The ear bud status quo

  • Cons
    • Persistently tangled ear bud wires
    • Wires catching on things while walking
  • Pros
    • No battery life issue
    • Nothing additional to charge
    • Cheap (they’re in every drawer of your home by now)

The wireless AirPod future

  • Cons
    • Another wire on the night stand (another battery to charge)
    • No music when the battery dies
    • Additional pairing step for use with Mac, iPad, etc.
    • Easier to drop and lose
    • More expensive to buy/replace
  • Pros
    • Fewer tangled wire issues
    • Only plug in a wire once per day instead of throughout day
    • More practical to use in a car (but why?)

Conclusion: This is going to take some courage.