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30 Best Amazon Echo (Dot) Accessories to Buy or DIY

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The Amazon Echo Dot is a big seller on the online megastore. Here's a collection of some of the best accessories and Alexa Skills we could find.

“Alexa, ask ALL3DP to put together a list of stuff so I can customize you”

To be honest, we’re a bit biased. There is an Echo Dot in the ALL3DP office barking a reminder at the team to stand up and recap goings on. It’s neat, if a little dictatorial, but we asked for that.

Which is exactly the point with Amazon’s Alexa service and Echo devices. For a relatively low price, you get an utterly personalizable voice-controlled personal assistant.

You can use 3D printing to enhance the device to give it extra robustness and audio reach. There’s also the option to buy your way to an augmented Echo Dot. And then there are Alexa Skills — which are pretty much apps you can “teach” to Alexa to utilize.

We’ve scoured the web for mounts and cases to print yourself, or buy online — plus the best Alexa skills to teach your Echo Dot, for that personal touch.

Oh, and if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, you can easily have the parts printed by a professional 3D printing service. To get the best price, check out All3DP’s price comparison service.

30 Best Amazon Echo (Dot) Accessories to Buy or DIY

Echo Dot Accessories Type Compatible Echo Dot DIY/Buy Price Check
Amazon Echo Dot Wall Mount Wall mount 1st & 2nd Generation DIY
Amazon Echo Dot Acoustic Stand Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Echo Dot + Anker SoundCore Mini Stand Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Amazon Echo Dot Acoustic Case Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Echo Dot Stand Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Alex-Star Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Snap Fit Amazon Echo Dot Wall Mount Wall mount 2nd Generation DIY
Low Poly Amazon Echo Dot Cover / Holder / Wall Mount Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Echo Dot Sound Enhancer / Wall Mount / Holder Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Amazon Echo Dot 2 Acoustic Stand Stand 2nd Generation DIY
Echo Dot Doughnut – Kitchen Cabinet Hang Mount Ceiling mount 1st Generation DIY
Echo Dot Flower Holder Wall mount 2nd Generation DIY
Amazon Echo Dot M&S Intercom Mount Wall mount 2nd Generation DIY
Dot Anywhere Power Outlet Mounting Bracket Wall mount 2nd Generation DIY
Mount for Ultimate Ear Boom Stand 1st & 2nd Generation DIY
Amazon Echo Dot Case Case 2nd Generation Buy Available at Amazon
BFF for Alexa Owl Statue Stand 1st & 2nd Generation Buy Available at Amazon
Aobelieve Ceiling Wall Mount Protective Holder Ceiling mount 2nd Generation Buy Available at Amazon
Travel Carry Pouch Travel Case 1st & 2nd Generation Buy Available at Amazon
Fremo Evo Battery stand 2nd Generation Buy Available at Amazon
Board Game Answers Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Meow! Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Inspire Me Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Magic 8 Ball Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Amazing Word Master Game Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Earplay Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Ambient Noise: Thunderstorm Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generationq Free to activate
TrackR Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
IFTTT Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate
Mastermind Alexa Skill 1st & 2nd Generation Free to activate

Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #1: Amazon Echo Dot Wall Mount Amazon Echo Dot Wall Mount

What is it? A clean and elegant wall mount for the Echo Dot. Two nail holes or countersink screw options allow for easy wall mounting. Similarly, a version is available with a more snug fit around the Echo Dot for ceiling mounting.

Difficult to 3D print? Shouldn’t be. Designer TinkeringT suggests supports, but commenters on the design’s page claim some success without.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #2: Amazon Echo Dot Acoustic Stand Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? An “acoustic horn” to amplify the sound from your Echo Dot. There’s a great variety to the music and audio-based Alexa Skills you can programme the Echo Dot to use, so why not print out a simple enhancement to make it heard.

Difficult to 3D print? No. Designer CallJoe suggests a 0.2 layer height to deal with design’s “fingers”, but besides this potential issue, it seems a straighforward print.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #3: Echo Dot + Anker SoundCore Mini Stand

What is it? It’s a slick, elongated stand that adds some extra oomph to the Echo Dot’s sound profile with help of an Anker SoundCore Mini. Invert the speaker inside the print, and settle the Echo Dot on top (with a micro-USB splitter on the Echo Dot’s power supply), and you’ve got powerful sound in a still compact form factor.

Difficult to 3D print? Nope. Supports not necessary, though designer andyleer claims a long print time, so settle in for a long one.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #4: Amazon Echo Dot Acoustic Case Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? An elegant acoustic amplifier, that should provide a noticable improvement to the Echo Dot’s downward firing speaker.

