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Twelve South AirFly connects AirPods to a Headphone Jack

Apple’s AirPods are widely convenient, but they’re not perfect. One of the major shortcomings of iPhone’s wireless headphones is the fact that they’re, well, wireless, and aren’t compatible with anything lacking Bluetooth. Twelve South, which has a reputation for making attractive, smart Apple peripherals, thinks it’s solved the problem with AirFly ($40).

Twelve South AirFly

The AirFly Bluetooth-broadcasting dongle allows your AirPods to be compatible with pretty much anything with a 3.5mm headphone jack. As you might expect, given its name, the AirFly was made for in-flight entertainment. Twelve South’s offering is sleek and slimmer than your the AirPod charging case, but a little longer. It’s charged through a micro-USB port, and connects your AirPods (or any other other wireless headphones or earbuds) to anything with a 3.5mm audio jack. The company adds that it’ll last for about eight hours of audio playback, which is longer than Apple’s wireless earbuds last.

Twelve South AirFly

The AirFly dongle essentially give you your favorite Bluetooth headphones the ability to work with older tech lacking wireless connectivity. It’s also great at the gym, where treadmill and other cardio machines equipped with 3.5mm audio jacks can now accommodate your wireless headphones with the AirFly. The device is lightweight enough to hang from the tensile strength of most headphone cables.

Twelve South AirFly

The biggest challenge might be remembering how to tether AirPods to something other than your iPhone. Fortunately, Twelve South provides a simple manual to ensure you’re linking your headphones properly. Also, you’ll have to re-sync AirPods to your phone once you’re done using them with the AirFly.

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David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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