Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Dodge this ball

2020-ж., 29-окт.
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The fourth-gen Amazon Echo Dot brings better audio and a striking new profile for its signature $50 price tag. But should you buy it over the still-excellent third-gen Dot or the best-in-class 2020 Echo?

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  • Some of you caught the editing mistake toward the end. Whoops! :)

    CNETCNET7 ай мурун
    • That just tripped me out. I'm actually editing on my other computer and using Warp Stabilizer at the moment...that was super weird.

      Jesse SternburgJesse Sternburg6 ай мурун
    • 04:13 the editing mistake 04:13

      Jim JamJim Jam7 ай мурун
    • You should review a wyze cam v3

      AuroramysticAuroramystic7 ай мурун
    • My fav one is actually the, I think its called Echo Spot, the round one with the small screen on it, far more interesting than the others and as far as the new model, even though I am an adult, I find the kids version far more interesting, its good to have both options.

      MaZEEZaMMaZEEZaM7 ай мурун
    • "can't play rap or trap music well" I had to snort laugh at that, to me, that "music" is going to sound crap to me no matter the quality of the system playing it.

      MaZEEZaMMaZEEZaM7 ай мурун
  • Hey would you suggest the one with clock or without clock? Also is there a size or sound difference between the two?

    Tanay NigamTanay Nigam7 күн мурун
  • fake

    Daniel PachecoDaniel Pacheco22 күн мурун
  • The echo speaker is pretty nice and also doubles as a decoration at home. Nice design and competent mediatek chip

    Akingbade OmosebiAkingbade Omosebi27 күн мурун
  • Stop Bullying The Amazon Echo Dot CNET They Are All Good

    Jeffrey BokhariJeffrey BokhariАй мурун
  • Don Draper says anything that is "New" creates an itch. So, scratch it.

    BillyLapTopBillyLapTopАй мурун
  • Despite the fact the echo dot 4th gen came out in November last year, I still went for a dot 3

    BoxersteaveeBoxersteaveeАй мурун
  • I prefer the amazon echo dot 4th gen cuz it has a better audio quality overall and really good processing speed thanks to the mediatek chipset inside.

    Harry OdilliHarry OdilliАй мурун
  • very unreliable , dont bother .you will end up sendin it back.give it another ten years to sort the problems of this flakey device

    brian crbrian cr2 ай мурун
  • The spherical design is really nice and the mediatek chip gives it great power

    Oliver SmithOliver Smith3 ай мурун
  • I love this design although it might not have been able to secure a lot of fans.

    Benjamin LeeBenjamin Lee3 ай мурун
  • new frames need analyzing; click Analyze ;)

    Samuel McBrwon IndiaSamuel McBrwon India4 ай мурун
  • The sound quality on the 4th gen sounds worse than the 3rd gen to me.

    Orange YoshiOrange Yoshi4 ай мурун
  • Hey gay's,i want to buy this dot 4th ,but i want to ask you should i buy a hub?🤔sorry for the stupid question 🙏

    aneliq lilovaaneliq lilova4 ай мурун
  • if you don't wanna go for the Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) for the bland looks, I'd rather suggest to get the kids edition because the look is really appealing! similar specs with the in-built mediatek processor and the amazing Alexa support

    Eric YoungEric Young4 ай мурун
  • I feel like these devices spy in our households. I’m returning mine A$AP

    Nico NavarroNico Navarro4 ай мурун
    • So yours is gone ? With your smart phones, your smart tv, your laptop , every microphones in your home ?

      It is me .It is me .2 ай мурун
    • Do you own a mobile phone? Too late if so...

      Tsunami TubeTsunami Tube3 ай мурун
    • This just ain’t it

      Nico NavarroNico Navarro4 ай мурун
    • Our phones do too though, returning that too?

      BasicallyBasically4 ай мурун
  • Such a cute descendant you have!

    Nick VasinNick Vasin4 ай мурун
  • it’s 30 dollars at target and best buy now 🤷🏿‍♂️

    Cinquan ShepherdCinquan Shepherd5 ай мурун
  • Mine is out for delivery I'm happy bc I got same day delivery I got mine from best buy I paid 29$

    prince DBKprince DBK5 ай мурун
  • I got it for $30 and got a free smart bulb. Totally worth it for me.

    emilyshmelimyemilyshmelimy5 ай мурун
  • Good thing its on sale for $30 and clock version is $40. These price points make a lot more sense.

    DaftrokDaftrok5 ай мурун
  • I have a second gen Echo Dot & I was considering getting the 4th gen Echo Dot to replace the second gen model because of sound quality

    NileshR12NileshR125 ай мурун
    • Same

      Colin KreftingColin Krefting5 ай мурун
  • The ball shape is horrible and ridiculous

    Doggieman1111Doggieman11116 ай мурун
  • I bought all three of the newest Echo 4th generation despite being a hardcore Apple 🍎 sheep 🐑... Siri is dumb as a rock !

