Airpods… Remember them? They were introduced alongside iPhone 7, and then there were delays and a bunch of more delays before their actual release. Now after trying them out for a couple of months, I’ve  decided to give them my final verdict.

So in case you forgot – besides the fact that they’re wireless, what’s actually special about these earphones is the W1 Chip.

The chip was introduced for easy pairing of these AirPods to all your apple devices, without you having to sign in. So as long as you have an AppleID on your devices – it will be able to pair with all of them instantly, via bluetooth.

When you actually wear them, the audio automatically starts playing and when you pull them out of your ear – it immediately stops. A convenient feature should one of them fall out, or if you are listening to music and you want to just pause it to listen to someone talk.

Also, since there’s no in-line controls where you’d normally find them on a wire – there are play-pause controls on the side of the earbud itself. A single tap on the side of the earbud will activate play-pause, and you can actually double tap to activate Siri from your iPhone or your Mac.

So that’s what you can do right out the box, with the AirPods. They’re pretty similar as far as audio quality goes, if not a little bit better than the EarPods but the real downside to them, is the obvious lack of connection wire in between the earbuds. Because let’s say, if you were to drop them – they’d be easier to find that way. Nevertheless, they are still an impressive gadget which seems to be getting ever more popular with iPhone users.

Posted by Rui Furtado

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