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Amazon's Echo Buds aren't AirPods killers

Karissa Bell

Amazon wants to put Alexa in your ears, on your face, and at your fingers. That's the promise of a new set of products introduced at the company's annual hardware event.

On one hand, a product like Echo Buds feels like an almost inevitable answer to Apple's ubiquitous AirPods. Other products, like Echo Frames (eyeglasses) and Echo Loop (a smart ring) are more of a question mark.  

I've only had a few minutes with each of these, but across the board my first impression is that these new products are nowhere near as polished as Amazon's Echo speakers, which the company has been iterating on for several years. Read more...

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