This Alexa-powered speaker has better speakers and more smart home feature

The Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) is an affordable smart home entry point with Alexa on standby and good sound for its size.

A room temperature sensor and eero built-in make the Echo Dot more intuitive, too.

While I prefer the additional functionality of the Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen)’s LED display

it’s easy to recommend the standard Echo Dot for gifts or simply growing your smart home.

The 5th-generation Echo Dot also has two new smart home features: a room temperature sensor and eero built-in.

The latest Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) is the best version of the Alexa-powered smart speaker yet

Access to Alexa smart home skill

Weight: 10.7 ounces Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) Speaker: 1.73 inch front-firing