AirPods

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  • Overview

    Wireless. Effortless. Magical.

    AirPods will forever change the way you use headphones. Whenever you pull your AirPods out of the charging case, they instantly turn on and connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac.(1) Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in your ears and pauses when you take them out. To adjust the volume, change the song, make a call or even get directions, just double-tap to activate Siri.

    Driven by the custom Apple W1 chip, AirPods use optical sensors and a motion accelerometer to detect when they’re in your ears. Whether you’re using both AirPods or just one, the W1 chip automatically routes the audio and engages the microphone. And when you’re on a call or talking to Siri, an additional accelerometer works with beamforming microphones to filter out background noise and focus on the sound of your voice. Because the ultra-low-power W1 chip manages battery life so well, AirPods deliver an industry-leading 5 hours of listening time on one charge.(2) And they’re made to keep up with you, thanks to a charging case that holds multiple additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.(3) Need a quick charge? Just 15 minutes in the case gives you 3 hours of listening time.(4)

    Highlights

    Designed by Apple

    Automatically on, automatically connected

    One-tap setup for all your Apple devices(1)

    Quick access to Siri with a double tap

    More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case(3)

    Charges quickly in the case

    Rich, high-quality audio and voice

    Seamless switching between devices

    Tech Specs

    Bluetooth

    Wireless

    Weight

    AirPods (each): 4 g (0.14 ounces)

    Charging Case: 38 g (1.34 ounces)

    Dimensions

    AirPods (each): 16.5x18.0x40.5 mm (0.65x0.71x1.59 inches)

    Charging Case: 44.3x21.3x53.5 mm (1.74x0.84 by 2.11 inches)

    Connections

    AirPods: Bluetooth

    Charging Case: Lightning connector

    AirPods Sensors (each):

    Dual beam-forming microphones

    Dual optical sensors

    Motion-detecting accelerometer

    Speech-detecting accelerometer

    Power and Battery

    AirPods with Charging Case: more than 24 hours of listening time,(3) up to 11 hours of talk time(6)

    AirPods (single charge): up to 5 hours of listening time,(2) Up to 2 hours of talk time(5)

    15 minutes in the case equals 3 hours listening time(4) or over an hour of talk time(7)

    System Requirements

    iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models with iOS 10 or later

    Apple Watch models with watchOS 3 or later

    Mac models with macOS Sierra or later

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  • 4.5 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Set your ears free!

      I just got these AirPods this morning and am blown away by them already. The charge case with its tactile rounded edges and corners is a great place to keep the I just got these AirPods this morning and am blown away by them already. The charge case with its tactile rounded edges and corners is a great place to keep them safe in a pocket or purse. Flip the lid and there they are nestling inside, ready for play and your iPhone is already paired. They also paired with my my iPad Air effortlessly and near intantaneously. No fiddling about in settings or entering code numbers is required. They fit my ears really well and show no signs of falling out though at my age I walk and do not jog. Given their price it would be fair to say I won't be taking these out on the ocean in my sea kayak though. The sound quality is superb especially considering that they are connected by bluetooth. Previous bluetooth earphones I have used have been a real faff to connect, the sound quality was tinny and they suffered frequent audio drop outs. Unlike some earphones, these do not seal your ear canal from the outside so if you are in a noisy environment, such as a busy road, they do let a fair bit of outside sound in. So if that is where you listen to music, you might be better with earphones which have soft rubber seals to keep road noise out. Not having to spend time untangling wires really sets you free and I certainly don't miss an earphone being tugged out by the wire that gets caught on a jacket when you take it off or turn your head etc. When I meet someone, I particularly love this feature: removing one AirPod causes the music to pause and you can have a chat. Then when you put it back in, the music starts again. If you chat too long the music stays paused but rather than getting the phone out of an inside pocket, you can just double tap the earphone to activate Siri and say "play". Unfortunately you need to be in WiFi range or have a decent phone signal for Siri to work. I have never used Siri on my iPhone, iPad or MacBook Pro, so for me the AirPods have proved to be the killer application to get me started using Siri. Making or receiving phone calls is also a breeze, double tap to start Siri and say "phone home" and that's it. The only downside (until they catch on) is that having two bits of white pasta sticking out your ears makes you look like a bit of an extra terrestrial. But at least they are not spaghetti like wires! It's good to see some innovation that has been really well implemented. They may be pricey enough to make your eyes water but at least your ears will be happy and free.

      • Written by Douglas W from Glasgow

      255 of 307 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Set your ears free!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best Headphones I have ever used!

