As previously mentioned in another post; a layoff can make for change. I decided I needed to become more of a mobile worker. Thus, a new iPad, iPhone and figured why not for the airpods.
Normally, I avoid first releases and I no longer chase everything Apple. The second generation airpods seemed interesting.
I like the wireless charge ability and thought it was interesting the case can serve as a backup battery. They are easy to wear though I can see them falling out for serious activities. Sound wise they are good and noise cancellation was just about right. Lessons surrounding noises and still allow for someone to get your attention.
I like they were easy to install and have the ability to pause youtube on removal and change the sound over when you insert one.
The bad thing? Remember the joke ad where the dancing shadow figures would loose one and then repeatedly buy a new one? I lost one in under a month!!!!
For a simple cost of 75$ (shipping and tax), you can purchase a replacement. I wonder how much money Apple has made with this ability.
If you happen to loose one, don’t use the genius bar. You have to schedule an appointment, spend time while they verify you own it and then maybe they have replacements. I got annoyed by the fact I was looking at appointments; walked over to check a wall calendar for my kids activities; walked back and the appointments were full for the day.
I called the help line, waited about 45 minutes and after about 20 minutes; a new one was ordered.
Oh well at least I have both again…..