Neck-worn headphones have many benefits, including longer battery life. In addition, they have a lower price, and can offer better sound. All that is what Xiaomi is looking for with Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro just launched in India.
Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro
This is the Pro version of the headphones they released last year, and it packs in a lot of features that the base model doesn’t have. For example, we have active noise cancellation, which is capable of reducing ambient noise by about 25 decibels. Furthermore, we now also find IPX5 resistance to water, resisting splashes and sweat, as well as light rain. Thanks to this, we can use them more calmly outdoors.
The battery also increases in duration, going to last up to 20 hours of use at 50% volume. Xiaomi has not detailed how long the battery lasts with noise cancellation activated, but at least we know that we have a battery of 150 mAh compared to 140 mAh of the previous model. It takes 1 hour and a half to load.
Other features we find are compatibility with the mobile’s voice assistant, low latency audio, anti wax pads, and a 10mm driver capable of reproducing powerful bass sounds. The only downside we can find is that it still has conector microUSB instead of USB C.
Its price is 1,799 rupees in India, where it has just been launched, which is equivalent to about 20,5 euros.
Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker
In addition to the headphones, Xiaomi has also announced a new Bluetooth speaker with an interesting power of 16 W. By having Bluetooth 5, we can buy two devices and use them at the same time as stereo speakers, assuming that our mobile is compatible with the standard.
The speaker has IPX7 water resistance, being able to be immersed under water at 1 meter for 30 minutes, being able to use it quietly in swimming pools or bathtubs. The 2,600 mAh battery lasts 13 hours of use, and in this case we do find a USB C connector for charging. It has physical buttons to control playback, volume or activate the voice assistant.
Its price is 2,499 rupees, about 28.5 euros to change. It is available in blue and black, and is already on sale in India.