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Echo Dot 3rd Gen bundle with Amazon Smart Plug Charcoal

Last Updated: July 7, 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.1
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Total Reviews
993
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Review Summary - 968 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 229
sound, speaker, sound quality, sounds, echo
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I believe the sound quality in this generation has improved.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and sounds great. ... Definitely a boost in sound and response.  ...  "
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" ...  Better sound quality and the rest is pretty much the same. ... Still asside from that they are the same and the sound is a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds quality isn't great, but not too bad.  ...  "
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" ...  it don't pick up your voice when playing music past level 5  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is much louder and still easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  To listen to music, get that weather, the time and much more, really got to learn all she can do but I like.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an awesome product, its goes super loud and plays all music.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 207
echo dot, echo, music, smart, love
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I linked the Dot to my TV, stereo, and gaming console.  ...  "
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" ...  It was so easy to set up and link all of my devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the way it integrates with our Echo Plus!  ...  "
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" ...  I continue to buy Echos/Echo Dots since I had the first one.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa fixed that problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I LOVE ALEXA.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot makes for an excellent home intercom system at an affordable price.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm really enjoying my Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa. ... The first night I hooked it up, I was able to get her to recognize my voice out of a group of people.  ...  "
Software Platform
 173
echo dot, app, google, echo, smart
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I just ask Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Love my Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I inquired and found Echo Dot.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo is an excellent device.  ...  "
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" ...  Still figuring things out with Alexa, but really like it so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot is just right for what I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the Echo Dot 2nd generation and it's great!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa still recognizes my voice!  ...  "
Capacity
 71
room, bedroom, family, echo, music
+99%
-1%
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" ...  For 40$ this is worth a little personal assistant at the house.  ...  "
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" ...  It is now part of the family  ...  "
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" ...  Went to a friends house who has one & it was love at first sight.  ...  "
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" ...  You can unplug it and take to another room with you.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it, I have 5 all through my house.  ...  "
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" ...  One for each bathroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Gives us some family time!  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy having an Echo and bought a second one for the bedroom.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 62
set, easy to set, use, easy to use, app
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It’s made my life much easier!  ...  "
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" ...  It's very convenient  ...  "
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" ...  It was fairly easy to set up. ... Making a music play list was easy too.  ...  "
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" ...  Liked the ease of use  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and response is on point.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and use.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s an easy set up but the app sometimes glitches. ... Also the app is a bit hard to navigate through but so far it’s great and easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to set up.  ...  "
Volume
 48
sound, volume, loud, music, bathroom
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Sound quality for a little speaker is exceptional.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality speaker. ... Everyone uses the communication speaker to speaker all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  Impressively loud speakers and works well with integrating with other home smart tech.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought a speaker for it and it’s sounds awesome!!  ...  "
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" ...  We keep one in the living room and one in the bathroom because our son loves to listen to music on it when he showers.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a little muffled when the volume is up but works great other wise  ...  "
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" ...  It sounds like surround sound in both rooms.  ...  "
Call quality
 45
alexa, echo, call, calls, voice recognition
+84%
-16%
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" ...  The sound is comparable to the Echo or Echo Plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Better voice recognition and much better sound.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter called my phone from hers and I talked over her Echo!  ...  "
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" ...  It recognizes my voice fairly well.  ...  "
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" ...  Answer my questions immediately  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound quality, and it seems to have great voice recognition.  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like the voice understanding  ...  "
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" ...  Voice control is great.  ...  "
Apps
 33
alexa, music, google, voice, pandora
+79%
-21%
