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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  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      580 of 667 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

      381 of 436 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

      340 of 387 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?AirPods

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I wanted

      I'll admit, I was slightly nervous about buying these earphones as I have an older iPod Touch and an Android phone. I just wanted some high quality earphones th I'll admit, I was slightly nervous about buying these earphones as I have an older iPod Touch and an Android phone. I just wanted some high quality earphones that delivered fantastic sound - and that is just what I got! I'm so pleased with them and would recommend them to anyone. The sound quality is superb, as is the range and battery! I use them on a daily basis and haven't had any problems yet. I chose these over a pair of the latest "wireless" Fitbit Flyers and they are so much more comfortable. The microphone works well when on a call and voice on the other end is crystal clear. Understandably, Siri doesn't work with my older iPod Touch but that really doesn't bother me in the slightest - I wanted them for the comfort and sound quality. Utterly superb product!

      • Written by Emma-Louise S from Burntwood

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Exactly what I wanted

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Much better than expected - but BAD APPLE for selling pre-used as new!

      Bought these primarily for running and listening to podcasts when nodding off in bed. They perform much better than expected and the lack of wires is so much mo Bought these primarily for running and listening to podcasts when nodding off in bed. They perform much better than expected and the lack of wires is so much more of a benefit than you imagine. My only big gripe is that when running they don't stay in. I tried a silicon lead from Amazon which doesn't really help as the movement of the lead when running tugs them out of your ears still. I then bought some silicon attachments that go over the buds. They now work perfectly when running. The only snag is having to slip them on and off to put them back in the case. Two suggestions for improvements would be volume control by touch, and a large case to cater to silicon bud attachments. A more discreet colour would also be good, because lets face it, you look a bit of a tool wearing these. One particularly good thing is how seamless it works with Apple watch (ie volume). Mic is also v good for calls. I would have given these five stars but for the need for silicon bud covers, and also the fact that the first pair I got were clearly very well used. The case had lots of micro scratches on it. It's disappointing that Apple is selling supposedly new, boxed and wrapped products that have clearly already had quite a bit of use. I expect that from an in warranty phone replacement, but certainly not for a first purchase. So first pair went back straight away.

      • Written by James W from BRIGHTON

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Much better than expected - but BAD APPLE for selling pre-used as new!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic

      I brought these because I was fed up of being shackled with the earphones that came with my iPhone, sound quality while not amazing is much better than the stoc I brought these because I was fed up of being shackled with the earphones that came with my iPhone, sound quality while not amazing is much better than the stock headphones that come with  devices, they are easy to set up. They just work!! What I really like is they work with my iPhone, Mac, Watch and TV and they change automatically to whatever device im playing music on. Well worth buying.

      • Written by Shaun J from Shrewsbury

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic

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