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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 96

1774 reviews

Jul, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1774 reviews of Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tauren Dyson (

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 (

Use your Amazon Echo to buy your holiday gifts


Let your smart speaker help you shop.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ry Crist (

Amazon Echo review


The world has changed since Amazon introduced its first smart speaker in 2014. Back then, the Echo was something of an oddity -- a bookshelf speaker made interactive and, remarkably, truly useful through Amazon's voice-activated Alexa virtual...

Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features, integrations and use cases, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's potential.

The Echo's sound quality is slightly uneven at times, with weak bass at high volumes. It also can't distinguish between different voices like the Google Home smart speaker can.

More than two years after its debut, the smarter-than-ever Amazon Echo remains one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Pierce (

Amazon Echo review: listen up


"Alexa, what's the weather today?" "ALEXA! What's the weather today?" "ALEXA WHAT IS THE WEATHER TODAY GODDAMMIT." "Right now, in New York it's 25 degrees with clear skies and sun. Today's forecast...

Fast and simple to interact with ; Impressive mic and hearing range ; Joke-telling game is strong

Way too finicky ; Sometimes Alexa just ignores you ; Needs a real ecosystem outside of Amazon

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Vikka Abat (

Amazon continues to dominate Google in the smart speaker market


Despite the increase in competitors, Amazon is still the frontrunner in the home smart speaker race. eMarketer reports that Amazon is expected to maintain its lead through 2021 with Amazon Echo devices estimated to make

Amazon Echos beat out Google and Apple smart speakers by a lot.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

Amazon Echo Buds review: Best mix of value and features in wireless earbuds Review | ZDNet


Over the years I have run with a variety of wireless earbuds with models in the $180 to $200 range best meeting my needs. Amazon recently launched its entry into this space and at $130 the Echo Buds are the headphones most should consider this holiday...

Excellent fit, even with sweat and movement ; Solid sound quality ; Good level of noise reduction ; Hands-free Alexa support ; Good level of water resistance ; Great price for feature set ; Excellent five hour battery life and three extra case charges

Use of microUSB for charging case

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : james kendrick (

Amazon Echo review: A perfect 10


This unique device from the folks at Amazon wants to be your invisible friend in the room. In some ways it probably will be.

Good audio ; Accurate voice input ; Endless information on tap ; Seamless Bluetooth operation by voice


Nov, 2014

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Amazon Echo Glow


Easy to install and use. Dimmable. Tap control. Interacts with other smart devices via Alexa routines.

Light could be brighter. Requires Echo device for voice control. Lacks IFTTT support.

The Amazon Echo Glow is a small Wi-Fi-enabled night-light designed for kids. It offers 16 colors and touch control, but it doesn't have a microphone or speaker and depends on another device for voice control.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Grant Clauser (

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Voice Controlled Speaker Is Best for You?


We spent months living with voice-controlled smart speakers, and we think the Amazon Echo and Google Home are both pretty good, depending on your needs.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (

​Amazon Echo Review: I Just Spoke to the Future And It Listened


It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. “Alexa,” I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, “Shut up.” The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out....

Jun, 2015

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