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" ...  It’s an easy set up but the app sometimes glitches. ... Also the app is a bit hard to navigate through but so far it’s great and easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Love having my Alexa for listening to music, setting timers, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  And has some pretty great App’s.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is able to play a variety of audible books and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa has a ton more skills than Google ever thought of.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife and I both love Alexa,it has excellent voice recognition,very easy integration and has an endless assortment of apps and templates so that it can be even more efficient and helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Google Home device, and while having Google and Alexa converse (Google initiates conversations) is tons of fun, I prefer Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I can talk to Alexa and she plays my music.  ...  "
Setup
 31
set, install, setup, easy to set, devices
+87%
-13%
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" ...  It was so easy to set up and link all of my devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and easy directions. ... Easy to follow directions: I was able to simply link the two and now have good-quality stereo music that can be heard over my entire little house.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I could set it up in mess than 5 minutes and it's so easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Set up is a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and response is on point.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is very simple in just a couple of steps.  ...  "
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" ...  The dot was easy to set up - plug it in and it just about does all the rest.  ...  "
As Gift
 31
bought, mother s day, love, thought, received
+100%
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" ...  That being said I am buying another for a gift.😁  ...  "
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" ...  Got my mom this for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  It's my 3rd one which was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Best gift I brought for my little sister  ...  "
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" ...  My Son gave it to me as a gift .  ...  "
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" ...  IT WAS A GIFT, LOVE IT.  ...  "
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" ...  I actually bought a second one as a gift for my fiancee for Mother's Day.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought this for our daughter for her birthday.  ...  "
For Kids
 24
games, show, questions, love, gift
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Kids love it .  ...  "
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" ...  Kids loved them  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Able to set a choir list for kids after school song with reminders for the family.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product kids wont leave "alexa" alone lol  ...  "
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" ...  It's great for my 95 yrs young Mom.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love asking it the weather  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves it.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 23
stopped, one, unplug, months, days
+26%
-74%
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" ...  That being said if it stops working several times a month (often waking up our child in the process) we now are going to get a Google home mini to do the job that this obviously cannot do.  ...  "
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" ...  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to this problem.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker blew within the first 3 months of use.  ...  "
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" ...  She was taken to the hospital and died a week later.  ...  "
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" ...  My alexia started out super good but quickly started to have issues, Alexia stopped listing to commands ( wouldn’t respond) my alarms wouldn’t turn off so I would have to unplug.  ...  "
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" ...  With all of that being said, one of my dots just shows a red light and totally stopped working randomly.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is junk it won’t stay online at all!  ...  "
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" ...  It quit working after a month.  ...  "
Price
 23
money, worth, good, get, 99
+100%
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" ...  Great price point, poor sound quality  ...  "
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" ...  I got this on sale and it is well with the money.  ...  "
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" ...  At half the price, it was a great steal.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a great product for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Money well spent  ...  "
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" ...  It is worth every penny spent!  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth it!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the cost  ...  "
For Fun
 21
much, lot of fun, getting, use, playing
+100%
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" ...  Kind of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Needless to say, we now have three dots and found them so intuitive and fun I can't imagine how we got along without them.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Love my Alexa so much fun my grandsons use it all the time as I do  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone who comes over to my house has fun playing with it a little.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it’s easy and fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  So far this device is fun!  ...  "
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" ...  This was given to me for a Mother's Day present & it's been really fun to use! ... tell me how fun!  ...  "
Size
 18
small, sound, old, unit, speaker
+100%
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" ...  It's very convenient  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very handy  ...  "
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" ...  You can take it everywhere  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size to fit on a nightstand.  ...  "
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" ...  This small unit does all I need it to.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size of the unit!  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy device  ...  "
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" ...  Like the size.  ...  "
Marketplace
 15
works, advertised, thank, product, one
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Exactly what was described.  ...  "
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" ...  works as described  ...  "
