Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo : Brilliant – five star purchase

Gutted amazon had an offer for new echo just after i bought this, cheaper than this which wasn’t heavily discounted unlike the dot that i bought. But it works well and seems no different to my other echo in terms of quality of sound. No marks or defects that be seen.

Excellent can’t believe i didn’t get one sooner.

Absolutely amazing little device. Was bought as refurbished and it was in immaculate condition. Other than it arriving in a plain box you would believe it was new. Simply download the alexa app and follow the setup instructions. If you’re going to use this for music i highly recommend paying for prime music as you can listen to anything whenever you wamt to. Well worth it in my opinion.

How did i survive without the amazon echo. It reminds me to take pills. I can shout out items for my shopping list as i think of them. We can get local news items and weather in an instant and we are finding more uses all the time.

By far the best smart speaker on the market pound for pound. I paid £55, and for that you can’t grumble. Quality is surprisingly good considering how much smaller it is than the previous gen. Maybe not quite as loud sounding, and to my ears not quite as clear but definitely warmer sounding. The only thing i miss is the rotating wheel on top for volume, i really miss this feature and wish it would come back.

Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric : Love it still getting my head around using it but when you get into bed and forget to turn out the ceiling light you get alexa to do it for you.

I have an amazon echo in my living room, which i use all the time and have come to appreciate greatly, particularly the sound quality and alexa’s assistance :di had my older echo dot in my bedroom and enjoyed it’s use, however, the sound quality isn’t as good as that of the echo :/ further i couldn’t justify the near indulgence of the purchase of another echo for my bedroom, this, however, was completely changed by the opportunity to purchase a refurbished echo :d and at the price doesn’t feel like indulgence at all :dthe refurbished echo arrived today 🙂 and i must comment that, in terms of it’s cosmetic appearance, looks brand new, no scratches, scuffs or marks of any description :d indeed looking identical to my first echo on it’s arrival :d so shopping amazon’s own refurbished devices will hold no fear for me in the future, based on my current experience :dset-up was straightforward, given my prior experience with my first echos. The sound quality is well rounded and rich :d i streaming music from amazon prime and listening to talk & music internet radio. Though i am not an expert, i would comment that i haven’t heard better sound quality on a smart speaker at this price point. Overall, i am more than happy with my purchase :d i am looking forward to listening to tunes snuggled up in bed on those cold stormy winter’s nights :d.

Firstly, i cannot fault (or tell the difference) between this and a new one. Though i believe the packaging is different. This comes in a plain box, which is no problem. The echo speaker was immaculate and sounds really great either connected to the internet or by bluetooth. My only reservations are down to the alexa operating system. Initial connection to my wifi network was troublesome. After having to go through the motions several times – and reseting – it eventually connected. I’m not sure if it was due to my internet hub. (i have my internet from bt, and there have been issues in the past.

Really pleased with the refurbished echo 2 nd generation, not only looks good on sideboard, it performs excellent would recommend.

Didn’t think i would love a product so much. The shopping list is a great boon, just tell alexa when you need something added and when you get to the store up pops your list on your phone. Also love her reading me my novels from my kindle whilst i’m doing the dreaded ironing. Of course playing music is great, the to do list is useful too, in fact i could go on all day about this product, how did i ever manage before i bought it.

Couldn’t live without it now i’ve had one. With it being refurbished i expected the quality to not be as great, but was very shocked as looked brand new. The kids love talking to alexa asking her questions and putting songs on. It’s so easy to use you can do so much with it aswell.

Why pay full price when refurb does just as well and still has a years guarantee, thank you.

Loving itthis is the 2nd one as had issues with distorted sound on the first one i ordered, but had replacement straight away, and the replacement is brilliant. Was worried about getting a refurb but am now happy with the replacementi love listening to music and if you get amazon music it’s brilliant.

Alexa has changed our lives for the better. I have premium spotify account which i linked up to alexa and she now provides music on request. It’s much better than any portable bluetooth speaker i had before, much better bass. I’ve also now hooked up a couple of lamps and alexa turns these on and off as requested.

Awesome product which is so easy to use, even the wife could set it up and use it. Unfortunately the first one went faulty after only 2 days but amazon replaced it free of charge on less than 48hrs so no complaints there – these things happen i guess.

Fairly easy set up and a huge selection of skills to play with. Need more time to learn all of it.

Initially thought would a refurbished product be as aesthetically pleasing and more importantly sound the same as a new echo – my fears were allayed on receipt. I am now the proud owner of four echoes.

Looks good, impressed with the voice recognition and a not bad sound.

Very easy to set up and we are now enjoying challenging alexa to find all our favourite music. Came beautifully packaged and is just like new.

This is my third echo having 2 dots in other rooms and needed one to replace my speakers in the lounge and cautiously opted to go for a refurbished one. It’s quite literally as good as new. Arguably the packaging is actually better than that provided with a new one. Sound is fantastic, better than the speakers it’s replacing and looks great in the lounge too.

Needed a speaker and couldn’t find one with a reasonable price and i saw this which was too hard to turn down. Very easy set up and one of the best speakers i’ve heard around this price point.

As a professor in technology, you have to admit google are behind both design and sound quait when it comes to the devices are selling, my only critical would be the microphones need to be either samples or made more so you are talking to it and not having to speak from above. Maybe a centred hidden microphone would resolve the issue.

