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Echo Dot 3rd Gen bundle with Amazon Smart Plug Charcoal

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9.1
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Total Reviews
999
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Review Summary - 965 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Sound Quality
 231
speaker, sound quality, sounds, echo, dot
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Sound quality is not as good as the echo plus. ... I tend to use the Echo Plus more as it's clearer and crisper sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Mostly use it to listen to music.  ...  "
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" ...  I had tried the Echo at my workplace and loved its sound- so I was worried about this device being less than half its size. ... The sound is great even though the size is small!  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot has terrific sound - I love it for playing music - I added a wall mount and it doesn’t muffle the sound at all and is completely out of sight!  ...  "
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" ...  Better quality, Better design, Better speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  I ask for any type of music genre at night and it is restful.  ...  "
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" ...  It sounds great. ... I think it sounds as good as the larger echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Bigger speaker for better sound!  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 213
echo dot, echo, smart, dots, dot
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Too funny, love my echo 3  ...  "
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" ...  Love our Alexa!  ...  "
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" ...  I am still learning about the Echo Dot but so far it meets my expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  I never had an Alexa product before this so I didn’t really know what to expect, but I love it! ... Whether you’re trying to get a start in turning your home into a smart home or just want to have a good all-in-one virtual assistant, I would highly recommend this!  ...  "
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" ...  We have two Echo Dots and use them as intercoms from house to shop.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the echo dot.  ...  "
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" ...  It just an a around amazing device.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is so useful with everything.  ...  "
Software Platform
 167
echo dot, echo, echo dot 3rd, google, dot 3rd gen
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Alexa, write a review for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Loving this device and switched from the google Home we had prior.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have three amazon echo dots.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely beats Google assist hands down.  ...  "
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" ...  Many devices and products have the Alexa interface intergrated which makes it perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy having Alexa read the audiobooks  ...  "
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" ...  We have 3 of the 3rd gen echo dot and 1 2nd gen I upgraded two of them.  ...  "
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" ...  I wrote 3 of the first 1,000 skills for the Amazon Echo when it first came out as part of a developer program. ... I received a first generation Echo, which has been absolutely fantastic. ... I wrote a few more skills and got a few more first generation Echo Dots. ... Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and my wife saw the third-generation Echo Dot at an Amazon pop-up store at the mall.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 74
easy, easy to use, setup, set, use
+99%
-1%
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" ...  The echo was very easy to set up and use right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use but you need amazon music so we just signed up for prime since we wanted tv also  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to use and I love the "drop in" feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and I can ask Alexus for a joke.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes voice activation very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  If I had known how easy it is to use and how useful I would have purchased one myself earlier.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and set up.  ...  "
Volume
 65
volume, loud, sound quality, music, louder
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I have it in my bedroom and love using it to play music before bed.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds good for something small.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is really good and even at max volume it sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  Truthfully, the sound is ok. At low volume or high volumes it gives acceptable audio. ... The only thing that could make this better is a little bit richer sound from the internal speaker (which, again isn't bad).  ...  "
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" ...  I like that this echo dot is much louder than the previous generation.  ...  "
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" ...  Just for music at home to relax .  ...  "
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" ...  Very good and plenty loud works just like the bigger ones.  ...  "
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" ...  This Echo dot is much better than the 2nd generation speaker. ... The sound quality and volume level of this is FAR superior to the 2nd generation.  ...  "
Capacity
 59
bedroom, room, living room, echo, rooms
+100%
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" ...  A must have in any house!!  ...  "
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" ...  great for dorm living  ...  "
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" ...  We installed two dots and one Echo in the house and we love them.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought 2 so we can have 1 upstairs and 1 on the main floor.  ...  "
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" ...  One for our main living area and one for my bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  So handy to have in our bedroom  ...  "
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" ...  We placed the Dot outside on the patio, it is very convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave the Echo Dot as a thank you for caring for my house.  ...  "
Call quality
 47
hear, echo, alexa, hearing, generation
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Not sure what I can really do with it yet but the voice recognition is spot on and the volume is impressive for such a small device  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to play music, check the weather and make phone calls.  ...  "
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" ...  I like this product as I use it as an intercom  ...  "
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" ...  I tend to use the Echo Plus more as it's clearer and crisper sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes voice activation very easy.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I was also able to dictate a phone number to it and 'she' called it (was a land line) - sounds on my end was good, but the person I was talking to, said it sounded slightly echo-ish.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo is great  ...  "
For Kids
 44
kids, year old, son, loves, old
