The iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack which means more people will turn to Bluetooth headphones. Apple’s solution was to release their own truly wireless earbuds. The term “truly wireless” refers to earbuds that do not connect via short cables or neckbands. Apple’s truly wireless earbuds are the Apple AirPods. However, the AirPods aren’t the only truly wireless option you have. There’s also Bragi’s The Headphone that is feature rich.
As mentioned earlier, Apple’s AirPods are Apple’s solution to the removal of the headphone jack. At first glance, you will notice they look identical to Apple’s EarPods but, without the wire. The stem that you find on EarPods is also on AirPods. Apple has kept it there to hold the built-in mic. You can also talk to Siri without removing your phone from your pocket.
AirPods best feature is its super easy connectivity function. They connect to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac the instant you remove them from the case. By removing one of the AirPods from your ear, the music pauses. Want to play music again? Put them back in your ear and it’ll play. AirPods have a battery life of five hours with an additional 24 hours when you use the charging case. AirPods will cost $159. However, they will not be available until late October.
The Headphone originated from Bragi’s The Dash, which were also truly wireless earbuds. Where The Dash was $300, The Headphone’s price was cut in half at $149. However, if you were to pre-order before November 1st, you can buy The Headphone for $119. Unlike AirPods, The Headphone comes with three different FitTip sizes. The Headphone also has a bit of a longer battery life at six hours per charge.
A problem Bragi saw with The Headphone’s predecessor, The Dash, was Bluetooth connectivity. The Headphone will come with Bragi OS 2.1 that should improve Bluetooth connectivity. These earbuds also have Audio Transparency, which allows you to let surrounding sounds in. Three easy to use buttons that enable you to control your music and Audio Transparency and take calls. Like AirPods, The Headphone has a case that delivers extra battery life. The case is also easy to carry around your neck so that it’ll be less likely to be lost. The Headphone connects to any smartphone, tablet or computer including the iPhone 7.
Truly Wireless Earbuds from the U.S.
Purchasing AirPods or The Headphone from the U.S. is achieved with the US Unlocked Card. The US Unlocked Card is a virtual prepaid debit card that has a U.S. billing address. We partner with forward shipping companies that allow us to use their address as the billing address on our cards. We are partnered with:
The US Unlocked Card is accepted on most U.S. websites where prepaid is accepted. When using your card, do make sure you are always connected over VPN (U.S. IP address) when making a purchase. To check whether your VPN is working you can go to whatismyipaddress.com. The IP location will need to be somewhere in the U.S.A.