Apple’s AirPods Unboxed in Detail; Rolling Stone Calls Them “Pretty F*cking Cool”

Macworld has posted a quick and casual unboxing video of Apple’s AirPods, in a 15-minute look at the wireless headphones, set to ship next week. The video demonstrates pairing AirPods, plus also shows they won’t fall out of your ears easily, as shown by Macworld executive editor, Susie Ochs:

In another review of AirPods, Rolling Stone concluded they are “pretty f*cking cool”:

The microphone is very clear, and we were even able to carry on a conversation while riding a bike. Also notable is how infrequent the AirPods drop the Bluetooth signal. While it does occasionally happen – Bluetooth is far from a perfect technology – it’s a much rarer than with similar devices on the market. The AirPods are also cheaper than other wireless earbuds too. And while $159 is still a pretty penny to spend on far less than audiophile-grade headphones, it’s a bargain for the experience of walking around, totally wire-free, with a personal soundtrack pumped directly into your brain. In a nutshell: pretty f*cking cool.

Rolling Stone has been a friendly publication to Apple and Steve Jobs since the early 80s.

Another lengthy review to check out is over at AppleInsider, as Daniel Eran Dilger says AirPods are “Apple’s other new wearable of the future.”

Apple’s AirPods went on sale earlier this week, after a two month delay, priced at $219 CAD. The first AirPods should arrive by December 20th in Canada, while stores are expected to carry stock next week as well.

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  • KS

    I’m still skeptical of the Rolling Stone review. The entire paragraph looks like a blatant advertisement.

  • Yeah, it almost appears to be a review to stem the whole “Apple failed to launch AirPods on time” narrative news outlets have been reporting.

  • KS

    I agree. “Wag the dog”, as they say. Notice how these reviews astutely bypass talking about the sound-quality of these $200 earphones; while it is the prime focus when they’re reviewing other brands.

  • Macworld’s video review said they sounded better than EarPods and the other headphones she had on her desk.

  • KS

    Ah my bad, never played past the confusing start to the video.

    If they do sound better, I’d be very much interested.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Spend more, get less seems to be apple’s new approach to everything.