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Jenifer Barr
2017-02-22 19:00:23 UTC
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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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M. Taylor
2017-02-22 19:40:22 UTC
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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Jenifer Barr
2017-02-22 20:19:29 UTC
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Thanks Mark.
Forgot about that. My bad.
Thanks.
Jen


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Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Dana
2017-02-22 23:26:15 UTC
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I started a voice chat group on the app what's app
it is called books r us and for anyone who likes to read.
If anyone is interested, privately email me your phone number or let me
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afik Suffir
2017-02-23 15:15:07 UTC
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Hi donna. Please post the join link here.
Post by Dana
I started a voice chat group on the app what's app
it is called books r us and for anyone who likes to read.
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Sieghard Weitzel
2017-02-23 15:01:17 UTC
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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Michael Feir
2017-02-23 15:21:59 UTC
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You can easily see the battery level of the case provided one airpod is in
the case. To get a good overview of your battery status, go to the today
view by doing a three-finger right swipe from the home screen. Next, set
your rotor to headings and make you way to the batteries widget. Another
easier way is to put an airpod in the case while the other is in your ear
and then close and open the case holding it near your iPHONE. A window will
pop up displaying the status of each airpod as well as the case battery
level. The case can't transmit anything on its own which is why an airpod
has to be inserted to check its battery level. You can always get battery
info about your airpods using the battery widget in the today view while
they're being worn.
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did
try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the
battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is
usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much
battery is left in the case, though.
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up
Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also,
isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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SSEric
2017-02-23 21:45:54 UTC
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I was extremely disappointed in Apple. I went to the store a couple of days ago, which isn't real close to me, and asked to see the AirPods. They did not have any in stock and didn't even have one for demo. I thought they were much better at retail than that.

I guess I will continue to wait and probably wait until the next generation. It seems there might be a few bugs left in design in operation.

Eric
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You can easily see the battery level of the case provided one airpod is in the case. To get a good overview of your battery status, go to the today view by doing a three-finger right swipe from the home screen. Next, set your rotor to headings and make you way to the batteries widget. Another easier way is to put an airpod in the case while the other is in your ear and then close and open the case holding it near your iPHONE. A window will pop up displaying the status of each airpod as well as the case battery level. The case can't transmit anything on its own which is why an airpod has to be inserted to check its battery level. You can always get battery info about your airpods using the battery widget in the today view while they're being worn.
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Thanks.
Jen
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myrna Votta
2017-02-23 23:10:21 UTC
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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Sieghard Weitzel
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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M. Taylor
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Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
2017-02-24 21:52:45 UTC
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Hey Mark,

Thanks very much for this.

What is your experience with how much noise isolation they provide when in noisy environments? Do they have sound quieting qualities, or is the external environment sound readily discernable?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
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And another question, can they be used while the iPhone is charging?

Thanks,
Jeffrey


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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hey Mark,

Thanks very much for this.

What is your experience with how much noise isolation they provide when in noisy environments? Do they have sound quieting qualities, or is the external environment sound readily discernable?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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To answer two posters questions at once, they can be used while the phone is charging, being that they connect via bluetooth. As for noisy environments, they are no better than the wired earpods, which is to say, not very good. One can push the air pod into their ear further than it really is meant to be, and it is better, but that isn't very comfortable, at least for me.

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On Feb 24, 2017, at 4:55 PM, Jeffrey Turner <***@gmail.com> wrote:

And another question, can they be used while the iPhone is charging?

Thanks,
Jeffrey


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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hey Mark,

Thanks very much for this.

What is your experience with how much noise isolation they provide when in noisy environments? Do they have sound quieting qualities, or is the external environment sound readily discernable?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 3:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Hello Keith,

Fortunately, as far as I am concerned, the Airpods do not cancel anymore or less external noise than does the wired Earpods.

Now, as I cannot stand headsets that fit into the ear canal, you know, the kind that make you feel as though you are almost completely cut off from the outside world, Airpods are a perfect match for me. Again, keep in mind that I do not like to lose any ambient noise.

Mark

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Hey Mark,

Thanks very much for this.

What is your experience with how much noise isolation they provide when in noisy environments? Do they have sound quieting qualities, or is the external environment sound readily discernable?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
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Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Sieghard Weitzel
2017-02-27 03:54:12 UTC
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I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?

Regards,
Sieghard


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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.

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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?

Regards,
Sieghard


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Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
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Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile)
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Hello Jenifer,

I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.

Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.

As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.

I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.

Mark

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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen


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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Anthony Vece
2017-02-27 19:30:43 UTC
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Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?

Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Jenifer Barr
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I personally think the sound is incredible.

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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Yes indeed!

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

I personally think the sound is incredible.

Sent from my iPhone
Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Anthony Vece
2017-02-27 23:01:37 UTC
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Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?

