The Amazon Echo (4th Generation) scored a perfect 5/5 when Home Technology Editor, David Ludlow reviewed the device in October 2020, with him praising its improved sound, fantastic looks and competitive price.
“Although it is the same price as the old version, the Amazon Echo (4th Generation) gives you more features and a better design. This model has upgraded audio, so that you can happily listen to music without wishing you had a separate speaker,” wrote Ludlow in his Amazon Echo (4th Generation) review.
“There’s also a built-in Zigbee hub, which may be of limited use to most people but it can be a handy add-on and means that you no longer have to pay the £50 premium for the Echo Plus. Pound-for-pound, then, this is the best smart speaker available today.”
The Trusted Reviews Awards 2021 are a week-long event where we reveal the best products and coolest companies we’ve covered over the past year.
The Editor’s Choice Awards shortlist is decided by the team of product experts at Trusted Reviews. To be considered, outside some special exceptions, the product must have scored at least 4/5 recommended when we tested it. The winner is then chosen based on key metrics including its technical performance, our experience using it in real life and how it compares to the competition on things like value for money.
Keep checking back with us regularly as each day we’ll reveal a new batch of winners, using the below schedule.
- 11 October 2021: Mobile, tablets, wearables and cameras Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 12 October 2021: TV and audio Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 13 October 2021: Homes Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 14 October 2021: Computing and gaming Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 15 October 2021: We reveal this year’s Readers Choice Award winners.