) - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the next generation of Echo Buds, featuring a brand new design, premium audio architecture for crisp, balanced sound, bespoke Active Noise Cancellation technology, wireless charging capabilities, and improved microphones offer for better call quality and hands-free access to Alexa. The all-new Echo Buds are available in black or glacier white starting at $ 119.99 and will be available for a limited time starting at $ 99.99. Qualifying customers will also receive free Amazon Music Unlimited and Audible Plus for six months. Customers can pre-order the new Echo Buds from
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“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 high-performance drivers for dynamic audio, ”said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President of Amazon Alexa. “It has never been easier for customers to take Alexa with them all day. Whether at home, in the neighborhood or on the way to work. All you have to do is ask to play music or podcasts and call a loved one, add an item to their to-do list, and more. “
Customizable Fit For All Day Comfort
The brand new Echo Buds are 20% smaller, lighter and IPX4 certified to withstand splashes, sweat or light rain. and designed to be comfortable enough for all day.A shortened nozzle improves comfort and new built-in vents reduce ear pressure during use, so Echo Buds feel natural in your ear - perfect for long hours of use during the day.With four ear tip sizes and two wingtip sizes, you can adjust the fit to whatever is most convenient for you. During setup, the simple earbud fit test will confirm that you have a proper seal - so they feel great and sound better evenly.
Dynamic Audio Experience with New Active Noise Cancellation
Echo Buds has a high-performance driver in each earbud and delivers clear, balanced sound with expanded dynamic range so you can get the most out of your music regardless of the genre.The premium speakers are optimized for greater fidelity in bass and treble, reducing distortion during media playback and delivering lively melodies and clear spoken words.
With Amazon’s new Active Noise Cancellation technology, the brand new Echo Buds cut twice as much noise as the first generation, making them ideal for travel or when you need peace and quiet at home. The technology uses the inner and outer microphones to intelligently estimate the sound pressure in your eardrum - which is directly related to how you hear the sound around you - to create the inversion of that signal and suppress unwanted noise for you to enter yours Be able to immerse yourself in audio.
To activate active noise cancellation,just either press and hold the earbuds and just say, “Alexa, turn on noise cancellation.” If you want to hear what is going on around you, press and hold to activate passthrough mode and either press and hold the earbuds or say, “Alexa, turn on passthrough.” With passthrough mode enabled, you can easily adjust the amount of ambient noise you hear through the device settings in the Alexa app.
Easy access to all of yours Entertainment Options
Echo Buds are one of the easiest ways to access all of the content you know and love from Alexa, from anywhere. Just ask to listen to your favorite Audible audiobook and find your next favorite artist on Amazon Music, Apple Music,Spotify and others. While you can already ask Alexa for podcast recommendations, you’ll soon be able to listen to podcasts you’re following on Amazon Music by simply saying, “Alexa, play my tracked podcasts.” You can also ask Alexa to play music for a specified amount of time. If you want to take a quick walk to soak up the sun, just say, “Alexa, play relaxing music for 15 minutes.” When the tunes stop, your cue is to go home.
Manage Your Day Easily
With Echo Buds, Alexa helps you get more done, whether you’re at home or on the go, just ask to set a reminder that extends every hour for a few minutes, check your calendar ,find out when the next coffee shop is open, add laundry detergent to your shopping list, or talk to a friend by simply saying, “Alexa, call Sara.” The built-in microphones in each earbud are optimized for Capture lower frequencies compared to the previous generation. Not only can Alexa hear you better, it also improves call quality. And if you’ve misplaced your Echo Buds before a conference call, just say “Alexa, find my buds” on another Alexa -enabled device - or press a button in your device settings via the Alexa app - and when your Echo Buds are nearby you will hear an audible chime.
Later this year, you can use VIP Filters on the brand new Echo Buds .Introduced on Echo Frames, VIP Filter lets you choose the phone notifications you want to hear and filter out the rest. When you get a notification, just double-tap any of the earbuds to hear it in real time. To dismiss a notification, tap one of the earbuds once. VIP Filter also supports calendar and group messages, so you won’t miss an important update.
Take Alexa with you
Alexa can help you plan your commute and support public transportation in major US cities such as New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Jersey City and Philadelphia. Just ask for directions to the next train station or the next attraction or say “Alexa,What is the status of the Q Train? “to get an update for a specific bus or train. Public transit support will be rolled out to other major US cities in the coming months.
Power Up for Work or Leisure
Echo Buds Provide up to five hours of music playback on a single charge with active noise cancellation and hands-free access to Alexa. The compact case offers two additional charges for a total of up to 15 hours of music playback. If you’re in a hurry, a 15-minute quick charge can get you up to two hours of music playback. To check your battery status while wearing your Echo Buds, simply say, “Alexa, how long is my battery?” Or open the case,while your Echo Buds are inside and the new LED lights in front of each earbud show the battery status. Echo Buds can be charged via USB-C or a Qi-certified wireless charger like the brand new PowerWave Pad Made for Amazon Anker PowerWave Pad for Echo Buds (sold separately).
Echo Buds connect using the Alexa app on your mobile device to Alexa and use your existing device data plan to access features like music, calls, and more. You have multiple layers of privacy and privacy controls, including the ability to mute the microphones using the Alexa app or the customizable built-in controls for the faucet. You can also set the built-in tap controls toto access your native voice services - Siri or Google Assistant.
Pricing and Availability
The brand new Echo Buds are available in black and glacier white and bear the Climate Pledge Friendly badge. Echo Buds are available for pre-order today and will begin shipping to customers in the United States in May. Echo Buds are priced at $ 119.99 for the USB-C wired charging option or $ 139.99 for wireless charging. For a limited time only, the USB-C wired charging option is available for just $ 99.99 and the wireless charging option is available for $ 119.99. Qualifying customers will also receive Amazon Music Unlimited and Audible Plus free for six months. To qualify, customers must have a free trial that is eligible for Amazon Music Unlimited and / or Audible.www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.