Honor has just launched a Wireless earbud that looks like almost exactly like the Apple Airpods
While wireless gadgets still keep making a wave in the mobile tech space, the Chinese owned brand announced the release of a new earpod that clones similar look from the Apple AirPods, down to the charging case. The mother company has launched a similar earbud they called “Huawei Freebuds”, although it is way back behind the new FlyPod in terms of tech-pack. The initial plan of the company was to release new FlyPod alongside with the Honor Mate 20, but some things were not in place, while the now “FlyPod” was meant to carry the name “Huawei FreeBuds” according to a reliable source.
The Huawei-owned Honor FlyPod takes a shift from the norm, having the ability to unlock a compatible mobile phone via a biometric technology. The FlyPods Pro have what Honor is calling “BoneID technology” which supposedly can use a combination of voice recognition and “bone sound pattern” recognition as biometric authentication to unlock your phone by voice. It can also be used to make payments on WeChat and AliPay.
The FlyPods connect via Bluetooth 5.0 and have an IP54 waterproof rating, so it’s safe to work out with them. Earbuds can be used to answer calls, control media playback, and activate Honor’s YoYo voice assistant. The 420mAh battery should last three hours on a single charge, and up to 20 hours with the charging case. It can charge via USB-C, or on a wireless charging pad.
The FlyPods are available for preorder with a starting price of ¥799 (about $115 USD or N41,750)) and come in teal and white colors. The FlyPods Pro cost ¥999 (about $143 USD or N51,909) and come in white and red colors. Both versions will go on sale starting from November 6th in various retail stores.