Apple 3rd Gen AirPods, HomePod Mini launched: specs and features

Apple has just launched the 3rd generation AirPods as well as its new colourful HomePod Mini range. This article will take you through the specs and features of Apple 3rd gen AirPods and HomePod Mini.

Apple unveils Airpods 3rd Generation and HomePod mini

The original HomePod Mini launched alongside the iPhone 12 series and will see a colourful upgrade this year. The Apple HomePod mini is quite compact at 3.3-inch tall and delivers decent audio. The HomePod mini follows the HomePod smart speaker that made its debut back in 2017. The new HomePod Mini will come in a range of colours such as Yellow, Orange, Blue and more.

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APPLE 3RD GEN AIRPODS: Specs and Features

Apple launched AirPods 3rd generation specs and features


The new AirPods were also launched and feature a similar design to the AirPods Pro. Apple made sure to highlight Dolby Atmos on the new AirPods, paying special mention to spatial audio. The new AirPods will also come with adaptive EQ, giving users a more balanced audio experience. The AirPods also feature a redesigned low-distortion driver that the company claims will deliver better audio.

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The most noticeable and significant change that the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) bring is the AirPods Pro-like design. The earbuds will also come with a Force sensor for pressure controls — just like the AirPods Pro. Further, the AirPods (3rd Generation) — just like the last model — include hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant feature. There is also support for Dolby Atmos in Apple Music.

Apple has provided support for AAC-ELDELD codec to deliver full HD voice quality for FaceTime calls. There is also Adaptive EQ support that is claimed to help tune sound in real time based on how AirPods fit in the user’s ear. Further, the AirPods (3rd Generation) include Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking . This technology was earlier available on the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

The new AirPods also include a skin-detect sensor that claims to help accurately discern if the earbuds are in the ear or in a pocket or on a table and pause playback when removed. The new AirPods will also be water and sweat resistant, making them ideal for runners and athletes.

On the battery front, Apple claims that the AirPods (3rd Generation) deliver an additional hour of battery life over the previous generations, with up to six hours of listening time and up to four hours of talk time. In fact, Apple has claimed that the AirPods can now deliver an hour of usage with just a 5-minute charge in the case. There is also wireless charging support on the bundled case that supports MagSafe protocol.


The new AirPods will also be available in stores starting from October 26 onward. The new AirPods will be available for about Rs 18,500 and are currently available for pre-order.

Realme Band 2 launched in India: Specifications, features and more

Realme has launched its smart fitness band Realme Band 2. The new band offers more advanced features compared to its predecessor. In this article, we will take a look at the price and specifications of the new Realme Band 2. A 1.4-inch colour display, blood oxygen monitoring, 90 sports modes, Smart AIoT controls are some of the features of this watch.

 Realme Band 2 specifications, price, launch date

Realme Band 2: Specifications

Realme Band 2 sports a 1.4-inch TFT LCD touch screen display with a 320×167 pixel resolution and a 500 nits peak brightness. However, its predecessor came with a 0.96-inch display with a touch button. The device comes with an ultra-low power advanced sensor. This is for checking its user’s heart rate, heart rate variability, SpO2 level and wearing detection.

The company claims claims that the device comes with 90 sports modes, some of which will be rolled out via over the air (OTA) updates. These modes include running, cycling, strengthen training, swimming and more. The band also supports recording the daily and weekly exercise duration and calorie intake.

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The device comes with the ability to control IoT devices like earphones, speakers, light bulbs, sockets and more. When connected to the user’s device, it can also play music and take pictures.

Realme Band 2 comes with 50 dial faces, apart from these users can also customise their dial pointer, background colour, gradient style and more. It is compatible with 18 mm wrist straps. The device comes with an IP68 dust and water resistance rating along with a 5ATM water resistance rating

It also comes with continuous sleep monitoring, calories, distance, water reminder, sedentary reminder. Other features of this smartwatch activity records, women’s health tracking, stress measurement.

Realme Band 2 sports 204mAh battery, which as per the company claims, can last around 12 days on a single charge.

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Price and availability

Realme Band 2 will be available foe Rs 2,999. The device will go on sale starting September 27 on Flipkart, and offline retail stores.

Initially it will be available in Black Silicone strap variant. Other straps options including green silicone, blue leather and Black & Green Silicone will soon be made available separately.


Google Pixel Buds A-series: specifications, price

Google Pixel Buds A-series earbuds have launched in India. This article will brief you about the price and specifications of the newly launched Google Pixel Buds A-series earphones. The newer Pixel Buds earphones are a more affordable version of the Pixel Buds which launched in 2019. The earbuds are available at Rs 9999. The newly launched truly wireless earbuds from Google are offered in Clearly White colour option.

Google Pixel Buds A-series

There are many similarities between the new and the older Pixel Buds. For instance, both these earbuds come packed with 12mm dynamic drivers.  Overall, the new Google Pixel Buds A-series offers some impressive features and specifications.  Also read: Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Specifications, Price, launch Details

Google Pixel Buds A-series: specifications

Pixel Buds A-series, Google claims, can deliver clear and natural sound, along with Bass Boost. Some of the key specifications of the new Pixel Buds A-series include IPX4 rated sweat and water resistance certification. Apart from this it also offers passive noise reduction, Google Assistant support and much more.

These TWS earphones come with Adaptive Sound, which increases or decreases the volume based on the surroundings. The new  earbuds also bring real-time translation for more than 40 languages, Fast Pair, Find my Device among others.

Battery being one of the highlights of the Pixel Buds A-series, Google claims that  the newly launched earbuds can deliver up to five hours of playback time on a single charge or up to 24 hours using the charging case.

However, there are some aspects that these TWS earbuds lack. These include wireless charging capability, swipe gesture controls to adjust volume, and Attention Alerts feature.