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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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 Plus is a minor upgrade over the original Echo, with slightly better sound. But its much-touted smart hub feature is pretty limited, and it's not a significant improvement overall for existing Echo owners.

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Pros
  • Sounds better than the first Echo
  • Has access to thousands of Alexa skills
  • Slightly cheaper than before
Cons
  • Smart hub feature is pretty basic
  • $100 Echo is a better deal
  • Not a huge upgrade for first-gen Echo owners

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70
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
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Wireless speakers
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WiFi
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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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84
 

User Reviews

90
Jason Engadget
This is an awesome stand alone speaker for a bedroom, garage or outside (Echo...read more
100
zenbrane
It's a loud and clear Echo with great mikes. Set-up was easy. Built-in smart...read more
60
Neonix
A great-sounding speaker with an overhyped "AI" that doesn't live up to claims...read more
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