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All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black and White/ Amazon Echo Dot review

By: mrxrobot2

All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black and White/ Amazon Echo Dot review

9.5

FEATURES

10/10

    USABILITY

    9/10

      DESIGN

      9/10

        PERFORMANCE

        10/10

          Pros

          • Most affordable way to get Alexa functionality
          • Fast, accurate voice recognition
          • Aggressive roll-out of new skills

          Cons

          • No digital audio output
          • Audio cable not included
          • Multi-zone audio support not supported

          The  Amazon Echo Dot is back and even better

          You’ll get Amazon’s Alexa assistant in a smaller, cheaper form factor and with the choice of  black or white color

          Price: $49.99
          Release Date: October 20, 2016

          What it  Echo Dot 2nd Generation

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          Alexa” is Amazon’s cloud-connected, voice-activated digital assistant. She’s Siri in a speaker. You wake her up by saying her identify, or by saying certainly one of your two different wake phrase choices, “Amazon” or “Echo.” The array of microphones within the Echo Dot is all the time listening, and after they hear the wake phrase, they will report no matter you say subsequent and ship it off by way of the cloud to Amazon’s servers. These servers will determine what you are asking for, then inform Alexa the best way to reply. All of this occurs in a couple of seconds.

           

           

          You’ll be able to ask Alexa to do all types of issues. For starters, she will stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, or Spotify. She will can play podcasts from iHeartRadio or TuneIn , will set kitchen timers , will lookup information , will wake you up within the morning , will inform your youngsters painfully unhealthy jokes and will learn off the day’s headlines from no matter information sources you want . All it’s a must to do is ask.

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          Specs:

          • Weight of 163 grams, which is a little more than one-third of a pound
          • Height of 1.3″, which makes it a little shorter than a can of tuna
          • Built-in speaker for voice feedback
          • 7 microphone array along the speaker’s light ring, enabling 360 degrees of voice input
          • Dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 gHz) networks
          • Fully compatible with Amazon’s Alexa App
          • A2DP support for audio streaming from your mobile device to the Echo Dot, or from Echo Dot to a Bluetooth speaker. AVRCP for voice control of mobile devices (Mac OS X devices are not compatible with AVRCP features yet.

           

          Amazon Echo Dot 2: How Is It Different From Echo Dot 1st Gen?

          2-The Amazon Echo Dot 2nd gen seems just about the identical as the primary gen Echo Dot, that includes the identical Puck-style design. But there are delicate modifications like a special speaker grill and extra. The brand new Echo Dot contains a glossier end and does away with the rotating quantity dial. As an alternative, it options quantity buttons on the highest. It is a choice made by Amazon to lower the price of the gadget. Additionally, the brand new Echo Dot is smaller and lighter.

          One other distinction is that the value has been slashed by virtually 50%. Whereas the primary gen Echo Dot was accessible for $89.99, the brand new Echo Dot is accessible for $49.99, which makes it a steal. Plus, Amazon can also be providing a purchase 5 get 1 free and purchase 10 get 2 free supplyon the gadget, so you possibly can set them up in each room

           

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          The Best Practice:

           

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05PRnJWEBIo

          Alexa (Amazon Echo Dot 2) can control a growing list of smart home gadgets and here are some of the most popular options:

          • Philips Hue connected LEDs
          • LIFX connected LEDs
          • Ledvance Lightify connected LEDs
          • Lutron connected lighting setups
          • Haiku smart lights and ceiling fans
          • Belkin WeMo Switches
          • August Smart Lock
          • Scout Home Security system
          • Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat
          • Nest Learning Thermostat
          • SmartThings connected home platform
          • Wink connected home platform
          • Insteon connected home platform
          • GE smart appliances
          • Garageio garage door opener
          • Logitech Harmony Hub entertainment controller
          • Control4 smart home setups
          • Nexia smart home setups
          • Crestron smart home setups

          Amazon Customer Reviews

          5“ Bought as a gift for my mom, I already have an Echo and am loving it! I’m thinking she will also be an Alexa fan! ”

          “My brother Robert who has been bed ridden and paralyzed with Multiple Sclerosis from his neck down for more than 30 years now has a new friend named Alexa! He was in tears with happiness when Alexa played 70’s music, played Jeopardy, answered all his questions and wakes him up every morning. Thank you Amazon for giving my brother a new bedside companion.
          Happy Holidays”

          “ Nice gift will be buying one for myself! ”

           “Oh, brave new world that has such personal assistants in it! Alexa integrates very we’ll with my Logitech Harmony Home Hub, my Philips Hue bulbs, my Nest thermostat, and my iDevices switches and sockets. I’ve placed three in my home, and might very well add more — I already miss her in places too far from existing Dots to respond to my voice. ”

          “ It’s an Echo, what more can I say! Great addition to my growing family of Echo and Dots! ”

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          “I love my Echo Dot! It wakes me in the morning…then plays my flash briefing to get me up to speed. It’s linked to my lights so I never stumble through a dark house. It plays trivia games with my kids over breakfast. It’s like a member of the family now. ”

          “This is great…..and was cheap enough for the average home to have it. Set up is fairly easy but I am still learning how and what it will do. ”

          1 Comment

          • slafe:

            Its the Best Product for me to Talk with. i like it and it is Now in my Wish List

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