Recently we wrote about the fact that Apple has postponed the start of sales of wireless headphones AirPods until January 2017. Many users have met this news is extremely frowned upon – the holidays are coming, and with it the most active shopping week. Therefore, the owners of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are starting to look for alternative options for music listening. We highly recommend to wait for the start of sales of the AirPods, and here’s why.
AirPods will appear sooner than expected
As it became known this week, the long-awaited AirPods can appear in European stores next week. According to the German resource Apfelpage, the drive will go on sale on November 18-19.
According to the source, 17 November AirPods should appear at local retailers, and the next day or the day after they can be purchased. It is on the website of the stores indicated that delivery should be expected within approximately seven weeks.
AirPods – revolution in its purest form
Let us once again recall what the AirPods, but do it without sarcasm and sardonic quips. Wireless headphone, which are set in one touch and automatically connect to your device. You insert the earpiece into your ear and the music plays, take it out – playback is on pause.
AirPods work with Siri, and you do not need to take the phone out of your pocket or bag to activate the voice assistant by double-tapping on their shell. In each earpiece there is a new chip W1, which is responsible for wireless connection and provides autonomy at the level of 5 hours of audio enjoyment. The intelligent system determines when you start talking (and triggered the technology of filtering external noise), and when to listen (and starts playing the audio). A portable case that stores headphones and charged, provides up to 24 hours Autonomous operation of the device.
In aggregate, the new product represents a unique device. Of course, somewhat disappointed with the inability to quickly skip a track or gesture to increase/decrease the volume — the simplest functions, familiar to all owners of standard wired EarPods supplied with the iPhone. Nevertheless, Apple managed to make a device that beats its competitors on all fronts.
AirPods cheaper competitors
AirPods have to wait because headphones cheaper counterparts. For a basis we took the cost of the device and battery life is $ 149 and 5 hours (+ 24 hours with a rechargeable portable charger case). Dimensions — 16.5 x 18 x 40.5 mm for each earpiece, the size of the cover — 44,3 x 21.3 x 53.5 mm.
Characteristics of competitors:
Rowkin Bit Stereo smallest Bluetooth sport headphones running iPhone. Size – 14 x 21 mm, the size of the charging case of the cylindrical form – 91 x 41 x 23.5 mm. the Price – 239 dollars, autonomy – from 3 to 6 hours.
Apollo 7 – one more compact headphones, which are different from the competitors good quality sound and detailed bass. Size they have a little more – a 15.4 x 22.2 mm, weight – 4 g each, the size of the case could not figure out. The cost is $ 300, autonomy from 4 to 8 hours.
AirPods definitely worth the wait. Despite the fact that some competitors offer more compact and more Autonomous of the headset, the aggregate characteristics of “Apple” product to be better competitors. Especially if we are talking about using with Apple devices.