Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo Dot : Sort the app out and it would have been 5*

I bought the echo dot for use upstairs (have an echo plus downstairs). It synched flawless with my echo plus so i can control all my smart devices such as phillips hue bulb, tp link plug and nest thermostat. However my only gripe is that the sound quality truly leaves a lot to be desired. Now i know it’s small (about the circumference of your average coffee cup) but when playing music on both devices as you can via the groups setting, the sound is akin to playing music through the speakers on your mobile phone. Brilliant if you already have an echo plus or echo but if you intend on buying just the dot for music purposes you will regret it.

It’s a shame i had to leave a negative comment for a customer representative to call me and help me set it up. Nothing wrong with the dot just the app.

This is the second dot i have purchased. I have set this up to use in my car and it works a treat. I’m very happy and now i can use alexa on the move. If you’re wondering how this is possible, it’s relatively easy. Google or youtube i and there’s plenty of instructions.

The refurbished echo dot is every bit as good as a brand new one. We bought a brand new one a couple of months ago &, because we had to take it from the living room to the bedroom whenever we wanted to use it, we thought that it would make more sense to just buy another one. We decided to take a chance on a refurbished one, at £29, & are really glad we did. We’re thinking of buying a 2nd refurbished one for my husband to have in his office at work. I can highly recommend them.

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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

  • A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot
  • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Available for Amazon Music and TuneIn. Bluetooth not supported)
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice
  • Controls lights, switches, TVs, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled device
  • Always getting smarter – Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new features and skills

This weren’t for me but the misses loves it we have one downstairs , this one was for the bedroom. Turn bedroom light off , alarm to wake her up, turn the kettle on in the morning when she wakes up.

Took a bit to get it going i put on blue tooth speaker but once on if i use the speaker it works ok if i do not switch on the speaker i will not work but once on love it but early days more to try and being refurbished good price.

I purchased my dot recently after seeing the one my son had. It came well packaged and looked new. I found it a little tricky to install but once sorted we were up and running. The sound quality for music isn’t bad for a small speaker, and voice quality on drop in was clear. I am still learning how to use it for the best results but so far have found it really useful. My granddaughter loves the jokes. I am considering getting another one, or two as i consider it good value.

Works really well although the sound quality from the onboard speaker is fine for spoken word but a bit thin for music. Wished i had bought the bigger one as that sounds much better. No gripes with the functionality though.

This is the second dot i have at home – bought for occasional use in the kitchen (my echo is in the living room and other dot in the bedroom). I mainly use the dots for controlling smart home lights and sockets but i have paired this one with a dock which makes it (almost) like a regular echo. They’re great products and, to be perfectly honest, you would never know that it was a refurbished unit.

Bought for a fried they are as delighted with it as i am with mine.

Very happy with my refurbished dot. This is my second dot, but my first refurbished one. There is literally no difference between the two. They both work extremely well, even when linked to my phillips hub and wifi enabled plugs. The only difference is my refurbished dot came in a different box. All of the original protective stickers were still on too. Saved myself quite a few pennies for exactly the same item.

Omg, what did i ever do without the echo dot, which i call dotty. It’s so easy to use and with the addition of bluetooth speakers the sound is great. I liked it so much i bought another for the bedroom. Don’t hesitate, you’ll really like it.

I like these enough to buy 4. Hopefully amazon will keep improving them with updates as there are a few irritating features. I really hope that brief mode is rolled out soon as alexa’s verbal responses to every request can be unnecessarily lengthy & loud. The volume of her responses is particularly problematic at night when some people are trying to sleep in one room only to be woken by alexa pointlessly shouting ‘ok’ in another room after turning a light off. I can see when the light is off, i don’t need to be told thanks.

Not using it as much as i’d hoped, and it keeps losing the link to my wifi plug in my kasa app, but it’s good for timers, alarms, etc. (but don’t trust it’s weather forecasting ability – last winter it told me one day “it probably won’t snow in eastbourne today” while there was a blizzard going on outside my window).

Can’t always understand what i ask her.

Was a bit doubtful getting a refurb however it’s absolutely perfect. It works well, as good as new. Just came in a black unbranded box which is nothing for what you get.

This is the second echo dot i have bought, and it looks and works as well as the first one, which was brand new. Wen i connected to my wifi it found all my echo devices automatically.

I’ve played around with the google home mini for a month or so, but honestly, i love this device so much more. Easily configured via the app (which is again better than the google one). They both have their differences, albeit mostly small one’s, but ‘alexa’ is so easy to use,i’ve relegated the google device to my bedroom and alexa controls everything else (lights, coffee maker, wall sockets etc. I love itonly downside (as mentioned by others) is google is good at controlling the tv given that they exclusively allow access to youtube, which the echo dot (at the time of writing) does not, so no ‘remote control’ of the tv. . I have a remote control for the tv, after all(i’m not sponsored or paid in any way shape,or form, by amazon).

This is in my kitchen and turns on my summerhouse (for lights, water feature etc) without me having to walk across the lawn. In the winter the idea is that i won’t have to walk on wet/snowy grass to turn on the christmas lights. Also plays radio 4 for me whenever i like, which i do often want on while i am in the kitchen. Despite being refurbished it seems like a new one to me.

Bought this as an additional alexa unit to an echo show to use in the bedroom. Now wake up to a lovely voice giving news,sports,weather and tv highlights for the day which after tunes in the radio.

Like a new one only cheaper.

