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Apple Announces New AirPods With Added Noise Cancelling Technology

Apple Announces New AirPods With Added Noise Cancelling Technology

Apple has unveiled a new upmarket version of their wireless AirPods headphones that come with extra noise cancellation technology.

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That means that you can walk down the street wearing your AirPods and they'll keep out a load of the sound from the outside world.

So, that makes these the perfect tool if - like many of us - you want to listen to music without it being constantly interrupted by the inane prattle and rattling breath of other people.

In fact, these new headphones, which were the subject of a surprise announcement earlier today, will come with a whole host of new features, as well as a new and improved (i.e. significantly higher) price tag.

Credit: Apple
Credit: Apple

AirPods came into existence in 2016 and, at the time, people were quick to take the mickey out of those who wear them.

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Well, they're not laughing now, are they?

Hell, even if they are, you won't be able to hear them because of the noise cancelling technology!

Take that, society at large.

Anyway, since they first emerged, they've improved to include wireless charging and this is just the next step.

In all seriousness, this new feature will be of massive importance to anyone who travels on trains, aeroplanes and/or busy roads on the regular.

No longer will you have to fork out for bulky over-ears with their specialist technology, now you'll be able to have the simplicity of wearing small, unobtrusive AirPods with added sound-blocking.

Credit: Apple
Credit: Apple

Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, said: "The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortable with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode,

"We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family."

So, as well as the technology to block out sound, they also have another mode called 'Transparency Mode' that allows you to actually hear more of your surroundings.

Why would you want that, I hear you ask?

Well, how about if you're waiting for a train to be announced, or jogging?

You want to keep listening to your podcast, but you still need to hear announcements or - for example - a bus.

As mentioned earlier on, they're going to be more expensive than the AirPods of today. In fact, they're going to set you back $249 when they hit stores in the USA on 30 October.

So far, there's no news about how much they'll cost in the UK, but $249 is around £190, so we can imagine they'll be about that.

Featured Image Credit: Apple

Topics: World News, Music, Interesting, Technology

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

 

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