Looking back when Apple majestically unveiled the Airpods, consumers world over received the news with mixed reactions, but it was just a matter of time before everyone else adopted the technology if the initial days of notch is anything to go by. I haven’t been keen to migrate fully to wireless earbuds myself, but its safe to say I’m heading there, at least with the current trend where we can now say the tech has fully matured for the mainstream uptake. Recently, Xiaomi introduced it’s next true wireless earphone 2 Basic with some interesting tech we thought you should know.
In our previous editorial where we had a chance to pit some of the affordable wireless earbuds you could buy here in Kenya against each other, it was interesting to see different approaches manufacturers use when designing the earbuds. In a nutshell, the Mi True wireless earphones 2 basic offers the company’s best bet yet on providing a holistic experience to its fan base at rock-bottom prices. While there are more expensive versions from the company such as the Redmi Earbud S or the immediate sibling Tue wireless 2, Xiaomi touts this version to deliver high-fidelity audio as well as improved battery life.
Features and Design
A glance at the earphones will surely endorse that feeling you get when something premium is in the vicinity, someone would easily say they’re a bit more inspirational than Apple’s take which doesn’t happen on a regular basis. Views from a couple of consumers who’ve had a chance to use them indicate they’re just as comfy, although a bit heavier than my Airpods.
Xiaomi indicates they should last all day with full charge, 5 hours on single use and 20hours worth of music playback. Something to note, once they’re placed in their case, they should automatically start to charge which is a bit of convenience for most of us who have very little time to spare.
Each earphone comes with two built-in high-sensitivity microphones, which the company say uses beamforming technology to eliminate the background noise during calls, allowing the other user to hear you clearly, even in noisy environments.
Since the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic were designed by Xiaomi, users will enjoy the MIUI Global user interface. Once you pop that case open, you’ll be greeted with an interface for earphone connection on your device. And soon after establishing a connection, the earphones can be conveniently operated from your phone letting you view the battery levels of the earphones as well as the charging case.
While details on its availability in Kenya are a bit scanty, for those of us who like getting rare stuff via online stores such as AliExpress can ship in within a few weeks for Ksh. 5,500.
- Work Distance: 10m
- Audio Codec supported: SBC/AAC
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Input: 5V/1A
- Charging Port: USB-C
- Charging Time: 1.5h
- Bluetooth Version: 5.0