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Amazon Echo (2017)

from  $79.99+
from  $79.99+
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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

The best thing about the new Amazon Echo? Its price. At $100, it’s cheaper than the original, Google Home and Sonos One. But it also sounds worse than those devices, delivering somewhat flat audio that emphasizes the high end and vocals at the expense of bass. Still, the second-generation Echo is quick to decipher your commands and Alexa is smart as a whip. Unless you're married to Google Assistant or Siri, this is a decent option for those buying their first smart speaker.

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Pros
  • Cheaper than predecessor
  • Attractive, interchangeable shells
  • Powerful microphones
  • Alexa keeps getting smarter
Cons
  • Subpar audio quality

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Wireless speakers
Connections
3 5mm, Wifi

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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