@guybrush01@yakkoTDI, the comments posted on my device are more like a Text style message, rather than a Voice type mail, but I liked your unique & very original reply!! Where did you ever come up with such a witty remark??
If you REALLY don’t care what the speaker sounds like, OK. This one looks great. But that’s a weird scenario, and if you care whether the speaker actually sounds decent, pass this one right on by. It doesn’t. It’s an expensive, cool cabinet with no evident audio engineering. Too bad. I wanted it to sound as good as it looks.
I got one of these from SideDeal (because coupon) to replace the portable Alexa I had for the patio. Haven’t fully set it up yet, it’s not really patio season, but the sound using Bluetooth is not bad, about what you’d expect from a $40-50 speaker.
Comparing it to Bose, Sonos, or UE Boom… well, I expect a lot more at those prices. This isn’t going to fill my yard with sound and I wouldn’t pay $130 for it, but at this price, it seems solid. Basically, for the price of a Dot you get Alexa with improved sound.