Mobvoi is based out of Shangai, with satellite offices in San Francisco and Seattle. Much of the staff previously worked for the likes of Microsoft Amazon and Google. The Modvoi Ticpods will be the company’s first set of headphones. They also offer smartwatches and a smart speaker. also wonder whether the design of the Ticpods will infringe upon trademarks filed by Apple for the AirPods. the white ones look almost identical to AirPods, considering the form factor and the way they hang from the ear. Plus, at $79, they could be a steal, but at the MSRP of $130, you might be better off buying AirPods (at least, if you’re an iPhone user).