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Amazon Echo Dot

Voice-activated virtual assistant (White)

14 Reviews | 1 question - 2 answers

Overview

Our take on the Amazon Echo Dot

What can you do with the Amazon Echo Dot? Use voice commands to order pizza the minute you realize your "from scratch" dinner tastes like dog food. Or let your kid call up a favorite music playlist while studying. Your spouse can ask for a weather report before heading out to work in the morning. Once you get used to calling out "Alexa!" and asking for what you need, you'll want to add one in every room.

Ask Alexa for a weather report while you're getting ready in the morning.

Ask Alexa for a weather report while you're getting ready in the morning.

Add Alexa control to your home

What can you do with the Amazon Echo Dot? Use voice commands to order pizza the minute you realize your "from scratch" dinner tastes like dog food. Or let your kid call up a favorite music playlist while studying. Your spouse can ask for a weather report before heading out to work in the morning. Once you get used to calling out "Alexa!" and asking for what you need, you'll want to add one in every room.

A revolution in hands-free control

The Echo Dot is a voice control for a number of other daily tasks, too. It controls Smart Home lights, switches, and thermostats from companies like WemoPhilips HueSamsung SmartThingsNest, and more. The Alexa virtual assistant app can answer questions, read audiobooks to you, and let you know the weather report. Just ask out loud, and you shall receive.

Always getting smarter

The Alexa service learns how to do new things all the time. Amazon refers to these abilities as "skills," and you can download new ones from their website any time you like. Recent skills updates have allowed users to call for a car service, order takeout food, and place online shopping orders. You can also track packages and set daily reminders. Since the Echo Dot is connected to the cloud, it learns new skills in the blink of an eye.

Product Highlights:

  • connects to your home Wi-Fi® network
  • array of seven built-in microphones in each device to pick up voice commands
  • wake word "Alexa" initiates far-field voice recognition
  • make voice calls and send messages for free
  • built-in speaker allows Alexa to audibly respond to requests
  • offers hands-free control of popular music streaming services and Smart Home devices
  • microphone mute button lets you choose when Alexa is listening
  • +/- buttons let you control volume manually
  • built-in Alexa App is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser
  • Bluetooth®-enabled for easy wireless music streaming
  • minijack output for connecting your own speakers or headphones
  • 3-5/16" diameter x 1-5/16" high
  • weight: 5.7 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Voice-activated device
  • AC power adapter
  • 58" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • "Things to Try" card

This definitely is spot on. I love that it is small enough to be inconspicuous. It is very useful as it connects with my thermostat as well as my fan. Will recommend this for sure

Anonymous, Los Angeles,CA

Reviews

Amazon Echo Dot Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

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Anonymous from Los Angeles,CA on 6/28/2018

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This definitely is spot on. I love that it is small enough to be inconspicuous. It is very useful as it connects with my thermostat as well as my fan. Will recommend this for sure

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Jeff from Pulaski, PA on 3/20/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, does everything I wanted it to do.

Pros: Ease of set up

Cons: None so far

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Anonymous from Palmyra, NY on 3/10/2018

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Shipped fast,Easy setup crutch field is # 1

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Miguel from Guaynabo, PR on 2/26/2018

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Excellent!

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Anonymous from Rockford, IL on 2/17/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great. I got 3 and they serve as an intercom system as well as all the fun Alexa stuff. The only draw back is not the echo at all but how much money all the extras are ie; lightbulbs, smart plugs etc. Can you live without it sure, is it a fun toy for the price? Absolutely!!!

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Great Features and a Bunch of Fun

Dennis from Marriottsville, MD on 2/2/2018

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What fun! Amazon music, integration with Pandora and TuneIn Radio, Bluetooth connectivity to Bose speakers are great features. We love keeping lists on the app via voice commands to Alexa. We can also manage our calendars on Apple products through the Echo Dot. And there are new surprise capabilities discovered every day.

Pros: Easy set up. Great voice recognition. Many features.

Cons: For best sound, need to connect to another speaker via Bluetooth.

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 1/23/2018

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Great item, perfect gift for all. Very easy to set up and use.

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Anonymous from Palau, PW on 1/4/2018

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Great item! Crutchfield made it possible! Amazon couldn't ship this one to me.

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Just what I ordered

Brenda from Nashport, OH on 1/1/2018

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Although it was just received for Christmas I think I am going to like it. May take some time. The Echos that I purchased came on the date expected and the packaging was perfect. Thank you

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Anonymous from Bothell, WA on 12/24/2017

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Awesome product! Very satisfied customer.

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Richard from Cleveland, OH on 12/13/2017

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Small but mighty answering machine....I love it

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Anonymous from Hayden, ID on 12/5/2017

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Excellent product

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Laurene from Lincoln, CA on 11/3/2017

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I bought the 3 pack. 1 for my 7 year old grandson and 1 for my 4 year old granddaughter! They both love it. And of course I kept 1 for myself. Love the drop in feature!

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Anonymous from Sturgis, MI on 11/3/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We are enjoying Alexa very much. It is amazing how much she can do.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

This is my second Echo Dot and it will be used to wirelessly control Sonos speakers previously purchased from Crutchfield. [ Timothy  May 06, 2018 ]
Business [ Muhammad  Apr 26, 2018 ]
Building my smart home [ Ranerlee  Apr 19, 2018 ]
I have always been fascinated with the Alexa gear and figured this would be a great way to start! [ Morgan  Feb 21, 2018 ]
Price. I am just trying it to see if I like it. [ Robert  Feb 09, 2018 ]
Setting up an Echo show and figured I would automate the whole house. Specifically used to allow blue tooth/wireless hook up to 2 older stereo units on the property [ MICHAEL  Feb 08, 2018 ]
I have a Bose Soundtouch 10 and heard that it could be controlled with an Echo. Your advisor confirmed this and suggested the Echo Dot. He also suggested another Soundtouch to use in pair with the one we have or separately. I have put that suggestion in the save for later bucket. I was impressed by the speed of Cosmo's response as well as his consideration of my needs.. [ IAN  Jan 06, 2018 ]
Great Christmas presents for price and functionality. [ Alice  Dec 19, 2017 ]
because it was free [ Victor  Dec 16, 2017 ]
A very nice and perfect gift [ Richard  Dec 02, 2017 ]
Its a wonderful gift [ Richard  Nov 30, 2017 ]
Needed it [ Shelby  Jun 14, 2018 ]
Purchased to control my Bose 300, 30, Acoustimass, Sony TV, and Nest. [ JESSICA M.  Dec 31, 2017 ]
the perfect gift [ Richard  Dec 02, 2017 ]
Gift for my stepdaughter ! [ NORMAN  Oct 02, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

Yes [ JOHN  Nov 01, 2017 ]
Yes. [ Frank  Nov 01, 2017 ]
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