More important, Apple says these things will last up to five hours on a single charge, a claim we have no way of verifying right now. For those of you keeping track, though, Samsung claims its similar Gear IconX earbuds last for only three hours on a single go-around. Then again, the IconX also double as actual workout buddies, an avenue Apple didn't try to pursue even though the Watch Series 2 and iOS 10 emphasize user health pretty heavily.
At the very least, their familiar design ensures you know what you're getting into. If Apple's EarPods never really fit snugly in your ears, well, you'd probably do well to stay away. I've personally never had a problem with their fit, so the AirPods nestled nicely into my ears and stayed there even as I wagged my head around like a huge dork.
There are other things to keep in mind, too. You'll be able to pop the 'Pods back into their carrying case for some extra juic,e though I'm sure some people will be miffed that there's no way -- a wired adapter, maybe -- to get them juiced up while keeping the music flowing. Having used wireless earbuds like the Earin in the past, this isn't a huge deal for me, but I wonder if Apple will eventually cook up an accessory to address this subtle issue.
It's far too early to tell if the AirPods are worthy wearables or just a neat gimmick that builds on the promise of Apple's increasingly wireless future. At this point, I'm not terribly thrilled, but here's hoping the final models are capable of greatness.Click here to catch all the latest news from Apple's "See You" event.