When all other major players have their own Wireless Earbuds, how could Amazon stay behind, right? So, the company is reportedly working on their Alexa-powered truly wireless earphones to take on the Siri-powered Apple AirPods, Bixby-powered Samsung Galaxy Buds (review), and Google-powered Pixel Buds. The wireless earphones could feature Alexa skills and commands. So, you could summon Alexa to get various activities done.
Amazon’s earphones would be more than a replica, with integrated chipset and mic that will always be listening to your voice commands. This would be working on similar lines of an Amazon Echo products. They are alleged to come out in Black and Gray color options, bundled along with a charging case.
Amazon Wireless Earbuds Price (expected)
Amazon could launch Wireless Earbuds by the second half of 2019 with a price tag of $100 (approx. Rs 7,000) to $150 (approx. Rs 10,400). With this Amazon would be expanding their family of products, which currently lacks just a smartphone.
As for the wireless earphones, Apple AirPods kickstarted the whole trend, eventually followed by other tech giants like Google and Samsung. Even Apple’s Beats business, Jabra Corp., and Sony Corp. have their contribution in the wireless earbuds market.
Around 12.5 million units of wireless earphones were sold in the Q4 of 2019 (Counterpoint Research). Apple was the top player with a 60 percent market share and $17.4 billion to the company’s overall revenue in the recent fiscal. Let’s see how does the Amazonian wireless earphone fare against such competition.