Apple hasn’t done much in the way of redefining and revolutionizing markets under Tim Cook’s reign and it did under co-founder Steve Jobs’ second coming. There’s, uh, Watch; great device, but just an accessory to iPhone.
Then there’s the highly touted and acclaimed AirPods; again, an accessory to iPhone. Cook seems to be the king of iPhone accessories. AirPods are pricey at $159, but comparable quality wireless earbuds can be more expensive, and Apple’s seem to have more than a few features competitors do not.
So, I was surprised to read that AirPods, the best selling wireless ear buds since they launched almost two years ago, had a solid competitor.
These $29 Alternatives to Apple AirPods Were the Shocking Hit of 2018
No, they were not the shocking hit of 2018. Or, if they were, it was shocking that they didn’t outsell Apple’s AirPods and probably not anyone else’s wireless ear buds.
Apple’s AirPods retail for $159, which is pretty steep for most households. But luckily there are plenty of other options available on the market today. One of the most popular alternatives to Apple’s AirPods are the incredibly affordable Air Buds from Nevatech.
Wrong again. Not one of the wireless ear bud makers publicizes how many of their wares they sell, but all the basic research says AirPods are #1. That must mean all the others are #2. Draw your own conclusion.
A $29 pair of wireless ear buds can be compared to Apple’s AirPods, but only because both project sound into your ears. And they use electricity. We’re talking Kia Rio to Lexus here, folks.
Costing only between $20 and $30 (depending on the vendor) these Air Buds work very similarly to Apple AirPods. While they won’t provide the same audio-quality or robust connectivity options as AirPods, they are truly wireless, rechargeable, and offer futuristic tech inside a small and ridiculously affordable package.
Wrong again. Similarly? Electricity. And sound. And size. After that, they are not the same but you wouldn’t know that from the headline or paragraphs praising the $29 so-called knockoffs.
Wait. My bad. Way down at the end of the article is exactly what should have been at the top of the so-called article. Facts.
If there is anything we need to know about living in a capitalist society, it’s this.
Everyone is out to get your money.
Scroll down the headlines of BoyGeniusReport and you will see they specialize– not in insightful and analytical reviews of techno-gadgetry– but in selling products.
Can you believe that you can buy 6 pairs of Air Buds for the price of Apple’s AirPods? That’s one pair of Air Buds for each of your immediate family members!
Yes. But they are not AirPods.
We could buy six Kia Rios for the price of a Lexus LS and while both get you from point A to point B, one does it better than the other. Beware the hype.