    Born Again Farm GirlBorn Again Farm Girl6 ай мурун
  • Considering the price, I think this is a good purchase for consumers who want an efficient smart home device.

    Arnav BajwaArnav Bajwa6 ай мурун
  • i bought three more echo dots v3 on black friday for 75 bucks

    BrianHNBrianHN6 ай мурун
  • This is 30$ with a smart light bulb on Amazon right now, even after cyber Monday. may be worth it now...

    Thomas WolfThomas Wolf6 ай мурун
    • @c714d Same. Got a second smart bulb w/ better spectrum for 10$ on a lightning deal to go with it.

      Thomas WolfThomas Wolf6 ай мурун
    • Did the same but on best buy. Hope it’s useful for me

      c714dc714d6 ай мурун
  • i got my echo dot 4th gen for only 28 and they gave me a free smart light bulb. for me, a first time user of alexa this was a great purchase! :) its still on sale on amazon check it out.

    Fatima DFatima D6 ай мурун
  • Mine was $35 bucks

    Shawn BrushShawn Brush6 ай мурун
  • No tests comparing 4th Gen Echo Dot to 3rd Gen Echo dot revolving about responsiveness. Is the 4th gen better than the 3rd gen? I don't know because all you did was pull off Amazon's numbers and made a video about it. Anyone can Amazon's description of their product and make a video about it like this one exactly does Do I know if the 4th gen can listen to my voice while playing music? No, because this guy is too lazy to do so in his video. Video sucks . 2/10

    Brandon BirdBrandon Bird6 ай мурун
    • He literally reviews the 4th gen and says the same thing throughout the video "Well.... it's a good introduction to smart-home devices" Bet he didn't bother to test it 😂 😂 😂 😂

      Brandon BirdBrandon Bird6 ай мурун
  • Just bought it for $30, it was on sale and I'm gonna give the 3rd gen that I have to my sister, so it's a win win I guess?

    Ahmad AlmullaAhmad Almulla6 ай мурун
  • Wwwwwwooooow. Exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!

    Kristian SalinasKristian Salinas6 ай мурун
  • Right but your kinda wrong here. It fits in the palm of your hand. Obviously not going to have a very good base. And it’s a lot bigger. Us usually bigger means more and better. And this is the case her, it sounds better, and is much clearer. For a 30 dollar just it’s better. And you could have got it on Black Friday and cyber Monday for 30 dollars more.

    Brayden ParsonsBrayden Parsons6 ай мурун
  • how about $29 with a smart bulb? :)

    rusty.ghrusty.gh6 ай мурун
  • Lol trap music

    AJ RAJ R6 ай мурун
  • You are a blessed man. Thanks for the good info. 👍🏼

    Ernesto BenavidesErnesto Benavides6 ай мурун
  • This is a decoy product so you buy the bigger one

    Kapil RakhKapil Rakh6 ай мурун
  • My major major major issue is the lack of a built-in battery or a battery base. This thing does not need to be tethered to the wall for power and I still don't know how and why Amazon is missing this!

    Ayoola BoyejoAyoola Boyejo6 ай мурун
  • Wish I would have seen this earlier. It's $28 now...

    Daryl Kinard IIDaryl Kinard II6 ай мурун
  • Just bought one for $28 😁

    iNguyenniNguyenn6 ай мурун
    • It is a very good deal even in its normal price

      f l o w e r g l o w 2f l o w e r g l o w 25 ай мурун
    • Ikr

      Salmon _OwOSalmon _OwO6 ай мурун
    • black friday week is a savior

      yevadyevad6 ай мурун
  • On sale today for 25

    itsyolislifeitsyolislife6 ай мурун
  • I didn’t even know they updated the dot

    Michael FuttermanMichael Futterman7 ай мурун
  • Just to be clear we all forgot about what he was saying when his kid went on camera.

    Harrison C.Harrison C.7 ай мурун
  • Give the kid his own CNET show!

    GabrielGabriel7 ай мурун
  • The successor in the name of the Echo Dot 4th generation comes with Amazon’s first-generation AZ1 Neural Edge processor for improved machine learning applications and faster response. Alexa and MediaTek additions does its job pretty well and efficiently. I think the 4th generation Amazon Echo Dot is absolutely worth the price. The setting up is real easy.

    Lucas BrownLucas Brown7 ай мурун
    • Except it looks like a stupid ball. No thanks. Echo Dot 3rd Gen much cooler.

