All-new Echo Buds deliver dynamic audio with
Amazon's custom-designed Active Noise Cancellation
Hands-free Alexa on-the-go—just ask to get
playlists and podcasts, make calls, get updates on your fitness
status, find your buds, and more
New Echo Buds are availabe in Black or Glacier
White, with a compact case that offers wireless charging
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Amazon (NASDAQ:
AMZN) today introduced Echo Buds to customers in Canada, featuring premium audio architecture
for crisp, balanced sound, custom-designed Active Noise
Cancellation technology, wireless charging capabilities,
microphones for strong call quality, and hands-free access to
Alexa. The all-new Echo Buds are available in Black or Glacier
White starting at $154.99. Customers
can pre-order the new Echo Buds today at amazon.ca/echobuds.
"We love hearing feedback from customers about how they use
Alexa throughout their day—whether that's listening to music,
dropping in on a loved one, or adding items to their to-do list,"
said Celine Lee, Alexa Canada Country Manager. "We hope Echo
Buds give customers a new, easy way to bring Alexa with them
throughout their day."
Customizable Fit for All-Day Comfort
Echo Buds are
small, lightweight, IPX4-rated to withstand splashes, sweat
resistant; and designed to be comfortable enough for all-day wear.
A short nozzle provides comfort and built-in vents reduce ear
pressure during use, making Echo Buds feel natural in your
ear—perfect for long periods of use during the day. With four ear
tip sizes and two wing tip sizes, you can tailor the fit to what's
most comfortable for you and during set-up, the easy Ear Tip Fit
Test will confirm if you have a proper seal—so they feel great and
sound even better.
Dynamic Audio Experience featuring new Active Noise
Built with a high-performance driver in each
earbud, Echo Buds deliver crisp, balanced sound with extended
dynamic range—so you get the most out of your music, regardless of
genre. The premium speakers are optimized for increased fidelity in
bass and treble, which reduces distortion during media playback,
delivering vibrant melodies and clear spoken word.
Featuring Amazon's new Active Noise Cancellation technology,
Echo Buds are ideal for traveling or if you need peace and quiet at
home. The technology uses the inner and outer microphones to
intelligently estimate sound pressure in your eardrum—which
directly correlates to how you hear sound around you—to generate
the inverse of that signal and cancel out unwanted noise, helping
you stay immersed in your audio.
To turn on Active Noise Cancellation, simply press and hold
either earbud or just say, "Alexa, turn on noise cancellation."
When you want to hear what's going on around you, enable
Passthrough Mode with a press and hold on either earbud or by
saying, "Alexa, turn on Passthrough." With Passthrough Mode on, you
can easily adjust the amount of ambient sound you hear through the
device settings in the Alexa app.
Easy Access to All of Your Entertainment Options
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
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, you'll soon be able
to listen to podcasts you follow on Amazon Music by just saying,
"Alexa, play 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 soak in the sun, simply say, "Alexa, play relaxing music for 15
minutes." When the tunes stop, it's your cue to head
Easily Manage Your Day
With Echo Buds, Alexa helps
you get more done whether you are 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 coffee shop opens, add laundry
detergent to your shopping list, or catch up with a friend by
simply saying, "Alexa, call Sara." The onboard microphones in 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,
simply say, "Alexa, find my buds" to another Alexa-enabled
device—or press a button in your device settings via the Alexa
app—and, if your Echo Buds are nearby, you'll hear an audible
Power Up for Work or Play
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 life?" Or, open the case while your Echo Buds are inside
and the 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 like the all-new Made for Amazon Anker
PowerWave Pad for Echo Buds (sold separately).
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 customizable
onboard tap controls. You can also set the onboard tap controls to
access your native voice services—Siri or Google Assistant.
Pricing and Availability
The all-new Echo Buds come
in Black and Glacier White and have the Climate Pledge Friendly
badge. 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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