Difficult to 3D print? Shouldn’t be. Designer lmitkov17 says support is needed only for the cable opening — so at worst, some minimal cleaning up to remove the supports.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #5: Echo Dot Stand Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? An acoustic amplifier that designer mzdxjx claims boosts the mids and lows from the Echo Dot. Thoughtful touches include a circular indentatino on the base to insert a piece of Ninjaflex filament or simliar, to keep the print from slipping on smooth surfaces.

Difficult to 3D print? No. Though note this design is confirmed only as a fit for the Echo Dot v2.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #6: Alex-Star Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? It’s an Amazon Echo Dot speaker enclosure in the shape of a Death Star. What could be cooler?

Difficult to 3D print? Medium, especially when it comes to the assembly. Still, it’s much easier than actually 3D printing a Death Star.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #7: Snap Fit Amazon Echo Dot Wall Mount Amazon Echo Dot Mount Snap Fit

What is it? It’s an Amazon Dot wall mount. There are two versions available. The easiest way to mount this Amazon Dot is by using some 3M strips and attach it to the wall. The second version of this Amazon Echo mount has holes for drywall screws.

Difficult to 3D print? Not at all. It‘s a very easy print.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #8: Low Poly Amazon Echo Dot Cover / Holder / Wall Mount Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? A low-polygon design which has a nice modern touch to it. If you like low-poly designs such as this one, please take a look at these low-poly designs.

Difficult to 3D print? Not at all. Just print it in any color you like.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #9: Echo Dot Sound Enhancer / Wall Mount / Holder Amazon Echo Dot Sound Enhancer - Wall Mount/Holder

What is it? The Dot’s speaker is good, but if you need a little bit more punch, just 3D print this free design and mount your Amazon Echo Dot. It will make your device sound louder by instantly reflecting the sound waves from the print surface. All “passive speakers” use this technology. It won’t sound as loud and crisp as a real active amplifier, but it will make the sound considerably clearer and easier to understand.

Difficult to 3D print? Not at all. Please note that this design is made especially for the 1.0 version of the Dot.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #10: Amazon Echo Dot 2 Acoustic Stand

What is it? Looks a bit like a hot pot, but it can make your device significantly louder.

Difficult to 3D print? Medium. You need supports when printing the cradle where there is a gap for the USB/Audio cables.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #11: Echo Dot Doughnut – Kitchen Cabinet Hang Mount Amazon Echo Dot ceiling mount

What is it? A mount to hang your Echo Dot under wall mount kitchen cabinets. Also directs the sound forward and around the dot. Just don’t let it fall in the soup.

Difficult to 3D print? No, it isn’t. But better make sure it‘s attached properly to the cabinet.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #12: Echo Dot Flower Holder Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? Maker Curadh13 writes: “I wanted to mount the Echo Dot on the wall in my wife’s ‘get ready’ area in her walk-in closet so that she could get her news, weather, commute time, etc. while she was getting ready in the morning. The problem I faced was that I needed something ‘pretty’.” We think he really succeeded.

Difficult to 3D print? Medium.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #13: Amazon Echo Dot M&S Intercom Mount Amazon Echo Dot wall mount

What is it? Do you have one of these old intercoms around the house that you never use, because they are broken or sound horrible? Make it smart with this mount. This design a M&S Nortek NW65RS / N65RS mount for Amazon Echo Dot 2nd gen.

Difficult to 3D print? The design looks pretty spiky and complicated – but as you can hide it behind the intercom panel, it’s really not about the looks.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #14: Dot Anywhere Power Outlet Mounting Bracket Amazon Echo Dot wall mount

What is it? This mounting bracket allows you to mount the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) onto the power brick over the wall outlet. Always visible, save counter space and no mounting holes. For relocation, just unplug and bring it wherever you want.

Difficult to 3D print? No. And even better: it fits for all international plugs.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #15: Mount for Ultimate Ear Boom Amazon Echo dot mount for Ultimate Ear Boom

What is it? The UE Boom series offers some very powerful and capable speakers. With this 3D printed Amazon Echo Dot mount, you attach the device to your speaker. All you have to do is to couple them via Bluetooth.

Difficult to 3D print? No.

Download: Thingiverse

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #16: Amazon Echo Dot Case Amazon Echo Dot case

What is it? Amazon’s official case for the Echo Dot, expect a snug, professional fit. Available in a range of finishes and feels — pictured above is the Saddle Tan Leather version. Note this is only for the 2nd generation Echo Dot.