      Doggieman1111Doggieman11116 ай мурун
  • I’m surprised that there isn’t more smart speakers with clock displays

    PsychogenicsccPsychogenicscc7 ай мурун
  • 04:13 the editing mistake 04:13

    Jim JamJim Jam7 ай мурун
  • Hella copied Apple

    Allen AguiarAllen Aguiar7 ай мурун
  • If anything it’s just a design swap so buying it while having an echo is just a waste of money as if your gonna put on music why not put it on actual speakers instead of the echo device

    koolerpurekoolerpure7 ай мурун
  • I'm getting Echo Dot 3rd Gen for $19 and Google Nest Mini for $18 in India. Which one should I choose? I already have a Firestick 3rd Gen.

    Pallab PatraPallab Patra7 ай мурун
  • The best part of the video is the happy kid.

    ____7 ай мурун
  • too expensive~ it should be $24 each not $50.

    Kelvin KMSKelvin KMS7 ай мурун
  • New frames need analyzing; click Analyze.

    Joey VJoey V7 ай мурун
  • Thinking about how i just watched a CNET video about the motorola Q from 2004 and thinking that this editing mistake toward the end will last for at least a decade

    Paulo KunzePaulo Kunze7 ай мурун
  • a suggestion notice how the 4th generation echo dot being stylish say a built in light built into the design of that echo dot could act as a bedside lamp a table lamp with voice control over the lamp

    scott dyetscott dyet7 ай мурун
  • Hello everyone ✌️

  • Amazon missed a big opportunity. they should have made all the Echos and Dots with the clock in every color by default. then just give people the option to turn on the clock or not. It's an awesome feature, but it suck that you are limited to only the pale grey Dot if you want it.

    Gabriel WalshGabriel Walsh7 ай мурун
    • You can turn it on and off anyway

      Max ManleyMax Manley3 ай мурун
    • You can get the twilight blue now

      Unique NationUnique Nation6 ай мурун
  • Hi

    rich rappers23rich rappers237 ай мурун
  • I wish I had children

    menassie samuelmenassie samuel7 ай мурун
  • How can it not be better if they sell a tiger version?😈

    JUR OJUR O7 ай мурун
  • Only fools put this crap in their homes. Smart Homes = Dumb People

    sporq foonsporq foon7 ай мурун
  • I hope whoever reads this gets a free echo 4th gen

    Photo Premiere YtPhoto Premiere Yt7 ай мурун
    • Sure you should be rewarded after buying so many. Yet you just want a hand out. Ridiculous since you are into handing stuff out. I'm short one person this week figured you can work for free since you want others to do so. Bless your heart sweetie

      Melanie SmithMelanie Smith4 ай мурун
    • @Photo Premiere Yt makes sense

      Solitude In E MinorSolitude In E Minor6 ай мурун
    • Yes you do

      Photo Premiere YtPhoto Premiere Yt6 ай мурун
    • It’s 20 bucks, you don’t need a free one

      Solitude In E MinorSolitude In E Minor6 ай мурун
  • This host is seriously mistaken! The third generation with clock is $60 or $12 a month for 5 months. The fourth generation with clock is also $60 or $12 a month for 5 months. You can look at both of the prices of these items right now on Amazon. The only way you'll get the $19 third generation device is the one that does not have a clock. This host needs to research his information better, and not be so quick to criticize.

    MATTMANMATTMAN7 ай мурун
  • I would never put an Amazon microphone in my kids’ room, but that’s just me.

    Will MWill M7 ай мурун
    • @Doggieman1111 Nah, the Russians are pretty in to me atm.

      Sir. NiklasSir. Niklas6 ай мурун
    • @Sir. Niklas Are you wanted by the FBI or something?

      Doggieman1111Doggieman11116 ай мурун
    • @david stone That's total BS. To stream and store all sound data from all Echoes would take up petabytes of bandwidth and overwhelm Amazon's servers within weeks.

      Doggieman1111Doggieman11116 ай мурун
    • Shhh.... OBEY

      Doggieman1111Doggieman11116 ай мурун
    • Yeah. I have friends who work at Amazon, they say they hear everything that users say.. kids singing, people arguing, everything!

      david stonedavid stone6 ай мурун
  • This was my analysis as well. The 3rd gen dot is an extremely good value if you aren't looking for good sound quality. For me I'd step up to the full sized Echo for the better sound and the Zigbee hub.

    SS SSS S7 ай мурун
  • that tea pot though

    anime is a mistakeanime is a mistake7 ай мурун
  • It’s going to be $25ish on Black Friday at Best Buy

    Chris McManusChris McManus7 ай мурун
    • @junior best ok

      ntclpzntclpz6 ай мурун
    • £28.99 already in the UK

      junior bestjunior best6 ай мурун
    • So the clock versions gonna be 35? Cause if it stays on 60 I’m just getting the Echo its far better for the rice

      Enmanuel TejedaEnmanuel Tejeda7 ай мурун
    • @Chris McManus dang ur dedicated we need more helpful people like you in the world

      ntclpzntclpz7 ай мурун
    • Nice. But I have not found it for eco dot4, can you share a link?