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Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
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Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Sieghard Weitzel
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Yes, you can use the volume buttons on the phone or you can tap the Airpod and when SIRI comes up you can ask SIRI to lower the volume (or increase it) or you can say something like "Set the volume to 55%".
Mark, in case you still read this thread, I did actually try out the Airpods at an Apple Store and I took some time to do so.
I am totally with you with respect to how they feel and sound, I think they are a bit overpriced, but I'd fork out the $220 Canadian instantly if they had a volume control, offered Play/Pause functionality as well as a way to invoke SIRI. Yes, I know you can just get SIRI going and tell SIRI to Play or Pause or to change the volume, but there are situations where I may not want to talk into thin air in front of me to do this and for me these are basic functions I am looking for and it just doesn't make sense to me to push these Airpods as if they were the reinvention of the wheel and then I have to pull out my phone if I want to do something as simple as change the volume or pause my book or music without being forced to remove the Airpod from my ear. I think they are totally cool, but for me they just are not ready for prime time. I know you live in LA where it's mostly warm, but up here where I am wearing a fair bit of clothing for 6 months out of the year and my phone is usually in my hip holster under a layer or two being able to do such basic things on the headset is nice.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?

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Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
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Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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M. Taylor
2017-02-28 07:53:40 UTC
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+1 to you Sieghard, my friend.

You make an excellent point about how one's environment, such as ambient temperature, influences how one uses her/his devices.

I definitely take the warm climate, down here in Los Angeles, for granted (smile). I almost never wear more than a light jacket on top of a thin shirt so my iPhone is easily accessible as I generally cary it in my breast pocket.

Your point is well put and well taken.

Perhaps the next generation of Airpods will have more physical controls along with a global software equalizer and maybe, just maybe, a variety of color options from which to choose.

With a Smile,

Mark

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From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Yes, you can use the volume buttons on the phone or you can tap the Airpod and when SIRI comes up you can ask SIRI to lower the volume (or increase it) or you can say something like "Set the volume to 55%".
Mark, in case you still read this thread, I did actually try out the Airpods at an Apple Store and I took some time to do so.
I am totally with you with respect to how they feel and sound, I think they are a bit overpriced, but I'd fork out the $220 Canadian instantly if they had a volume control, offered Play/Pause functionality as well as a way to invoke SIRI. Yes, I know you can just get SIRI going and tell SIRI to Play or Pause or to change the volume, but there are situations where I may not want to talk into thin air in front of me to do this and for me these are basic functions I am looking for and it just doesn't make sense to me to push these Airpods as if they were the reinvention of the wheel and then I have to pull out my phone if I want to do something as simple as change the volume or pause my book or music without being forced to remove the Airpod from my ear. I think they are totally cool, but for me they just are not ready for prime time. I know you live in LA where it's mostly warm, but up here where I am wearing a fair bit of clothing for 6 months out of the year and my phone is usually in my hip holster under a layer or two being able to do such basic things on the headset is nice.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 3:02 PM
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Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?

Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Kliphton Miller
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Wow, I use to live in the cold capital of the country, in MN near the Canadian boarder, and boy did it get cold up there. I Now live in FL, where it barely dips below 50 degrees, so I guess I take the warm weather for granted also even though I have only ben here for 3 years. But yes, not having a volume control on the device would be a deal breaker for me too. I haven’t gotten a pair in my hands, but I suspect that based on the size of the AirPods, they probably thought it would make the device bulky? Who knows.
Post by M. Taylor
+1 to you Sieghard, my friend.
You make an excellent point about how one's environment, such as ambient temperature, influences how one uses her/his devices.
I definitely take the warm climate, down here in Los Angeles, for granted (smile). I almost never wear more than a light jacket on top of a thin shirt so my iPhone is easily accessible as I generally cary it in my breast pocket.
Your point is well put and well taken.
Perhaps the next generation of Airpods will have more physical controls along with a global software equalizer and maybe, just maybe, a variety of color options from which to choose.
With a Smile,
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:36 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Yes, you can use the volume buttons on the phone or you can tap the Airpod and when SIRI comes up you can ask SIRI to lower the volume (or increase it) or you can say something like "Set the volume to 55%".
Mark, in case you still read this thread, I did actually try out the Airpods at an Apple Store and I took some time to do so.
I am totally with you with respect to how they feel and sound, I think they are a bit overpriced, but I'd fork out the $220 Canadian instantly if they had a volume control, offered Play/Pause functionality as well as a way to invoke SIRI. Yes, I know you can just get SIRI going and tell SIRI to Play or Pause or to change the volume, but there are situations where I may not want to talk into thin air in front of me to do this and for me these are basic functions I am looking for and it just doesn't make sense to me to push these Airpods as if they were the reinvention of the wheel and then I have to pull out my phone if I want to do something as simple as change the volume or pause my book or music without being forced to remove the Airpod from my ear. I think they are totally cool, but for me they just are not ready for prime time. I know you live in LA where it's mostly warm, but up here where I am wearing a fair bit of clothing for 6 months out of the year and my phone is usually in my hip holster under a layer or two being able to do such basic things on the headset is nice.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?
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Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
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Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Sieghard Weitzel
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I'm sure they'll figure out how to add a volume control, let's just wait and see and hopefully, Mark, you'' get your wish and they make a nice hot pink one for you *smile*

