Final yr, Amazon introduced its first wi-fi earbuds dubbed the Echo Buds. The Alexa-powered $130 earbuds have energetic noise cancellation and a case that helps wired charging through a MicroUSB port. Now, a successor is on the best way and it’ll help wi-fi charging.
The information comes from listings of an Anker wi-fi charger on the FCC and Wi-fi Energy Consortium that reveals the second-gen Echo Buds could have help for wi-fi charging.
A report by The Verge states the FCC itemizing is for an Anker wi-fi charging pad whose official title is PowerWave Pad for Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen with Wi-fi Charging)”.
We determined to examine the database of the Wi-fi Energy Consortium (WPC) and located that the Anker wi-fi charger has additionally been licensed there. The itemizing even features a render of the charger that provides us an early have a look at the ultimate product.
The picture exhibits the Anker PowerWave Pad for Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen with Wi-fi Charging) is formed like a spherical pebble and can are available in black with a matte end. Whereas we aren’t certain, we wish to consider the port on the again the place the cable goes into the charger is a USB-C port. The highest of the charger has a recess formed like a tablet, and it’s speculated that the 2nd Gen Echo Buds might have an analogous form.
There are a complete of 9 LEDs on the charger – 4 are positioned beside an inscription that reads “BUDS“, one other set of 4 LEDs are subsequent to an inscription that claims “CASE”, and the final is subsequent to an inscription that claims “PHONE”. Our concept is that the wi-fi charger will be capable of point out the battery degree of not simply the case but in addition the buds when charging which is why there are LEDs labeled “BUDS” and “CASE”. The LED labeled ”PHONE” ought to gentle up if you place a telephone on the charger.
The unique Echo Buds launched greater than a yr in the past and the timing of those listings could also be a touch a brand new mannequin isn’t far off.
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