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Amazon Echo Spot (2017)

Amazon Echo Spot (2017)
alaScore 96

149 reviews

Aug, 2019

We have collected and analyzed 36 expert reviews and 113 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is Jul 7, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 9694 reviews from other Smart Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 21, 2019.

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Amazon Echo Spot review: As smart as it is cute


"Hey Alexa, show me the cutest Echo ever."

I adore the Echo Spot. It looks great on my nightstand, and I love using it in the kitchen to look up recipes or add to my grocery list. The screen enhances the standard Alexa experience; I love being able to see the information rather than just listen...

Dec, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel (

Amazon Echo Spot review


Cute, sleek looking device ; Intuitive controls ; User-friendly ; Alexa keeps getting smarter

Video camera could be a privacy issue ; Wish it had a USB port

With its sleek design and the additional alarm clock features, the Echo Spot is an attractive device that could be useful in any room.

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Amazon Echo Spot


The tiny, Alexa-powered, touch-screen Amazon Echo Spot makes a perfect smart bedside or desk clock.

Super cute design. Useful display. Supports all Alexa features. 3.5mm output.

Not a powerful speaker. No non-camera option.

These are quibbles. The Echo Spot is one of the nicest, most flexible alarm-clock-like gadgets we've ever seen. It's beautifully designed and works well. It's also been around for two years, and in that time we've seen some equally useful and...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ry Crist (

Amazon Echo Spot review


Gaze into the abyss, and the abyss gazes back. That's what's running through my head on my first night testing the Amazon Echo Spot. I'm lying in bed struggling to fall asleep as I sometimes do, and it's sitting there displaying the time on my...

The Echo Spot is a well-made device with a good-looking design, and it's handy for quick, voice-activated video calls. Sound quality was better than we expected, and noticeably better than the Echo Dot's.

The Echo Spot doesn't currently support YouTube, nor does it offer many video sources for your flash briefings. The touchscreen adds less than it should to the Alexa experience, and it's too small to be helpful unless you're within a few feet of the...

The Echo Spot is a fine for what it is, but Amazon still hasn't done enough to convince us that Alexa needs a touchscreen at all.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Amazon Echo Spot Review: Alexa’s cutest container


Of all Alexa's various enclosures, the Amazon Echo Spot is undoubtedly the cutest. Its body is spherical - larger than a baseball, but much smaller than an Echo Show - and fronted with a 2.5-inch circular touchscreen. That's a display shape still rare...

Most attractive Echo device so-far ; Alexa is as capable as ever ; Speaker is loud and mic-array works well ; Cheaper than Echo Show ; 3.5mm and Bluetooth audio options

Alexa Skills can look awkward on circular screen ; No YouTube support (currently) ; Price difference with Echo Show is (currently) small ; Circular display isn't ideal for video

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Simon (

Amazon Echo Spot review: This Alexa speaker is as sharp as it is smart


The Amazon Echo Spot is the new best smart speaker, beating out the larger Echo Show as well as the Google Home.

Excellent design that looks great in any room ; 2.5-inch circular screen is bright, crisp, and doubles as a clock ; Camera can be completely disabled

Hefty cord somewhat limits where it can be placed ; Videos are truncated in full-screen mode

The Echo Spot is easily my favorite smart speaker, and I have plenty of them in my house: two Dots, two Google Homes, and a full-sized Echo. I was too put off by the Show's size to take the plunge, but the Spot's good looks, versatility, and overall...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus or Echo Spot: Which Alexa smart speaker is right for you?


The answer used to be easy. But we'll help you decide among the dizzying array of Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Dot, Echo Show and Echo Look.

Recently discontinued, the first-gen Echo was the first smart speaker. We’d seen other voice-controlled computers before—anyone remember ?—but Amazon’s was the first that was actually good for something (even if we dinged its acoustic performance in...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (

Amazon Echo Spot Review


With a built-in camera, a 2.5-inch circular, alarm-clock-esque touchscreen display, and a $129.99 price tag, the Amazon Echo Spot puts a small, interactive face on the company's well-known Alexa assistant and retains all the skills and functionalities...

Touchscreen interface makes some tasks easier and Alexa slightly more tangible ; Good looks; can fit in most any room ; Decent sound for a small device ; Front-facing camera adds value

Lacking in display integration and touchscreen interaction with Alexa/Skills

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Amazon Echo Spot Review: Alexa Just Killed Your Alarm Clock


The $129 Echo Spot will appeal to people who are looking for a smart Alexa-enabled clock for their nightstand or office. Its small, circular screen, while quirky, is useful for delivering information. But I suspect most people will use it just as a clock.

Has an attractive design ; Its audio is good for the speaker's size ; Built-in camera works well ; Fits well on a nightstand

Screen is too small to be very useful ; Needs more clockfaces

The sphere-like Echo Spot is more compact than the Echo Show and provides good audio quality for its size, but the circular screen is small.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Roger Fingas (

Review: Amazon's Echo Spot is a cool device, but needs to do more with its screen


The Echo Spot is undeniably a cool product, but without YouTube it's hard to justify over a regular Echo, except for people with security cameras or those wanting the world's best alarm clock.

Most people can safely skip the Echo Spot if they want and get another smartspeaker. There are better-sounding options, and if you want its alarm functions any screenless Echo will do, so long as you're prepared to say "Alexa, stop" before leaving for...

Jun, 2018

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