Always wanted one very happy with product service and price.
The first ‘refurbished’ one i received had a very loud and annoying buzz from the speaker but this was very easily sorted through amazon returns. The second one works perfectly. The sound is so much better than the first generation echo – much clearer highs and loads of bass. I used to run my old echo through a bluetooth speaker to get better quality sound but no longer need to with this device. And looks wise it is also a load better than the earlier device. I am really really pleased with my new echo.
I was going to buy an echo dot but opted for this one instead. . Great sound and looks good on my shelf. Here are the specifications for the Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo:
- Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
- Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
- 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.
- New speaker with Dolby processing that fills the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and delivers crisp vocals, deep bass, and clear highs at louder volumes.
- With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.
- Just ask Alexa to control your compatible smart lights, switches, thermostats and more.
- Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to request an Uber, order a pizza, get train times, and more.
Ideal for any gift sound quality is excellent and so is alexa.
It was so cheap i thought why not, glad i did easy to use but the initial set up and instructions are bit vague. But once you get the hang of it its really good fun.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Alexa, buy me another Echo
- Superb Device – Great Quality
- Enjoying the music
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.
You would never know that this is a refurbished echo. Not a scratch and came with everything you need to set up straight away.
Can have too much bass while listening to speech. . And no you cannot alter it.
Took a bit of time to figure out that using my laptop would be easier to set up alexa. Once that was done it was straightforward. Paired alexa with my iphone via bluetooth and now i can listen to music or audible books through the echo. The speaker is very good, we are using the echo as a stand alone device. I purchased a refurbished echo and to me it seems just as good as brand new and saved me quite a bit of money. After being used to using siri on the iphone, alexa is a few steps up in comparison.
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.
Great item works well to add to others.
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.
This was refurbished, but, apart from not being in the original packaging, i can’t see any signs that it wasn’t new. Can listen to radio from all over the world, ask questions to be answered quickly, and have books read to me as i go to sleep (with alexa stopping playing at the time i ask.
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.
Excellent can’t believe i didn’t get one sooner.
What a great item very happy with it , how did i manage before without it.
Not really my thing but actually a great bit of kit. Easy to use for a non tech head like me. Linked to my spotify account and no probs. Usual racist refusal to understand scottish but the emergence of a large hammer rectified that.
. Although we have had the odd random thing happen. Like when alexa suddenly turned herself on and asked “do you know the muffin man song?”.
Fairly easy set up and a huge selection of skills to play with. Need more time to learn all of it.
Why pay full price when refurb does just as well and still has a years guarantee, thank you.
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.