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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017)
alaScore 88

22 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen. 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kim Wetzel (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review

 

The Echo Dot Kids Edition is a child's -- and a parents' -- dream.

Comprehensive parental controls ; Kid-centric features, stories, and functionality ; More durable than original Echo Dot ; FreeTime unlimited is a great value

More expensive than regular Echo Dot ; Privacy problems could be an issue for some

If you’re already weary of having a smart speaker in your home for privacy reasons, though, you’re not going to buy an Echo Dot Kids Edition anyway. If you are invested in Amazon Alexa and have children who are interacting with Alexa on a regular...

Expert review by : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

Amazon's Echo Dot: Still a crown jewel of the modern smart home

 

It's locked in a virtual tie with the Google Home Mini, but the Amazon Echo Dot remains one of the best values in tech, and a worthy way of bringing AI assistance into your home.

The second-gen, mini-size Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the full-size Echo at half the cost. It boasts more skills and third-party integrations than its rival, the Google Home Mini, and it also includes an aux-out jack for quick,...

The Home Mini offers noticeably better sound quality out of the box, and Google Assistant is better at pulling from the internet to answer a wide variety of questions.

The Echo Dot takes Amazon's popular smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package -- but the Google Home Mini is a very worthy competitor.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Dot review: Alexa on the cheap makes purchase a no brainer

 

This is the one you want. Alexa the voice-controlled PA for just 50 quid, and you can plug in your own speaker

Nov, 2017

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

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 : Martyn Williams (techhive.com)

Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

 

Amazon and Google are both trying to get a foot through your door with their smart speakers. Here's what you need to consider before buying one.

Once you’re accustomed to your digital assistant answering questions and carrying out orders, you’ll probably want to use it to control things around your home.

Jul, 2018

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 : 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.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 (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