Sunday, December 17, 2017

Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation Highlights and Specs


The Amazon Echo Dot allows you to do voice commands hands free on your house. It can do voice calls, read and send text messages, control your music, book an uber ride all done without holding your smartphone. You can put it anywhere in the house and it will pick your voice within the room. And with the help of alexa app you can manage and editing settings on your Echo Doit device.

Tech Highlights 

Made for a room

Control and do voice commands in the entire room, you can do it even without even far from the device as long as you are inside a room. Put it beside on your bedroom as an instant alarm clock. You can even listen music on it, if the speakers are not loud enough for your music listening pleasure, you can add or attach an additional speaker and with multiple Echo Dot devices in your entire house it can play all the same music at once.

Music Control and Information

You can pause, play or skip music all in your Amazon Echo Dot, and that's not all it can also search lyrics for your amazon echo and it can suggest music for you depends on your genre or current mood.
The Echo Dot also supports voice control on popular music servers like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify, SiriusXM, etc.

Hands-free Calling Anywhere in your Room

With the ability of hands-free calling you can talk anywhere within the premises of your room to do voice calling. The echo dot will hear your voice even if you are lying on the bed. You can even communicate with another Echo Dot within the house, you can use it like a walkie talkie if your lazy enough to even stand up.

Voice Control Your Smart Devices

You can control your house like turning off the lights or adjusting the thermostat with Echo Dot. No need to standup and fiddle with switches. All can be done when you have compatible devices that Echo Dot can control.
Here are the compatible smart controlled devices supported by Echo Dot.

  • Wemo
  • Samsung Smart Things
  • Hue Personal Wireless Lighting
  • Insteon
  • Tp-Link
  • Nest
  • Ecobee
  • Wink

Far Field Voice Recognition

It has seven microphones built-in that use beam-forming technology and a enhanced noise cancellation that can pick up your voice without raising or yelling. It can easily pickup voice commands even when playing music or having noisy housemates.

Alexa Cloud

Alexa is always learning on how you do commands and further enhance the voice commands and what you do on a daily basis. The Echo Dot is always connected to the cloud so that if there are any updates, it can do it automatically. Echo Dot never stops learning from you and it can also learn skills like calling an uber ride or even tracks your fitness stats via fitbit.

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer Amazon
Model Echo Dot
Device Features Voice Recognition
  • Wi-Fi Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 and 5GHz
  • Bluetooth
Audio Out Speaker with 3.5mm jack line out
Audio In 7 Microphones
Smartphone Compatibility
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Fire OS
Music Servers Compatibility
  • Amazon Music
  • Pandora
  • TuneIn
  • iHeartRadio
  • Spotify
  • SiriusXM
Smart Devices Compatibility
  • Wemo
  • Samsung Smart Things
  • Hue Professional Lighting
  • Insteon
  • Tp-Link
  • Nest
  • Ecobee
  • Wink
Other Services Compatibility
  • Dominos Delivery
  • Uber
  • ADT
  • TC
  • Elle Horiscopes
  • Stub Hub
  • Huffington Post
  • Cambell's Kitchen
  • Mojio
Dimensions 32mm x 84mm x 84mm
Weight 163 Grams
Included in the Box
  • 9 Watts Power Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Cheap Price Point
  • Far microphone sound pickup
  • Noise cancellation works even when playing music


  • The built-in speaker are not good for listening music, you really need to connect it on a external speaker thru 3.5mm jack line out
  • Not great search engine
  • Hard to setup the Wi-Fi connection when first used

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