There’s no shortage of wireless gaming headsets on the market — even Bose got in on the action — but there aren’t that many true wireless earphones designed with low-latency gaming in mind. If you’re looking for something discreet and next level, RedMagic’s new Cyberpods might be for you.
Weighing in at just 5g, there are a few things that set the Cyberpods apart. One is the “atmospheric lighting,” and the other is a low latency “Gamer Mode.”
RedMagic says the Cyberpods feature RGB lighting for some added sci-fi flair. Open the case and a light will display the battery life. The headphones, meanwhile, feature two lights to “create a gaming ambient lighting environment.”
The Cyberpods are also promising a low latency experience. RedMagic claims the Cyberpods offer 39ms audio latency and a “Gamer Mode” that can be manually turned on or off. Users should seemingly experience no discernible disconnect between what’s happening on their device and what’s playing on the earphones. Unfortunately, Gamer Mode is only supported by RedMagic phones; the headphones offer 60ms latency when paired with other devices.
Cyberpods owners should expect about four hours of battery life when connected over Bluetooth 5.0, with the case offering an additional 16 hours of power. The case includes a USB-C port, which RedMagic said can be fully charged in just two hours. That’s about on a par with other truly wireless headphones, including Apple’s AirPods.
The earbuds also support AAC and SBC Bluetooth audio codecs and can be controlled via touch-sensitive controls on the earbuds.
RedMagic says the Cyberpods will be available globally beginning November 20 and retail for $50, €50, and £40.