AirPods have been around now for just over a year and have a lot of controversy around their looks and price. I have been using the first gen AirPods for just under a year now, testing them on Apple and Android phones.
In my opinion AirPods are amazing. For just under £150 you get a charging case along with the earphones. The earphones have built in microphones as well as the expected crisp 360° audio. I use AirPods whilst mowing the lawn which is an extremely loud activity but even when the volumes cranked up to the max there is no loss in audio quality.
There are some romours going around that the AirPods are not that comfortable and they fall out really easy. I’m happy to report that, even when I’m on the treadmill, they don’t fall out. If you are felling nervous through about your AirPods falling out you can purchase AirPod hooks from third party sellers on Amazon which are made to attach and detattch with ease from the AirPods and keep them firmly in your ears at all times. Comfort wise, the AirPods are just like the wired earphones you get when you buy an iPhone, just a bit heavier.
Another question I get asked alot when wearing AirPods is about phone compatibility. I can ensure you that the AirPods work on both Apple and Android phones. The heads up AirPod display is way better on apple phones but you would expect that from an apple product. After getting a Google phone though I found out that you can download an app called airbattery from the play store which allows you to check up on how much juice your AirPods have left, just like the apple GUI.
So are they still worth it? Short answer: yes! With the latest release of the AirPods gen two at the same £150 mark the AirPods are obviously not a thing of the past but instead a step to into the future.