      Unboxing experience, like usual, was brilliant. Flicked open the AirPod Case just to take a look and instantly my phone lit up with the connect screen, it is re Unboxing experience, like usual, was brilliant. Flicked open the AirPod Case just to take a look and instantly my phone lit up with the connect screen, it is really that simple. I've owned these for about a month and I've found daily use with battey life brilliant for how small they are, the sound quality is amazing. The switch between iPad, Mac and even Apple TV is fluent and not a problem at all. I highly reccomend this product. Definitely worth more than £159 for the overall experience.

      • Written by Luke S from Manchester

      170 of 203 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Headphones I have ever used!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      AirPods

      I bought these AirPods because i get fed up with the corded type getting pulled from my ears every time I move in the chair! When I put the new AirPods in my ea I bought these AirPods because i get fed up with the corded type getting pulled from my ears every time I move in the chair! When I put the new AirPods in my ear for the first time I thought they will fall out but having tried to make them fall out they still stayed in place and after about 20 mins you wouldn't even know they were in. In my opinion worth every penny and absolutely delighted with my purchase.

      • Written by Doug B from Bordon

      139 of 167 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?AirPods

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The ultimate expression of 21st century audio freedom

      I was a bit sceptical before I purchased the AirPods. I've owned Bluetooth earphones from JBL and Sony and they've mostly been very good but I decided to give t I was a bit sceptical before I purchased the AirPods. I've owned Bluetooth earphones from JBL and Sony and they've mostly been very good but I decided to give these a try as I always found the wires linking earpieces on these other Bluetooth earphones to still be a limitation. The first time I used them I realised the AirPods are really something else, a whole new level in freedom. Pop them in your ears, start playing music and off you go, After a few mins you don't know they are there except for the music being fed into your ears! What's even more fantastic is that when you've finished listening you can put them in the case and they're topped up again and ready to go! Even more useful you can adjust the volume from the Apple Watch which demonstrates great integrating of software and hardware and saves fishing for the iPhone, iPad, etc, or using Siri. Indeed these earphone act as full wireless headsets with built in Mics for taking calls and using Siri (double tap one of them either answers a call or summons Siri). Amazingly they stick in my ears like glue unless I purposely remove them. I've even changed tops and not dislodged them and shaking my head my side to side deliberately will not make them budge! The AirPods connect almost instantly to any device with your iCloud ID login and the range from the transmitting device is phenomenal leaving my previous best JBL's in the dust with no obvious loss of sound quality! Sound quality is actually very good. It's quite subtle at times but A B comparison with other phones shows these have good sonic ability. I've owned better sounding headphones but most of these were more expensive devices. On that note a couple of tips. You need to find the best orientation for your ears for the AirPods. I found having them orientated almost vertically downwards gave the most bass and the best overall sound quality but your experience may be slightly different. And secondly I purchased a bulk pack of cheap foam earphone covers and these make them fit slightly better and probably make them even more comfortable to wear. Also, because these covers are thin they still allow the AirPods to fit into their charge case. Overall Apple have hit a home run with these earphones. They demonstrate why the freedom of wireless listening can be virtually compromise free and a fantastic experience. Very highly recommended.

      • Written by Jason H from Leicester

      Is this review useful?The ultimate expression of 21st century audio freedom

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Totally brilliant

      A small revolution.....I'm sitting here in hospital with Serge Kousvitessky Double Bass concerto ...Gary Karr from my iPad..transported into a different world b A small revolution.....I'm sitting here in hospital with Serge Kousvitessky Double Bass concerto ...Gary Karr from my iPad..transported into a different world but under full control ....just take one air pod out and can instantly back in the real world... replace the air pod and instantly music back with total security that iPad is not going erupt with sound into the ward..... Also brilliant if you play an instrument and love playing along with music insert just one AirPod adjust volume to balance with your instrument (violin in my case) you are playing with sound coming into other ear...also great for practise. Cannot fault these in anyway...except fear of loss but as music stop instantly if they fall out but are pretty secure. Magic!

      • Written by Stuart B from Langholm

      Is this review useful?Totally brilliant

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Couldn't believe I got some in store

      I walked into the Apple Store in Brussels to get a new iPhone 7, I happened to ask if they had any AirPods in stock and to my surprise they did so I picked up a I walked into the Apple Store in Brussels to get a new iPhone 7, I happened to ask if they had any AirPods in stock and to my surprise they did so I picked up a pair there and then. You never know just pop in and ask, I was so lucky. Pairing is great, music is great and talking on the phone is awesome, my friend didn't even know I was talking to him through them. Well worth the surprise purchase.

      • Written by Myles P from Manchester

      2 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Couldn't believe I got some in store

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