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The Best Place for Your Echo Dot Is Actually on the Ceiling
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The Best Place for Your Echo Dot Is Actually on the Ceiling

Jacob Kleinman, Gawker Media

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The Echo Dot 's small design makes it possible to put almost anywhere, but most of the time it will probably end up on a shelf or table (I keep mine next to the TV and hooked up to a big set of speakers). However, the best location for your mini smart speaker may actually be above your head, as illustrated by one creative  Kinja Deals commenter.

After deciding to install an Echo Dot in the ceiling, the setup process was relatively simple. Commenter ImALeafOnTheWind explains that they used a non-grounded outlet from Amazon, combined with a small adapter with enough power for the Dot. They also used a USB to right-angle micro-usb connector, which came in the box with a ring mount for puck-shaped speakers . Finally, they topped the entire thing off with a white vinyl sticker so the Echo Dot blends in with the white ceiling.

The best part of this setup (besides being ridiculously cool) is that the Echo Dot is apparently better at picking voice commands from the ceiling than it was anywhere else in the room. And if you're worried about the Bluetooth connection, ImALeafOnTheWind notes that it works fine, too.

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