life easier  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great asset and easy to setup and use  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy set up and does not take up to much space.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up. ... Programming is with app is made easy and a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions were easy to follow, for it’s size is pretty loud, love that it has apple music play.  ...  "
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" ...  ez to set up  ...  "
Volume
 69
volume, loud, room, louder, music
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Sensitive speaker can pick up from other rooms, so easy to use!!  ...  "
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" ...  i bought this one for myself as well and the 2nd gen speaker. ... the sound quality is just as good as the 2nd gen tall speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the drop in feature and sound quality/ 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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" ...  We have been using the routines frequently for them and have set up the multi room speaker which works great.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for an Echo to go in a smaller room, I don't think you can go wrong with this.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 2 of them for my kids and the new all around speaker is great.  ...  "
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" ...  And the speaker is great for listening to music.  ...  "
For Kids
 50
daughter, son, loves, year old, son loves
+100%
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" ...  Works well, bought for a son who loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Daughter is very pleased.  ...  "
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" ...  great for my music and questions kids love it too  ...  "
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" ...  My kids and I love these!  ...  "
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" ...  My kids have renamed their Alexa’s so they don’t interrupt each other while talking to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought one for my wife and children.  ...  "
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" ...  Daughter loves this in her room.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought two this year for my kids I was surprised by the sound that comes out of these little things love it and it’s lots of fun it syncs with both our Apple Music and Spotify account.  ...  "
As Gift
 47
christmas, daughter, gave, gifts, mother
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Got this as a gift but it's awesome and will probably buy another  ...  "
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" ...  I received this as a Christmas gift from my best friend.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave this to my daughter-in-law for her birthday which happens to be on Christmas day.  ...  "
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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 a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased as secret santa gift and she loved it!  ...  "
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" ...  Received one as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 5 of these for Xmas gifts.  ...  "
Setup
 40
set, setup, super, easy to setup, easy to set
+98%
-3%
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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 speaker is better than expected and setup was easy!!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  Set up in less than 5 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to put together and install.  ...  "
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" ...  We really like it easy setup  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great asset and easy to setup and use  ...  "
Call quality
 40
hear, alexa, call, echo dot, echo
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Ask alexia to call , exp /5245555555. ... It to make many calls I want , talk on echo dot , very clear  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  It does "hear" commands better than the first 2 versions even at higher volunes.  ...  "
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" ...  Love talking to Alexa!!  ...  "
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" ...  We have had a gen2 dot for quite some time and, other than the sound quality and sometimes difficult time getting "her" to hear you, we were very happy with it.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I’ve never used an echo before.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm also impressed with how far away the microphone can pickup voice commands.  ...  "
Apps
 32
alexa, music, spotify, google, still needs
+81%
-19%
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" ...  The app found the echo dot and installed right away.  ...  "
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" ...  Also impressed with the amount of apps and love the Autism Help app.  ...  "
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" ...  The Alexa app and permissions still needs some work to make it more user friendly. ... For example, the account permissions only allow 2 adults in the household to control it with unique logins.  ...  "
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" ...  Love to control from app.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I like the Alexa program.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa can play any music .  ...  "
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" ...  Programming is with app is made easy and a lot of fun.  ...  "
For Fun
 29
much, echo dot, play, lots of fun, talk
+100%
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" ...  Not only helpful, but fun.  ...  "
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" ...  like just for fun, i talk shit about jeff bezos to it.  ...  "
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" ...  We have had so much fun with her.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun to learn Alexa and Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  It's super easy to set up and very fun.  ...  "
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" ...  We have fun with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Love our new Echo dot as it brings us hours of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  it's not perfect, but it's some much fun .  ...  "
Price
 29
worth, got, value, money, amazing
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Thanks for the discounted price.  ...  "
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" ...  Spend the extra money and ignore the prior model.  ...  "
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" ...  It was well worth the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Great buy for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  One of her favorite gifts, I'm ready to buy me one the price is perfect if your on a budget.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent price too.  ...  "
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" ...  The price makes this a very good deal.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is amazing for the price.  ...  "
Size
 24
speaker, small, easier, compact, life
+96%
-4%
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" ...  As a speaker, it packs a punch and surprisingly good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It has the same functionality as the larger echos, in a smaller package.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes life a bit easier.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an amazing item and has great versatility with size and program  ...  "
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" ...  I love the compact design, and amazing sound quality!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice sound from a compact device.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 24
design, sleek, love, nice, looks
+100%
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" ...  To me, it a much better look.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, sleek design with a decent speaker for its size.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that the outside has a textured finish.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice looking.  ...  "
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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 design is so much nicer.  ...  "
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" ...  The look is sleek.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the look.  ...  "
Marketplace
 23
product, original, job, time, shipping
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly how described.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent seller and product .  ...  "
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" ...  I have been collecting Amazon echos for quite some time.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon products are the best  ...  "
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" ...  So much more than the original!!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice job Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Great job Amazon.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 20
gen, dots, dot, year old, stops
+60%
-40%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Both of these problems have been solved and all of my dots work quite well .  ...  "
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" ...  Last year we got two echoes and have loved them.  ...  "
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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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" ...  But I needed to another 2 again after Black Friday without the promo.  ...  "
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" ...  The first last Dec, and this second one this month.  ...  "
Controls
 17
play, alexa, control, songs, song
+65%
-35%
