“I laughed at Apple’s wireless AirPods when they were first announced. I sat on Twitter and shared the same jokes as everyone else, and never dreamed they’d be in my ears. ‘They look stupid,’ I thought, and everyone seemed to agree,” Tom Warren writes for The Verge. “It’s with much regret that I’m now using AirPods as my headphones every day, but I still think they look stupid. Others do, too, apparently, because people keep staring at me as if I’m from outer space.”

“I tried a pair during a recent work trip and I was surprised at how easy they linked to the iPhone despite the lack of wires. And the battery charging case is just clever,” Warren writes. “Untangling headphones is a headache, and feeding them through your jacket or having them tugged out of your ears can be frustrating.”

iPhone 7 with Apple's revolutionary AirPods

iPhone 7 with Apple’s revolutionary AirPods

 
“All of these first-world problems are solved with the AirPods, but at a weird expense,” Warren writes. “As this is new technology, most people haven’t seen a pair of AirPods where I live, let alone tried them. I receive puzzled looks on a daily basis, and I’m fairly sure most people think I’m wearing some wild earrings or making some kind of statement by cutting the wires of the iconic Apple EarPods.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’ll blow over soon enough. It’s already happening.

As for the AirPods looking alien: Tape a pair of wires on the ends of each and you’ll see that they look very much like the type of earphones that everyone is very used to seeing by now (which, for those who remember, we weren’t used to seeing before iPod – people thought those looked “alien,” too). We’ll all get used to the lack of wires soon enough.MacDailyNews, September 14, 2016

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