If you have $108,000 USD burning a hole in your pocket and want the world’s only pair of AirPods Max “Golden White”, then Caviar’s latest offering should do the trick. Why are they so expensive? Being handcrafted with 750 grams of 18K yellow gold and then accented by white crocodile leather might have something to do with it. Just in case you want to make sure people know you’re using something unique, it even has a headband sporting two gold rings with Caviar inscriptions. Read more for additional pictures, information, and a bonus video review of AirPods Max.
If nothing but the most luxurious items will do, Gucci has just the AirPods Pro case for you. At $1100 USD, it’s supposed to be worn around the neck like a mini handbag using the detachable strap, handcrafted from beige & ebony GG Supreme canvas, leather, and metal. The case itself features a faux lock and key inspired by the brand’s ‘Padlock’ rande, complete with a ‘Bamboo Line’-inspired handle. Open it up, and you’ll find a red material of sorts with a magnetic clip. Read more to see the slightly more affordable standard AirPods case.
Apple AirPods Pro are still the premier true wireless earphones with ANC and you can get a pair for $194 shipped, today only, originally $249. Adaptive EQ automatically tunes the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of an individual’s ear to provide a rich, immersive listening experience. Its custom high dynamic range amplifier generates pure, incredibly clear sound while also extending battery life, and powers a custom high-excursion, low-distortion speaker driver designed to optimize audio quality as well as remove background noise. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
JR East collaborated with Panasonic Corp. to develop a vacuum-inspired device capable of retrieving dropped wireless earphones, like the Apple AirPods. They are currently conducting tests at JR East’s Ikebukuro Station to show the device works far better than a traditional grabber tool. It’s estimated that there were 950 cases of dropped earphones in the Tokyo area between July and September alone, according to East Japan Railway Co. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: 52 Audio via 9to5 Mac
Apple is holding a “One More Thing” event next week and it’s rumored that in addition to new Apple Silicon Macs, the company is set to reveal their third-generation AirPods as well. These leaked images from 52 Audio allegedly show these new AirPods 3, and they look very similar to the AirPods Pro. The image above shows the top section of the charging case, along with one of the earbuds. While they may look like the AirPods Pro, these will not have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology built-in. Read more for two additional pictures.
Apple AirPods 2 with Charging Case (Wired) are being offered for the lowest price yet this year, and you can get a pair for $99 shipped, today only, originally $159. Unlike the first generation, this model features the Apple-designed H1 chip, which developed specifically for headphones, delivering performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of the hands-free “Hey Siri” voice assistant. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple AirPods 2 are still holding up quite well for anyone who doesn’t require active noise cancellation, and Prime Members (30-day free trial) can get a pair for $114.99 shipped, today only, originally $159. This model features the H1 chip with a custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. These AirPods deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Product page. Already have AirPods? Check out more Prime day deals here. Read more for a hands-on video review explaining why it’s still worth getting in 2020 and additional information.
Apple AirPods Pro are unlike any other earbuds, as they use an innovative vent system to equalize pressure, minimizing the discomfort common in other in-ear designs, and you can get a pair for $220 shipped, today only, originally $249. In addition to being sweat- and water-resistant, it uses two microphones combined with advanced software to continuously adapt to each individual ear and headphone fit for active noise cancellation. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case is perfect for those who don’t need Active Noise Cancellation, and they can be picked up for $139.98 shipped, today only, originally $199. Its built-in H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create an incredible audio experience and improved synchronization, allowing AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the first generation model. You’ll be able to quickly switch between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad with two times faster connect times. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Apple’s AirPods Pro are now being offered for the lowest price yet at $219.98 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. Unlike standard AirPods, each Pro earbud comes with three different sizes of soft, flexible silicone ear tips that conform to the contours of each individual ear. They also have an innovative vent system to equalize pressure, minimizing the discomfort common in other in-ear designs. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.