AirPods and AirPods Pro, Apple’s recent new addition to its line of products boasts of an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. Simply take them out, pair them with your device and you are good to go.
The best thing about Airpods is that it is equipped with sensors that automatically know when you are listening and when you are talking. As a result, it automatically changes settings when in your ear, out of your ears and when you talk.
Here’s everything you need to know about this wireless headphone system:
AirPods Price and Availability
AirPods (2nd Gen) and AirPods Pro price starts at around $159 and $249 respectively. They are not currently bundled up with iPhones or other models. So, do not expect to see it in the box of your iPhone 12. You have to buy them separately.
They are available online or visit the nearest Apple store to buy one. The price might seem fairly expensive, but most wireless earbuds are sold at a higher range.
It comes with two earbuds and in case if you lose one, Apple even sells earbuds individually. So you can just by a replacement for just one ear.
The H1 and W1 Chip
You can pair the headphone with your devices automatically. This is possible with the W1 chip inside the first generation AirPods and H1 chip in the latest generation and AirPods Pro.
When you are pairing for the first time, all you need to do is keep your iPhone nearby and you will receive a notification whether you want to pair it. It’s that easy!
And, yes you can use AirPods with non-Apple devices as well. You can connect via Bluetooth and pair them up. To pair with non-Apple devices, press the button on the carrying case for a few seconds.
Once the indicator light between the earbuds begins blinking, let go and the airpods will show up on the pairing menu on your device.
Both earbuds have dual optic sensors that detect when they are in your ears in order to pause and play music. They also have dual-voice accelerometers that can sense when you are speaking.
Each of them come with two microphones, an antenna, battery and W1 / H1 chip. The audio quality is decent for its wireless capability.
Battery and Charging
The Airpods come with a carrying case that can charge your earbuds. It offers up to 24 hours of battery life with 5-hours of listening time (4.5 hours for the Pro edition). To charge all you need to do is plug in the charger to the case.
It also has wireless charge mode with the AirPower system, where you need to place a Qi-compatible charging mat. The LED indicator on the front of the case lets you know that your AirPods are charging.
If you want to access Siri, you can use the double-tap gesture, ask Siri to change the volume. Else if you are not using Siri, you can use double-tap to simply listen to music to move to the next track and change your settings. Answer a phone call with a tap.
The all-new airpods are wireless to the fullest making use of high-end technology. Get the most of these wireless headphones for a magical performance.
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