Mobvoi have gone back to their crowdfunding origins for the launch of new in-ear buds called Mobvoi Earbuds Gesture.
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The gizmo combines popular features from their previous products. This includes a sleek design very much along the lines of the popular TicPods Free. The pods come with a smaller case size that manages to accommodate a larger battery and multiple-sized, removable silicone tips for noise isolation.
As the name implies Mobvoi Earbuds Gesture feature TicMotion head gesture technology. First seen in the TicPods 2 Pro, this allows users to pick up a call by simply nodding their head twice or shaking to refuse.
More comprehensive controls are available through touch. In addition to picking up or refusing a call, this allows users to control music playback and wake the Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa voice assistant.
Other than that, the pods have Dual-mic noise isolation that allows for distraction free calling. All of this has a IPX5 water and sweat-proof rating.
You can use one or both pods as they each have an independent connection. On a full charge, each of them can provide 10 hours of playback thanks to a 90mA battery. The charging case can provide up to 50 hours more, or five full charges. This is equivalent to a 600mA battery
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Mobvoi on Indiegogo. We suppose this is more about spreading awareness of its current and future products, rather than raising money to fund development.
Mobvoi Earbuds Gesture can be picked up in Matte Black for a very reasonable $69 on Indiegogo. The price is significantly below the $130 they’ll sell for when they go to retail in October. With nearly a month left in the campaign, the company has easily smashed through its funding goal.
Price: $69 and up
$83,976 raised out of $5,000 goal
26 days left
Estimated delivery: October 2020