Amazon Launching Alexa-Powered AirPod Killer This Year

Apple finally going to give users slightly more viable batteries

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that Amazon is working on its own version of Apple's popular AirPods wireless headphones.

Powerbeats Pro cost $250 and will be available this spring. While it doesn't seem like anything has changed when it comes to music playback, Beats might just have the alternative that you're looking for with its new PowerBeats Pro.

According to a new report, Amazon plans to ship Alexa-powered wireless earbuds in late 2019 to take on Apple's AirPods.

In February, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities anticipated that all new iPhones coming out for this year would give users a chance to charge other Qi gadgets wirelessly, similar to the new AirPods and the wireless charging case.

Design-wise, the Powerbeats Pro generally look nearly similar to the 2016 Powerbeats3 Wireless due to the ear hooks that appeared on both products.

The AirPods 2 ship with an optional wireless charging case.

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Rather than counselling their readers against such an extravagant purchase the Tame Apple Press is going out of its way to tell users they need the expensive gadgets.

The Powerbeats Pro don't feature active noise cancelation, or ANC. ANC actively filters out external noise at certain frequencies and requires power to do so.

Again, all of this connectivity is happening through Apple's new H1 chip. The buds are also sweat-and-water resistant.

In order for these earbuds to be smart, Amazon needs to pair them with a smartphone. With AirPods 2, you can ask questions or deliver commands hands-free by saying "Hey Siri".

Long and short-range optical sensors drive automatic play/pause and call handling when the earphones are placed in or removed from your ears.

Bloomberg said Amazon's Lab126 hardware division is now in charge of making look-a-like AirPods that comes with Alexa. In addition, it features 9 hours of battery life, 40% more than the five hours offered by the AirPods. Listeners have four colorways to choose from, black, ivory, moss, and navy.

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