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Amazon Echo Spot

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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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Cute design
  • Touchscreen enhances the Alexa experience
  • Great for video calls
Cons
  • Expensive for what it is
  • The tiny screen isn't suitable for longer videos
  • Mediocre audio quality
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Key Specs

Type
Connected display
Screen size
2.522
Model

General

Type
Connected display
Operating system
Android

Networking

WiFi
Yes

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Mono

Other features

Screen size
2.5 inches