What are the Apple AirPods?

You might have already seen our post on the best headphone options for the iPhone 7, following the news that Apple’s new smartphone doesn’t have a headphone portal. We thought we’d go into a little more detail on the Apple AirPods, the company’s earphones that work without the now removed 3.5mm audio jack.

The big difference is that these new headphones are completely wireless. But what are the other features?

  • Instant connectivity – AirPods switch on automatically and are always connected to your smartphone. They’re super intelligent – simply put them in your ears and they’ll sense you want them to work, activating instantly
  • Speak to Siri – need to ask the personal assistant, Siri, a question? You no longer need to take your mobile out of your pocket. Simply double tap the AirPod and speak into it
  • Extra battery life – AirPods come with a special chip, which makes the wireless tech highly efficient. It also gives them extended battery life, allowing you to listen for 5 hours on a single charge. Plus, they come with a charging case, meaning you can top up on energy if you’re running low
  • Link up with other Apple devices – you can link your wireless headphones up with your Mac, iPad or Apple Watch
  • High-quality audio – intelligent microphones can filter out background noise, so you’re heard clearly when you phone somebody or ask Siri a question

As you can see, the AirPods are revolutionizing the headphones sphere. Are you interested in purchasing a pair, or are you going to stick with buying an adapter for your iPhone 7?