Mobvoi TicPods Free wireless earbuds available to all after successful Kickstarter campaign : In addition to a brand-new smartwatch with Wear OS, a stellar list of features, and a killer price, Mobvoi also just released a pair of wireless earbuds you may already be familiar with. That’s because the TicPods Free are not entirely new, debuting on Kickstarter last year, where the small but rapidly growing company backed by Google (among others) managed to raise a staggering $2.8 million.
To activate your virtual assistant of choice, all you need to do is long press on the right bud for two seconds, then say “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google, followed by whatever it is you want done without further using your hands. Meanwhile, a simple double tap will effortlessly skip songs, whereas sliding up and down the TicPods Free adjusts volume.
“Ergonomically” designed to fit “comfortably and securely in your ears”, these aren’t that similar to Apple’s AirPods, also boasting ambient noise cancellation, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, and three sleek color options.
The “Navy” and “Lava” variants can be ordered for immediate shipping in the US, while the “Ice” model is still listed for pre-order through November 6.