Last year, Apple introduced the AirPods along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. After a long delay, the wireless earphones finally started shipping in late December. While the AirPods have received mixed reviews, in the beginning, most of them have been positive.
Black AirPods, Anyone?
But if you are one of those who likes to match your apparel with your gadgets, or just prefer black over white, there is good news for you. A company is offering a special treatment where it converts white AirPods into a pair of BlackPods.
Apple’s AirPods which are priced at $159 aren’t exactly cheap. But they’re quite the bargain when you consider the wireless earbuds options. If only they could come in a color to match your Black iPhone 7. Well, now they can, all thanks to a company called BlackPods.
Three Phase Approach
BlackPods apparently both the name of the company and the end product are same; will take your ordinary shiny white AirPods, and turn them to a three-phase approach that gives you a luxurious scratch-resistant finish. All this for a nominal fee of $99. Alternatively, you can buy the AirPods straight from BlackPods and get the BlackPods for $249, it sounds like $9 worth of savings. BlackPods are the perfect complement to any Black, Jet Black, or Space Gray iPhone.
Each pair of customized AirPods that are produced by BlackPods is hand-finished by a team of skilled artisans in Brooklyn, New York. Whether you purchase them through the company or send yours in. Each pair of AirPods is then subjected to a rigorous visual and quality inspection. Your AirPods are then carefully packaged and shipped to you. Typically, the process takes about 3 days to complete, it doesn’t include the shipping time.
It is said at the time it was because the switch from black to white initially resulted in unforeseen issues with the device’s sensors. AirPods are equipped with sensors to detect whether the device is placed in an ear, and there are tap controls, too. It’s unlikely sensors would suffer just because of a color change, but it’s something to keep in mind.
You can easily and quickly access Siri using AirPods by a double tap. It has a one-tap setup for all Apple devices. The AirPods are compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 10 or above. The AirPods are also compatible with Apple Watch models with the watchOS 3 and MacOS Sierra updated Mac models.
BlackPods Limited to a Few Countries
Considering there are limited pieces available, you can’t order the BlackPods right away as there is a waiting list. On the other hand, Apple is also taking its time to ship the AirPods because the shipping period is about 6 weeks if you order one today. The AirPods are limited only to a few countries and if you have been looking for a pair in your country, you will have to visit an authorized Apple store and book one. Prices at $159.00, the AirPods can currently be purchased from Apple’s online store with free shipping.