Amazon Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is built for the fun and convenience of avid music listeners. It uses Alexa, Amazon’s virtual digital assistant exclusively for its Echo Dot line of computing devices. Alexa is equipped with several capabilities that include an automatic connection with a wide range of gadgets. The end result is homeowners are able to open garage doors or turn on the thermostat via the Echo Dot.
The Echo Dot 3rd generation definitely has better sound quality than its predecessor. The audio is fuller and louder, an advantageous feature when you are residing in a big house. It also has a sleeker design. However, users have observed that the Gen 2 has brighter lights that signal when Alexa is awake and receptive. The signaling light in Gen 3 is dimmer, assisted by a distinct sound.
One more observed difference between Echo 2 and 3 is that the former has more built-in microphones that result in quicker, clearer voice pickup. Instructions are made clear. The Gen 3 picks up sound quite well, but just not as supreme as the Echo 2. So sometimes, users found themselves repeating instructions to Alexa in Gen 3 but only in certain contexts like in a spacious room.
The ultimate feature of an Amazon Echo is its connectivity to nearly almost every device, e.g., thermostat, windows, television, garage door, different music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, lights, lock, phones, and the list can go on. However, this connectivity requires the installation and streamlining. To a non-tech savvy user, the process can take some time. Yet to the tech-savvies, Alexa app installation is easy peasy.
Lastly, privacy security is critical with any other AI-powered device like the Echo Dot. Fortunately, one can choose to delete Alexa’s recordings or turn off the microphone. A kid filter is also available to refrain any explicit content from playing on the Echo Dot. All these technology benefits can be had for under $50. Thanks to all its features, this product also makes a perfect electronic gift for your loved ones.