Tag: headphones

  • Smarter AirPods gestures

    It’s one of my favorite AirPods features: slip in a single AirPod, and iOS will send a mono-mixed signal to the active unit, while ignoring the other. I use this all the time. For example, if my AirPods are running low on power, I’ll continue to listen in one ear while charging the other unit […]

  • AirPods after 18 months

    I’ve owned AirPods since soon after their release in late 2016. After a year and a half of daily use, I jotted down some thoughts.

  • AirPods quibbles

    AirPods quibbles

    AirPods aren’t perfect. Here’s my list of complaints

  • Apple’s cigarettes: AirPods as happy ritual

    Apple’s cigarettes: AirPods as happy ritual

    Like smoking, AirPods boast a set of nanogestures that reinforce the habit.

  • AirPods complaints

    Let me get this out of the way: Apple’s AirPods are good. They pair seamlessly, sound at least as good as their wired equivalents, and are fun to use. From what I’ve read, no other company offers truly wireless earbuds anywhere near as good as these. And “truly wireless” matters; I love that I don’t […]

  • ‘Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector’

    ‘Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector’

    What if we’ve fundamentally misinterpreted the rumored replacement of the 3.5mm headphone jack with an all-in-one Lightning port?

  • Apple’s EarPods

    Apple’s EarPods

    Last fall, Apple unveiled new headphones—finally replacing the iconic white earbuds with a more streamlined design. The Cupertino company marketed these “EarPods” as a “revolution”: more comfortable and better-sounding than anything else out there. When I upgraded to the iPhone 5 last September, EarPods were bundled in the box. And—despite Apple’s marketing hype—I didn’t notice […]