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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen., 2017)

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen., 2017)
alaScore 96

1186 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1186 reviews of Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen., 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen., 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Amazon's Echo Dot 2 is the cheap, voice-controlled smart home hub all your rooms need

 

It's even cheaper than the original and it's available in a six-pack!

Only $50 ; Does everything the Echo does ; Responsive voice controls ; Shorter, streamlined design

Built-in speaker is still mediocre ; ESP wasn't ready for testing

The Amazon Echo Dot still does everything the Echo does, now at an even lower price and it's not exclusive for Echo or Fire TV owners.

Oct, 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.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: 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: 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: (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

Consumer review by: Kaza (argos.co.uk)

teenage son is very happy

 

bought for my teenage son who is very happy with it

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Gemma (argos.co.uk)

Echo dot is amazing

 

I brought this for my partner for christmas his wanted one for a while now. I brought it on thr black friday deal so a great price.

Dec, 2017