From Jason Kottke:

AirPods. This is my favorite gadget in years, the first real VR/AR device that feels seamless … The freedom of wireless headphones feels similar to when I first used a laptop, wifi, and dockless bike share.

I cannot imagine how this is remotely true and Jason Kottke doesn’t elaborate.

I have a pair of AirPods. They are convenient but a regretted purchase. The device is not augmenting or virtualizing reality in any way. That is, until I take one Pod out of an ear and restart my music or podcast.

I used wireless headphones before the AirPods. They did what these do: play music; play podcasts; and do so without a wire (until charge-time).