Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) review

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  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Specs / Features


Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Warranty (Months) 3 months
Release date 11-October-2018
Size 9.9 x 9.9 x 4.3 cm (3.9 x 3.9 x 1.7 in)
Weight 300 grams
(10.59 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Gear Hungry

Smart speaker with Alexa

from Gear Hungry

The Echo Dot 3rd Generation is Amazon’s latest smart speaker offering. It offers a few modest improvements over the previous generations of Echos. The new speaker comes with a sexier form and better sound quality, too.

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The Echo Dot 3rd Generation is Amazon’s latest smart speaker offering. It offers a few modest improvements over the previous generations of Echos. The new speaker comes with a sexier form and better sound quality, too.

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Business Insider

Makes the best budget smart speaker even better

from Business Insider

Amazon somehow found the way to improve a smart speaker that was already almost perfect. But, the Dot with Clock isn't just great because of the clock. It's great for all the same reasons the Dot 3rd Gen was great: It'll fit anywhere in your house, it sounds great, and Alexa is getting smarter every year.

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Amazon somehow found the way to improve a smart speaker that was already almost perfect. But, the Dot with Clock isn't just great because of the clock. It's great for all the same reasons the Dot 3rd Gen was great: It'll fit anywhere in your house, it sounds great, and Alexa is getting smarter every year.

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Digital Trends

The best compact smart speaker on the market by a wide margin

from Digital Trends

Should you buy it? Yes, without a doubt. This is the best-sounding little smart speaker on the market, and you won’t be disappointed.

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Should you buy it? Yes, without a doubt. This is the best-sounding little smart speaker on the market, and you won’t be disappointed.

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The Wirecutter

A good Alexa speaker if sound quality isn’t important

from The Wirecutter

If you want to extend Alexa to other parts of your house cheaply and you don’t care about how good the speaker is, the Dot is the way to go.

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If you want to extend Alexa to other parts of your house cheaply and you don’t care about how good the speaker is, the Dot is the way to go.

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Finder

Lots of functionality wrapped in a small package

from Finder

While Echo Dot retains all of Echo’s core features, it sacrifices Echo’s large, high-quality audio speaker for a smaller built-in one. So Echo Dot is a fraction of the size, weight and cost of its bigger brother, but at the expense of lower audio quality. But you can connect Echo Dot to exter...More

While Echo Dot retains all of Echo’s core features, it sacrifices Echo’s large, high-quality audio speaker for a smaller built-in one. So Echo Dot is a fraction of the size, weight and cost of its bigger brother, but at the expense of lower audio quality. But you can connect Echo Dot to external speakers via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio cable for an extra boost.

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Tech Advisor

Refined design and improved audio quality

from Tech Advisor

The third-gen Amazon Echo is a big upgrade on its predecessor, not only in terms of design but audio output, without an increase in price. You can't swap out the fabric this time around, but we doubt the majority of users will miss the feature.

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The third-gen Amazon Echo is a big upgrade on its predecessor, not only in terms of design but audio output, without an increase in price. You can't swap out the fabric this time around, but we doubt the majority of users will miss the feature.

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Tom's Guide

Great looks, greater sound

from Tom's Guide

With a nicer design and vastly improved audio, the third-generation Echo Dot is Amazon's best, cheapest speaker yet.

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With a nicer design and vastly improved audio, the third-generation Echo Dot is Amazon's best, cheapest speaker yet.

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PC Magazine

Looks good and sounds great

from PC Magazine

The new Amazon Echo Dot delivers dramatically improved sound, making it an even better buy for an entry-level Alexa speaker.

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The new Amazon Echo Dot delivers dramatically improved sound, making it an even better buy for an entry-level Alexa speaker.

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PhoneArena

Best audio among mini smart speakers, 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth to supplement

from PhoneArena

Making the Echo Dot a speaker that people could actually be satisfied listening to music on is truly just a bit of icing on the cake. Is Alexa a perfect assistant? Far from it. But if having a smart home, rather than a smart assistant, is your goal then the third-generation Echo Dot is almost cer...More

Making the Echo Dot a speaker that people could actually be satisfied listening to music on is truly just a bit of icing on the cake. Is Alexa a perfect assistant? Far from it. But if having a smart home, rather than a smart assistant, is your goal then the third-generation Echo Dot is almost certainly just what you need. That is, unless you already have a Google-run smart home, of course.

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The Guardian

Better all round

from The Guardian

The new Echo Dot is a slight improvement over the old one in every way. It’s more attractive, sounds better, hears you just as well, still has a 3.5mm socket and Bluetooth audio in and out. It isn’t a patch on the larger Echo speakers, which are almost twice the price, but just about beats it...More

The new Echo Dot is a slight improvement over the old one in every way. It’s more attractive, sounds better, hears you just as well, still has a 3.5mm socket and Bluetooth audio in and out. It isn’t a patch on the larger Echo speakers, which are almost twice the price, but just about beats its closest rival, the Google Home Mini, on sound and connectivity.

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