Even if you hate Alexa, you may have to concede that Amazon could well have made the product of the 2019 holidays in the Amazon Echo Buds. Announced today, the Bluetooth earbuds not only cut the cord from your phone or laptop, but bake in the Alexa assistant and some active noise reduction powered by Bose.
That’s a whole lot of functionality for $129.99, and better still it all seems to work, too. The Echo Buds don’t look especially inspiring: their matte and gloss black bodies, and matte black rectangular charging/carrying case, feel more like reference designs with Amazon branding than anything else.
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