It can be tough to know what to buy for an awesome Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one. Sure, flowers are great, but they don’t last and not everyone loves flowers. Similarly, chocolate is a good call but it’s no use if your Valentine’s isn’t keen on sweets. Jewelry is always popular but what if you’ve already bought plenty of necklaces, rings, and bracelets in the past? That’s where a practical yet fun gift like Apple AirPods are a fantastic call. Classy and sure to be useful every day of the week, they’re a great gift for both him and her this Valentine’s Day. Let’s break down your options for purchasing.
The original Apple AirPods are still a great choice for anyone looking for good quality true wireless earbuds. It’s possible to buy Apple AirPods with a wired charging case, but for a gift, we strongly recommend the wireless charging case version. That’s because you can’t beat the convenience of being able to simply place the case on a charging pad and leave them to do their thing. It’s so much easier than digging out a charging cable every time.
When it comes to the design of the earbuds, they simply just work. They have a sleek design that takes seconds to set up, offering you a clear and reliable connection to your phone or other devices in no time. As our Apple AirPods review explains, they lack finer details like waterproofing and active noise cancellation but that’s a relatively minor issue for the majority of users. Having a gadget that simply works in seconds is sure to be appealing on the big day so you can both spend more time enjoying things than worrying about setting up technology.
Apple AirPods Pro — $200
If your gift purchasing budget is a little bigger, the Apple AirPods Pro are a great option. In our Apple AirPods Pro review, we had a lot to rave about here. We loved their clear and engaging sound, whether you’re listening to music or taking calls through them. The earbuds also offer Active Noise Cancellation which ensures you can lose yourself in your music no matter how noisy the world gets around you. However, if you need to listen out for anything, a Transparency mode gives you the ability to hear what’s going on around you, too.
Alongside that, adaptive EQ means that music is automatically tuned to the shape of your ear so that you get the best sound quality possible from them, plus a series of different silicone tips means a comfortable fit regardless of the size of your ears. The Apple AirPods Pro are also sweat and water-resistant so they’re good for many different forms of activity. For your loved one that’s active and also likes to listen to music and podcasts on the move, this is the ultimate gift idea.
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