i60 TWS Airpods 2022
It's been a long, I believe, since a single device caused a huge number of individuals to become Actively Mad as a result of its use. Using AirPods seems like the culmination of Apple eliminating the headphone jack and substituting it with something that, although somewhat superior in some ways, costs $159, requires charging every few hours, and is easily forgotten. Are you unable to afford them? As for dongles, I hope you like them. All of this is to imply that, despite the fact that many people have either welcomed or at the very least reluctantly adopted AirPods, there has been a reaction against them.
Whether counterfeit and knockoff AirPods reveal more about those who like or despise AirPods and Apple is debatable, but on a trip to Hong Kong and Shenzhen earlier this year, I saw counterfeit AirPods everywhere. In addition to the relatively upscale AirPlus ($45), which came in a box that looked exactly like an AirPods box and was being sold at what appeared to be legitimate electronics stores, there were AirPod knockoffs such as the i9WS ($20) and LK-TE8 ($20), which were being sold at pharmacies, kiosks, electronics markets, and street fairs, as well as actual counterfeit AirPods ($75), which were being sold in boxes that said "AirPods." When examined more closely, the text and photographs on these boxes seemed to be a bit hazy. In truth, these AirPods were not "Designed by Apple in California," as the company claims.
I purchased three separate sets of AirPods that were not authentic. Rather of trying them out myself, I handed them to Motherboard staff writer Caroline Haskins to use for a few weeks while she was on assignment. Caroline authored the article "AirPods Are a Tragedy" earlier this year, which takes an anthropological look at what AirPods are and represent. If regular AirPods are a sign of late capitalism, what precisely are counterfeit AirPods? What are the differences between the two?
Jason Koebler is a writer and entrepreneur.
The Fake AirPod has been introduced.
AirPods are instantly identifiable due to their bold design. This is beneficial to Apple since a bystander can determine that a person possesses AirPods and, more than likely, also owns at least one supporting Apple device, such as an iPhone, just by looking at them. People using AirPods are instantaneously transformed into walking billboards for the brand.
Additionally, this passerby will be aware that the earpods were purchased for around $160. Similarly to the Hollister and Abercrombie shirts that were trendy in 2004, AirPods are comparable to the iPod nano. People who wore these shirts weren't simply walking billboards for Hollister and Abercrombie; they were also walking advertising for themselves. They also gave the impression of being "cool kids" since they could afford to dress in clothing from a well-known brand.
The wonderful irony of counterfeit AirPods is that they are just $30, which is a fraction of the price of genuine AirPods. On the other hand, at first appearance, they seem to indicate affluence in the same manner as conventional Apple AirPods do.
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