For some time now, we have been waiting for an update to the Apple AirPods, those clever little wireless headphones that we all went for bananas for a few years ago. Whether or not Apple plans to come out with a new version (which seems likely), it’s hard to believe it has been two years since Apple first started shipping them.
When I’m wearing my lawyer hat, I spend a lot of time on the phone. The AirPods were a game changer for me in that regard. They sound great. They fit in my pocket. They can be used in both ears or just one ear. I often keep one in my right ear for hours at a time as I’m fielding calls with clients and other lawyers.
It was that right ear thing that got me in trouble. A few months ago, the right AirPod went fritz on me. The microphone stopped working, and it couldn’t hold a charge any longer. I took it into the Apple Store, and they declared it dead. Unfortunately, I was out of warranty and $60 later I had a new right ear AirPod. While it was no fun paying to replace the dead AirPod, there was no question in my mind that I would do it.
After two years, I continue to use the AirPods every day. Going forward, I’m going to try and make a point of splitting single AirPod use between both ears.