With Black Friday approaching fast and some great deals already available, I wanted to share my review of the Amazon Echo Dot. This would make a fantastic Christmas present if you are looking around for inspiration. In fact I bought it last Christmas for my boys and they love it! I have a giggle every morning when I hear Oliver, my ten year old calling from his room ‘Alexa, play It’s not unusual by Tom Jones from Spotify’. It’s his favourite getting ready for school song!
What is the Amazon Echo Dot?
Amazon Echo dot is a much smaller version of the Amazon Echo and is basically a hands free speaker which uses your voice and ‘Alexa’ to play music, answer questions and even to connect to other Smart devices around your home (If you have them). Its small in design and it listens for the wake word of ‘Alexa’ before lighting up when listening or replying to your questions or instructions.
What can you ask the Amazon Echo Dot To Do?
Some of the most commons commands used in our house are asking Alexa to play music; checking the weather for the day; setting a morning alarm; or even reading a book from audible. The sound is good for such a small speaker but you can also connect to other Bluetooth devices. This includes other speakers likeSonos which would massively improve the sound quality. I also heard via my niece that she has on occasion, used it to answer her homework questions but I’m not sharing that bit with my boys just yet!
One of the most impressive features of all, is it’s ability to connect to smart devices across your home. The Amazon Echo is compatible with a range of smart devices like the Nest thermostat or the Philips Hue lights so you can switch the lights on or off from your bed – the ultimate in laziness 🙂
A couple of months ago, Amazon brought out a third generation model with a much better speaker. Its design is also more appealing with a textured material cover, which is a big imrpovement on the original plastic version and will look great in any room of your home!
Where do I find it?
There couldnt be a better time to get your hands on the Amazon Dot! Ive seen some great deals already, Currys, Amazon and Very have the newest model for just £24.99 as part of their Black Friday deals or you could get the 2nd generation for just £19.99! Happy listening!