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– March 24, 2021
I purchased this as i always do with the latest and greatest echo devices. This was a sour Disappointment for someone who is used to amazon improving on their devices yearly.
Complaints:1. They shipped my Black echo, with a WHITE cord, In the past the cord color matched the device, why change?2. The charger is Noticeably larger and cheaper looking, sporting rounded corners and a bulky design.3. The sound quality vs my 2nd Gen Dot has actually gotten worse. This speaker lacks bass and is very “hollow” sounding. The gen 2 speaker blows the gen 3 out of the water, IMO they majorly cheaped out to get you other features like an Ai core and a bulkier bigger device, in bigger packaging, requiring more shiping cost, a poor trade off for quality.4. Its fabric mesh, and construction seem cheaper than previous generations, it is significantly lighter than a previous gen (my guess is a small speaker magnet and more airspace due to its odd shape)5. Its small, i thought the ball was cool, big and substantially, Like a speaker should be, but its tennis ball sized and looks like a childs toy, or a cheap bluetooth speaker you got for $5…..6. It has this awful “sheen” to the plastic that makes it look like some Chinese garbage product….7. The buttons feel awful and cheap compared to previous generations.
Pros:It has underglow now.
Overall its clear this product was rushed, or had a strict budget in which a lot of its features, and quality were stripped. The gen2 dots are amazing, and if you weren;t going to make them better, why release a gen 3?
It costs more, its much much worse in basically every category, and in my opinion, is a complete fail. Its supreme selling a brick because you want it. Buy a gen2, you’ll be happier
– April 5, 2021
I have two of the 3rd generation ones and this one works nowhere near as well. Because I have a few of these, I am well aware of what they are supposed to do and what the commands are. I got this one for my mother’s bedroom. This one misunderstands me at least 50% of the time and does not recognize her commands even moreso. It is quite frustrating to have to repeat myself constantly, especially because she can’t turn on the lights, so we got this especially to turn on and off the lights via voice commands. The sound quality is still decent, which is really the only positive trait.
Hart to Hart
– May 4, 2021
I have a Google mini I don’t know it’s an older one it works perfect connect no problem never had a problem with it then I bought the second one for my garage this sucker will disconnect constantly never stays connected you have to reset it up every day it’s just a pain in the I can not figure it out .. This one’s a nest mini, where the other one was just a Google mini .
– May 6, 2021
This new 4th Gen Echo Dot brings a new spherical shape to the Echo Dot lineup. It is about the same width as the previous Echo 3rd Gen, but since it is a ball now it is obviously a little taller. The blue light is now on the bottom. Here are my thought so far:
– Bottom ring light. The new blue light on the bottom actually illuminates the surface that the Dot is sitting on. This actually makes the light considerably more noticeable, especially if sitting on a semi-reflective surface.– Slightly better sound. The actual speaker hardware is the same as the 3rd Gen Dot, but this one sounds slightly better to my ear. This could be because the speaker is pointed toward the front, instead of pointing straight up like it was in the previous model.
– Aesthetics. This is personal opinion of course, but I think I prefer the smaller, less noticeable “hockey puck” shape of the previous models. This one is closer to a softball, and stands out much more. Sure it might be better for creating sound, but I don’t use Dots for music listening anyway. If I wanted to do that I would use a regular Echo or Echo Studio, which of course sound much better than this Dot. The whole point of the Dot for me was to use it in locations where I wanted a small device that doesn’t take up much space.– Price. The old Gen 3 Dot is now $10 cheaper than this version, and it is really hard for me to justify choosing this Gen 4. It really seems like you are just paying for the new shape and very slightly better sound, but that doesn’t currently seem worth it to me. There just aren’t enough improvements from what I’ve seen so far.
All in all, this new Gen 4 Dot might be worth it for you if you really dig the ball shape and bottom ring light, but otherwise I’d have to recommend sticking with the Gen 3 for $10 less.
– May 10, 2021
Does not always pick up commands or understand basic simple questions being asked. Great for amazon music and for timers. Does not link my amazon shipping info to give updates .. but does light up when a package has been delivered.
– May 18, 2021
Bought this package because it was such a good deal for the expensive light bulb. Didn’t think I would enjoy the Dot as much as I do! Great sound and easy to set up with my other Smart devices.
– May 27, 2021
Great product, I think😂😅, my girlfriend thinks it’s funny to leave me reminders on it, so before I go to work I hit the kitchen for my coffee, load in the lunch and during this I’m being reminded of things I need to do today, on top of my 10hour work day and 2 hour commute😂😅🤣, gotta love technology, great product, integrate some home smart things and your set, must have for all homes, go ahead buy one, you will thank me for this review later🤣😅😂, ENJOY
– June 2, 2021
I’m not a native speaker,I’m sorry for a grammar mistakes.I love my new echo dot! It has a nice sound speaker with an amazing app that’s been improved so much over the years. I received it today and enjoy so much for so many reasons. It has a really sleek design and an improved sound system from the first generation for sure. I have had Alexa in my house for a couple of years now and it has been a great experience.Highlights of this generation:– Great new sphere design with a light ring on a bottom– Quality of material– Sounds with bass is amazing and I feel it. Will be super nice in stereo mode– Climate Pledge Certified– Easy set up as always
but also have some negative– If you have an old generation Alexa at least 1st and 2nd it won’t pair for multiple room use music,don’t know about 3rd generation-Also it don’t have anymore micro usb,I thought since in 2020 it will be usb C but nope… and this new cord look ridicules
Up to you if you wanna buy it now but probably the best to save some $$ wait until Black Friday on cyber Monday and get it on sale. Will totally buy another one when it will be on sale.P.S. 4 starts for old style ugly cord
– June 7, 2021
Device is great, but beware… the black ones come with a white cable… unlike the previous model. No idea why they did this.
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