Mobvoi, the maker of Ticwatches and other smart home products, is back with a new Indiegogo campaign for TicPods Free true wireless earbuds. In case you need a refresher on the difference between wired, wireless, and wire-free or true wireless earbuds, check out our overview.
Movboi’s TicPods Free are, simply put, true wireless, AI-powered earbuds that are compatible with voice assistants, including Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa.
“The past year has been nothing short of amazing, asour products have become a popular entry point for consumers making the switch to smart devices,” explained Zhifei Li, CEO and Co-Founder of Mobvoi. “TicPods Free is an exciting addition to our product line, furthering our commitment to bring anyone and everyone access to affordable, high quality smart devices.”
Features of the TicPods free include:
- Android™ and iOS compatibility
- Google Assistant™, Siri, and Alexa compatibility
- Intuitive side touch panel – enables users to control their audio by touching the side of the earbuds through gestures, including:
- Swiping up and down on the stem to adjust volume
- Double tapping on the pods to answer or end a call; when not on calls, double-tapping will skip to the next song in your playlist
- Long pressing for two seconds to reject calls; or, when not on calls, to activate your phone’s voice assistant
- Automatic in-ear detection –allows TicPods Free to know when you’re listening so that audio automatically plays when both pods are inserted into your ears while removing either will pause your audio
- Call audio in both ears –hear and be heard more clearly since both earbuds will be broadcasting rather than just the right one
- Noise cancelling technology – the mics in each earbud are engineered to deliver the best possible call quality through advanced digital ambient noise reduction so you’re heard clearly on calls
- Noise isolating design – hear more clearly as the ergonomic design of the earbuds block out outside noise so you can focus on what you want to hear; two sizes of silicone tips will come in the box so that various ear canal sizes are covered
- 95dB SPL speaker– provide louder overall volume while saving on power usage; this is especially useful when taking calls in noisy environments
- Extended battery –A single charge lasts 4 hours, requiring just 40 minutes of charging before reaching full capacity, and when combined with its portable charging case, gives you up to 18 hours of battery life
- IPX5 rating– Water resistant to rain and sweat
- Award-winning design – TicPods Free boast Red Dot and iF product design awards
- Available in three colors –white, blue and red
The TicPods Free will have an MSRP of $129USD with limited early bird pricing set at $59. As with any crowdfunding campaign, there is a risk supporting them. We’ve recently heard about several that we’ve written about that have failed or are having issues. Our reporting on Indiegogo campaigns does not mean we support or are affiliated with them. Support at your own risk.