Xiaomi's AirPod-style wireless earbuds cost less than $30

Joanna Estrada
November 7, 2018

Xiaomi has launched its AirDots Earbuds which will be a direct competitor to Apple's AirPods. If this sounds like the long-promised attempt to officially enter the U.S. market with more than a direct-sale accessory site, it's because that might be it.

As mentioned above, Xiaomi AirDots use Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. Moreover, if the earbuds are powered on, keeping them inside the case powers them off automatically. The Xiaomi Home will also be available for sale from the same time. Said pairing is automatic once you remove them from the charging/carry box, too, as long as you've gone through the initial pairing process.

The speakers inside the small earphones are 7.2mm units and promise to produce deep bass and high-quality audio. Theres a touch sensitive area on its side so you can control the music player, answer calls and, yes, summon the digital assistant.

Needless to say, at this price, which will likely translate to $50 if these arrive stateside, more than a few tradeoffs can be expected. Chinese manufacturers are notorious for the latter and one would expect someone like Xiaomi to once again copy those designs and products. Despite their compact size, the wireless earbuds feature noise cancellation. Though they are definitely cheap if you can get your hands on a pair.

Named the "AirDots", the true wireless in-ears look to share numerous same features with the AirPods, including support for Bluetooth 5.0, tappable controls on the casing, and a portable charging case. Additionally, the headset will be able to play music for up to 4 hours, and they will ship with a case which will charge these for up to 12 hours.

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