Acer unveils a trio of TWS headsets, two of which have built-in charging cables

Peter, 19 January 2021

Acer launched a trio of true wireless headsets in India. The premium model sells under the Gateway brand, the other two carry the Acer brand. They are on sale now at Amazon and Flipkart.

What the three models have in common (beyond wire-free operation) is that their charging cases allow for up to 28 hours of total listening time. Outside of the case, the buds can last up to 4 hours in one go, adds another 24 hours. Recharging the cases takes an hour and a half.

The Gateway TWS (GAHR012) are the premium offering with a price of INR 3,500. They feature 9 mm drivers and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. These are charged through their USB-C port.

Gateway TWS (GAHR012) with Bluetooth 5.0, 9 mm drivers and a USB-C port Gateway TWS (GAHR012) with Bluetooth 5.0, 9 mm drivers and a USB-C port Gateway TWS (GAHR012) with Bluetooth 5.0, 9 mm drivers and a USB-C port Gateway TWS (GAHR012) with Bluetooth 5.0, 9 mm drivers and a USB-C port
Gateway TWS (GAHR012) with Bluetooth 5.0, 9 mm drivers and a USB-C port

The two Acer-branded TWS models cost INR 2,500 and have very similar design. Where they differ is how they are charged. The GAHR011 model has a USB-C and a USB-A cables built-in, so it can be plugged into a Type-C or Type-A port to charge. Interestingly, the bottom part is a kind of dock and can be removed to take up less room in your pocket.

Acer TWS (GAHR11) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C and USB-A cables Acer TWS (GAHR11) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C and USB-A cables Acer TWS (GAHR11) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C and USB-A cables Acer TWS (GAHR11) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C and USB-A cables
Acer TWS (GAHR11) with Bluetooth 5.1, 8 mm drivers, USB-C and USB-A cables

The GAHR010 splits the difference and has a USB-A cable on board, plus a USB-C port. This means you can use the USB-C cable you charge your phone with. On the other hand, the 011 model can be plugged into a power bank (or even your phone) to charge without needing a cable.

Acer TWS (GAHR10) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C port and a USB-A cable Acer TWS (GAHR10) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C port and a USB-A cable Acer TWS (GAHR10) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C port and a USB-A cable Acer TWS (GAHR10) with Bluetooth 5.1,  8 mm drivers, USB-C port and a USB-A cable
Acer TWS (GAHR10) with Bluetooth 5.1, 8 mm drivers, USB-C port and a USB-A cable

Both the 010 and 011 have 8mm drivers and the newer Bluetooth 5.1 standard support. That doesn’t amount to much as none of the headsets have aptX or LDAC support, no multipoint either (that is you can connect to only one device at a time).

All three weigh a total of 50g with their cases, though the buds on the 010 and 011 are bulkier than the AirPod-like Gateways. Also, the three models share an IPX4 rating (i.e. sweat resistance).

Here are the prices again with links to Amazon and Flipkart:

Charging Price Store links
Gateway TWS (GAHR012) USB-C port ₹3,500 Amazon Flipkart
Acer TWS (GAHR010) USB-C port, USB-A cable ₹2,500 Amazon Flipkart
Acer TWS (GAHR011) USB-C cable, USB-A cable ₹2,500 Amazon Flipkart

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Those are AirPods

  • Anonymous

Funny how the most expensive look the cheapest.

what are you talking about? it's obviously not a copy it's a replica 🤣

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