This is impossible talk about AirPods without sharing personal experience with them. The presentation of the original model in the central text of September 2016 presented us with a product that seemed to be something of a science fiction film, so when I wrote it, I gave exactly this title.
When it came to an end, I had the opportunity to test it in the demonstration field that Apple made available to the press in Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Apple Park would be officially open a year later). This space was great, but there were many media people with a lot of ambient noise. I told the person from Apple that he did a demo to try them out, but I understand that he would not appreciate them with this noise. He only replied: "Try … Seriously."
They had nothing, but honestly, I was impressed power of sound and how well it stood out among the storms of the crowd. I also remember that it seemed very strange to me headphones like a traditional iPod without a cableand the speed at which music began to play when interacting with the iPhone interface.
The true magic of AirPod's was connectivity and sound quality: in AirPods 2, the feeling was improved.
I already had about a few months later home analysis units, and I remember that I first tried them with Catch & Release, Matt Simons. When I dress them, I do not know if I was taken away magical a song, a sense of freedom to first install these completely wireless headphones or sound quality … simply I closed my eyes in I really enjoyed music. The product has disappeared, but then I realized that this product will be absolutely successful for the company.
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Today we are thinking of AirPods as a clear success story and one of the best new Apple products in recent years – definitely I think. But when they got into the public, no one doubted they were.very rare"Of course, it happened to you too, but wearing it when nobody knew it attracted many views and a strange question: The form was acknowledged but this seemed like a joke.
The design of AirPods has finally become an icon since it was in its time iPod or iPhone
When sales began to catapult and become more popular, the feeling was that something was strange in the ear. Today, almost three years after the introduction of the first model, it's normal to see them on the streets, in the subway or even in a reporter who uses them for their living connections. Actually they became an icon when talking about wireless headphones, as in his time is the iPod or iPhone – and this is a lot of talk about a product that did not have anything simple in its first generation.
In fact, it was always interesting to me how the product has penetrated so much into devices outside Apple's ecosystem. If we use branded products, we had synchronization with the W1 chip of original AirPodes, using iCloud, to connect them instantly with our devices … However, people even if you buy them with Android and you are surprised at the ease of use and conveniencethat connects them via Bluetooth. I recommend them in the same way even if you do not have an iPhone: they are genuine Trojan horse for the brand – again as was the iPod then – that you can focus on other brand products that you have never devoted to.
AirPods 2, the changes are not visible, but are noticeable
It's very difficult to distinguish in a quick look AirPods 2 (so we will call them comfort) of some AirPods 1 at the external design level. Perhaps one of the most important parts of wireless headphones is autonomy. The originals had understandable values within each headset and in this new model They improved:
Autonomy in the case
24 hours of audio playback and up to 11 hours of talk time
24 hours of audio playback and up to 18 hours of talk time
Stand-alone with headphones
Up to 5 hours of audio playback and up to 2 hours of talk time
Up to 5 hours of audio playback and up to 3 hours of talk time
15 minutes in case it gives 3 hours of audio playback or more than 1 hour of talk
15 minutes in the event giving 3 hours of audio playback or more than 2 hours of talk time
From this improvement of autonomy we conclude the following conclusions that we already introduce when we are talking about the great novelty of these AirPods 2: Chip H1 which regulates everything. Well, instead of "chips", we have one in each handset. This leadership achieves in this generation:
- 7 hours more talk with battery and case with 100% load. More than 50%
- 1 hour more Talk to the handset. An additional 50%
- 1 hour more talk with a quick charge of 15 minutes. Additional 100%
This is an important improvement it will improve our use in everyday useespecially when exchanging telephone conversations by listening to music without including headphones. This is the first essential change, but of course it is much more than it seems.
The AirPods 2 design is practically the same previous generation, with the exception of the load box case (now it's more matt and less metal) and LED indicator, which is in the case of a charging base wireless is now out. And this is also the original design of a large internal change that will make it easier to load the device.
The Wireless charging AirPods 2 It is compatible with all chargers that use the Qi standard on the market as it happens with an iPhone that starts with the iPhone X. It does not have to use the missing Apple AirPower – I've seen some of the comments that they think is just compatible with it – with the same the base that we load into the phone will help us to load the suitcasein about three hours because the load is 5V). This is sincerely particularly appropriate if we already use one of these databases at home or in the office.
These AirPods 2 can be purchased with this wireless charging unit for € 229 or one with only a cable fee of € 50 less, € 179. The differences between the two models are only the charging system, functionality and other features are the same as the main hardware in each handset. There is also the option of purchasing a wireless charging cabinet for only € 89 and is also compatible with original AirPods. In my opinion, if possible, we should count on the wireless charging model, since in the future we will see a much greater chance of charging this type (even in furniture or cars that are already installed) using it Qi standard who have AirPods.
The H1 chip is the beginning of something important
It is invisible if we are talking only of an outer design, however The interior of these new AirPods 2 has almost changed completely. Not only to adjust the wireless charge in your case, but also to keep in each headset something that will start with something very important for the family of wireless headphones Apple: Chip H1. This chip is the chief responsible, which we already have "Hey, Siri "in this new generation, keep the same shape … as Apple told us in the main memory of the previous September 2018 in this video (when this new model was not yet official):
The real star in AirPods 2 is the H1 chip that Apple designed exclusively to manage the performance of wireless headphones
H1 is the first chip Apple designed exclusively for managing wireless headphones (H comes from the "Handset", a headset in English) and this is especially important because it is in charge of controlling everyone subsystems hardware containing energy consumption. Accelerometers, proximity sensors, volume. T H1 orchestrates the flow of energy between them preserving battery preservation, so we have more capacity in the same room of the previous generation. The combination of hardware + Apple software is no doubt this.
He is also responsible for sample The microphones of the handsets that listened to the handset Hey, the Cheeses, were completely limited, without this influence, as you can see in the battery. He does not even need it no configuration To do this: AirPods 2 will use the initialization data to configure the Siri on the iPhone to pay attention to our orders.
As a technology, Apple has put so much interest in creating this chip specifically for it shows that it is a brand Strongly seeks to develop these benefits in the future. There is also a moderate improvement in the sound that H1 clearly improves, especially with strong bass and sharper tones. We still do not have complete sound failures – perhaps because of the "outer" design of the headphones – but in voice calls I noticed that H1 also improves noise separation external call.
Every day with AirPods 2
Low latency and improvement in conjunction with our devices is one of the most remarkable improvements in AirPods 2
With this new generation AirPods 2 are even better in a round product at a very good price – the price difference is more than for some competitors, which is an important leap for internal restructuring. Another very improved point is low latency – the response time between the iPhone and headphones is negligible – and connection speeds with devices. Practical seconds and we are connected, from our main device or to those we have in our cloud iCloud.
The recurring question is also whether or not AirPods can be used for sports games. I use the originals for sports from the first month, even going to work or training with them in the gym. It depends on the shape of your ear canal to prevent them from falling or not. In my case, I never fell.
If you need additional support, you can find very cheap adapters that will more firmly hold the AirPods in our ear. The sound quality in sports it's something I can not do without my training: my advice when you go home, by a cotton, soaked with little alcohol clean them, not water. In this way, I have been rude for almost three years.
In my opinion these AirPods should be almost safe to buy even though we do not have Apple products. If we are also ecosystem users, they are indispensable: We will have the advantage of using Apple Watch as a visual interface for them or cheer to increase or decrease the volume (that Apple should think about something touching the software at some point).
Everything to get those transits into underground, air transport or those moments when we do not want to hear anything, They disappear and there is only good musicor the voice we want to hear on the other side. Finally, it is no longer a science fiction, although we still see it.