Amazon's Echo Buds (2nd gen) are 50% off, but you'll need to move fast

Amazon UK is currently selling the firm's excellent earbuds for half price

Echo Buds (2nd gen) deals
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When we reviewed the Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) we said that they were great value for money, and we urged you to look out for deals so you could get them even cheaper. Amazon is running one of those deals right now, and that means you can get Amazon's best wireless earbuds for half price – just £54.99.

The deal applies to both colours, black and white, and it's a serious saving. It makes the Amazon buds even cheaper than Sony's WF-C500, and less than a third of the price of Apple's AirPods (3rd Gen)

Are the Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen) worth buying?

Yes, especially if you like Alexa. The battery life and noise cancelling aren't up there with more expensive rivals but they're not terrible and we think these are the best cheap headphones for Alexa users thanks to their hands-free voice control. Whether you're asking questions, controlling your smart home or just changing music, you can do it all without having to touch anything.

Water resistance means these are pretty good workout earbuds too, and they're comfortable to wear even for longer periods: the second generation redesigned them to reduce in-ear air pressure and the difference is quite dramatic. You can expect about 5 hours from a full charge, rising to 6.5 hours if you turn off noise cancelling and Alexa's wake-word feature.

The deal is currently live on Amazon UK. As ever with Amazon it's worth buying sooner if the price is right for you; these deals tend to be time limited and there can be long gaps before the price comes down again.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series; her memoir, Carrie Kills A Man, was shortlisted for the British Book Awards. When she’s not scribbling, Carrie is the singer in Glaswegian rock band Unquiet Mind (unquietmindmusic).