Sir Apfelot Blog

13 May 2021
Replace AirPods battery

Changing the battery in the AirPods: a video guide and why changing the battery is not worthwhile ...

A few years ago I misplaced my AirPods (1st generation) around the house. After a few weeks I gave up looking and ordered the 2nd generation AirPods. When rummaging through a moving box, I am [...]
26 February 2021
Review: TaoTronics TT-BH080

In the test: TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80 (TT-BH080) - damn close to the AirPods

Finally no silicone in-ear plugs! I love my AirPods more than my AirPods Pro - precisely because I don't have to stick anything in my ear canal, I can just hang them in my ear. It works the same way [...]
29 December 2020
In the test: The Satechi Quatro Wireless Powerbank

In the test: Satechi Quatro Wireless Powerbank for Mac, AirPods, iPhone and Apple Watch

The Satechi Quatro Wireless Powerbank recently reached me from Satechi. An additional battery that has four different charging technologies and is therefore particularly versatile in practice. The power bank was given to me for free for the test [...]
16 December 2020
Buy AirPods Max on Amazon

AirPods Max: Premium Over Ears now also available on Amazon

I have to admit that I think it's very positive that Apple and Amazon have come closer together again at the end of 2018 (after long arguments) and that Apple products are available again on Amazon. This is positive for end customers [...]
24 February 2020

Gameboy protective covers for the AirPods charging case from Elago

The Apple AirPods are popular wireless Bluetooth headphones that bring their own charging case with them when you are on the go. This is where you can store the earplugs and charge their batteries. In order to protect the cargo gas from bumps and scratches, [...]
16 February 2020
Charging problem: AirPods 2 charging case defective?

AirPods 2 wireless: Case no longer charges - free exchange

With some things you only know how often you actually use them when you no longer have them. This is what happened with my AirPods 2, which I've always had in my pocket since buying it. You […]
4 October 2019

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 40, 2019

After the Day of German Unity, this year is one thing above all: Friday. The Sir Apfelot Wochenschau does not get a bridge day, so today I am presenting you with the latest Apple and tech news. In the following [...]
3 October 2019

[Update] One Switch Mac app: Practical functions with just a few clicks

Prevent the Mac from sleeping, switch between light and dark macOS mode and many other settings on the Apple computer can be made via the system settings. But clicking through there again and again is not a permanent [...]
12 April 2019

Cleaning AirPods: the best techniques and tools!

Both the "old" wired EarPods and the new wireless AirPods from Apple (here the test report) are not immune to dust, lint and other foreign bodies. The wearing in the ears does the rest of the necessity [...]
29 March 2019
Charging via Qi charging - nice to have, but not my favorite way.

In the test: Apple AirPods 2 - my experiences with the new version

I usually take a few days to weeks before I write a review, but with the AirPods 2 I wanted to keep my finger on the pulse. For this reason you can [...]