Jabra’s truly wireless earbuds throw Alexa into your ears.
Jabra already make great truly wireless earbuds with its Jabra Elite Sport, which include plenty of sports functions including an in-ear heart rate monitor.
It’s followed these up with two new truly wireless models: the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t. Both of these now include Amazon Alexa support.
Jabra Elite 65t earbuds price and release date:
The Jabra Elite 65t will cost £149.99 (pre-order) and release mid-January. The Elite Active 65t will cost £169.99 and release early April.
Where sport was unsurprisingly the focus of the Jabra Elite Sport, it’s really about voice when it comes to Jabra’s latest truly wireless offerings. The headphones have a similar design to the Elite Sport to secure themselves in your ears. The big difference is a slight protrusion that points towards your ears that contain the new microphones.
Unlike the Elite Sport, the Elite 65t will be available in three different colours: ‘Titanium Black, ‘Copper Black’ and ‘Gold Beige’.
The big difference with the Elite Active 65t is that this model will have IP56 rating for sweat and include an accelerometer for fitness tracking in the Jabra Sport Life app. It will also have a special coating to make them more secure in your ears for exercise. This model will be available in ‘Copper Blue’ and ‘Copper Red’ colour options.
Both models will support Amazon Alexa on-the-go, so you’ll be able to ask the digital assistant everything you ask of an Amazon Echo device. If your paired phone has internet connection that also means being able to control smart home devices using your headphones. The Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t will also work with Siri on iOS devices and Google Assistant on Android, so you have a full roster of assistants at your disposal.
You can expect 5 hours of battery life and an additional 10 hours from the charging case. One thing I noticed about the case was that it’s more difficult to open than the case on the Jabra Elite Sport. It’s also bigger.
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Charging Case – Black (pre-order) £149.99
I was a big fan of the Jabra Elite Sport, so I’m excited at the prospect of having so many digital assistants at my disposal. I’ve always had good experiences with Jabra’s microphone quality so I’m expecting positive things from the four microphone array here. I’ll have to test these out to be sure, so check back for a full review whenever I can get them in.