Not only are these great as you’re building out your smart setup, but they also work in groups by detecting which device you’re closest too. This means you really can’t have too many in your house. Despite the fact that the Dot isn’t really a great music player (get a bigger one with a better speaker for that), I use one in the bathroom for morning news and weather.
Often bundled in multiples, they work great to add voice coverage to your house including multiple room music, and voice communication between rooms.
This is the 2nd Generation Echo Dot. It’s less expensive than the 3rd Gen and does just as good a job.