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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
Setting it up was really easy and we had it up and running in no time. The device is tiny and unobtrusive, except you have to make sure to leave at least 8 inches clearance to avoid interference. This hasn't stopped the Dot from being temperamental and telling us how she doesn't understand our questions or playing the wrong song.
When it works properly it is really helpful and I love asking it to play some music from the kitchen. No more touching my phone with greasy hands!
The speaker is not too bad overall. I really don't see the need for a normal sized Echo.
A few weeks before Christmas we got a Samsung SmartThings Starter Kit, this has made all the difference. We had the Christmas tree lights plugged to the smart plug, all we had to do was say: "Alexa, turn the Christmas tree on" and it will go on without a hitch. I absolutely loved it. I have now changed it to the lamp in the lounge and it's been equally great.
My biggest issue is that it sometimes stops listening before we finish asking a question/making a request. When it gets grumpy like this, the only way to ask a question is by pressing the dot button. This is really frustrating and it doesn't tend to fix itself unless you disconnect it.
I'm sure with time these teething issues will be fixed and we will find other things we love about our Echo Dot, but for now it feels like a really limited and frustrating device. But I wouldn't write it off just yet.
Unfortunately the novelty does wear off after some time and I'm actually using the USB cable for another device (as it has a fantastic length of cable), but this shouldn't put you off as I'm hoping to bring Alexa back to life once I get my Spotify premium subscription!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Echo Dot ships in a very small package. The box itself is tiny, and Amazon have done a great job with the packaging here (it terms of being green). Included in the box is the Echo Dot unit, a USB to mini USB cable, 9v wall plug (not needed if you are connecting to an existing USB hub) and instructions/warranty information. I was actually up and running a lot quicker this time around (compared with the standard Echo) as I had already installed the app, and knew exactly what to do.
SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES
The Echo Dot is pretty much the same device as its older brother. It has the same buttons, layout, LED ring and 7 microphones The build quality and aesthetics are also identical, albeit in a smaller form-factor. From a functional perspective, I have noticed a similar performance in voice control and feedback.
The Dot is also much, much smaller. For this reason alone, this may actually be a more inviting purchase if space is limited. This is due to Amazon removing the speaker the 2.5” woofer and 2.5” tweeter from the unit (which was not great, but still very listenable). The Dot does have a speaker, but it honestly is bad! My iPhone speaker sounds bette, to be perfectly honest.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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