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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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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).

Engadget Review

The Echo Dot is a great secondary Alexa device for households that already own the larger Amazon Echo. It sounds great, though we wish it had smarter speaker switching. For now, it's mainly something for people addicted to Alexa.

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Pros
  • Brings Alexa to any speaker system
  • Just as fast and accurate as the larger Alexa
  • Easy to set up
Cons
  • You can only buy it through an Echo or Fire TV
  • Needs intelligent speaker switching
  • No optical audio output
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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