Amazon Echo Spot
The Echo Spot brings Alexa in the form of a tiny touchscreen alarm clock. Its display is indeed pretty useful, as its adds additional context and visual information. It's great for video calls, too. And yet, its current $130 asking price feels high for what's essentially a smart alarm clock, especially when the Echo Show costs only $20 more and has better audio quality. We still really like the Echo Spot, but we'd hold off and wait for the price to come down.
- Cute design
- Touchscreen enhances the Alexa experience
- Great for video calls
- Expensive for what it is
- The tiny screen isn't suitable for longer videos
- Mediocre audio quality
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (1)
- 76AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET70Amazon Echo Spot review: Alexa's touchscreen misseThe Echo Spot is a fine for what it is, but Amazon still hasn't done enough to convince us that Alexa needs a touchscreen at all.Gizmodo90Amazon's Echo Spot Is a Good-as-Hell Alarm ClockIf you really want an alarm clock, and are okay with that crazy $100 premium for a nice little display, the Spot does the trick. It just makes me question why half of the rest of the Amazon Echo lineup exists right now.Tom's Guide70Amazon Echo Spot Review: Alexa Just Killed Your AlThe sphere-like Echo Spot is more compact than the Echo Show and provides good audio quality for its size, but the circular screen is small.Mashable90Amazon Echo Spot review: The alarm clock, reinventAmazon's Echo Spot is everything the Echo Show should have been, and it's easily our favorite Echo yet.Time703 Things I Loved About Amazon's Newest Echo (And 3If you really only see yourself using the Echo for playing music, manipulating smart home devices, and answering simple questions, you probably don’t need a screen at all, and should just opt for the cheaper $99 second generation Echo.SlashGear70Amazon Echo Spot Review: Alexaâ€™s cutest containeAlexa’s usefulness continues unabated, but the current affordability of the Echo Show eats into the Echo Spot’s appeal, while the Echo Dot remains the best bang-for-buck for new adopters.CNBC80The Amazon Echo Spot is my new favorite EchoIf you own an Echo Dot ... this is a great upgrade from that. And if you already own a couple Echos, as I do, then the Echo Spot is a must-have. It's perfect for bedrooms, home offices (or your desk at work) and is a delight to use. It's my new favorite Echo, and easily worth the $129 asking price.The Verge70AMAZON ECHO SPOT REVIEW: AN ALMOST-PERFECT SMART AAt $130, it’s not particularly cheap and has that pesky camera that most people will not want in their bedrooms. Despite that, I personally really like it: it looks cool, doesn’t take up a lot of space on my nightstand, and as mentioned, kills two birds with one stone in my bedroom.Digital Trends80Amazon Echo Spot reviewIf you’re in the market for a smart speaker that doubles as a cute little screen and an alarm clock, buy the Spot.USA Today70Amazon's Echo Spot review: This small smart-speakeEcho Spot is the second Echo that is meant to be seen as well as heard. Only for now I wish there was more and better things to watch, with video that is properly formatted to take advantage of the smaller display.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsSteve90May 6, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!What an absolute gem!!! My little Amazon Echo Spot, of whom I've named "Spott" (yes, I do realize that I have 2 letter 'T's in the name Spott!).She really is a beaut, as I also possess the Amazon Echo Dot, the Google Home and the Google Home Mini, and I must say that for such a modest amount of under $200 Aussie bucks, she does contain a boatload of features but without containing any of the bloatware which unsuspectingly tags along with many of other similar or related products!This is quite a refreshing change, but because of having such a very low amount of bloatware onboard, many may very well be of the opinion that she can be a bit on the featureless side, despite having just enough features for what one really does need.Here is how I sum it up in one paragraph:The Echo Spot is simple in its design & user interface, simple in its application of various functionalities such as photos, audio books, video and more...but is also quite the power-plant to keep up with heavy demands in all aspects in media, and by no means is it lacking power in any way.She is likened to an Echo Dot with a screen - hence Echo Spot !!The only thing I found slightly lacking was the sound quality of the onboard speaker itself, as I found that it was okay in the bass department (especially for a device of this size!) but felt that it was lacking in the treble range surprisingly enough - as the Echo Dot has had a long history of actually being the exact opposite! Too tinny, but substantially not enough bass response.So, all in all, the Amazon Echo Spot is a fantastic little unit which can be placed almost anywhere within the home in order for you to keep tabs with the vastly powerful online network of the interwebs.So my little caveat here for you to take away regarding this very brief testimonial is that you really should go out and get yourself either a black or a white Echo Spot as soon as humanly possible but only if a couple of stipulations are met.They are: If you do not already currently have either an Amazon Echo Spot (obviously!), Echo Dot, Echo Show (sorta like Echo Spots very big brother with a much bigger screen) - AND if you can obtain a site in which they are selling the Echo Spot for UNDER $200 Australian (Approx.USD$150) then, and only then is the Echo Spot worth buying for all of the special features of which I have been mentioning here within this short testimonial review of the most amazing Amazon Echo Spot.Steve C.
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