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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017)
alaAverage 3.9

14 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 63/100 and experts rate this product 92/100.

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Expert review by : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) review: This is the Echo most people should buy

 

The least-expensive Echo does everything its pricier siblings do, but you should spring for an outboard speaker if you want it to play music.

Very inexpensive ; Works with a broad range of smart-home products and services ; Compact in size

Alexa is less sophisticated than Google Assistant ; Microphones don't cope well in environments with loud ambient noise ; Lousy speaker (add your own)

I predict that Google Home will be the better digital assistant for the smart home—eventually. Google has better speech recognition and a stronger AI effort. And you can ask contextual follow-up questions without having to say “Okay Google” again. But...

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) review

 

Apple is rumored to be working on a Siri-powered smart home speaker with built-in cameras. The Google Home smart speaker could go on sale as soon as tomorrow , October 4.

The second-gen, mini-sized Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the first at nearly half the cost, and it's better at hearing you, too. It's also the only Echo product you can connect to an existing audio setup.

Amazon's Echo products still can't offer audio that syncs across multiple devices in multiple rooms.

The new and improved Echo Dot takes Amazon's best-in-class smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package.

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) review

 

Apple is rumored to be working on a Siri-powered smart home speaker with built-in cameras. The Google Home smart speaker could go on sale as soon as tomorrow , October 4.

The second-gen, mini-sized Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the first at nearly half the cost, and it's better at hearing you, too. It's also the only Echo product you can connect to an existing audio setup.

Amazon's Echo products still can't offer audio that syncs across multiple devices in multiple rooms.

The new and improved Echo Dot takes Amazon's best-in-class smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa goes everywhere

 

Amazon may have all-but stumbled onto its hit Echo speaker and the smart Alexa assistant that powers it, but the new $49.99 Echo Dot proves the retailer has no intention of letting that momentum slip. Resembling a hockey puck rather than the column of...

Most affordable way to get Alexa functionality ; Fast, accurate voice recognition ; Aggressive roll-out of new skills

No digital audio output ; Audio cable not included ; Multi-zone audio support not supported

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Brown (pcworld.in)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) review: This is the Echo most people should buy

 

When I reviewed the Amazon Echo 13 months ago, I predicted that people would want one in every room. The Echo can control your home's lighting, play music, estimate your commute time, operate a timer, answer trivia questions, read books and news...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (techaeris.com)

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen review: I’m addicted to Alexa!

 

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen review: I'm addicted to Alexa!

Easy to use, minimal design so it'll save space, fun to ask or say stuff and get a response

Some minor latency, but can be fixed

For the price of $49.99USD you really can't go wrong if you don't mind getting a smaller version of the Amazon Echo.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen review: I'm addicted to Alexa!

 

Amazon has released the second generation of their smaller Echo, and our Echo Dot review takes a look at this reasonably priced AI device.

Easy to use, minimal design so it'll save space, fun to ask or say stuff and get a response.

Some minor latency, but can be fixed.

If you’re not really into the whole AI concept, that’s definitely not a problem at all as it’s not really mainstream, but you can’t help but think it’s cool. For the price of $49.99 you really can’t go wrong if you don’t mind getting a smaller version...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : CNET.com (cnetfrance.fr)

Test : Amazon Echo Dot (2ème génération)

 

Cette nouvelle version améliorée de l'enceinte connectée Echo Dot reprend la recette qui a fait le succès de sa grande sœur à un tarif encore plus abordable.

L’Echo Dot est une évolution de l’Echo Dot 1.0 dont elle garde toutes les qualités pour quasiment moitié moins cher. En prime, son système de détection de la voix est plus performant et on peut la connecter à un système audio

L’absence d’un mode qui permette de synchroniser plusieurs appareils à travers différentes pièces de la maison

On peut demander toutes sortes de choses à Alexa : lire de la musique depuis des services de streaming comme Amazon Prime Music, Pandora ou Spotify ; lire des podcasts depuis iHeartRadio ou TuneIn ; régler des alarmes pour la cuisine ; faire réveil...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Excellent product!

 

The quality of Echo Dot 2nd Generation is second to none except I wish I wouldn't need to use U-VERSE and it's shoddy service...almost useless. I don't have the problems Philly mentioned with customer service. Probably because I am a Music Unlimited...

I don't have to manually tune music anymore, just use my voice.

Occasionally loses connection on U-VERSE

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

The Bad Support Makes It a Bad Deal

 

The quality of the speaker is great. The support is what makes it a no-go. When setup doesn't work, the Echo department will tell you to buy an iPhone instead because it works better with the speaker than an Android phone (?????), to contact your...

They work great....when they work

If it somehow gets registered incorrectly in their database, you're done.

Dec, 2016
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