@osiris3mc I got one of these from meh a while back, and it was pretty nice, though it seemed to mess with the mic responsiveness a little when the dot was playing music. One day, it just stopped working altogether.
But more importantly, a key reason the 3rd gen Dot sounds a lot better and louder is it requires more power, meaning, unlike the 2nd gen Dot which has a standard micro USB power port, the 3rd gen is powered by a proprietary plug and a much larger wall wart.
@ColeSloth@RedOak Google did the same thing when they switched over from the Google Home Mini (Micro USB) to the Nest Mini (proprietary 14.4V)! I’m waiting for someone to make a device like this battery/amplified speaker, but for the Nest Mini (or the Google Mini; I have one of each)
I have the exact Vaux speaker for echo. It is one of the products that I regretted buying. It definitely is not the one on Amazon that Meh points to and tries to make you believe (the one on Amazon seems to have good sound quality). Do not fall into the trap.
Agreed! Had the item for sale today. Sound was good, but connecting and disconnecting was a pain and in a couple of months ended up with a worn out port or a broken cord.
Good item if you’re not into it for the sound and not the mobility
I have a tap as well as an echo show and several echo dots with these speakers. The tap is nice but doesn’t support the multi speaker groups, drop in and other features the dots were given. It is a shame they didn’t continue to work on it like the dots.
I have one (not sure the model), for the only one 2nd gen dot that I own. Great for moving around and great sound. at the lowest volume was too loud for next to the bed. But would buy these if I can find 2nd gen dots.
I do have the tap, but doesn’t do calls or send messages.
We had one of those echo dots, I disconnected it and threw it away a few weeks ago. It was creeping me out how things we discussed while it supposedly was not listening kept popping up in online advertising while I was Christmas shopping. According to Amazon you have to wake it up before it starts recording you, but that is definitely not true.
Or offer it on Meh to others who’d eagerly pay the shipping.
Or donate it to the Salvation Army.
If I’m going to be witness to personalized ads due to having a smartphone, being online, etc…, ‘might as well at least make it more accurate with the voice tailoring input of Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri!
Buying some battery-speakers for a CIA spying device I refuse to ever own? The same device which multiple friends and family members own, whom I never let forget that they’re being spied on 24/7? Ultra-meh!
@jzmacdaddy Great, I love unfounded semi-sarcastic blanket statements. My own sarcasm aside, I’m just gonna say: It’s no conspiracy theory that these devices record you constantly – Amazon pays thousands of people to listen to said recordings. There have even been cases where law enforcement used the recordings of these devices as evidence. I suggest looking into it. That’s all, have a good one.
@mikeureko Since I’m not in to anything illegal, I don’t really give a rats ass if Bezos is listening to me all the time. I hope you don’t have a cell phone, because those are the government’s top spy devices. Jeez…I wish people would stop being so paranoid.
@jzmacdaddy Alright, I’m gonna clear the air a bit, because it seems like there’s a misunderstanding here. I don’t blame you if you choose not to read this whole comment.
Firstly, correlation does not necessarily equal causation, especially here. I value privacy. That does not mean I am paranoid. Granted, I’m sure most generally paranoid people highly value their privacy, but not all people who value their privacy are paranoid. See what I mean?
Secondly, I’m fairly confident that valuing one’s own privacy is quite universal among all humans, at least those living in technologically advanced parts of the world like (I’d assume) yourself and myself. As a very obvious example, it’s why we have stalls separating public toilets, and bathrooms with locks on the doors (and doors at all).
Most people don’t like having people eavesdropping on them, whatever the subject or activity. Legality has nothing to do with privacy. It’s another correlation =/= causation issue. People doing illegal activities (victimless or not is a whole other loaded conversation) tend to wish to keep private so as to avoid trouble. However, not everybody who values their privacy is doing illegal activities. I believe the whole “I have nothing to hide” thing is a non-argument for this reason. You don’t have “have anything to hide” to value your privacy.
I bring this issue up in the first place partially in jest; to make fun of the fact that so many people are ready and willing to throw their privacy and anonymity out the window for a little extra convenience. But on the more sincere side, it concerns me as well, as our society has been lining up more and more with the term “Orwellian” in the past couple of decades.
This is a long comment on things that (I believe) shouldn’t even need to be said, but you had some assumptions in your comment I wanted to clear up in a respectful way. Sorry if it was a redundant read for you. I hope at the very least you understand where I’m coming from a little better now. No disrespect to you, I did my best to keep this calm and collected. Have a good one, hope your year is going well so far. My dad just had a stroke on the night of the 2nd/morning of the 3rd, and I was visiting him in the hospital when I read your reply. So I felt the need to be extra nice. Anyway, peace.
P.S. Your username is funny and has a nice ring to it. I appreciate it, made me internally giggle a bit.
@frankidee@therealjrn For delivery, sure - but with the shipping speed that’s normal for Meh orders, they should’ve shipped by today to hit that estimated delivery window, and they’re not even labeled yet…
Anyone have an actual confirmation of delivery date? I keep getting a “circle jerk” of USPS notifications that it has arrived at “partner facilities” and departed “partner facilities” all in the same place in Texas. USPS says it is still awaiting actual possession??
Wow ordered Dec 24 now evening of Jan 16 Really !! was to be a gift are Meh.com are you using Pony Express? 6 stops in Texas 2 in Indiana Really #MEHFail
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Got mine today. First time I ordered from here but I figured delivery would be slow. So no big deal. I mean this isn’t Amazon. (Thank God, right Luke!?!) If it was it would not have been so inexpensive.
Now for the product… I bought a total of four speakers and had them setup in a matter of a few minutes. The sound is much louder, which is why I bought them. The clarity isn’t as nice as my Sonos but hey these were 6 bucks a piece. I’m pleased with them. I had no idea they had lithium batteries so they can be portable…Bonus.
Love them! As with others I wish I had ordered more! And as with others (LOL) The shipping was hilarious. They slept for a long time at some locations. Then they ended up 30 miles from me. And then they went backwards! Several states LOL. But I’ve been buying from you guys for a while. And I know you make good on your orders. And I knew I would get it. Keep up the good work!
The speakers sound much better than the Echo Dot speaker, and makes the Echo portable. They don’t sound like BOSE, Sonos or a Beats Pill or something, but it’s a nice portable recharge speaker with decent sound that adds great features for $100 to $150 less than the brands I just listed.