Currently in its fifth generation, Amazon's Echo Dot has made quite a name for itself as a small yet feature-packed smart speaker. Despite being a fairly affordable device, it features a stylish design that allows it to blend perfectly with your home's decor, as well as its surroundings. That being said, if you'd still prefer to keep it tucked away in a way that doesn't attract too much attention, we suggest taking a look at these best Echo Dot mounts available out there. While some of them have a shelf that you can place the Echo Dot on, others can even help you hide it away in wall or ceiling. From the spherical newer models to the puck-shaped older variants, we have rounded up some of the best mounting accessories for most (if not all) generations of the smart speaker.
Made for Echo Dot 5th and 4th Gen
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Another great 'Made for Amazon' product from EchoGear, this outlet shelf provides an elegant way of keeping your Echo Dot affixed to the wall. As the name suggests, it converts a regular wall outlet into a shelf upon which you can keep not only your Echo Dot, but basically anything that weighs up to ten pounds. The shelf is compatible with 3rd through 5th generation Echo Dot models, and even 2nd generation Echo Plus. Also, its built-in cable management channel allows for a streamlined look.
Sturdy yet affordable
Part of the 'Made for Amazon' program, EchoGear's sturdy wall mount is designed for the latest 5th generation Echo Dot, but it also works equally well for the 4th generation model. The built-to-spec mount features a rotating design that lets you have the best audio output and button access for your Echo Dot, and you can wrap the extra length of the speaker's power cable around its base for a clean overall look. You can either use the included 3M sticks, or the screws and anchors to affix it to the wall.
Transparent and stylish
This nifty offering from HomeMount is made with acrylic, which means it lets you mount your 5th or 4th generation Echo Dot to the wall without obscuring the smart speaker's design. You just need to drill two holes into the wall to mount this thing, and the high-quality PMMA industrial plastic ensures more strength and durability. We only wish it had some sort of rotating mechanism like the one from EchoGear has, but other than that, it's great.
Made for Echo Dot 3rd Gen
In the wall, or the ceiling
Want to have your Echo Dot do its thing without you (or anyone else, for that matter!) even noticing it's there? Well, Dot Genie's flush mount has you covered. This nifty accessory lets you place your 3rd generation Echo Dot in any wall or ceiling, thus making for a truly inconspicuous smart home solution. It comes with all the accessories needed for installation, including a six feet-long extension cord. You can also use the bundled press-on grill for hiding the Echo Dot's front panel from view. That said, getting it set up might require some professional help.
No cable(s) in sight
As amazing as the 3rd generation Echo Dot looks, it's the power that often ruins its minimal appearance. If you dislike it as well, we suggest getting Maxonar's elegant wall mount holder. With a space-saving design and a built-to-fit enclosure for the square wall adapter of the Echo Dot, it truly helps in making any and all loose cables disappear from view. Once installed, you only see the Echo Dot's top panel (with the buttons and ring light) facing you, waiting for your commands.
Ideal for the desk
Although the 3rd generation Echo Dot looks great when kept on a desk (or any flat surface), you can't go wrong with this swanky table stand holder from HomTek. Its top features silicone grab 'clutches' that securely hold the Echo Dot without scratching its surface or muffling the audio output. The top rests on a sturdy stand that can be adjusted up to 360 degrees, thus allowing you to orient the smart speaker at any angle and in any direction. It also comes with a neat cable management solution at the base.
Clear and classy enclosure
If you plan on keeping the 3rd generation Echo Dot on any flat surface, you absolutely need this cool accessory by Geekria. The clear enclosure is made with acrylic, and has a design that makes it resemble one of those protective glass boxes that are used to keep valuable artifacts, only this one is used to safeguard your Echo Dot. The case fits snugly around the smart speaker and is quite easy to assemble, thanks to its screw-on pillars, as well as ring and base components.
Made for Echo Dot 2nd Gen
Comes in black or white
If you're on the hunt for a reliable wall mount accessory for the 2nd generation Echo Dot, we recommend this one by MTSmart. It features a fully enclosed design that wraps neatly around the entire body of the smart speaker as well as its power adapter. A foam-based padding on the inside prevents your Echo Dot from being scratched while also improving the grip, while the adapter can be rotated 90 degrees for compatibility with horizontal and vertical outlets.
No wires needed
While most Echo Dot wall mounts come with some kind of cable management solution, TecScan's nifty offering allows you to go fully cordless. The DotDock actually comes with a power plug of its own and directly plugs into your home's wall socket. Not just that, it features a microUSB port that lets you 'dock' (hence the name!) your Echo Dot straight into its enclosure, ready to go the moment you do so. It's compact and extremely convenient.
These are the best Amazon Echo Dot mounts you can buy
It's not exactly a surprise that many of the best Alexa speakers come from Amazon itself. Even the company's affordable Echo Dot line-up has gained a whole bunch of features and improvements over each generation, with the 5th Gen Amazon Echo Dot Amazon Echo Dot with Clock even having a temperature sensor.
One of the biggest advantages of the Echo Dot has always been its relatively small size. Regardless of the generation, this smart speaker has managed to maintain its compact shell despite having new features added to it. However, not everyone wants to have a voice-activated speaker placed on their shelf (or desk) pulsing its ring light every now and then. If that includes you, these best Echo Dot wall mounts might just be what you need, as they'll help you tuck away your smart speaker out of sight.
Our top vote goes to EchoGear's excellent outlet shelf, as it converts a regular power outlet to a shelf on which you can place your Echo Dot. We love that it works just as well with the older models, as it does with the newer variants. If you'd rather have a custom-made product, we recommend either EchoGear's or Maxonar's wall mounts, depending on the Echo Dot model you have. Dot Genie's flush mount is ideal if you want your smart speaker completely hidden away, whereas TecScan's DotDock is a unique offering that lets you ditch the Echo Dot's own power supply altogether.
And of course, these wall mounts are just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check out some of the best smart home accessories to buy with Amazon Echo Dot to get even more out of this small smart speaker.
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