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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

We have collected and analysed 76 expert reviews and 1715 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Mar 20, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 10947 reviews from other Smart Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 21, 2022.

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Expert review by : Sam Pinney (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo (previous generation) Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Amazon Echo review: this voice-activated assistant is a mature, useful addition to any home. It's essential for anyone with a smart home

Nice-looking ; Easy set-up ; Versatile with ever-growing Skills selection ; Good voice recognition that gets better over time ; Voice control over smart home

Poor sound compared to speakers in price range ; Must remain connected to the mains ; Limited choice of music streaming services

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Sam Pinney (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Echo

 

Imagine a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker, but one with a voice-controlled personal assistant inside. That's the Amazon Echo, which gives you a personal assistant called Alexa. She is the first AI personal assistant to merit a dedicated device. She will...

Here is a program I just invented with Alexa.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Alistair Charlton (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Auto review

 

Bring the Alexa voice assistant to almost any car, but is it any good? Find out in T3's Amazon Echo Auto review

Compact design ; Easy to set up ; Very good microphones

Alexa doesn’t always understand ; Location issues when asking for directions ; Requires a data connection to your phone

The Echo Auto is a simple way to bring the Alexa voice assistant to almost any vehicle. Excellent microphones mean Alexa hears you clearly and serves up music, podcasts, radio and driving directions with a simple command. But it is reliant on your...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Studio Review

 

Excellent value for the size and power ; Loud, clear sound ; Compelling directional audio

Requires Amazon Music HD to listen to fully 3D Ultra HD music

With surprisingly robust Dolby Atmos-compatible directional audio, Amazon's Echo Studio delivers just as much power as smart speakers that cost twice as much.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Amazon Echo Studio review: best sounding Echo by far assails Sonos One with hi-def and 3D audio

 

Amazon Echo Studio is excellent but you do need an Amazon Music HD sub to get the full effect

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Amazon Echo review: Amazon's main Echo gets cheaper, Alexa gets better

 

While Alexa is improving all the time and the Echo is great value for money, those looking for top-notch audio quality will be disappointed

Great music and list making ; You can shop through it ; Best. Kitchen timer. Ever.

Very middling as a speaker ; Lots of clonky apps ; Echo Dot is better value

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Nick Pino Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo (2014) review

 

Amazon Echo is stunning, sleek and slowly becoming more sentient

Intelligent voice recognition ; Large ecosystem and growing ; Well built

Caters to Prime ; Lackluster sound quality ; Multi-user support lacking

As purely a Bluetooth speaker, the Echo leaves a lot to be desired. Paired with a natural, engrossing AI, however, Amazon's grand experiment in artificial intelligence is one of the most interesting gadgets of recent years.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Tauren Dyson (cnet.com)

4 reasons to get an Amazon Echo for your grandparents

 

Young or old, Alexa is a great companion for anyone.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Use your Amazon Echo to buy your holiday gifts

 

Let your smart speaker help you shop.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (techradar.com)

Amazon Echo review

 

Much too foreign for AI

Attractive design ; Dependable voice recognition

No real usefulness ; Audio quality is average

If you’re asking us whether the Echo is a device you need, the answer is a firm no. But as geeks and early adopters of technology, we do like what it stands for. It’s a mere party trick at times. If you're asking me whether the Echo is a device you...

Feb, 2018

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