Airpods: are they worth it?

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There is a new visible trend around Kingswood Oxford: airpods. Whether students own a pair or not, most everybody has heard of Apple’s new wireless earbuds. The many pros and cons of these new gadgets make people ask: Are airpods really worth the $159 price?

Apple first released its airpods on September 7, 2016, alongside the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. It wasn’t until December of 2018 though, that wireless earbuds really became popular.

One benefit of airpods is they are easy to use while exercising. “You can move your head, so let’s say if you are doing sports or working out, it doesn’t get in the way,” seventh-grader Owen Caliguri said. Owen also mentioned that he liked them because they don’t fall out and they are noise canceling. He said they make the music experience a lot better and he would definitely recommend them to others.

Apple’s airpods also come in a small charging case. The case has 24 hours of battery life before it needs to be charged itself. “They are way more convenient because one, they have a smaller case you can carry around, and two, you don’t have to worry about the wires getting tangled up,” eighth-grader Jordan DiMauro said.

However, eighth-grader Cooper Schumacher had a different opinion. “Less convenient, they are easier to lose,” he said. Cooper also mentioned that earbuds – the ones with wires – are able to catch your phone if you drop it, while airpods obviously can’t do so.

There are clearly two opinions about the value of Apple’s wireless earbuds. Each person will have to decide for themselves whether airpods are worth it or not.