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From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Kliphton Miller
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:58 AM
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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Wow, I use to live in the cold capital of the country, in MN near the Canadian boarder, and boy did it get cold up there. I Now live in FL, where it barely dips below 50 degrees, so I guess I take the warm weather for granted also even though I have only ben here for 3 years. But yes, not having a volume control on the device would be a deal breaker for me too. I haven’t gotten a pair in my hands, but I suspect that based on the size of the AirPods, they probably thought it would make the device bulky? Who knows.
Post by M. Taylor
+1 to you Sieghard, my friend.
You make an excellent point about how one's environment, such as ambient temperature, influences how one uses her/his devices.
I definitely take the warm climate, down here in Los Angeles, for granted (smile). I almost never wear more than a light jacket on top of a thin shirt so my iPhone is easily accessible as I generally cary it in my breast pocket.
Your point is well put and well taken.
Perhaps the next generation of Airpods will have more physical controls along with a global software equalizer and maybe, just maybe, a variety of color options from which to choose.
With a Smile,
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:36 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Yes, you can use the volume buttons on the phone or you can tap the Airpod and when SIRI comes up you can ask SIRI to lower the volume (or increase it) or you can say something like "Set the volume to 55%".
Mark, in case you still read this thread, I did actually try out the Airpods at an Apple Store and I took some time to do so.
I am totally with you with respect to how they feel and sound, I think they are a bit overpriced, but I'd fork out the $220 Canadian instantly if they had a volume control, offered Play/Pause functionality as well as a way to invoke SIRI. Yes, I know you can just get SIRI going and tell SIRI to Play or Pause or to change the volume, but there are situations where I may not want to talk into thin air in front of me to do this and for me these are basic functions I am looking for and it just doesn't make sense to me to push these Airpods as if they were the reinvention of the wheel and then I have to pull out my phone if I want to do something as simple as change the volume or pause my book or music without being forced to remove the Airpod from my ear. I think they are totally cool, but for me they just are not ready for prime time. I know you live in LA where it's mostly warm, but up here where I am wearing a fair bit of clothing for 6 months out of the year and my phone is usually in my hip holster under a layer or two being able to do such basic things on the headset is nice.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?
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Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
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Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Alan Lemly
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Hi Mark and all following this thread,

I think I agree with Sieghard regarding the price of the Airpods being a bit high for their current feature set. But I've not even played with them so my opinion will just serve me. I do want to make sure I understood what the current Airpods can or can't do. Since I use my iPhone more than half the time for book reading with BARD Mobile, Audible, Voice Dream, etc., I use the remote button on my wired earpods all the time for stopping playback, rewinding, changing volume, etc. Is my understanding correct that in order to do the rewinding and stopping of playback using the Airpods that I would have to pull my phone out of my pocket and access the applicable app controls on screen to to this? I thought I remembered Sieghard saying this but I'd rather ask directly and not depend on my memory.

Thanks in advance.

Alan Lemly

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Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

+1 to you Sieghard, my friend.

You make an excellent point about how one's environment, such as ambient temperature, influences how one uses her/his devices.

I definitely take the warm climate, down here in Los Angeles, for granted (smile). I almost never wear more than a light jacket on top of a thin shirt so my iPhone is easily accessible as I generally cary it in my breast pocket.

Your point is well put and well taken.

Perhaps the next generation of Airpods will have more physical controls along with a global software equalizer and maybe, just maybe, a variety of color options from which to choose.

With a Smile,

Mark

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Yes, you can use the volume buttons on the phone or you can tap the Airpod and when SIRI comes up you can ask SIRI to lower the volume (or increase it) or you can say something like "Set the volume to 55%".
Mark, in case you still read this thread, I did actually try out the Airpods at an Apple Store and I took some time to do so.
I am totally with you with respect to how they feel and sound, I think they are a bit overpriced, but I'd fork out the $220 Canadian instantly if they had a volume control, offered Play/Pause functionality as well as a way to invoke SIRI. Yes, I know you can just get SIRI going and tell SIRI to Play or Pause or to change the volume, but there are situations where I may not want to talk into thin air in front of me to do this and for me these are basic functions I am looking for and it just doesn't make sense to me to push these Airpods as if they were the reinvention of the wheel and then I have to pull out my phone if I want to do something as simple as change the volume or pause my book or music without being forced to remove the Airpod from my ear. I think they are totally cool, but for me they just are not ready for prime time. I know you live in LA where it's mostly warm, but up here where I am wearing a fair bit of clothing for 6 months out of the year and my phone is usually in my hip holster under a layer or two being able to do such basic things on the headset is nice.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 3:02 PM
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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?

Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
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Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Sieghard Weitzel
2017-02-28 21:18:45 UTC
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Hi Alan,

You currently cannot adjust volume or rewind/forward on the Airpods like you do with the inline remote on the Earpods. You can change it so that tapping the Airpods will do Play/Pause instead of bringing up SIRI, but that's about it.

Regards,
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Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:16 PM
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Hi Mark and all following this thread,

I think I agree with Sieghard regarding the price of the Airpods being a bit high for their current feature set. But I've not even played with them so my opinion will just serve me. I do want to make sure I understood what the current Airpods can or can't do. Since I use my iPhone more than half the time for book reading with BARD Mobile, Audible, Voice Dream, etc., I use the remote button on my wired earpods all the time for stopping playback, rewinding, changing volume, etc. Is my understanding correct that in order to do the rewinding and stopping of playback using the Airpods that I would have to pull my phone out of my pocket and access the applicable app controls on screen to to this? I thought I remembered Sieghard saying this but I'd rather ask directly and not depend on my memory.

