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 (3rd Gen), AirPods (2nd Gen), and AirPods Pro price starts at around $199, $159 and $249 respectively. The Apple AirPods 2, Airpods (3rd Gen) and AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) price starts at around 109,000 Naira, 150,000 Naira, and 199,000 Naira 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 or iPhone 13. 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.
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AirPods (3rd Generation) Features
The Apple AirPods are one of the most popular and sought after wireless headphones in the market. The 3rd generation models are carrying on the heritage. These headphones feature an iconic design with a comfortable and ergonomic fit, offering a secure and comfortable listening experience.
AirPods (3rd Generation) earbuds come with Apple’s H1 chip, allowing for a seamless connection to all your devices. The headphones also feature active noise cancellation and spatial audio for an immersive audio experience.
The AirPods (3rd Generation) boast a battery life of up to 6 hours with a single charge and up to 30 hours with the included charging case. The charging case also supports wireless charging, making recharging your headphones a breeze. The AirPods (3rd Generation) have a quick charging feature which allows users to get an hour of listening time with only a 5-minute charge.
The AirPods (3rd Generation) also feature Apple’s latest software, making them compatible with the latest iOS and macOS devices. The headphones also feature hands-free access to Siri, allowing users to make calls, play music, set reminders, and more with just their voice. The AirPods (3rd Generation) also come with a range of features such as a Find My feature which allows users to track their headphones if they are lost or misplaced.
The AirPods (3rd Generation) are a great choice for those looking for a comfortable and secure listening experience with improved sound quality. With its improved design and features, the AirPods (3rd Generation) are sure to please any music lover. You also get water and sweat resistant design with spatial audio with dynamic head tracking features.
AirPods (3rd Generation) price starts at around $199. In Nigeria price starts at around 150,000 Naira.
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AirPods Pro (3rd Generation) Features
The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) is the latest version of Apple’s popular wireless earbuds. It features four distinct ear tips to fit different ear shapes and sizes, active noise cancellation, an adjustable vent system to balance pressure, and a transparency mode to hear your surroundings. It also includes an H1 chip for improved connection, longer battery life, and hands-free “Hey Siri” support.
The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) have a more comfortable and secure fit than their predecessors. The adjustable vent system helps to equalize the pressure in your ears, while the four different ear tips allow for a more snug fit. With active noise cancellation, you can easily block out the world and focus on what matters. The adaptive transparency mode lets you hear the world around you while still enjoying your music.
The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) also boast improved connection and better battery life than their predecessors. The H1 chip enables faster wireless connectivity, so you can seamlessly switch between devices without having to reconnect your AirPods Pro. The battery life has been extended to 5.5 hours with active noise cancellation enabled, and up to 6 hours when noise cancellation is disabled.
The AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) also come with a wireless charging case, so you can easily top up your earbuds for up to 30 hours of use. The case also has a built-in indicator light to show you the battery life remaining. And with hands-free “Hey Siri” support, you can easily access your device’s voice assistant without having to press any buttons.
Overall, the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) are a great choice for anyone looking for a secure and comfortable fit, improved connection, longer battery life, and hands-free “Hey Siri” support. With the adjustable vent system, active noise cancellation, transparency mode, and wireless charging case, the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) are the perfect choice for anyone looking for a quality pair of wireless earbuds.
AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Price starts at around $249.
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