Excellent can’t believe i didn’t get one sooner.
Absolutely delighted with this as it was as good as new and when set up it lined in with my other amazon echo devices instantly. Ps – did i say how good it sounds?.I have the 1st gen echo and this one is just as room filling as it’s bigger brother.
I’ve been in the market for a good quality wireless speaker at the right price for some time, but have struggled to find one that i was happy with. Then the echo came up as half price on prime day so i decided to take the plunge. I hadn’t opted for one before as i saw it more as a gimmick and didn’t want my three daughters screaming ‘alexa’ over each other, vying for its attention. I was also hoping that apple might make siri useful at some point, but that’s a different issue altogether. The echo looks and feels good and sits innocuously wherever i place it, blending in to the room. Setup was really easy, plug in, wait a moment and connect to wifi via the alexa app on my phone, then it was ready to use, from box to shelf in no time at all; but how would i use it?music: i wanted a wireless speaker to play music on, either from spotify or via internet radio. The great thing about the echo is it did both right out of the box. ‘alexa, play diana vickers* spotify’ and the music started. No loading it on my phone and then sending it to a wireless speaker like i’d had to do in the past. ‘alexa, play kerrang radio’ and after a few seconds of verbal instructions on came the radio (the instructions only play the first time you use a radio station).
A new toy with practical use, also started to fit my flat out with alexa controlled light bulbs changed the way i do things,brilliant.
Some scratches on the cone might cause the bad sound at low volume (volume.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Alexa, buy me another Echo
- Buying Refurbed
- Great speaker
This is great if you are looking for alexa as an addition to a room but you are not sure and don’t want to pay out full price. We are still experimenting with alexa but having great fun and it is cheaper than buying a dab radio for any particular room. Really pleased that we purchased. Loads of music, knowledge and help with things like shopping lists. We will now probably expand with another into another room.
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.
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.
I bought this mainly for my wife to make it easier for her to access the music she likes, now the first one that was sent was a dud, it would not respond to voice commands unless you were 2 inches away shouting in to it, i contacted amazon customer service via chat and after trying a few things out they accepted it was faulty and sent me a replacement which i received in 2 days. The replacement was fine, easy to set up in a few minutes and working fine, range very good you don’t have to speak loud to enable alexa, works really well and just getting to grips with it at the moment, timer is very handy when cooking and have put my commute to work in which gives me traffic updates before i set off. Sound quality is really quite good for the size, great with acoustic or laid back music but can sound cluttered with complex or rock type material, overall very pleased and am thinking about getting the dot for our bedroom which could also act as an intercom between rooms and control the lights.
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.
For the purpose of uninterrupted morning music enjoyment, we needed another echo or echo dot on the bedroom/bathroom floor. We already have one echo upstairs where the kitchen/living area is, but as soon as the girls finish their breakfast in the morning, they are meant to go down, brush teeth, get dressed and get ready for school. But since the arrival of the first echo, they like to listen (and more often than not sing along) to the haschak sisters which means they hesitate to go downstairs where they can’t hear the music any longer. So i looked at purchasing a second echo. But i really didn’t want to spend full price on it so contemplated buying an echo dot, the smaller version, when i saw the offer for a refurbished echo with monthly instalments. Given the better sound quality (mostly due to size) and seeing that it has to cover all the rooms from the hallway, this was the one we went for. It looks beautiful in the oak finish (we have birch wooden floors and the cover on the echo looks much lighter than regular oak so fits perfectly with our decor), appears to be basically brand-new, works seamlessly with the other echo (the girls quickly learned to play haschak sisters ‘everywhere’) and does the trick to get the girls downstairs to work through their morning routine. Now i just have to solve the problem of how to get them to stop singing and get out of the door in time. A mobile mini-echo for children’s scooters maybe?.
Really pleased with the refurbished echo 2 nd generation, not only looks good on sideboard, it performs excellent would recommend.
Great device & ‘refubished’ as advertised is as new perfet condition. Great for listening to radio & music, asking questions & making calls. Only used for a couple of weeks & still learning new stuff about it.
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 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.
Fairly easy set up and a huge selection of skills to play with. Need more time to learn all of it.
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.
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.
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.
I’m impressed with the normal 2nd gen echo. At nearly 30% off the normal price this is excellent.
I’ve had a few of the refurbished echo’s and they’ve all been perfect. This new generation is much better than the 1st gen echos. It’s smaller and with a better finish. The sound quality is way above the 1st gen as i always thought they were a little heavy on the bass. These are much more rounded, the bass is still there but not overly done, and as a result it just sounds better.