The AirDots were released in November 2018 and, for only $30, they offered a minimal all-white design with a charger case in a bundle that reminded us all quite a bit of the AirPods.
Xiaomi is back with a second generation of AirDots, which have been dubbed the AirDots Pro (or the “Mi Bluetooth Headset Air”) and a lot of people are still pointing out their startling resemblance to Apple’s AirPods.
To start, they feature touch controls that can be used for music playback or to get the attention of your personal assistant of choice and can function independently from each other by the grace of adaptive pairing.
Alongside water resistance, they also offer a five hour battery life with the charging case adding up another 10. It takes the earbuds one hour to recharge completely.
The earbuds come with silicone tips and a sound isolation feature added up on top of the active noise cancellation. They have been advertised to come in white but, allegedly, a black variant is also in the works.
They will cost around $60 after conversion and will most likely be officially launched during Xiaomi’s press event, scheduled for January 11th.
The original version of the earbuds was only available in China so it remains to be seen if the Pro version will see a wider release.