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Music and my 8 yrs old son  ...  "
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" ...  My 5 year old daughter also love using it!  ...  "
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" ...  I wasn't sure I wanted one, but my son was visiting and talked highly of his so I decided to take advantage of the sale and order one.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Dot was purchased for my 9 year old son and he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids use it- very convenient and I want another one!  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love it in their room.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves this object  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for son  ...  "
For Fun
 39
useful, music, fun to use, family, questions
+100%
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" ...  I love it, I have no complaints I've been having so much fun asking it questiony.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun to use for the first time easy to get along with the only other woman in the houseEasy and fun to learn.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun .  ...  "
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" ...  Fun technology that helps me access music (makes it easier) and my kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...  Also free time was fun to play Disney music.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun little echo  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun to explore it's potential.  ...  "
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" ...  it's fun to use and get information on the spot  ...  "
Apps
 38
app, alexa, apps, skill, google
+71%
-29%
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" ...  He asks Alexa to tell him jokes every day, listens to music, and gets sports stats.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to solve math problems and to watch movies and YouTube  ...  "
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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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" ...  My favorite feature is you can link Alexa to your Xbox and tell her to turn it on, off, launch a game, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I do have some problems with Alexa selecting songs with similar names to what’s in my library from the cloud instead of from my library.  ...  "
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" ...  Set reminders listing to news updates listing to music bad is when music plays you had to almost screem out the commands else alexa don't here you  ...  "
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" ...  Great for music, alarms, playing games by yourself or with friends, and quick searches on the web.  ...  "
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" ...  Access the news and play music are two of the things I use it for.  ...  "
Setup
 37
easy, set, easy to install, easy to setup, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  Amazon: Fix the set up problems with proper instructions!!  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was literally plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I wanted, easy set up, fast shipping!  ...  "
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" ...  It took 10 minutes each to set them up.  ...  "
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" ...  Was packaged well and easy to activate.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot was easy to set up and ready to be used within a few short minutes.  ...  "
Price
 27
money, worth the money, worth, well worth, waste
+85%
-15%
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" ...  So you could say The Dot can save money too.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t compare to my main echo, but not a bad device for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  Great speaker for the price though.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the purchase in my eyes! ... For the great price they run it at, it really is worth the try!  ...  "
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" ...  For the price you can't be beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price .  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth the extra money to buy this one over the 2nd generation.  ...  "
Features
 25
lights, turn, light, smart, yellow
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I can’t wait to add other products like the light bulbs.  ...  "
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" ...  It would be nice if Amazon would enable some basic features like alarms to run internally.  ...  "
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" ...  I still haven't utilized all the features yet, but she hasn't failed to answer the questions that I have asked.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how it works with smart plugs to turn on or of lights.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m also very impressed with the customization options as well as all the extra add ons you can equip it with to make it pretty much cater to your every need!  ...  "
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" ...  A lot of features  ...  "
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" ...  Exceeded my expectations — very helpful and many different features.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it for music mostly but its got some REALLY cool features!  ...  "
Size
 23
compact, speaker, small, portable, handy
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Perfect size and so helpful to daily tasks!  ...  "
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" ...  Like it’s portable size.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is great even though the size is small!  ...  "
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" ...  I put one by my desk and one by my bed.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the size and utility  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a second one for traveling because they are the perfect size.  ...  "
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" ...  It has great sound quality for its size.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and pleasing design allows it to blend in with any decor.  ...  "
Marketplace
 19
works, product, described, far, best
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Works just as I expected and was described !  ...  "
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" ...  I got it for $1 dollar on a promotion Amazon had.  ...  "
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" ...  I always prefer a sooner date than a later date from what has been told or promised to me.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect amazon product  ...  "
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" ...  Unobtrusive and works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Several stores were out of stock so I ordered through Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  so, yeah, Amazon strikes again.  ...  "
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" ...  on time and as advertised.  ...  "
Design
 19
nice, look, looking, design, decor
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Like the new look seems to work well  ...  "
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" ...  The look is better too.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks very nice and stylish.  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and pleasing design allows it to blend in with any decor.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the design of this product compared to the older version.  ...  "
