You probably know about Apple's AirPods by now. I have been using them for over a year and still believe that they are one of Apple's great achievements.
I have always tried to wear a headset when using my phone and continually am challenged by the wire connecting them To the phone. It always seemed to get in the way. So, when Bluetooth headsets hit the market I started looking for ones that would stay in my ear, provide decent sound quality, both in the microphone and headset. I quickly discovered that anything that met those criteria hovered around $80-$100 price tag. The one I liked best was made by Jobra even though I had to use a hook for it to stay on my ear.
As soon as Apple unveiled the AirPods, I wanted a pair. I loved the minimal size and the idea that the case also charged them. But, once I got them I fell in love. Synching to my phone was as easy as pressing a button on the back of the case… That was it. My phone recognized them immediately and I was ready to start using them.
The design of the case is just what you would expect from Apple. You feel the quality... from the smooth lines to the mechanical lid to the way the air pods slide into their places magnetically. The case is about the size of a box of dental floss and fits easily and inconspicuously in my shirt pocket.
Usually I only use one at a time and get about 4 hours of battery life. If I get low, I swap to the other one. That way I have another 4 hours while the first one charges back up an at my level of use the case only needs charging every three or four days.
My only complaint is that I sometimes leave the house without them....
I solved that by buying a second pair to leave in my car...and at $160 each, that says more about how much I love my AirPods.