As most phones have left the headphone jack behind for good, true wireless earbuds have gone from optional accessories to must-haves for on-the-go listening. While Samsung, Apple, and Jabra fight it out in the premium space, there's still plenty of competition available for low and mid-range options. Amazon is no stranger to providing quality alternatives at lower prices — it's kept the budget Android tablet alive single-handedly with its Fire tablets. Whether it can do the same with earbuds is another question altogether.
Prime Day is always the best time of the year to pick up any of Amazon's gadgets, be it a new Fire TV Stick or a budget Fire tablet. If you're looking to get Alexa in every room in your house, nearly every Echo device is on sale through the end of today, including some of the latest smart speakers, smart displays, and more.
Amazon's second-gen Echo Buds punch above their price on delivering great, wireless sound to last a road trip or plane ride. But if you're a Prime member, that punch really perks up today as you can grab them starting at $80.
Amazon introduced its self-branded true wireless earbuds, the Echo Buds, a year and a half ago. The big deal at the time was its direct integration with Alexa, but for the company's second go-round, they're piling on the extra features to make the headphones more competitive in a matured true wireless market. The new model is up for pre-order on Amazon today, delivered by May 13th.
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Amazon already had its Prime Day festivities last month, but the company apparently still has some Echo speakers it needs to clear out. Amazon has again discounted most of its hardware products, plus a few third-party devices running Fire TV.
Amazon announced the Echo Buds, wireless earbuds with Bose's active noise reduction technology, last September. They went up for sale a month later to generally positive reviews. Now an update is rolling out to the Echo Buds, but rather than adding flashy new features, it fixes a bug that could cause dangerous overheating while in the charging case.
Amazon released its first wireless earbuds last year, the Alexa-powered Echo Buds. If the $130 MSRP was a bit too high for you, Amazon has dropped the price on the Echo Buds for the first time, making them just $89.99 ($40 off).
Amazon introduced a bunch of new products at the end of September, including its take on true wireless earbuds, set to compete with the Apple AirPods and Samsung Galaxy Buds. The Echo Buds are now available for purchase on the retailer's website, selling for $130.
When it comes to selling what it makes, Amazon's Echo speakers are the company's bread and butter. But those speakers were, at one point, experiments and they've had their time to grow — just as much as that AmazonBasics microwave turned into a smart oven, but whatevs. So, we're here to talk about the new Echo Show smart display, wireless earbuds, a lamp, a pair of sort-of-smart glasses and a sort-of-smart ring.