AirPods – the reinvented EarPod
When Airpods were released in 2017, reaction were fierce. Hence, hardly anyone wanted to stick anthing in their ear that look like chop-sticks.
Notworthy, the white EarPods with the white cable were still fashionable and have become a cult. Consequently, why would you buy the wireless successor that cost extra?
However, two years after their release, Apple’s AirPods are still the fabulous headphones. The white “chopsticks” were sold millions of times over the counter, and no other headphones have had such an impact on the street scene and inspired the younger generation to buy them as much as the AirPods.
Without doubt, it’s also this “have want factor” that has made this inconspicuous accessory the Californian’s most successful and thus best-selling accessory in a short space of time.
Hence, the compact design of the AirPods deserves the respect of Apple engineers. The AirPods are only slightly larger than the wired EarPods that come with every new iPhone. Most of the technology around the Apple-developed chip sits in the long bridge that extends from the headphone body. In contrast to well-known wireless in-ear headphones, the earplugs connect with a cable.
Furthermore, the initial setup of the AirPods is impressively simple. All you have to do is hold the included transport and charging box close to an iPhone, open it and then click on the screen – done.
The way to the system settings, waiting for the Bluetooth connection – all this is omitted. From now on, AirPods not only connect to the iPhone but to all compatible Apple devices such as the iMac, MacBook or Apple Watch via the iCloud. But when you move from one device to another, it doesn’t always work seamlessly.
Headset, headphones, Smart Home Commander: Apple’s AirPods have proven amazingly versatile in the test. It should be noted that the price is not out of thin air either, if you look at the currently available alternatives.