Amazon Debuts Two New Echo Devices: Amazon Tap and the Echo Dot

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    How is the speaker quality? Is it loud and and have good base?
     
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    The real question, for me, is do these things sync with each other? I don't have an echo and am not completely sold on whether I'd actually use it enough to justify buying one, but if they all synced together, let's say to play the same music in multiple rooms of the house, synced up and/or communicated with each other (save lists, position in a news story, etc and be able to pick up where you leave off in the other room), I might see a bit more value.

    I'm kind of tempted to check out the dot for the price, but don't really have a convenient audio setup that I could add it to, so I'd have to rely on the built-in speaker, which I'm assuming isn't very good. At least until it proved its worth. I do have a Radio Shack BT speaker that I could plug it into that has decent sound, but then I've relegated that speaker to being less easily portable. Not to mention having to keep it charged.

    Idk. I'm not sold on any of these devices at this point, although I've read plenty of great use cases for the OG echo on this forum.
     
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    If there is nothing impeding my voice (wall), about how far away can I be for it to recognize my voice?
     
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    The sound quality is surprisingly good, and has solid base (for a small stand alone device). The volume can be adjusted to surprisingly loud levels too. There are obviously speaker options that will sound superior, but will be much more expensive, and not include all of the other capabilities.

    The Echo has very good range. I would say it can recognize you from a good 15-20 feet at least. It is also remarkably good at understanding basic commands.
     
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    Currently, the Dot is only being offered to Prime members that have already the OG Echo. CNET Update - Good luck buying the Echo Dot, Amaz…:
    This will likely change in the future, but I just wanted to throw that out there to others interested in this device.

    Edit: my bad....stormy already mentioned this in the OP.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that part in the OP. Still, it's the cheapest and smallest, so it's the one I would start with if I decided to give this tech a try.
     
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    Nah...spend the extra for the BT Speaker.

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