Thanks in advance.

Alan Lemly

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Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:54 AM
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+1 to you Sieghard, my friend.

You make an excellent point about how one's environment, such as ambient temperature, influences how one uses her/his devices.

I definitely take the warm climate, down here in Los Angeles, for granted (smile). I almost never wear more than a light jacket on top of a thin shirt so my iPhone is easily accessible as I generally cary it in my breast pocket.

Your point is well put and well taken.

Perhaps the next generation of Airpods will have more physical controls along with a global software equalizer and maybe, just maybe, a variety of color options from which to choose.

With a Smile,

Mark

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Yes, you can use the volume buttons on the phone or you can tap the Airpod and when SIRI comes up you can ask SIRI to lower the volume (or increase it) or you can say something like "Set the volume to 55%".
Mark, in case you still read this thread, I did actually try out the Airpods at an Apple Store and I took some time to do so.
I am totally with you with respect to how they feel and sound, I think they are a bit overpriced, but I'd fork out the $220 Canadian instantly if they had a volume control, offered Play/Pause functionality as well as a way to invoke SIRI. Yes, I know you can just get SIRI going and tell SIRI to Play or Pause or to change the volume, but there are situations where I may not want to talk into thin air in front of me to do this and for me these are basic functions I am looking for and it just doesn't make sense to me to push these Airpods as if they were the reinvention of the wheel and then I have to pull out my phone if I want to do something as simple as change the volume or pause my book or music without being forced to remove the Airpod from my ear. I think they are totally cool, but for me they just are not ready for prime time. I know you live in LA where it's mostly warm, but up here where I am wearing a fair bit of clothing for 6 months out of the year and my phone is usually in my hip holster under a layer or two being able to do such basic things on the headset is nice.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 3:02 PM
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Can you control the volume with the volume buttons on the side of the phone?

Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
Yes indeed!
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
I personally think the sound is incredible.
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Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Esther Levegnale
2017-02-27 20:07:12 UTC
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hi, Jennifer, I received my EarPods today. I love mine too. I think they're wonderful. Take care. Esther

Sent From Esther's Amazing and Awesome iPhone 7+!
Post by Jenifer Barr
I personally think the sound is incredible.
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Jennie Facer
2017-02-27 21:57:26 UTC
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I love them also. I think they sound just awesome!!!


TO THE WORLD YOU ARE SOMEONE, BUT TO SOMEONE YOU ARE THE WORLD!




On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:42 PM -0700, "Jenifer Barr" <***@gmail.com> wrote:










I personally think the sound is incredible.

Sent from my iPhone
Post by Anthony Vece
Is the sound superior any better than the wired ones?
Sent from my Verizon iPhone 7!!!
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Jenifer,
I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.
Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.
As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.
I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Edmonds, Lucy (LARA)
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I agree with you, I love them!

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 2:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hello Jenifer,

I am delighted that you are enjoying your Airpods.

Yes, they are, indeed, wonderful.

As for me, they have completely changed my perspective on Bluetooth headset technology.

I own a Voyager Edge but since purchasing my Airpods, I haven't used it, once.

Mark

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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:51 AM
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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Thanks all for your replies. I love these little things! (Smile) Jen


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Post by Cristóbal
I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.
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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Hello Chris,

Yes, I read that same article and want to point out that the author of the piece made it very clear that he did not include any wireless Bluetooth headsets in his review, not just Airpods.

Mark

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From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

I read an article on the Wirecutter having to do with reviewing different headphones and the other day and airpods were not on the reviewer's list of top choices. They went over how ultimately, it depends on the activity you're doing. If working out, then maybe this set or if you want to make/receive business ccalls, that headset, actual music listening, then the other. This person in particular said they cycled through seven different headphones for all sorts of scenarios.
Their summary of the airpods and why they chose to use other headphones is that the airpods basically don't feel like a fully baked product yet. That's more or less the feeling I get from everything I've read about them and why I haven't taken the plunge and bought them.
I have multiple headphones that I switch out. Voyager Edge for making and receiving calls as I find it to be the most complete earpiece. Especially for noise canceling sinceI use it for business. Some wired bos sport earbuds for car travel or longer listening, Trekz bone conduction headphones for when I want to give my ears a rest and do some leasurely audiobook or podcast listening or while working out and bluetooth Photive over the ear headphones thatalso have a 3.5 cable option for good music listening as I find them good to block out other noises.
I know lots of people don't have the budget to buy all sorts of headphones, but airpods also cost a pretty penny. I just dont' see right now where airpodswoudl really fit in my listening needs or what of I already have they would actually replace. That or god forbid, you lose one and have to shell out some cash to get a replacement airpod.

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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?

Regards,
Sieghard


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Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Hello Sieghard,

First, I wrote in a previous post, that I believe these things are a matter of personal opinion.

Second, I do not own an Apple Watch so cannot comment as to its compatibility with Airpods.

