Apple Airpods Wireless Earbuds Costs $159
Yesterday, at the launch event of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple announced AirPods – its new wireless earphones. This new accessory confirms the exclusion of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of lighting-connected headphones.
Available by late October for $159, Apple AirPods is here to banish the challenge of untangling earphone wires whilst also providing quality sound. It is powered by Apple’s first ever Wireless chip – the W1 chip, which promises a consistent and reliable connection with the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch.
The earbuds have up to 5 hours of battery life (listening time) and comes with a charging case with extra juice to last up to 24 hours listening time. The earbuds can be used to make/receive phone calls and the beam-forming microphones pick up user’s voice only in the process if reducing external noise.
In either Mono or Stereo mode, users can access SiRi by double tapping the earbuds and they power off as soon as they are removed from the ear.
Along with the Apple Airpods, Beats, a subsidiary of Apple, is also releasing a new line of wireless headphones accessory using the same technology. The Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones will also include the W1 chip and should last up to 40 hours of listening time.