      Hongxu LiHongxu Li7 ай мурун

    Timo TioTimo Tio7 ай мурун
    • yeah...where's the audio comparison

      A_zeusA_zeus29 күн мурун
  • Echo show 5 is a better buy.. a screen is a better feature then a different shaped dot..

    Marine0816Marine08167 ай мурун
  • I cant belive you Americans have those spy devices at home, its just OMG. 😱😱

    Robert PintarićRobert Pintarić7 ай мурун
    • We know where you live now, Robert!!

      Chuck RupertChuck Rupert6 ай мурун
    • ​@Anthony Plays Yep, and an iPad, both spy on me, so who cares nowadays

      David AvilaDavid Avila7 ай мурун
    • You have a android smartphone dont you?

      Anthony PlaysAnthony Plays7 ай мурун
    • Smartphones spy on everything nowadays. Smart speakers help us doing a lot more tasks. Why bother with something we already lost

      David AvilaDavid Avila7 ай мурун
  • Why did they make it r o u n d tho. It looks rly bad

    DapoptartDapoptart7 ай мурун
  • The best part of the whole video was the zombie dance 🥰👍

    Alondra FraustoAlondra Frausto7 ай мурун
  • That kid stole the show sorry CNET

  • I still don't get why people find it so useful! It's just a spy loudspeaker... 🤔🤔🤔

    Shijie De zhongxin世界的中心Shijie De zhongxin世界的中心7 ай мурун
    • yeah, i'm worried as to why the smart light bulb needs access to my camera..

      Nouveaux CommencementsNouveaux Commencements5 ай мурун
    • Yes. I am no privacy fanatic, but I don't consider the advantage of not having to google something by hand worth being listened to by strangers in my home.

      TrangleCTrangleC7 ай мурун
  • Technology is awesome, would ya agree?

    itsMonday 17itsMonday 177 ай мурун
  • 😍 3:50

    Vikhnesh ARVikhnesh AR7 ай мурун
  • Waiting for the HomePod mini to destroy the competition for audio

    S YepuriS Yepuri7 ай мурун
    • Hone pod mini competes sith the 99 dollar echo not the echo dot

      Anthony PlaysAnthony Plays7 ай мурун
    • On November book it now before it's sold out

      Tech Guy H-A GoldenTech Guy H-A Golden7 ай мурун
  • New frames need analyzing; click Analyze.

    ProfitSlimProfitSlim7 ай мурун
    • Must be the NSA or the CIA or the FBI or some extraterrestrial being listening to this device and saying : " Humm, interesting !"

      It is me .It is me .2 ай мурун
    • @Richard Amune It's from warp stabilization in premier lol

      Malik KellyMalik Kelly5 ай мурун
    • seems like after effect or premier pro

      Richard AmuneRichard Amune7 ай мурун
    • 4:14 Yeah, must be video editing error message.

      MyMerMoriesMyMerMories7 ай мурун
  • In the End there is a prompt for Frame Analysis otherwise great review

    Syed Muhammad AliSyed Muhammad Ali7 ай мурун
  • Does it lisson to you when you think it on standby

    daniel horowskidaniel horowski7 ай мурун
    • @TrangleC Really? It sends everything to a central server and that's were everything gets processed? Wow I didn't know that. Thank you.

      Sir. NiklasSir. Niklas7 ай мурун
    • @TrangleC every tech device does to a certain way !! Only if u have something to hide then who knows

      Tech Guy H-A GoldenTech Guy H-A Golden7 ай мурун
    • @Tech Guy H-A Golden Of course it does listen. How else would it know when you call for it? It does not have the computing power to understand what you are saying, so it sends everything it hears to a central data center where it gets analyzed and then a command gets sent back to the device. Sure, you can unplug it, but as long as it is plugged in, it listens to everything you say and sends it over the internet.

      TrangleCTrangleC7 ай мурун
    • You can mute it or unplug it it's easy !! And no it doesnt listen . Pretend that it's your Smart phone 📱 u know like it's all the same thing bruh

      Tech Guy H-A GoldenTech Guy H-A Golden7 ай мурун
  • Wow 😳 I’m early

    Triston STriston S7 ай мурун
  • The new dot can u remove the cable ?

    Tony MTATony MTA7 ай мурун
    • “Please don’t do that Dave “

      sprokk8sprokk86 ай мурун
    • @Tech Guy H-A Golden Hahaha! I read this and thought this needs ethernet? But technically it is wireless, just needs power to work. Almost all devices that are wireless work because they have some sort of power source.

      Sir. NiklasSir. Niklas7 ай мурун
    • No u can mute it or unplug it !! But it's need a cable to work it's not wireless

      Tech Guy H-A GoldenTech Guy H-A Golden7 ай мурун