Third, it is my opinion that one should refrain from commenting on how good or bad something is until or unless one has actually tried the device for himself/herself. (smile)

Fourth, If memory serves, I believe I was the first, or one of the first, to recommend the Voyager Edge, on this list, so I know how wonderful it is. Personally, I disabled the auto-answer feature on my Edge as I found it not nearly as accurate as I would have expected.

Finally, I will say, once again, it's all a matter of perspective.

Mark

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Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

I agree with respect to comfort and sound quality, but until they add a volume control they aren't getting my money. Also, Mark, what about the apparently terrible switching or not switching if you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch? My Voyager Edge also pauses playback when I take it out of my ear and when paired to my iPhone and Apple Watch it does seamlessly switch, if I listen to a book and my Apple Watch plays an alert or I press the crown to hear the time it instantly can be heard on my Voyager Edge and afterwards it almost instantly switches back to the iPhone audio. From all I heard this does not work nearly that well with Airpods when of course it should work at least as good or even better. Also, if the Voyager Edge and many other bluetooth earpieces support answering a phone call simply by saying "Answer" or send it to voice mail if I say "Decline" why don't the Airpods do something so basic and useful?

Regards,
Sieghard


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Hello Everyone,

As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.

I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.

I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.

The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.

If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!

My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.

With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.

This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)

Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.

I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.

Mark

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.

Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Mark,

That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe,
I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as
though they were made for me! <Smiles>


Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
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Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Hi Carol,

The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.


Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone [mailto:***@googlegroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Mark,

That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>


Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
Sent from my iPhone
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Donald Moore
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There's allot that doesn't add up with them. Mine are supposed to be here tomorrow. I ordered them from Apple the beginning of February. They shipped Friday night, from China, through Japan Alaska, and currently they're in Louisville. Six weeks to build them? Are they putting them together in some guy's living room? You'd think the logistics would have been worked out by now. There aren't those delays after all on iPhones or other stuff.



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From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:39 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi Carol,

The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.


Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone [mailto:***@googlegroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Mark,

That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>


Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
Sent from my iPhone
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Sieghard Weitzel
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Here in Canada they have them at all the Apple Stores I have been to in the last couple of months, strange it took so long for them to ship them to you.


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From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Donald Moore
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 1:54 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

There's allot that doesn't add up with them. Mine are supposed to be here tomorrow. I ordered them from Apple the beginning of February. They shipped Friday night, from China, through Japan Alaska, and currently they're in Louisville. Six weeks to build them? Are they putting them together in some guy's living room? You'd think the logistics would have been worked out by now. There aren't those delays after all on iPhones or other stuff.



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Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:39 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

Hi Carol,

The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.


Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone [mailto:***@googlegroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Mark,

That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>


Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
Sent from my iPhone
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'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
2017-03-12 21:37:00 UTC
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Sieghard,


Well, I think your ideas here are constructive and, like you, I will
probably hold off. I've now listened to the podcast by David Woodbridge,
though I stopped just after the first section on working with the
iPhone. I still think I'll take a look though the next time I'm in the
Apple Store.


However secure an earpiece appears to be, I too prefer to have a loop
around the ear for extra safety.


Carol P
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Jenifer Barr
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Jennie Facer
2017-03-21 16:07:27 UTC
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Hi all,

I do want to tell you thaqt in the settings you can tell the air pods to either be Siri or play/pause. You are right though that you cannot change the volume.

Jenn

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Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Jenifer Barr
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
Sent from my iPhone
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Sieghard Weitzel
2017-03-21 17:21:56 UTC
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Yes, I know you can say in the Settings if you want play/pause or SIRI and I assume if you are on a long flight and in Airplane mode you could change this, but I still am of the opinion that such an expensive set of wireless earphones which, according to Apple, is the most advanced and most amazing thing out there should let me do both and more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Jennie Facer
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Hi all,

I do want to tell you thaqt in the settings you can tell the air pods to either be Siri or play/pause. You are right though that you cannot change the volume.

Jenn

Sent from my iPad
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just
maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they
sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descr
i
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Hi. In the iBlind Tech podcast, Garth reviews the Apple Bluetooth earpods. I believe he mentioned how to increase the volume. Here is the link to the podcast:
Listening to iBlindTech - Accessible Workflows with Apple’s Mac, iPhone, iPad and Watch (Getting Your Ears on the AirPods, a Voice Over User's Perspective - AP003 iBT078)

<p>In this episode, I take a look at Apple's new AirPods, their features and usability with Voice Over. Enjoy!</p>

http://www.iblindtech.com/democast/getting-your-ears-on-the-airpods-a-voice-over-users-perspect.html

Regards,
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Post by Jennie Facer
Hi all,
I do want to tell you thaqt in the settings you can tell the air pods to either be Siri or play/pause. You are right though that you cannot change the volume.
Jenn
Sent from my iPad
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform
me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of myrna Votta
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-descri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Jenifer Barr
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
Sent from my iPhone
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Sieghard Weitzel
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I have tried them at an Apple Store and there are only two ways to control the volume, either pull out your phone and use the volume controls on the phone or use SIRI and tell SIRI to "increase volume" or "decrease volume" or you can tell SIRI something like "Set volume to 50%" or whatever level you want.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Hi. In the iBlind Tech podcast, Garth reviews the Apple Bluetooth earpods. I believe he mentioned how to increase the volume. Here is the link to the podcast:
Listening to iBlindTech - Accessible Workflows with Apple’s Mac, iPhone, iPad and Watch (Getting Your Ears on the AirPods, a Voice Over User's Perspective - AP003 iBT078)

