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The Best Alexa Smart speaker of 2018

$39.99

Last updated on November 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Average Score 8.8
Quality
9
Value
8.5
Tecnology
9
Function
9
PROS:
  • It's cheaper.
  • I think it is nicer and more contemporary.
  • It is smaller.
  • Useful.
CONS:
  • Google Home is a very strong competitor and it could be a better option for the long term.
  • You have to have Spotify Premium to play music though it.
  • If the speakers are important to you, then this is not the device you are looking for.
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🏆 Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker. You can connect it easily with your Bluetooth speaker!

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more
Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018

With Echo Dot, you can talk to almost anyone hands-free—no tapping or searching required. Use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly with compatible Echo devices in your home. For example, you can ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice. With Alexa Announcements you can also use Echo Dot to broadcast a quick, one-way message to all other Echo devices in your home.

 

Making calls with Alexa is easy. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Set up your voice profile and teach Alexa to recognize your voice. When you say, “Alexa, call Mom”, Alexa will call your mom, even if you have multiple users in your home. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App.

Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018

Echo Dot provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music—just ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Set a music alarm to wake up to your favorite song or playlist. Listen to any song with Amazon Music Unlimited.

 

Echo Dot also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018

Use Echo Dot to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger…or even raising your voice. Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed.

Echo Dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, TVs, fans, thermostats, and more from Philips Hue, TP-Link, Sony, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Lutron, Nest, Wink, Honeywell, and more.

 

about compatible smart home connected devices, including starter kits for easy setup.

Best Amazon Echo Dot 2018

Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With a more powerful processor, the Echo Dot has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music.

 

When you want to use Echo Dot, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and Dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly.

Best Amazon Echo Dot 2018

Echo Dot is always getting smarter—the more you use Echo Spot, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa can order a pizza from Domino’s, request a ride from Uber, track your fitness with Fitbit, control your TV with Dish or Sony, and more. To enable new skills, just ask Alexa.

 

New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.

Best Amazon Echo Dot 2018

Turn Alexa into a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller. Enable Amazon FreeTime in the Alexa app to unlock specific features on your Echo Dot designed with kids in mind. Parental controls in the online Amazon Parent Dashboard let you set daily time limits, review activity, or pause Alexa on the device. Parents can filter explicit songs from Amazon Music, and voice shopping is turned off to help prevent unexpected purchases. FreeTime is available on Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus at no additional charge.

 

With a FreeTime Unlimited subscription (starting at $2.99/month), you get hundreds of hours of fun and educational content, including premium kids skills from brands like Disney and Nickelodeon, ad-free radio stations and playlists, over 300 Audible books, including Beauty and the Beast, and more. Also available is Echo Dot Kids Edition, which includes an Echo Dot, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a kid-friendly case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee–if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free.

Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018

Get even more from Echo Dot with Prime and enjoy ad-free streaming of over 2 million songs with Prime Music.

 

You can also order millions of products using only your voice and gain access to weekly Alexa shopping deals. All voice orders include fast, free shipping, and Alexa can even track your delivery for you.

Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018

Customize your Dot for any room with the optional Echo Dot Case. Available in leather or fabric and a range of colors.

Best Alexa Smart speaker 2018

With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Echo Dot. Use the Alexa App to connect music services you already use like Spotify and Pandora. Link your calendar from Google, G Suite, iCloud, Outlook.com or Office365. Setup your smart home devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Wink, Nest, Lutron, and more.

 

Make calls, view your conversation history, manage contacts, and get notifications when you receive a message (calling and messaging features available on iOS and Android only). See which books are available to read from your Kindle and Audible libraries. View shopping and to-do lists while on the go. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The Alexa App is also where you discover third-party skills.

Price History:

Price History for Amazon Echo Dot

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Current Price $39.99 November 13, 2018
Highest Price $49.99 September 6, 2018
Lowest Price $5.00 September 28, 2018
Since August 17, 2018

Last price changes

$39.99 November 8, 2018
$29.99 November 3, 2018
$5.00 November 1, 2018
$39.99 October 15, 2018
$49.99 October 8, 2018
  • All prices mentioned above are in United States dollar.
  • This product is available at Target, Best Buy, eBay.
  • At target.com you can purchase Amazon Echo Dot for only $39.99, which is 20% less than the cost in Best Buy ($49.99).
  • The lowest price of Amazon - Echo Dot (2nd generation) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Black was obtained on November 13, 2018 8:30 pm.
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8.8
Quality
9
Value
8.5
Tecnology
9
Function
9
+ Positives:
  • It's cheaper.
  • I think it is nicer and more contemporary.
  • It is smaller.
  • Useful.
- Negatives:
  • Google Home is a very strong competitor and it could be a better option for the long term.
  • You have to have Spotify Premium to play music though it.
  • If the speakers are important to you, then this is not the device you are looking for.

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