It has barely been 24 hours since the campaign began, and the smart and seamless, TicPods Free by Mobvoi have already raised USD 229,994 thanks to 2487 backers. Described as the most interactive earbuds by Mobvoi, the stylish Human-machine Interaction device offers an experience that includes ultimate touch controls, optimised Bluetooth connectivity and clear, crisp audio.
Founded in 2012 by ex-Googlers, Mobvoi aspires to define the next generation of human-machine interaction. Their engineers strive to innovate tech products that seamlessly integrate cutting-edge technology into daily life. To date, Mobvoi has raised six rounds of funding, led by firms including SIG, Sequoia Capital, Zhenfund, Google and Volkswagen. Also, Mobvoi’s close strategic partnership with Google through WearOS and Google Assistant, as well as its joint-venture with Volkswagen Group China, place it at the forefront of solving many real-world problems and scenarios with voice-based AI.
No One Does Hardware Touch Control As Well As Mobvoi?
Affectionately named the “Tickle”, Mobvoi has been working on TicPods since 2015. Bragging intuitive touch controls, TicPods Free allows the user to activate their favourite features with just a touch. So you can slide volume up and down, take or end calls, skip songs, and enable your voice assistant. The on-the-go earbuds are also great for gaming or video watching. Mobvoi have optimised the signal transmission and minimised audio lag so TicPods Free will enable you to clash royale or watch the latest Netflix episode on your commute to work.
“Solving many real-world problems and scenarios with voice-based AI.”
From ultra-intuitive touch controls to noise cancellation/noise isolation to a battery life of a whopping 18 hours, my favourite feature is the in-ear detection. It allows TicPods Free to know when you’re listening to music and it pauses when you take one earbud out and resumes when you put it back in. Also, if you get caught in the rain, or you sweat while working out, you will be happy to know that the earbuds are water and dust resistance rating of IPX5. So a bit of H₂O won’t send your TicPods Free to the kitchen drawer.
If you would like to bag yourself a pair of the wireless TicPods Free, then we recommend that you try and take advantage of the early bird price of $79.00, a 38% saving off the RRP of $129.00, which is 30 dollars cheaper than Apple’s Airpods. Each pair of TicPods Free comes with a 1-year warranty and the option for you to buy individual earbuds should you lose one. With an estimated delivery in July 2018, do keep in mind that you are supporting a work-in-progress, so it is the campaigner’s responsibility to contact you if your preferences are no longer available.