Amazon has now introduced a new way to experience and use Alexa on the go with the launch of the second generation of Echo Buds.
Featuring an all-new design, premium audio architecture for crisp, balanced sound, custom-designed Active Noise Cancellation technology and wireless charging capabilities.
“With Active Noise Cancellation technology and high-performance drivers for dynamic audio, the Echo Buds deliver sound quality that will make your favourite song, playlist or podcast feel and sound more immersive than ever,” said Patrick Walker, Country Manager for Amazon Devices, ANZ. “With IPX4 water protection and a choice of earphone attachments to help the Buds fit comfortably, Echo Buds are for an active life both at home, and in the great outdoors.”
Adding to the Echo Buds’ premium audio performance is Alexa; allowing users to take the digital assistant out in the real world to help them stay organized and entertained.
“With Alexa built in, Echo Buds give users the ability to use voice commands to enable a variety of fun and practical tasks on the go,” added Kate Burleigh, Country Manager for Amazon Alexa, ANZ. “Whether its remembering to add an item to your to-do list while on your morning run, or asking Alexa for a meditation podcast to start the day, Alexa gives users the control to decide where they need support.”
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 favourite Audible audiobook, find your next favourite artist on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. You can also ask Alexa to play music for a set amount of time. When you want to take a short walk to soak up the sun, simply say, “Alexa, play relaxing music for 15 minutes.” When the tunes stop, it’s your cue to head home.
Echo Buds offer up to five hours of music playback on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation and hands-free access to Alexa, and the compact case provides 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 will give you up to two hours of music playback. To check your battery status while wearing Echo Buds, simply say, “Alexa, what’s my battery level?” Or, open the case while your Echo Buds are inside and the new LED lights in front of each earbud will show the battery status. Echo Buds can be charged via USB-C or a Qi-certified wireless charging pad.
Echo Buds connect to Alexa through the Alexa app on your mobile device and use your existing device data plan to access features such as music, calling, and more.
They are built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app or through the customisable onboard tap controls. You can also set the onboard tap controls to access your native voice services, Siri or Google Assistant, if that is your preference.
Amazon’s Echo Buds (gen 2) will be releasing in ANZ in 2022.