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(CNBC)   Apple's new $200 airpods have wireless charging, voice controls, and Siri listening to you all the time, whether you like it or not   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Apple Inc., new version of AirPods, wireless charging case, new version of AirPods supports, additional charges, new H1 chip, Steve Jobs, talk time  
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2019-03-20 12:25:56 PM  
What could possibly go wrong?
 
2019-03-20 01:11:15 PM  
Every time I see someone wear these, I flash back to :

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2019-03-20 01:32:06 PM  
"Your flight has been delayed another hour and 20 minutes. Also, I don't appreciate profanity."
 
2019-03-20 01:32:59 PM  
I already got one woman living rent free in my head, why would I ever want two?
 
2019-03-20 01:38:32 PM  

Yaw String: Every time I see someone wear these, I flash back to :

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I've watched horror movies since I was a toddler with no problem but that scene almost made me throw up
 
2019-03-20 01:42:32 PM  
"Siri, please turn yourself off."

"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

/Or: "I'm pretty turned off by listening to you all day."
 
2019-03-20 01:43:25 PM  
If you spend $200 on a pair of earbuds I have no sympathy for you.

We should start labeling the carbon cost for manufacturing and shipping these things.
 
2019-03-20 01:43:36 PM  
You have to choose to let Siri listen. So much for the fearmongerOMGs.
 
2019-03-20 01:44:02 PM  
If it was Google or Amazon, I'd be concerned.
But it's Siri; Siri is crap.

"Hey Siri, what time is it?"
"I'm sorry, I don't understand"

"Hey Siri, what TIME is it?"
"I'm sorry, I don't understand"

"HEY SIRI, WHAT TIME IS IT?"
"The capital of Botswana is Gaborone"
 
2019-03-20 01:46:40 PM  

AngryDragon: If you spend $200 on a pair of earbuds I have no sympathy for you.

We should start labeling the carbon cost for manufacturing and shipping these things.


I ordered the new AirPods once I saw this story. My current ones have been awesome, probably my favorite Apple thing in 5 years. But the battery has been deteriorating after more than 2 years of continuous use, so yeah, time to upgrade.
 
2019-03-20 01:47:58 PM  
Isn't that how all of the smart assistants work, by listening all of the time?  Cortana, Google, Siri, Alexa....  Considering their phones have had it built in for a long time now, I'm surprised the 1st gen Airpods didn't.  Adding optional wireless charging by dropping the case on any charging mat rather than having to plug it in each time is a nice feature though.
 
2019-03-20 01:48:27 PM  

AngryDragon: We should start labeling the carbon cost for manufacturing and shipping these things.


Oh please. Oh pretty please.
 
2019-03-20 01:55:10 PM  
Meh. You could spend a lot less for wireless headphones, but you could also spend a lot more.
 
2019-03-20 01:55:34 PM  
$200 airpods

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2019-03-20 02:44:22 PM  
listening to you all the time, whether you like it or not

Geez, they're years behind. Android has been doing this forever.
 
2019-03-20 03:57:22 PM  
I got these for free from my boss for a small Christmas present for the office. I ended up giving them away to a friend. They are uncomfortable as shiat, and it's yet another device to charge.
 
2019-03-20 05:03:04 PM  
I love my airpods. Best blue tooth headset I've ever owned.
 
2019-03-20 05:10:11 PM  

phimuskapsi: They are uncomfortable as shiat, and it's yet another device to charge.


I still think they look stupid as hell, but comfort is one thing I wouldn't ding them for.  Earbuds fall out of my smaller than average ears all of the time.  The airpods stay in really well and feel like they're not even there.
 
2019-03-20 05:39:10 PM  
Still doesn't sound as good as even the disposable sets of wired earphones that airliners give away in the back of airplane seats.
 
2019-03-20 05:55:00 PM  

bingethinker: listening to you all the time, whether you like it or not

Geez, they're years behind. Android has been doing this forever.


Just like on everything else.
 
kab
2019-03-20 10:40:33 PM  
Another apple product I'll have no problems not buying.   Next.
 
2019-03-20 11:22:18 PM  
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2019-03-20 11:48:39 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: phimuskapsi: They are uncomfortable as shiat, and it's yet another device to charge.

I still think they look stupid as hell, but comfort is one thing I wouldn't ding them for.  Earbuds fall out of my smaller than average ears all of the time.  The airpods stay in really well and feel like they're not even there.


I have some really nice KEF ear buds that are so comfortable, and so quiet.
https://www.alphr.com/headphones/1001​7​24/kef-m100-high-on-clarity-but-not-fo​r-bassheads
 
2019-03-21 07:16:23 AM  
Apple ear buds don't stay in my ears.
F*ck apple with their Genius bar and overpriced junk
 
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