Amazon is reportedly developing wireless earbuds with Alexa built in

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"Powerbeats are already the #1 fitness headphones in the world and they are now untethered, with all the benefits of the Apple H1 chip", said Luke Wood, president of Beats, in a statement.

In the meantime, the Powerbeats Pro will be available in May via Apple's online and brick and mortar stores.

An evolution of the previous Powerbeats earphones, the Powerbeats Pro do away with the wire that connected the previous earbuds together, making these new earphones completely wireless.

Apple's "courage" in removing the headphone jack from the iPhone happened too early for most wireless earbuds manufacturers, including Apple itself. These are things that many AirPods customers wished the AirPods 2 had and Apple is giving it to them in the form of the Powerbeats Pro.

Obviously, with its form factor, the charging case is bigger than the AirPods but it doesn't support wireless charging.

Apple's AirPods were met with a lot of criticism when they first debuted back in 2016, but since then, they've become a cultural phenomenon and something a lot of companies have tried to replicate to some degree.

I recently spent some time trying the Powerbeats Pro with some folks at Beats. Also expected to be retained are Apple's TrueDepth camera and an associated display notch. That means both Android and iOS devices will need to be running an Alexa app for them to function.

In fact, they actually 23 per cent smaller and 17 per cent lighter than its predecessor plus the lightweight design is also sweat and water-resistant. Battery life remains at around five hours of music playback, but talk time on calls has risen from two to three hours.

Powerbeats Pro act like AirPods, with no power button.

Like the AirPods, they won't require clips or cables to stay put in wearers' ears.

Unlike the W1 chip found in the first gen AirPods, the new version supports Bluetooth 5 instead of the older Bluetooth 4.2. The Powerbeats Pro will come in four colours: black, white, navy, and moss.