AirPods are going to great for podcasters

I’ve been using the great sounding AirPods, Apple’s new wireless earphones, for the last 24 hours.¬†With no controls other than Siri, you’re destined to double tap either AirPod to ask to skip tracks or change the volume – things previously possible with the in-line remote.

For podcasters Рless people will be bothered to skip ads.

Having to tap and talk to skip a one minute ad really isn’t worth it, it takes around 15 seconds to complete a¬†Siri¬†command if you get the double tap right.¬†Siri isn’t ready as instantaneously on the phone (which is listening even before you speak), you need to wait for the Siri ba-dunk¬†before the mics on the AirPods activate.

For those worrying about volume, it’s easy enough to squeeze the up / down buttons on the iPhone through your pocket. If it’s not in your pocket – it’s a faff.

p.s. they really don’t fall out.

p.p.s. I generally only skip podcast ads when it’s from a sponsor I’m already familiar with.