Amazon has two generations of Alexa-enabled Echo Buds and today we are introducing the third generation. new model has been completely redesigned from the first two, with the AirPods-like stickbud aesthetic that many companies have embraced over the years. There are other changes, but perhaps the most interesting is what Amazon has done with pricing. The first two versions cost between $100 and $130, 3rd Gen Echo Buds It’s only $50.
The company describes the new design as being “light and compact” as well as “semi-in-ear.” However, the press release didn’t go into too much detail about the revamped look. This probably means a fit similar to “regular” AirPods. The earbuds stay in your ears but lack the tips to create a tight seal. As you’d expect, Amazon touts the new Echo Buds as an opportunity to take Alexa anywhere with quick, hands-free access via voice cues. Inside, the company says, 12mm drivers provide “rich sound and balanced bass.” For calls, two microphones and a voice-detecting accelerometer work together to recognize your voice.
As for battery life, Amazon says you can expect up to 5 hours of music playback with the earbuds (20 hours total) with three full charges of the case. The company also offers the ability to customize the onboard tap controls and offers multipoint pairing. VIP filter. The latter feature is available on Echo Buds and Echo Frames and lets you limit notifications to specific contacts or apps.
The new Echo Buds are available now from Amazon for an introductory price of $40. Regular price is $50.