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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo
alaScore 99

1527 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1527 reviews of Amazon Echo. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Amazon Echo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nick Pino Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo (2014) review

 

Amazon Echo is stunning, sleek and slowly becoming more sentient

Intelligent voice recognition ; Large ecosystem and growing ; Well built

Caters to Prime ; Lackluster sound quality ; Multi-user support lacking

As purely a Bluetooth speaker, the Echo leaves a lot to be desired. Paired with a natural, engrossing AI, however, Amazon's grand experiment in artificial intelligence is one of the most interesting gadgets of recent years.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Elyse Betters Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa

 

Amazon launched the Echo - its cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker - in the US back in 2015. Just over a year later and the Echo has finally made its way to the UK. Hurrah. We think hands-free voice control is a godsend and that...

Alexa is a very useful personal assistant, quality mic technology for conversing and getting clear answers, sleek looking speaker design, easy setup, lots of compatible services - and more to come

App isn't that well designed, no battery for portability, not class-leading speaker quality, Echo Dot makes more sense, you'll want Prime to make the most of it

We think hands-free voice control is a godsend and that Alexa, Amazon Echo's personal assistant, truly distinguishes this Bluetooth speaker from the competition. It's blown our minds - whether for listening to music, adding to our shopping list,...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo review

 

Is there an Echo in here? You will hope so

Intuitive voice technology ; the more you use the Echo, the better it becomes ; works great with other smart home technology ; decent price

Loads of Skills you will never use ; UK apps are there but hard to find ; the Alexa app is basi

It's been a long wait for the Amazon Echo to come to the UK but it's worth it. It's a device that will turn any home smart and uses voice technology in an intuitive and fun way. The more you try with the Amazon Echo, the better it is. It may have taken...

Oct, 2016

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

Amazon Echo review

 

The world has changed since Amazon introduced its first smart speaker in 2014. Back then, the Echo was something of an oddity -- a bookshelf speaker made interactive and, remarkably, truly useful through Amazon's voice-activated Alexa virtual...

Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features, integrations and use cases, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's potential.

The Echo's sound quality is slightly uneven at times, with weak bass at high volumes. It also can't distinguish between different voices like the Google Home smart speaker can.

More than two years after its debut, the smarter-than-ever Amazon Echo remains one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo review

 

Is Amazon's voice-controlled speaker the answer to your smart home dream?

Alexa voice assistant is genuinely useful ; Reliable voice control ; Decent selection of features ; Easy to use

Sound is nothing special ; Relies on other apps and devices to make the most of it

So-so sound but the Alexa assistant makes this a seriously clever speaker

Oct, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Echo review: Echo 2 is official, but what's new?

 

The Alexa-enabled speaker connects your living room space to Amazon's services, but what about the Echo 2?

Great design and clever voice-recognition software ; Great sound quality ; Compatible with smart home kit

Works best with an Amazon Prime membership ; Occasionally mixes up words

Amazon's Echo certainly does plenty right. You'll get more out of it as a Prime customer – and a Spotify Premium account holder, for that matter – but if you like the idea of having a virtual butler at your beck and call to manage your shopping list,...

Sep, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Echo review

 

A review of the Amazon Echo which is powered by Alexa, a voice-activated assistant which answers questions, plays music and controls smart home gadgets such as your thermostat, lights and more.

The Echo is one of the most exciting gadgets in years and has huge potential. There’s a decent range of skills available in the UK, but check if your smart home kit is supported before you buy an Echo as it’s only half as useful otherwise. Sound...

Jul, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Sam Pinney (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo

 

Imagine a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker, but one with a voice-controlled personal assistant inside. That's the Amazon Echo, which gives you a personal assistant called Alexa. She is the first AI personal assistant to merit a dedicated device. She will...

Here is a program I just invented with Alexa.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo review

 

Are you ready to hand the keys to your digital life over to Alexa? We find out just how smart Amazon's smart speaker can be

Stellar audio quality ; Impressive voice recognition ; Useful hands-free apps

No hands-free calls, texts or emails ; Somewhat creepy

The AI revolution starts here - Alexa can control your house, and pulls a great double duty as DJ

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot Review: In Depth

 

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot review: We test out the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot to see if you should invite Amazon's personal assistant into your home.

Premium build ; Excellent sound quality (Echo) ; Unobtrusive (Echo Dot) ; Great microphone performance ; Expansive skill set

Voice commands can get confusing ; Filtering good and bad skills is difficult ; Amazon Prime membership needed to get the most out of it

Out the box, the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are both amazing examples of consumer technology. What is essentially a talking speaker possesses hardware and software designed to streamline your daily routine, educate you, entertain you and control the...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black
Design:Cylinder
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker
Volume Control:Digital

Loudspeakers

Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Subwoofer:Y
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:5.08
Woofer Diameter:6.35
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.35

Performance

Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Bluetooth

Power

Power source type:Battery

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:84
Height :84
Weight:1.06
Width:235