Facts About Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Glacier White
If you have this device, then try "Alexa set display brightness 1" or "Alexa turn off display".
You might be able to configure alexa to turn off display during sleeping hours and turn it on with the alarm. I haven’t tried it.
However the original poster is correct. It’s still way too bright for someone who truly lik… If you have this device, then try "Alexa set display brightness 1" or "Alexa turn off display".
You might be able to configure alexa to turn off display during sleeping hours and turn it on with the alarm. I haven’t tried it.
However the original poster is correct. It’s still way too bright for someone who truly likes a dark room. Even at display setting 1, it’s a little on the bright side.
Yes; you don’t even need the clock version. Alexa can play reminders and alarms. Reminders repeat the message you type or dictate. Alarms can be a sound, or music (single song loop’d, playlist, radio)
This is good for indoor temps, not perfect but it works
That’s the only thing I don’t like about this clock. The numbers are way too small.
Yes. Can read Audible and several other audiobook apps/skills.
When Alexa says "Not understanding" it means "I lost my wifi connection". Sometimes this is temporary (ask your question again in a few seconds) or longer-term (asking again doesnt work).
In the longer term situation several things might have happened. … When Alexa says "Not understanding" it means "I lost my wifi connection". Sometimes this is temporary (ask your question again in a few seconds) or longer-term (asking again doesnt work).
In the longer term situation several things might have happened.
1) your hub is down (so restart the hub)
2) your hub has lost its setup to that particular Echo (you must go into the Alexa app on your phone and redo the setup for that particular Echo) or
3) The Echo has forgotten the hub its supposed to talk to (go into the Alexa app on your phone and re-do the setup).
One of my Echos drops its connection to the hub pretty often and I usually just power it down and power it up again. This is the classic "when in trouble reboot" scenario and works 9 times out of 10 without going though a complete investigation process.
The all new echo dot 4th gen has a clock, the echo 4th gen don’t but is bigger and has more speakers maybe that is why they can’t put a clock on it. Man I’m getting confused with all these names and looks.
Im a senior and i need to be able to call 911 hands free from any where in my house. My Echos wont call 911 directly. So I set up the full 10 digit landline phone number of the Fire Department on my phone and gave it the nickname "Help". When I say "Alexa, call Help" it dials the main line for Fire Department dispatch,… Im a senior and i need to be able to call 911 hands free from any where in my house. My Echos wont call 911 directly. So I set up the full 10 digit landline phone number of the Fire Department on my phone and gave it the nickname "Help". When I say "Alexa, call Help" it dials the main line for Fire Department dispatch, which is where 911 calls go anyway.
Please note this wll NOT work if your hub is down or the electric power is off. Then you use your cell phone and dial 911 directly.
Because PR in 2018 made shipping and e-waste disposal regulations very strict with increases fees that sellers must pay. So, after paying those fees, shipping and delivery…not alot of profit on a device like this.
Yes, there’s a skill for that.
Si, y suena durísimo 😊
Not available in Charcoal at this time. Only twilight blue and white.
Yes, I have the iHeart radio skill in the app, then I tell Alexa to set the alarm for 7am to Kiss 108 on iHeart radio.
Yes. The included 15 watt power adapter states (on the specs printed on the plug side of the adapter) that it accepts 100-240 volts, 50/60 Hz. The plugs, however, is a standard US 2 prong. People that answer "no" are just making an assumption, not actually bothering to check.
FYI, every Echo device I’ve seen since t… Yes. The included 15 watt power adapter states (on the specs printed on the plug side of the adapter) that it accepts 100-240 volts, 50/60 Hz. The plugs, however, is a standard US 2 prong. People that answer "no" are just making an assumption, not actually bothering to check.
FYI, every Echo device I’ve seen since the original (and I’ve owned several) has had a "universal" AC adapter…even the Echo Flex that which plugs directly into an AC socket.
You don’t need to have any streaming music subscription at all. I am not a prime member nor do I have a streaming music account…so I simply say for example: Play classic rock music and it does. Play 70s lite rock… Blues music and it does. The interesting thing is if you ask for music by a specific artist for examp… You don’t need to have any streaming music subscription at all. I am not a prime member nor do I have a streaming music account…so I simply say for example: Play classic rock music and it does. Play 70s lite rock… Blues music and it does. The interesting thing is if you ask for music by a specific artist for example ‘Tom Petty’ it will ask you if you want to join for $3./mo to play it (you simply reply no) but immediately it will then ask if playing similar music to Tom Petty is ok…..Just say yes and in my experience it plays Tom Petty anyway. Kind of a bonus!
