These are my most anticipated product of 2016 and they are finally here!
Bit of background – I have been living in a bluetooth world for 18months plus so far. I have a Plantronics Voyager headset:
- it has a charging case
- it pairs to 2 devices simultaneously (Mac & iPhone in my case)
- Battery life is comparable
I really, really like it but am hopeful that the AirPods will be the upgrade I have wanted…
So how about the AirPods, I only got them today but so far:
Easy enough if you read the instruction manuals!
Connection to the iPhone is simple (Open the charging case close to an iPhone). It does pair it to the other devices (Mac, iPad & Watch) but you switch them to the AirPods “a la Airplay” (which confused me initially).
I am no audiophile but I really like them. I am listening to podcasts at the moment (99% Invisible if you are interested) and taking calls. A little music later on I feel – gotta work!
Comfort wise, they fit like Apple Headphones, if a little more snugly. They are really light and the lack of cable is epic! I have other bluetooth headphones but the cable always gets caught on my shirt collar.
When you take one out – it pauses! Love it! When you put it back in, it continues from where you left off.
When you take them both out – it stops. It doesn’t however, continue playing from where you left off…. I need to play more I think as to whether I like this.
To early to tell but the case works well and it was quick to top up. Having a pocketable charging case is great.
So far, so good.
Watch this space or drop me a line if you want to know more