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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black
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- Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
- Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn
- Controls lights, switches, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
- Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
- Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled device
- Always getting smarter - Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new features and skills
Top Customer Reviews
I bought the Dot along with the Netatmo Thermostat for a discount price in the Black Friday sales, and this has spiralled into a whirlwind of home automation products.
From the Smart home perspective the echo / dot really just create a voice interface to enable you to link in to your smart appliances. It is very convenient to ask alexa to put the kettle on when you're in front of the TV and you know the adverts are coming on, but she can't make the Tea for you yet. It works very well at completeing multiple tasks with a simple command as well. There are currently fewer integrations in the UK than in the US but more skills are appearing day by day.
As a standalone product with no smart home equipment Alexa is still a very usable device. She will answer questions, stream music, create shopping and to do lists, keep track of your diary, give you the news and weather, and you still won't have scratched the surface. Of course all of this is reliant on a stable wifi connection, I haven't had any problems with dropouts but I know that others have reported intermittent problems but this could be down to their internet provider so not necesarily the fault of the echo.
The voice recognition is very good, placement of the product is critical. Amazon recommend that the dot is placed at least 8 inches from any walls on a flat surface. This should also be worded to include away from other objects such as ornaments etc by the same distance. The top of the device has 7 microphones in a ring which it uses to listen to you. If you place it near to another object you will confuse it as the sensitive microphones pick up the inaudible echos you can't hear.Read more ›
Right, first things first, the dot arrived the day after ordering, packaged neatly in a typical Amazon rip cord cardboard envelope and inside that you find the Dot product box. Once you break the seal on that you are presented with Alexa in all of her glory along with the mains cable and a couple of small brochures that include your warranty guide, a brief set up guide for getting started and a card with a few suggestions for things to ask Alexa just to give you an idea of what she can do. I won't deny, I was seriously relieved at this as if there's one thing I detest it's when you buy an electrical product and find you have something akin to the size of a phone book to read just to get it switched on so brief, concise instructions was a blessing as far as I was concerned! It didn't take long to realise that the reason they can get away with such a small set of directions is because Alexa takes very little effort to get up and running. It was a case of downloading the free app on my phone, then connecting her to the bluetooth (i.e. pairing) and plugging in my wifi password.Read more ›
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The main reason for buying the dot is that we have British Gas Hive heating and also Hive light bulbs throughout the house. Now that the Dot has been released I can now control my heating and lights by voice.
I decided to go with the smaller dot as this one is in the living room where I have a Samsung Bluetooth soundbar and subwoofer which I can connect to my new Dot if required by simply asking the Dot to connect to connect to our Bluetooth soundbar.
The quality of the inbuilt speaker in the Dot is not bad for the size of the device and is loud and can be heard clearly from other rooms.
The Dot truly is wonderful and is so simple to setup and use. When music is playing from the device I can still say the keyword and she picks me up over the playing music. I have also tested the Dot from my Kitchen, Hallway and also our furthest away bedroom and she can pickup my voice and understands me nearly every time.
If you have a good home Bluetooth speaker system that you will be connecting this too then buy this version and not the dearer £149 Echo.That's really the only difference between the two (better inbuilt speaker) so save your money and buy this Dot if you have your own home sound system.
I have attached a video that I took showing the Dot working in our house.
All I can say is if you have a smart heating system, wireless plugs or hive/hue lights then go the full hog and control them with your voice!
Check out my video that I took with the Amazon Echo Dot in action.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Son totally loved this Echo Dot ...better than he expected ...arrived very quickly all the way to Guernsey, Channel Isles..Packaging perfect ..very happy with my purchasePublished 7 hours ago by Gsygirl
The main thing I am going is to test it, for I'm thinking I might use it or something similar to help Mum, I have an idea for voice control based on Amiga software is she can turn... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by davidpirouet
Love this echo dot! It's easy to use and is really good for my memory. Really handy for around the home too. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Topaz