AirPods

Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

The Bento Stack was announced today by Function 101 in an effort to easily contain the many Apple cords, dongles, and accessories some users use. This includes holding the Apple Pencil, the MacBook Pro power cord, the AirPods, and etcetera. Much like the original Japanese-designed lunch box system, this Bento Box stacks up and keeps things tidy. Especially dongles - all the dongles.

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Apple AirPods wireless charging case release date might have just leaked

Apple AirPods wireless charging case release date might have just leaked

One of the most exciting announcements from Apple's reveal event on Tuesday was that after years of rumors, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X will support wireless charging. The trio of iPhones aren't the only Apple devices compatible with wireless charging, as the feature was also announced for the Apple Watch and Apple's wireless AirPods.

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PodCase by Pebble founders charges iPhones and AirPods

PodCase by Pebble founders charges iPhones and AirPods

Odd as they may look, the implementation of Apple’s AirPods was, to be fair, genius. Simply pop out even just one of the two and the connection between AirPod and iPhone is made. And that case doubles as container and charger in one. But it’s also another thing you have to carry around separately and potentially forget or, worse, lose. That’s why a group of dreamers and makers have come up with the PodCase, an iPhone and AirPod battery case in one. And while cases are a dime a dozen on Kickstarter, this campaign is getting a little popularity boost from the founders of Pebble, one of Kickstarter’s earliest darlings.

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Living with AirPods: Three months to change my mind

Living with AirPods: Three months to change my mind

Three months in, has the reality distortion field around the AirPods faded, or are Apple's Bluetooth headphones still my pick of iPhone accessories? They may have met with some ridicule when Apple revealed them, but the ongoing stock shortages would suggest that the mass market doesn't care: they want their AirPods, and they're willing to pay $159 for them. Having lived with them as my primary headphones for some time now, I can't say I disagree.

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ColorWare offers AirPods in Jet Black and 57 other colors

ColorWare offers AirPods in Jet Black and 57 other colors

If you love your Apple AirPods but hate their bland white color, ColorWare has some great news: it can now recolor them in Jet Black or any other of 58 total color options. The company has long customized gear with different colors, and Apple products are no exception. This time around, AirPod owners will be able to choose between glossy and metallic color options, which span the range from ‘Smoke White’ to ‘Abyss’ blue and more.

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Here’s how to update your AirPods

Here’s how to update your AirPods

Apple has pushed out a new update to AirPods, bringing them up to firmware version 3.5.1. Unlike the updates we frequently see with iPhones and iPads, this firmware update isn't accompanied by any kind of patch notes. That makes it fairly difficult to figure out what, exactly, is changing with this update.

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Tim Cook teases new Apple iPhone, smart home, more

Tim Cook teases new Apple iPhone, smart home, more

An exciting new iPhone, advanced wearables, and a seamless smart home: Tim Cook was light on specifics but not short on the big picture as he described Apple's year to come. Speaking on his company's financial results call, in the afterglow of a record-breaking quarter which saw iPhone sales beat expectations and Mac turn around its decline, Cook name-checked a number of areas Apple will focus on moving forward. Even for struggling sectors like tablets, the CEO is buoyant.

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Apple debuts AirPods ads highlighting Siri and pairing

Apple debuts AirPods ads highlighting Siri and pairing

You'll still be hard-pressed to find Apple's new AirPods in stores anywhere, ever after the holidays, but Cupertino has taken to rolling out a new series of television commercials for the wireless headphones, highlighting and promoting their key features. The ads, which began appearing on TV this weekend, feature the dancer Lil Buck using the AirPods as he walks down the street, making use of Siri and pairing them with an iPhone 7.

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AirPods may get stock boost as production ramps up

AirPods may get stock boost as production ramps up

Apple's wireless AirPods have proven to be one of the hottest items of the holiday season, as many of you iPhone 7 owners will already know. They went on sale back on December 13, and almost immediately, delivery estimates were pushed back beyond Christmas. Even now, Apple.com gives AirPods a shipping estimate of six weeks, and because of this, Apple supplier Inventec is looking to ramp up production.

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AirPods “a runaway success” says Cook but supplies still tight

AirPods “a runaway success” says Cook but supplies still tight

Apple's AirPods "are a runaway success" CEO Tim Cook says, promising that "we're making them as fast as we can" to keep up with demand. The entirely wireless earbuds, which hit shelves this month after unexpected delays, have proved to be this holiday season's hot item, with supplies getting snapped up in hours or less. Now, with online availability not guaranteed until well into 2017, questions are being asked whether Apple is making all that they can.

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Your AirPods now pause Spotify on macOS; new Touch Bar support

Your AirPods now pause Spotify on macOS; new Touch Bar support

Apple's sensor-packed AirPods have gained another talent, pausing Spotify on macOS, which is welcome news for those not devoted to Apple Music. The Spotify update embraces the auto-pause technology that, when you remove an AirPod from your ear, automatically stops the music you're listening to. When you put the AirPod back in - for instance, if you've finished whatever conversation you were having - it'll resume playback.

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4 ways Apple could make AirPods the best wireless earbuds

4 ways Apple could make AirPods the best wireless earbuds

Apple's AirPods are a wireless tour de force, streamlining the Bluetooth process in a way that no other accessory has done before, but there are still rough edges in everyday use. As I found in my full AirPods review, although the cable-free earbuds get the fundamentals right, you should still expect some frustrations along the way. Luckily, there are a few easy things Apple could do to fix that: read on for my big AirPods complaints, and how they could be addressed.

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