Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Xiaomi announces AirDots, the $30 AirPods clones

Xiaomi Releases AirDots Wireless Earbuds With Bluetooth 5.0 XiaomiAirDots are an affordable Apple AirPods alternative priced at around $29
Sherri Watson | 09 November, 2018, 00:04

Mobvoi's Ticpods are another option for Android users that want something similar to Apple's AirPods, but they are priced much closer to the real thing than to the AirDots.

But what distinguishes headphones from Xiaomi AirPods is the price. Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics manufacturer, is just one of many creating AirPods lookalikes, but this particular set of earbuds may even outshine its American twin, based on details of the product appearing in The Verge. You get 4 hours of audio time per charge, and the case can recharge the AirDots three times for a total of 12 hours of battery life.

For around $29 (199 yuan), the AirDots are available for pre-order in China, although, according to the Verge, those people looking for a similar quality experience offered by Apple are likely to be left disappointed. Xiaomi also designed the AirDots Youth Edition with an external touch zone on the outside of the earbuds for controlling a smartphone. They also support Bluetooth 5.0. Unfortunately, no news yet of global availability but Xiaomi does have some events scheduled this week so that may still happen. When taken out of the box, it will connect to the previously connected device automatically by turning itself on.

Xiaomi has launched its new truly wireless earphones with Bluetooth v5.0, alongside two new Mi Notebooks and a 65-inch Mi TV 4. That's why Xiaomi now presents us with a new headset called AirDots Youth Edition, which has a Bluetooth 5.0 connector.

The Mi AirDots Youth Edition can deliver up to four hours of playback time in stereo mode and up to five hours of playback time in mono mode on a single charge, if what Xiaomi claims is to be believed. You will be able to buy via Xiaomi Youpin, Xiaomi Mall, Jingdong, Suning and Tmall.