Brilliant device this is my second alexa echo dot.. First I bought last year during festival season.. .. This one I purchased refurbished the discount offered was so heavy that it became unable to resist the shopping addiction... Got for around 999 in a super deal.. I've installed this in my gym along with Bluetooth amplifier The product is new only unboxed. For guys who complaining this shall study its functions once you know its potential you gonna love it only lack of little knowledge regarding the device is driving them to comment negative people who complaining low audio they shall remember this is same processor using which uses 15000 alexa with big speaker.. In this one can easily connect with bluetooty speakers by just voice command..ask anything from weather to time to alarm the flamboyant artificial intelligence device will always there to guide.. Can serve a huge boost in studies by kids asking questions related to science etc.. One can even control entire home using this device from on or off electricity to on off fridge etc obviously smart switches and smart bulbs will be needed as accessories for that.. This device has millions of uses cant be explained in one review but its strange some guys getting this device for such cheap rate still they complaining without analysing its potential
Update 1. Ended up ordering couple more 2. These are no way refurbished ones. Either I am really lucky or Amazon is sending new ones in brown boxes as refurbished. 3. Kids asking Alexa for a bed time story and Alexa responding with stories is simply priceless. 4. If you have Kindle Unlimited account, just borrow an ebook and ask Echo to play it.
This is good stuff. ———— 1.Installation was done in 2 mins. 2. I thought the sound quality will be crappy after reading other reviews. I am happy with its sounds quality. For a Rs1k sale device, the sound is too good (period). 3. It can read e-books that I brought for my kindle (not audio books but e-books). 4. I set up traffic, news and other skills 5. I paired it to a 2 channel sound system (dumb one) and the audio is simply fantastic. 6. Connected my google account and it organises my google calendar
It’s only been a day since I had it and I am exploring more (integration with IFTTT for smart home purposes is on my to-do in the future).
Ultimately you will be unleashing AWS Alexa service for your needs via this device.
I loved it. It's really nice talking to Alexa. She's really interesting and very polite. The only thing which sometimes is really irritating about this product is that it gives a lot of adds. If you ask to play a song, you first have to listen to the add and that is the only problem with this product. Rest, it is one of the best products I've ever bought.
I purchased it for my father. His vision is low, so he can't watch and set channels in TV. This is a great gift for him. Now he listens 1. TV channels astha ans astha bhajan, 2. Ramayan Story, narrated nicely by Om Puri 3. Hindi Bhajans (Hindi movie songs, gazals etc many songs are available) 4. Radio: Vividh Bharti and all FM channels 5. Hindi News from Jagran, ABP News, Aaj tak, NDTV etc.
Also he can 6. Call on my mobile by just saying, alexa call xyz (only on app) 7. Set alarm and Set reset timers 8. Set reminders 9. Set shopping list
Even kids also can use it as 10. Listen rymes 11. Ask spellings and meanings 12. Translation of sentences 13. Panchtantra ki kahaniyan And many more
As a latest feature, you can 14. Call on Skype.
Over all it is one of the best product for every member of family.