Info About Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Glacier White (Reviews From Amazon)
The media could not be loaded. I preordered this echo dot with clock and began using the first day available on November 5th 2020. I have multiple 3rd generation echo dots with clock and I love the upgrade to the 4th generation echo dot with clock. I chose the Twilight Blue color and it’s great looking in person. It’s a nice break with additional from the charcoal and sandstone color but still looks elegant and sleek in design. The light ring on the base and digital clock display and brighter and more crisp than the 3rd generation dot. It’s very easy to read. The speakers and microphone are improved as well. The wire is a light grey color and the 15w Adaptor is rectangular in shape versus the square shape of the 3rd generation 15w power Adaptor. The manual buttons to control the echo are on top similar to last years model, but slightly recessed towards the back so they are not in view when staring directly and the front of the digital clock face. The speaker is more full in front of the dot and raises in the back where the wire plugs into dot. Setup was easy. I am considering trading in my older 3rd generation echo dots with digital clock for additional 4th generation echo dots with digital clock instead.
The media could not be loaded. Just received it today for my daughter. She loves it! For years she has been trying to get her hands on my echo devices. Now she has our own. I must say it is a big Improvement from the 3rd Generation Echo Dot.
It has true surround sound.
~ The LED clock on the front is very bright, and displays the time in standard, and military time. It has a time, and alarm indicator.
~ The lights around the base increase and decrease according to the volume setting. This Echo dot puts on a nice little light show, if could almost be used as a night light.
~ The buttons for the microphone, volumes up, down, and deactivation button sit on top of the 4th gen echo. With raised button symbols it can easily be accessed even in the dark.
~ The sound quality is a real improvement. You can hear channels, lows, midrange, and highs. I mean it a small speaker, so you can’t expect to get bass thumping, room shaking sound. But it will surprise you with how powerful it is for it’s size.
~ The microphone is a upgrade also. It’s very sensitive, and can hear you practically whisper across the room.
~ It still has the 3.5 mm output jack to connect to bigger speaker systems. So you can still get that room shaking sound. If you have big speakers you can make them smart.
If you’ve ever had a smart speaker before(echo, google) or you have a whole host of skills aside from playing music you can activate from the Alexa app.
~ Apps to set reminders, lists
~ Set alarms, and timers.
~ Play games, and trivia, and puzzles.
~ Read to you from your Kindle books, and Audible acct.
~ Control smart devices like smart lights, outlets, and even smart locks.
– The one drawback (Con) that I found is that when – I have its side by side with the 1st, and 3rd generation Echo Dot it is actually a few seconds slower in responding.
But overall the 4th generation Echo Dot is a improvement. You get for playing music, and it plays music better than the previous gens. Amazon continue to improve, and make a good thing great.
I purchased two of these to achieve true stereo. The updated spherical design is a great update to the column design. Although the speakers are physically small they are relatively heavy. The sound quality is superb and the volume is more than adequate. Set up was easy using the app. These are great addition to my family room.
• The globe design with the fabric speaker layout is a decent upgrade from all the previous flat Echos. With the glowing ring now at the bottom of the device, you get a mini space ship.
• The “tap to snooze” is a feature that will be helpful if anyone wants this Echo near their bed. When the alarm rings you just need to tap the speaker (the device) with two or more fingers and it will go to snooze for a short time. No button pressing, just anywhere on the speaker and it’ll let you sleep a little more (but just a little more).
• A 3.5mm audio jack for connecting a wired speaker. This is something that Google’s nest mini no longer has. I appreciated that Amazon put this in.
• If you never used amazon products before, the setup process on any of their machines are ridiculously easy. This is no exception. Just a phone, an app and that’s it.
• I’ve had their previous model and setting this up was even easier because all the info I had on my account (Wi-Fi password, smart-plugins, etc.) just merge in flawlessly with this Echo.
• Alexa itself is fast. From weather to set times, to stories, and even jokes. If I want directions she responds almost instantly and overall performs excellent, like the previous model.
• One of the perks of Amazon Echos is the vast inventory of smart devices that you can connect with. You can buy smart plugins, smart lights, and 1000s more to make your place a “smart” place. In this day in age, the restrictions on what a smart device can be are minimal, and overall it’s a big reason why you want to buy an Echo instead of Apple’s Homepod.
• You’re able to listen in on another room if you’re not in the area and the Echo is. A pretty neat tool to have if you’re in an “uncertain” relationship.
• The Echo does an excellent job of understanding your routines. For example, my hallway, and bedroom lights are always on at the same time before bed. If I’m in bed I can say “Alexa, good night” and Alexa will shut both of them off. This can also be used to say “Alexa, good morning” and Alexa can turn on any smart devices at the same time in the morning. TV, stereo, coffee maker, all you need is a smart device connector.
• Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Deezer, Spotify. You have all the choices in the world in choosing your music channel (except of course google and apple music)
• This Echo can connect with any of the other models of Echos, regardless of generation. This means that you just need to tap the Announce tab on Alexa and you can say/type a message of your choosing. All Echos in you have will be able to repeat what you said. I found this pretty niffy if you have kids throughout the house and you want them to come to you.
• The light-up time and temperature are bright and never overbearing.