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" ...  She shops on Amazon a lot so it will be helpful for her to reorder.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Or just to keep you company.  ...  "
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" ...  I had been wanting an Amazon Alexia for a while and finally got around to purchasing one and I absolutely love it and should have gotten one sooner!  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you, Sandie  ...  "
Design
 14
sounds, better, sound quality, like, even
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Looks aesthetically pleasing and is a really big help in doing daily tasks,all while listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  The newer unit looks a bit better style but is heavier.  ...  "
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" ...  Attractive design and color options.  ...  "
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" ...  Great stylish look and sounds great  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks great and sounds good.  ...  "
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" ...  much better sound and a more organic look  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design of the dot we bought in 2016 (this version is a little bulky) and the sound quality doesn't seem as good.  ...  "
Controls
 13
alexa, play, song, time, like
+77%
-23%
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" ...  To listen to music, get that weather, the time and much more, really got to learn all she can do but I like.  ...  "
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" ...  It plays music controls the TV .  ...  "
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" ...  They're not perfect but we do love having them to set timers, reminders, shut off our lights and play music.  ...  "
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" ...  Always right there to play my favorite song.  ...  "
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" ...  I no longer have to use my cell phone for alarms, playing music while getting dressed in the mornings, nor do I have to watch the weather .  ...  "
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" ...  As well as know the time, play music, set alarms, timers and reminders.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how I can play any type of music.  ...  "
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" ...  Love having my Alexa for listening to music, setting timers, etc.  ...  "
Features
 13
used, light, know, available, timers
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I am going to get light switches so I can turn off their room when they leave it.  ...  "
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" ...  other features I use are the same as version 2  ...  "
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" ...  Love the New away features.  ...  "
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" ...  I know I haven't used all the features available but the ones I have used I haven't had any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Now thinking about getting another one and adding a light switch here and there.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't used all the features.  ...  "
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" ...  I never wanted any of the "smart home" features in my home, as I am not a fan of having technology always listening in on what is going on in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Does what it needs to do, sits in my room waiting to turn my lights off.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 13
music, speaker, sound, bluetooth speaker, dot
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Sound is soooo much better than my Bluetooth speaker!!  ...  "
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" ...  The gen1/2 have a sound quality for music that makes a blu tooth speaker or hard wired speaker 100% needed for music.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth speaker for patio and inside home  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth speaker, alarm, weather, and announcements when connected with other echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it listen to music way more than I ever do television pair it with a Bluetooth speaker for excellent home surround system  ...  "
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" ...  I wish it could be charged and portable like other Bluetooth speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it mainly as a Bluetooth speaker very nice!  ...  "
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" ...  I have it paired with my blue tooth speaker for better sound quality.  ...  "
Network
 12
wifi, works, upstairs, bedroom, around
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Even guards your house :)  ...  "
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" ...  Have it in the downstairs bedroom and works seamlessly with the Echo unit upstairs  ...  "
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" ...  Had worked in the past with the TLink Deco M5 mesh network. ... No hidden networks involved.  ...  "
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" ...  Very receptive even at long range distances.  ...  "
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" ...  I like having another device upstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to add to the network since I have two others in my house :)  ...  "
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" ...  Product works great, has sound quality issues at times but may be incoming signal not sure.  ...  "
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" ...  Just a second device in another part of the house  ...  "
Gaming
 10
game, playing, kids, changer, show
+100%
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" ...  Game changer for me!  ...  "
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" ...  I mostly use it to play games with.  ...  "
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" ...  Song quiz and other games so fun to play with your kids !  ...  "
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" ...  You can play games on it and listen to the radio along with recipes.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot is a game changer!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the sound and games  ...  "
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" ...  Yes she will play games with you! ... You can choose from kids games, adult games, family games, single player, multiplayer, game show games .  ...  "
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" ...  Love the games with my daughter!  ...  "
Returns
 9
amazon, would, replacement, replace, get
+11%
-89%
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" ...  Will return and purchase something other than this.  ...  "
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" ...  need this replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried two more times with the same result.  ...  "
