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  • Cheryl Tan

TicPods 2 Pro Review: Decent Open-Fit Option, But Not The Best

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Some people just prefer open-fit earbuds, maybe because they don’t like the pressure that silicon tips can cause, or maybe they just want to be able to hear their environment at all times. The TicPods 2 Pro provides that while still delivering pretty decent sound.

First shown off at CES 2020, the TicPods 2 Pro are a pretty interesting offering because there are some cool features that Mobvoi packed into it.

The first would be TicMotion. Using the accelerometers, a user can nod their head twice or shake their head twice to either pick up or decline a call. It’s definitely a fun little feature, but you might want to think twice about using it outdoors or in a train if you care about how others might see you.

It’s not the most effective either, with relatively large nods or shakes needed to activate it.

TicPods 2 Pro Review: Decent Open-Fit Option, But Not The Best

Credit: Mobvoi

The other feature would be TicHear, which allows you to say common command phrases out loud without having to use an activation word first. For instance, I could have a song playing, and just by saying “pause music”, the song would stop.

The one thing to take note of here is that you have to really put effort into enunciating the command. If you speak really fast or slur your words slightly, the earbuds won’t register the command.

Let’s move onto the design.