AirPods

How to connect AirPods to any headphone jack (non-Bluetooth devices)

Twelve South AirFly Duo

Wireless Bluetooth headphones are great for untethered listening. But many devices have traditional headphone connectors, rendering AirPods, Beats, and other wireless options useless. Apple officially ditched the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and later, making the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter the missing link for wired headphones. Twelve South now makes a similar adapter to connect the latest wireless headphones such as AirPods directly to a 3.5mm headphone port.

Are the AirPods Pro waterproof?

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro are water resistant, with an IPX4 rating. This means they are rated to resist splashing water.

Sweating during a workout or a few drops of rain shouldn't be a problem for AirPods Pro. However, this does not mean they are completely waterproof. AirPods Pro are not designed for underwater use, or for water sports such as swimming.

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Apple launches AirPods Pro with noise cancellation

AirPods Pro

Apple quietly published a press release announcing the long-rumored AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Not only are the upgraded AirPods Pro official, they are launching on Wednesday, October 30th. Apple detailed the design and features of the AirPods Pro, as well as their cost. The new design offers "truly immersive sound" along with Active Noise Cancellation and silicone ear tips for optimized fit.

How to have Siri automatically read text messages to you on your AirPods

Siri Announce Messages

Siri has been able to read text messages to you for a while now, but you have always had to ask first, or double tap your AirPods. Making for a truly hands free experience, iOS 13.2 lets Siri read incoming texts automatically, provided you have AirPods 2 or Powerbeats Pro. Here's how to have Siri read your texts to you as soon as you receive them on your iPhone:

The best wireless chargers for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods

Anker dual pad

Wireless charging is quick and convenient, with no Lightning cable required. Apple's latest devices all support the Qi wireless charging standard, which means there are many choices when it comes to charging pads, stands and other products. Even AirPods with a wireless charging case can be placed on a wireless charger, just like an iPhone. And iPhones can be charged wirelessly without removing a case.

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