Amazon Echo down to £129.99 @ Pc World
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Amazon Echo down to £129.99 @ Pc World

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Found 14th Dec 2016Made hot 14th Dec 2016
Ok so not as good as Amazons £119 deal but cheapest if you missed it. Edit: now price matched on amazon.

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Just get a dot and a better speaker

The dot has been reduced to £44.99 as well and not as good as the £39.99 on BF obvs.

Does anyone had any info on whether Amazon are going to make these do multi-room audio/sync? I'm still holding out for google to release their home speaker over here which does and also integrates with chromecast audio.

I like the fact Amazon's price matched their own stuff

Isnt it just siri?

PAULTRD

Just get a dot and a better speaker



Just use your phone. There's not much these do that a phone can't.

iamprobably

Isnt it just siri?



No. This is Alexa.

Elevation

Just use your phone. There's not much these do that a phone can't.



Agreed.

There's few of these pointless items around at the moment too, with Nuimo being the worst. It controls your Sonos volume and can skip tracks but you need your phone to change albums and everything else. It also need to be paired via bluetooth to your phone. And they charge you at least £130 for the pleasure!

Idiots gadgets IMHO.
Edited by: "one2omg" 14th Dec 2016

Elevation

Just use your phone. There's not much these do that a phone can't.


Comments on an echo post but doesn't have an echo.... or want one...
Edited by: "PAULTRD" 14th Dec 2016

PAULTRD

Comments on an echo post but doesn't have an echo.... or want one...



But has read up on reviews of them....
Do you want to tell that to the other person who thinks the same? You know, all things being equal and all that...

Elevation

But has read up on reviews of them....Do you want to tell that to the … But has read up on reviews of them....Do you want to tell that to the other person who thinks the same? You know, all things being equal and all that...


You just carry on trolling

PAULTRD

You just carry on trolling



Oh dear. Doesn't have argument - so switches to knee-jerk "troll!!" mode. Nevermind then...(_;)

Elevation

Oh dear. Doesn't have argument - so switches to knee-jerk "troll!!" mode. … Oh dear. Doesn't have argument - so switches to knee-jerk "troll!!" mode. Nevermind then...(_;)


I haven't got an argument because I have one and it does much more that a phone.. You don't have one but have looked at reviews.. haven't seen any positive reviews then?

If you've got a well connected home (Tado/Nest/Hue/Lightwave/etc, etc) and have Prime these are amazing.

Although the voice recognition seems similar to Google or Siri, it's actually a vastly different interaction proposition.

Dot + speaker may be better for some. To be honest, this month I've tried a few (e.g. Anker at £33) but I'm not happy with the quality, so it creeps up to the £100 mark. That said, you can repurpose a Bluetooth speaker in the future.

Skyhiigh

If you've got a well connected home (Tado/Nest/Hue/Lightwave/etc, etc) … If you've got a well connected home (Tado/Nest/Hue/Lightwave/etc, etc) and have Prime these are amazing.Although the voice recognition seems similar to Google or Siri, it's actually a vastly different interaction proposition.Dot + speaker may be better for some. To be honest, this month I've tried a few (e.g. Anker at £33) but I'm not happy with the quality, so it creeps up to the £100 mark. That said, you can repurpose a Bluetooth speaker in the future.


Try one of these hotukdeals.com/dea…369

Oh I dunno I found a few uses for the echo

- hands free music whilst cooking
- recipes
- reminders, timers
- daily briefing (quite like that)
- controlling my house heating
- controlling lights
- controlling TV, amp, media center
- shopping...

Of course it's subjective but yes I actually own one - and I've got two dots too. As part of an integrated smart home I think they're wonderful - although I'd say if you don't want the speaker the dot is a much better buy. Note also (versus your phone) the microphone array is far more sensitive and works well even in a noisy room. The echo is just part of the IOT to me - but it is quite wonderful popping off to bed with "Alexa, turn off the living room", glass of water and phone in either hand, and the lights, amp, tv, MC all dutifully shut down.

I like Cortana and OK, Google but this is very different to me. YMMV.

Elevation

Just use your phone. There's not much these do that a phone can't.


Perhaps when you've actually had one, you might have a comment worth sharing.

Elevation

But has read up on reviews of them....Do you want to tell that to the … But has read up on reviews of them....Do you want to tell that to the other person who thinks the same? You know, all things being equal and all that...



"But has read up on reviews of them...."

So nothing original of use to share then...

PAULTRD

Try one of these … Try one of these http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kitsound-contempo-bluetooth-speaker-29-99-ebay-vodafone-2571369


Brilliant speaker but unfortunately no longer £29.99. I have bought two of them and they are superb, and at that price they were an absolute steal.

welshblob

The dot has been reduced to £44.99 as well and not as good as the £39.99 o … The dot has been reduced to £44.99 as well and not as good as the £39.99 on BF obvs. Does anyone had any info on whether Amazon are going to make these do multi-room audio/sync? I'm still holding out for google to release their home speaker over here which does and also integrates with chromecast audio.