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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 296 reviews

One thought on “Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo : Brilliant – five star purchase

  1. This was purchased specifically to listen to music and it does that very well. There is a good choice of music for me without having to purchase any extra music channels. Not sure whether i want alexa to turn the lights on and off.
    • This was purchased specifically to listen to music and it does that very well. There is a good choice of music for me without having to purchase any extra music channels. Not sure whether i want alexa to turn the lights on and off.
  2. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    And working around the house. Sound quality is five stars rating.
  3. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    And working around the house. Sound quality is five stars rating.
  4. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    We are using the system along with amazon music unlimited and it’s great to be able to ask alexa to arrange music to play.
  5. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    We are using the system along with amazon music unlimited and it’s great to be able to ask alexa to arrange music to play.
    • Have found lots of uses for it since purchased and have now just bought a dot.
      • Have found lots of uses for it since purchased and have now just bought a dot.
  6. My advice: buy two for stereo sound and forget about the subwoofer.
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    My advice: buy two for stereo sound and forget about the subwoofer.
  8. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    This was bought as a gift so will not be used until christmas but hopefully should be good.
  9. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    This was bought as a gift so will not be used until christmas but hopefully should be good.
    • Love alexa but so do my grandchildren. Humpty dumpty played over and over again is enough to drive you mad lol.
      • Love alexa but so do my grandchildren. Humpty dumpty played over and over again is enough to drive you mad lol.
  10. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    I bought the refurbished version of this from amazon. It looks brand new, neatly packaged in a plain but specific box and plastic wrapping. The devices are really great, so easy to use and setup. I will admit i was a little skeptical about these, but they are so good that i purchased another one a few days later. You can see all the features and uses of these everywhere, but with regards to this reconditioned unit – it looks brand new to me (both of them).
  11. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    I bought the refurbished version of this from amazon. It looks brand new, neatly packaged in a plain but specific box and plastic wrapping. The devices are really great, so easy to use and setup. I will admit i was a little skeptical about these, but they are so good that i purchased another one a few days later. You can see all the features and uses of these everywhere, but with regards to this reconditioned unit – it looks brand new to me (both of them).
    • Live it alexa tells me most things occasionally doesn’t no the answer though perhaps it’s my accent or her knowledge.
      • Live it alexa tells me most things occasionally doesn’t no the answer though perhaps it’s my accent or her knowledge.
  12. My daughter loves it, it’s in her kitchen and is used every day she is over the moon.
    • My daughter loves it, it’s in her kitchen and is used every day she is over the moon.
      • I have a number of echo products and this one was good value being refurbished. Just the same as the full price one i’d originally purchased.
  13. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    I have a number of echo products and this one was good value being refurbished. Just the same as the full price one i’d originally purchased.
    • Four star rather than five star because most of the things i’d use it for require extra payments. However good sound and good to get a radio station without fiddling with nobs and dials and seems happy to find obscure one.
  14. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    Four star rather than five star because most of the things i’d use it for require extra payments. However good sound and good to get a radio station without fiddling with nobs and dials and seems happy to find obscure one.
    • Absolutely over the moon with this product , i would highly recommend buying one of these as they look as good as new and operate equally as good 10/10.
  15. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    Absolutely over the moon with this product , i would highly recommend buying one of these as they look as good as new and operate equally as good 10/10.
    • Good product, setting up the wifi connection was a major fiddle through an app on your phone, only worked on 6th attempt.
      • Good product, setting up the wifi connection was a major fiddle through an app on your phone, only worked on 6th attempt.
  16. Read the reviews and decided to give the refurbished a try ,to take over to cyprus as a partner to the dot already there. Totally as new, pristine condition ,excellent value ,will buy another for uk use.
    • Read the reviews and decided to give the refurbished a try ,to take over to cyprus as a partner to the dot already there. Totally as new, pristine condition ,excellent value ,will buy another for uk use.
  17. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    Wow i really thought it was a gimmick but proved so wrong certified reconditioned as good as new just plain packaging couldn’t have been more pleased with the product and also the sound quality and base i only have a one bed house and it fits the bill perfectly.
    • Wow i really thought it was a gimmick but proved so wrong certified reconditioned as good as new just plain packaging couldn’t have been more pleased with the product and also the sound quality and base i only have a one bed house and it fits the bill perfectly.
  18. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    Save yourself the cash and get a refurb. It is exactly the same as a ‘new’ product. The only difference is the box it comes in. Does what it says on the tin.
    • Save yourself the cash and get a refurb. It is exactly the same as a ‘new’ product. The only difference is the box it comes in. Does what it says on the tin.
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    Couldn’t afford a new one and was able to pay in installments.
    • Couldn’t afford a new one and was able to pay in installments.
  20. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

    I was close to throwing alexa out the window because i could not get it to connect to my wifi through my samsung s8. After a couple of hours online searching for answers i was giving up and then i tried to connect through my samsung galaxy tab s2 which worked easily. I know this is probably a mix of an android and amazon issue but please amazon, please make it easier to connect with the newer phones. Anyway, since setting up, i am very happy with alexa. I am learning new skills every day. The only glitches i have noticed are the occasional incorrect actions when she mishears me. An example is when i ask her to play one of my spotify play lists slow beat house and alexa always replies that there is no playlist called slow beach house. All in all, i love alexa and i highly recommend the echo.
    • I was close to throwing alexa out the window because i could not get it to connect to my wifi through my samsung s8. After a couple of hours online searching for answers i was giving up and then i tried to connect through my samsung galaxy tab s2 which worked easily. I know this is probably a mix of an android and amazon issue but please amazon, please make it easier to connect with the newer phones. Anyway, since setting up, i am very happy with alexa. I am learning new skills every day. The only glitches i have noticed are the occasional incorrect actions when she mishears me. An example is when i ask her to play one of my spotify play lists slow beat house and alexa always replies that there is no playlist called slow beach house. All in all, i love alexa and i highly recommend the echo.
      • Very happy with it,you would never tell it was not new, works brilliant.
  21. Very happy with it,you would never tell it was not new, works brilliant.

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