This Week in Ridiculous Prices: $159 Apple AirPods
Tacked onto the announcement of the already expensive $769 iPhone 7 Plus (base 32GB model), Apple announced a wireless version of the EarPods that may push your total cost over $1,000 (with tax) if you purchase the bundle.
Destined to get lost in your couch cushions within the first week, Apple AirPods offer a 5-hour battery life (when in use), Bluetooth pairing and touch controls.
More expensive than a 32GB Apple TV, the AirPods include sensors that automatically stop music if one falls out of your ear. Of course, there’s no ‘Find My AirPods’ functionality built-in when you inevitably lose one.
After the insanely priced headphones were announced today, the Twitterverse had lots of fun.
Here’s a sampling of the funniest tweets:
— Si (@Si_Bags) September 7, 2016
— mah ree nah (@marinarachael) September 7, 2016
The AirPods came a long way from that first prototype. pic.twitter.com/GbzLZ8Nwzr
— Kay Reindl (@KayReindl) September 7, 2016
— i am strikes (@iamstrikesmusic) September 7, 2016
— josh groban (@joshgroban) September 7, 2016
When you can’t find your AirPods anywhere pic.twitter.com/t6sUfLT1oA
— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) September 7, 2016