Alongside new Eeros smart mesh routers and Ring’s new cameras and retrofit kits Amazon today announced it’s new Airpods competitor.
Enter The Echo Buds
The Amazon Echo Buds are true wireless buds that integrate with Amazon smart assistant Alexa but will also work with Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the new Echo buds it’s the Active Noise Reduction technology that's provided by Bose and its much lower price compared with AirPods starting at just $129.
Also, check out the new Amazon Echo Loop Smart Ring and Amazon Echo Frames smart-frames.
Earbud: 22 x 23 x 24 mm
Case: 57 x 77 x 29 mm
Earbud: 7.6 g (7.8 g with medium ear tip) Case: 70 g Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.
Wi-Fi or data connection
Echo Buds use a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection and the Alexa app for connectivity and other features. Carrier charges may apply. Please consult your carrier for information on any fees and limitations that apply to your plan. Alexa voice control is supported on Android 6.0 and iOS 12 or greater. However, please note that the following smartphones are not compatible with Echo Buds for Alexa voice control.
Bluetooth 5.0 Hands-Free Profile (HFP) support for calling, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of media sessions, Serial Port Profile for Bluetooth connectivity to Android phones and iPod Accessory Protocol for Bluetooth connectivity to iPhones.
Realtek RTL8763B Bluetooth System on Chip, Intel S1000 Digital Signal Processor, Analog Devices ADAU1777 Audio Codec
Knowles dual balanced armature drivers
3 per earbud: 2 external beamforming microphones + 1 internal microphone
IPX rating (water resistance)
IPX4 (earbuds only), tested to withstand water splashing. Learn more.
Accelerometer, proximity, touch
Battery and power
Echo Buds with fully-charged charging case: Up to 20 hours music playback time with 3 full additional charges; up to 16 hours call time with 3 full additional charges.
Echo Buds (single charge): Up to 5 hours music playback time; up to 4 hours call time.
Echo Buds (15-minute quick charge): Up to 2 hours music playback time with 15-minute quick charge.
Actual battery life will vary depending on device settings, features utilized, environment and other factors. Testing was conducted by Amazon in a lab environment with preproduction Echo Buds and charging case and a prerelease version of the Alexa app on both iPhone and Android phones. Prior to testing, Echo Buds and charging case were fully charged to 100% (except for quick charge which charged drained Echo Buds at room temperature for 15 minutes). Echo Buds were set at 50% volume. Music playback testing was conducted with a preset music list, noise reduction and hands-free with Alexa enabled, until the first earbud stopped playback. 20 hour music playback testing consisted of recharging the drained Echo Buds to 100% for 4 successive discharge cycles on the Echo Buds. Call time testing consisted of discharging Echo Buds on a test phone number with a test track playing on both the caller and receiver sides with hands-free Alexa enabled, until call audio stopped on the first Echo Bud. Additionally, 16 hour call time testing consisted of recharging the drained Echo Buds to 100% for 4 successive discharge cycles on the Echo Buds.
The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include several features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech. Learn more about Alexa accessibility.
Warranty and service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranties will be available for U.S. customers and sold separately. Use of Echo Buds is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the box
Echo Buds, charging case, 3 pairs of ear tips, 3 pairs of wing tips, micro-USB cable, and Quick Start Guide.