• Echo can also call landlines, and any calls placed to numbers in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico for free. Note: Your Wi-Fi strength will be your indicator if the call quality will be good for you.
• The volume on these devices doesn’t bring in any distortion or cranked tones when turning this device up high.
• Overall the volume balances heavily towards the highs and mid-tones. A decent performance for the size that it is.
Cons and Oks:__________
• There is little to no volume bass in this device. The result makes an overall boomy experience. It’s still decent sound but it wasn’t something I was amazed by.
• This isn’t a 360 design as the fabric covering the speaker covers only around 2/3rds of the Echo. This leaves a bare wedge in the rear.
• As much as the voice assistant is helpful, you still need to speak to Alexa with a “specific” dialogue to get what you need. One of the benefits of Google in my eyes is the software in their mini. You’re able to be more open in the conversational dialogue. Alexa isn’t there yet.
• For the size, I have to say that you’re getting a pretty large power brick.
• Alexa Guard is a cool feature where it can inform you in the app if Alexa hears a smoke alarm or breaking glass when you’re out. I put this in the Con section because I kept getting false alarms from Alexa. I don’t know if this was a glitch but I assume that a software update will fix this problem. When it does, then it’s indeed a great tool to have, but don’t expect it to be beneficial if you have an indoor dog/cat.
• Amazon does have a $5/month service where the save guard will listen to footsteps and opening doors. Don’t know why you have to pay for this if the software is already on the device.
• I wish that you can buy the kids the designs for the Echo without the need to buy a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.
This is either an alarm clock next to your bed or a nice radio when you’re cooking. It’s small, light, and you have the same Alexa power that Amazon’s more expensive Echos have. With the price that it is, this Echo is a great way to see if you want to start making your house a “smart” house, or even for someone who isn’t tech-savvy. I do recommend that you fork over the extra $10 and buy this Echo with the backlit clock.
Now for those who have any of the previous models, this isn’t worth the buy. There aren’t many significant changes. The main function of this Echo is the same performance as any other model (this is coming from someone who has the previous gen). Amazon still hasn’t fixed the bass issue, then again you’re paying not much for this.
In the end, Amazon does a great job with the software of these devices. They’re very simple to use and don’t take that much power in using them. As I mentioned, one of Amazon’s best perks is the vast variety of third-party dealers that the Echo can connect with. This is something that both the google mini and Apple’s Homepod don’t even come close to.
Overall: An updated design built well for your bedroom or kitchen, but no need to upgrade from its predecessor.
Hope I was a help to you.
Good looking 👌. Perfect size and sound quality is good.
Alexa is awesome. We have 8 echos including our 2 echo-auto’s.
The new round echo dot w/clock has a clock display that is too bright at night. I have to turn it away from me at night so it does not shine so bright. Which means I manually have to turn the dot at night to see the time.
Amazon needs a software update so the clock display brightness can be controlled to a bare minimum. Or if the display was red or perhaps blue would be better. The “Adaptive Brightness” feature does not work in this respect.
The media could not be loaded. My 2nd gen dot had the speaker go out, so replaced it with this new one. Such an improvement!
The speaker is slightly better.
The voice recognition (which is my biggest gripe with the 2nd gen) is greatly improved. 9/10 in hearing now. Such a relief!
The size is like a baseball now instead of a hockey puck. But uses about the same footprint.
Overall more refined in appearance.
Down side is that it doesn’t run on USB any more. It has it’s own plug now.
I’m glad I got this!
FYI: The display isn’t just for the time, but shows timer and sometimes even text (scrolling). Watch closely as you set it up. Replacing this one with the old one in the app was as easy as it gets.
NOTE: I needed a stand for it, so I made one myself. See the video.
Love it, small has a clock. Very modern. Replaced older version
The media could not be loaded. I had stayed away from Alexa for a long time, because it just freaked me out that “she” was listening to everything, all the time… and all the other stuff I had heard negatively, but I saw the newer Gen one was on sale, and there’s a button you can now press that makes it so she doesn’t listen to you. Also, you can have her delete everything she has ever heard, and all sorts of other features now that protect your privacy.
It’s smaller than I thought it would be; wish it was a little bigger, but that’s just my taste.
Overall, she works great, and I plan on getting the light bulbs that work with her, and the Ring doorbell system, and I already ordered the FireTv Stick and remote- that gets here tomorrow! So now I’m totally “Alexafied”! lol
The media could not be loaded. This product is excellent if you have more than one you can use it as an intercom and listen to music in all your rooms or make announcements. You can use this to get the date listen to the latest news free music stations and weather. You can also make telephone calls with it. Installation was very easy all you have to do is download the Alexa app complete the instructions which is just giving it your cell phone number and your name you will need to know your Amazon information and your router information. it probably took me less than five minutes to install it. Please vote helpful Mine has a clock on it The numbers are digital on the front and on the top has press buttons for volume control and to mute the microphone
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