Amazon announces Echo Buds headphones with Alexa and Bose noise reduction for $129
Amazon just announced its first foray into the headphone space with the Echo Buds, a pair of truly wireless earbuds that also work with Alexa, featuring Bose technology for noise reduction.
The Echo Buds will work just like any other Alexa device — say the “Alexa” wake word, and you’ll be able to ask any questions, just like a regular Echo. The big difference here, of course, is that they’ll work outside of your house, too (presumably relying on a tethered smartphone for an internet connection).
On the hardware side, each earbud has two balanced armature drivers. There are also tap gestures: double tap to toggle the Bose noise reduction so you can better hear the outside world, and also tap and hold to access your phone’s regular voice…