It has just been a few months that the Chinese electronics brand Xiaomi announced its Redmi sub-brand. And in the fairly short period of time, it managed to release a handful of smartphones. When everyone was thinking that the Redmi sub-brand will focus only on smartphones, it launched “truly wireless” earbuds. Dubbed as Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, the new earbuds is undoubtedly the cheapest of the bunch when it comes to “truly wireless” earbuds.
The earbuds come in a small form factor and is very light in terms of weight. Each bud merely weighs 4.1 grams. So the weight may not create any tension on the ears even while plugging in the ears for a prolonged period. In its minuscule stature, the Redmi AirDots houses a 7.2mm audio driver and a 40mAh battery on each one. Xiaomi claims that the earbuds on the full charge will last for around four hours. The earbuds make use of its case while charging. And the case has a 300mAh battery on its own. As far as the charging time is concerned, an earbud takes 1.5 hours to get fully charged whereas the case requires two full hours.
In terms of colors, the Redmi Airdots come only in black attire and costs CNY 99 when it comes to the price. On doing the currency conversion, the price of the device is merely $15 (~ NPR 1600). At that price, the AirDots is the most affordable wireless earbuds yet. Despite bringing affordable earbuds, Xiaomi hasn’t been parsimonious on providing the features on the device. The buds make use of Bluetooth 5.0 while connecting with smartphones. The earbuds also have a built-in DSP with “environment noise reduction”. So we can expect the device can fairly segregate the audio from the background noises.
The Xiaomi Redmi AirDots also boasts a touch-sensitive button, which can be used to control the audio playbacks (Play/Pause, Volume Up, Volume Down). Furthermore, double tapping on the touch-sensitive button also lets the users summon the voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant.
Redmi Air will be available for purchase in China starting from the 9th of April. But Xiaomi hasn’t yet spoken a thing about the global availability of the device. So it may go on sale only in China after all.