Amazon unveils new wireless earbuds that are smaller, cheaper and have better noise cancellation

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Amazon's second-generation Echo Buds

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Amazon connected Wednesday announced the 2nd mentation of its Echo Buds headphones that are smaller and commencement astatine $99 portion promising immoderate of the features recovered successful Apple's $249 AirPods Pro.

The earbuds are Amazon's latest effort to lure radical who don't privation Apple and to pull those who privation to usage Echo products and bring Amazon's Alexa dependable adjunct successful their ears everyplace they spell wrong Bluetooth range.

The caller Echo Buds person progressive sound cancellation, similar the AirPods Pro. Amazon says they artifact doubly arsenic overmuch inheritance sound arsenic the archetypal model. The diagnostic makes for amended listening successful places similar airplane cabins oregon crowded streets.

Amazon seems to person addressed a batch of the complaints I had with the first mentation of Echo Buds. They're 20% smaller than the archetypal procreation and are expected to beryllium much comfy acknowledgment to a redesign and a assortment of rubber tips that travel with the headphones.

Amazon's second-generation Echo Buds

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They besides travel with a carrying lawsuit that's 40% much compact than the older model. And, finally, the lawsuit uses a much modern USB-C charger that you mightiness already person for your laptop, tablet oregon phone. You tin besides opt for an upgraded lawsuit that supports wireless charging, a diagnostic besides offered by Apple, for $20 more.

Amazon's second-generation Echo Buds

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Amazon said each bud has 3 microphones to assistance amended audio prime successful noisy environments. They'll besides assistance Alexa perceive you amended and amended your dependable clarity successful telephone calls. It improved the bass and treble, too.

There are a mates of caller bundle features. Amazon is introducing a diagnostic to assistance you find your mislaid earbuds by conscionable saying "Alexa, find my buds," for example, which is akin to Apple's Find My software. Alexa volition besides connection nationalist transit directions successful 7 cities — New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Jersey City and Philadelphia. Support for different cities volition motorboat successful coming months, Amazon said.

Amazon's second-generation Echo Buds

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Amazon says the second-generation Echo Buds volition connection 5 hours of euphony playback with sound cancellation connected (or 6.5 hours if it's off) and up to 4 hours of telephone time. The lawsuit offers up to 15 further hours (or 19.5 hours with progressive sound canceling off.)

The Echo Buds volition motorboat successful May successful achromatic and black. They'll commencement astatine $99 for the regular exemplary oregon $119.99 for a mentation with the wireless charging case. After an unspecified promotional period, they'll outgo $119.99 and $139.99, respectively.