Xiaomi Launches True Wireless Earbuds for Just $30

Ruben Fields
November 8, 2018

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. In recent news, you may have read that the next generation of Apple AirPods, being called AirPods 2, might feature Bluetooth 5.0.

As rumored earlier, the smartphone giant Xiaomi has finally unveiled it's truly wireless yet budget friendly earphones named as Mi AirDots Youth Edition, in its homeland China. The price of the Xiaomi AirDots Youth Edition is 199 yuan, around 28 U.S. dollars in exchange, and will be offered for sale on the Chinese market on 11 November this year, but it will not be long before it reaches the rest of the countries. At less than $30 compared to the $159.99 price tag of the AirPods, it's a shame that these devices (nor any other Xiaomi smartphone accessories or even the smartphones themselves) aren't available to the United States market; however, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: Xiaomi's Operational Project Manager for the North America region, Aaron Yang, announced on Reddit Tuesday that the company will be hosting a NY event in December to show off some of the brand's latest and greatest products.

Xiaomi at its launch event has promoted the new AirDots Youth Edition as being immune to frequent disconnections.

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Audio is played over power efficient Bluetooth 5.0. The AirDots earphones come with Bluetooth v5.0 support. It takes only a single touch to start or pause music, and other functions such as making calls and sending messages can be performed smoothly using these touch buttons. 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 battery capacity of these headphones is 40 mAh and lasts for 12 hours.

The Xiaomi Mi AirDots Youth Edition are now up for pre-orders in China at a price of CNY 199 (roughly Rs. 2,100) while they will be sold via Xiaomi Mall, Xiaomi Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning, starting from November 11. Once juiced up, the earbuds reportedly provide a playback time of four hours. The sale of the earphones will begin on November 11 through Xiaomi Mall, Xiaomi Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning.

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