Consideration AirPods! Amazon is updating Echo Buds with a brand new design, higher sound and a value of £ 80
Amazon recently hosted a blockbuster event that featured a new picture frame with Alexa, a smart thermostat, and a little robot that can follow you around your home and start video calls with friends and family. When the curtain fell on the keynote, we assumed Amazon had finished announcing new gadgets for the year – but we were wrong. The online retailer has just launched its second generation Echo Buds.
These wireless earbuds come with a new design, improved audio quality, and a much cheaper price … if only for a limited time.
First this new look. Amazon has managed to shrink its brand new Echo Buds by 20 percent compared to the previous generation. Hence, these new headphones are smaller and more convenient to keep in your holes all day while listening to music, making calls, or asking Alexa questions. Despite the stupid footprint, Amazon still managed to get an IPX4 rating, which means the Echo Buds can withstand splashes, sweat, or light rain.
Amazon says its new shortened nozzle design improves comfort and the built-in vents reduce ear pressure during use, so the Echo Buds feel natural in your ear. Like the first generation Echo Buds, this new pair comes with a choice of four silicone tip sizes so you can find the right fit for your ear. You need a solid seal to ensure the best listening experience. Amazon has created an earplug size test in the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android phone, which confirms whether you have the correct seal.
The first Echo Buds didn’t sound bad by any means, but Amazon makes some big demands on the audio quality of this new pair.
The online retailer says it built a high-performance driver into each earbud to deliver balanced sound with “extended dynamic range,” says Amazon. The company tuned the components to improve audio quality regardless of genre. Unlike Apple’s best-selling AirPods, valued at £ 159, Amazon offers active noise cancellation with its earbuds. With this new couple, the company has redesigned the system. As a result, the second generation Echo Buds can cut twice as much background noise as the previous pair, which should suppress the rumble of the commuter train, airplane engines, or the hum of the photocopier for those in the office.
According to Amazon, its new active noise cancellation system uses the inner and outer microphones to estimate the sound pressure in your eardrum, which correlates with how you hear sounds around you, to create the inversion of that signal and cancel out unwanted noise, which helps you stay immersed in your audio. We’ll have to listen to a couple to see if this new system is a step up, but it sounds promising.
As with the first generation Echo Buds, these wireless earbuds bring the intelligence of AI assistant Alexa everywhere.
Just ask the chatty AI to listen to your favorite Audible audiobook, find your next favorite artist on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. You can also ask general questions that come to mind, as well as the latest news and weather. You can also ask Alexa to play music for a certain amount of time, for example, if you want to take a short walk to soak up the sun, say, “Alexa, play relaxing music for 15 minutes.” When the melodies stop it’s your cue to go home.
Echo Buds come in a carrying case that can charge the Buds twice for a total of 15 hours of music playback. If you’re in a hurry, get up to two hours of music playback on a 15-minute quick charge.
To check the battery status, open the carrying case with the Echo Buds inside and new LED lights placed in front of each earbud indicate the battery status of your Buds. Two charging options are available for the Echo Buds: via USB-C or a Qi-certified wireless charging pad. To announce the arrival of wireless charging, Amazon has partnered with Anker to create a “Made for Amazon Anker PowerWave Pad for Echo Buds,” which is available separately.
Echo Buds cost £ 109.99 for the USB-C wired charging option or £ 129.99 for wireless charging. The USB-C wired charging option will be available to Prime members at an introductory price of £ 79.99 and the wireless charging option will be available for an introductory price of £ 99.99. Customers who pre-order and qualify will also receive six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free.
The new Echo Buds are available in either black or glacier white.
Speaking of the brand new headphones, Eric Saarnio, Vice President of Amazon Devices EU said, “The brand new Echo Buds are better in many ways – a smaller design, a more comfortable fit, active noise cancellation technology, a new color and wireless charging option, and powerful dynamic audio drivers It has never been easier for customers to have Alexa with them all day – whether at home or on the go, all they have to do is ask to play music or podcasts, call a loved one, add an entry to their to- Add to list and much more. “