Launching with the iPhone 7, Apple’s Airpods, (RRP AUD 229 are a great investment for anyone who loves music and wants to cut the wire.
It seems these days, more and more phones are dispensing with the 3.5 MM headphone Jack, enter the AirPods Apple’s answer to wireless headphones.
What’s in the box?
The AirPods ship in a very nice case, which also acts as the charging base.
If you so desire, you can use one AirPod whilst the other gets a quick charge.
Speaking of charging, the cable that comes with your iPhone, or iPad will give the case power.
Set up and configuration
As taken from Apple’s website which reads thus:
Just take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect instantly. Speak into them and your voice sounds clear.
When you open the case for the first time, a prompt comes up, flick to the OK button, double tap, and there paired.
It’s one of the most seamless pairings I’ve done for a while.
AirPods work with all Bluetooth enabled devices.
The AirPods have Appel’s W1 ship, the page from Apple’s website explains the technology as:
All the ground-breaking things AirPods can do are driven by the custom-designed Apple W1 chip. It produces extremely efficient wireless for a better connection and improved sound. And the W1 chip manages battery life so well, you can listen for five hours on a single charge.
It’s performance that’s unheard of in a device this small.
On average, I’m getting between 4-5 hours, which just about meets Apple’s claim of up to 5 hours.
Airpods do also work with PCS, but I’m yet to try the experience.
With the W1 ship, ease of use, and wonderful packaging the AirPods are worth it specially, if one does a lot of walking.
4 Stars excellent.
Wonderful sound, great case.
From time to time, the Bluetooth drops out, this issue will be addressed with the upcoming 11.1 software update.