AirPods: Elegant, Simple, Life Changing.

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Wireless earbuds are all well and good in theory, but in practice they don’t always perform well. You may have been dearly disappointed in the past by other designs, but Apple’s AirPods will fulfill all your wireless earbud dreams. The engineers and designers at Apple were finally able to untangle the problem that is wireless headphones.

So let's start from the top:

AirPods cost $159 and come with a case that simultaneously protects and charges the AirPods.

BATTERY LIFE

On a full charge, AirPods will stream 5 hours of whatever content your heart desires. A fully charged case will provide an additional 24 hours of power. This may last all week depending on how much time you spend on the phone or listening. Charging the pods for a mere 15 minutes will give you 3 hours of listening time. To check the battery life you simply ask Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?”

THE TECH THAT MAKES THEM GREAT

Apple addressed the problems that accompany wireless earbuds. The connection between AirPods and your other devices is seamless and effortless. As soon as you place them in your ears they are connected and ready to play anything or listen to your commands. You knowthat awkward moment when someone tries to talk to you while you are listening to something with your earbuds in?

Well, we certainly have and Apple also addressed the seemingly minor issue. As soon as you take the AirPods out of your ears, sensors detect the movement and stop whatever was playing. Likewise, whenever you place them back, the sound starts playing again.

TALKING ON THE PHONE

The AirPods not only need to be good for listening, but for talking too. Apple engineered AirPods with voice accelerometers to know exactly when you are talking and when you’re not. This means when you talk, the technology listens perfectly. When you are talking on the phone the AirPods filter out all sound that isn’t your voice so that the person on the other end hears you clearly.

USING SIRI TO SAVE TIME

One thing AirPods do well is save you movement and a few seconds here and there. With the use of Siri you won’t have to take your phone out of your pocket as much. To access Siri, double tap either pod and speak your command. “Hey Siri, call Mom.” “Hey Siri, play my morning playlist.” “Hey Siri, how do I get to the zoo?” AirPods are really a game changer! They will give you less hassle, less stuff, a little bit more time and look cool along the way.

Tim Kirkpatrick