Canadian Reviewer reviews Apple AirPods: ‘Very cool’

“On the Surface, the AirPods seem quite simple,” Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla writes for Canadian Reviewer. “They are wireless versions of the EarPods that the company has been shipping with all its iPhones and iPod products, this time tuned to pair specifically with the iPhone 7 and make you forget there was ever a need for a headphone jack.”

“In terms of engineering and design, AirPods look like EarPods without the wires and also without the volume rocker. Apple has done a good job of integrating AirPods into the iPhone and Mac’s U.I. so you can see the amount of charge for each AirPod,” Sevilla writes. “There’s been some worry that the AirPods will fall off easily and that they will get lost. I’m not the most active guy but AirPods worked well for me in the gym, on the treadmill, on elliptical, during indoor run and while commuting. They work fine for me and fit great, best of all, my ears don’t feel the discomfort that I’ve experienced with other in-ear headphones.”

“In terms of sound quality, I found the AirPods to be satisfactory in almost every situation,” Sevilla writes. “As someone who has been using Bluetooth headphones or over a year, I found the simplicity and elegance of the AirPods to work well for my needs. Yes, they are expensive, but if you’re like me and use headphones for work and leisure multiple times on a daily basis, they are a very cool set to consider specially if you want to experience a completely wireless experience. Siri has to become a bit faster, but it’s nonetheless clever to be able to invoke the assistant with a few taps.”

Read more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: The strong reviews for AirPods keep rolling in!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tours New York Stock Exchange, calls AirPods ‘a runaway success’ – December 28, 2016
How to find out when Apple Stores have AirPods in stock – December 28, 2016
AirPods kick off Apple’s battle for our ears – December 23, 2016
Yahoo’s Pogue reviews Apple AirPods: Far more elegant and slick than others – December 23, 2016
Wall Street Journal’s Best Wireless Earbuds: AirPods, ‘Apple’s best new product in years’ – December 22, 2016
Apple AirPods are very cool, but I am returning them – here’s why – December 22, 2016
Marathoner tests Apple AirPods on 10K run – December 19, 2016
Rolling Stone reviews Apple AirPods: ‘Surprisingly awesome’ – December 14, 2016
Apple AirPods could arrive in stores as early as November 17th – November 10, 2016
Apple’s AirPods remain on track to launch this year, sources say – November 2, 2016
Apple AirPods may be delayed into 2017 – November 1, 2016
Apple delays AirPod rollout – October 26, 2016
Survey: 12% of U.S. consumers say they’ll buy Apple AirPods; extra $3 billion in revenue – September 29, 2016
Bill Atkinson: Why Apple’s AirPods are the best place for Siri – September 28, 2016
Apple’s response to Amazon Echo: AirPods – September 20, 2016
Apple’s AirPods make Google Glass look even more ridiculous (if that’s even possible) – September 19, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook: AirPods won’t fall out of your ears (with video) – September 14, 2016
Why Silicon Valley is all wrong about Apple’s AirPods – September 17, 2016
What AirPods can tell us about Apple’s future – September 12, 2016
Hands-on with Apple’s new AirPods: Stayed in my ears, sounded awesome – September 10, 2016
Apple and a truly wireless future: AirPods are just the start – September 10, 2016
Whoever makes the first AirPods strap is going to get rich – September 8, 2016
Apple patents biometric sensor-packed health monitoring earphones with ‘head gesture’ control – February 18, 2014


  1. Where are all the haters now? Jeez, I would have thought Apple was doomed given all the ridicule the Airpods got over the past few months.

    Did you all maybe learn a lesson, hopefully for the rest of us …and for the future? Like keep quiet until you try it?

    1. MDN gives you one biased side.

      From Ars Technica:

      ”My main problem is that the controls on the AirPods are much more limiting than those on the wired earbuds. The standard headset comes with a small nub on the wire that controls volume and can play and pause playback, but it’s also capable of lots more if you know how to use it. You can skip tracks and go back to previous tracks, enable Siri, scrub forward and backward in audio, use it as a remote trigger to snap pictures, and answer or end calls. The AirPods can’t even do volume adjustments, and if you want them to be able to play and pause music, you’ll either have to get in the habit of removing one from your ear (at which point the AirPods stop playing automatically) or turn off double-tap-for-Siri in favor of double-tap-to-play/pause.”

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