The Apple AirPods (1st gen) portable Bluetooth wireless earphones have a non-isolating earbud design. These earphones are intended for use with Bluetooth connected Apple iPhones, but also work with other Bluetooth enabled audio devices and have a reception range of around 33 feet. They have built-in microphones and integrated music player play/pause, and cell phone call connect/disconnect controls. Additional features include volume and music track skip control via Siri digital assistant spoken commands when used with some Apple devices. The AirPods comes with a charging/carrying case and a USB charging cable, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.
Plug typeThe type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
Integrated microphoneHas an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control
Call connect/disconnect controlThis allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Integrated volume control
Integrated volume controlThis allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated function control
Integrated function controlThis allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Warranty: parts, labor
Warranty: parts, laborWarranty (parts/labor, mo.) indicates the length of the manufacturer's warranty for parts and labor, in months.
Additional featuresAdditional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Either earpiece can be used alone for one ear monitoring of Bluetooth streamed audio and telephone communications or shared listening (one person listens to one earphone while another person listens to the other) if both earphones are within range of each other. Earphones operate up to 5 hrs. on built-in rechargeable batteries. Charging cradle has built-in rechargeable battery that the manufacturer claims can be used to recharge the earphone batteries approximately 4 times (for more than 24 hrs. of total playtime) between its own charges. Has quick charge feature: 15 min of charging will provide 3 hrs. of playtime. When used with Apple devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3, macOS Sierra or higher Apple OS versions provides the following features: Siri digital voice assistant compatibility, Automatic Ear Detection (pauses music when one AirPod is taken out of ear and resumes when it is put back, and stops music when both are taken out), automatic connection to unlocked iPhone and to all cloud connected Apple products associated with that account, battery status check via holding the AirPods next to your iPhone or asking Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?”
Included accessoriesIndicates what additional accessories are included.
Charging/carrying case, USB to Lightning Connector charging cable.
Cord lengthCord lengths indicates the approximate length of the cord from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
WeightReflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.