Canyon Kutch, Staff Writer

Just recently Apple released the AirPods. Just take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect instantly. Speak into them and your voice sounds clear. Simplicity and technology, together like never before. It is practically magic.

There have been Bluetooth and wireless earphones before but no other competitor has been like this new device. After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected to any one of your devices. They can sense when they’re in your ears and they will automatically pause when you take them out. The ear pods don’t only work on your phone they work on you phone, iPad, iPod, and Mac.

Along with all of the handy-dandy gestures along with these AirPods, Apple has still found a way to include Siri. Just double-tap either AirPod to activate Siri, without taking your iPhone out of your pocket. All the groundbreaking things AirPods can do are driven by the Apple W1 chip. It produces extremely efficient wireless for a better connection and improved sound. And the W1 chip manages battery life so well, you can listen for 5 hours on a single charge. It’s performance that’s unheard of in a device this small. A voice accelerometer recognizes when


you’re speaking and works with a pair of beam-forming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice. Accelerometers work with the W1 chip to automatically control the audio and activate the microphone, giving you the ability to use one or both AirPods. They also enable AirPods to play sound as soon as they’re in your ears.

AirPods deliver an industry-leading 4-5 hours of listening time on one charge. And they’re made to keep up with you, thanks to a charging case that holds multiple additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time. Just 15 minutes in the case gives you 3 hours of listening time. To check the battery, hold the AirPods next to your iPhone or ask Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?”