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Amazon Echo (2017) review: The best Alexa device yet

By Lance Ulanoff

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Amazon Echo 2
$99.99
The Good

Smaller speaker packs a bigger punch than original • Design you actually won’t mind looking at • Unmatched mics

The Bad

Volume buttons are kind of clunky • Alexa app still requires a lot of setup to get your settings just right

The Bottom Line

Amazon’s second-generation Echo packs better sound and smarter mics into a smaller and better-sounding speaker than the original.

Mashable Score4.0
Cool Factor3.5
Learning Curve4.0
Performance4.0
Bang for the Buck4.5

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