Amazon is launching a plethora of new products today. And the latest addition to the Echo line is the company’s new bluetooth speakers: the Echo Buds.
Amazon’s Echo Buds come with Alexa integration, so you can talk to Alexa whenever you want. You can say “Alexa” to use Amazon’s personal assistant, or tap and hold to access Google Assistant or Siri. There are dual audio drivers in each earbud, that offer “crisp, clear vocals, and dynamic bass”, with noise cancellation support. And it’s not just any regular noise cancellation — Amazon has worked with Bose to bring the company’s Bose Active Noise Reduction tech into the Echo Buds. You can turn on/off noise reduction by double-tapping the buds.
In terms of battery life, you will get 5 hours of battery in one charge, and up to 20 hours with the charging case.
And all of this is pretty amazing when you consider the fact that the earbuds only cost $129, undercutting Apple’s AirPods, and probably a lot of the other premium earbuds in the market.