For the AirPods entry of our best-wireless-earbuds story, I wrote that “teens, athletes, and tech experts love them, and for good reason: They’re portable, they sound good, they’re comfortable in the ear even after long listening sessions, and the setup process is basically seamless — just open up the AirPod case and your iPhone starts connecting.” I’ve tested dozens of wireless earbuds, and what makes AirPods such a unique joy is their simplicity. They’re especially easy for people who aren’t tech savvy. This particular model allows wireless charging, so if you own a Qi-certified wireless charger, all you have to do is place your AirPods on the stand or charging mat and you’re good to go. It’s a seamless and simple experience, and right now it can be yours for $160, which is 20 percent off the usual $199 price tag.
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