Chinese company Xiaomi has revealed a true wireless headset for India– the Redmi Earbuds S. While the name has changed, they are basically the same as the Redmi AirDots S from earlier this year. However, this time Xiaomi has also brought out a new charger and a Precision Screwdriver.
The new Redmi Earbuds S have a play time of 12 hours (including the battery in the case), the buds alone are good for 4 hours of play time. They are IPX4 rated, hence they are sweat and splash proof, so that users don’t have to worry about rain or swims.
The headsets connect over Bluetooth 5.0 and feature a low-latency mode (122ms). If you are a user with an MIUI phone, the buds will pair seamlessly the first time you open the box. There’s a new feature that is called “DSP Environmental Noise Cancellation”, which is in-call cancellation and not true ANC.
The Earbuds S are going on sale from noon, May 27, and users will get them on Mi.com, Amazon.in and retail outlets. They are priced at only Rs. 1,800. As for the charger, the 18W Mi charger has two USB-A ports and uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech instead of USB Power Delivery. It is priced at Rs. 600, and is already available on Mi.com.
The Xiaomi Precision Screwdriver is not ready yet, but users can participate in a crowdfunding campaign and get it for Rs. 1,000, which is 33% off its original price. The crowdfunding is half done already, and shipping is set to begin in July.