Picture of the Amazon second generation echo speaker with sll accompanying accessories unboxed.

Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Speaker

Pretty simple unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Alexa smart speaker. Very easy to unpack, power up, and prepare it for setup, as we’ll show next.

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This improved version of the Alexa enabled Amazon Echo speaker comes in a turquoise box.  The carton has pictures of the speaker on the front.  It also has printed lists of voice commands this smart speaker can do.

Picture of the original packaging front for the Amazon Echo Gen 2 smart speaker.
Amazon Echo Gen 2 smart speaker, the original box, front view.

Now, to the unboxing.

Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Smart Speaker

1. Remove Outer Box from Plastic Bag

Find the tape that holds the bag closed, as shown in the next picture.

Then, gently pull an end of it until it pulls away from the bag.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation smart speaker box, wrapped, side view 1.
Amazon Echo 2nd generation smart speaker box, wrapped, side view 1.

2. Find the Sealing Tape on the Outer Box 

This is shown next. See a tab near the left edge of the box. This makes easier tape peel off.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation smart speaker box, sealing tape highlighted.
Amazon Echo 2nd generation smart speaker box, sealing tape highlighted.

3. Strip Off the Sealing Tape to Continue with Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 

Shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo Gen 2 speaker box, top view, pealing away sealing strip.
Amazon Echo Gen 2 speaker box, top view, pealing away sealing strip.

4. Lift Up the Box Top

See this, as shown next.  Flipping open the box top reveals a black, inner packing carton.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker box with the box lid open.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker box with the box lid open.




 

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker box, showing the top open, revealing the inner cardboard speaker holder.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker box, showing the top open, revealing the inner cardboard speaker holder.

5. Find the Pull Tab on the Inner Carton

See this as shown next.  They provide this tab to allow easy pulling out of the inner carton from the outer box.

Picture of the Amazon Echo generation 2 smart speaker box, top open, showing inner speaker holder from another angle.
Amazon Echo generation 2 smart speaker box, top open, showing inner speaker holder from another angle.

6. Lift the Echo 2 Inner Carton Out of the Outer Box to Continue with Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 Speaker

Pull out the inner carton as shown next.  Grasping the tab on the inner carton top.  But hold the outer box in place with the other hand.  Then, gently pull the black carton out.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen intelligent speaker box, top open, pulling inner cardboard speaker holder out of box.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen intelligent speaker box, top open, pulling inner cardboard speaker holder out of box.

 

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation speaker, unit holder removed from box.
Amazon Echo 2nd generation speaker, unit holder removed from box. Unboxing Echo generation 2.

7. Remove the 2nd Gen Echo Speaker from the Inner Carton

Take the speaker out as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen voice activated speaker, removed from cardboard holder packaging.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen voice activated speaker, removed from cardboard holder packaging.

8. Remove Plastic Wrap from Echo Gen 2 Speaker

Unwrap the Echo 2 speaker as shown in the next pictures.

Picture of the 2nd generation Amazon Echo Alexa speaker, removing plastic from new speaker.
2nd generation Amazon Echo Alexa speaker, removing plastic from new speaker.

 

Picture of the Generation 2 Amazon Echo Alexa speaker with the protective plastic completely removed.
Generation 2 Amazon Echo Alexa speaker with the protective plastic completely removed.




 

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, top view, showing the light ring and the volume, mic mute, and action buttons.
Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, top view, showing the light ring and the volume, mic mute, and action buttons.

9. Remove the Power Adapter and Pamphlets to Continue with Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 

Find these in the box part of the inner carton, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker, with power adapter and instruction pamphlets dumped from the inner cardboard speaker holder.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker, with power adapter and instruction pamphlets dumped from the inner cardboard speaker holder.

10. Check that you got Everything you’re Supposed to Receive

As shown next, you should have the following items.

  • The Echo Gen 2 speaker.
  • The power adapter.
  • A couple of pamphlets with getting-started instructions and other important info.
Picture of the Amazon second generation Echo speaker with all accompanying accessories unboxed.
Amazon second generation Echo speaker with all accompanying accessories unboxed.

Connecting After Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 

11. Connect the Power Adapter to the Speaker DC Power Port

Unwrap and lay out flat this cord first.

Then, insert the DC power plug. This is the small end of the power adapter cable. Put that into the power port on the speaker, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa speaker, rear view, showing its power and auxiliary line output ports.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa speaker, rear view, showing its power and auxiliary line output ports.

 

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker, rear view, with its DC power plug inserted.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen speaker, rear view, with its DC power plug inserted.

12. Then, Plug the Speaker into a Working AC Outlet

Power up the speaker as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.
Amazon Echo 2nd gen Alexa smart speaker, powering up.

The speaker then boots up, as shown above, with its light ring aglow in blue and aqua.





After ten to twenty seconds, the Echo 2 then enters setup mode.  See how it looks in this mode in the next picture.  Note the orange-yellow spinning light blip around its light ring.

Picture of the Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, in setup mode, displaying an orange light ring.
Amazon Echo 2nd generation Alexa speaker, in setup mode, displaying an orange light ring.

Now the orange-yellow glowing ring may not light after a minute or so. Or you might see a purple or other light pattern.  In these cases, try resetting the speaker to factory default state.

But if you do see the orange-yellow light, then move on to the next step.

13. Setting Up your Amazon Gen 2 Echo Smart Speaker

Echo 2 setup involves the following.

  • Linking the Echo 2 to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Registering it in the Alexa app.
  • Setting speaker preferences.

Please see our Hook Up Alexa Smart Speaker to a New WiFi Router, How To   post, that explains how to set up your new Echo 2.

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References for Unboxing the Amazon Echo Generation 2 

  1. Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black, Official Product Page on Amazon.com
  2. Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal Fabric, on Amazon.com 

Revision History

  • 2019-04-27: Added key phrase focus and more tags, and deleted the ad code scripts.
  • 2017-12-07: Originally published.
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