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" ...  If I knew that is the extent to which it works I would have certainly returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it  ...  "
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" ...  And Amazon says I'm past the replacement cutoff.  ...  "
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" ...  I was placed on hold, told I couldn’t get a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Getting a refund on my purchase, would rather have had dots that were built correctly.  ...  "
Clock
 8
weather, setting, reminders, news, say
+100%
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" ...  I am contemplating getting the show 5 next to replace my alarm clock!  ...  "
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" ...  She is our alarm, radio, and news.  ...  "
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" ...  So being able to connect my Roomba and alarm system was of interest.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the echo for everything from morning alarm, music and quick answers to playful betsand so much more!  ...  "
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" ...  It is also great for setting timers or alarms or reminders! ... I just ordered another version for my bedroom to replace my alarm clock and CD player!  ...  "
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" ...  I use it as an alarm clock and love the “routines” you can set  ...  "
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" ...  Alarm and morning weather, this day in history and local news to start my day.  ...  "
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" ...  From news, weather, sports recaps, to setting an alarm, and adding notification reminders Alexa is right on it.  ...  "
FM
 7
sound, music, volume, room, playing
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I listen to music and radio stations in the office and the sound quality is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Play XM radio at home  ...  "
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" ...  Have one in Family Room paired to a high end Bluetooth speaker & my music & radio stations sound fantastic  ...  "
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" ...  The sound when I'm playing Pandora radio is better than I thought it would be.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is very good and I was able to tune into my favorite radio station.  ...  "
Bass
 6
sound, music, base, hear, fuzzy
+100%
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" ...   I love my Echo Dot the sound is great when you really want to jam to some music the base is not all there other than that it's a great product it can hear me All the way outside all the way up the stairs too i am a mother also with an Autistic son And now he can ask alexa anything about the day he loves it too ☺️☺️☺️ It is not a beat pill but it really does the job  ...  "
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" ...  If you’re looking for “booming bass” when you play music this is not it.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity and bass will surprise you for the size of the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I raised the treble as high as it would let me but still has a lot of bass in the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass down on the Echo Dot is out of this world what a nice sound it is I love it  ...  "
Wifi
 6
home, smart, security, password, one
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I don’t like having to connect to a different WiFi when I travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi was connected but still wouldn't link.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi through app  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 5
use, sounds, room, music
+100%
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" ...  After enjoying sleep sounds and music, I ordered another for the front room/kitchen area!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this product my wife got it for me and I use it for music to sleep or reminders to take meds and go to appointments.  ...  "
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" ...  Tucked away across the room we hetnlulled to sleep with rainforest sounds every night.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice to have on a nightstand to play some relaxing music and sound to help sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my second "dot", I have this in my bedroom for the sleep features and it will turn out my side table light with the smart plug.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
advertised
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Exactly what was described.  ...  "
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" ...  works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as advertised.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 5
music
+100%
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" ...  The Echo Dot 3rd generation blows it out of the water.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, our phones will not get wet while in the shower.  ...  "
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" ...  Great when taking a shower!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to put in my bathroom to listen while I’m in the shower.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought so I can listen to my audiobooks and music in the tub!!  ...  "
Comfort
 5
turn, hands
+100%
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" ...  one of the functions that we use most at home is to turn the lights on and off, it is very comfortable to turn them off from your bed when neither of you wants to get up, although I miss playing rock, paper and scissors with my husband to see who gets up to turn off the light, lol.  ...  "
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" ...  convenient, hands-free operation of lights, locks etc  ...  "
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" ...  This is perfect when my hands are tied up.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly Recommend this to anyone who loves the convenience of a hands-free, multi useful device.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
gets, done
+100%
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" ...  Really quite good at most tasks.  ...  "
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" ...  It was really smaller then I thought, however it gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  It answers fast.  ...  "
Baking
 3
+100%
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" ...  Another advantage that I love is being able to put my favorite music while I cook without needing to stop chopping my vegetables.  ...  "
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" ...  mostly use to listen to music and podcasts in the kitchen while baking— super convenient to have a hands free device.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it in the kitchen for music while cooking.  ...  "

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