Reviewers Liked

  • Keeps the original Echo's design (and its beloved volume ring)
  • Built-in smart home hub eliminates the need for a bridge between Alexa and your smart home devices

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Costs $50 more than the new Echo
  • Sound quality of speaker isn't as rich as we'd hoped it would be
  • Not a huge upgrade for first-gen Echo owners