I just dug through the new and old listing to try and find all the differences [quote=“ssinchak, post:1, topic:57441”]
Changes from first gen I have been able to identify:
The new dot is smaller. Same 3.3" diameter but is 1.3" tall vs 1.5" tall.
Directional mic holes are slashes instead of tiny circles
Volume buttons replaced the volume slider around the top
5.7 oz vs 8.8 oz so slightly lighter likely due to smaller height.
Comes with 90 day warranty vs first gen had 1 year.
Amazon has also built a new Echo Spatial Perception technology into the Dot. It’s designed to detect multiple instances of the Echo or Dot in use in a home, so that not every device responds to voice recognition.
I guess you need that if they are trying to sell you 12 packs…
The 6 pack only makes sense if they have a whole house audio solution. I have an echo and a dot and that is my one gripe. I thought possibly with the sonos announcement a few weeks back this meant that the echo devices would gain this functionality, but as of yet no press release. Don’t get me wrong the echo and dot perform flawlessly and I use them daily with home automation, shopping lists and music and I would recommend anyone that doesn’t have one to jump on board.
Just ordered one in white for my new playroom which has white decor all over. That gives me 4 for the house (Echo, 3 Dots). Just enough so I will lose maximum value when I sell them because Google Home will be cooler haha! (JK, but I know I might be tempted one day).
On another note, interesting that they are trying to package them with Bose speakers even though they recently announced a partnership with Sonos as well. Sounds like they aren’t playing favorites.