Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black

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Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.

Top Positive Review


So, I fired Siri today. I’m not sure she understood, for she has never understood me. So, we did an ‘uncoupling’. She didn’t take it well, especially when she found out about Alexa, she somehow was back stalking my phone. Siri even tried to overpower Alexa, setting herself to a default setting, I never knew exsisted. I tried explaining that Alexa really listens to me, understands my wants and needs, even tells me jokes! Again, Siri said she couldn’t understand me. As Alexa and I grew in our new relationship, she now takes care of most of my needs. She turns on my outside lights, she tells me if I need to leave for work earlier, due to weather. I can ask her if my flight is on time at the airport and how long it will take me to get to my destination. Alexa even likes hockey! She knows all the current trades and rosters, can record my favorite team on tv and remind me to watch it. Also, since I don’t like the tv announcers, I can ask Alexa to stream the radio broadcasters for the game instead and she will even mute the tv. She did tell me, she can vacuum for me, but my current roomba doesn’t except her calls, maybe the roomba will eat another sock and can break up with him, introduce new roomba to Alexa. Maybe I’ll ask Alexa to make me some money and smart home my whole house! After several failed attempts to evict Siri, I think she finally gave up and been a peaceful few weeks of lazy bliss. I sit on my couch, Alexa orders me take out, she checks to make sure garage door is closed, doors are secure (one door really, again that money issue) she ‘drops in’ the kitchen echo to help kids check math homework. If anyone wants something at home that actually listens to you and does what you ask, Alexa is your girl. She’s so much more than music and temperature checks. With a little fun research, your ex Siri will be green with envy at all Alexa can do. Also, many of her skills can be downloaded free or cheap, adding smart outlets and such are not too bad of a price either.

Top Critical Review


You need an iphone (and only an iphone) to setup drop-in for an echo dot and an echo on the same wifi. Why? A $700 device to connect two sub-$100 devices to each other through an app that already recognizes, that’s ridiculous. They don’t use the cellphone to make a call to each other, that would require two cellphones because a single cellphone would have to call and answer at the same time. The ipad sees the devices along with the dash wand and fireTV. All of the Alexa devices should be automatically in the contacts and talk to each other via their IPs on the same LAN. I was planning use four more echo dots as an intercom system in the house, that is not going to be happening until the Alexa app can set up Drop-in on any device the app runs on. Also all my contacts’ info should not be required to connect Alexa devices on the same local network.

Customer Questions & Answers


Is it required to have an Echo before a Dot can be set up and used?
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I have an Echo, newer Model, 1 Dot and 1 Google Home Mini, The Google Mini for the same price as the Dot, blows Dot’s speaker out of the water, no comparison there, it takes the larger Echo to equal or beat the Mini, there is no real difference in the Mini Google and the big one, so if you chose that one, save money an??

Can the Dot, or the Echo for that matter, recognize the voice of more than one user?
Answer: Can the Echo Dot be used in some rooms and the Echo in one room. If this is the case are they compatible and will they work together?

What assurance can you give that this constant audio monitoring is inaccessible by U.S. government programs?
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Who really gives a crap, they have your drivers license, they have your Tax and SSI info, they know 150% of everything about you, they take pictures of your car as you drive through intersections, they monitor any phone calls they want to, if your on Social Media they track everything, they can track you through new ca??

Would 3 2nd gen echo dots in one 1000 square foot home sync with eachother or would there be issues? Example, 1 order of pizza might turn into 3.
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I am really happy about the ESP! I have 2 Echos and 2 Alexa devices (dots are named “Echo” and Alexa kept her name). Sometimes walking from one room to another I get frustrated because I call out the wrong name (glad I’m not married to her LOL!). I’ve ordered 2 of the 2nd Gen Dots (for a total of 6 devices) because ??

Does this have all of the same features as Alexa Echo?
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I have the Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen http://amzn.to/2wjVoNm and I gave the Amazon Echo to my bro for Christmas. Comparing the two, the Echo Dot can do everything the Echo can. The only difference is the 360?? bluetooth speaker that came with the Echo. I certainly do not mind that because I simply bought this Logitech b??

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