You don’t need a fancy microphone to identify an Echo device from an actual one, but you might be able to get an idea by looking at the packaging.
Echo devices are often sold in boxes that resemble real products, so the device itself could be fake or the company that made it could have altered the packaging to conceal its origins.
But if you can spot a device like the Echo Dot that looks a lot like a real Amazon Echo, you can be sure that the device is a fake.
If you don’t want to go the Amazon route, you could also use the Alexa skill in your Amazon app to identify the device.
To do that, first, click on the Alexa icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, then tap on the Amazon button.
The Alexa app will ask you to enter the device’s full name, the date of its release, the device type, and a few other details.
Then, just follow the on-screen instructions to open a list of Alexa devices and find the Echo device you’re looking for.
The Echo Dot is one of those Alexa devices, and the instructions tell you to buy it for $79.99 from Amazon, but if you look carefully you can also find other Echo devices that look like this Amazon Echo Dot from earlier this year.
If the instructions are right, you’ll find the Amazon Echo brand name and the device name on the device box.
If not, you might need to look a little closer.
You’ll find a fake Echo Dot device under the Amazon product title and a fake Alexa device under that Amazon product name.
If your device looks like this one, you may be able just by looking.
There’s no way to tell the difference between an Amazon Echo and an Amazon Alexa device, so it’s best to test each out on your own to find out whether it’s real or fake.