So basically this is, literally and figuratively, a slimmed down version of the dot with significantly less functionality (no speaker). Not having a speaker makes this device practically useless, and defeats the purpose of having a an interactive device you can talk to. As we all know, with the current Echo Dot, you verbalize a command, and it answers you!
I can't figure out why Amazon would make a device that's one step backwards. For another $10.00, you'll have a device that's far more versatile.