All-New Echo Buds Deliver Dynamic Sound with Amazon’s Custom-Designed Active Noise Cancellation Technology
Hands-free Alexa on the go: Simply request to get playlists and podcasts, make calls, get fitness updates, find your headphones, and more
The new Echo Buds are available in black or glacier white, with a compact body that offers wireless charging capabilities
TORONTO, 12 October 2021 / CNW / – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today introduced the Echo Buds to customers of Canada, featuring premium audio architecture for crisp, balanced sound, custom-designed active noise cancellation technology, wireless charging capabilities, microphones for high call quality and hands-free access to Alexa. The all new Echo Buds are available in Black or Ice White from 154,99 $. Customers can pre-order the new Echo Buds today at amazon.ca/echobuds.
“We love hearing feedback from customers on how they use Alexa throughout the day, whether it’s listening to music, visiting a loved one or adding things to their to-do list, ”said Céline Lee, National Director of Alexa Canada. “We hope Echo Buds will provide customers with a new, easy way to bring Alexa with them throughout the day. ”
Customizable fit for all-day comfort
The Echo Buds are small, lightweight, IPX4 rated to resist splashes and sweat; and designed to be comfortable enough to be worn all day. A short nozzle provides comfort and built-in vents reduce pressure in the ear during use, making Echo Buds natural in your ear, perfect for long periods of use during the day. With four sizes of ear tips and two sizes of wing tips, you can tailor the fit to what is most comfortable for you and during installation, the easy ear tip fit test will confirm if you have a good seal – so they feel good and even sound better.
Dynamic audio experience with new active noise cancellation
Built with a high-performance speaker in each ear cup, the Echo Buds deliver crisp, balanced sound with a wide dynamic range, so you get the most out of your music, no matter the genre. The high-end speakers are optimized for increased bass and treble fidelity, reducing distortion during media playback, delivering vibrant melodies and clear lyrics.
Featuring Amazon’s new active noise cancellation technology, the Echo Buds are ideal for traveling or if you need peace and quiet at home. The technology uses the indoor and outdoor microphones to intelligently estimate the sound pressure in your eardrum, which is directly correlated with how you hear sound around you, to generate the reverse of that signal and cancel out unwanted noise, helping you to stay immersed in your audio.
To turn on active noise cancellation, just press and hold one of the earbuds or just say “Alexa, turn on noise cancellation”. When you want to hear what’s going on around you, turn on Passthrough mode by long pressing one of the earbuds or saying, “Alexa, turn on Passthrough.” When Passthrough mode is on, you can easily adjust the amount of ambient sound you hear through device settings in the Alexa app.
Easy access to all your entertainment options
Echo Buds are one of the easiest ways to access all of the content you know and love about Alexa, wherever you are. Just ask to listen to your favorite Audible audiobook, find your next favorite artist on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. Plus, while you can already ask Alexa for podcast recommendations, soon you’ll be able to listen to the podcasts you follow on Amazon Music just by saying “Alexa, listen to my followed podcasts.” You can also ask Alexa to play music for a set amount of time. When you want to take a short walk to bask in the sun, just say “Alexa, play some relaxing music for 15 minutes”. When the air stops, it’s your signal to come home.
Easily manage your day
With Echo Buds, Alexa helps you get more done, whether you’re at home or on the go. Just ask to set a reminder to stretch for a few minutes every hour, check your calendar, find out when the nearest cafe opens, add laundry detergent to your shopping list, or catch up with a friend by simply saying, “Alexa, calls Sara. The microphones built into each earbud are optimized to capture lower frequencies, so not only is Alexa able to hear you better, but call quality is also improved. And if you misplace your Echo Buds before a conference call, just say “Alexa, find my headphones” on another Alexa-enabled device or press a button in your device’s settings through the Alexa app and, if your Echo Buds are nearby you will hear an audible chime.
Switch on for work or play
The 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 offers two additional charges for a total of 15 hours of music playback . If you’re in a rush, a quick 15-minute charge will give you up to two hours of music playback. To check your battery status while wearing Echo Buds, just say “Alexa, how long is my battery life?” Or open the case while your Echo Buds are inside and the LED lights in front of each earbud will indicate the battery status. The Echo Buds can be charged via USB-C or a Qi-certified wireless charger like the all new Made for Amazon Anker PowerWave Pad for Echo Buds (sold separately).
Echo Buds connects to Alexa through the Alexa app on your mobile device and uses your existing device’s data plan to access features like music, calls, and more. They’re built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including the ability to mute mics with the Alexa app or through customizable built-in touch controls. You can also set the built-in touch controls to access your native voice services: Siri or Google Assistant.
Pricing and availability
The all new Echo Buds are available in Ice Black and White and carry the Climate Pledge Friendly badge. The Echo Buds are available for pre-order today and will begin shipping to customers in Canada later this month. Echo Buds are 154,99 $ for the USB-C wired charging option, or 179,99 $ for wireless charging.
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