<p>In this episode, I take a look at Apple's new AirPods, their features and usability with Voice Over. Enjoy!</p>

http://www.iblindtech.com/democast/getting-your-ears-on-the-airpods-a-voice-over-users-perspect.html

Regards,
Gadget Girl
Sent from my Apple gadget and dictated using Siri.
Post by Jennie Facer
Hi all,
I do want to tell you thaqt in the settings you can tell the air pods to either be Siri or play/pause. You are right though that you cannot change the volume.
Jenn
Sent from my iPad
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair. However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch. For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point (it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin, but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just
maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they
sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend
inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of myrna Votta
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-desc
ri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Jenifer Barr
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
Sent from my iPhone
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Lois Butterfield
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I have some on order. I was worried about if they would stay in my ears or
not, and have decided that without a wire to get caught on something, I
should be okay.

I just listened to the pod cast. You can play or pause by double tapping
the airpod if you set it up that way. As far as volume control, you can use
the player controls on your apple watch with the digital crown. Otherwise,
yes, the phone controls are the only other way or Siri.

I think I will set mine up so that taking one out of my ear will pause and
replacing will play. The complete lack of wires is what finally sold me on
them. No joy until the end of April though.

Thank you to whomever shared the link to that podcast.

Take care,
Lois

-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:27 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Airpod question.

I have tried them at an Apple Store and there are only two ways to control
the volume, either pull out your phone and use the volume controls on the
phone or use SIRI and tell SIRI to "increase volume" or "decrease volume" or
you can tell SIRI something like "Set volume to 50%" or whatever level you
want.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Of Gadget Girl
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:53 AM
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Subject: Re: Airpod question.

Hi. In the iBlind Tech podcast, Garth reviews the Apple Bluetooth earpods.
I believe he mentioned how to increase the volume. Here is the link to the
podcast:
Listening to iBlindTech - Accessible Workflows with Apple’s Mac, iPhone,
iPad and Watch (Getting Your Ears on the AirPods, a Voice Over User's
Perspective - AP003 iBT078)

<p>In this episode, I take a look at Apple's new AirPods, their features and
usability with Voice Over. Enjoy!</p>

http://www.iblindtech.com/democast/getting-your-ears-on-the-airpods-a-voice-over-users-perspect.html

