Published: Mon, April 08, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Apple AirPods vs. AirPods 2: What are the differences?

Apple AirPods vs. AirPods 2: What are the differences?

Amazon is preparing to take on Apple's popular AirPods with its own wireless earbuds, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. Although no images have been released yet of the new headphones, they will be wireless earbuds like Apple's AirPods, so you can expect them to look similar.

Amazon's wireless earbuds will allow users to access information, weather, and music and even order goods on the go using only their voice.

Amazon's wireless earbuds will also have physical controls which utilises tapping to answer calls and control music playback.

Bloomberg reports that Amazon is preparing to enter the hearables market with earbuds with built-in Alexa access for as early as the second half of this year.

New rumours indicate Amazon is developing an Alexa-based AirPods equivalent, according to Bloomberg. Our top pick would have to be the sleek black iteration - especially since the latest AirPods 2 don't come in that highly anticipated color. It's fast and responsive - and also the only way to adjust volume without using your device (though, this obviously won't work with Android devices). The company has been seeking suppliers and manufacturing partners in recent months, one of the people said. It's unclear when Amazon will announce the new buds, but sometime around August or September sounds reasonable. Users will be able to plug it in over a standard USB cable. It is supposed to be sweat and water resistant.

Other minor upgrades include faster connection time for calls and between iOS devices, less lag for gaming, and a bit better call quality when you're in a windy environment.

It's believed to rival the AirPods made by Apple, who recently launched a second iteration of the product. If you purchase them through our links, we get a small cut of the revenue. Moreover, the AirPods already have competition with Samsung Galaxy Buds, Google Pixel Buds and more. Apple's Beats business, Jabra Corp., and Sony Corp. are also players in the wireless earbuds market. Pull out the earbuds from charging case and hit on Bluetooth list.

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