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Amazon - Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Sandstone-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 10196 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very handy gadget

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    Tommy
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    This works really well and is very handy. The only drawback is the small speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    None
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    Speaker is lacking but for the price who can complain. For music get the Echo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, lacks in smarts.

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    CharliceMal
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    The echo dot puts out a great sound and i'm using it primarily as a "smart" speaker. Alexa lags in the intelligence department and is eclipsed by the Google Assistant products when it comes to its search capabilities

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool voice assistant

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    Jack
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    Has very good Mic pickup and louder than expected sound. BASS is lacking a bit, but it has enough to sound above average.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    Gespi956
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    Works very well. Speakers lack for streaming music but I will remedy that with upgraded speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the Dot and its new look

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    ShonnyG112
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    After using it for a few days I am generally pleased with it, but it does have limitations, especially when it comes to sound quality (no surprise there! @@@@@@@ .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Amazon product once again

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    Malagese
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    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, direct connections with external audio setups, which the Home Mini lacks. All around great product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Echo Dot 3rd Generation

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    Bwh44
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    The Echo Dot 3rd Generation is a real good speaker for it's size. I was surprised how good it sounds. The only drawback that I found with the Echo Dot was that it didn't respond well when playing music and you want to stop it and ask it to do something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actually impressed.

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    kev64
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    The sound is great for its size. It can get pretty loud but the bass is definitely lacking. The bass isn't god awful but it just isn't there

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Additon to Echo (2nd Generation)

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    LaundryBoy
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    This little guy can do just about everything the Echo (2nd Generation) can do, and it takes up less space! We use one each, in our bedroom and family room to complement our regular Echo which resides in-between our kitchen and living room. The only drawback is that the speaker isn't as robust as the Echo's, which is to be expected, because it's much smaller. But for the price (less than 1/2 the price of the Echo), it's a real bargain!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy

    Posted
    Kev79
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    I've been a happy owner of a 2nd generation Echo and three 2nd generation Echo Dots for a year now, and I was glad to add this to the arsenal. After using it for a few days I am generally pleased with it, but it does have limitations, especially when it comes to sound quality (no surprise there! @@@@@@@ . I'll start by summarizing what's new about the 3rd Generation Dot, then I'll describe the device in more detail, and finally I'll add some thoughts about how to choose which Echo device may be best for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    DID NOT USE

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    UGENIUS
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    DID NOT USE. TOOK BACK AFTER TAKING BACK GOOGLE HOME HUB. REASON, BECAUSE LACK OF ACTUAL USES. PLUS A FEW MINOR PROBLEMS WITH OS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Addition

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    StPaulBen
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    Got a couple to go with our Show for our bedroom and the basement. It's a good addition, being able to drop in is great. Speakers are better than the 2nd generation, but still lacking a little. Overall we like them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great for the price...

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    JP169
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    ...but the sound could be a lot better. I was getting a bit of distortion, but that seems to have cleared up. Tone lacks warmth when playing music. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better sound than expected.

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    QS01
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    Overall we've been pretty happy with this new echo. Has very good Mic pickup and louder than expected sound. BASS is lacking a bit, but it has enough to sound above average. At max volume the speaker does start to get garbled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from 1st Gen

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    brewer1st
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    I have had an Alexa and Echo Dot since they were released. The problem with the dot was the lack of a speaker. The gen 3 now has the speaker included. This device is a good price point (often included free with other smart devices) for adding functionality to rooms around the house. You can extend your control of lights and devices and truly make your home a connected smart home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compliments an echo show nicely.

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    rwm997s
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    Bought it to compliment an echo show. Using in the bathroom to play pandora and Xm radio. Price was right. Like both very much. As an aside, I also have the google product and find it much more limited. Lacks a lot of features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Is there an Echo in here?

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    Michael
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    Honestly, I was skeptical about how much this would be used in my house, but I do believe that 'Alexa' is more popular than I am now! I swear if my family could ask 'her' for the car keys or money to buy stuff, dear old dad would fade away from lack of notice! Seriously, I think this is a trend. Kinda like those 'new fangled' computers back in the early 80's, the 'Internet' in the 90's, and 'Clog Dancing' in the 00's. Hmm... Well, maybe not the clog dancing... Echo, Where have you been all my life? @@@@@@@@ She'd probably have an answer to that one too! @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alexa!

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    Redbandit
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    I got this at a great price during the recent Black Friday sale. This is now my 3rd echo dot which I placed at the kitchen. Setting up was easy and syncing with the other smart home devices around the house was seamless too. The only drawback with Alexa is the ability to link up with different Spotify accounts (it can only be linked to one) and because of this limitation, you can only play music from one Spotify account at any single point in time. For example, if my wife plays music from the echo dot in the kitchen via Spotify, I cannot play music from Spotify on another echo at a different part of the house. I also cannot play Spotify from my phone without terminating the earlier playback since Spotify only allows you to play at a single source at any given point in time. If Alexa can allow multiple Spotify accounts (which many of us do with the family plan), this will be a 5 star rating!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Essential for smart home.

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    RDCinIowa
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    I have four of these to keep in voice contact with Alexa throughout the house. This is important if you have smart home features in multiple areas of the house. I find the audio to be acceptable for music but voice for news reports can be difficult to understand. The sound equalizer controls are not adequate to adjust for spoken words. @@@@@@@@ Probably a limitation of the speakers). When you do adjust the sound using the equalizer within the app it will tell you adjustments cannot be made unless audio is playing. It means "music." Spoken words, such as newscasts, don'the count.

    I would recommend this to a friend