3 AirPods Tricks You Should Know
– Hey what's good guys? Welcome back to TechSmart for another video. This one was kind of inspired by my dad. He's a big AirPods guy. He kind of jumped on board a little late. You guys know, these have been out since the end of 2016. So coming up on just over two years now. And that means when everyone has them but you've obviously been subscribed and you've seen tons of videos on these. So in this video I'm gonna be showing you three tricks on AirPods you never knew existed. Roll the intro. (dramatic music) Hope the year's been really well for you guys and you have not lost your AirPods.
And if you have, welcome to the club. This is not even my own pair. I have lost 35 pairs to date, since December of 2016. So, rest in peace. And drop a link if you guys have AirPods. I'm jus trying to figure out who has them and who doesn't have them. – Sorry, I don't speak broke. – So in this video three tricks that you never knew about on AirPods. And two of them are basically, well, they're ear tips. And this is where things get spicy. My dad actually told me these worked.
And he knows what it means to make a TechSmart video. Keaton here, so I'm with my dad. So if it's not a hack, you guys know, my dad ain't coming back. So, you guys be the judge in the comments if you like what my dad kind of put in this video. And let's just get started. And before I show you guys, if you missed the $4 AirPods, how bad is it, basically where I compare a free pair you can get on Wish to the $170 pair. Well they're technically AirPods, right? If you guys missed that it's up there in the iCard or link down below. And links to everything in this video
Will be down below if you guys wanna pick them up. Basically all of these are really inexpensive. And kind of worth it. So the first one is, this is just crazy, my dad told me about these. They're ear tips that fit perfectly on the AirPods. And you're probably Keaton, you also have a pair that clearly don't fit on the AirPods. I mean you know there's a case on it. Just look at these, these hooks. That just, that's just doesn't work. And that's what I thought. But basically for $8. I don't know how much these go, links in the description. $8 you get four pairs.
So if you have four people in your house with AirPods, these come down to $2 each. So this is what's sweet. You take your regular AirPods that you have and then you basically need to spend five minutes trying to install these like ear tip parts. If that makes sense. It's like an ear, it's an ear hug. It's almost like a cozy dude. Like can we call it a cozy Ev? So that was pretty easy. Man the one that he had, well, nope, that's basically the one he had. They just kept coming off. They're really hard to install,
But once you get them, if you like them, or let's just say the AirPods keep falling out of your ears whether you're running, that was my dad's problem at the gym, so this fixed it for him. And they're fully compatible with the AirPods case. So you don't need to take these off. You basically set it and forget it. So the easiest way to get them on is start with the ear piece. And then just kind of pull back. And then just finesse there with your nails. So just like that they're both installed. And you have three other pairs left. So I'm sure one of the colors is you.
And when you put them in your ears it's nearly impossible to shake these things out. 100%. And that's kind of the other pair here too. If you guys didn't know about these, these fit perfectly in the AirPods case. No joke. It's a little difficult. But you can just slide the rubber around to get it perfectly. Does this work? These are your AirPods. I'm leaving these skins on your AirPods. Or the cozies. Cozies.
Boom. And if you don't like these, and you need something a little bit more substantial because you just got big honking ears, well you can now just rock and roll with the ear hooks. They're not perfect for an AirPods case. You'd really have to jam them in. And I don't necessarily like how loose they are. That's just weird. You really just gotta line them up perfectly. I mean who's got time to take them on and do that. I mean, it's not all that bad. But yeah, I mean, it holds the AirPods in. Virtually impossible to shake out. Not bad.
I mean you probably didn't know you could get cozies. And they also fit in your AirPods. I almost had it there. Ev, do you think the, the big fake ear pods work with these? No way. If your ear holes are just this big, I think there's something else there. And you might wanna get yourself checked out. But like, no, no joke. Like this works. Dude it doesn't fit. It barely fits. And it's cause the hook is going right up in there. Wow.
These things are huge. They'll fit with basically any ear pod, AirPod, or even fair pod. Fake AirPods. So the next trick I know for sure you had no idea about because it's actually on your iPhone and it's basically the craziest thing I could ever describe. It's a weird feeling for sure. And it's definitely weird to hear yourself talk. So that's a feature. There's an always listening feature where if you wanna cut all your music just throw these in so no one actually thinks you're listening to something.
And then you can still hear the outside world. That now exists. So how you do this is you go into settings. Go into control center. And this is actually how you add more widgets. If you wanna check some of these out. Here's what I'm rocking right now. And then basically you wanna go and add hearing. So it's got the ear. You can see it, it's blue. So when I swipe down, I have this little ear from my drop down. When I tap this, it pops up something interesting I have never seen before in the AirPods menu, until now.
And I'm sure you're saying this too. Let me know in the comments if you've honestly seen this before and why you didn't let me know on Twitter. Because that's how I had to find out. Just TechSmart. So check this out. Live listen. And now you can hear yourself. Yeah. It exists. You can become a spy. Or if there's a lot of people around you. You, they're not gonna talk to you. You look like you're on a meeting.
Talking with a big client. Just kidding. You're eavesdropping. That now exists. So that's just something else kind of cool that I really enjoy and I never knew existed on AirPods. And then really where things get super spicy is in the last trick. You guys might have heard, but Apple's working on AirPower. (laughing) Yeah, you probably have heard about it. It's basically maybe coming out. We don't even know. And that's talking from the guys that actually know.
That's how maybe this product is. So I know Apple watches the channel. Maybe bring it out because that would be cool. Because with AirPods the one limitation is you need to charge them with a lightening port and kind of in the future we're going to a world of wireless charging. So a wireless charging Apple case would be sweet, right? Your iPhone XS Max. Boom. You know this thing's expensive. Your new X10. Your new XS. Whatever you have, even if it's the iPhone X, those have wireless charging.
And if you kind of just wanna live a minimalist life, your AirPods should wirelessly charge too. Oh wait Ev, we did a video. It's right up there in the iCard. This is kind of like an older product, but for $40, it's not a bad solution. And you can see the lightening port right down there. So you just line up your AirPods. Make sure it connects. Just like that, you have your AirPods in a case so they stay protected. It's also silicone so you know when it's going in your pocket. And wow, just like that, the first pair of AirPods you bought,
Is the last pair you bought. Because you still have them. I knew I was in for it the minute I bought them Ev. I knew I'd be 10 pairs deep within a month. So this is what it looks like. And what's sweet is AirPods dock in perfectly. Oh you can even sneak one of the cozies in there too. And it's kind of one of those things that's hard to see but this wireless charger is plugged in. So boom. You can see my XS Max is charging. And then here's where the coil is. When the light turns on, that means something was recognized on the wireless charger. That's why I have this one for this type of stuff.
And you can see your pods are charging. So if you get a few of these, or you have a mat, like Air Power, that's why we need it, you then can just drop your phone, drop your AirPods. Really just grab your keys. And if your wallets on your phone, I mean, then you're just (dramatic music) a robot. You don't need to do anything else. And that's kind of when I realized these three tricks were perfect for you guys. So if you guys hear about anything else that's AirPods related, drop it below in the comments. And let me know on Twitter, it's just TechSmart.
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