Xiaomi recently announced its next-generation Redmi AirDots 2 which went up for crowdfunding today in China. Just within two hours of crowdfunding campaign going live, 34,000 people participated, raising around 32.7 million yuan (~$4.68 million).
For the campaign, the Redmi AirDots 2 is priced at 79 yuan, which roughly converts to $11. Based on the number of participants and the amount raised in just two hours, it comes down to around 12 products per person on average.
Once the crowdfunding campaign is completed, the regular retail price of the Redmi AirDots 2 will be 99 yuan (~$14). It is not surprising that the company managed to achieve its campaign goal for the Redmi AirDots 2 within hours. The first-generation Redmi AirDots was also a huge success with the brand being able to sell 3 million units within months of them getting officially launched.
Coming to the specifications, the Redmi AirDots 2 comes with a 7.2mm sound driver which is claimed by the company to offer powerful low-frequency output as well as soft and delicate high-frequency and mid-frequency sound. The earphones also support Environment Noise Reduction technology so whenever you are on a call, it removes the unnecessary surrounding noises for better clarity of sound.
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It comes with an upgraded Bluetooth chip — Bluetooth 5.0 and thus the connection speed is now faster and more stable as well as the data transmission rate is doubled compared to Bluetooth 4.2 found in its predecessor.
Double-tapping the earphones triggers XiaoAI Voice Assistant which supports several different functions, including Find My Phone, Navigation, WeChat Messaging, Taking Photo, among others.
Each earbud in the Redmi AirDots 2 weighs just 4.1 grams. The company is offering three earplugs — Small, Medium, and Large to ensure a better fit for every user. It offers 4 hours of continuous playback but with the charging case, it offers up to 12 hours of usage.
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