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Echo Dot 3rd Gen bundle with Amazon Smart Plug Charcoal

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Review Summary - 967 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 228
sound, speaker, sound quality, sounds, echo
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The sound is amazing for such a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound when I'm playing Pandora radio is better than I thought it would be.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Stereo sound out of this is amazing given its small size  ...  "
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" ...  Mainly I play music that I like.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it primary for music streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  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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" ...  The sound is awesome  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 207
echo dot, echo, music, smart, love
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This is our second echo dot we just love them.  ...  "
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" ...  It works fine but couldn't do the app since I have a Goodgle Phone. ... But was able to download via my Fire tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is able to play a variety of audible books and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Echo Dot is awesome  ...  "
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" ...  Love versatility of echo  ...  "
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" ...  Love having my Alexa for listening to music, setting timers, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I love Alexa! ... This is a great device!  ...  "
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" ...  I was so happy with the devise that I casually mentioned my desire for a second Echo Dot for my Christmas List. ... Even more "mature' people can manage Alexa!  ...  "
Software Platform
 174
echo dot, app, google, echo, smart
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I like the Echo dot in general and Alexa is quite helpful as well  ...  "
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" ...  I love my Alexa  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot responded as I had thought it would.  ...  "
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" ...  This additional Alexa device in my home adds to the conveniences of Alexa by extending all the Alexa functions to an additional room.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my echo dot, it can do amazing things  ...  "
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" ...  Once I figured out the correct app fir the dot I was/am a happy camper  ...  "
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" ...  I really like how much the Alexa can do in comparison to the Google home, and believe me I've had both. ... I'd recommend alexa versus Google any day.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa now in the whole house  ...  "
Capacity
 71
room, bedroom, family, echo, music
+99%
-1%
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" ...  I use the small ones in bedrooms.  ...  "
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" ...  We have one in every room.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for small rooms like the kitchen or bathroom.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 3 in the house in a music group and one gen 2 and when you walk in the room with the Gen 2 its like night and day when they are playing.  ...  "
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" ...  Have it in the downstairs bedroom and works seamlessly with the Echo unit upstairs  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered this while it was on sale, as a second dot in the house. ... However, for the money and having a second dot in the house, it works great for the purpose.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fact that you can move it room to room.  ...  "
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" ...  Even guards your house :)  ...  "
Ease of Use
 62
set, easy to set, use, easy to use, app
+94%
-6%
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" ...  So easy to set up and easy to get answers for your questions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up and love to use!  ...  "
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" ...  It's very convenient  ...  "
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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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" ...  Kinda easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and does so many things.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing sound so easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy Robert up and use.  ...  "
Volume
 48
sound, volume, loud, music, bathroom
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Stereo sound out of this is amazing given its small size  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is ok, but is good enough for the small room it is in.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality and loud!  ...  "
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" ...  Impressively loud speakers and works well with integrating with other home smart tech.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality for a little speaker is exceptional.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect when you can add it to your louder sound systems and controlled.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality speaker. ... Everyone uses the communication speaker to speaker all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  Love my baby Alexa for the bedroom / bathroom.  ...  "
Call quality
 45
alexa, echo, call, calls, voice recognition
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Alexa is so handy to have around, She answers all the questions and plays all the music we want to hear.  ...  "
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" ...  Voice control is great.  ...  "
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" ...  If you talk about her she’ll start talking back.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased with my Echo dot but I wish the tone of her voice was a bit deeper  ...  "
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" ...  Very good voice pickup.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter called my phone from hers and I talked over her Echo!  ...  "
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" ...  I am still new to the echo dot so I may have to set up the voice recognition.  ...  "
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" ...  I continue to buy Echos/Echo Dots since I had the first one.  ...  "
Apps
 33
alexa, music, google, voice, pandora
+79%
-21%
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" ...  When I want music, I say Alexa, play Spotify!  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa has a ton more skills than Google ever thought of.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  However when it comes to certain topics/skills I think there can be some improvement with syncing from the app. ... After a few days she finally recognized the details from the app and synchronized  ...  "
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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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" ...  No problem use change it on the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect music apps like Pandora and operate the Alexa App.  ...  "
Setup
 31
set, install, setup, easy to set, devices
+87%
-13%
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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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" ...  The dot was easy to set up - plug it in and it just about does all the rest.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up is a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to add to the network since I have two others in my house :)  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing sound so easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up and love to use!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Easy to install and use.  ...  "
As Gift
 31
bought, mother s day, love, thought, received
+100%
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" ...  Bought it for a gift and they love it.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift and they love it  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for my daughter and she loved it  ...  "
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" ...  Best gift I brought for my little sister  ...  "
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" ...  a gift from our son after I listened to his Echo at his home, I am still getting use to all the features, and enjoy the song quality, it is like having another person in the house , when I ask questions, weather etc.  ...  "
For Kids
 24
games, show, questions, love, gift