Buy: Amazon

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #17: BFF for Alexa Owl Statue Amazon Echo Dot stand

What is it? A rather angry looking owl that accommodates both generations of the Echo Dot. It appears to have been designed for 1st generation Dots, so note that a toyig around may be necessary to comfortably accommodate a 2nd generation Echo Dot.

Buy: Amazon

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #18: Aobelieve Ceiling Wall Mount Protective Holder Amazon Echo Dot ceiling mount

What is it? A transparent acrylic mount to fix your Echo Dot to the ceiling. This mount uses a three-point fixing to hold to Dot firmly in place without fear of the device coming unstuck. Note only works with 2nd generation Echo Dots.

Buy: Amazon

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #19: Travel Carry Pouch Amazon Echo Dot case

What is it? A soft feel travel case to take the Echo Dot on the road. Constructed from PU and EVA, the pouch accommodates both 1st and 2nd generation Echo Dots.

Buy: Amazon 

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #20: Fremo Evo Amazon Echo Dot battery stand

What is it? An “intelligent” battery power base that allows you to take a 2nd generation Echo Dot mobile. Provided you stay within range of your WiFi network, this magnetically attached extension give enough juice to run the Echo Dot for 6 hours cable free.

Buy: Amazon

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #21: Board Game Answers Amazon Alexa Skill - Board Game Answers

What is it? The ability to ask Alexa for clarification about a number of popular boardgames. Currently only really a fledgling Alexa Skill, we see great potential here for us during game nights, and argument defusal.

Get the Board Game Answers Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #22: Meow!

What is it? This Alexa Skill gives your Echo Dot the ability to communicate with cats. Or rather, the appearance of the ability to communicate like a cats. A fun little toy to keep your critter occupied.

Get the Meow! Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #23: Inspire Me Amazon Alexa Skill

What is it? Ask, and ye shall receive. In this case, inspiring quotes, from an array of well known people. An Alexa Skill designed to boost your well-being, the creator, MerryOscar is open to suggestions for new speakers to add to the skill.

Get the Inspire Me Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #24: Magic 8 Ball

What is it? A Magic 8 Ball. Ask it a question, and it will give you an answer. Sometimes not the answer you were hoping for, but that’s life, and you can always ask again.

Get the Magic 8 Ball Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #25: Amazing Word Master Game Amazon Alexa Skill

What is it? A simple and interactive wordplay game. The Echo Dot will start with a word, and you reply with a different word that begins with the last letter of the previous. Then Echo Dot responds with an answer based off your word. And so on, so forth. Points rack up for word lengths.

Get the Amazing Word Master Game Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #26: Earplay Amazon Alexa Skill

What is it? Interactive storytelling on a whole other level. Leveraging the naturalistic voice interaction of the Echo Dot and Alexa, you become part of the story, interacting with characters and affecting events as they happen.

Get the Earplay Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #27: Ambient Noise: Thunderstorm Amazon Alexa Skill

What is it? A way to enjoy the calming sounds of a thunderstorm. Its possible to play on loop, so the rain can never end, if you wish.

Get the Ambient Noise: Thunderstorm Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #28: TrackR Amazon Alexa Skill

What is it? TrackR has been locating lost phones for some time now, with its TrackR stickers and buttons buzzing wayward devices back into their owners’ lives. Now, their tracking ways are available to teach as an Alexa Skill. Simply ask, and your Echo Dot will buzz your misplaced smartphone.

Get the TrackR Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #29: IFTTT

What is it? One of the definitive services for automating your smart devices, If This, Then That (IFTTT) can be integrated alongside many Alexa Skills to enhance your Echo Dot. If you’re creative enough, its possible to do all kinds of nerdy-yet-incredible things. For example, autonomously keep a spreadsheet of all the music you’ve listened to, or bridge the gap between different Alexa Skills like having your Philips Hue lights blink when Alexa’s timer reaches zero.

Learn how to activate IFTTT as an Alexa Skill.

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Best Amazon Echo Dot Accessories #30: Mastermind Amazon Alexa Skill

What is it? A link between your phone and the Dot, this Alexa Skill allows you to send and receive text message, know incoming caller’s ID and manage app notifications, plus access phone settings and cast them between connected Chromecasts and computers. This Alexa Skill is currently in a closed Beta stage, and as such cannot be added — unless you pay $15 to bypass the waiting list you’ll be added, to when signing up for when it leaves testing).

Get the Mastermind Alexa Skill on Amazon.

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Did we miss anything? If you know of an Alexa Skill or Dot accessory to print at home or buy online that we missed, let us know in the comments below.