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maique
maique

After a few weeks being bombarded with Apple news, and not watching a single event, I can say that I don’t need a new iPhone, but would love one. I need a new computer, but can’t afford one right now.

All I want, and need, is a pair of AirPod things! They would come handy.

Munish
Munish

@maique 👍🏽 AirPods on offer at the moment

helgeg
helgeg

@maique I was looking at the Airpod Pros earlier today. On the Apple site they are €279, but on Amazon (ES) they were €210. Still expensive, but quite a bit lower.

maique
maique

@helgeg Thanks! I'll look into it, just checked the Apple Store for Portugal, but that was the price I got.

maique
maique

@Munish Not around here 😔

AlanGMarz
AlanGMarz

@helgeg €210 is a good price. The Pros are much better than the standard AirPods and the sound reduction is fantastic, especially considering their size.

mariovillalobos
mariovillalobos

@maique I can vouch for the AirPods Pro. They’re an amazing piece of tech.

maique
maique

@mariovillalobos Thank you. I have a pair of very decent earpods (wired), and my beloved Marshall headphones (bluetooth, but huge). Both are less than perfect for our walks, now that tinyMovieStar is getting very good at yanking stuff that I'm wearing. AirPods seem like the perfect thing for this.

Munish
Munish

@maique keep an eye on Amazon

maique
maique

@Munish I will, yes. @helgeg just pointed out Amazon.es, and they have a very cool price at the moment.

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macgenie
macgenie

@maique I love my AirPod Pros, and could not imagine going back to either wired or the standard AirPods. However, like earrings, I could imagine that they are a magnet for baby hands.

maique
maique

@macgenie Thanks for the input. I would suspect the same, but the system I have now is not working great. The wired ones take forever to put on and disguise when I'm strapping her to my chest for our walks, I end up looking like a Secret Service agent, with wires going down the back, under the jacket, and I always have to leave one side hanging from my ear because I feel the need to have one ear free to listen to her and the street sounds. Second, I'm always getting the phone out of my pocket for a photo, and the wire makes it clunky. AIrPods seem like the solution for both of these nuisances: I can just put one in and be done with it.

macgenie
macgenie

@maique It sounds like you need them! The AirPod Pros have the transparency mode so you can hear your surroundings very well too.

ChuckJordan
ChuckJordan

@maique One more vote for the AirPod Pros here. I balked at the high price (and still do) but I love them. Noise cancellation is fantastic, and the integration with Apple devices is completely seamless. Unbelievably convenient.

maique
maique

@ChuckJordan @macgenie I’m sold, adding a pair to my Christmas list! I don’t need much else, so that’s settled 😊 Thank you so much for helping out.

dejus
dejus

@maique +2 on the AirPods Pro, speaking for myself and @jidabug. Also, switching between transparency and noise canceling is super easy, and works really well. Especially when doing homestead-y things, not having any wires getting in the way is really helpful. I wear mine all the time when doing rounds, projects, and housework.

maique
maique

@dejus Thank you! Another two votes in favor, and none against them 😊 I had no issues with wires, until now. And, just like that, I cannot stand them anymore. So much so that I am now listening to less music, and podcasts are also left unheard. I really need a pair of these!

helgeg
helgeg

@maique On browsing Amazons, I see that the Airpods are €195 in the German shop. The Spanish Amazon will not deliver the airpods to Portugal, but the German Amazon will.

maique
maique

@helgeg 🙏🏼 noted!

maique
maique

@helgeg Hopefully, when the time comes to get them, they’ll still have a discount. And I just remembered I could ask our cousin, maybe he’s flying to the US by then! That’s the easiest way to get goods from the States, but he has to have a flight scheduled for that time 😊 Or wait a bit longer 😔