Xiaomi AirDots is created to compete with Apple AirPods with Bluetooth 5.0

Yolanda Curtis
November 9, 2018

The listing for the new pair of Apple AirPods was discovered in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's regulatory database early this month. Xiaomi's true wireless headphones are controlled via a touchpad on the back of both handsets. It also supports the Bluetooth standards HFP, A2DP, HSP, and AVRCP. But at around $29, they're a lot cheaper than Apple's $159 product, which means losing them won't be as painful for your wallet.

The Chinese company Xiaomi has introduced its new wireless headphones called Mi AirDots Youth Edition. By just a finger touch on the touch zone users of the Mi AirDots will be able to enable or disable the voice assistant, play or pause songs, or even answer or reject a call. Xiaomi Mi AirDots Youth Edition available only in white color. Furthermore, they work on the latest Bluetooth v5.0 protocol which ensures lesser power consumption and better range, nonetheless, they are also compatible with devices having Bluetooth v4.2 and older versions of it.

The carry case can be used to charge the AirDots up to three times.

The AirDots Youth Edition will also be supporting two-way wake-ups and with the aggressive pricing from Xiaomi, it will be interesting how it will be competing with other wireless headsets in the market.

What's clear on the other hand is the fact that the tech for wireless earbuds will continue developing to the point in which they become a part of the box in which phones come pretty soon. It's priced at just CNY 199 (~Rs 2,100) in China and will go on sale starting November 11 through Xiaomi Mall, Xiaomi Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning. The earbuds themselves can last for 4 hours on a single charge, while the charging case pushes their battery life to a total of 12 hours. Once juiced up, the earbuds reportedly provide a playback time of four hours.

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