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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 94

1784 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1784 reviews of Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the sound and size are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sam Pinney (

Amazon Echo (previous generation) Review | Trusted Reviews


Amazon Echo review: this voice-activated assistant is a mature, useful addition to any home. It's essential for anyone with a smart home

Nice-looking ; Easy set-up ; Versatile with ever-growing Skills selection ; Good voice recognition that gets better over time ; Voice control over smart home

Poor sound compared to speakers in price range ; Must remain connected to the mains ; Limited choice of music streaming services

Feb, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Sam Pinney (

Amazon Echo


Imagine a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker, but one with a voice-controlled personal assistant inside. That's the Amazon Echo, which gives you a personal assistant called Alexa. She is the first AI personal assistant to merit a dedicated device. She will...

Here is a program I just invented with Alexa.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Alistair Charlton (

Amazon Echo Auto review


Bring the Alexa voice assistant to almost any car, but is it any good? Find out in T3's Amazon Echo Auto review

Compact design ; Easy to set up ; Very good microphones

Alexa doesn’t always understand ; Location issues when asking for directions ; Requires a data connection to your phone

The Echo Auto is a simple way to bring the Alexa voice assistant to almost any vehicle. Excellent microphones mean Alexa hears you clearly and serves up music, podcasts, radio and driving directions with a simple command. But it is reliant on your...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Duncan Bell (

Amazon Echo review: Amazon's main Echo gets cheaper, Alexa gets better


While Alexa is improving all the time and the Echo is great value for money, those looking for top-notch audio quality will be disappointed

Great music and list making ; You can shop through it ; Best. Kitchen timer. Ever.

Very middling as a speaker ; Lots of clonky apps ; Echo Dot is better value

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Nick Pino Marc Chacksfield (

Amazon Echo (2014) review


Amazon Echo is stunning, sleek and slowly becoming more sentient

Intelligent voice recognition ; Large ecosystem and growing ; Well built

Caters to Prime ; Lackluster sound quality ; Multi-user support lacking

As purely a Bluetooth speaker, the Echo leaves a lot to be desired. Paired with a natural, engrossing AI, however, Amazon's grand experiment in artificial intelligence is one of the most interesting gadgets of recent years.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (

Amazon Echo review


Much too foreign for AI

Attractive design ; Dependable voice recognition

No real usefulness ; Audio quality is average

If you’re asking us whether the Echo is a device you need, the answer is a firm no. But as geeks and early adopters of technology, we do like what it stands for. It’s a mere party trick at times. If you're asking me whether the Echo is a device you...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Elyse Betters Mike Lowe (

Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa


Amazon launched the Echo - its cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth-capable speaker - in the US back in 2015. Just over a year later and the Echo has finally made its way to the UK. Hurrah. We think hands-free voice control is a godsend and that...

Alexa is a very useful personal assistant, quality mic technology for conversing and getting clear answers, sleek looking speaker design, easy setup, lots of compatible services - and more to come

App isn't that well designed, no battery for portability, not class-leading speaker quality, Echo Dot makes more sense, you'll want Prime to make the most of it

We think hands-free voice control is a godsend and that Alexa, Amazon Echo's personal assistant, truly distinguishes this Bluetooth speaker from the competition. It's blown our minds - whether for listening to music, adding to our shopping list,...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Amazon Echo Dot Kids review: Alexa, are we there yet?


Far more than just a redesign, the Echo Dot Kids is a great smart speaker for children

Adorable designs ; Parental controls tools ; Lots of extra audio content

Alexa app is bloated and complex

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Amazon Echo 3rd generation (2019) review: Another solid improvement


The same sound quality as the Echo Plus for £50 less

Unbeatable sound quality in this price bracket ; Alexa sounds a bit more human ; Great price

Alexa is still dimmer than Google Assistant

The first Amazon Echo launched at £149, and the second managed to knock £60 off the price tag. This year’s Echo maintains the price, but matches the sound quality of the £139 Echo Plus: that feels like a good compromise to me. In short, this remains...

Oct, 2019

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Amazon Echo review


A review of the Amazon Echo which is powered by Alexa, a voice-activated assistant which answers questions, plays music and controls smart home gadgets such as your thermostat, lights and more.

The Echo is one of the most exciting gadgets in years and has huge potential. There’s a decent range of skills available in the UK, but check if your smart home kit is supported before you buy an Echo as it’s only half as useful otherwise. Sound...

Jul, 2017

Price comparison for Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

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