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" ...  Well made.and very nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks much better.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds & looks Great!  ...  "
Gaming
 16
music, plays, playing, play, love
+100%
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" ...  She plays trivia games well, orders things off amazon, and the speakers sound good, thats about the end of what it does well.  ...  "
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" ...  Kids love the extra games and such on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is a lot of fun and plays games with the family, sometimes for hours!!  ...  "
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" ...  I love all of the features and games.  ...  "
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" ...  For instance, I just asked what time an English soccer game plays on Saturday.  ...  "
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" ...  Plays music and games and live radio or podcasts and all sorts of stuff.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for music, alarms, playing games by yourself or with friends, and quick searches on the web.  ...  "
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" ...  We love it &I'm telling everyone how great this is .we play songs ,play games all kinds of other stuff.  ...  "
Controls
 16
play, alexa, weather, turn, volume
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Use it to set alarms, timer, and music.  ...  "
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" ...  Wished I could get Alexa to play country gospel music.  ...  "
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" ...  Love being able to play music, never having to touch a button .  ...  "
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" ...  It does not play music as the same quality as Alexa, but it is fantastic for all other functions.  ...  "
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" ...  I love it I can call people on it, i listen to music i can command Alexa to turn on lights, I listen to weather jokes I can custom it to say what I want to respond.  ...  "
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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 that you can play music, ask questions and get language translations.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that I can just talk to Alexa without pushing any buttons and that I can listen to my music from my phone without touching it  ...  "
Clock
 16
echo, clock, weather, alarms, set alarms
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I had an old clock radio in my bathroom.  ...  "
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" ...  She wakes me up every morning to my favorite radio station.  ...  "
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" ...  I mostly use the Echo for music, my alarm clock, and to check the weather. ... I have this one in my bedroom and use it for an alarm every morning!  ...  "
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" ...  As I did research on my kids request for an alarm clock in the morning I found the Echo Dot. ... When comparing prices of alarm clocks, the ECHO this was a no brainer. ... They set their alarm and find out the weather for the next day so they know how to dress For school.  ...  "
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" ...  The echo dot has helped me be more organized with the ability to set reminders, alarms etc  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like having a phone, clock, radio, and personal assist.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Its a clock, weather report.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 16
stopped, reset, months, month, last
+50%
-50%
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" ...  $2 a month here, $5 a month there, $9 a month for this, $12 a month for that.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe it’s defective  ...  "
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" ...  My Echo Dot 3rd gen broke in less than 3 months. ... It appears corrupted someplace as a factory reset, deregistering, and re-registering all have failed.  ...  "
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" ...  Con: I got it in Nov (4 months ago) and the speaker is crackling like its going bad.  ...  "
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" ...  up until the moment it stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  There was no way to have this stopped. ... I'm going to give it a few days chance when I see about connecting a few lights and other and see how that works (though I do know that to make it work remote, I'll need to connect to my phone, but I'm setting up a Line2 disposable number so if I want to be done with it, I simply delete the Line2 and number.  ...  "
As Gift
 15
received, gifts, bought, years, got
+100%
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" ...  My husband bought it for me as an anniversary gift .  ...  "
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" ...  Asked for it as a gift for 3 years.  ...  "
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" ...  We received this as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I received this as a gift and I love it .  ...  "
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" ...  This makes a perfect gift and an Awesome product overall!  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought 6 so far for home and gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave these as gifts!  ...  "
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" ...  we love our echo dots and now we have 4, and have bought some for gifts  ...  "
Bluetooth
 12
speaker, alexa, find, device, tooth
+100%
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" ...  For the price, it blows every other Bluetooth away.  ...  "
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" ...  Not to mention that it can be connected via Bluetooth and any device.  ...  "
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" ...  Not the best Bluetooth speaker but very good smart speaker  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker on it's own is perfect when you're in the room, or you can easily pair it with a bluetooth speaker, which I did to take elsewhere in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  The ability to play your music through other systems through the aux jack or by Bluetooth is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  You can use it in smaller rooms without a separate speaker or you can add a bluetooth or audio cable directly to a speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  For Bluetooth speaker cum Alexa  ...  "
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" ...  I current use a different bluetooth speaker but I love Alexa and the easy features ♡♡  ...  "
Comfort
 10
wearing, set, ring, pain, love
+90%
-10%
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" ...  For a person with a traumatic brain injury this thing is a blessing  ...  "
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" ...  Also bigger I like that it has a cloth feel as well  ...  "
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" ...  Best money ive ever spent, hands down.  ...  "
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" ...  My ring is black and I like the way it looks on my hand.  ...  "
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" ...  I love being able to ask her to play any song that pops into my head.  ...  "
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" ...  I love having this by my bedside for hard to fall asleep nights.  ...  "
