Amazon Echo Buds have been officially announced, and these wireless earbuds offer easy access to Alexa hands-free while on-the-go. Each earbud boasts two outer microphones and one inner microphone that work together to reduce ambient noise so Alexa can hear you in any environment. Simply ask to hear your favorite playlist, find the nearest coffee shop, or summon a ride share. That’s not all, later this year, you’ll be able to use these to ask Alexa if Whole Foods Market has what you want and she’ll tell you if it’s in-stock and which department and aisle to find it in. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional. information.
Echo Buds sport two premium, balanced armature drivers in each earbud, and the driver design itself is inspired by in-ear monitors used by professional musicians, to deliver crystal clear sound. Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology lets you minimize the noise around you, so if you’re in a crowded coffee shop or working in an open office space, double tap either earbud to turn Active Noise Reduction on. When you need to hear what’s going on around you, just double tap either earbud again to turn Passthrough Mode on. More information.
At $129.99, Echo Buds include three different sized ear tips and wing tips for a secure fit you can wear comfortably throughout your day. Each earbud is IPX4-rated to withstand splashes, sweat, and even light rain. When fully charged, expect up to five hours of continuous music playback or four hours of call time. The included charging case holds up to three additional charges, which translates to 15 hours of music playback or 12 hours of call time.