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Amazon Echo Buds 2nd Gen now in India; Check price, specs

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Amazon has introduced the Amazon Echo Buds 2nd Generation in India, featuring premium audio architecture, custom-designed Active Noise Cancellation technology, wireless charging capability and hands-free access to Alexa. Echo Buds are compatible with Android and iOS phones and also support access to Google Assistant and Siri through customisable tap controls. The all-new Echo Buds price starts at Rs. 11,999, with a limited-period discount of Rs. 1,000. As per the information provided by Amazon in a release, you can also control the bass and treble from the equalizer in the Alexa app.

To turn on Active Noise Cancellation, you simply need to press and hold either earbud, or just say, “Alexa, turn on noise cancellation”, or access settings from the Alexa app. 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.

The all-new Echo Buds comes with four ear tip sizes and two wing tip sizes included with your purchase, you can tailor the fit to what’s most comfortable for you. During set-up, the easy Ear Tip Fit Test in Alexa app will – help you get an optimal fit, according to the company.

Echo Buds can offer up to five hours of music playback on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation and Alexa wake word ON, and the compact case provides two additional charges for a total of up to 15 hours of music playback.

To check your battery status while wearing Echo Buds, simply say, “Alexa, what’s my battery status?”. You can also check the battery status in the Alexa app, or open the case while your Echo Buds are inside and the LED lights in front of each earbud will show the battery status. The earbuds can be charged via USB-C (comes with the box) and the wireless option can also be charged with compatible Qi-certified wireless charging pads (to be purchased separately).

Also, a new Alexa feature lets you move music between Alexa devices. You can just say “Alexa, move my music to Echo Buds” and continue listening to the music exactly where you left off.

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. The earbuds use a combination of three microphones to detect your speech and securely process it for the cloud. 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 customisable on-bud tap controls.

The all-new Echo Buds can be purchased from www.amazon.in/echobuds. Echo Buds are available at Rs. 11,999 for the USB-C wired charging option, and Rs. 13,999 for wireless charging case option. You can avail a limited-period discount of Rs. 1,000 on both options.

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