Amazon launches 2nd generation Echo Buds with active noise cancellation, hands-free Alexa in India

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Amazon introduced its second generation Echo Buds globally in April last year. Now, almost a year later, the company is finally bringing its TWS earbuds to India. The newly launched second-gen Echo Buds are the successor to the Amazon Echo Buds that were launched globally in 2020.

The newly launched Amazon Echo Buds with USB-C wired charging option are available at a starting price of Rs 11,999. At the same time, the Echo Buds with Wireless Charging Case option is available for Rs 13,999. As part of the initial launch offer, Amazon is offering a limited time discount of Rs 1,000 on the newly launched Echo Buds. After this discount, the Echo Buds with USB-C wired charging will be available for Rs 10,999, while the Echo Buds with Wireless Charging Case will be available for Rs 12,999.

2nd-gen Amazon Echo Buds Specifications

As far as features are concerned, the second-gen Echo Buds are slightly smaller and lighter in weight than the first-gen Echo Buds. However, they are also water resistant compared to the previous generation. They come with an IPX4 dust and water resistant coating, which makes them resistant to the occasional water, sweat or light rain. They come with four ear tip sizes and two wing tip sizes, which the company says can be tailored to fit comfortably in the ears.

For sound they have three microphones per bud and high-performance dynamic drivers, which Amazon says are capable of delivering a balanced sound with extended dynamic range. You can also control bass and treble with the equalizer in the Alexa app. In addition, the Amazon Echo Buds come with wireless charging capability, hands-free access to Alexa, and active noise cancellation technology. The Echo Buds also have a passthrough mode, which enables users to adjust the amount of ambient sound they hear through device settings in the Alexa app.

Coming to the battery, the newly launched Echo Buds offer up to 5 hours of music playback, up to 15 hours of charge (with ANC and Alexa wake word) with the charging case. Amazon says that charging just 15 minutes gives 2 hours of run time.

Amazon Echo Buds are compatible with Android and iOS powered smartphones. They also offer support for Google Assistant and Siri through customizable tap controls.

Hands-free Alexa in India first appeared on BGR India after Amazon launched the second-gen Echo Buds with Active Noise Cancellation.

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