Apple's "courage" in removing the headphone jack from the iPhone occurred too early for most wireless headset manufacturers, including Apple itself. Now, we're using the second-generation AirPods, but Apple seems to have gotten a new competition from one of the biggest players in the category of smart devices: Amazon.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon is expected to release its AirPods competitor in the second half of 201
. Of course, Amazon wants to release Apple where it can, and the best audio experience seems to be the best choice to capture consumers' attention. We can expect Alexa to reflect AirPods in other areas, including shipping with a storage case that is a dual charger that can be charged with a USB cable. As for colors, we expect to expect black and gray variants.
In order for these headphones to be smart, Amazon must combine them with a smartphone. This means that Android and iOS devices should work with Alexa so that they can function. Because these applications are already popular, they should not create obstacles for people who want to buy them for AirPods, but Amazon can offer another advantage when it comes to pricing.
with a charging case or $ 199 with a wireless charging case. Amazon always strives to offer lower prices than its competitors, so we could see Alexa's insoles at a price of $ 129 or even $ 99 if Amazon really wanted to make an impact. If the sound quality is also better, they should be instantaneous.
This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.