Mobvoi is known on the market for its affordable smartwatches and buds. After releasing the second generation TicPods 2 Pro in January, the brand just announced an updated model that comes with a few additional features, especially independent pairing that now lets you use whichever bud you want without its counterpart.

The brand built upon its relatively recent pair of buds and enhanced them with a single paring technology, as well as new quick voice commands. Except for these changes, the new model is relatively similar to the previous version and therefore comes with the same hard plastic tips, TicMotion gesture recognition — in case you're willing to perform silly head nods in public to respond to a call, touch controls, and TicHear voice controls. The latter has been improved with the support of volume changes if you're willing to shout that at your buds.

The case design has also been updated, which now feels a little more premium, with the addition of a metal strip showing the product’s name on the top of the lid of the charging case.

The TicPods 2 Pro+ are available on Mobvoi.com and Amazon for $139.99, GBP £119.99, €139.99 in  Navy and Ice colors.

Specs

Voice Control TicHear™: Quick-Commands
Gesture Control TicMotion™: Head gesture controls
Controls Touch controls
Independent connection Yes
Quick pairing Yes
In-ear detection Yes
OTA updates Yes
Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio Yes
Chipset Qualcomm®QCC5121
Low latency Yes
Connection Bluetooth 5.0
Sound unit 13 moving coil
Microphone Dual-mic with noise cancellation
Sensors Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Water resistance IPX4 dust and waterproof rating
Audio codecs APTX/AAC/SBC
Charging USB-C
Earbud battery capacity 30mAh
Case battery capacity 390mAh
Playback time 4 hours
Battery life with case 20 hours
Battery type Polymer lithium-ion battery
Quick charge 5 minutes of  charge for 1 hour of playtime
Earbud weight 4.4g
Earbud dimensions 16 x 17 x 40 mm
Case dimensions 24 x 32 x 71 mm
Case weight 29.5g
Colors Navy and Ice