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We bought this for our daughter for her birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  You can choose from kids games, adult games, family games, single player, multiplayer, game show games . ... This entertained my older kids for the longest!  ...  "
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" ...  Never used it yet but the wife and kids love it  ...  "
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" ...  Able to set a choir list for kids after school song with reminders for the family.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use my kids love it I gotta order one for me cause my wife took my 😁  ...  "
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" ...  I got it at basically half price so I picked up multiple dots initially to use as intercoms for my teen kids since they are usually locked in their bedrooms usually deep into some video game.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave DOTs and a SHOW to our children and grandchildren so we can video chat easily.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love asking it the weather  ...  "
Product Reliability
 23
stopped, one, unplug, months, days
+26%
-74%
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" ...  It quit working after a month.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is junk it won’t stay online at all!  ...  "
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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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" ...  What we don't like is having no way to completely shut it off.  ...  "
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" ...  Have to unplug it every few days to get it to work correctly.  ...  "
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" ...  Beware the product is designed to fail after 90 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Tired to get a replacement since we only had it for three months.  ...  "
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" ...  She was taken to the hospital and died a week later.  ...  "
Price
 23
money, worth, good, get, 99
+100%
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" ...  Worth checking out if you were interested in a smart home at all!  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound and quick response at a very nominal price.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this product, definitely worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Great price point, poor sound quality  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the cost  ...  "
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" ...  I got this at a good price ($29.99), a day later it went up $20. ... I would buy again (at the $29.99 price).  ...  "
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" ...  I got this on sale and it is well with the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Brilliant little device for a tiny amount of money.  ...  "
For Fun
 21
much, lot of fun, getting, use, playing
+100%
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" ...  Very useful for getting Information and Entertainment fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it’s easy and fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone who comes over to my house has fun playing with it a little.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to engage while getting ready.  ...  "
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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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" ...  this thing is great I don't know why I waited so long to get this echo, I love it lot of fun tohave.  ...  "
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" ...  a lot of fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Love my Alexa so much fun my grandsons use it all the time as I do  ...  "
Size
 18
small, sound, old, unit, speaker
+100%
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" ...  Decent sounds quality for it's size.  ...  "
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" ...  Stereo sound out of this is amazing given its small size  ...  "
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" ...  It's very convenient  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size of the unit!  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy device  ...  "
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" ...  This is so small and unobtrusive. ... It's perfect for a small space and works great!!  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size to fit on a nightstand.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is very good for its 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  ...  "
Controls
 13
alexa, play, song, time, like
+77%
-23%
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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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" ...  I like how I can play any type of music.  ...  "
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" ...  It plays music controls the TV .  ...  "
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" ...  Always right there to play my favorite song.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it to turn on and off lights, daily briefings and music.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  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 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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" ...  I am going to get light switches so I can turn off their room when they leave it.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it has many features, skills, and can adapt somewhat to you.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the New away features.  ...  "
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" ...  Now thinking about getting another one and adding a light switch here and there.  ...  "
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" ...  Not living in the USA not all the features are available but still great!  ...  "
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" ...  Just getting to know all the features and having a blast !  ...  "
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" ...  I use the timer function more than anything on it.  ...  "
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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" ...  Bluetooth speaker for patio and inside home  ...  "
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" ...  I would definitely recommend this for even the full price, I love how I can connect it to different Bluetooth speakers and just use the Dot for a voice remote basically.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it mainly as a Bluetooth speaker very nice!  ...  "
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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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" ...  I love this little thing, I was expecting to have to buy a bluetooth speaker because I thought the sound would be extremely low but I was so wrong.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 13
sounds, better, sound quality, like, even
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Looks great and sounds good.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great stylish look and sounds great  ...  "
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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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" ...  This third generation one looks and sounds even better.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I am enjoying it and like its new look.  ...  "
Network
 12
wifi, works, upstairs, bedroom, around
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Have it in the downstairs bedroom and works seamlessly with the Echo unit upstairs  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for guest bedroom love it  ...  "
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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  ...  "
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" ...  Had worked in the past with the TLink Deco M5 mesh network. ... No hidden networks involved.  ...  "
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" ...  I like having another device upstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  Very receptive even at long range distances.  ...  "
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" ...  Even guards your house :)  ...  "
Gaming
 10
game, playing, kids, changer, show
+100%
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" ...  Love playing trivia games, keeping my shopping list straight!!  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot is a game changer!  ...  "
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" ...  Song quiz and other games so fun to play with your kids !  ...  "
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" ...  Game changer for me!  ...  "
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" ...  You can play games on it and listen to the radio along with recipes.  ...  "
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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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