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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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" ...  Liked how to control the volume by voice  ...  "
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" ...  Many different things you can control with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful in the kitchen timer, music.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it's edge-less round design, and sleek incorporation of buttons and lights.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Especially like the MUSIC feature.  ...  "
Features
 17
many, like, love, feature, light
+88%
-12%
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" ...  so many features.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the features of the Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought multiple units this Christmas, and have had great fun learning its many different features.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes I realize I could buy more but it's still a nice feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to control lights in the house, which it does well.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun little features.  ...  "
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" ...  So many features.  ...  "
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" ...  And easy to use features.  ...  "
Bass
 14
alexa, mid range, louder, gen, deeper
+86%
-14%
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" ...  The speakers were loud and had some good bass.  ...  "
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" ...  I just lower the bass in the app so there is less distortion.  ...  "
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" ...  The output of audio is filled with nice bass compared to both the Google Home Mini and Gen 2.  ...  "
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" ...  BETTER SOUND, DEEPER BASS THEN LAST MODEL  ...  "
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" ...  I have several of the 2nd generation Echo Dots and this new one sounds much better, with deeper bass and clear mid-range.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The music had great bass sound.  ...  "
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" ...  improved sound quality and deeper bass  ...  "
Network
 11
wifi, smart, signal, set, router
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Turning my house into a smart house.  ...  "
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" ...  No other phone on 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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" ...  I have different Dots in several rooms of my house.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone connection and drop in feature useful in our two-story home?  ...  "
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" ...  Would love to make our house a smart house soon, too!  ...  "
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" ...  And you can never forget the list because you always have your phone !I liked it so much that I bought another one for upstairs.  ...  "
Gaming
 10
play, music, plays, totally, love
+100%
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" ...  She plays games, tells me my schedule, turns my lights on.  ...  "
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" ...  They get to hear music, talk to each other, play interactive games!  ...  "
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" ...  Fun new gadget around the home, still learning how to use it, many fun games to play with yourself or other people.  ...  "
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" ...  I am totally in love with my echo she does everything and is like a personal assistant my kids can play games with her while I'm cooking or cleaning she provided so much information she really plays a important role in our everyday life I would recommend her to anyone!  ...  "
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" ...  She’ll play games with you.  ...  "
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" ...  It's so easy to build a grocery list throughout the week, turn on my favorite music, and play trivia games.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
arrived, time, product, one, first
+70%
-30%
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" ...  It arrived before the due date.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived fast and was just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Was very well received by grandkids.  ...  "
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" ...  When we received the 3rd Gen it was even better.  ...  "
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" ...  Product came packaged nicely and nothing was wrong  ...  "
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" ...  Recipient received it in timely manner.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 10
bluetooth, connect, tooth, speakers, gen
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I had the first generation echo dot and loved it but had to connect it to another Bluetooth speaker for better sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to connect my older Dot (gen 2) to a blue-tooth speaker to make it sound good. ... This new model sounds better than my bluetooth speaker.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is awesome I loved the speaker distance  ...  "
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" ...  This bluetooth speaker works great.  ...  "
Wifi
 7
set, wi, password, get, fi
+14%
-86%
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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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" ...  Always disconnects from WIFI and needs to be re-set constantly.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't work after set up and connecting to WiFi, same as the first unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Big disappointment can't get it connected to the Wi-Fi says bad password  ...  "
Comfort
 7
make, like, wrong, loud, hands
+71%
-29%
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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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" ...  Nice to have a hands free device to play what you like or answer your questions.  ...  "
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" ...  This is great and has multiple functions that can make hands free so much easier  ...  "
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" ...  very helpful to be hands free.  ...  "
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" ...  Buying more to have as gifts on hand!  ...  "
Clock
 6
use, clock, alarms, timer, set
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I use it as an alarm clock and so much more.  ...  "
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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, dot, wall outlet, 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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
well, sure, plastic, made, device
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  This is a solid piece of equipment to have.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Lagging
 5
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  It continuously disconnects itself and then I have to set it up all over again, just to have it disconnect again.  ...  "
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" ...  but sometimes there will be significant audio lag requiring reconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  Just freezes up.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 4
use, turn, noise, go
+100%
comment
" ...  This is a great early morning bonus for parents that just need a few more minutes of sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  Helps me to sleep better!  ...  "
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" ...  The white noise skill has done wonders for my sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  I have "routines" setup with Alexa to turn on our lights, or turn them off when we go to sleep.  ...  "
Cooling
 4
pretty
+100%
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" ...  Overall pretty cool!  ...  "
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" ...  This is too cool.  ...  "
Storage
 4
time, take, small, set, room
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  It is perfect for the small space.  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy set up and does not take up to much space.  ...  "
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 sound than the original!  ...  "
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" ...  Much better than the original Dot  ...  "
Baking
 3
things, cooking, ask
+100%
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" ...  Seriously though when you are cooking it's so much easier to ask her to set timers and things for you, or ask conversations, cook times etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use her for a timer when cooking, and as a reminder to do certain things during the day .I am a person that has to make lists or I will forget but now Alexa does it for me !!!  ...  "
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" ...  Already thinking about one for the kitchen for music while I cook.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
clean, water, every, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  Aestheticly it looks somewhat better but these attributes take away from the practical utility of the V2 device - small, light, easy to clean, easy to mount, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it when I’m home alone and want to listen to my audio book while cleaning or just listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  Use in my every day life and the Dot blows every single expectation of mine clean out of the water.  ...  "
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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Specifications

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