They are launching new products quietly without any big event or announcement. Apple has just launched there new airpods called 2.0. But it’s little unsatisfactory that Apple hasn’t tried much experimentation with this, just few new specification and changes done to old one.
They says that now it will give more talk- time, new voice activated Siri access, and a new wireless charging case.
Extended battery life
The new AirPods deliver an 5 hours of listening time and now up to 3 hours of talk time all on one charge. They’re made to keep up with you, thanks to a charging case that holds multiple charges for more than 24 hours of listening time. Need a quick charge? Just put AirPods back in the case for 15 minutes to get up to 3 hours of listening timeand 2 hours of talk time. You can check the battery, by holding the AirPods next to your iPhone or ask Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?”
More than 24 hours of battery life with charging case
Up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge
Only 15 minutes of charging can provides up to 3 hours of listening time.
Wireless charging case :
Apple has introduced the new Wireless Charging Case, for the airpods. Due to which charging becomes as simple as placing the AirPods case on a Qi-compatible charging mat. The LED indicator on the front of the case lets you know that your AirPods are charging. And when you’re away from a charging mat, you can use the Lightning port to charge.
Improved sound quality:
The Airpods are powered by all-new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods deliver a faster and more stable wireless connection to your devices — up to 2x faster when switching between active devices, and a 1.5x faster connection time for phone calls.The H1 chip also drives voice-enabled Siri access and delivers up to 30 percent lower gaming latency. So whether you’re playing games, listening to music, or enjoying podcasts, you’ll experience higher-quality sound.
Now you can easily talk to your personal assistant “Siri” without touching your phone with the help of new airpods. You can directly ask for any help or anything using airpods.
Cost and Pricing:
The Airpods with standard charging case will cost $159 ( approx. Inr : 10,915 /- ). If you loves and want airpods with wireless charging case it will cost around $199 ( approx. Inr : 13,654/- ). But if you have old standard airpods, Apple has given you the option of buying only the wireless case which would cost around $79 ( approx. Inr : 5420 /- ). They are available to buy at apple.com and official Apple store.
But if you hate airpods and want something in alternative of them which is budget friendly and plus good sound quality. Then here are certain recommendation:
Alternatives for this Airpods 2.0
looking for a pair of wireless earbuds that can do cover some of the features
above, and budget friendly than you can this all wireless earphones:
The Master & Dynamic MW07:
They are double the price of standard airpods, but they feel good in ears.There are different colors to choose from and they also come with wings you can attach them to earphone so they stay in your ears.
The Sony WF1000X/BM1:
It is the most prominent noise-cancelling wireless earbuds on the market available .
Soundcore Liberty Air:
They cost less than the AirPods, almost $60 and come in a different color, and stay tighter in your ears.
Why Airpods 2.0 is not as expected?
Apple just silently launched there upgrade version of traditional Airpods. These Airpods come with wireless charging case, but people where expecting something bigger change, they want something substansual or significant. There weretalk about black or red colourAirpods. Something different from traditional “ white” colourAirpods. They are identical as old one with just new chip and wireless charging support in it. There are other wireless earphones like Samsung wireless ear buds which cost around $129. The new Apple Airpods 2.0 is somewhere double the cost of Samsung ear buds.
If you are an Apple and there accessories lover you can go for it but if you are thinking of upgrading your standard airpods or planning to buy new one I will suggest for other wireless earphones available in the market. Some of them provide good features and sound quality then Airpods 2.0 and cheap too. You can say that Airpods 2.0 are just upgrade version of standard Airpods and not much changes in them. Just spending $40 more wireless case in not a good option.