I’ve cursed Steve Jobs 10,000 times for not perfecting wireless headphones.
The new Apple AirPods are good and bad.
The good? No wire tangles. They fit. They don’t fall out. Battery life is excellent. You can tap them to start and stop play.
The bad? Bluetooth is not 100% reliable. Audio cuts out quite often. There is no volume control without Siri. They are expensive at US $160. And … not everyone thinks they look cool wearing them. 🙂
Audio books and podcasts are important to me. I’ll get good value out of that $160 over the lifetime of the AirPods.
Still, I’ll normally use them in preference to my regular headphones.
Click PLAY or watch the Johnny Ive pitch on YouTube.
Here’s a real world review. Good and bad. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
The fit and sound exactly like Apple earbuds.