“For $50, turn your Bluetooth speaker into a device that responds to voice commands.” That’s Amazon’s pitch with the Echo Dot, and it’s a damn good one.
The puck-sized device connects to your speaker, via Bluetooth or direct connection, and brings Alexa into your home. If you have multiple speakers, it can sync all of them for a multi-room experience. Additionally, it allows you to control your home’s other smart devices, like WeMo switches, Nest, ecobee and Philips Hue. Ask it questions, order takeout or just connect to your other speakers — the Dot is your inexpensive, all-in-one, wireless solution.
Battery Life: must be plugged in
Connectivity: wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n networks, Bluetooth
Weight: 5.7 ounces
Size: 1.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 inches
Compatibility: Android, iOS, Fire OS