Mivi is back on the Indian audio market this month with its new wireless neckband Mivi Collar Flash. Just like before, the company is offering a pocket-friendly price, multiple colour options, and obviously claiming to pack so many features. Why don’t they do it? Being an Indian root, Mivi knows what the fans can expect. So, here’s the result.
The Mivi Collar Flash launches today at Rs.999 only, though the MPR is mentioned at Rs.2,999 on the box. It is available via Amazon India. There are multiple colour options – Black, White, Orange, Blue, Red, and Green. I got the chance to review the Green variant, and here is my review after using it for over a couple of days.
- 10mm Audio Driver
- AVRCP, A2DP, HSP, and HFP audio profile support
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dual pairing support
- Up to 24 hours battery life
- Fast cherging support
- Powerful sound
- MEMS microphone
In the Box :-
- Mivi Collar Flash
- Charging Cable
- Extra Sillone Gel Tips
Build Quality & Design :-
For long-duration usage, the build quality of a wireless neckband is important, as you need to hang it around your neck all the time. Mivi uses hard plastic to shape the new Collar Flash. As plastic material resists splash and dusts a bit, the neckband also has this ability by default. It is also IPX4 certified. So, you need not worry about sweat or dust anymore.
The volume buttons and the multi-function button are placed at the right end of the band, along with a notification LED and the microphone. The buttons are clicky and responsive; however, all three shapes almost the same. As a result, it becomes a bit difficult to distinguish between volume up/down or the multi-function button. But after using it for some time, it will be ok for sure.
You can find the charging port just over the buttons. Let you know; it’s a MicroUSB port. Considering the price, I have no complaint. On top of that, it does support fast charging, coming to that later.
Although the band part is made of plastic, the buds area is metal. There are magnets as well. So, the buds stick to each other when they are not in use for a tangle-free experience.
Comfort & Usage :-
To test the Collar Flash, I had to use it for a long duration. It weighs around 30 grams. So, easy to carry around your neck and doesn’t slip down. The buds are lightweight too. During my long duration of usage, I didn’t feel any uneasiness or pain at all. As it is dust and sweatproof, it doesn’t need to be cleaned very frequently.
Navigating the tracks, managing calls, and playing with the voice assistant is easy. Thanks to the responsive multi-function button. The volume buttons are responsive too. As I mentioned earlier, the shape of the MFB, volume up and down, buttons are almost the same. So, it would be best if you spent some time with Collar Flash to get used to it.
Collar Flash does support the dual pairing feature. You can switch between devices easily with the MFB. Other than that, there are ignoring calls, mute the microphone, and more functionalities enabled. You need to press and hold the MFB for a second to ignore the incoming call. To mute or unmute the microphone, just double press the MFB. That’s it.
Audio & Call Quality :-
The Mivi Collar Flash houses 10mm dynamic audio drivers, which helps elevate your music to another level, as per Mivi. In addition, it is providing HD Stereo sound and solid bass. If all these are your main criteria, you can definitely go with this Collar Flash.
The audio quality is enjoyable and well-tuned. It never distorted even in full volume. Each sound of the content, either a low surrounding sound or a louder one, delivers accurately and clearly. The super-solid bass is highlighted. Collar Flash delivers exact and enough bass. It’s not ear shaking, but the exact output for me.
I tried music on multiple online platforms, including Hungama Music (with HD audio quality setting), JioSaavn (Really High), YouTube, and web content as well on Netflix and Prime Video. My experience was the same every time: a high quality, pleasant stereo audio output with no over boost of any audio property.
I attended so many calls while the testing process. Mivi puts MEMS mic to it. The overall experience was good. My voice was properly audible from the other end. So, no one complained about it.
Battery Backup & Charging :-
First of all, Collar Flash is coming with fast charging support. As per the company claim, it can deliver up to 10 hours of power backup against just 10 minutes of charging. Otherwise, you can get up to 24 hours of playtime at 70% volume. It around 40 minutes to charge fully.
When I received the unit, it had 70% battery life. It took around 15 hours to drain the whole charge. My volume level was at 80% most of the time. With a 5W charger, the battery goes full in around 50 minutes. There is a MicroUSB port for charging, which is ok at below Rs.1,000.
So, the battery backup and the charging both the up to the mart at Rs.999 price range. The backup duration should be enough for an entire day of heavy usage.
The connectivity department is taken care of by Bluetooth 5.0. It has the dual pairing feature enabled. The connectivity is strong and reliable enough. Pairing with the devices is fast. For me, it hardly failed to connect with the lastly paired device. The connectivity stays strong for around 6 meters in a home environment.
Pros & Cons :-
|Up to the mark audio quality||Plastic build|
|Long battery life|
|Good mic quality|
At Rs.999, Mivi is offering a powerful package to its fans. It has a good quality audio output, a good mic for calls, big battery life with fast charging, and even dual pairing. While enjoying your favourite track, you hardly remember the build quality.
Along with these features, Mivi is also offering six colour options, as usual, to choose from. It is currently available via Mivi.in and Amazon India. Point to note; the Rs.999 is an introductory price.
Buy link: https://amzn.to/3hEOJTB