• This bundle contains the Echo Dot (3rd Generation) and the Element Classic by Sengled Starter Kit.
  • Connect your smart lights to Alexa for easy voice control. Just ask, "Alexa, turn on the living room light".
  • Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, find TV shows, and more with compatible connected devices.
  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design.
  • Stream songs from Amazon Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others through the improved speaker for richer and louder sound.
  • Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms in your home or make an announcement to every room with a compatible Echo device.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
  • Can hear you from across the room. And with compatible Echo devices in different rooms, you can fill your whole home with music.

As always, Amazon echo dots are perfect. One thing, the Alexa app still sucks and is very user unfriendly. Amazon - can you fix your app and make the GUI more user friendly? Quit the confusing setup process on your APP?

This version of the dot is the first one I would recommend to someone who is interested in a smart speaker but not willing to spend much. The biggest drawback to the previous generation was the sound quality/loudness. I use my echoes mostly for controlling connected devices and listening to podcasts, so I felt like the older echo dot was OK for most things I would require. But even for casual music listening, it wasn't up to snuff. The new one actually has bass and sounds good to me, but it's not going to sound like a Sonos or anything and I'm not an audiophile but I do think this will satisfy the majority of people's expectations for $50. I also have the $100 full size Echo from 2017 and the new echo dot has about 65% of the sound quality and loudness of that model vs the older dot having about 15% of the sound quality of the full size echo. I have been using this new dot for a few days without any issues. I love it and I think you should get one!

I was debating between this and the regular echo. I've had both and we both know what the echo does so all I'll talk about is the sound quality. I'm going to get to the chase. This is the BEST speaker I've ever heard for under $50. The functions of the echo along with the music playing functionality and the sound quality makes it a steal at this price point. The sound is great for its size. It can get pretty loud but the bass is definitely lacking. The bass isn't god awful but it just isn't there. Now I will say this... if your primary motivation for a speaker is to listen to music, go with the echo. If it is but your budget is under $50 then go with the dot. It won't blow anyone away during a get together in your living room but it'll get the job done. The dot will only flourish is an enclosed space. It needs walls nearby to bounce off to cover up the weakness of the bass. If I had to compare the sound to another speaker, I'd say the UE Wonderboom or the older Beats Pill, all of which suffer from weak bass. For the size, I was impressed by the sound but with the Echo at its refurbished price of $69 I'll have to aim towards that direction. I'd recommend this for someone who needs an echo for their kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. It's just not going to hold down a living room unfortunately but overall, I like the sound and if I need a second echo, I'll definitely get a dot.

So we have 4 of the second generation dots and was excited to see the new one. Set up was super fast, sound and looks great! Can’t wait for the Black Friday special where I can add a few more in the house. Want a cool stand?, we used an old bath and body candle stand, works perfect and looks great!

So far so good! The voice recognition is better. I don’t have to say Alexa multiple times for it to work. This one hears me everytime, the first time. The sound is much better so far.

Not sure why i waited so long, this makes turning off lights and fans and TV's a breeze. (smart plugs needed)

I had no idea I'd love Alexa so much - I wake up in the morning and she does the routine I've set up, and she's so comforting and useful and fun overall. My husband and I played Skills trivia games for hours last night. If we had kids it would be even more super useful (kids workouts, stories, games) - we even had a goodnight story read to us by Alexa and it was awesome. I'm really loving it. The Echo Dot itself is pretty great - the sound quality is pretty good, the bass when turned up is not that great, but if you really want to rock out you can connect it to other speakers or just use something else instead. I'm really surprised by how much I like the Alexa app (and the Echo Dot), because I'm a little resistant to technology, but it's pretty easy to figure out and feels like a new little buddy in the home. I'm excited to get some SmartHome stuff now so I can turn on/off lights, heat, etc. The only tiny issue I have is that for some reason Alexa doesn't pick up my husband's voice as much as it does mine - maybe because I've used it more? Really cool, though, overall - I feel like Judy Jetson!

I finally found a woman (Alexa) that listens and can be controlled. (Just kidding) Excellent product. This device saves a lot of time by automating my household items and by adding information and music to areas I spend a lot of time in. Eliminates the need from carrying a radio from room to room.

I just set this whole device up for my dad--he LOVES IT! First of all, the Dot, just by itself, is simply amazing! It is a simple and intuitive way to access all kinds of music and information. We started listening to songs last night, and each song triggered another song memory. So we would listen to a song, add it to a custom playlist that we created, and then ask for the next song that came to us. How cool is that!?!? As you likely know, this device is can be used to control the included lights, (Alexa, turn on the lights, please. Done.) but it can also control any other device that has a mechanical switch and is plugged into a smart plug. Have a WiFi thermostat? If it is Alexa compatible, it an control that too! To be sure, the speaker isn't the best. If you want background music, or use it mostly for news updates or whatever, it is fine. For example, if you have it in the kitchen so you can have your jam on in the background when you cook--perfect. However, if you are looking for more audio umphf, then you can pair it via Bluetooth to whatever speaker you have. I have it paired to a Bose Soundlink Mini and it sounds great. The cool thing about that is that when your Bluetooth speaker is on, it plays through that. Turn it off, and it automatically reverts to the Dot speakers. That is just good planning on Amazon's part. BONUS: Want whole home music? You can integrate multiple units to have whole home sound at a fraction of the price of really expensive Bose and Sonos uptions. DOUBLE BONUS: Want a whole home intercom system??? Use the DROP IN feature and BOOM--room to room OR whole home intercom system. All in all, do I recommend this device? YES!!!! I have already purchased several units, and plan to purchase more in the future. Questions? Let me know! Helpful? Let me know!

Sound quality is the best I've heard on a speaker of this size!!! Definitely worth paying a little extra for this one over the 2nd generation model. I'm not going to discuss the functionality as there's tons of info already out there. One important note: If you set up the Alexa app on your phone, IT WILL IMPORT ALL OF YOUR PHONE CONTACTS. I didn't think I gave it permission to do so but Alexa did indeed import my contacts! You may have read stories how, WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE, Alexa can record what's being said in your home and then send it to ANY or ALL of those contacts! Yikes! And, I won't want any of my kids to accidentally send messages to or call people on my contact list. So, if you want to keep your contacts from Alexa and prevent that from happening here's how I did it: Before installiing the Alexa app on your phone, export your contacts to a file and save it for later. Then, go back to the phone and delete those contacts (don't worry, you'll import them back in later). Now, install the Alexa app on your phone and go through the set up process. At some point, you'll have the option to allow Alexa to automatically import any additions to your contacts. Please "disable" that option. After you're done with the installation, you'll notice there are no contacts in your Alexa app! Now, you can import your contacts back into your phonebook using the file that you initially created and you're good to go! If you already installed the app but want to delete your contacts from Alexa, it's not too late. Simply export your phone contacts to a file and save for later. Then, delete the contacts from your phone. Now, open the Alexa app and click "Contacts." On the Contacts page, click on "Import Contacts" and enable it by moving the button to the right side. This will cause Alexa to replace your existing contacts with the now empty phonebook. After a few minutes, your Alexa contacts will be gone. Go back and disable "Import Contacts" to prevent Alexa from importing them in the future. You can now import the contact file that you created back into your phone. Of course there may be some contacts you do want to use with Alexa. I simply added them manually by clicking "Add Contact." I hope this info is helpful as I wasn't able to find an easy way to manage Alexa contacts.