If you are looking to pick up the Realme Buds Air, then you need to get your trigger finger ready. The wireless earphones are set to go on sale in India today at 12 PM noon. The buds are priced at Rs 3,999 and will be available via Flipkart and Realme.com. The new Realme Buds Air features a design that’s quite similar to the Apple AirPods, and some of the functionality also reminds us of Apple’s wireless earbuds. The Realme Buds Air supports Google Fast Pair Service (GFPS) which uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to discover nearby Bluetooth devices. So, opening up the device’s case near a phone will show a pop-up to quickly pair with the Buds Air and subsequently, taking them out of their case will pair them with the last paired device. The Buds Air work on Bluetooth 5.0 and the headset has an effective range of 10 meters.
The Buds Air come with two mics to deliver better call quality and the overall sound profile is claimed to be “excellent.” It offers gesture controls so that one can tap to answer calls, play and pause music, skip tracks or invoke the smart assistant.
The company claims that its Realme Buds Air can last for about 3 hours on a single full charge and with the charging case, they can deliver a 17 hour of total audio playback. The buds are available in three colour options - white, black and yellow. They are powered by the R1 Headphone Chip which helps reduce latency. It also supports a bunch of nifty controls like double-tap to answer a call, play/pause music playback, triple-tap to skip to the next song, press and hold one side to launch the voice assistant or end/decline a call. Lastly, users can press and hold both sides to enter/exit Gaming Mode.
In our review of the Realme Buds Air, we said, “Priced competitively at Rs 3,999, the Realme Buds Air competes with budget true wireless offerings such as the Leaf Pods and the Noise Shots X-Buds. The Buds Air has most of the features its direct competitors possess such as voice assistant access, touch controls, Bluetooth 5.0 and additional codecs support, barring sweat resistance. It also goes over and beyond by featuring high-end features including wear detection, auto-connect, auto on/off and a dedicated low latency gaming mode, making it an alluring purchase. Beyond the bells and whistles, the Realme Buds Air also has a pleasing warm sound profile which works well with most popular genres of music. The battery life is commendable as well, especially since the charging case comes in a nice, compact form factor. Overall, the Buds Air proves to be an applause-worthy venture by Realme into the world of affordable true wireless earbuds.” You can read our in-depth review here.
|Release Date:||18 Dec 2019|