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What? Huh? You don’t have a pair of true wireless earbuds? And… what’s that? You own an iPhone too? Damn.
Generally, Apple doesn’t reduce even its old products by much, so if you’ve been on a hunt for a pair of the newest AirPods, this is a pretty good deal.
Features time, folks! We wrote about the new generation of the AirPods here, but the biggest improvement over the old models is down to a new chip Apple put in the earbuds. Specifically, the H1.
This has given the newest AirPods a faster and more secure connection, longer battery life, and improved call functionality — when compared to the previous model.
Of course, Apple‘s AirPods have their fair number of detractors, and we’ve gone through the positives and negatives of the hardware here (in a cute angel and devil format).
In my opinion? I think they’re a surprisingly good-sounding, well-designed pair of headphones that work perfectly within the Apple ecosystem. Everything about them feels premium, like a proper Apple product.
One thing, if you think you have odd-shaped ears, maybe try out a pair before you buy. As there are no grips or attachments included, the AirPods can slip out of your hearing holes. Most people I know don’t have this issue, but you never know.
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Published August 25, 2019 — 12:01 UTC