Amazon’s Echo Dot is a speaker that uses voice recognition software powered by the Amazon Alexa voice assistant. It resembles a hockey puck with two buttons on top.   Having one in every room will make life much easier for you especially in the garage.

Echo Dot has everything the Echo has including long range, far-field voice capabilities, a microphone off button, an action button (for WiFi).  With “Alexa” you can control smart home devices, play music, hear the news, weather, traffic, sports and answer questions.  The echo or echo dot both have abilities such as Fitbit, Domino’s Pizza, Uber and Capitol One available in the Alexa app.

There are some variations between the two, and this is why everyone should have the echo dot in every room in their home.

When you compare the echo and echo dot the software is the same.  However, the hardware is a bit different and that is what makes it interesting.

The echo dot is convenient because it uses Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to connect to speakers or headphones to play music from Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and TuneIn

Amazon has been aggressively creating an extensive Echo ecosystem by encouraging third parties to develop “skills” that let the Echo family work with their products. Amazon doesn’t manufacture thermostats, or smart lighting items but either echo or echo dot can control Lutron Caseta Wireless among other brands of smart lighting. Other compatible devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others can be connected to the echo dot.

The second-generation tiny Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker is just as smart as the first and it’s better at listening to you. It’s also the only Echo product you can connect to an existing audio setup. Adults can create their own profiles and have their own lists and calendars.  Each person will have to create their Amazon account. This deters kids from having profiles; they can’t create Amazon accounts.

Having one in every room saves you the energy of walking to the room to use it.  Amazon has also replaced the predecessor’s large speaker and volume-control dial, with a chintzy speaker and two buttons, and lowered the price. The device works better than any other similar product in the market despite its affordability.  Amazon did not compromise on quality with this product.

To conclude, the new and improved Echo Dot takes Amazon’s best-in-class smart home speaker and wraps it in a very pocket-friendly package.  It is the cheapest and the best digital voice assistant you can put in your smart home and the fact that it works with a broad range of smart home services and products make it the must have assistant  in your home.

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