Bebird R1 retails for US$26.99 (S$36) on Bebird’s website and is currently available in both Black and White.
It seems that on Mihomes on Lazada is selling it for just S$26.50 with free shipping to Singapore.
The specs of the Bebird R1 is similar to that of the BeBird M9 Pro with a 3 MP camera and 6 LED lights. However, instead of a 4-axis gyroscope, you will get 3-axis.
The most obvious difference you will see is the design and build. The design feels it is meant to be for kids partly because of the white plastic. In contrast, an Aluminum alloy is used for M9 Pro and X17 Pro.
In terms of an extra ear spoon, it only includes one extra one ear spoon. The way the ear spoon is attached to the rod is also different. Personally, I think R1’s ear spoon provides better grip compared to M9 Pro but still loses out to X17 Pro, which has an extra screw-in buckle.
Bebird R1 doesn’t come with a charging base. Charging is done by plugging the micro-USB cable directly into the end of the rod.
Overall, I find that Bebird R1 seems to be more suited for kids due to its design. Because it is made of plastic, it is lighter and will not get dents on the rod due to drops.
Pricing wise, it is 50% cheaper than M9 Pro. So if you are looking for an entry-level ear cleaning rod as you are unsure whether you will like it, the Bebird R1 might be for you or your kids.
When I said for kids, I don’t mean the kids use it literally. It is for the adults to use it on their kids.