SAVE $20 WHEN YOU PRE-ORDER: Amazon will give you $20 off its new second-gen Echo Buds until May 12 (the day before their official release) — get a pair with a USB-C charging case for just $99.99, or upgrade to the wireless charging version for just $119.99. (They’ll be priced at $119.99 and $139.99, respectively, after this introductory period.)
Need some new earbuds, but not willing to wait for the new AirPods (which may or may not be coming later this year)? Amazon will basically pay you to take a chance on its freshly redesigned Echo Buds.
Now until May 12 — the day before they officially hit the market — you’ll get $20 off when you pre-order a pair of the second-gen Buds in either Black or the new Glacier White colorway. According to math, that brings the price of the version with a USB-C charging case down to just $99.99 and makes the wireless charging model only $119.99. (After this introductory period, their list prices will go up to $119.99 and $139.99, respectively.)
But that’s not all, folks: Eligible customers will also receive a six-month trial of Audible Plus and 90 days worth of Amazon Music Unlimited with their Echo Buds preorder. (You’ll qualify as long as you’ve never been a subscriber before.) All that podcast- and music-listening has a combined value of nearly $80, but it’s yours for $free.00.
Amazon’s OG Echo Buds from 2019 weren’t anything special — Mashable reporter Karissa Bell called out their bulky design and annoying Alexa notifications in her hands-on guide — but there’s some serious potential in this revamp. Not only are the new Buds a whole 20 percent smaller for a more comfortable fit, but they also come with some new custom-designed Active Noise Cancellation technology with double the distraction-eliminating power and high-performance drivers for clearer, more natural-sounding audio.
This is just based on what Amazon’s told us via press release, mind you — we won’t know how well the new Buds fit and sound until we’re able to try them ourselves. But even if they’re not total AirPods killers, $100 is a pretty sweet deal for a just-fine pair of noise-canceling earbuds.