Amazon unveiled its new Echo Buds today in the event you haven’t heard. These mark the first foray of the company into the world of truly wireless earbuds. Savvy shoppers may want to pre-order now, as Amazon is throwing new-to-audible customers for a limited time in a free 3-month trial of Audible. Because Audible costs $14.95 a month, you would get a free $45 value. The offer applies only to those who have not yet tried Audible. If you’ve already tried out Audible, you’ll probably be able to score a better deal around Black Friday for the Echo Buds.
The Echo Buds feature a single charge of up to five hours of battery life. The case included tops them off for another 20 hours of playtime. The process is also fast, as a charge of 15 minutes will give you two hours of battery life. Bose Active Noise Reduction features the tiny earbuds and sealed in-ear design to make sure you only hear what you want. They are also shipping with Alexa so you can speak a few words to hear updates from commutes, change the song, play audiobooks, or get directions. If Alexa isn’t your favorite smart helper, you can also use the earbuds with the voice assistant of your smartphone.
Amazon includes with your purchase three sizes of ear tips so you can be comfortable at all times. The Echo Buds are also sweat resistant. If you are freaked by Amazon earbuds, there are built-in privacy controls that allow you to mute the earbud mics with the Alexa app.
Your purchase today is backed by a pre-order price guarantee, which means you will only pay the lowest cost if the cost drops between now and the ship’s date of October 30. After ordering ships, eligible customers receive a link to their free Audible trial.