Amazon takes on AirPods with its own true wireless headphones

Amazon Echo Buds
(Image credit: Amazon)

If you were to think of wireless headphones, chances are you'd picture Apple AirPods. But it looks like Amazon wants to stake its claim in that market as it has unveiled its own true wireless headphones: Echo Buds. The announcement came as part of Amazon's Fall 2019 Hardware event, along with news that it was also launching its own smart glasses

From Amazon's point of view, breaking into the wireless headphone market makes total sense. Apple's AirPods are so popular that in 2018 alone it sold 35 million units. You might've even purchased some for less with the help of our Apple AirPods deals page.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.