My echo dot arrived and astounded me. I purchased it as ‘certified refurbished’, therefore, i was expecting some imperfection, this however was not the case, as far as i could see it was in perfect condition, if one had told me it was new, i would have believed :)setup was straightforward with the alexa app, the echo dot being logged into my wifi and up and running in five minutes. In terms of the sound quality, the echo dot performs well for such a small device, undoubtedly better for streaming talk radio stations (i listen to talksport and 5live often), though for music it is acceptable, but the dot’s big brother, the echo, performs better. I have placed my echo dot in my bedroom and use it as alarm, radio, music streamer and for alexa’s services, such as weather forecasts, news updates etc. I am delighted with my echo dot and would extend my gratitude and admiration to those who refurbished this product.

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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation - 2nd Gen), White
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 403 reviews

One thought on “Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo Dot : Sort the app out and it would have been 5*

  1. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    What more can i see other than mine came looking like it was totally new, bought this as i wanted one for my car which is all installed. I make that sound like it took ages when really it was a case of plugging it into my usb ports for power and then into the aux socket so alexa played through my car speakers and then connected upto my phones wifi hotspot since i have 45gb spare 4g data per month i do not use.
  2. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    What more can i see other than mine came looking like it was totally new, bought this as i wanted one for my car which is all installed. I make that sound like it took ages when really it was a case of plugging it into my usb ports for power and then into the aux socket so alexa played through my car speakers and then connected upto my phones wifi hotspot since i have 45gb spare 4g data per month i do not use.
    • Even though this is refurbished, it keeps breaking on us. It refuses to connect to the internet, starts doing random commands when we haven’t asked it to and then we do ask it to do something, it doesn’t listen. Worth buying a brand new on i think.
  3. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Even though this is refurbished, it keeps breaking on us. It refuses to connect to the internet, starts doing random commands when we haven’t asked it to and then we do ask it to do something, it doesn’t listen. Worth buying a brand new on i think.
    • Recognises speech brilliantly from scratch, no need to train it. A great way to listen to the radio or just answer random questions.
  4. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Recognises speech brilliantly from scratch, no need to train it. A great way to listen to the radio or just answer random questions.
    • Have had a few of these refurbished units and all work and look like new. Include usb cable and 3 pin charger packed in a plain black box. Replacements for faulty echo dots have had these refurbished units sent out as well.
  5. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Have had a few of these refurbished units and all work and look like new. Include usb cable and 3 pin charger packed in a plain black box. Replacements for faulty echo dots have had these refurbished units sent out as well.
  6. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    I bought this to add to my otherv2. I love music all over the house.
  7. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    I bought this to add to my otherv2. I love music all over the house.
    • Now got four dots, three alexas and one echo. Can’t imagine how i manged before. Not only do i use them to listen to music but i am using several of the skills so they can control my tv, switch my lights on and off etc.
      • Now got four dots, three alexas and one echo. Can’t imagine how i manged before. Not only do i use them to listen to music but i am using several of the skills so they can control my tv, switch my lights on and off etc.
  8. Excellent item works really well refurbished to a very high standard.
    • Excellent item works really well refurbished to a very high standard.
  9. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Already have one of these upstairs bought second for downstairs very useful item.
    • Already have one of these upstairs bought second for downstairs very useful item.
  10. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Fab for round the home , music & information intend to get more x.
      • Any question on geography or film trivia he can get the answer. Decent sound too plus i hooked it up to sound centre.
  11. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Any question on geography or film trivia he can get the answer. Decent sound too plus i hooked it up to sound centre.
  12. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    . Used in car us that my ee 4g signal is poor. Alexa wil not work if under 5mbs.
    • . Used in car us that my ee 4g signal is poor. Alexa wil not work if under 5mbs.
      • This has got to be the best thing i have ever brought, every household should have alexa, it is used mostly by my inquisitive 6 year old who asks her all sorts of questions about animals and insects, he also uses it to turn our lights on if he wakes in the middle of the night and he’s scared or just needs to visit the loo. So easy to set everying up, im not the most tech savvy but i did it qith ease. I thought i’d buy it and not use it which is not the case at all.
  13. This has got to be the best thing i have ever brought, every household should have alexa, it is used mostly by my inquisitive 6 year old who asks her all sorts of questions about animals and insects, he also uses it to turn our lights on if he wakes in the middle of the night and he’s scared or just needs to visit the loo. So easy to set everying up, im not the most tech savvy but i did it qith ease. I thought i’d buy it and not use it which is not the case at all.
    • First one went back, this one seems fine though it does out the blue start answering a question no ones asked, perfect in conjunction to my smart plugs.
  14. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    First one went back, this one seems fine though it does out the blue start answering a question no ones asked, perfect in conjunction to my smart plugs.
  15. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Amazingly small piece of kit and very clever, my mother thinks it is spooky and must be witchcraft.
  16. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Amazingly small piece of kit and very clever, my mother thinks it is spooky and must be witchcraft.
    • Works as it should, bought this at a great price, after buying my daughter a brand new one and being impressed,the refurb came out of the box looking brand new.
  17. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Works as it should, bought this at a great price, after buying my daughter a brand new one and being impressed,the refurb came out of the box looking brand new.
  18. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    My son loved the amazon dot, a great item that used every day.
  19. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    My son loved the amazon dot, a great item that used every day.
  20. This review is from : Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (Previous Generation – 2nd Gen), White

    Tried numerous attempts to connect to different wifi servers and none would work.
    • Tried numerous attempts to connect to different wifi servers and none would work.

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