Apple will sell AirPods Pro on October 30 for $249


In what can only be termed an October surprise, Apple has quietly released the AirPods Pro, a set of $249 wireless earbuds that will sell for $249. The pods will ship in October.

Apple’s new “Pro” AirPods have active noise canceling and are completely waterproof. Plastic tips will mold to the shape of your ear and a built-in tuning system allows the system to tell you exactly what size tip to use and then how to model the sound to your particular ear shape.

Quoth Apple:

AirPods Pro are the only in-ear headphones with Active Noise Cancellation that continuously adapts to the geometry of your ear and the fit of the ear tips ? blocking out the world so you can focus on what you?re listening to.

The wee pods also support wireless charging and Siri and have a transparency model that turns off noise cancelling with a tap. Why all this makes the Pro is anyone’s guess but they certainly are pretty.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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