They have? Not cheap though.

amazon.co.uk/Goo…ker

Edited by: "ghostm4n" 14th Dec 2016

Hot but I spent my savings on a set of pans a little earlier

ghostm4n

Brilliant speaker but unfortunately no longer £29.99. I have bought two … Brilliant speaker but unfortunately no longer £29.99. I have bought two of them and they are superb, and at that price they were an absolute steal.


Oh good, I ordered on a few days ago but it hasn't arrived as yet. I did have the boom evolution but found it very poor for a £150 speaker (at the time).

People are so use to techcrap these days they've forgotten what a good sound system sounds like.

hatton420

People are so use to techcrap these days they've forgotten what a good … People are so use to techcrap these days they've forgotten what a good sound system sounds like.


Mine is connect to my home sound system too but I always go mad on the volume front when I put that on, hence using a smaller device for day to day use. My Kenwood amp must me 15 years old but still packs a punch

so blurb and marketing aside.. are these actually any good? is the 360 sound really immersive and worth the price? :-)

FTOdude170

so blurb and marketing aside.. are these actually any good? is the 360 … so blurb and marketing aside.. are these actually any good? is the 360 sound really immersive and worth the price? :-)



As a speaker it's "good" but definitely not "great" - I prefer my JBL Pulse 2 for sound for example. Knock off the cost of a echo dot and that's the value spent on the speaker side I suppose for perspective. As others have said a dot + better speaker might work for you.

ghostm4n

They have? Not cheap … They have? Not cheap though.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Google-Home-White-Slate/dp/B01LY3OXRR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481720056&sr=8-1&keywords=google+home+speaker



They haven't been released in the UK yet so that's an import and may or may not work over here. I'd expect them to be around the £130 mark when they are released.

welshblob

They haven't been released in the UK yet so that's an import and may or … They haven't been released in the UK yet so that's an import and may or may not work over here. I'd expect them to be around the £130 mark when they are released.


Hadn't realised that, so cheers.

iamprobably

Isnt it just siri?


Just think Siri in a speaker. It's a good speaker too, not a great speaker, but it is a good speaker. I'd probably give a single Sonos play 1 the edge, but not by too much. It has very clear audio, a very good level of volume, and a reasonable bass and it just works. Is it a gimmick, hell yes, but it's also a lot of fun and a definite talking point. I bought one at launch for £99 and since then have bought a few more, one more for me (plus a Dot) and a couple of others as presents because family liked it so much. I now have a few bits of Sonos kit so am waiting on the full integration with Sonos that is supposed to be coming soon.

If you already have a premium speaker with bluetooth or line in, just go with a Dot, but if you don't then you will probably appreciate the Echo if you want a bit of music in your life.

Edited by: "ghostm4n" 14th Dec 2016

ghostm4n

Hadn't realised that, so cheers.



No problem. I have an echo when they released them at £99 and have recently bought some chromecast audios when they were £15 to see what multi room is like. I find I'm not using the echo as much as I thought I would but probably need to spend some time finding out what it can do. The chromecast audios do the actual multi-sync audio very well however I find the cast/control aspect very clunky. It will be interesting to see what the google stuff will be like when released as logically their search stuff should be better than amazons. I also wonder whether they will release a dot equivalent.

Competition is all good in this space and it will be interesting where things go.

Hadn't realised that, so cheers.



No problem. I have an echo when they released them at £99 and have … No problem. I have an echo when they released them at £99 and have recently bought some chromecast audios when they were £15 to see what multi room is like. I find I'm not using the echo as much as I thought I would but probably need to spend some time finding out what it can do. The chromecast audios do the actual multi-sync audio very well however I find the cast/control aspect very clunky. It will be interesting to see what the google stuff will be like when released as logically their search stuff should be better than amazons. I also wonder whether they will release a dot equivalent. Competition is all good in this space and it will be interesting where things go.


LOL, snap on the £99 deal. I also however bought into Sonos in the last couple of weeks and am absolutely loving it, so looking forward to the integration. I'm probably flipping between the two about 50:50 at the moment.

My granddaughter was round at the weekend and I had loaded the 'Open the Magic Door' skill and she absolutely loved it. Moments like that are priceless.

Edited by: "ghostm4n" 14th Dec 2016

FTOdude170

so blurb and marketing aside.. are these actually any good? is the 360 … so blurb and marketing aside.. are these actually any good? is the 360 sound really immersive and worth the price? :-)


Yes they are good.... no not worth the money for the sound over the dot with a decent speaker.
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