Apple's AirPods 2 ship today, here's your main reason to get them (poll results)

Apple's AirPods 2 ship today, here's your main reason to get them (poll results)
Last week, we asked you what new feature of the AirPods 2nd-gen could have piqued your fancy long enough to press that buy button regardless of whether you already have the OG AirPods

Predictably enough, more than half of our respondents chose the longer talk times possible from the new truly wireless buds from Apple. The extra wireless charging option was next in line, even though you have to buy a dedicated case for it, and the bundle costs $199, as opposed to $159 for the AirPods with the regular charging case.

What's the main reason you would buy the AirPods 2nd generation for?

Wireless charging
19.37%
Better battery life
52.84%
Faster connectivity
14.87%
"Hey, Siri" (always-on voice control)
12.92%

The faster syncing and more stable connectivity of the new custom-made H1 Bluetooth chip took its rightful third place, while the always-on voice assistant extra in the 2nd-gen AirPods is apparently in the "nice to have" category.

We've been waiting for two and a half years, but Apple finally decided that the true wireless earbuds competition is starting to catch up, and is shipping the second generation of its venerable 
AirPods today, March 25, after they've been available to order for the last few days. After 544 excruciating days of wait, we can finally say that today is the day you can buy an Apple AirPods Wireless Charging Case. 

It was announced in September 12, 2017, together with Apple's unicorn of an AirPower Qi charger and will now be offered in a package deal with the 2nd-gen AirPods for $199. Well, that exact package has now slipped to an April delivery, but hopefully, the supply will be normalized soon, as the OG AirPods came with long production delays and shipping times that were often more than a month into the future at first.

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16 Comments

1. someguy2261

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Don't get them,not only you will look like a homo ,but they are crap. Or you might as well throw your money in the garbage. Or you take those bills and burn them at least you will get some heat from it. Or even as toilet paper, much better use.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

they aren't bad and they work perfectly with other ios devices. the only downside is buying airpods 2 when you have airpods 1 especially if its mainly for wireless charging.

5. midan

Posts: 2871; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Users love the product, Amazon rating from users 4,5 star average.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don’t care if you love or hate Apple, your reasoning is downright stupid and also insulting

11. midan

Posts: 2871; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Just shows how childish bitter kids Android users are.

12. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Sadly they do sound like a crap. II. gen did nothing on terms of sound quality.

15. slashas

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

You can defend your claim about sound quality? If you even haven’t touched 2gen yet :)

16. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

All reviews so far pointing out the identical sound quality. I have yet to test it myself.

3. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Number 1 reason for a lot of people, still no rubber grip coating.

4. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

This is the one complaint I hear all the time too hah

6. eausa

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

There has to be something weird in your brain if you can manage to wear these in public. They look so retarded.

7. Alcyone

Posts: 388; Member since: May 10, 2018

If I had issues with my ears constantly bleeding I might wear them. Look like they make good ear tampons.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How original...clap clap clap.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm good, I'll keep that $217 after tax in my pocket. My 1st gen AirPods have connectivity issues (bluetooth disconnects), and the new ones probably will too. Mehhh...pass.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I would recommend toss out 20$ for QCY T1c. I. gen Airpods I borowed for testing, had signal issues as well.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm used to it now. I've had em for so long, it's like whatever at this point. thanx for the info though

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