Mi AirDots Unboxing and First Impressions


Xiaomi introduced Mi AirDots Youth Edition Bluetooth wireless headsets with Bluetooth 5.0 in China last year. The Mi Airdots are really affordable as compared to other true wireless earbuds and pack a 7.2mm driver unit to produce deep bass and high-quality stereo audio, we recently bought a unit, and here is the unboxing and first impressions of Mi AirDots.

Box Contents

  • Xiaomi Mi AirDots with the charging case
  • Micro USB cable
  • Extra ear-tips
  • User guide

Design

Mi AirDots feature a minimal design similar to other Xiaomi ecosystem products, these come with a case which is entirely made up of plastic, the earbuds are also made up of plastic, due to which Mi Airdots are lightweight and weigh just 4.2 grams, including the case the total weight is less than 40 grams. Mi AirDots (and the case) are available only in white color, and hence these get dirty easily.

The earbuds do not feature any branding but Mi branding can be found on the top of the case, and bottom of the case includes product and charging information. The earbuds are held via magnetic pins inside the case, Mi AirDots feature an in-ear design and come with sets of extra ear-tips.

The AirDots are really tiny and even with the case, the entire package is smaller than a camera lens cap.

Connectivity

Mi AirDots have Bluetooth 5.0 support and as per the company, the connection range is around 10 meters. The AirDots gets connected to paired devices as soon as you take them out the charging case.

Controls

Both the earbuds have a touch-sensitive area on the top, a single tap on left/right earbud works as a play/pause button, and double tap can be used to summon voice assistants. Mi AirDots can also be used to attend/reject calls, a single tap on either of the earbud can be used to pick-up a call, and a long tap can be used to reject a call.

Battery Life

The battery capacity of each earbud is 40 mAh, the company claims a battery life of 4 hours in stereo mode, and 5 hours in mono mode. Mi AirDots can last for 12 hours in total with the case, the battery capacity of the case is 300 mAh.

The earbuds start charging via magnetic pins as soon as they’re kept in the case, both the earbuds feature a red LED indicator to notify the user about the charging. The case can be charged using a Micro-USB cable, and a red LED indicator can be found on the case as well.

Price and Availability

The Mi AirDots are priced at RMB 199 (Rs. 1,995 approx.), but these are not available in India. We will bring the complete review of the Mi AirDots soon.


Author: Arpit Porwal

Coming from the Mathematics research background, Arpit keeps an eye on MIUI and Xiaomi products and uses Xiaomi phones (mostly Redmi) as his daily driver. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.