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SAVE 20%: Amazon announced new Echo Buds on May 17, and though they’re only available to pre-order at the moment, they’re just $39.99, down $10 from their $49.99 list price. The earbuds will officially be released on June 7.

Amazon dropped some new Echo Buds today (along with a few other Echo devices), and already, they’re on sale. Even better — the markdown puts them at just a third of the price of the 2021 Echo Buds.

Yes, you read that right. The 2023 Echo Buds are available to pre-order at just $39.99 (instead of the full price of $49.99 Amazon announced they would be mere hours ago). That’ll save you 20%, and ensure you a pair of buds that’ll officially release on June 7.

And as we mentioned up top, it’s a huge price cut from the Echo Buds that came out two years ago (now known as the “Echo Buds with Active Noise Cancellation”), which retail for $120 with a wired charging case.

So what’s the difference? The latest buds ditch any noise cancellation, which certainly accounts for the much lower price point. They also have a completely new design, and look much more like generic AirPods-like earbuds with a semi-in-ear fit. Per charge, you’ll get up to five hours of battery life and three additional charges with the case, with 20 hours of battery overall.

You’ll also get multipoint pairing, which allows you to connect with up to two devices at a time, and customizable touch controls for your music, phone calls, and more.

Overall, the new Echo Buds don’t offer a host of exciting features, but they definitely have the foundation to be a solid pair of basic earbuds at a pretty unbeatable price.

UPDATE: May. 17, 2023, 3:05 p.m. EDT This story has been updated to clarify that the 2023 Echo Buds are brand new earbuds, not a third-generation model.


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