Released in December 2016 by Apple, AirPods are wireless versions of the Apple earbuds that come in the box with iPhones. Unlike other wireless earbuds at the time, the AirPods have no wires between them. The AirPods come with a carrying case, which also has a battery to charge them on the go. Without the case, AirPods can last for about 5 hours on a charge. The case can hold up to 24 hours of battery life.
In 2019, a second generation of AirPods were released, adding additional Bluetooth range, and Qi-based wireless charging.
AirPods are intended to be used with iOS and macOS devices. However, they can connect to any Bluetooth enabled device.