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Echo Dot 3rd Gen The most popular Alexa smart speaker with improved sound and design Heather Gray

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Review Summary - 977 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 220
speaker, sound, sound quality, dot, echo
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Also free time was fun to play Disney music.  ...  "
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" ...  3rd generation speaker is much improved.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound from the dot is surprisingly acceptable when playing music which was important as we often go to sleep to some of our playlists.  ...  "
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" ...  With the better speaker .  ...  "
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" ...  I love Amazon music.  ...  "
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" ...  This 3rd gen Echo Dot has a better look and better sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio in this model is good enough that I don't feel the need to connect to a better speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it integrated into my sound system at home and have a hands-free way to listen to any song I like.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 210
echo dot, echo, smart, devices, love
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It would be cool to ask alexa to play a song that I already purchased on Apple Music.  ...  "
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" ...  We use Siri and Alexa. ... Alexa has better voice control.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot & Alexa are getting better every day.  ...  "
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" ...  Own the Amazon Echo and the Dot. ... Link with all the devices I have with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I work from home and love listening to true crime podcasts via Alexa while I work.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Dot third generation is small but mighty!  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy having Alexa as my assistant!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact that one can broadcast from one room to another through the echo dot (instead of yelling) is very convenient.  ...  "
Software Platform
 190
echo dot, echo, app, smart, google
+89%
-11%
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" ...  It would be cool to ask alexa to play a song that I already purchased on Apple Music.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the 3rd Generation Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  The great thing once their set up is you can ask Alexa to play in every room or ask her to play in only a specific room.  ...  "
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" ...  But echo is tre cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Also integrates with FireStick quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Its an upgraded DOT.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Alexa I love you.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 98
easy to set, use, easy to use, setup, set
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Size and easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  The integration was simple and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you understand set up it’s really easy, but a pain the first time.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and constantly improving!  ...  "
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" ...  But if you simply have an amazon account, it makes it easy just to stream music from your accounts with out the need to play from your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Much easier to set up and use than the 2nd generation.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and use.  ...  "
Capacity
 75
house, rooms, bedroom, echo, one
+96%
-4%
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" ...  My wife uses this in her craft room.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect speaker for bedroom or bathroom! ... I have one in every room of the house!  ...  "
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" ...  Love this for the bathroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well in my WiFi challenged house (plaster walls with mesh metal lathe), extender required.  ...  "
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" ...  I Use this for my smart home and I love it I have over 30 smart home stuff in my room  ...  "
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" ...  I’ll be buying more for other rooms!  ...  "
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" ...  Connected up to soundbar in living room for Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  We like the two we have so much we bought one for our son's apartment and two for our daughters house.  ...  "
Volume
 74
volume, room, music, loud, echo
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Sound is clear and loud.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a good speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  It is just the right size for the bedroom and it has great sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't expect great sound quality but for a small speaker its good.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker itself has great volume.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it can hear you from across the room without screaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is not only loud, but she is is helpful.  ...  "
Call quality
 50
alexa, hear, echo dot, answer, room
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I am so happy with this sound is great it does not make calls but you can ask it to call some one plays your Amazon music I'd give this a 10 star maby you can make one with blue tooth if you been wanting one get this is great sound is great easy to pear with your internet thank you I am so happy  ...  "
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" ...  This Echo dot is much better than the 2nd generation speaker. ... I definitely still find myself yelling at Alexa to stop, or repeating commands at the top of my lungs because she can't hear over the TV or something.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo dot is great.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m really enjoying having voice control over this and other household devices I have linked to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I will continue to use Echo dot for now, but once another company can offer a system that you can rename and call it whatever you want that's the system I will buy.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to play music, check the weather and make phone calls.  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy talking with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate the brief mode, where I don't have to hear the Alexa voice to confirm something simple, like turning off lights.  ...  "
For Kids
 44
love, one, music, bought, son
+95%
-5%
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" ...  My kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...  My granddaughter also loves this as well because she can request songs to put on a dance show for us.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought one for each Grandchild.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my son for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought two for my son and he is also delighted with them.  ...  "
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" ...  the kids and I both love it  ...  "
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" ...  Use it for kids room  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound - the kids love it!  ...  "
Apps
 41
music, alexa, play, google, apps
+68%
-32%
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" ...  It was really a gift for grandma but we all use it for playing music, reminders, alarms, games, flashbriefing .  ...  "
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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 also like that if I am away from the echo dot I can just go into the app to add something to my list.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I was able to rename the dots to the kid's names/rooms in the app.  ...  "