Regards,
Gadget Girl
Sent from my Apple gadget and dictated using Siri.
Post by Jennie Facer
Hi all,
I do want to tell you thaqt in the settings you can tell the air pods to
either be Siri or play/pause. You are right though that you cannot change
the volume.
Jenn
Sent from my iPad
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair.
However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money
for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change
the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what
you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if
you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data
connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have
heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch.
For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed
by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my
phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then
the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am
listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and
resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge
does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from
a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe
slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop
moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point
(it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin,
but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make
it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them
out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the
Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait
as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they
improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just
maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they
sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned
throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt,
favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I
absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a
single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the
fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all
I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause
and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver
switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in,
that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and
sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I
simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound
automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend
inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only
imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again,
has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative
accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact
I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an
anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats
Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats
Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply
not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has
no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the
Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future
Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the
new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big
clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack
of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not
special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs
between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a
lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the
BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10
difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219,
a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and
convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195
Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price
it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to
Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at
least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works
out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5
I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for
your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to
me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple
pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is
connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big
advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth
headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you
still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is
that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to
them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth
settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I
had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal
bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and
then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of myrna Votta
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to
David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods
yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up.
It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-desc
ri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did
try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the
battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this
is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much
battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting
up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Jenifer Barr
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case?
Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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that is so lame. You should be able to change the volume from the headphones.
Post by Lois Butterfield
I have some on order. I was worried about if they would stay in my ears or
not, and have decided that without a wire to get caught on something, I
should be okay.
I just listened to the pod cast. You can play or pause by double tapping
the airpod if you set it up that way. As far as volume control, you can use
the player controls on your apple watch with the digital crown. Otherwise,
yes, the phone controls are the only other way or Siri.
I think I will set mine up so that taking one out of my ear will pause and
replacing will play. The complete lack of wires is what finally sold me on
them. No joy until the end of April though.
Thank you to whomever shared the link to that podcast.
Take care,
Lois
-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:27 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
I have tried them at an Apple Store and there are only two ways to control
the volume, either pull out your phone and use the volume controls on the
phone or use SIRI and tell SIRI to "increase volume" or "decrease volume" or
you can tell SIRI something like "Set volume to 50%" or whatever level you
want.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Hi. In the iBlind Tech podcast, Garth reviews the Apple Bluetooth earpods.
I believe he mentioned how to increase the volume. Here is the link to the
Listening to iBlindTech - Accessible Workflows with Apple’s Mac, iPhone,
iPad and Watch (Getting Your Ears on the AirPods, a Voice Over User's
Perspective - AP003 iBT078)
<p>In this episode, I take a look at Apple's new AirPods, their features and
usability with Voice Over. Enjoy!</p>
http://www.iblindtech.com/democast/getting-your-ears-on-the-airpods-a-voice-over-users-perspect.html
Regards,
Gadget Girl
Sent from my Apple gadget and dictated using Siri.
Post by Jennie Facer
Hi all,
I do want to tell you thaqt in the settings you can tell the air pods to
either be Siri or play/pause. You are right though that you cannot change
the volume.
Jenn
Sent from my iPad
Post by Sieghard Weitzel
Hi Carol,
The Airpods are impressive, sound great and I'd love to have a pair.
However, at this point two things keep me from spending this much money
for them: first, there is no way to Play/Pause, Forward/Rewind or change
the volume on the Airpods except for bringing up SIRI and tell SIRI what
you want to do. Of course this would not be an option on a flight or if
you are, for some reason in Airplane mode or have no WiFi or data
connection. Second, I have also an Apple Watch and all reports I have
heard say the Airpods don't switch well between iPhone and Apple Watch.
For such an advanced and expensive device and one that has been designed
by Apple this to me should be a given. If I listen to something on my
phone and I wake up my watch or a notification comes in on the watch then
the Airpods should switch instantly to the watch pausing whatever I am
listening to and, once the watch is done they should switch back and
resume playing my music or book or whatever. My Plantronics Voyager Edge
does this with a fraction of a second delay and I would expect that from
a device designed by Apple and for Apple devices. A third and myabe
slightly less important feature I would like to see is a small loop
moldet into the plastic on the part that sticks down and comes to a point
(it could even be at the end of that part) where you could attach a thin,
but strong line or cable to join both Airpods together which would make
it much less easy to loose them and it would be much easier to take them
out of your ear and have them hanging around your neck.
I totally expect that Apple will release a second generation of the
Airpods this fall along with their new iPhones and I will definitely wait
as it is only another 6 months until that happens to see what they
improve.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Airpod question.
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just
maybe, I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they
sound as though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned
throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt,
favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I
absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a
single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the
fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a
Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all
I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause
and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver
switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in,
that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and
sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I
simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound
automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I
could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend
inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable.
smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only
imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again,
has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative
accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact
I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an
anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats
Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats
Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply
not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has
no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the
Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future
Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the
new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big
clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack
of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not
special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs
between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a
lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the
BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10
difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219,
a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and
convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195
Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price
it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to
Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at
least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works
out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5
I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for
your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to
me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple
pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is
connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big
advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth
headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you
still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is
that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to
them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth
settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I
had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal
bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and
then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of myrna Votta
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to
David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods
yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up.
It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-desc
ri
ption-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did
try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the
battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this
is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much
battery is left in the case, though.
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of M. Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting
up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Jenifer Barr
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:00 AM
To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case?
Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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Hi, i used Beats Solo3 by myself and it has the volume controls as well and the play pause buttons to, that are on the left side of the headphones you have to feel them, it's look like that there are no buttons but there are the buttons
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen



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Thanks for that information, I guess the Apple sales staff then needs better training because I could not figure out how to adjust the volume, each time I pressed anywhere it would either pause the music or start playing again or it would activate SIRI. The sales person I dealt with even ran off to talk to his supervisor and then came back and said they indeed did not have volume controls. Anyhow, here in Canada the Beats Solo are $329 and while they sounded good I don’t think they sounded better than a $200 Plantronics Backbeat Sense I once owned and currently this is just not a priority for me. I rather save my money until hopefully the next generation of Airpods is released with volume controls and hopefully more advanced features.

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Hi, i used Beats Solo3 by myself and it has the volume controls as well and the play pause buttons to, that are on the left side of the headphones you have to feel them, it's look like that there are no buttons but there are the buttons
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Hi Eric,

Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.

Regards,
Sieghard

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Hi,

Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast

Myrna

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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.



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Jennifer,

David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.

I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.

Give it a listen.

Mark

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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
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X I am considering the beats ex or another set. I'm looking for noise cancellation
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Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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The BeatsX does not offer noise cancellation, just noise isolation. This means it plugs up your ear quite well and you don’t have much outside noise coming in, noise cancellation usually means the headset generates white noise to counteract outside noise.


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X I am considering the beats ex or another set. I'm looking for noise cancellation



On Feb 24, 2017 at 15:11, <M. Taylor<mailto:***@ucla.edu>> wrote:

Hello Everyone,



As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.



I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.



I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.



The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.



If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!



My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.



With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.



This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)



Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.



I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.



Mark



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Hi Eric,



Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.

Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.

All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.

If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.



Regards,

Sieghard



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Hi,



Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.

http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast



Myrna



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You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.







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Jennifer,



David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.



I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.



Give it a listen.



Mark



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Hi all.

I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!

Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?

Thanks.

Jen







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I agree with you it is a matter of preference. I tried them and did not like them at all. I could not fast forward rewind and could not do that. The pods did not fit securely. I then tried beatsx and did not like them.





