What the best Amazon Echo Device? It really depends on what you are looking for.
How we reviewed the best Amazon Echo Devices
I’ve been an early Smart Home Reviewer of Smart Home Products – from the Best Apple HomeKit compatible devices to the Best Smart Lighting. I’ve had an original Amazon Echo from almost the very beginning. I’ve given honest review – like this Amazon Echo Show Review. I’ve also compared the Amazon Echo vs. Google Home. I’ve tested out many of the custom skills on Amazon Alexa/Echo Devices.
The truth is, the Best Amazon Echo depends on what you are looking for. I’ll provide you some options on what I think are the Best Amazon Alexa Products for your possible purposes.
Overall: The Best Amazon Echo
It appears that the all-new Amazon Echo is the best overall Amazon Echo on the market. The price is cheaper ($99 vs. $179 for the original Echo – here’s some Amazon Echo Promo Codes).
Slightly shorter than the original Amazon Echo – the new Amazon Echo has an improved speaker system. You also get several additional features not available on the original Amazon Echo: Different finishes (see below) and an updated far-field microphone system.
Smart Home Starter: The Best Amazon Echo
The Amazon Echo Plus is essentially the original Amazon Echo with a built-in Smart Hub.
More details are coming out, but it appears to be equipped with a ZigBee radio (not a ZWave radio, too – like most Smart Home Hubs). I’ll update with more information as it becomes available.
Even though it’s more expensive than the new Echo, it does include a Philips Hue Smart Bulb with each Amazon Echo Plus. Pre-order the special offer here.
Bathroom/Bedroom: Best Amazon Echo
I’ve already ordered several of these to test. I was just looking at buying another Dot for the Bathroom but I think I’ll use the Amazon Echo Spot instead. It’s like a smaller version of the Amazon Echo Show. I didn’t like the Echo Show because it was distracting! This looks like it could be a perfect blend of a screen and Amazon Echo. The only downside: the Price – $129. A little steep for something you won’t use all the time. You can pre-order the Amazon Echo Spot here.
Best Amazon Echo For…
What am I missing? What do you want to know? Best Amazon Echo for travel? The office? Let me know and I’ll update this post.