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" ...  What can you say about rubber rings you squeeze.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the reason I started out on this adventure of using "robot" like objects to ease the pain of being OLD!  ...  "
Delivery
 8
received, product, ordered, one, item
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Fast delivery and item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived as advertised and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Love her, fast delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Product was back ordered but came faster then it had stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered second one for my downstairs.  ...  "
Cleaning
 7
really, one, looks, dirty, cleaning
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Enjoy to music while cleaning or making dinner.  ...  "
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" ...  It's compact, sleek and clean looking.  ...  "
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" ...  You can be cleaning, doing dishes, or laundry and with a verbal command BAM you have your song.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice clean look so it fits right into the decor.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the Alexa Dot but it got really dirty and it isn’t coming off. ... I either want to find a way that will clean it or get a new one.  ...  "
Bass
 6
sound, muffled, voice, treble, heavy
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The voice is bass heavy making it sound a bit muffled but that can be adjusted.  ...  "
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" ...  The mini size woofer gives it the umph to hear such a better clarity and sound quality for the prize.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 6
use, thing, play, noise, night
+83%
-17%
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" ...  We use it for ambient noise while we sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  The best thing is it is a fun way to be sure we keep a consistent sleep schedule.  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite is the guided sleep mediation skill. ... Its a mix between relaxing voice with the military 2 minute sleep muscle relaxation.  ...  "
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" ...  We tried a baby monitor, after two nights of no sleep there had to be a better solution.  ...  "
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" ...  but mostly I use the Echo dot to play rain sounds while I sleep.  ...  "
Wifi
 6
wi fi, get, connection, streaming, spent
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I have GREAT wifi connection and have spent a lot of money to make sure of it because Alexa always tells me my devices are not responding and to check connection. ... After spending hundreds of dollars on modems and the highest quality WiFi package she continues to do the same.  ...  "
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" ...  It's an easy set up to connect to wi-fi.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Once it was up to the wifi in That home it works beautifully.  ...  "
Network
 6
wifi, throughout, range, connection, bought
+100%
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" ...  We bought 2 so we can have 1 upstairs and 1 on the main floor.  ...  "
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" ...  Hoping to connect the Dot wirelessly throughout the whole house.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll still probably end up getting 2 more for other rooms in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it was up to the wifi in That home it works beautifully.  ...  "
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" ...  They work great as long as our internet connection doesn’t crash.  ...  "
Returns
 5
sent, return, refund, back, tried
-100%
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" ...  Would return if I was in the USA.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried complaining to supervisor, again I never get through.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided to stick it out for over a month and now unfortunately I can't return it, so don't make the same mistake I did.  ...  "
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" ...  They run you around in circles and a little reluctant to admit the unit might be defective and reluctant to refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I sent it back today.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
described, advertised
+100%
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" ...  on time and as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as I expected and was described !  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Unobtrusive and works as advertised.  ...  "
FM
 5
clock radio, alexa
+100%
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" ...  You can also pick up local radio stations on it.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it mainly to listen to the radio.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like having a phone, clock, radio, and personal assist.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a promotion for signing up for Sirius Radio.  ...  "
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" ...  All I do now is say "Alexa, play 88.7 FM" and it comes in very clearly.  ...  "
Fit
 4
love, look, decor, clean, asleep
+100%
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" ...  This is the second fit we own.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice clean look so it fits right into the decor.  ...  "
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" ...  I love having this by my bedside for hard to fall asleep nights.  ...  "
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" ...  No bubble wrap or paper to protect the precious dot.  ...  "
Battery Life
 4
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Has no internal battery.  ...  "
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" ...  No battery must have a power soucre another negative.  ...  "
For Running
 3
really, music, worth, price
+100%
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" ...  For the great price they run it at, it really is worth the try!  ...  "
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" ...  I use it mostly to play music while on the treadmill.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like this product and use it for my GYM playing exercise music in my garage.  ...  "
Frequencies
 3
even, app, volume, voice, muffled
-100%
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" ...  The voice is very muffled as if it is covered by a thick blanket, and this is even after trying to tweak the base/treble using the app.  ...  "
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" ...  I went to the app put the bass to '0', the mid and treble to almost max and it's still to bassey.  ...  "
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" ...  Any treble even at low volume is crackly and distorted.  ...  "
Notifications
 3
device, reminders, phone, app, alarms
+100%
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" ...  Provides notifications and messages on account which is convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very handy device from setting reminders to alarms.  ...  "
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" ...  It gives only so many characters to write your message.  ...  "
Baking
 3
cooking, one
+100%
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" ...  use it in the kitchen while cooking .  ...  "
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" ...  Love hearing my music though here especially while cooking.  ...  "
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" ...  I use one when I’m baking and another one for getting up in the morning.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Yes
WIFI