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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 93

1773 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1773 reviews of Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Echo Studio review: The best Echo speaker yet

 

Amazon's Echo speaker line has always been second-tier when it came to sound. No more. With brawling bass, hi-res audio chops, and Dolby Atmos support, the Echo Studio is Amazon's best smart speaker yet and a contender for the smart speaker of choice....

Class-leading bass ; Slick and simple setup ; Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio support ; Large, sprawling soundstage ; All the Alexa smarts

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Amazon Echo Flex

 

The Amazon Echo Flex is a tiny plug-in speaker that lets you add Alexa voice assistant features to any room of the house.

Inexpensive. Easy to set up and use. Fully functional Alexa voice capabilities.

Weak audio. Works best with a high, unobscured wall outlet.

Bottom Line: The Amazon Echo Flex is a tiny plug-in speaker that lets you add Alexa voice assistant features to any room of the house.

Nov, 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 : Ry Crist (cnet.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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 : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Amazon Echo Studio review: Not quite the best smart speaker, but a fantastic value

 

The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity, and Sonos has the better multi-room ecosystem, but Amazon's best Echo shouldn't be overlooked.

Great audio performance for the money ; Supports 3D audio (Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio) ; Can be paired with Amazon’s inexpensive subwoofer and/or a second Studio for stereo

Lack of Z-Wave support weakens its abilities as a smart home hub ; You must subscribe to Amazon Music to get 3D audio ; Speaker enclosure is insufficently isolated from the surface it's placed on

The Echo Studio isn’t an audiophile loudspeaker, but it is an awesome speaker for the price. In terms of networked smart speakers, the $200 is the Studio’s closest competitor. It’s not nearly as powerful, but Sonos has the best multi-room audio...

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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

None

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

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

Price comparison for Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

  Store     Price
Dell.com Amazon Echo - 3rd Generation - smart speaker...
""""" Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Amazon Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display- Black
"8"" HD touchscreen adds video capability to Amazon Alexa voice control system,make hands-free video or...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Dell.com Amazon Echo - 3rd Generation - smart speaker...
""""" Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Amazon Echo Show 8 HD Smart Speaker- White
"8"" HD touchscreen adds video capability to Amazon Alexa voice control system,make hands-free video or...
$99.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Amazon Echo Plus 2- White
offers hands-free control of popular music streaming services and smart home devices,Bluetooth-enabled for...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Amazon Echo Plus 2- Black
offers hands-free control of popular music streaming services and smart home devices,Bluetooth-enabled for...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Amazon Echo Studio Smart Speaker
"built-in 24-bit DAC for high-resolution music streaming,three 2"" midrange speakers, one 1"" front-firing...
$199.00 TO SHOP
Crutchfield Amazon Echo Show 2- Black
"10.1"" HD touchscreen adds video capability to Amazon Alexa voice control system,make hands-free video or...
$229.00 TO SHOP
Build.com Anzzi LSAZ057-041 Echo Brass and Glass Deck Mounted...
Anzzi LSAZ057-041 Features: Faucet is included Constructed from brass and glass Faucet installs in a single...
$238.00 TO SHOP
Build.com Anzzi LSAZ057-097 Echo Brass and Glass Deck Mounted...
Anzzi LSAZ057-097 Features: Faucet is included Constructed from brass and glass Faucet installs in a single...
$254.00 TO SHOP

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