Let’s just be honest here. Apple is literally the most influential tech company in the world right now. Whatever decision they make towards their product, other brands will follow despite backlash from customers. Despite whatever Apple does, people will still throw money at them. Hence, companies are ever-ready to copy Apple’s products. That is why we have fake Apple AirPods, or imitations.

The AirPods that we have here has stepped over the line, however. It is such a blatant copy that we had to make a video about it and ranting about how bad it is. Here are our reasons why no one should ever buy these imitation Apple AirPods.

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Well, yeah – we know there are many other products that uses the Apple AirPods design now. Some products – like the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless – looks exactly the same as the Apple AirPods – but Razer added their own twist to it. Just the “pods” themselves look almost identical to the AirPods.

Apple AirPods imitation

But hey – at least Razer didn’t use Lightning cables, right? Because the imitation Apple AirPods that we showed off actually uses a Lightning port for charging. And it also comes with a Lightning cable for charging too! Good job on the copy, I guess?

And yet when we wanted to try its sound quality, the right side outright doesn’t work! What the heck? Can’t even get the basic functionality working properly?

Apple AirPods imitation

Alright – for the full story, let’s sit down and have a little chat. This imitation Apple AirPods are nice-looking and cheap to produce, yet you can slap your own custom design on it. Be it your company logo, or just some words. There are lots of companies in China that do these kinds of things.

Apple AirPods imitation
Apparently, this imitation is called the “i12”

As the general consensus goes, ordering more units of the imitation Apple AirPods will have a lower price per unit. Through a supplier that we found online, you can get a “2019 New Original Wireless Bluetooth Earphone for Apple Airpods with Wireless Charging Case” for as low as USD $14! That’s not cheap – clocking in at RM57.49 for a single imitation Apple AirPods!

Yet it doesn’t work, and that one side sounds like utter rubbish. Should you buy any imitation Apple AirPods? Never. There are much better deals available.

For example, look out for the Redmi AirDots (a.k.a. Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic), the Tronsmart Spunky Beat, or the Ugreen True Wireless Earbuds (review soon). If you like a much more premium feel with a stylish, classy look and great sound to boot, get the Sudio Fem.


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