Mobvoi TicPods 2, TicPods 2 Pro revealed in FCC itemizing [Gallery]

Last 12 months, our Damien Wilde raved about Mobvoi’s TicPods Free true wi-fi earbuds, calling them the Android alternative to AirPods. We’ve found that Mobvoi is preparing for a second spherical, growing two new fashions of “TicPods 2,” together with a “Pro” variant to match the PowerBeats Pro.

As you might know, we’re huge followers of a lot of Mobvoi’s merchandise right here at 9to5Google, together with their not too long ago launched TicWatch Pro 4G and final 12 months’s TicPods Free, which acted as a stable challenger to Apple’s AirPods for the Android market.

As well-received because the TicPods Free have been, it ought to come as no shock to be taught that MobVoi is growing a successor. What is stunning is that this successor could also be simply across the nook, as they’re starting to achieve regulatory our bodies.

Last month, Mobvoi submitted two new listings to the FCC, one for “TicPods 2,” a transparent successor to the TicPods Free, and another for “TicPods 2 Pro.” While the names alone are greater than sufficient to take a position on Mobvoi’s intentions, the FCC itemizing truly offers photos of each the TicPods 2 fashions and their charging case from many angles.

Immediately, there have been some apparent design modifications for the reason that TicPods Free, because the TicPods 2 and TicPods 2 Pro don’t characteristic a rubber tip to safe them in your ear canal.

Comparing the TicPods 2 to the TicPods 2 Pro, there appears to be no approach to externally distinguish the Pro mannequin. Presumably, from the “Pro” identify, it ought to include higher audio high quality, however there’s no approach to know for certain at this level. A short consumer guide, additionally included within the FCC submitting, solely mentions a secondary microphone as a bonus for the TicPods 2 Pro.

Just a few different particulars are revealed within the guide. The first of those is that the charging case will even have a USB-C connector as an alternative of micro USB — considered one of our few complaints about final 12 months’s TicPods Free. Additionally, you’ll have the ability to use the Mobvoi app to pair with the TicPods 2, must you so select.

Another minor grievance concerning the unique TicPods Free is that it wasn’t handy to alter the gadget pairing. Mobvoi has improved on this within the TicPods 2 by together with a button within the charging case that, in keeping with the guide, can be utilized to manually enter pairing mode or fully reset your earbuds.

Place the earbuds into the charging case and double click on charging case button. When the charging case LED flashes blue, the earbuds will disconnect from the unique gadget and enter pairing mode.

It must be attention-grabbing to see what all Mobvoi has improved with the TicPods 2, as from what we’ve seen up to now, there don’t appear to be too many apparent benefits over final 12 months’s wonderful TicPods Free. Hopefully the TicPods 2 Pro will provide a serious bump in sound high quality to compete with the likes of the PowerBeats Pro.