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" ...  I have app on phone and when you go to the grocery store its right there, all the things you tell Alexa to add to your list.  ...  "
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" ...  I sometimes say the exact same thing and Alexa will play music from my online list and other times Alexa will play something completely different.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope they do an update where it's as good as Google home mini for finding out about stores etc (opening times/movies playing) near me.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is easy with the app on my phone.  ...  "
Setup
 37
setup, set, use, install, easy to use
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Easy to get setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install/link up.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Install is also improved, automatic when plugged into network, can still do it manually if needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Size and easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is extremely easy.  ...  "
For Fun
 28
use, play, music, alexa, house
+100%
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" ...  I use it for the weather and for my house Mate and I to have fun  ...  "
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" ...  I'm having so much fun with this!  ...  "
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" ...  But she's fun to have around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  but so far its fun and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa around the house can be a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Also free time was fun to play Disney music.  ...  "
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" ...  This little thing has so far been fun and exciting to use and learn about.  ...  "
Price
 27
product, money, worth the price, worth the money, cost
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I don't see any improvements worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product and value  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway, both meet expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  I got lucky,paid 29.99  ...  "
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" ...  The cost is incredible for this much technology and quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the extra money to buy this one over the 2nd generation.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels like something you payed $50 dollars for and definety is priced well.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product especially for the price  ...  "
Size
 25
compact, small, sound, little, speaker
+100%
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" ...  Amazing product and Love the little size!  ...  "
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" ...  Packs so much power for something so small.  ...  "
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" ...  the sound quality of these little suckers is pretty awesome considering their size.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't compare with a previous DOT because this is our first but can say this one has great sound for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and modern design.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is perfect fit into my home office.  ...  "
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" ...  For such a small little thing, it has an amazing speaker in it.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and pleasing design allows it to blend in with any decor.  ...  "
Controls
 24
play, alexa, control, lights, button
+92%
-8%
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" ...  New level of devices control  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely helps and can play many songs.  ...  "
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" ...  I sometimes say the exact same thing and Alexa will play music from my online list and other times Alexa will play something completely different.  ...  "
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" ...  They play songs and ask questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Now working on lights to control.  ...  "
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" ...  But if you add a pause after saying Alexa, it usually works.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 23
months, worked, echo dot, work, well
+65%
-35%
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" ...  It looked brand new and works fine,  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using the Google Home products for well over a year.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Seems to be working great.  ...  "
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" ...  It is my almost 3 year old.  ...  "
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" ...  work every good for me  ...  "
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" ...  Now working on lights to control.  ...  "
As Gift
 22
christmas, love, son, purchased, got
+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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" ...  Gift for friends, spreading the Alexa love  ...  "
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" ...  I got this as a christmas gift and i'm really enjoying it.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a gift for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a birthday gift!  ...  "
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" ...  This was a great gift for my nephew and niece!!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two of these for gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for someone loved it!  ...  "
Gaming
 20
play, time, playing, love, family
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I also play some of the games with my family and set reminders for myself.  ...  "
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" ...  games, news, weather, and more!  ...  "
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" ...  Games like SongQuiz are awesome that's has all generations of my family playing along, family game night is back and you don't have to clean up thimbles and fake money when it's over.  ...  "
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" ...  They also entertain their grandchildren with the games that are available.  ...  "
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" ...  I love all of the features and games.  ...  "
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" ...  Are use it for playing games playing music making my shopping list time and temperature love it  ...  "
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" ...  My hubs loves all the games and shows he can listen to.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy playing trivia and the quizzes.  ...  "
Features
 19
use, turn, get, control, smart
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Of course all the intelligent features are great and convenient too.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I think I might get another one for downstairs as well as to control lighting.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how it works with smart plugs to turn on or of lights.  ...  "
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" ...  I now control lights with it.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good, lots of more feature to explore.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to get the box or whatever for her to turn lights on/off.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the list feature.  ...  "
Clock
 17
clock, set, alarms, use, weather
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Day to day alarms and appointments.  ...  "
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" ...  Each morning at 6am Alexa wakes me with the time and weather report.  ...  "
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" ...  The third in the bedroom now has replaced my clock radio. ... (Then the klaxon alarm)" Experience from nearly 50 years ago would really wake me up.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I also use it to turn on and off light switches, set timers, alarms and tell me the weather.  ...  "
