Well, it is official, after rumors and an avalanche of Amazon devices has confirmed the next release of the Echo Buds, which will be their first Alexa compatible Bluetooth wireless headphones.
The Echo Buds are also the first wearables manufactured by Amazon, a curious bet since they have Bose technology and they are also compatible with iOS and Android, where we can use them to invoke Siri or Google Assistant if we do not want Alexa.
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As Amazon explained, the new Echo Buds are based on a construction of two steel controllers, one for each handset, which theoretically balances the sound and maintains the audio quality. According to the company, this system is used by professional musicians.
The Echo Buds have 5 hours of autonomy and include the classic case, which serves to charge them and offer 20 hours more autonomy.
As we mentioned, Amazon has partnered with Bose for the development of these Echo Buds, so they integrate noise reduction technology, which is present in some of Bose’s products. Although it should be mentioned that it is about noise reduction and not cancellation.
Amazon says that even in noisy environments we can have good audio quality and invoke our favorite assistant. The Echo Buds will have a mechanism that will allow us to activate or deactivate the noise reduction with a touch, so that we can listen to the environment or focus on music or conversations.
The Echo Buds will be compatible with iOS and Android, and with one touch we can activate Siri or Google Assistant. But it is a fact that Amazon wants us to use Alexa, so it has added new features to differentiate itself from the rest, as support for information from its online store or product availability in Whole Foods stores, although this will only be for the United States for the moment.
Echo Buds can be booked from today in the United States at a price of $ 129.99, with delivery programs for October. With this price they seek to place themselves as an attractive option in the market and compete with Apple, Samsung and Huawei products, among others.