you'll laugh, but I actually think this is a good idea 😅

The only thing that I think could still be improved, is if they made the strap into a wire, such that the sound signal could go into the AirPods via the wire and they wouldn't need a battery or bluetooth anymore.

@maltimore @Antanicus honest question: have you ever used AirPods? They're seriously the best consumer product in a decade. I can leave my phone somewhere and walk around my entire house and still be connected. They work through walls and floors.
@Antanicus @maltimore the number of times I used to snag my headphones cables on things while working was infuriating. They'd get ripped out of my ears, break the headphones. I was paying about $200/year for replacement wired headphones.

It's not about the weight of the phone. Sometimes you don't have pockets or free hands. My wife is a baker and she can be elbow deep in dough and still listen to music/audiobooks and take calls. Wired headphones would be a health code violation because they'd touch everything unintentionally
@Awizadofearthsea @Antanicus @maltimore and then you pull the phone out of your pocket and it yanks your headphones out of your ears / down your shirt? been there, done that

@feld @Antanicus @maltimore yeah, I don't have that problem, I just unplug the head phones if I have to move my phone around, but oh well, not really worth fighting about I suppose

@Awizadofearthsea @Antanicus @maltimore it's one of those things where your lifestyle and habits have to make using wired headphones a living hell.

i do not miss knotted up headphones in my pocket either. or my phone needing to charge so i can't walk away from it and still be on the call.

@feld @Antanicus @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea I'm completely turned off by this kind of technical overkill: headphones I need to connect via Bluetooth, which have to be recharged and are easily lost just to avoid wiring. I prefer the simplest solution if there's no real advantage. Headphones => plug in => works.

@stefan @Antanicus @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea I never need to "recharge" my headphones. I put them in the case when I'm done with them and pull them out when I need them. They charge in the case, so every time I pull them out they're back to 100%.

Case gets charged maybe once a week.

I've never lost them.
@stefan @Antanicus @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea additionally, the "bluetooth" part is transparent.

They work on my iphone, on my Macbook, even on my AppleTV without me doing anything special. They just work. No pairing required after the first connection to one of your devices.

And what's really great is that when traveling if my wife wants me to listen to something we don't need to find a Y-cable for headphones. She clicks one button and my phone asks if it's OK for her to share the audio, and then it streams to my airpods.

@feld @Antanicus @stefan @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea
Wait, how does that work? Sound sharing phone to phone? Is that related to the air-pods?

For the record, I'm on team bluetooth, but I prefer bigger bulkier on-ear headphones that I won't suddenly lose while cycling in heavy traffic.

@kingannoy @Antanicus @stefan @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea it's part of the Airpods special bluetooth features. Any nearby Airpods-capable headphones show up as an output device on your phone (Airpods, Airpods Pro, the Beats stuff) and you can choose it, but they have to approve it from their phone/device before it will connect.

@feld @Antanicus @stefan @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea
That's wild! Two headset's listening to one device?

Recently someone asked me (as their tech-savy friend😅) how they could both listen to the same radio/podcast while running. Bluetooth doesn't offer a option for two receivers by default. Most workarounds to that are REALLY klutzy. I actually advised them air-pods, but not for this feature, but to simply wear one each! 😂

@kingannoy @Antanicus @stefan @maltimore @Awizadofearthsea yep, it's a great feature! I don't know if there's a limit on how many you can broadcast to at the same time
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