The Amazon Echo Dot is one of the most popular smart speakers on the market for a number of good reasons. Along with being one of the most reasonably priced models available, the speaker features the voice-controllable assistant Alexa that provides access to more than 20,000 different skills.
But thanks to the inexpensive price tag and small size, there are a few different areas of the overall Echo Dot experience that can be made even better. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best Amazon Echo Dot accessories you can use to take your speaker to the next level.
The Best Echo Dot Speaker
Sonos Play: 1
One of the biggest downsides of the Echo Dot is the less than perfect sound quality. But there are a number of different speakers on the market that can help turn the volume up to 11.
A great choice is the Sonos Play:1. This small speaker is surprisingly robust and can easily fill a room with rich and natural sound. Instead of Bluetooth, the speaker connects to your home Wi-Fi. Setup with the Echo Dot is done through the Amazon Alexa companion smartphone app.
With the Echo Dot and Play:1, you’ll be able to play a massive variety of music using Alexa voice commands. But any other Alexa commands will be provided on the Echo Dot itself.
You can choose from a black or white version to better help the Sonos Play:1 fit in with your home decor.
If you’re on a budget, take a look at the DOSS PowerBox Bluetooth Speaker. Along with turning up the Echo Dot’s sound quality, a built-in 2200mAH battery provides up to eight hours of portable playback time. Just make sure you’re within Wi-Fi range.
To use the speaker, just place your Echo Dot into the top of the speaker and plug in the micro-USB cable. You’ll then be able to enjoy music and more in stereo with two, 10-watt drivers.
The iHome iAV2B can turn an Echo Dot into a perfect bedside companion. Acting as a permanent dock for the speaker, it improves the sound quality with a special speaker chamber that offers full 360-degree sound.
A large LED clock features five levels of controllable dimming so you won’t be disturbed at night. And the battery backup will maintain the correct time even after a power failure. There is also an additional USB port to charge additional devices like smartphones.
The Best Echo Dot Wall Mount
If space is at a premium, an Echo Dot wall mount can help move the speaker out of the way and keep cords to a minimum while rocking out, listening to an interactive story, or controlling your smart home devices.
The Matone Outlet Wall Mount allows users to directly plug the Echo Dot into an electrical outlet and comes with a short USB cord. A special anti-slip gasket helps keep the wall plug firmly in place. Along with working in both a horizontal or vertical position, the mount only takes up one electrical plug on a two-gang outlet.
Providing a completely clean and wire-free look, the BonFook Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand works with both horizontal and vertical outlets. The small charging cable is hidden inside the wall hanger. Both the microphone and speaker remain uncovered while in the mount. Black and white versions are available.
The Spot USB Outlet Cover Plate can be used with any existing outlet that already has a built-in USB plug. Available in either black or white, the system replaces the existing outlet wall plate and can be used in any orientation. While you can easily remove the Echo Dot from the cover plate, a piece of 3M tape is provided for extra security when needed.
The Best Echo Dot Battery
There are a number of Amazon Echo Dot batteries worth buying, giving you another interesting way to add additional functionality to the speaker. If you’re in range of a wireless signal, you can take Alexa almost anywhere.
The Wasserstein battery features a 7000mAH capacity—good enough for up to eight hours of use and up to 12 hours of standby. Using the Echo Dot’s charger, the battery can be completely recharged in under four hours. When it’s time to hit the road, just slide the Echo Dot into the hard case, and you’ll be ready to go. All buttons are ports are accessible and you’ll still be able to view the light ring when in the case. Four LED lights on the exterior of the will give you a better idea of how much battery power is remaining.
There are four different colors of the battery case to select from.
Made from anti-stain fabric, the Ninety7 Dox Portable Battery Base can provide up to 10 hours of portable use while on the go. Available in gray or black, four LEDs will provide a visual look at the remaining power.
Skywin’s Wireless Battery Speaker offers the best of both worlds as it’s both a battery and speaker. On the battery side of the equation, it can provide up to six hours of playback on a single charge. The speaker offers a 10-watt amplifier and dual driver. There’s also an audio-in jack so you can use another device for audio like a smartphone or tablet.
The Best Echo Dot Case
The glossy exterior of the Echo Dot looks great but can easily be damaged by accidents and show fingerprints. But Amazon offers an official Echo Dot Case to protect the smart speaker.
Buyers can select from a fabric or leather option. The case won’t block the microphone or speaker and will still easily allow you to see the blue light ring when interacting with Alexa.
For a classic look, the Piqiu Natural Sold Wood Stand Holder offers a nice choice. Made from a natural dark wood, just place the Echo Dot into the stand and connect the cables using the rear cutout. An anti-skid pad will help keep the smart speaker in place inside the stand.
And if you’re looking for a truly unique way to protect your Echo Dot, the FitStation Owl Statue Crafted Stand absolutely fits the bill. The owl status holds both the first- and second-generation Echo Dot in the top base. The rear of the stand has an opening for the power cable and for an AUX-Out cable to another speaker.
The numerous decorative holes in the stand allow the sound to shine through without any issues.
Making the Echo Dot Even Better
Even though the Echo Dot is great on its own, buying one or more of these accessories should help you supersize your Echo Dot.
For anyone new to the world of the Amazon Echo and Alexa, make sure to take a look at our complete guide on how to set up and use the Echo Dot.