In case you haven’t heard, Apple is delaying the launch of their wireless AirPods. In the meantime, here are some perfectly good picks for Bluetooth wireless earbuds that will make a great companion for an iPhone 7 or really any smartphone.
Sol Republic Relays Sport Wireless, $80
These are geared towards working out, but you can use them every day. I like the rubber around the buds that helps hold them in your ears. What I don’t like is the dual bulkiness on both sides – there is a controller and a battery. These are sweat proof and give you an hour of music with just a 10 minute charge.
PureGear PureBoom Wireless Earbuds, $90
These earbuds have a neat feature – magnets on the back! Join them together and the earbuds automatically turn off. This is a big deal – it makes life easier and also means that your battery won’t drain when you forget to turn them off. You can pair the PureBoom earbuds with 2 devices at once. Plus, you can use the button on them to activate Siri or Google Now. They’re also sweat resistant!
JLab Audio, Epic2 Bluetooth Sport Earbuds, $100
These are my favorites out of the bunch. They’re simple, lightweight, always stayed in my ears, and I hardly ever had to charge them. The only downside is that they don’t look as premium as their $100 dollar price tag. Other than that, I ran a lot with these. They are a great pair of everyday wireless headphones that also make great workout headphones since they’re sweat and splash proof too!
Since they are my favorites, I asked JLab if they could set up a coupon code so you can save some $$$ on them. Enter code KTLARICH at checkout on Amazon and you’ll save $20!
Samsung Gear IconX, $200
Consider these if you really want that AirPod experience. They are geared towards Android phones but I found they also work with iPhone as well. They are super minimalistic, which might be somewhat of a problem. For some reason, they always seemed to have a dead battery whenever I wanted to use them!
If you do remember to charge these, you get a bunch of neat features if you use them with an Android device – they have a built in heart rate monitor, store music and even track your fitness activity!