This Week in Ridiculous Prices: $159 Apple AirPods

By on September 7, 2016


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.

airpods-casePriced at $159 (roughly $130 more than the new wired version with Lightning jack), the Apple AirPods offer the same sound quality as the wired option, but at more than five times the price!

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:

Are you purchasing the AirPods from Apple? Tell us why (or more likely why not) in the comments below.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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