The AirPods are without doubt one of the best products Apple has brought to market in recent years. For $ 169 you get a pair of wireless earphones that resemble a regular iPhone headset. They are easy to pair, provide a great sound experience and even have some smart features. But competitors have intensified their efforts to develop AirPods, and Xiaomis AirDots are AirPod's latest competitors.
At $ 169, the AirPods are much cheaper than we initially thought, but Xiaomi will continue to lower the price if you buy wireless headphones. The AirDots only cost about $ 29 (in China 199 yuan), but offer the same features that you would expect from AirPods competitors.
We're looking for earphones that seem to fit well in your ear and charge wirelessly over a carrying case, just like the AirPods. You get four hours of audio per charge, and the case can recharge the AirDots three times for a total of 12 hours of battery life. You connect to devices through Bluetooth 5.0 and support user interaction so you can tap the shell to trigger specific commands.
It's unbelievable if Xiaomi can reach Apple overall in terms of the AirPods experience, but at $ 30, the AirDots are still a good deal if you're looking for inexpensive wireless headsets. Not to mention that at this price in the not too distant future they can be bundled with smartphones.
It is not clear if the AirDots will be available on international markets, but Xiaomi Chinese fans can pre-order theirs on November 11th.