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Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)

Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014)
alaScore 92

1793 reviews

Aug, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1793 reviews of Amazon Echo (1st gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sam Pinney (trustedreviews.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (t3.com)

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Link Amp review

 

Amazon goes hi-fi with this just-add-speakers streamer

More affordable than rivals

Anonymous design ; Flat, lifeless sound ; Limited app support

It’s a swing and a miss for Amazon’s first ‘hi-fi’ music streaming amp

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo Input review

 

A great way to bring Alexa voice control to your existing speakers

Sensitive microphones ; Low cost ; Solid sound quality

No phono or optical connectors

An affordable way to try out the Alexa digital assistant with your existing equipment

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Echo review

 

Is Amazon's voice-controlled speaker the answer to your smart home dream?

Alexa voice assistant is genuinely useful ; Reliable voice control ; Decent selection of features ; Easy to use

Sound is nothing special ; Relies on other apps and devices to make the most of it

So-so sound but the Alexa assistant makes this a seriously clever speaker

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (t3.com)

Amazon Echo review: Alexa! You're great though we wish you did more

 

Amazon Echo is a brilliant, voice-activated personal assistant so futuristic that its true purpose still lies in the future

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

Only middling as a speaker ; Lots of clonky apps ; Echo Dot seems better value

Expert review by : Maggie Tillman (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Echo Wall Clock review: It's about time

 

This clock is as simple as it sounds: check the time and use Alexa to set timers. You'll need another official Echo device though.

Simple setup ; Minimalist design ; Ease of use ; Reliably works

Plastic build ; No built-in Alexa ; Limited colour choices

This smart clock doesn't have any speakers, cameras, or microphones. Because it's so pared down, it's probably the 'dumbest' smart home gadget we own. But, for $30, you're not breaking the bank, and you're getting something that can help alleviate any...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Echo Link Amp review

 

Amazon's oddball stereo amp makes for uneasy listening

Tidy dimensions ; Alexa voice control ; Hi-res audio DAC on board

Uneven (and weirdly quiet) sound ; No UPnP ; Limited Alexa operability

Compact design and voice control doesn’t make up for ill-sorted sound

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Elyse Betters Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

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

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

  Store     Price
CeX Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Red, B
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Red, B
£55.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) - Black, B
Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) - Black, B
£115.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - Black, C
Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - Black, C
£65.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Heather, A
Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Heather, A
£90.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Sandstone Fabric, A
Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Sandstone Fabric, A
£85.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Spot, Black A
Amazon Echo Spot, Black A
£60.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) - White, A
Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) - White, A
£130.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - White, A
Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - White, A
£80.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Heather, B
Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Heather, B
£80.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) - White, B
Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) - White, B
£110.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show 5 (Charcoal), A
Amazon Echo Show 5 (Charcoal), A
£65.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - White, B
Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - White, B
£65.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Spot, White A
Amazon Echo Spot, White A
£80.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Heather Grey Fabric, A
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Heather Grey Fabric, A
£55.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Sandstone Fabric, A
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Sandstone Fabric, A
£50.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Oak Finish, A
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Oak Finish, A
£58.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Charcoal, A
Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) - Charcoal, A
£95.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - Black, B
Amazon Echo Show (1st Generation) - Black, B
£65.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Spot, White B
Amazon Echo Spot, White B
£65.00 TO SHOP
CeX Amazon Echo Show 5 (Sandstone), A
Amazon Echo Show 5 (Sandstone), A
£75.00 TO SHOP

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