Xiaomi has a lot of subsidiaries, and all of them are good in their way. Today, one of them, Mobvoi, showed interesting TicPods 2 Pro wireless headphones that can be controlled with a wave of the head.
Two versions of headphones will go on sale: the usual TicPods 2 and the Pro version with a TicMotion sensor for motion control. It works like follows: to accept the incoming call you need to nod, and if you don’t want to talk – shake your head from side to side, as we usually demonstrate “no.”
You can also control the volume and playback directly from the headphones thanks to the touchpads.
Headphones are smaller compared to TicPods Free Pro. Now, these are “inserts”, not “plugs”.
Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, support for aptX and AAC, 13 mm speakers with decent sound quality (as the manufacturer claims) and active noise reduction using Qualcomm CVC technology.
The headphones come in three colors: dark blue, pink and white. The case has a ribbed texture, as in the previous generation, but is a little smaller.
What is the difference between the Pro version and the regular one?
Firstly, the TicMotion sensor is only available in the Pro version. Secondly, the battery life is slightly different: on a single charge the regular version will work up to 23 hours, and the Pro – up to 20 hours, which is also a good time. There is also support for voice assistant: Siri or Google Assistant, depending on the device.
In China, sales are scheduled for November 1, the cost of headphones is 699 yuan for the regular version (about $100) and 799 yuan for the Pro version (about $115). Devices will appear on other markets worldwide, but when exactly is not yet known.