Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9
Rated 2 out of 5 by scameron Defective -- fun for the two hours it worked
I got this as a family gift for Christmas and set it up a couple of days after Christmas. I loved it....for the two hours or so it worked. I was playing music and suddenly the music volume and quality went down and it started this awful loud buzzing noise. I thought it was an aberration. So tried it again the next day and every time I plugged it in it would make the buzzing sound. I called Amazon and they offered to refurbish it....a brand new product, which I found disappointing as a longtime Amazon customer. I was glad I purchased it through QVC so I could send it back with no problem. I had fun with it while it lasted but am afraid to give it another shot. Very disappointing. Surprising because I love my two Kindles and every other Amazon product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slocochef Excellent
I have been reading on line in some techie 'groups' of the Echo's potential - and the upcoming more pricey one's that will have a nice size screen on them - and I'm blown away .... evidently now and again she's spouting off without a prompt that which was eerie for a few folks ... But I finally decided to open the box today and simply set it up in less than 5 minutes - asked her to play Christmas tunes and WOW - I have not heard the same song for hours - even heard James Taylor sing a carol in French lol... The speaker fills my living room and kitchen fine - and sounds just beautiful - all I need for this size area with really nice quality imho but I'm not a home audiophile... it just sounds great! And I sit here all afternoon asking her to turn it up and turn it down .... just that alone - asking from afar for my music to be turned up on a favorite song - is worth the price of admission to me.... Good sound and obeys how loud my music is and the song choices are astounding - as I'm so new I dunno where the music is streaming from - I have a prime account but never ordered any special music programs before. I got the black and have not read much about the skin choices or anything else like audible books etc... I need to let things settle in a bit - so for now she's my new voice controlled music source and really all I had before was my ipad or cable TV holiday music. I know it's after Christmas but I can't break away from these fascinating restul peaceful tunes .... My pets don't mind her - dogs and a cat - one dog chose to nap close to her twice - bonus no issues there. I also have a Dot .... will probably hook it up for the bedroom to my one Bluetooth speaker as the Dot's can do that where Echo's cannot. If that works as well maybe next month we'll try a few other things - nice to be able to take your time with a great toy that will take a very long time to tire of if ever! I paid $159 a preferred price but not the TSV that had her down to $139 ... now she's $179 and on waitlist - same with amazon - they wont' be in for a couple weeks - totally worth the wait!!! I bought one brother and my dad a Dot as we were all apart for Christmas but those two were gonna visit - both are engineers though my Dad retired - I was told they had a blast and were not bored with them!
Rated 5 out of 5 by farmer kate Awesome
Having a blast with it bought three, two for gifts one for us.... great sound. Super purchase
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mallion Love This Girl
Love my echo so much , I have to laugh sometimes, when she gives me a comment back.. great sound , apps for music are great. Brought the base so I can take with me. Love asking her "what's the temperature ", and I can get it for any state I choose , she is full of knowledge .. I agree, the more you use her , the smarter she gets ... and you don't have to buy appts just to use her. It was so easy to set up!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by lvypnt Awesome Technology
Bought the Echo as a Today's Special Value prior to Christmas. Awesome technology!!! Sound quality is awesome!!! Almost bought just a speaker from a company that has a great reputation but decided to give the Echo a try first. Happy I did!!! The speaker is what really sold me on the purchase, I was extremely surprised with the quality.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bellgirl Love her
I have two in our home one in living room an the other in our master bedroom, love love her the music ,jokes, information an her wake up alarm is great, highly recommend her !!! The best product I have ever purchased !!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoor lovers Now Just Waiting On Her Sisters The "dots"
We've done the research and went with her.. If your not giving her 5 stars then your not using her to her potential! Yes there is set up to open her talents but just as one of our 5 boys she needs taught the how to do things, and as our kids she has learned and is learning and helping everyone in her new family! The boys love her, my wife loves the help with the shopping list and having her play all the John Mayer song she wants! Before we leave we ask about the weather and the traffic on our way to work! Can't wait for the dots to come back to QVC..
Rated 5 out of 5 by litdoc Love Alex!
This is an amazing device. There are hundreds of free and skills. Alexa can be sassy at times and usually makes me giggle with her corny jokes.