Xiaomi is known for its simple, affordable accessories, almost as much as it is for the phones, and the company's latest efforts are particularly eye-catching: AirPods-style wireless earplugs for under $ 30. They are called AirDots and have much of the same functionality as Apple's product including tappable controls and a compact carrying case. Unlike AirPods, however, AirDots has silicone tips that enable better soundproofing and more secure fit. They also support Bluetooth 5.0.
At 199 yuan (about $ 29) for pre-order in China, AirDots is very unlikely to match AirPods in audio quality or reliability. I recently tried Oppos O-Free Wireless Earphones, which sell for 699 yuan ($ 1
But it is clear that the technology of wireless earplugs will continue to sink down to the point where they could reasonably be included in the box of phones soon. Xiaomi himself has the form in this regard; After you've announced a wireless charger of $ 15 earlier this year, it's part of the package you get with the new Mi Mix 3 phone.