I am about to try some Bose sound links.
Post by 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Mark,
That made interesting reading for me and made me think that, just maybe,
I'll take a demo, if one's available at the shop because they sound as
though they were made for me! <Smiles>
Carol P
Post by M. Taylor
Hello Everyone,
As with many things in life, it's all a matter of opinion.
I can tell you that of all the 20+ Bluetooth headsets I've owned throughout the years, Apple Airpods are my absolute, without a doubt, favorite.
I am amazed with how seamlessly they interface with iPhone. I absolutely love the fact that I can effortlessly switch from a single-ear to two-ear and back to a single-ear configuration, on the fly.
The auto-ear detection is as close to magic as I've yet experienced on a Smartphone.
If I am playing a song or listening to a book/podcast with Airpods, all I need do is to remove the Airpod from my ear and playback will pause and not resume until I place the Airpod back in my ear. Amazing!
My favorite feature of Airpods, however, is how beautifully VoiceOver switches between Airpods and iPhone.
With iPhone in my breast pocket, for example, and an alert comes in, that I want to explore privately, I simply place an Airpod in my ear and sound automatically transfers from the phone to my ear; when I'm done, I simply drop the Airpod back into either its case or a pocket, and sound automatically reverts back to iPhone.
This may be difficult to believe but last night, I panicked when I could not find one of my Airpods only to have a sighted friend inform me that it was in my left ear. I know, I couldn't believe it either. Talk about being embarrassed; but they really are that comfortable. smile)
Mind you, I am using Airpods with iPhone 6 Plus, only, so I can only imagine how much better they perform with newer iPhone models.
I think Airpods are well worth their price and that Apple, once again, has ushered in a new era of technology with this most innovative accessory.
Mark
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi Eric,
Good choice, I think the current Airpods are quite a rip-off and in fact I was at an Apple Store today to buy a headset for my wife as an anniversary present and I was looking forward to checking out the Beats Solo and walked away deeply disappointed. I am in Canada so the Beats Solo here is $329.95 + taxes and while they sounded OK I could simply not believe such a large and, according to Apple, advanced headset has no volume control. First the Airpods have no volume control and now the Beats Solo also has no volume control, if this is the wireless future Apple invisions they need glasses. I ended up getting her a pair of the new BeatsX since she prefers earbud style headsets anyways over big clunky ones. As for the Solo I can only say that in addition to the lack of a volume control the sound is also just OK, I mean it's good but not special for the price. I have listened to many a headset that costs between $150 and $200 Canadian and think they sounded just as good.
Another thing I noticed is that the canadian price for the BeatsX is a lot more favourible than that of the Airpods. If I am not mistaken the BeatsX in the States are $149 and the Airpods are $159, a $10 difference. Here in Canada the BeatsX are $179 and the Airpods are $219, a $40 difference in our currency. If I use the current exchange rate and convert $149 for the BeatsX to canadian it works out to about $195 Canadian, but Apple Canada only charges $179 so compared to the US price it's actually a good deal. If I convert the $159 US for the Airpods to Canadian it is $208 or $209 so at $219 Apple put a 5% upcharge on it at least based on the current exchange rate. How a $10 US difference works out to be a $40 Canadian difference when $10 US is about $13.2 or $13.5 I don't know.
All in all I think that currently you can get a much better bang for your buck if you look at third-party headsets and the Apple W1 chip to me seems very much overrated. In fact, apart from the admitedly simple pairing process and maybe the fact that any other Apple device that is connected to the same Apple Id is supposed to pair I don't see a big advantage.
If you think of it the initial pairing process of a regular bluetooth headset is also easy and in my view just as simple. With the BeatsX you still have to push and hold the on/off button and the only difference is that a message pops up on the screen asking if you want to connect to them so you save yourself a few taps by not having to go into bluetooth settings and to double tap on a newly paired device. With the BeatsX I had to double tap on "Connect" and then on "Done" with a normal bluetooth headset I have to double tap on Settings, then Bluetooth and then on the newly found device so it's one double tap more.
Regards,
Sieghard
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Hi,
Below is the link to the page which contains information and a link to David Woodbridge's podcast on the Air Pods. I received my Air Pods yesterday and I decided to listen to his podcast before I set mine up. It is excellent.
http://www.applevis.com/podcast/episodes/apple-airpods-unboxing-description-and-reviewto his podcast
Myrna
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
You can't turn them on or off and while I don't have a set of them I did try a pair at an Apple Store and I am pretty sure I remember that the battery status was displayed in the status line on the iPhone where this is usually showing for supported devices. I don't think you see how much battery is left in the case, though.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: Airpod question.
Jennifer,
David Woodbridge recently posted a fabulous podcast tutorial on setting up Airpods on AppleVis.
I do not have the URL but I'm certain that a quick Google search will find it.
Give it a listen.
Mark
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To: iPhone List
Subject: Airpod question.
Hi all.
I finally got my airpods. Yay!!!
Question: how do I check the batery status of the pods and the case? Also, isn't there a button on the case? A button to turn them off or on?
Thanks.
Jen
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