At today’s event, TechCrunch tested out Apple’s
fully wireless AirPods. The new headphones look pretty much exactly
like the company’s Earpods line, with the obvious distinction of being wireless. Apple promises five hours of life on a charge
with an additional 25 hours of life offered up by the charging case. The sound quality wasn’t bad, though we
hold judgement until testing in a less chaotic environment. The new AirPods feature touch functionality,
so you can double tap to activate Siri, who will take commands via the built-in mics. Music stops automatically when you pull them
out of your ear – definitely a nice feature that should save on battery. At $159, Apple’s AirPods are not exactly
cheap, but certainly inline with other wireless models.