Apple's new wireless earbuds, AirPods, are perhaps more controversial, more debated, and (at first impression, at least) more hated than just about anything else the company has come out with recently. But is all the snark and criticism deserved? We put the AirPods to the test to find out.
The DesignAirPods come in a clever, dental floss-shaped case. This case has a magnetic lid that flicks shut with a satisfying click. Inside, each AirPod also magnetically snaps into place. An LED inside glows green when the case is charged. The AirPods themselves, well, you've seen them. They look like tiny Barbie blowdryers — or the tips of Apple's wired EarPods. While the stick poking out of the end of the AirPods looks awkward, it does make inserting and removing them from your ears simple (and perhaps slightly more hygienic than inserting and removing more discreet earbuds).