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" ...  I set my ring alarm with it and turn on lights and the shopping list feature my wife loves.  ...  "
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" ...  It is my new alarm clock and can do more than one alarm.  ...  "
Marketplace
 16
works, described, works as advertised, support, something
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Theres a reason their always sold out so my advice is get it, Amazon did me really well ✊🙏  ...  "
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" ...  I would appreciate if Amazon contacted me about alternatives.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the Amazon Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it when it was on sale .  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as I expected and was described !  ...  "
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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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" ...  Got a great buy on sale too!  ...  "
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" ...  In love with Amazon's product line  ...  "
Bluetooth
 14
speaker, use, find, even, sound
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Next up is some bluetooth speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, it blows every other Bluetooth away.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth seamlessly links up with my home theater.  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention that it can be connected via Bluetooth and any device.  ...  "
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" ...  I current use a different bluetooth speaker but I love Alexa and the easy features ♡♡  ...  "
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" ...  If you have a good quality bluetooth speaker you can pair it with the Echo dot for better sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It can support bluetooth or a plug in external speaker so I am considering that.  ...  "
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" ...  I keep this one in my kitchen and use it to stream music to my Bluetooth stereo, control the lights, set timers, etc.  ...  "
Design
 12
price, decor, compact, 3rd, used
+100%
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" ...  It has a nice clean look so it fits right into the decor.  ...  "
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" ...  Compliments out two Echoes.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and pleasing design allows it to blend in with any decor.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Good Price & Looks nice .  ...  "
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" ...  They are small and stylish.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and modern design.  ...  "
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" ...  Also looks more elegant than the first model.  ...  "
FM
 11
stations, music, iheart, get, amazon
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I use it mainly to listen to the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Plays music with radio stations, looking to get Amazon Prime for more choices.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a breeze to set up and I can easily access my favorite radio stations, SiriusXM channels, and set my routine for the day and there is so much more available to learn and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like having a phone, clock, radio, and personal assist.  ...  "
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" ...  I love instant access to my music and radio stations  ...  "
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" ...  Mostly listen to sports radio.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I found I could get my favorite radio station.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it to listen to Radio!  ...  "
Delivery
 9
fast, item, delivery, arrived
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Arrived fast and works  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery and item as described.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Comfort
 8
love
+100%
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" ...  Feel like so far I'm just scratching the surface of what it can do.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels like something you payed $50 dollars for and definety is priced well.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the convenience of asking for help when I'm unable to get my hands free.  ...  "
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" ...  For a person with a traumatic brain injury this thing is a blessing  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Bass
 7
treble, listening, base, speaker is louder, sound quality
+86%
-14%
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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.  ...  "
Overall performance
 7
+100%
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" ...  I find the speed is better and the clarity when she speaks is fenominal and I cannot say anything bad about gen 3  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and is responsive.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Ports
 6
power, adapter, switches, speaker, smart
+100%
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" ...  Use ports are better, but.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
used, new, like, color
+100%
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" ...  Feel like so far I'm just scratching the surface of what it can do.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 5
sounds, time, go
+100%
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" ...  Had the best nights sleep in years with listening to thunderstorms.  ...  "
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" ...  That said, I use the Dot every day and night (sleep sound machine) and love that it links with my SiriusXM account and Audible.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Color
 5
nice, love
+100%
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" ...  This is our third unit in the home and we love the color and of course, it works great!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice color and it’s pretty sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the size and the grey color!  ...  "
Food Items
 5
+100%
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" ...  I LOVE mine and can hardly cook or watch a movie without it now!  ...  "
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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 .  ...  "
Network
 5
works, room, network, home
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Works well in my WiFi challenged house (plaster walls with mesh metal lathe), extender required.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Fit
 5
perfect, longer, home, fits, fit
+100%
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" ...  The size is perfect fit into my home office.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
For Travel
 4
certain
+100%
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" ...  This version is slightly larger, definitely heavier, and so far has made it through several trips.  ...  "
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" ...  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  ...  "
Cables
 4
cord, plug, one, fits, dot
+100%
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" ...  Better speaker but at cost propritary cpow connector. ... $15 got back power cord  ...  "
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" ...  A longer cord and/or 2.  ...  "
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" ...  This fits practically anywhere and surprisingly, has a longer cord than imagined.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
described, works as advertised, 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.  ...  "
Notifications
 3
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Wifi
 3
wi fi, peer
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Clarity
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  It was very simple to do and the directions were clear.  ...  "
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