Alexa in your ears!
Aiming to enter the wireless headphone market, Amazon has released its Echo Buds model a while ago, a smart headset that integrates the virtual assistant Alexa. They offer noise cancellation, good sound quality and all the features of Alexa in two small devices for your ear.
Not only are they compatible with Alexa, but you can also use them with the Google Assistant or Siri by pressing and holding the outside of the earpiece. It has Bose noise cancellation technology and can be controlled with different touch gestures on the outside or directly with the voice. Just by saying “Alexa” you can start enjoying all its features without touching any button. And also, with a double tap on the outside of the headphones, you can turn noise cancellation on or off to be more alert to your surroundings.
From the application, you can block the microphones if you don’t want Alexa listening and also know the remaining battery of each of the headphones and their charger box. They are a bit big headphones, but its cover is compact with dimensions of 57 x 77 x 29 millimeters. It is also recommended to download the Alexa application to be able to take full advantage of the functions of these headphones.
As for its autonomy, these headphones support up to 5 hours of continuous use on a single charge And its container can store up to 20 extra hours of battery life. With only 15 minutes of charging, you can use your Echo Buds for approximately 2 hours. They’re sweat and water resistant with an IPX4 rating, and have a snug fit so they’re great for exercise, too.
Like other wireless headphones, Echo Buds include 3 silicone options and accessories with wings, to adapt to your ears in a comfortable and safe way. With Alexa, you can choose your music from Amazon Music, Spotify and other compatible applications, listen to an Audible audiobook, call a friend hands-free, get directions with the maps application, know some data and much more, just with the movement of your fingers on your headphones.
Currently you can find the Echo Buds under $ 100 on Amazon, thanks to its 31% discount. It has more than 4,200 reviews and a generally positive evaluation, in which customers mention that its use is very comfortable, both for the day and for sports, that they have a simple design that adapts to different styles and also highlight the sound quality. As a negative point, they mention that it is difficult to use Alexa in very noisy environments and that its case does not have wireless charging.