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Jabra’s Alexa-powered Elite 65t buds might be the true AirPods killers

Jabra’s new headphones combine two of the biggest tech trends of the last couple of years; truly wireless capabilities and the Amazon Alexa assistant.

Announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the Elite 65t Bluetooth buds are joined by a sportier iteration called the Elite 65t Active. In case you were wondering, ’t’ stands for totally wireless.

Both sets have built-in support for Alexa, while it’ll also play nice with Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant via your smartphone. Both models have up to 5-hours of battery life, while there’s a charging case that’ll double the life force.

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The Elite 65t Active buds have an additional accelerometer, which will sync activities back to the Jabra app, while there’s also IP56 sweat, water and dust resistance.

Jabra is promising a two-year warranty on these buds, to encourage fitness enthusiasts to go hard in the new year.

Beyond those two, Jabra has also announced the Elite 45e earphones (that’s what the ‘e’ stands for), which are still wireless but have a cable connecting the two buds.

Jabra 45e

Best Buy has the exclusive arrangement in the US. They Elite 65t will cost $170 (around $125) when they arrive later this month. The Elite 65t Active will be more expensive at $190 (£140) and they won’t arrive until April.

The 45e buds will arrive in April and they’ll cost $100. We’ll let you know when we get word on UK pricing and availability.

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